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Survivor: Exile Island – Survivor Live Recap, Episode 13by Brian Towers -- 05/13/2006
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Once again it’s time for an episode of Survivor Live, CBS’s Internet interview show that usually features the most recently eliminated contestant from Survivor: Exile Island and is hosted by Dalton Ross of Entertainment Weekly and Survivor: Amazon winner Jenna Morasca. This week there was no eliminated player; so back for another visit is the noted poser, The Bob Dawg, Bobby Mason. Umm… not “poser” like Courtney, “poser” like Mr. America, got it?
Our trivia question this week is prompted by something Jenna said today. She mentioned it was unusual to have a reward challenge at final four time. She’s right. I’m asking if you can remember when this has happened before. As usual, the answer is near the bottom of this article.
Discussion will center on the remaining four players. The hosts start things off saying they disliked the “continued” aspect of the episode, but outside of that, it was a good show for them. Dalton introduces Bob, who responds with a pose. Bob is really looking good.
Jenna notes that Terry got a more negative edit last night. Asked if Terry was being a poor sport, Bob says he personally doesn’t lose often enough to be any better himself. Bob was surprised the way Terry was shown.
The clip is run of the reward challenge. Jenna liked it that Aras apologized, but I note Terry had to pull him aside and demand it. I don’t think Terry’s calm questioning of Jeff about the rules was out of line at all.
Bob says that Terry is a good sport. In the wrestling challenge Bob was accidentally choked by Terry, and when Bob pointed it out, Terry quickly released him.
Dalton tells us viewers that it’s open questions today; any topic is welcome.
Leonard from Canada is the first caller today. He wonders why Terry didn’t pass the hidden immunity idol to Danielle. All agree that he wasn’t in a position where he could trust her not to tell the others on him and end up ousted himself. They remind us that the hidden immunity idol cannot be passed at tribal council; it must be done earlier.
Mark from Washington didn’t like Terry initially when he backstabbed Dan, but learned to appreciate him. He wonders if was necessary for Terry’s wife to lie to Shane about the hidden idol. The hosts figure it was pretty much useless.
Jenna puts Terry’s behavior last night down to frustration and annoyance.
Dalton turns conversation to Terry. Dalton asks if Terry has done enough socially to win the game. As he watched the show Bob initially wondered if Terry manufactured the argument with Cirie to get to final two, by looking “easily beatable.” After it went on and on, he doubted Terry has that kind of game. He further doubts one-dimensional Terry can beat anyone still in the game. Dalton reiterates that several previous Casayas have said nice things about Terry. Jenna agrees, but notes that they’ve had time to chill out over the several months since the game and maybe feel differently now.
Bob says that Terry’s physical dominance is unprecedented, and he has earned the respect of some Casaya members. Bob also notes that most of Casaya don’t really like each other all that much. He adds that Danielle isn’t as well liked and maybe something could go wrong for her if she ends up in the final pair.
The hosts mention that the type of jury can be very important – it depends whether you get a hostile, bitter, and emotional jury like in All-Stars, or one who can admire those who outplayed them. Jenna says her jury was more socially oriented and accepted that you may have to do bad things to win.
Dalton asks Jenna if it bothers her that Rob Cesternino is known as “the best player never to win.” She says a lot of great players come in third, and we’ll probably see that again. Dalton asks how she would have done against Rob in the final two. She and Rob have discussed it, she thinks he would have won in a close vote, but they can’t be sure how Deena would have voted.
Jim in Florida wonders how Bob would have done against Terry in individual challenges. Bob says no one beats him four times, “Even if it’s baking gingerbread houses.” Bob admits that although he’s strong, he’s not as agile as Terry.
A brief clip of Bob chopping the big fish is run. Bob jokes that Danielle and Courtney were having “OJ flashbacks.”
After the first break, discussion shifts from Terry to Aras. Jenna has become a big Aras fan in the last couple of weeks. Bob reminds us he was with Aras from day one. Bob says he played cocoanut baseball but did not partake in the yoga hand jive.
Bob thinks Aras is almost unbeatable in any final two, he’s athletic, a hard worker and well liked. He respects Aras and calls him the most versatile and best all-around player left, adding that he hasn’t done anything glaringly wrong.
Jenna thinks Aras might take that best-player-third spot. Dalton recalls when Shane wanted to quit and Aras didn’t let him, he dumped on Aras for it. Now he gives props to Aras for making that play to keep their numbers up.
Bob reminds us that Aras had the benefit of playing a lot of the game without being in danger and wasn’t really tested. The hosts note that if Terry had ever lost immunity, Aras was in trouble.
Jenna is hoping for a close vote on Sunday instead of the one-sided affairs of the last couple of seasons because it would be a fitting capper to a great season.
Jeremy in Chicago has two questions. He wonders if the “exile” concept was good; and will it be used again? Dalton thinks it worked well, Jenna says just “all right.” Both hosts doubt we’ll see it again. The second question was whom might Cirie beat in the finale? Jenna says Terry, I add Danielle. Bob isn’t sure Cirie beats Terry, and if he had a vote he would be voting for Terry. They are exact opposites in that Cirie has no physical game and Terry has no social game.
Jenna thinks Cirie will answer jury questions better. The jury likes humble answers and thinks Terry may be too defensive, and not cede power to them. Dalton says Probst doesn’t like to see people all groveling and apologetic to the jury, they should be honest and ask that their game play be respected.
Dalton asks Bob if he’d like to have been on the jury. Yup. Bob says his question might have been self-serving, such as, “Who’s the mightiest of them all?” More serious, he says Cirie is the feel-good story of the season. Between Terry-Aras, he’d have taken the chance to get even and not voted Aras. However, either would be a deserving winner in his eyes.1 2 Next-->
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