Survivor: South Pacific
By Jim Van Nest, Survivor Analyst
November 15, 2011
We come back from break as Coach is feeling pretty happy about the results of last night's tribal. You know what that means, right? Time for some Coach-Chi. He tells us that he really needs to focus on being humble and not arrogant and that he can go a long way. I'm so glad to hear him say that. I was afraid he might start doing arrogant things. Back at camp, Coach asks Cochran who he wants to vote out next. He says that Ozzy is the bigger threat, but on a personal note, he'd like to see Jim go next. Ozzy tells us how hard it is to trust people out there. He says that his total strategy is gone and he has nothing left. (Insert "he had a strategy?" joke here). He tells us that his plan is to just win challenges until there's no one left.
Probst sighting!! The Immunity Challenge seems to have come early in this episode, which can only mean that we will, in fact, have two eliminations tonight. Today's challenge is a fun one. Each person will start at a Survivor coconut toss court. They will toss coconuts into a ring. Basically, it's Survivor Horseshoes. The first four people to get a coconut in the ring move on to the next round. Those four will then have to crack open coconuts, pour the water into their mouth, hold it through an obstacle course and then spit it into a tube. First person to fill up their tube wins immunity. Let's choose our spots.
The coconut toss is apparently harder than it looks as they take several shots before Dawn is the first to connect. Next up are Whitney, Jim and Sophie. As the second round starts, Sophie is a mad-woman. Busting through the coconut and tearing through the obstacle course. Dawn and Whitney fall behind real quick, making this a two horse race between Sophie and Jim. Jim has actually taken a slight lead on Sophie. Jim gets to his tube with what he thinks will win, but he's just short. This opens the door for Sophie to win. But on her last run, she's unable to hold the water in her mouth and gags and spits it out. As Jim comes through the obstacle course, he throws his hands up as he knows he has it won. Jim wins immunity. (I have to admit, I like the sound of that. I have a feeling I'd hear it a few times myself!!)
We come back from break and it's time to play "It's anyone but Ozzy." Brandon, Edna and Cochran are talking about voting out Ozzy. Brandon asks how many times you get to vote out Ozzy. Cochran, "Apparently two." Okay, I'll give him that one. That was funny. We join Coach and Ozzy talking. Ozzy is telling Coach that he doesn't want to go. Coach tells us that Ozzy is afraid to go tonight. He tells us there's a stark difference in the Ozzy today (with no leverage) and the cocky Ozzy of yesterday who thought he held all the cards. But, have no fear, Ozzy, Marcus Aurelius once said, "Some of the greatest inspiration was born out of desperation." Now THAT'S the Coach we all love. But I'd be remiss if I didn't mention that Marcus Aurelius never said that. It was a dude named Comer Cottrell, the founder of the Pro Line hair care products. Basically, he brought the Jheri Curl out of the salons and into the home. So that quote is closer to Soul Glow than Caesar. Coach and Ozzy hug it out and Coach tells Ozzy he knows he'll be back.