You've Got A Puzzled Look, Part 1
By Jim Van Nest
May 16, 2007
As we come back from break, I'm left with one question. Seriously, what's the difference between Survivor and this new Pirate Master show (other than the cool headbands)? And do I need to see the commercial during EVERY break? But I digress...
We get back to camp and Yau is feeling quite satisfied with his immunity necklace. He tells us that unless something weird happens, Boo will be going home tonight. Dreamz is worried about going home tonight even with his deal in place with Yau Man. But it's quite obvious that we're in the middle of a game of "It's Anyone But Boo." That being said, Boo isn't going down without a fight. His first move is to approach Earl. And he makes a compelling case. He tells Earl that he doesn't want to compete against Yau or Dreamz in the final two. Yau will get the underdog vote and Dreamz will get the sympathy vote. Boo plays the "dude, you would win over me in a walk" card. And Earl, being a smart man, knows that what Boo is saying is the truth. Earl knows that he has his best chance against Boo or Cassandra. He's concerned with who he can beat in the final two. Boo's next move is to go to Yau Man. He plays the same game with Yau...suggesting that Dreamz could win out in the challenges and that he could win at the final two. Yau also agrees that this is a possibility. But Yau doesn't think he has enough votes, so he goes to Earl. He asks Earl if he thinks Dreamz will honor his deal. If not, he says that maybe now is the time to get rid of Dreamz. I guess we'll find out real soon, because we're off to Tribal Council already.
The first question is for Dreamz. Jeff wants to know if Dreamz is worried more about a physical threat or someone you can't trust. He's worried more about people who won't keep their word. Jeff asks Earl how the final should be determined, by who deserves it, or who you can beat. As always, Earl dances around the question and gives not much of an answer. Jeff then asks Boo if everyone was scrambling when they got back and he says that no, it was pretty much just him. And then he makes another case for why he'd be better to keep then Dreamz. He mentions that no one should want to take Dreamz or Yau to the finals. Dreamz interrupts that he isn't out there trying to get sympathy votes, although Boo does say that just because he's not looking for it, doesn't mean he won't get it. The talk comes to the truck thing again and Dreamz says that it would be a smart thing for Yau to keep Dreamz in the game because of that deal. Boo continues to make his case that he won't get any votes from the jury and that he'll make a final two pact with Earl or Yau if they want to. No one jumps up to say anything and it's time to vote. We see Dreamz vote for Boo and Boo vote for Dreamz. Before Jeff tallies the votes, Earl steps up to play the last hidden idol, not that he needs it. And it's unanimous, Boo is history. Looks like the Yau/Dreamz deal is still in play...and it'll be quite interesting to see how that all plays out. They've made such a big deal about it, I'm guessing that Dreamz won't win immunity and it won't matter.
The next day, Day 38 for those who are counting, Earl and Yau are hanging on the beach and reflecting a bit on their time on the island. Yau tells us AGAIN how amazing it is that he's made it this far. While I agree with him, I'm really sick of hearing about how great he is. He is definitely his favorite subject of conversation. We join everyone around the fire and Dreamz is talking about how he sealed his fate when he made the truck deal. Yau starts talking about how he didn't know it was a $60,000 truck. Dreamz tells us that his game plan is to give Yau Man the immunity necklace and then whatever happens, happens. And of course, the deal being done at this point, Yau will dump Dreamz in a heartbeat. All four of them head to get Tree Mail where they are given instructions for the traditional rite of passage. They'll collect the torches of all the fallen Survivors, say a few nice things about them and then put them in a canoe, light it on fire and continue on to their final immunity challenge.