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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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We come back from break for Tree Mail. Tree Mail suggests an endurance challenge, last one out wins. Jason tells us that he and Eliza are on the outside looking in. He tells us that if he can win immunity, he can give away the idol to Eliza and they could switch everything up. Eliza is giddy with the thought of being able to turn the table on Ozzy. She feels like she has new life in the game.

Probst sighting!! Today's challenge is a simple one. Each person will take a spot in the water under a steel grate. The tide will come in higher and higher. The whole idea is simply to stay under the grate. You move outside of the grate, you're out. Eventually, the water will come up over their head and it becomes a "who can hold their breath the longest" challenge. The players take their spots and the challenge is on. Right off the bat James is complaining about being bitten by fish. 15 minutes in and Cirie is not enjoying herself. As she struggles, Amanda leans back a little bit and her head goes outside the grate and she's done. 45 minutes in, and Parvati and Alexis bail out. Cirie is close behind. At this point, the water is almost covering their faces. At the 50 minute mark, Natalie bails out, followed by Eliza and all of the women are gone. Erik lasts less than a minute longer than Eliza leaving James, Ozzy and Jason to duke it out. Keeping in mind that James can't really swim, the fact that he's still in it is pretty amazing. And as I'm thinking that, James finally has to bail, leaving Jason and Ozzy. Just the way Jason wanted it. After a few more minutes, Ozzy is really struggling, while Jason is calm as can be. Ozzy ducks down and finally has to come up. And he looks a mess too. Jason comes out as the first individual immunity winner and he looks like he could have kept going. He may be a tool, but that was an impressive display right there. He took on "the man" in his element and won. Good show.



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And now it's time to play, "It's Anyone But Eliza." As the tribe returns, Jason takes some time to pat himself on the back. He tells how he dominated the challenge and he was thrilled to see the look of failure on Ozzy's face and he can't wait to see the look on his face when he goes home tonight. We then get to hear Parvati tell us how much she doesn't like Eliza and how she's going home tonight. She claims that Eliza tried to get her out from the beginning. Um, Parvati, that was Jonathan. I hate to be the one to interrupt your little rant with facts. But whatever, rage on.

We catch up with Eliza and Jason talking about how she's getting the vote and Jason proves to be a man of his word and tells her he's got her covered with the hidden idol. He goes to get it from his hiding spot. While he goes to find his stick, we join the new love triangle of Amanda, Ozzy and Alexis. As Amanda talks to Cirie, she says that they have to get rid of Alexis now. Cirie tells us she's down to vote for whomever, but there's more than game play behind Amanda's newest target. We come back to Eliza checking out the idol, "This isn't it." She goes to Jason basically accusing him of screwing her over. As she tells him it's not the idol, the dude looks like his dog just died. We've been wondering for weeks whether or not he really believes it was the idol or not and here it is, folks. With 100% certainty, Jason thought he had the hidden immunity idol. It's actually quite depressing really. With this knowledge, we pretty much know Eliza is done. Which will leave us with 1 semi-strategic player left. AHHHHHHHH!!!!


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