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Mahaloth
04-27-2011, 07:53 PM
"What's that thing that Jack Nicholson said to Tom Cruise. You can't stand the truth! You can't stand the truth!"

I love that guy.

StarvingButStrong
04-27-2011, 08:59 PM
Well, that's one way to put an end to the Pagonging...

notfrommensa
04-27-2011, 09:07 PM
Thank goodness the Pagonging is over. There has to be some creative editing (or some dumbass survivors) to think the all five are not plotting against Rob.

enalzi
04-27-2011, 09:15 PM
"What's that thing that Jack Nicholson said to Tom Cruise. You can't stand the truth! You can't stand the truth!"

I love that guy.

What's even better is I think the second time he said "You can't take the truth!"
I was so excited when he found his pants. Then he decided to parade around holding his pants instead of putting them on.

A little disappointed that they didn't vote out Andrea, which would've been a much smarter move. Go to 5 plus Steve, then vote out Steve. On the other hand, this way Rob gets to avoid the "backstabber" label.

When they have a package or box that they're not allowed to open, I always wonder what would be the consequences if they did? Just the whole tribe together goes "let's open it!" Would the producers run in to stop them? Would Jeff give some sort of crazy punishment to the tribe?

Let's see, we're on day 30, assuming 3 days an episode, that means 3 episodes left. I'm guessing the next two episodes go as normal, leaving a tribe of 4, and 3-4 people on Redemption. Then a three/four-way challenge at the beginning of the finale, with only one winner. That would put them at five, which is normal for a three-person finale tribal.

enalzi
04-27-2011, 09:19 PM
Thank goodness the Pagonging is over. There has to be some creative editing (or some dumbass survivors) to think the all five are not plotting against Rob.

I don't know. Phil and Ashley* know their Rob's final three. Natalie* and Grant both seem to think they're in Rob's final three.
Andrea is really the only odd man out who know she's on the outside.

Also, this is total speculation just based on the preview:
Rob said something like "One of us has to go to Redemption Island." I could see him trying to convince Grant to "volunteer" to go on the basis that he can win all the duels and get back in.

notfrommensa
04-27-2011, 09:38 PM
One thing I have really missed about the last few episodes. Real Reward Challenges. Where two or three of the survivors go off on a trip. Gives you the pecking order.

WTF, 2 minutes to eat the cake? without plates and with your hands.

Thank you Mr Cameraman for pointing out Philips swimming trunks to him.

I think a really neat twist is to have a reward/immunity challenge. Where the winner gets choose another for the night away. both players get immunity. And the rest of tribe go off to Tribal Council to vote off.

Can you imagine if that had happened when it was Omelette 6 and Zap 5. If an Omelette won Immunity/Reward, (s)he chooses another Omelette, and suddenly Zap has a 5-4 majority for Tribal Council.

randwill
04-27-2011, 09:59 PM
Yeah, I don't believe for a minute that Phil found his shorts without some help from the crew.

silenus
04-27-2011, 11:00 PM
Now it gets ugly. This is the time for the girls to "seduce" one of the guys into voting for Rob.

Ruffian
04-27-2011, 11:47 PM
Well, they tried to edit it into something interesting. Tried.

Thank God Shoe Factory is out of its misery. I will enjoy watching some of the stupidest players ever realize just how stupid they are.

notfrommensa
04-27-2011, 11:50 PM
Yeah, I don't believe for a minute that Phil found his shorts without some help from the crew.

And thank goodness the title of the episode "Mystery Package" did not have anything to do with Phillip's pink undies.

enalzi
04-27-2011, 11:56 PM
And thank goodness the title of the episode "Mystery Package" did not have anything to do with Phillip's pink undies.

If you excuse me, I need to go wash my mind out.

singular1
04-28-2011, 06:08 AM
Well, they tried to edit it into something interesting. Tried.

Thank God Shoe Factory is out of its misery. I will enjoy watching some of the stupidest players ever realize just how stupid they are.

Shoe Factory?:confused:

jayjay
04-28-2011, 07:10 AM
Shoe Factory?:confused:

"Zapatera" means "shoemaker" in Spanish. But that's not why they picked it for a tribe name. Both Zapatera and Ometepe are islands in Lake Nicaragua.

Morgenstern
04-28-2011, 07:38 AM
Okay. There are now 4 people on RI. People are stacking up over there. I wonder what's going on?

muldoonthief
04-28-2011, 08:20 AM
What's even better is I think the second time he said "You can't take the truth!"
I was so excited when he found his pants. Then he decided to parade around holding his pants instead of putting them on.



Well you know, it's just frutile to hide something from the Specialist.

Rob's HII hasn't been mentioned for the past several episodes. I think he's going to plan his own ouster, perhaps letting something slip "accidently", and use it to save himself & get rid of Grant. Big bold move to show the jury.

Munch
04-28-2011, 08:36 AM
Steve: Hey guys, got room for one more?
Matt: <head explodes>

silenus
04-28-2011, 08:49 AM
If Matt is going to get eliminated, now's when it will happen. There are three very strong competitors on RI with him, and they are "reasonably" fresh. They are running out of episodes, so RI is going to go away soon, maybe at the end of next week. Rob said in the previews that "That's 32 days of planning down the drain.", which I take to mean that RI is done and someone(s) come back before Rob was ready.

phungi
04-28-2011, 08:51 AM
...Rob said in the previews that "That's 32 days of planning down the drain.", which I take to mean that RI is done and someone(s) come back before Rob was ready.

If we have learned anything from Survivor, whatever is said in previews has no correlation to what actually happens on the show...

silenus
04-28-2011, 08:53 AM
True dat.

He was probably refering to Amber having planned a birthday party for him last year or something.

Morgenstern
04-28-2011, 09:04 AM
I don't think Rob's comment means much. Jeff's done a fair job of creating suspense where there has been none all season long. The editors go out of their way to try and misdirect your guess as to whose going, while Rob's gang has followed the obvious script to the letter of the plan. The only question is how is Rob going to off Grant and when?

silenus
04-28-2011, 09:49 AM
Maybe it's a comment on Rob's new reality show (http://theclicker.today.com/_news/2011/04/25/6527348-clicky-bits-boston-rob-gets-a-reality-show-teens-pregnancy-scheme), which premieres later this year. :D

enalzi
04-28-2011, 11:02 AM
If we have learned anything from Survivor, whatever is said in previews has no correlation to what actually happens on the show...

Yeah, the last four previews seem to have all been "Rob's in trouble! His team is turning against him!"

Lamar Mundane
04-28-2011, 03:51 PM
This can't possibly play out the way it looks like it will, can it? It's as if none of these people except Rob have ever watched the show! Natalie and Ashley are just bumps on a log, and a bump on a log has won exactly once since the earliest seasons of the show, and the only reason that woman won because she was up against Russell. In terms of the totem pole ranking, they have the least chance of winning, along with Phillip.

Phillip is the guy everyone wants to take to the finale because there is no chance he will win. I think he has more on the ball than we are seeing, but even if he makes a bold move and gets Rob out, I still don't see a way for him to win.

Grant is the guy nobody wants to see beside them in the final. He is likable and is already looking like he could run the table in the final challenges. If he's ever seen the show, he has to know that he has a huge target on his back. He must know that in order to win he has to blindside Rob, and quickly. If he is thinking this way, he's hiding it very, very well. I think he is the one person who can beat Rob, but I can't see how he can pull together a coalition. Maybe he, Andrea, RI returnee, and Phillip? Can you trust Phillip to keep his mouth shut?

Andrea has a little bit of ambition and game awareness that the other young women don't seem to have, but I doubt that she has the ability to lead a revolt. Follow, yes - lead, no.

If Matt makes it back from Redemption Island, he might be the favorite of the jury, but he doesn't have any sway with who is left in the game.

It's really setting up for Rob to pull this off. At the beginning, I didn't think he'd make it to the merge.

John Mace
04-29-2011, 08:00 AM
Thank goodness the Pagonging is over. There has to be some creative editing (or some dumbass survivors) to think the all five are not plotting against Rob.

I know. This is just not that much fun to watch. I can't believe they didn't get rid of Rob last night. How do any of them think they are going to win against him?

The only way this gets good is if the RI returnee gets these guys off the asses.

PunditLisa
05-04-2011, 08:08 AM
If the girls would have voted Rob off last night, it would have been awesome.

As it was, it was just boring and predictable. I wonder when it will dawn on them that Rob can't take them ALL to the finale.

Grant was smart for picking Andrea for the RC, but unless he tells Natalie and Ashley WHY he chose her for reward, they're going to be gunning to get rid of him.

Oh, and anyone else immediately think that chocolate is a diuretic and that's probably not the thing these folks want to be eating on a starving stomach. At least they didn't offer up Folger's, too!

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