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Survivor: Cook Islands- Survivor Live, Episode 7by Brian Towers -- 11/08/2006
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It’s time for the eighth episode of the season of Survivor Live, CBS’s Internet interview show that features the most recently eliminated contestant from the previous night’s Survivor: Cook Islands episode. The show is usually co-hosted by Dalton Ross of Entertainment Weekly and Survivor: Amazon winner Jenna Morasca. This week, Jenna is away and Dalton shares the stage with guest-host Terry Deitz, from Survivor: Exile Island. This week’s guest is roller-gal Jessica Smith, also known as “Flica Flame.”
But first, my trivia question. Since Jessica was voted out primarily by her nickname of Flica, one is reminded of an earlier time when this did not play out so smoothly. In fact, Jeff Probst was unsure for whom the vote was cast. For the only time in Survivor history, a player had to verbally announce how they had voted at Tribal Council. Who cast that ill-fated (or, ill-conceived) vote, and for who? As usual, the answer will be near the bottom of this article.
The show begins with Dalton welcoming Terry to the show. When asked what he’s been doing, Terry tells us he appeared in a show called Fourteen Modern Marvels for the History Channel. He’s been involved with a fundraiser for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
Taking a short trip back to Survivor: Exile Island, Dalton asks Terry about the challenge he finally lost. Terry reminds us he’s a surfer and initially, he was sure this challenge was right up his alley. I remember Ms. Wigglesworth echoing similar sentiments on the initial season about a rowing event, and that didn’t work out quite as expected either.
Terry says his thoughts as he entered the water were, “There goes my million dollars!” But he’s proud of how things played out and doesn’t have regrets.
Returning to the current season, Dalton asks Terry if there’s a dominating performer this season like he was. He thinks Ozzy and Yul could dominate and adds that Parvati and Candice are very athletic. However, he also feels the challenges do not require as much athleticism as on his season.
Attention turns to Flica, now with bright purple-red-pink hair and a great big smile. She actually looks much cuter after getting cleaned up. The hair is tied into two side tails like it was in the second challenge last night, and blue and golden bits of material are also incorporated in there. Have a look at the picture that accompanies this article for a visual.
Dalton says that most of the season it seemed as though Flica was just here for the experience. Last night, she seemed to be working harder in the game. Flica speaks to a slightly different point as she admits she saw the merge as a second chance and relates that the original tribe never let her forget the chicken incident. Her explanation is that she never knew they were under the crate.
Flica says things didn’t sit well between her and Jonathan. “I was talked down to all the time. It was like creepy-old-man syndrome to me.” She calls him two-faced and says he claimed she was in his back pocket and that he could make her do what he wanted. Dalton explains to her that Jonathan plays hard and obvious.
Flica says she didn’t feel comfortable sleeping next to Candice and Adam, and then Parvati was trying to get in on it. Meanwhile, she was next to Jonathan and then ended up sleeping separately a lot. She confirms for Dalton that Jonathan was not her cuddle buddy and says he made her feel uncomfortable. That doesn’t get detailed. She made sure that when she did sleep with the pack, she was sleeping on the other side from Jonathan.
At the merge, Flica hoped she would end up on the other team with “the hunky guys.”
Our first caller is young Allie from Kansas City. She’s not playing hooky, there are teacher conferences today. She wants to know why the gals didn’t align and vote Jonathan off. Flica felt the girls “were boring” and almost never left camp or tried to make camp better. She says it was frustrating for her.
Dalton brings up the boat ride to the Raro camp. He notes that five chose not to go and asks if they were lazy, or strategically just not wanting to associate with them. She didn’t think of that angle, she just thought the idea seemed like fun. She insists there was no alliance among the three. She adds that she only thought about voting when a Tribal Council came up. Yes, that’s what she said!
Terry asks if anyone on Aitu seemed happy to see them. Flica says it was friendlier than how it played in TV and adds that Cao Boi was not doing all the talking. Dalton tries to prompt Terry into saying he wouldn’t have wanted the other tribe to visit. He doesn’t bite and responds, “You never know what you can glean.”
Flica says they didn’t know it was the other tribe’s island. They thought it was the old Puka island, where they knew they could get bananas, mangos and cocoanuts. She reveals that they were told they couldn’t go to other islands, but this one was okay. “Ah, you were set up!” exclaims Dalton.
The clip of Candice comparing the potential boot candidates is run. At this point it does seem like Jonathan is the one going home, but Sundra’s comment about Flica, “She’s like a mosquito that won’t die,” that’s pretty telling.
Dalton wonders where Yul’s glasses came from. Flica thinks he lost his contacts, but she’s not positive.
Dalton asks how much of her game was strategy and how much was “just trying to save her ass.” Flica says she wanted Jonathan out for a long time but others wanted Princess Becky out. Dalton asks Terry who he thought was going home. He says first Ozzy, then Jonathan. Terry adds that perhaps everyone doesn’t feel as strongly as Flica, but even in his own alliance Jonathan isn’t trusted.
Dalton says he isn’t seeing this creepy vibe. Flica says Yul may want Jonathan around because of his strength. She sees Ozzy as more valuable because of the food her provides. She adds that he’s a kind person. She admits to being surprised that Ozzy threw a challenge earlier in the season. Terry sees that as “his only wrong move so far” and knows that the food Ozzy is bringing in is critical to the tribe.1 2 3 Next-->
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