Filmed Nov. 10-12,
Airs February 27, 2003
When the women's tribe decides they need a leader, Deena is elected,
but some hope she will destroy herself.
RC becomes an opportunity for the male and female tribes to interact,
leading the men to speculate about which women they may have a chance
between the young and old leave one Survivor caught in the middle
critical decision on his hands.
CHALLENGE/ Flirting, Mixer Q&A - Tambaqui wins?
The CBS promos
are playing up the "Mixer" aspect to this challenge
(which the CBS site says is the RC. The author of this Knoxville
News article describes it as an IC, however: "For
one immunity challenge, the men and women asked each other questions.
And that led to flirting. Men would compliment women on their
bikinis, and they would thank them for the compliments. 'I became
(game show host) Jim Lange for a moment, and it was The Dating
Game,'Probst said. 'At the next tribal council, I would ask,
"What do you think of this guy?" The women would say,
"This guy is cute." The guys would disagree over who
the hottest chick was.'" Since this does not appear to be
the IC after all, no conclusions can be drawn about who wins the
challenge. On the other hand, we see the men and women marching
to the challenge in the MTV preview. We see the tribes separated
boy-girl-boy-girl during the challenge. So when do Alex, Rob,
Dave and Matthew all gather together smiling, as in the cap below?
Are they just pleased with all the flirting they got to do in
the process of losing the challenge? Or did they actually win
one, despite the stifling "girl power" surrounding them?
We'll go with that.
Heidi, Deena, Jenna, Jeanne, Shawna, Christy and JoAnna going
to the challenge.
At the challenge. Lotsa boxes, lotsa flirting. Lotsa Rob covering
The guys are all smiles, at some point circa the challenge.
Could they have won?
CHALLENGE/ Speculation - Jaburu wins?
below (the infamous "where's Ryan?" huddle) would appear
to be the last challenge unaccounted for from pre-game caps. The
CBS web site states the mixer is the RC, so "Where's Ryan"
must be the IC. Hopefully CBS will get around to showing actual
challenge images this week. Or not.
As for who wins, since Probst himself talks about interrogating
the women on who the hot guys are "at the next tribal council,"
chances are that Jaburu loses its second straight IC here. True,
he could just have been talking about the next time Jaburu attends
TC, in some future episode. But if that were the case, they would
have two-plus full episode's worth of drama at Jaburu camp to
talk about, and it seems unlikely they'd be able to cram this
sort of fluff into their discussion. So again, most likely,
Jaburu loses the IC. (Whatever it is).
On the other hand, a recent post by "FilmMkr"
at SurvivorSucks' Spec board suggests that Daniel's mother thinks
she will be able to talk to the press after this episode airs,
suggesting Daniel might get the boot. In which case Tambaqui would
have to lose this one. Hmm, tough call. We'll go with Jaburu winning.
This now appears to be from Ep3. Jenna present on the left.
The pre-challenge cheer breaks. Believe in the million! Presumably
IC if mixer is RC.
|Not much solid
either way. Good cases could be made for Daniel or JoAnna. In the
absence of further info, we'll go with Daniel.
If the men attend tribal council this week, Daniel is the
leading candidate for a boot. Suggestions were made in Ep2 that
Rob might try to get Alex to vote against Roger at the next opportunity,
suggesting that will not actually come about (or if he does, Rob
will then vote with Roger's alliance, screwing Alex over). Either
way, Roger will be set up as the easy coup target, only for Daniel
to get the boot in the end. Ryan and Janet both spoke fondly of
Daniel in their post-boot interviews, suggesting they had a chance
to bond at Loser Lodge.
to the ChillOne's info, he states rather specifically that JoAnna
is the first woman to go, and that she does so in this episode.
While the specific details there are clearly inaccurate, it's
still quite feasible she goes around here. She was set up for
the boot (and somehow avoided a single vote) in Ep2, with her
late-night sermonizing against the Immunity Idol, and her confrontational
hand-waving against Christy. So she could go this week.
Christy made herself a target in Ep2, by calling her entire
tribe lazy right before tribal council. She has no visible alliance
(except a weak one with Jeanne, and a now-defunct one with Janet).
As such, she might be an easy target. Still, reports suggest she
made it to a tribe that contained men, so perhaps it's a bit early
for Christy to go.