September 24, 2004

Survivor Vanuata - Ep #2 "C'mon, give me a little hug!"

s9logoPosted after Ep #2, September 23, 2004. This post, and its comments, may contain spoilers....

Previous Survivor: Vanuatu reports:
1: An Age Imbalance.

Notes written while watching the episode:

Well, this season is turning out to be a little bit of a slow starter. I'm not seeing any characters rising to the level of hero or villain.

At the start of tonite's ep... The men are getting desparate. They're eating worms! And they almost manage to make fire, and then it starts to rain. That lucky rock is really working for them.

Over at the women's camp, Dolly says "it's really rough." Awwww poor Dolly. It's only day 4 for cripes sake! And they're already moaning!

It was probably just mispeaking, but when somone, i don't know who, and travis, were talking, the first asked who travis voted for in tribal council, and travis asked, "this past one [tribal council]?" Well we've only seen one TC. Is this clip out of sequence? My guess is that Travis was shocked by the question, and was stalling for time to think how to answer.

At the end of this little one-on-one, the first guy (possibly jp or brady) gave travis a look that could kill. Just cause Travis said that everyone is a threat.

Reward Challenge: Balance Beam Hug

I wouldn't put it past producer burnett to create a challenge that puts greater pressure on one tribe, and this may be one of those. After last week's failure of Chris to be able to balance on a beam, they have another balance beam contest. And it's made worse for the guys, cause it involves hugging.

When the challenge and prize are revealed, the looks on the men's faces is like they've already lost.

Halfway through, the men ARE getting killed, and it looks like they are very uncomfortable with the physical contact of the challenge.

An Aside: These "Pringles moments in survivor history" are really lame. We have to watch the commercial, then we get like 7 seconds of images from a past season.

After the challenge, Rory is pissed about the women's victory celebration. Sarge is saying be cool, it was just them being happy.

The women are chasing a chicken, hoping for dinner. I wonder if there are wild pigs on this island?

Did she really think she could kill the chicken by throwing a rock at it?

Finally, one woman can't bring herself to stab it with the machete, and it gets away. Alright, she did finally stab it, but her reluctance certainly contributed to its escape.

They did get its eggs though. five small eggs for nine women. And then while boiling them, they spill into the fire. I didn't catch whether they were lost or not.

A loosely defined old vs. young alliance seems to be forming with the women. But there's a lot of back and forth. Are they as confused as we are?

It seems that amy leann scout twila and dolly have joined forces. twila and dolly make a pinky pact.

There are a lot of bats in this ep.

The men are trying to appease the lucky stone. They set it up on a post... then it starts to rain. rory thinks the two are related. "This is a magic place," he says.

Immunity Challenge: Blindfolded Puzzle Hunt

dolly sits out for the women, scout is eyes for women, sarge is eyes for men.

Sarge's loud voice and command experience may be helping the men here.

Scout screws up and misses one in the water. even though one woman (blindfolded!) was telling her that a piece was still there.

men start puzzle first, but women catching up... but men hang in and win

After the challenge, dolly is playing both sides of the road... lots of wheelin and dealin

I'm still having a hard time keeping track of who's who. We were spoiled by All-Stars cause we knew everyone from the very start. Now we're back to having to spend the first couple of eps figuring out who's who.

I don't think we saw the men after the challenge.

At TC:

Dolly wearing her hat backwards/sideways is hot!

FYI: Scout looks like a woman I dated once. (mary w.)

Dolly says, "I'm the deciding vote"

Vote result: leann 4, dolly 5

wow! dolly out... and she was the girl-next-door cutie.

# Latest tribe list

# Yasur
Scout, 59
Lisa, 44
Twila, 41
Leann, 35
Ami, 31
Mia, 30
Julie, 23
Eliza, 21

# Lopevi
Lea ("Sarge"), 40
Rory, 35
Chad, 35
Chris, 33
Brady, 33
Travis, 33
John P., 31
John K., 22

# Challenges
1 -- Obstacle Course Immunity & Reward -- Yasur Tribe
2 -- Balance Beam Hug Reward -- Yasur Tribe
2 -- Blindfolded Puzzle Hunt Immunity -- Lopevi Tribe

# Order Out:
1 -- Brook, 27
2 -- Dolly, 25

Posted by jackhodgson at September 24, 2004 10:36 AM