I missed it entirely. I saw an ad for it that showed Russel confessing he was a millionaire oil man, which is something I don’t think we’ve seen before. So was this a clip show a new show or a little of both?
Erik constructed a snare out of the fishing net that Galu won on a reward challenge. Hung it from some trees and put some bait (coconut) under it. The chicken started to feed and Shambo released the cord and snared the chicken. Erik was out “crabbing” or feeding at his own personal oasis. I think the chicken was snared after the merge as Russell knew all about it.
They showed Russell opening the gate on the chicken coop while everyone was asleep, but we never saw if the chickens got out.
Now that I think of it, one chicken was featured in the previews of next week. It could either be that they stayed in the unlocked cage, or be a major storyline next week. I hope they did get out - it would be my favorite Russell move of the show.
I had suspected they’d been playing up the “Shambo is a dummy” angle a little too much, and the unseen clips seemed to confirm it too. In this show Shambo seemed very aware and clear, and boldly called BS on every lie the Galu members told her. She’s really not as dumb as they’ve tried to make her appear.
Also, it showed more of the discussion that took place regarding voting out Erik, including how conflicted John and Brett felt about that last minute betrayal. Now John’s recent decision to look out for himself and vote out Laura makes even more sense.
Yeah, I was reminded about the question someone asked in the one of the threads from early this season. The question was how do they justify the clip show in Fall without the March Madness excuse they use in the Spring. I don’t think any of us managed to come up with Thanksgiving.
Yes, but I got the strong impression that he was doing it to fuck with Erik, who was voted out three weeks ago. I think he let that chicken go the day after the merge, and we just never got to see it. Maybe they felt there was major drama to focus on, like the monumental HII blindside Russell pulled on Erik at TC.