|"Sleeping With the
Filmed Nov. 25-27,
Airs April 3, 2003
Matthew fixates on sharpening the machetes and creeps out his tribemates.
|As Heidi and
Jenna bathe each other, Rob voices his concern that they
are using their sexuality to manipulate their fellow Survivors.
embarks on a highly strategic relationship with a member
of the opposite sex.
|REWARD CHALLENGE/ Mudslides!
below show multiple images of the Survivors sliding around
in the mud, wearing red belts around their waists, and
seemingly tethered together by ropes. It's unclear how
many people are competing together, but with nine contestants
left, groups of three seem possible. In support of this,
Heidi appears to be loosely attached by the rope connected
to her belt to at least three other ropes: two thin red
ropes, like the one attached to her belt, which are stretched
out ahead of her, and one thick yellow rope, to which the
red ropes all connect. Jenna and Matthew have a taut red rope
attached to each of their belts, and appear to be pulling something.
Presumably, this is simply some sort of tethered race through
the mud, pulling a heavy/cumbersome object, in groups of
Because this appears to involve three people competing
together, it is most likely the RC. Jenna and Matthew have
a feather-draped structure behind them (near the finish line?),
we'll guess they are among the winners, although this could
just be a heat from a larger challenge. It's certainly possible
that the three winners of the first heat then go on to compete
amongst themselves for an individual reward. But it's also
possible (as in previous paired challenges) that all three
get to share the reward. And since that's the simpler conclusion,
and it recalls the "threesomes" discussion from the previous
episode, we'll go with that. Jenna, Matthew and probably
Heidi are thus our favorites to win.
|Reward challenge pictures:
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feel it's necessary.
Pull! Pull! Fun times for Jenna and Matthew.
This gritted teeth thing seems to be contagious.
So many ropes, so little time. Must try not to topple
over. Must try not to topple over....
|IMMUNITY CHALLENGE/ Mask smashing?
looks like the traditional "break stuff to eliminate your
enemies" challenge featured on previous versions (plate smashing
in S2, bowl smashing in S3, slingshots in S4, etc.). Or it
could be another variation on the classic "answer trivia and
snuff your friends" challenge (coconut chop in S4, torch snuff
in S5). We see Butch gasping (could be at camp, but he's not
usually shown at camp, so we'll guess otherwise), along with
a mask getting thumped by a log.
As for who wins: If Butch is at a challenge (seems less
sunny and muddy than the RC pictures above), and he doesn't
look too pleased with developments, we're guessing he doesn't
win. That leaves only eight other possibilities. Griffe at
SurvivorPhoenix speculates that Matthew's "Welcome to the
morgue" soundbite from the promos may come from this challenge.
Seems like a feasible suggestion. So Butch and Matthew are
out. Other likely targets are physical or strategic threats
(Alex, Dave) and "leaders"/"people who piss you off" (Deena,
Rob). That leaves Christy, Jenna and Heidi. If there's any
thought involved, we'll pick Christy as the winner.
Plus, nobody smashes the mask of the deaf girl, right?
|Immunity challenge pictures:
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if you feel it's necessary.
Contrary to popular rumor, this is not Deena's shrunken
head. For one thing, it's too tan.
Ouch! That's gonna leave a mark.
Is this man actually on the show?
cometh before a fall, especially in Survivor. Deena,
Rob and Alex all seemed especially happy with Roger's impending
(and actual) departure in the previous episode. The only
problem is: with Roger gone, who are they going to get pissed
With Rob, you needn't look far. He hates everyone.
Especially Dave, who is not only a slick All-American rocket
scientist, but is scoring with Rob's beloved Heidi. Rob made
no secret of his plans to oust Dave after Roger. If Matthew
or Alex (or Jenna, to Heidi) were to mention this, the Rob
Show might be over. No wonder he's pissed about Dave and
Heidi shacking up together.
Alex is difficult to gauge, because he's not clearly
aligned with anyone. There was the nominal association with
nu-Jaburu (that neither Rob nor Deena seemed that convinced
about) to oust Roger, and presumably Dave. But after that,
it's unclear where Alex falls. If Dave manages to win immunity,
Alex's name might come up.
Deena, however, seemed the most pleased, and could
be in the most danger, despite her claims that "this game
is mine". Rob compared her bulldog personality to that of
Roger, and the link fits. Dave and Butch would need three
recruits to oust her, but Heidi, Christy, Alex and Matthew
might be willing.
And then there's Dave. Named, along with Roger, as
one of Rob's post-merge targets back in Ep6. Roger's gone
now, so that leaves Dave. He's a strong immunity threat, though,
and ought to have wised up (with Roger's boot) that this
is now possible. Could there be two obvious boots in a row?
We shall see.
Good cases could be made for any of the above. But, barring
further revelations, we'll go with Deena. Well, crap. Now
we think it's Dave, after all.
says this is indeed the case. Screw it. Pick for yourself in the future.