Survivor Philippines Episode 3: Yet Another Matsing Member Tossed!
Well from the previews it looked as if we’d lose either Russel or Mike, but both vets remain as yet unscathed, well… sorta. Mike still keeps managing to get himself cut up in one way or another. Maybe his eager clumsiness doesn’t affect him at all because he’s really the Terminator or underneath that skin. Look out Survivors, you don’t stand a chance!
But seriously, Matsing once again found themselves on the short end of the Immunity challenge stick and had to boot another player. Poor unsuspecting top-heavy Angie who wouldn’t harm a fly never saw the unanimous vote-off coming and even her beau of last week decided to throw her under the bus. Those dang 9-day relationships, just aren’t as good as they used to be! Russel is feeling like maybe God just doesn’t want him to play the game much less win it as he almost died last time out and now his team this season is on the respirator. It’s not God Russ good or bad, but don’t forget the tables can turn pretty ‘Tan’dang fast in this game.
And speaking of immunity, the cat’s out of the bag. Jon Penner’s Kalabaw teammates wised up to his game and discovered that the emblem on the rice bowl was missing so he had to come clean about discovering the idol and hiding it, where it remains. Besides that and the fact that this tribe is just plain slammin at immunity challenges coming in first in the last two, there’s not much to report from the red-flagged beach. They seem to be the team to beat at this point.
But don’t count out Tandang as Abi-Maria figured out that the emblem on the rice bowl was the immunity idol and ran up to Pete (not her now-estranged alliance pal, R.C.) and showed it to him. Up until now we hadn’t really gotten to know Pete much but somebody should hand him a tool bag because he he seems like a yeah… complete tool. His official bio says his hobbies are going out to bars and meeting girls and he seemed completely emotionless when Abi came bouncing up to him with the immunity idol news and didn’t even break pace or slow up when she was calling after him.
Besides Pete is getting sneaky and trying to blindside Mike by getting everyone to vote him off if he just gives the word. Not a bad strategy but it seems like Pete is on a power trip to go along with his other ‘winning’ character traits. He even has a stuffed turtle that he calls Hambone and had this to say about his little inanimate buddy, “Hambone goes where I go… Plus, how can girls not melt when they find out that one of the things I brought was a stuffed animal.” I wanna puke. If he ends up voting Scoop off in the future, I think I might have to take a little road trip to his hometown in New Jersey. Seriously, read ‘Meathead’s’ bio here and you’ll see what I mean.
So, now Matsing has lost half of it’s members and the other two teams remain seemingly unchallenged save for the internal strife and squabbles they’re all dealing with. It’ll be interesting to see who the first veteran to get voted off is as all of the rookies seem to be gunning for them. Here’s a video of the Tribal Council where ‘Doe Eyes’ got voted off
Poor Malcolm… Who ya gonna cuddle with now? Denise? Your alliance is blossoming and after all she could teach you a thing or two, just sayin! And speaking of, Denise and R.C. are my Immunity Challenge VIP’s for the week on account that they were apparently born with gills and as a result had a huge impact on their tribe’s performance whether or not they won. Matsing’s fate is supposedly hanging in the balance by a single moment, but then again we were led to believe that Mike might get voted off this week so we’ll see. I’ll cover whatever happens in that episode right here so stay tuned, and Mike? What injuries are you going to inflict on yourself next week? Haha!
This Week’s Survivor Insider Question:
“So, what do survivors REALLY do all day when not on camera?”
Answer: “Not much. Periodically, on-site producers pull cast members away from the group to do their confessional interviews. And, of course, the contestants go to challenges on two out of every three days. But beyond that, it’s up for them to amuse themselves, whether that means foraging for food, strategizing, or just sitting around and talking.”