First of all – previews!
Oh, God, Promo Monkeys, how could you? How could you show me that scene, with Ian offering to sacrifice himself – for Katie!? That witch! That bitch! That absolute c-word! She made him cry! I hope this is the usual Promo Monkey style hype, because if he is gone next week I swear to God I will commit absolute harikiri. Sweet baby Jesus, my heart aches just thinking about it! What is wrong with the good men in the world? Why do they always fall for the charms of evil women? And her “charms” aren’t all that, either. My boobs are way nicer. Don’t do it, Ian! Don’t do it!
Sigh. Now then. What I liked about tonight’s episode:
[li]Jenn’s bathing suit. I am not cut out for bikinis, and Lord knows I am getting to old for them anyway, but I know cute when I see it, and if I could still pull off a suit like that, I would totally be all over that. And Ian would love me and we’d live happily ever after and have lots of dorky dolphin boy and dolphin girl babies and it would be sweeeeeeeeeeeet! [/li][li]Caryn. Big ups, girl! Normally I am not terrifically fond of her, but she really managed to pull it off tonight. I don’t think Caryn particularly cares for Katie, either, and I think it gave her no small amount of joy that she could be part of the plan to force Katie to show her hand.[/li][li]Dolphins. They’re so cute and I love them![/li][/ul]
What I didn’t like tonight:
[li]Katie.[/li][li]That everybody didn’t at least get a wee glimpse of their family members. I don’t think everybody should have gotten to spend the night on the yacht or anything, but it would have been nice if Tom’s wife or Caryn’s husband or Ian’s mom could have waved from the side and threw roses or whatever, you know?[/li][li]Katie. She sucks.[/li][li]Probst being all nasty at TC and shit. Except for some people (i.e., “Shady Lady Katie”), most of these people seem pretty OK and I would like to hang around with them off air. Even Caryn seems like she’d be cool to drink with. Why does Jeff have to make everything so dramatic? Is he on Lex’s payroll or something? People are like they are – just shut the hell up and let them vote![/li][li]Katie. She’s an absolute turd and I hate her. HATE![/li][/ul]
And, I never thought I’d be like this, but: Shut UP, Coby. Just shut UP. And your ugly shirt, too.
So, what do we think of Ian this week? I’ve always liked him, obviously, but I fear he is both one of the smartest AND one of the dumbest players I’ve ever seen. I was extremely impressed by how much he’s noticed about what is going on around camp – all the little suballiances and counteroffers and secrets. But he is a terrible liar (see: the conversation with Gregg after the IC) and also a bit too honest for his own good. I would NEVER have told Katie about the plan to go into TC with a tie. Katie must have some powerful mojo or something, because I can’t understand why he is so “into” her, strategically speaking. Then again, as a woman, I am also immune to offers of free blow jobs (which is the only explanation I can come up with for why he has fallen under her spell). Perhaps YMMV.
So, to sum up … Ian = perfect man IRL, but no chance in Hell of winning “Survivor.”