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Survivor Micronesia: Fans Vs. Favorites

He's a ball of goo!

By Jim Van Nest

March 10, 2008

Don't let his smile fool you. He has a lot of rage.

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We begin Tribal Council and Jeff asks Ozzy if he took Joel to match up with James. Ozzy says definitely. Jeff then asks Chet is not being picked at all works on his psyche at all. Chet says that he's been in trouble since day one, but that he's still there. He's happy to be where he is regardless of if he was picked. Jeff asks Tracy what she thought of the first challenge. She takes this opportunity to slam Joel for the way he dragged Chet around the course. Joel explains that there was communication and that if Chet couldn't keep up, it's not his fault. Jeff then asks Chet what he thought of the whole deal. He said that he felt like he was being pulled by a truck and that the communication wasn't as good as Joel suggested. Moving on to Eric, he asks if this vote is about keeping the tribe strong or is it Fans vs. Favorites. Eric feels that the vote will be to keep the tribe strong. And after a short Tribal, it is time to vote.

We see Eric's vote for Chet saying that the tribe has to stay strong. We see Chet's vote for Joel with no comments. We see Tracy's vote for Joel and she says it's because he called her weak one too many times. We also see Joel's vote for Chet with no comment. Let's go tally the votes. Before we get to that, though, it's time for the "does anyone have the hidden immunity idol" question. And as Jeff asks the question, Amanda immediately turns her head to Ozzy. I mean, plain as day and as obvious as possible. The neat thing is, though, when they click to Ozzy, right below him to the right is Ami catching the look from Amanda and glancing up at Ozzy as well. And all I can say is, "Uh oh." Amanda may have just completely screwed their little clique. Because Ami ain't stupid and the quick look on her face says she now has an inkling where that hidden idol may be. Now...to the votes. First vote: Joel. Chet. Chet. Joel. And with the second vote, Joel actually starts to chuckle. Third vote: Joel. And the smile fades. Joel. And the realization sinks in. And with the fifth vote, the big guy is sent packing and Eric is totally screwed. All I can say is this may actually be a dumber vote than the Mikey B vote. Ozzy was never a strategic threat. But the fact that Ami and Amanda would go along with this, just blows me away. Hopefully, the next challenge will be a one on one physical challenge and James will just destroy whoever comes up against him. Dumb, dumb, dumb!!!




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This is the perfect time for me to continue my quest for inclusion on a future season of Survivor. Are you tired of watching these so called "super fans" make the same stupid mistakes over and over? Are you tired of seeing players like Chet kept in the game despite the fact that he brings absolutely nothing to the table in the form of strategy, challenge savvy, work around camp or even entertainment? I know I am. We need to get some people on this show that know how to play the game. I am that person. Plus, I still love the idea of the CBS Caption: "Jim Van Nest, Survivor Analyst." So, please join my quest by hitting the CBS.com Feedback email at CBS.com Feedback. Send them a link to this column with a note that tells them that this guy from the cool box office website has to get on this show. As always, thanks for your help and support.

Next time on Survivor: Ami makes a move and starts to hit up the Fans. Hmmm...wouldn't be because of Amanda's little idol glance at Ozzy by any chance, would it? Bon Jovi finds Ozzy's hidden idol and tells us how good it will be for him. And Jonathan battles an infection. We get a clip of the Survivor medic telling him that an infection can kill him. Please, please, please if there's a Survivor God...please don't let Penner go home with a medical issue. He's one of the most entertaining guys on the show and I'll be pissed if he has to go because of this injury. Until next week, take care.


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