Survivor Micronesia: Fans Vs. Favorites
That's Baked, Barbecued, and Fried!
By Jim Van Nest
March 3, 2008
And now it's time to play, "It's anyone but Chet." The Fans hit camp and this time, there's no awe, there's just heads down. Mikey B tells us how they lost again and how it wasn't even close. He tells us that he needs to get to Joel and make sure they get rid of Chet and then he'll get Joel right before the merge. As the two talk, Joel wants Kathy, Mikey wants Chet. Mike tells Joel that if they get rid of Chet, the two of them can go forward as a strong tribe and alliance. We join the misfits and Kathy and Chet have totally given up. Tracy isn't ready to throw in the towel yet. She may get voted out, but she will not go down without a fight. As she tries to get them pumped, they are just dead. Things are not looking good for them right now. So, she approaches Joel. She asks him who's getting the vote. Tracy wants to vote Mikey out and Joel says it can't happen right now as they need his strength in challenges. He tells her that Mikey and Jason want Chet gone to strengthen the tribe. So Tracy comes back with, "Why are you letting him call the shots, right now?" I'll give her this, she's got her back against the wall, and really, this is a last ditch desperation move on Tracy's part to save herself and her alliance of three. She's playing the, "you're such a big man and you're gonna let THAT guy tell you what to do?" card. Every season you see a few people, backs against the wall, try anything to stay in the game. This just in, it never works. But I'll give her points for having the guts to get in the Incredible Hulk's face about it.
Joel plans on getting rid of Mike, but just not right now. Tracy takes it one step further by saying that she thinks Mike will be aiming for him. She tells Joel that all it takes is one more person to dump Mikey B tonight. If they lose another person, she can't help him anymore. I can't believe I'm going to say this, but I honestly think it might be working. And if it does, I think it will be time to put Tracy in the "player's" category. Kathy and Chet, no. But Tracy...she may not be someone to underestimate. If this plays out.
The tribe gets to Tribal and Jeff starts out with Jason. He says that after tonight's vote, the tribes will be even in number of people. But are the tribes really even? Jason says the Favorites definitely have the advantage as they've won four of six challenges. But hopefully after tonight, their tribe will be stronger. Jeff then asks Joel how important it is to keep the tribe strong. He says it's very important. Next up Chet owns up to not pulling his weight in the challenges. Mikey jumps in to say that Chet has been hurting and it's nothing personal but right now he lacks the physical capacity to compete. Tracy steps in to say that neither she, Kathy nor Chet took part in the last challenge and they still lost.