Survivor: Micronesia - Fans Vs Favorites
I'm Gonna Fix Her!
By Jim Van Nest, Survivor Analyst
May 7, 2008
We see Natalie's vote for Amanda saying that if she didn't make that vote, she'd be handing Amanda $1 million. We also see Alexis' vote as she says again that she adores her. Let's go tally the votes. Oh yeah, if anyone has a hidden idol and would like to play it, now's the time. "About that, Jeff..." Are you frickin' kidding me?!?!? She has the idol!!! And instantly the realization sinks in with Alexis and Natalie that their plan is totally screwed. As she takes the idol to Jeff she tells everyone that when she told them she didn't have the idol that she really didn't have it. But she has it now. And the jury goes crazy! What an acting job! She played the poor pitiful me role perfectly and suckerd everyone into voting for her, which allowed her and Parvati to decide who to dump. So, Jeff reads the votes and the first four come up Amanda. Twelfth person voted out of Survivor: Micronesia: Alexis. BOOM!
With a smile to the jury, Amanda lives to see another day. And if you ask me, she just won Survivor 16. There will be seven members on the jury and she already has Ozzy, Eliza, James and Jason in her pocket. Ladies and gentlemen, they may as well sign the check over to her now. Only some horrible game play will stop her from winning this game now. As horribly as she screwed up the final Tribal Council in China, she did the complete opposite during this Tribal. For real, after that performance, I want to go back and give her the check from China. I could be wrong, but I think we're in the middle of the best stretch of episodes in the show's history. The last three episodes have been so stellar; they almost make up for the amazing amount of stupidity we've seen this season.
And speaking of stupidity. Word around the campfire is that the stupid moves aren't done yet. Come on, folks...let's end the insanity. Let's get some decent players on this show. I'd suggest we start with a guy you all know and love. He's a student of the game and he's strikingly handsome. That's right; I'm talking about myself again. Help me continue my quest to force my way onto the show for an upcoming season by forwarding a link to this column to the CBS Feedback Forum at CBS.com Feedback. Thanks so much to those of you who've actually done this. And thanks to anyone who plans to. Further, to the CBS people in charge of casting this show, hit me at vannestjc (at) gmail (dot) com. Let's talk. Let me show you why I think I can win your game and keep the home crowds interested. We're tired of seeing bonehead after bonehead make the same boneheaded mistakes. We want to see someone who understands the game and isn't afraid to play it the way it was intended.
And finally, next time on Survivor: All the girls make a play for Erik, Cirie and Amanda want him. Natalie and Parvati want him and Natalie says she wants to smack him like his mother. Good God this woman is vile. I'm sorry I wasn't able to put my opinions of her into my last column, but David and Kim did a pretty good job mentioning just how disgusting and awful she is.
***Quickie program reminder: Thursday is the second to last episode of the season. Which means we're set up for yet another Mother's Day spent watching the Survivor Finale and Reunion. So, Sunday May 11th from 8pm-11pm on the east coast, 7-10 central, CBS will air the finale of Survivor: Micronesia, followed immediately by the reunion special.***** Until Thursday, ya'll take care!
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