Survivor Micronesia: Fans Vs. Favorites

I'm In Such A Hot Pickle!

By Jim Van Nest, Survivor Analyst

April 15, 2008

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Hello good people and welcome back to Survivor: Fans Vs Favorites. Unlike Crazy Kathy, even though I'm done with this season and want to quit, I'm going to tough it out and see if I can't last the full 39 days. With the early departure of Jonny Fairplay, the med-evac of Jonathan Penner and last week's dumping of Ami, I seem to have found myself with no one left to root for and only a couple of second-rate strategists left. Eliza is sharp as a tack, except when it comes to selecting alliance mates. She is a woman without a country. Cirie has played an outstanding game thus far, but seems to have settled in to being a follower of the Ozzy-Amanda alliance. Is there such a thing as anti-strategy? If so, after those 2, that seems to be all that is left on the island. So, it's with no one to root and the promise of poor game play that I come to you this week. And on that bright note, let's get to it.

We begin this week after Ami's ouster. Ozzy tells us how Ami's lack of honesty was enough to get her voted. If she had just stuck with him, she'd still be in the game. Because, of course, it's all about Ozzy. Erik marvels at the fact that he's still in the game. He can't believe that they kept him over Ami. That makes 2 of us there, big guy. Cue the opening.


We come back from break to the Airai tribe as Jason and Eliza discuss how they hope Erik left last night so that they can align with Ami. Eliza tells us that she and Jason are basically the step-children and are all they have until the merge when they can bring Ami into the fold. Jason then breaks out the stunner and tells Eliza that he has the hidden immunity idol and naturally, Eliza is pretty excited about it.

We come back to Malakal as Cirie reads tree mail which tells them to bring all of their personal and tribal belongings and follow the map to the designated place. *sniff sniff* Smells like a merge. Erik takes Ozzy aside and tells him that he will not flip on his alliance with Ozzy. He tells us that he is now aligned with Ozzy in a zoo keeper kind of way: Ozzy is the zoo keeper and he's the little monkey that has to do what he says. Airai is excited to merge and get off their awful beach. Alexis and Natalie plan to downplay their alliance with Parvati and Amanda at first. Parvati then tells us about the hot pickle she's in, whatever the hell that means. She recaps that she is currently in 2 alliances. The show-mance couples alliance and the all-girl alliance with Alexis, Natalie and Amanda who, by the way, has no idea she's in this alliance. She feels in pretty good shape, but now has to decide what alliance to stick with.

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