First, if you don’t want to know who wins “Survivor: Cook Islands,” this isn’t the place for you. There WILL be spoilers. Go watch “Survivor: The Amazon” instead.
Second, speaking of “Survivor: The Amazon,” Mr. Rob Cesternino is very generously offering his “Survivor: The Amazon – Unauthorized DVD Commentary” at an exclusive DISCOUNTED RATE for Summer Book Club members.
Third, our friends at True Dork Times are once again getting in on the fun with stats, awards, and more.
And finally, this whole Book Club thing is kind of a work in progress. If you have ideas on how to improve the proceedings, please let me know.
My Big Question: Parvati Shallow, “Boston” Rob Mariano, Russell Hantz, Richard Hatch, Sandra Diaz-Twine, Ozzy Lusth, Cirie Fields, Tom Westman, Amanda Kimmel, Rob Cesternino, and Ethan Zohn.
That’s the full roster of“Survivor” Hall of Famers. All eleven have appeared on the show more than once.
Whenever the topic of worthy one-timers comes up, Cook Islands champ (spoiler alert!) Yul Kwon is always a popular pick. However, many seem to think his (spoiler alert!) over-powered immunity idol should count against him. With this re-watch, I hope to get to the bottom of that mystery.
And with that, let’s get started…
Interesting, but understandable that Jonathan would rather see an Aitu person win.
We’re now to the point in the season where you could argue that Yul having the mega idol is affecting the way people vote in the game. From here on out it’s tough to compare Yul to other “Survivor” champs. Which is a shame, because I’m loving me some Yul.
“Yul doesn’t have the idol!” – Parvati Shallow
Ozzy certainly went from tribe pariah to someone who’s able to slip into the background.
Wow, I feel like the editing in this episode is really trying to make Parvati look stupid.
Gah…poor Candice. Maybe it pays to bid early.
Fun Fact: That exact ice cream machine was in the mess tent for “Survivor: Gabon.”
Ozzy bids $420. Feel free to write your own jokes.
Hotdogs, pizza, beer, a clean mouth, and enough to tip Probst? Penner won.
Hmm…I think I’d suck at any kind of memory challenge.
And we’ve now reached the point in the afternoon where Candice blows up her game. You can’t throw Yul under the bus. The dude is Teflon.
Interesting bit during Yul’s conversation with Becky; he was saying things like “Whoever I go up against.” At this point shouldn’t he be trying to assure her that she’d be the one he’s going up against?
It’s kind of funny to watch Penner become the tribe cancer, when he’s such a likable guy. What would Raro have done if they were paired with Phillip Sheppard or Brandon Hantz?
I guess maybe, maaaaaaaybe you could argue that Candice was heroic for enduring so many trips to Exile. Maybe.
Did Yul make the right call revealing the idol?
I like Aitu’s “Penner before us strategy” as it at least gets them a step closer. Do people who use their jury vote as a bargaining chip follow through?
Would you be more likely to vote for the mastermind who voted you out, or the silent partner who had their back?
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