Survivor: Gabon, S17, Episode 09, “The Brains Behind Everything,” Bonus Videos, Promo Video E10, “Nothing Tastes Better Than Five Hundred Dollars”*SPOILERS*

Season 17: Episode 09: “The Brains Behind Everything”

Opening Credits: NEW

“Knowing that Sugar is a swing vote, Corinne is walking on eggshells with her in the hopes that she can sway Sugar to her side. “Sugar is so weak and naïve and gullible. I’ve been nasty to her for twenty-five days. I was nice to her one day and she’s sold. So it doesn’t make sense that she buys it ‘cause she’s such a moron.””

Jeff Probst blog: Episode 9

Ken and Susie Catch Turtles: Episode 9

This was one of Survivor: Gabon’s strongest  episodes, despite the sort of lame golf Reward Challenge.

The team members have been whittled down to nine, and as expected, they were merged.
With the merge came individual challenges; this week was the build-a-fire challenge, among the most popular of individual challenges. I like it because each one of them should be able to start a fire–they’ve known this was coming from the moment they were accepted on the show. Yet how does one explain the utter incompetence of so many in this challenge, season after season?
The challenge was almost a wash, if it were not surprisingly for Susie and Sugar.  Susie took the lead early and Sugar came out straight behind.  None of the other members of the tribe even got their fire started, and many of them simply gave up(!)  In the end,  Susie nailed it, winning her first Individual Immunity and thus  saving herself when voting time came at Tribal Council.

Following up on his previous plotting Kenny again lied his way into another blindside at tribal–that’s three for three.  This time Charlie was his surprise victim.

The ramifications of last week’s throwing the second immunity idol into the sea cannot be minimized. Bob was sent to Exile this time but with the second Immunity Idol floating far, far away and despite Bob’s ability to follow the clues perfectly, there was no idol to be found. Undeterred, Bob put together what’s got to be the best fake Immunity Idol ever made in the show Survivor. May it serve him well.


Charlie at Survivor Ponderosa: End of Episode 9

Charlie and Marcus: Reunited at Ponderosa

NEXT WEEK: Episode 10
Survivor: Gabon — Earth’s Last Eden
Nothing Tastes Better Than Five Hundred Dollars

Preview Video:

Transcript:

Jeff Probst: Next time on Survivor…

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Jeff: Randy stirs up the camp.

Crystal (in confessional): He’s wreaking havoc.

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Sugar: I think he’s crazy.

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Randy (talking to Matty): You’re on the outs. The final three in this game is Kenny, Crystal and Susie. You’re not part of it.

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Corinne (in confessional): We have to get this right. If we get this right the whole game will change.

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Jeff: But Kenny will not be denied.

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Just-Released Network Promo for LOST, S5, 2009 *SPOILERS* Battlestar Galactica NEWS– Back on air January 16


We have Internet again. It is noticeably slower than what we had–but it is said to be much more reliable. By “slower” I mean a bit laggy. <eyeroll> Might be able to be tweaked and it may not be as big an issue with my notebook. I’ll find out later, fingers crossed.

Because I am again able to freely bop around the Internet, I found a headline from Kristin Dos Santos of E! about LOST most intriguing and so clicked through for a ABC promo for Lost, Season Five . Some of the scenes are new(!)and they answered a question or two about the immediate aftermath of the escape of the Oceanic Six and what happened to the rest of the Losties, The Freighter people (Dan especially seemed a concern–he’s in the promo), assorted Others, Ben’s people, et al.

A running comment that seems to be exciting some folks is that during the promo at about the time when Jack and Ben are at the funeral home talking, the words Dharma Initiative and the Dharma symbol flash by quickly.

Where have we seen those before? (A: Everywhere.)

Big Battlestar Galactica news which I will be updating, though I usually cover BSG here.

From The Watcher

“UPDATE posted Oct. 17:The show’s finale will indeed air on March 20. Sci Fi’s Oct. 16 press release about the show’s final episodes is at the end of this item.

“Battlestar Galactica” finally returns with its last setof episodes 9 p.m. Central Time Jan. 16, Michael Ausiello reports.

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He calculates that the show’s series finale (which executive producer Ron Moore talked about here ) would likely air March 20. I don’t even want to think about the show ending, but as long as we’re on the topic, it’s still a little unclear as to how things will play out with the show’s final group of episodes.

At this stage, based on earlier “Battlestar” dispatches, we know there will be 10 episodes that will be at least 11 hours long. But it’s not clear whether show’s final episodes may end up extending beyond the 11 hours that have been allotted thus far. No doubt Sci Fi Channel’s supercomputers are at work on this situation as we speak. (There will also be a “Battlestar” movie that will air after the series ends. OK, now click on that “supercomputer” link you just passed over. Seriously.)”

Sci Fi’s press release about the last set of “Battlestar” episodes is below.

BATTLESTAR GALACTICA RETURNS ON SCI FI
JOURNEY’S END DRAWS NEAR FOR ACCLAIMED SERIES

Final Episodes to Begin January 16, 2009

New York, NY – October 16, 2008 – On Friday, January 16, 2009 at 10PM ET/PT, SCI FI’s critically acclaimed drama series Battlestar Galactica will return with the remaining episodes of its 4th and final season. The 10-week run will culminate with the series finale on March 20th.

Picking up from last June’s jarring cliffhanger – the Colonial fleet and their new Cylon allies led by Admiral Adama and the Galactica crew discover Earth to find it a barren nuclear wasteland – the finale season promises to be rife with drama, action and revelation.

Battlestar Galactica is the gripping saga of humanity’s last remnants and their struggle to find a new home while fleeing from their deadly Cylon enemies. Redefining the space opera with its gritty realism, Galactica’s intensity, issues-driven topicality, and command performances have garnered it numerous awards, including three Emmys and the prestigious George Foster Peabody Award.  The show was twice recognized by the American Film Institute (AFI) as one of the most outstanding programs of the year. The series is executive produced by Ronald D. Moore and David Eick, and the outstanding ensemble cast is led by Edward James Olmos, Mary McDonnell, Katee Sackhoff, Jamie Bamber, James Callis, Tricia Helfer and Grace Park.

Survivor: Gabon S17, Episode 05: “This Camp Is Cursed!” E06 Promo Video *SPOILERS*

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Day 15-

Jeff Probst Blog Episode 5

I have to go with what the general Internet consensus seems to be– that so far, Survivor: Gabon is dragging. It’s not compelling at all.

The horribly lopsided teams take the mystery and anticipation out of who is going to win the challenges.

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Day 15~ Ace and Dan

Though Ace’s reactions to Dan hitting him in the face with a watermelon and shield in the challenges were pretty amusing. Ace: you are a terrible actor in addition to pandering to the camera (camera whore).

The lack of interesting team members (with only a couple of exceptions) makes for dull convos and confessionals.

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And frankly, I don’t’ find  the men or women to be very attractive and I hadn’t realized how important that is until the other elements are noticeably missing and we have nothing to fall back on.

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I also hate it when a tribe is so terribly starved this early on so they are gaunt and sickly-looking. Who wants to watch people who look as if they are about to pass out at any moment?

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Matty and Sugar
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Tribal

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Crystal picks through Sugar's bag

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Matty is Crystal's lookout

Next Week:

Jeff Probst: Next time on Survivor… ( Episode 6)

Ace : I just don’t know who would be my potential Benedict Arnold.

Ace : Until the merge, you are on your word that you aren’t going to stab me in the back?

Matty : I’ve made a pact with Ace.

Ace: Deal?

Matty: Deal.

Sugar: Should I give you the idol?

Ace: If you want to give me the Idol that’s up to you.

Ace : This is going to be the start of a great run for me. I have complete supremacy.

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Should I give you the idol?
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If you want to...
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Hmm