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Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains (Threads Merged)

Discussion in 'Off The Beaten Track' started by victorskid, Feb 11, 2010.

  1. Jenny

    Jenny From the Bloc

    I guess I'm the only one who has watched it? Goodness you'd think there was something else to watch on tv last night. ;) Random thoughts:

    Why do they all hate Randy that much? I realize he's awkward and curmudgeonly but the look on everyone's face when he offered up the clam was just too junior high for me. I guess the editors didn't want us to realize that he was so obviously leaving?

    They are right to go after Parvati asap, on so many levels. Too bad none of them are willing to go after the popular girl.

    Hubby and I were discussing how we'd be cool to see each other snuggling at night or flirting a bit in this game ... until they were all in the water washing off the mud. Hubby says: "and right this minute Russell's wife just smacked him." I guess with so many singles on the show, he's not playing the family card this time.

    I'm liking Jerri more and more - her line about bottling up whatever Parvati has for her real life was great. :)

    I was a bit surprised at Sandra this time - she seems to be laying it out there a bit too obviously and reminding people how she won the first time. I was also :confused: when she told Jeff that when considering who to vote out, they think about who has won money. On her tribe, only she and Parvati, and arguably Rob, have won - so why point that out?

    Candice is playing too paranoid and is lucky they won that challenge.

    And JT is awesome - someone has finally managed to dethrone Rob as my favourite player ever! :encore:
  2. purple skates

    purple skates Shadow Dancing

    I watched it late last night, after I was finished watching the Olympics. I watched it because hubby said he was really surprised at how it ended (I was at DS's hockey practice at the time) so I figured I'd watch. Obviously hubby hasn't been watching it regularly because that vote was no surprise to me. :lol:

    I don't like Sandra. I didn't really like her too much the first time, even though I know she's popular here. She's like fingernails on a blackboard to me.
  3. Jayar

    Jayar Well-Known Member

    Wheeeeee! Someone else came out as a Jerri fan. :respec:

    P.S. I was a little excited when Jeff said that they could change before the challenge. Somehow watching Colby change his clothes would be more fun for me than the challenge...:lol:
  4. Prancer

    Prancer Slave to none, master to all Staff Member

    I don't think they really do; they all said nice things when they voted for him. Although they were all convinced that he hid the machete out of spite, so I don't think that helped his cause.

    He really likes Jerri and Coach. Funny that Randy, who had no friends in his everyday life, seems to have made them on Survivor--although he says that the Villians are all a bunch of misfits and that's why he belonged there.

    There are some good Insider clips for this week.

    I never understood why Jerri was seen as such a bitch; she had her issues, but so does everyone else, and she has always had redeeming qualities, too. I still love her for being the only one to stand up to Rupert and tell him his "shelter in the sand" idea was idiotic--and she did it nicely, even though it annoyed the hell out of Rupert to have some ignorant female tell Mr. Rehab Houses that his shelter was going to flood. I LOL last night when she said that she had been in the worst shelter in Survivor history. Yep, hands down.

    Ew at being with Coach, though. Just ew.

    Seeing Randy booted reminded me--remember Crystal, the gold medalist who was such a bad athlete during his season? She has admitted to using anabolic steroids during the 2004 Olympics and will likely be stripped of the gold medal; even worse, her teammates on the relay team may be stripped of theirs, too.

  5. sk8pics

    sk8pics Well-Known Member

    I watched it. Liked the episode. I didn't quite understand the whole thing about James being violent in a challenge. At least, that's what i remember reading in the episode info. Yes, he threw Randy off the platform immediately, but that was kind of the point. He didn't throw him around on the platform, or rub his face in the mud, he just did what he was supposed to do. I actually was :confused: that the villains would put Randy up against James. I mean, I know they don't like him, but did they want Randy to get killed?

    I, too, really like J.T. I just find him really likable. And I really don't like Sandra much either, never did before and still don't.

    I was also a little surprised that everyone voted for Randy, in spite of some of the talk about voting out Parvati.

    I think it's pretty funny how so many people think they're the ones calling the shots. Gonna be some rude awakenings... hope so, anyway, to keep it interesting.
  6. dbell1

    dbell1 Well-Known Member

    Totally figured Randy was going, but this episode had some decent :rofl: parts.

    Coach singing with the sun behind him? Classic. We stopped and rewatched it just to catch the cheesy lines. Oh, and his misspeaking is another favorite thing here. :D

    Rupert saying they bonded over catching a chicken that escaped their crappy cage? Awesome.

    Villains getting covered in mud while getting their arses kicked? Best challenge ever. Was fun to see Russell beaten, but he should be used to it after last season. :p

    I'm with Prancer on the Jerri bandwagon.

    I loved Sandra at TC last night. "Our machete grew little legs and walked away." You can tell she's frustrated. I'm still loving her from Pearl Islands for tossing the fish after they got rid of her friend.
  7. smurfy

    smurfy Well-Known Member

    Fun episode. Little things amused me. The challenge was wow, so lopsided.
    I am still enjoying Jerri and yes, why are they not getting rid of Parvarti, she is playing hard and as pointed out, she has friends on the other tribe.
    Candice - annoys, hope Cirie sticks around.
    JT - nice guy, enjoy his game
    Still loving Rob. He really gets the game. I think he is running the villains, as much as it can be run. The others definitely are not.
    Coach is still Coach, I do not like him, but he is so entertaining.
    Tyson - where are you?
    Danielle - still not remembering you.
    Rupert - please get voted out.
  8. Cupid

    Cupid Well-Known Member

    Do you remember the sandbag thing each was given to knock their opponent off the platform and into the mud? Well, after James proceeded to knock Randy off immediately with the sandbag, he then slammed the sandbag onto Randy as Randy lay in the mud. Totally uncalled for and poor Randy looked so humuliated. I think James wishes he were on the "Villains" side so he could be a villain instead of a hero (reinforcing negative stereotypes, way to go James :rolleyes:).

    I'm glad to see Parvati's still there as I'm sure there will be some fireworks between her and Jerri soon.:watch:
  9. Bostonfan

    Bostonfan Well-Known Member

    Jeff Probst really takes James to task in his blog this week:


    I’ve been a big fan of James from day one. I voted for him to be on Fans vs. Favorites and I voted for him to be on Heroes vs. Villains and up until this season I would have referred to him with affectionate phrases like “James the Gentle Giant.” Yeah… those days are gone.

    I don’t know if James was going through something personal like trying to quit smoking or if he had a bad rash nobody knew about but something has definitely changed.

    James is just not a nice guy these days.


    “The Most Embarrassing” match: It’s now official. James has clearly lost his mind. It’s el gonzo. It was the most lopsided match of the challenge. There was no doubt who was going to win. James knocked Randy off with one small push and then…he threw his bag on top of him and as always had to have the last word. “Get your f—ing old ass outta here.” Sorry James but this is where I get off the James train. It’s not that I think Randy is the nicest guy in the world either, but that was just unnecessary and truly ugly.
  10. sk8pics

    sk8pics Well-Known Member

    Oh, I didn't notice that. Yes, I would agree that was pretty obnoxious. But I still say, what were the villains thinking putting Randy up against James anyway?
  11. Prancer

    Prancer Slave to none, master to all Staff Member

    Definitely building. In last week's Insider vids, Parvati told everyone that she had seen Jerri and Coach making out on the beach. When people asked Jerri about it, she denied it, but Parvati insisted that she saw what she saw and then giggled about it in a confessional.

    James talks about that in one of this week's Insider videos; he was really pumped up, as were all the Heroes, and he later did feel bad about doing it.

    But yeah, James is just a little out of control :eek:. Ha ha ha at Parvati yelling, "I told you you were on the wrong tribe, James."
  12. FSfan107

    FSfan107 Well-Known Member

    James is freaking out and so angry all the time. I'm annoyed watching him. I hope both Parvati and Rupert are voted out soon.

    I love Boston Rob.:swoon:
  13. BaileyCatts

    BaileyCatts Well-Known Member

    From the article:

    :rofl: Gawd I love Jeff's comments!! He says what we are all thinking, don't he!

    Ain't THAT the truth Randy! I'll be your friend Randy! I always liked you regardless what anyone else said 'bout u. :respec:
  14. Fridge_Break

    Fridge_Break #HotMessExpress

    I am willing to bet the bank that this entire group is going to be kicking themselves in their own asses a little later on for not getting rid of Parvati tonight. I know she's not at all that popular among the fans (and people here), but it is undeniable that she knows what she is doing. The girl can play the game hardcore, and she can do a kickass job at it. I'm not particularly liking her this time around so far, but I give her maaaad props for her gameplay.

    Liking Jerri a lot. I've always thought she was quite a piece of work, and now she's hilarious and awesome.

    Can't stand too much more of James on my TV. Russell also is annoying the crap out of me -- I just don't like him anymore after his whining about losing to Natalie, and then claiming to be the best player that's ever played. I hate Coach too, but he's somewhat entertaining, at least.
  15. FiveRinger

    FiveRinger Well-Known Member

    I just finished watching this week's episode. There's been so much other going on, I didn't get a chance to really watch it.

    I agree that the villains are going to kick themselves in the ass because they didn't get rid of Parvati at the first opportunity. I understand that the idea is usually to get rid of the weakest/oldest players to keep the tribe strong, but Parvati is more of an immediate threat. Jerri said it best, comparing Parvati to a virus. I don't understand it, but is seems like people end of befriending her, even when they try their best to stay away from her.

    I'm really disturbed by the flirting of the married men on this tribe. Rob (we all know he's married to Am-buh!) and Russell cuddling up with these women is just shameless. Rob tried to explain to us about the sleeping arrangements, but that's not going down very well for me.

    Getting rid of Randy was clearly Rob's decision. Everyone else seemed perfectly content to get rid of Parvati at first. I'm dying to know what/how she was able to convince her tribe to get ride of Randy--someone who wasn't a threat physically and didn't have any alliances with anyone on either tribe.

    Somehow, I don't believe that Russell is being led by the nose the way everyone else seems to think. He's seen Parvati play the game and is "aware" of her charms. I think that she has more to be concerned about than he does. He's setting everyone up for a huge fall.

    Gotta love Sandra and her "anybody but me" strategy. By not claiming an alliance, she admits that she's has no allegiances to anyone but herself. If she makes it to the merge, this is brilliant, because she can go whatever way she needs to without stepping on anyone's toes.

    I don't know who I'm rooting for anymore. Last week, I was pulling for the Villains, and I think I still am. I just don't know which specific one anymore. That keeps changing. I'll have to let simmer on that one for a little bit longer.
  16. smurfy

    smurfy Well-Known Member

    Wow - great episode...
    Coach - crying, omg, where is the stick finger down throat emoticon.
    Coach - you are insecure and have a fake facade, get over it.
    Tyson - seemed genuine with Coach and kind, and telling him to stop telling stories that no one believes. hee hee
    Rob - still love him. I like how he handled Coach, could be a smart move.
    Rob would deserve the win so far.
    Sandra is awesom.
    Immunity idol clues - too funny how both teams found them
    Wonder if Russel has been looking all along and they did not show it?
    Immunity challenge - cool to see it finished this time.
    Love the scramble with the Heroes and who was getting voted out.
    I love Cirie, sorry to see her go, but great move by Tom, Colby and JT.
    And Rupert, Amanda, James and Candice reactions were great. it is now 3-4, and with the 4 and previews, Candice or someone will change sides, so the 4 will dwindle. Those 4 deserve to go.

    Tom or Rob to win the whole thing!!!!
  17. Cupid

    Cupid Well-Known Member

    Yes! Cirie is gone!
  18. emason

    emason Well-Known Member

    No! Cirie is gone. I wanted her to go the distance, but I do love how the power game on Heroes just shifted.
  19. Lacey

    Lacey Well-Known Member

    Great move.
  20. Verbalgirl77

    Verbalgirl77 is silently judging you

    I so hope the two of them last long enough to form an alliance together. They're the two best players by far!
  21. genevieve

    genevieve drinky typo pbp, closet hugger Staff Member

    I missed the last 2 eps and considered just bagging this whole season but I'm so glad I tuned in tonight. Really wish I'd seen the TC 2 weeks ago, sounds like it was crayzee.

    Russell Russell Russell...I was hoping after a few weeks (days for them, I know) he'd figure out how to work this crowd, but it hasn't sunk in that these players are every bit as smart and shrewd (or more) as he is. :wall: I still think Rob's a jerk but he is pwning Russell in every way.

    How the hell did Tyson keep it together during Coach's sobfest? We wuzrobbed of Tyson snark afterwards too :drama:

    Sandra rules.

    I missed whatever put Tom and Colby on the outs with their tribe (although I'm not surprised based on the natural alliances the Heroes had before they even started). I love me some Cirie, and Colby is almost as useless as Rupert, but I was cheering at the way that vote rolled out. Cirie dug her own grave by making too much noise about Candice, and getting rid of her now both eliminates the biggest strategic threat (esp. for Tom and JT) and one of the weakest challenge players, so maybe the Heroes will get it together next week.

    Apparently Dani is still in this game but I only know that because Jeff said her name once.
  22. Prancer

    Prancer Slave to none, master to all Staff Member

    Was that disappointing or what? I was just waiting for a Tyson snark and ........*crickets*.

    In one of the Insider vids last week, Coach was preening himself because every night after dinner, Rob would ask him to tell stories.

    I :lol: when I heard that. Crafty, crafty Rob--keep Coach happy and annoying in one fell swoop.

    I noticed her in the challenge. When she went for that belly flop, I thought she at least had a couple of cushions to land on, unlike Courtney. My eyes, my eyes! :yikes: Why, for the love of God, is she wearing a bikini? And what will she look like in those scraps if she makes it to the end? :scream:
  23. sk8pics

    sk8pics Well-Known Member

    Cirie is gone, yay! I just have never liked her --always found her a bit smug-- and it was a great move, finally! It seems like so often the players do not make the big moves, but this time J.T. did. I can't wait to see what happens with the Heros next.

    And I could not believe Coach. :rolleyes: Does he talk like this in real life or is he just making this stuff up to get air time. I've never liked Sandra much either, but I was kind of :lol: that little Sandra made Coach cry.

    Agree that Rob is doing a great job, and also jumping on the Tom & Rob bandwagon!
  24. smurfy

    smurfy Well-Known Member

    Yes - no Tyson snark, missed that, but he was pretty nice to Coach.

    So funny about Rob playing with Coach. This is such a set up. Remember when Rob and Amber got split up on the first All Stars and Rob asked Lex to watch out for her. So this is how Rob won over Lex, and others too.
    Got to love him. What he is doing is so out in the open that the others don't see it.
  25. Jenny

    Jenny From the Bloc

    ((((It's like we were all watching together.))))

    I too was waiting for the punchline when Tyson and Coach were talking, and at the same time was happy to see Tyson being a reasonable good guy. And speaking for all of us in saying stop it with the feathers at TC and the stories! :lol: that Rob has been encouraging the stories though - it's clear that Coach hero-worships him, and I think that will work to Rob's advantage down the road. Interesting that Jerri wasn't part of that little drama.

    I know that they haven't had to do much targeting yet, but it looks to me like Rob will go far, as although they all know he's a good player, several at least would be happy to ride the Rob train to the end, and hopefully pull an Amber and beat him eventually.

    I'm amazed Russell hasn't found that idol yet. :wall: to go looking for it though - did he think no one would see him? :lol: at Sandra spying in the bushes again, deja vu. And Rob ordering her to do it.

    Also agree with all that getting rid of Cirie was the right move, and agree with half that I will miss her. :) I could have happily done without Tom, Colby or Candice because I don't really feel an affinity for any of them, but I do agree it was a smart move all round and Cirie is super dangerous.

    Especially for JT. I'm still not sure everyone gets what he's really about. Great challenge player physically, but do they realize how good he is mentally too? Maybe - and they all get what a nice guy he is, but do they understand how much of a spell he casts on them all, and how he is using that as his main weapon in this game? I'm very much looking forward to how he explains his vote when they get back to camp. :cool:

    Style notes: Cirie's jaunty hat at the challenge :hat1:, James looking positively metallic all oiled up, and I have to say that Colby wears a do-rag well. His looks do nothing for me (sloping shoulders yuck), but I did think he looked cute at TC.
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  26. purple skates

    purple skates Shadow Dancing

    The look on JT's face at tribal - he looked to be a nervous wreck. I felt kind of bad for him. I agree that getting rid of Cirie was a smart - she can be so dangerous. I'm bummed, though, because I wanted her to get far.
  27. genevieve

    genevieve drinky typo pbp, closet hugger Staff Member

    best part about the Coach/Tyson talk was Coach being all "I'm so sensitive, help me!!" and the second Tyson said "I may have to tell you some things you don't want to hear" Coach snaps out of it "Like what?" It definitely didn't occur to him that he might want to change anything :lol: But even then, Tyson kept his comments on target and non-snarky. wuzrobbed.

    JT is the nicer Boston Rob.

    I find Courtney less scary to look at in a bikini than the girls whose tops barely cover their grapefruit-sized (and shaped) implants :scream: And I'm convinced the producers require all females with BMI under a certain percent to wear bikinis on the show. I doubt even the most exhibitionist among them would be thrilled knowing how fond the camera is of getting the most salacious and unflattering ass shots during comps :lol: and too often bikini tops hinder the player in a challenge. Sometimes it looks like going topless would have been easier than dealing with a top that keeps slipping.
  28. Cupid

    Cupid Well-Known Member

    :lol:Why, wasn't she crawling on all fours in that first challenge! She's not athletic at all! Just conniving.
  29. genevieve

    genevieve drinky typo pbp, closet hugger Staff Member

    Do you really think athletic ability is the key component to being a dangerous player in this game?
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  30. Jenny

    Jenny From the Bloc

    Personally, if I flopped down onto my (entirely natural) chest, it would hurt like hell. I would be crawling too.