Survivor: Redemption Island
Their Red Headed Step Child
By Jim Van Nest, Survivor Analyst
March 24, 2011
Stephanie - 50-1 I'm moving Stephanie up on the list only because I think the previews are suggesting a Phillip episode, which means the vote could be coming from the Ometepe Tribe. If Zapatera loses, I see no way that Stephanie survives.
Matt - 100-1 Matt is on a roll and I really see no threat to his Redemption Island crown. I think he takes out Krista this week, despite what the promos suggest. And I think he'll have to deal with Phillip next time around. That, too, should be an easy win for the guy who's becoming the poster child for grace under pressure.
Phillip - 250-1 I think Phillip has finally worn out his welcome. The girls are sick of him and even Rob is annoyed. His speeches bug people, his underwear offends them and I just think his time is up. He's too much of a wild card to be allowed to remain in this game.
Krista - 1 million-1 Sorry Krista. You seem like an okay girl, except for the whole "Russell" thing. Remember, you're not the first and you won't be the last to fall at Matt's hand. We'll see you at the reunion.
Tonight's episode begins with Krista touching down at Redemption Island. Apparently, Krista is very religious, as is Matt...so they bond almost instantly.
We jump to Zapatera real quick and Steve is upset that he got two votes the night before. He asks Stephanie why she voted for him. She basically tells him she doesn't feel that he's that strong for the team. Steve then tells us that her vote against him was stupid. He even tells her it was a poor move. Um, Steve...they had to vote for someone. She's obviously the next boot if you guys lose, why does voting for YOU make it worse for her? Get over yourself and start playing the game. Quit talking smack on the person that's on the short end of a 6-1 stick.
We come back from break to the Ometepe tribe and while Phillip gathers wood, Ashley and Natalie decide to have a beach/spa day. What follows is, without a doubt, one of the grossest things ever shown on Survivor. Natalie is actually plucking the armpit hairs off of Ashley. Yep, that's right. You figure each episode of Survivor covers a 72 hour period. And apparently, these people are so boring that picking each other's pits is exciting enough to make the 47 minutes worth of footage for the episode. As I throw up in my mouth, Ashley tells us about how hard she's worked all her life. Ya know, as a basketball player and in pageants. And no, I'm not making that up. As they do each other's hair, Phillip comes over and asks them to start checking on the fire. He tells us that he is sick of watching these girls do absolutely nothing. AND they have the nerve to not give him any credit for anything he does around camp.