Survivor Gabon: Earth's Last Eden

The Good Guys Should Win in the End

By Jim Van Nest, Survivor Analyst

December 13, 2008

Olympic champion. Whatevs.

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Hello, good people, and welcome to the start of Survivor Week. We're on the home stretch of what has been one of the best seasons of the long running reality pioneer, Survivor. Tonight will see the cast knocked down to five and set up our season finale on Sunday. Previously on Survivor, Bob and Corinne hatched a plan, Bob made ANOTHER fake immunity idol, Ken and Crystal took the bait, Kenny out thought himself and America cheered as the bitchy Corinne was sent packing for the Ponderosa. When I say Kenny out thought himself I mean that he was down with the plan to blindside Matty at Tribal, but he got greedy and decided he wanted to make sure Corinne used her "idol" also. So, he made Crystal vote for Corinne. What he actually did was insure that Corinne went home and put himself out on a limb as the person that flipped on his alliance. It's actually quite amazing how just last week, Ken had a real good shot to collect $1 million, and now I'm wondering if he'll make it to the finale. Well, there's only one way to find out...let's get to it.

We join the survivors as they return from Tribal Council and Matty tells us that he thinks his vote came from Ken. Matty goes right in his face and asks him about it. Ken tries to make something up and Matty ain't buying. Matty tells us that Ken is the mastermind and that he's on to him. Sugar and Crystal are talking about how Matty will go next. Crystal is pissed that she didn't write Matty's name down. She said it was her biggest mistake. While she's probably right about that, it won't hit her as soon as it does the "mastermind." Cue the sun...


We come back from break to Kenny confronting Bob about the idol plan. Ken asks him why he didn't play the idol, and Bob fesses up that it's fake. Ken tells Bob how because of Bob and Corinne, his game is all screwed up and what transpires next is nothing short of pure unadulterated stupidity. Bob tells Ken that if he wins the next immunity, he'll give it to Ken. Um, Bob...there's no reason for you to feel bad. You did what you had to do to stay in the game. Ken would have done the same thing. He's just pissed because his own harebrained scheme of "let's flush out the idol" is fixing to backfire on him. This is why I should be on this game instead of people like Bob...because if I were there, we would have seen MUCH better television here as I'd have told Kenny exactly what he could do with his lies and screwed up game. But instead, we have Dreamz promising Yau Man another necklace.

As the sun sets, it's time for a Probst sighting!! Today's challenge is a race through a swampy obstacle course to retrieve a ball. They will come back through the course and shoot the ball into a basket and then head out for ball #2. The first person to sink all three balls wins immunity. The winner will then be flown via helicopter to the Luanga National Park where they'll visit a gorilla sanctuary, have a nice meal, a good night's sleep with a bed and shower. Also, the winner gets to send someone to Exile Island. Worth playing for?

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