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Survivor: Exile Island – Survivor Live Recap, Episode 11by Brian Towers -- 05/01/2006
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Let’s begin, as usual, with a trivia question. This week, the question is: Who has been voted against more times than any other Survivor? As usual, the answer will be near the bottom of this article.
Courtney looks about the same as we remember her from day one. Dalton starts things off by stating that Courtney made it to this show a little sooner than she expected. Courtney says she made her alliances, but they stabbed her in the back. Dalton lauds the “great move” Cirie made this week. At RealityNewsOnline we call it, “The Triple Play.”
Courtney is less convinced it was a great move and thinks Aras ought to have been the target, plus she was willing to be an ally with Cirie. Dalton backs off a little, saying he likes the way Cirie pulled it off. Jenna also appreciated that Cirie was able to keep it quiet so no one saw it coming.
Jenna is still a fan of Aras but admits she’s not as impressed with him as she was, because he never seems to stand out in the challenges. Courtney thinks his potential as a challenge winner may be an image he projected that might not be true.
Jenna has her weekly rant about Terry. Dalton wonders if they need a special graphic for her Terry rant of the week. I’m in favor of it if we can limit her to one anti-Terry rant a week. This week, it’s about Terry wanting to take the strongest player to the final two instead of the weakest.
Courtney says she had a similar problem to Terry, but she wanted to take Danielle with her. Now, she wishes she went along with Terry’s idea, or at least pretended to. Jenna says she thought Courtney could have had that kind of strategic talk with Danielle without it being taken a wrong way. Courtney agrees, likening their bond to Jenna’s with Heidi. Courtney says she was going to stand by Danielle, not vote her out.
Dalton suggests Terry should tone down his celebrations a little. I dunno, he has no friends in the game and that’s all the satisfaction he gets every three days. Also, it seems to be having the desired effect of demoralizing his opponents.
Laurie from NC wonders why Shane didn’t get voted out back when he wanted to quit. Courtney says the alliance had just been established and she felt safe in it. At the beginning she liked Shane. That changed, perhaps about the time he said he would hunt her down in her apartment. Jenna reminds us of Shawna from her season, who wanted to quit but was kept around until they didn’t need her vote. This was a similar situation; they needed Shane’s vote.
Like we’ve said before, it might have been an alliance of strange folks, but it got them all into the endgame and that’s all that really matters.
When Courtney first saw her tribe she thought they were “a really cool posse,” but destined to be annihilated. That’s what we thought, too.
Gail from Long Island wonders if Courtney thinks she was portrayed fairly. She thinks her more dramatic moments were highlighted, and the good times the tribe had together were left out. Jenna reminds her, that doesn’t make such good TV. Courtney concludes that she didn’t like her edit, but she knows who she is and if people think otherwise about her, she doesn’t care. Somehow Jenna turns this into another Terry rant, so let’s skip ahead.
Dalton has the clip run of Cirie’ Triple Play. It really was well executed, as all the outsiders were completely surprised at tribal council. Courtney says Danielle was avoiding her that day so she should have known that something was afoot. Courtney thinks Danielle saw her as a threat to flip to Terry’s side.
Courtney says she’s over it now, but I’m not so sure. The look on her face when the clip ended was a grimace of annoyance.
Courtney admits it was interesting watching Cirie grow from someone who never camped to someone who go used to being outside. However, her opinion is tempered now that she’s seen Cirie’s unflattering behind-the-scenes comments, and Cirie laughing at Courtney’s embarrassment in the reward challenge last week.
On Survivor: Insider there was also a clip of Cirie throwing a towel in Courtney’s face at night, and they sniped at each other. Courtney comments how it’s funny how the littlest thing in the world gets magnified a thousand times on the island.
Mark from Washington asks about Courtney’s pre-game expectations, and if they changed as the game went on. Courtney thought she was well equipped for the game, and as it played out she thought she would be in the final two. She surmises she may have looked too far ahead. She says she tries not to have expectations in life.
Dalton introduces the “Time Capsule” feature. Essentially, contestants recorded a message to themselves two days before the show started and it’s played back now. Courtney calls herself a millionaire and laughs. Courtney hoped she was just herself, kept it real, and “that you’re loved and you can love.” Back live, Courtney moans over what she had said.
Segment two begins with Courtney’s “Open Letter,” introduced by Jenna for a change. In this feature the castoff is given the opportunity to rant against someone or something that the hosts figure ticked them off during the show. Courtney’s letter is to Cirie.
Oh Cirie, baby doll!
You know, I was there for you
I think it was a mistake,
Yeah, it’s bummin’, man!
But, I guess you had to do what you had to do
You’ve come a long way from being afraid of leaves
What’s up with that? It’s called “Outplay.”1 2 3 Next-->
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