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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

You missed your chance to eat bat!

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As the tribe comes to Tribal Council, it looks like Eliza plans to play that "idol." And honestly, when you know you're toast, you have to give it a try. For your own pride, you might want to preface the play with a comment about knowing it's not the idol though. Jeff starts with Alexis. He asks her how much time she spent looking at the new folks. She breaks down the different styles of game and its same ole same ole. Jeff asks Cirie what skills she has. She says Alexis has all 3, from what she can see. He asks Alexis about Eliza. She says she "played" a very strong mental and physical game but a weak social game. Jeff is quick to point out that she said, "played." Since she doesn't understand the question, Eliza sums it up, "You said it in the past tense as if I'd already been voted out." Jeff asks Eliza if Alexis was correct. Eliza suggests that there are some folks who are being a bit short-sighted. He turns to Ozzy and asks him about the potential of taking someone no one likes to the final. James jumps in to say that that's the blueprint to winning Survivor. As they go on about this, Eliza rolls her eyes. Jeff quips, "Eliza, you can't miss your eyes when they roll. DO you think you're liked?" She's says no. And Parvati jumps in with the whole "you were trying to vote me out" storyline again. She just can't sit back and be quiet anymore. Um, has Parvati shut up this entire season? For someone so physically cute, I'm amazed at how ugly-on-the-inside she is. She may have jumped to the top of my most hated Survivors list. Eliza goes on to elaborate that no one up there has won the game. She says they've gotten far, but then they went up against the best and they lost. She asks if they're really going to make that same stupid mistake again. And with that, it's time to vote. Jason does not give up the necklace and they head to the voting booth.



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We see Eliza's vote for Ozzy and she says that she hopes something miraculous happens. Parvati votes for Eliza talking some nonsense about picking the wrong girl to mess with. Please, I'm begging you, get the hell OVER YOURSELF! Next up is Jason's vote for Ozzy saying that he hopes what he gave Eliza is the real idol and if it is, he can't wait to see the look on his face. I'll go tally the votes. Eliza steps up to play the hidden idol. Ozzy just can't get over how funny it is. Jeff goes through the rules of the hidden idol and then says that this is not the hidden idol. "That means Ozzy has it. Jason found it on Exile." So at the very least, on the way out, Eliza outs Ozzy as having the real idol. Jeff throws it in the fire and gets on to reading the votes. As expected, by a vote of 8-2, Eliza is sent home. The decent thing is she'll be on the jury. And I can't imagine a better jury speech than what she'll give if someone like Parvati makes the finals.

And now's the time on the Survivor recap that I ask for your help. Seeing the absolute terrible disgusting game play, you can do your part to insure at least one person on a future season knows how to play the game. Just send a link to this column to the CBS Feedback Forum at: CBS.com Feedback. Let them know that you want to see someone that knows how to play the game. Someone that won't quit. Someone that won't be led around the game by his privates. Let them know you want me on the show. A Fan who actually has some knowledge of the game and how to win it. Thank you for your continued support. And CBS, if you want to reach me, please do so at vannestjc (at) gmail (dot) com.

Next time on Survivor: looks like it's the "once in a lifetime, OH. MY. GOD. I have to win this reward challenge" reward challenge. Also, Cirie plots to take out Ozzy and his idol. This, as we all know, pretty much means that Ozzy will be safe. I'm really beginning to not like this season. Oh well, it is what it is and come next week I'll be right back here as always leading you through the idiocy. Until then, take care!


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