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GIMME SHELTER The more Shamar talks...the more people wish they had brought earplugs as their luxury item
Talk next turns to Shamar. Reynold and Eddie say the problem is that he never does anything. Shamar says the problem is that he’s big and loud. Guess what, guys? You’re all right! Before voting, Laura talks about the bulge in Reynold’s pocket — and I really am trying my best to keep this clean, people — so Mr. Giant Package whips it out and says, “I’m going to play it tonight and be done with it.” At this point, everyone should immediately change their votes to Reynold because this is clearly a bluff of Malcolm Frebergian proportions. People that say they are going to use their idol never do.
They don’t change their votes, Reynold predictably pockets the idol — just check out that bulge! — and Allie is sent home, which I suppose in Reynold’s eyes is what she gets for being “not the cutest.” (She brought this on herself!) That’s too bad. According to Laura, Allie may have been an interesting player. She just went with the wrong group with the wrong numbers.
Speaking of numbers, I have been out of my pillow fort for way too long. I can feel the dehydration coming on! But before I go, in all my excitement last week I forgot to make my always anticipated — and almost always inaccurate — episode 1 pick to win it all, so I will reveal it now based on what I saw last week (no cheating with episode 2 stuff here). In the last Fans vs. Favorites I picked one Fan (Alexis) and one Fave (Cirie). Not bad. Alexis got 6th and Cirie got 3rd and would have actually won the damn thing had the show not switched back to a final 2 due to all the non-scheduled exists (James, Penner, Kathy).
In keeping with that tradition, I picked one from each tribe this season as well. For the Faves, I wanted to pick a player that was both under the radar and not crazy (a difficult combo with this group). That left me choosing between Andrea and Dawn. I liked that Andrea came out a lot less passive than last time, but thought playing both sides against each other so early was a bit dangerous. So Dawn it is. (But enough with the crying, woman!) The Fans were much tougher because almost everything we saw of them last week was the Flirty Foursome and I sure as hell was not picking one of them. Had I had the benefit of this week’s episode, I would have seen that Sherri and Laura could be running the show. But I didn’t, and liked the way Michael and Matt were carefully considering their options last week. So I picked Michael, and feel reasonably good about the decision. So there you have it: Dawn and Michael. Do me proud, you two!
Good news! Jeff Probst once again breaks down last night’s episode in our exclusive Q&A, so be sure to read what the host with the most has to say. Also, we have your exclusive deleted scene waiting for you in the video player below. And we’ll be talking to Allie on this week’s edition of the InsideTV Podcast, so look forward to that. And if you want more Survivor news and views delivered straight to your virtual doorstep, follow me on Twitter @DaltonRoss.
Now it’s your turn. Are you Team Reynold? Team Shamar? Or Team Neither? Rooting for the Fans or the Faves? And do you want to see Brandon go all Russell Hantz on the tribe? Hit the message boards to let us know and I’ll be back next week with another scoop of the crispy!