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Survivor: Panama - Who Will Go in Episode 11?by Wesley Rice -- 04/27/2006
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I can’t help but love this week in Survivor, because I’m inevitably reminded that this one goes to 11. And as I ponder over how that might possibly be relevant, I would like to remind everybody that I have now correctly picked the booted Survivor three weeks in a row, a rarity in this day and age (though I will admit that I just got lucky with the last one). Let’s hope that luck continues, however, as we’ve arrived in the midst of a difficult stretch of prognostication.
I’m currently sitting here listening to a Harry Potter book on tape. Ironically, it’s at the part where Harry and his friends are sitting in divination (i.e. fortune-telling), so I feel rather inspired now to give each of the remaining players their fortunes.
Aras: Your friends will begin conspiring against you. This will have you worried. However, fortunately for you, the sane among your friends will end up forming a coalition with you to protect your from the insane. You should go far in life and in this game.
Cirie: You will find yourself giggling a lot over the next week or so. This will be due to the rather foolish antics of a pair on your tribe. Try as you might, you just won’t be able to contain it. However, you are secure enough in your alliance that a few minor nutcases won’t break it. You will lobby to keep around the scarier of those two nutcases based on a promise you made on your children not to vote him off.
Courtney: You will continue to whine about being voted the whiniest person on your tribe. Eventually, however, you will give up on this. You will retreat to Bruce’s rock garden and proceed to enter into a meditative trance. During that meditation you will encounter a village of Ewoks where you will party and fire-dance long into the night.
Danielle: You will continue to distance yourself from the nutcases in your tribe, instead forming a tight final three alliance of Aras and Cirie. You will reject Terry’s continued overtures to join his minority alliance.
Shane: You will continue to descend into a deep insanity of which even Courtney is not capable. You will think that a piece of wood is a Blackberry multimedia communications device and start talking to your imaginary friends on it. They will tell you that irrational outbursts will make you popular with your tribe. They will also explain to you that the best way to secure your alliances is to threaten their lives and the lives of their families. Finally, they will teach you their secret code word – redrum!
Terry: You will enter a state of intense competition. You will win a lot. Then you’ll stop winning.
I’m fairly certain that this week will see the spoken formation of the Aras/Cirie/Danielle triumvirate. If Terry wasn’t so single-minded and Courtney and Shane weren’t so loopy, they would see this and band together in response. They won’t, though, and Terry will continue in the game due to either an immunity win or fear of his idol.
Shane will be granted a temporary reprieve due to Cirie’s aforementioned promise on her children. She’ll lobby to keep the moody fellow for the final four if possible. Courtney, however, won’t be so fortunate. As evidenced by the politics game played the previous week, Courtney is emerging as both an outsider on her tribe and a general nuisance to everybody else. With Terry immune, I believe this is the week that they’ll turn on Courtney as the first victim of the deconstruction of the Casaya tribe.
This week my daughter quickly chose her boot pick. After the Magic Blankie released her possible choices, she picked up the name nearest her and handed it directly to me. And this week she chose... Courtney! Hey! We’re in agreement for the first time this season. Now that’s a reason to celebrate! Can I hear a Yub Yub?
Brief summary. For once my daughter and I are in agreement. Courtney will fray the last possible nerve on her tribe and be voted off the island, sent as a sacrifice to the local golden droid.
Wesley is a writer and English teacher from Tulsa, OK. He prefers the original Ewok tribal celebration music to the retconned universal celebration music now found at the end of Episode VI. He can be reached with questions, comments, or snide remarks at email@example.com .
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