Survivor: Fiji

I Wanna See If I Can Make a Deal

By Jim Van Nest

May 13, 2007

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Jeff opens up Tribal with talk from the reward challenge. Dreamz outlines the deal for everyone and tells everyone that he plans on honoring his word should all the events happen as necessary. Yau tells us that there's a risk that he'll not make the final four and he felt that was a risk worth taking. He then goes on to say that giving Dreamz the truck was just an example of his big heart. This makes Alex roll his eyes so bad he looked like a slot machine. Jeff asks Boo if he cares who has the idol. With the immunity necklace around his neck, he says it doesn't matter to him at all. Cassandra says it's very critical to the game to know who has the idol. He asks Earl about getting voted out without playing an idol. He says that's a terrible blunder and you really have to stay on top of things.

And then it happened. The best laid plans are getting ready to be destroyed faster than Paris Hilton's cocaine stash if it was left alone in a room with Lindsey Lohan. Jeff asks Stacy if she's worried. She says definitely. He asks Dreamz the same thing and Dreamz says he feels pretty comfortable, but not totally. And then it happens. Jeff asks Stacy what she thinks the result of tonight's vote will be. Let me give you the correct answer, then I'll give you Stacy's. Correct: "Well Jeff, it was Boo's turn to go, then he up and won immunity on us. So that makes it my turn. I can't do anything about it and I've come to terms with it." Here's the absolute worst Tribal Council answer in the history of Survivor: "...There's gonna be division among the tight knit alliance because I don't think it's all going to be a vote one way or the other. I think it's gonna be...split." I wish I had video in this column so I could show you Yau Man's reaction to that answer. It was as if the thought never crossed his mind. The look of shock on his face was priceless and very telling. What it told me was he came to Tribal with the thought that he was 100% safe and he was already planning his life in the final three. But after her comment, he realized that he might not be as in tune with everything as he thought. I mean...what a boneheaded thing for Stacy to say. She gave away her plan. In order to dump Yau, he has to be blindsided...and Stacy just gave him eyes in the back of his head. It's amazing to me to see her make the incredible play with Earl earlier today and then she can come back with one of the most stupid things ever done in the show's history. That's all I can stand. Let's vote.


We see Yau Man vote for Stacy and we see Dreamz vote for Yau Man. Jeff heads off to tally the votes and then asks if anyone wants to play an immunity idol. After the editors make the pause last about four hours, Yau Man finally gets up and plays his immunity idol making him safe from the vote. When Jeff tallies up the votes, it's four votes Yau Man, two votes Stacy. The 15th person voted out of Survivor: Fiji is Stacy. WHAT AN IDIOT!!! They had him. He was done as dinner and she let him get away. The one thing I can say is that in one of the rare cases, the person that made the fatal mistake was also the person to pay for it with their Survivor life. Normally, it's an innocent bystander that pays for a really stupid play, but not this time. Stacy made the ultimate mistake and paid the ultimate price.

**PROGRAMMING NOTE**** Survivor is almost over, constant readers. So over that the Season finale will air THIS SUNDAY at 7 p.m. It will be a two-hour finale followed by the live reunion. SO adjust your weekend schedule accordingly. In the previews, you can't really see too much of what's going on, but the voiceover tells us to "tune in for one of the most tension filled Survivor finales...ever." The only thing I can think of that would make it tension-filled is if Dreamz backs out of his deal with Yau Man. Otherwise, I got nothing. Until Sunday...take care!

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