Love Is In The Air
By Jim Van Nest
October 24, 2007
Finally we get to Tribal Council and Jeff starts off asking Jamie why they chose James and Aaron. She says they wanted to hurt the other tribe and taking their two strongest members should do that. Aaron says it was tough to leave because the other tribe was doing so well. As this whole exchange is going on, I can't help but notice that Jamie is wearing makeup. Ya know I let the swimsuit thing slide pretty easily, but makeup? Way to have these folks rough it there, CBS. Are you frickin kidding me? Do they get room service too? Anyway, Aaron is also saying that due to the numbers, it was pretty important for him and James to win that challenge. As all this is going on, Jeff finally comments on Jamie's big grin and laughter throughout. She says that while she doesn't want to be there, but she's not gonna be all pissed off about it. James chimes in, "'Cause she's got the numbers and she's chillin'." Jeff mentions the challenge and that he's been around this game a little bit and it seemed like she had no concern about winning it. She goes on to explain the whole merge thing and that she doesn't want to have them go back to Fei Long when the tribes get back together. Jeff asks her point blank if they threw the challenge and she admits they did. And to complete the "heel turn" as James and Aaron are dumbfounded by this news, she can hardly contain her laughter. By the way, what you feel right now is a natural reaction to a big-time "heel turn." Jamie's transformation is complete. She has now gone from a person we root FOR to a person we specifically root AGAINST. PG jumps in and explains the numbers thing to Jeff. He asks James is it's killing him to her that they were trying to lose. James is the most blown away by how happy they seem to be with themselves for losing. PG tells him it's not about winning the battles, but about winning the war. James is just beside himself with anger. He tells Jeff that this mentality is why they lose. He goes on to talk about how much he can't stand it and that he would rather leave than be a part of a team that would throw away challenges like that. And with that, it's time to vote.
We see Aaron's vote for James and James' vote for PG. After that, it's three in a row for Aaron and Aaron becomes the shocked fifth person voted out of Survivor: China. I have to be honest...this whole episode made me wanna puke. And to think I was rooting for Jamie.
Next time on Survivor: Amanda, Todd and Frosti seem to have found one of the Hidden Immunity Idols and ladies and gentlemen: it's ba-a-a-ack. The Gross Food Challenge is back, baybee!!! They show some clips of Survivors running into and out of an abandoned house in some sort of challenge. Hopefully, James can singlehandedly win the Immunity challenge and save himself for one more week. Til then, take care.