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Survivor: Cook Islands- Survivor Live, Episode 7Page 2
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Dalton comments on the last part of the clip, where J.P. is commiserating with Stephannie, telling her he is going to miss her. In the background, it’s all Rebecca can do not to laugh out loud. Dalton imagines J.P. watching his boot episode at home and how happy he must have been not to see that scene… only to have it turn up on the recap episode.
Jenna comments that on the recap show, Stephannie had two clips that were quite different. First was her uplifting singing, and then suddenly she was a falling-down drunk. You see, deep down inside, TV film editors are much crueler than recappers!
The second segment begins with the news that Jenna won’t be here next week. She is supporting one of her ventures, the annual Model Challenge USA National Finals. You can find out more here. She promises this will be her only missed episode of the season and adds, “So, for all you haters, I’m sorry.” I know your haters, Jenna – they write to me, too!
The hosts now review each player in alphabetical order, commenting on their game play to date and their prospects for the future. It’s OK, this is all spoiler-free.
Adam is first. Dalton says Adam didn’t want to make a shelter and Jenna interjects, “He’s kind of a meanie.” Dalton pours her an invisible glass of Hatorade, which she mock-drinks. Ha! Jenna wonders if it’s a “man testosterone thing” and he’s showing off for Parvati. She thinks he’s a strong player in the game and a strong force, but his attitude may get the best of him. Dalton reveals to us that Adam developed tonsillitis right before the game and could barely swallow.
Dalton says Becky has an alliance with Yul and she is a smart player. Jenna thinks she’ll be gone soon, and that the hidden idol will be forced out into the open soon. She thinks Yul and Becky aren’t trying to bond with the others. Dalton thinks Becky is allied with Jonathan, Candice, and maybe Flica. He calls it “a strong four-and-a-half alliance.” Jenna sees Yul and Jonathan as the base of the alliance, rather than Becky.
Initially, Dalton felt Brad would not do well in the game. Dalton says, “I thought his mouth would get him into trouble and he seemed opinionated.” Now, he thinks Brad’s playing pretty well. Jenna is indifferent about Brad because we haven’t seen much of him yet. I can add that one worrisome thing for Brad is that he was out of the loop on the last vote, and that’s never a good sign.
The next caller is Jerry from California. He thinks Brad is a dark horse who may do well after the merge, saying he is polite, strong, cooperative, and ruffles no feathers. He waits to see if Brad and Yul work together after the merge. Dalton calls Brad strong, strategic, and smart, yet also points out that Brad does well in many areas without sticking out by excelling at any one particular area. Jenna says that in her season she talked a lot about others in her confessionals, but not so much around camp.
Dalton feels Candice was playing well but made a bad move sending too-obvious messages to Adam at the last Tribal Council. Jenna wonders if she’s smarter than she’s acting, or perhaps Survivor just isn’t her game. Jenna feels the White tribe needs to be cut down in size and jokingly adds, “Kill Whitey!”
Quiet Jenny comes next. The one thing we know about her so far is that she drew a shooting gun on her vote against officer Cristina. Dalton hopes this isn’t the act she ends up being known for in this game. Jenna doubts Jenny will admit to being rude on purpose, if that’s in fact the truth. Grudgingly, Dalton is still willing to give Jenny the benefit of the doubt.
“Flica is out,” pronounces Jenna. Jenna says that she’s kind of annoying, she lost the chickens, and no one really respects her. Jenna adds that although she is good in the challenges, they can do without her. Dalton sees her as the fourth-and-a-half member of the majority alliance, and it could carry her to an early-jury finish. I rather doubt Flica’s in the primary alliance any more because she was also out of the loop in that last vote.
Both hosts seem to feel that Flica’s love and peace/here for the experience approach to the game means that when the need arises, she may not be cutthroat enough. We’ll see; most roller-girls don’t seem very shy. However, I just don’t see evidence that she has the gameplay skills. As she’s currently on the outside of the main alliance, those skills may be tested soon.
Jeff from NYC doesn’t see the logic of following a double-boot episode with a recap. Good point. He wonders if Candice didn’t want to go boating with Ozzy and the others because of her bad boating experience with Adam. Dalton spills it that this boating incident with Adam occurred on day two. Dalton likes caller Jeff’s theory and he also wins a buff. The buffs are lime green, by the way.
Jenna says Candice only seems to hang out with those in her alliance. Dalton says she is nice, cute, and smart but doesn’t “put herself out there.” As we’ve already covered Candice, Dalton gets us back on track with the next player.
That next player is Jonathan. Both see him as a good player, smart and physical, but one who is a little too obvious and aggressive. Jenna likes it that he knows that game and came ready to play the game to win. Dalton calls him “super-competitive.” That may even be more evident this season, where so many recruited players are just along for “the experience.” Dalton also feels that Jonathan speaks his mind a little too readily, and even before the game started, “people were getting a bad vibe with him.” Jenna thinks he can’t make it to the end. Although I’m not expecting it to happen, I could see him being dragged to the end as an easily-beatable finalist.<--Previous 1 2 3 4 Next-->
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