I'm looking forward to next week, but, for now, I'd settle for Ponderosa. :)
I'm looking forward to next week, but, for now, I'd settle for Ponderosa. :)
Is is sad that Penner, the CEO of Penner's Fantastic Four and Penner's Three Musketeers... is now gone. Now it's the Two Musketeers. Period. No more Penner. :(
He had a good run. I was hoping this would be his best season placement yet (he previously finished 7th and premerge). Instead, he just tied his first go-around. :(
I hope he wins Fan Fav! Vote Penner!
Abi is so freakin clueless of how people perceive her and how she interacts with people. And Lisa was right before, she's just quite immature. Didn't anyone see her stick her tongue out to Denise when Denise walked passed her to cast a vote? She was like a spoiled bratty 10yo girl. And its not fair that Jeff asked Denise again about Abi. Why doesn't he ask Malcolm or Carter or Skupin this time?
I didn't like the advantage they gave Abi for the IC. It was too much. She should have been advanced to the 2nd rd instead of the final rd or at least make the final round more challenging. Untying a knot is not so physical. Anyway, the alliance could have concocted a strategy such that Abi can't bid for the advantage. Penner can sacrifice himself by saving his money to outbid Abi or they could have pulled all their money together to outbid her. Ironically, she's actually the best person to take to the final 3. I'm aghast that a couple of people in the FORT actually feels sorry for her and side with her even after seeing how she was mean and rude to people even in her own alliance. She brought this to herself, she's been outplayed by the very people she hates and she's bitter about it. Agree with Malcolm that she's self-unaware (I'm not sure if that's a word but I'm sure he meant that she has no sense of self-awareness). If you want to be honest and frank about how you feel or think about people, then you should be able to take the consequences of your behavior and not be surprised by people's reactions. And If you want people to be equally honest about you then do not misconstrue it as an attack. Denise was very gracious during her confrontation with Abi but Abi, the rude brat that she is, keeps interrupting her.
So doesn't Malcolm need to use his HII next week as he couldn't use it for the final five? I thought he was going to give it to Denise after Penner shouted out her name before writing her name down.
Especially the returning players and 'student of the game' Lisa. I saw that one coming from a mile away. The only reason I can think as to why they let her get away with it is because they assumed (like I did) that even with an advantage, Abi wouldn't win. It certainly was probably one of the biggest shocks of the season. That being said, I don't see any conspiracy behind it. Like someone pointed out, by skipping the first two parts, she was rested and alert for the last section, and clearly had more motivation than Penner or Carter to win. And she turned out to be very good at untying knots.Quote:
If they wanted to get Abi out, they should NEVER have spent money on food and saved it for that advantage. Anyone with half a mind on this show knows that there's always an advantage or letters offered up, so they should've saved their money if they saw Abi not bidding on any food. As much as I loathe her behavior, Abi did play smart for once here and it paid off.
I wonder if any of the others bought into her lie that there was another idol out there. It sure didn't seem like any of the others really gave her a second glance when she faked that second part, and to my ears, she didn't sound convincing in telling her story. I guess we'll see next week if any of them worry about that possibility. I'd think a more convincing actor might be able to pull off that kind of lie.
I don't think Jeff would ever out someone's gameplay in an instance like this. Remember Fairplay? Still one of the most masterful pieces of deception ever on this show, even if the guy was a jerk. Fairplay though was a very convincing liar. Jeff probably lives for situations like this, where a player completely lies about something. There was that season where someone actually did trick another player with a fake idol.
So sorry to see Penner leave. I understand taking him out, he's a smooth talker and a great player. But at the same time, he still manages to be one of the most honest and genuine players ever. I wouldn't mind being friends with him. (Sidenote, I just noticed tonight how beautiful his eyes are) His exit was a hoot, whistling, popping in and out of camera at the end of his exit...I couldn't stop laughing.
Anyone else surprised Malcolm didn't use his idol for Denise tonight? When Abi stuck her tounge out at Denise and Penner yelled her name, I thought for sure he'd play it. He must have been darn certain that Skupin and Lisa wouldn't flip, because his alliance could have been destroyed tonight. He can only use it for two more weeks right? I guess maybe his thought is to get Abi out next week, and hopefully Carter the week after that and only use it to insure he gets to Final Four if Carter wins immunity at some point.
I really don't think Abi will make it much farther. For one, there's a good chance she has at least two jury votes already, Pete and Artis. I couldn't say which way RC, Jeff or Penner would vote. But I really do think her personality is so abrasive that it must be just so damaging to morale to have her there. Otherwise why would they have raked her over the coals last week (and while it was brutal, I don't think that necessarily makes Denise and the others bad people-they were probably at the end of their ropes with her, and sometimes only being cruel can make a person realize how they are and make them want to change) She learned nothing from what she was shown about herself at last TC and was the same nasty, whining brat she's been this whole time. I can see this as one of those seasons where the finalists want to be proud of who they are standing next to .
Last sidenote, personality aside, Jeff Kent is a good looking man. So why is he rocking that pedophile moustache? Does he always wear that (I don't follow baseball)?
As for Carter...he seems nice and is a threat in challenges, but he is clearly no mastermind and has zero strategy. He is hiding behind these bigger personalities, but I seriously doubt he will go much further. He has asked both Jeff and later Penner if he should basically vote to kick them out of the game. Has doesn't seem to be thinking at all and unless he goes on an immunity run to the end of the game, I highly doubt he will make it to the finals. He is not alligned with anyone any more...Lisa/Supkin, Malcom/Denise or Abi, so who will protect him? I see Abi and Carter as the next two to go barring them winning II.
All in all, this has turned into one of the better seasons. Barring Abi making it into the final 3, it is shaping up to be really good final.
I agree about Jeff not outing a players lie. That is part of the strategy of the game. If he called out players everytime someone lied, there would be no game. It was good stategy...too bad it came from Abi.
I also commented last week about Penner's eyes. Beautiful...and he is intelligent, articulate and funny to boot.
As for Abi sticking her tongue out at Denise, I noticed that too. And she wonders why people don't like her...and that includes her former team mates Artis and Pete. In their exit interviews both stated that she was truly annoying and regret being stuck in an alliance with her. They did not in any way sound as if they respected her game play, so I highly doubt they would vote for her if she made it that far. Let's hope for our sakes she's out sooner, rather than later.
Is it just me for thinking this seasons TC is more open than some of the past ones? Seems like everything is discussed and Jeff knows just who to ask certain questions each time. I am beginning to wonder if he has been hanging around with them. ;)
Regarding Abi I still don't care for her, and maybe I missed where someone may have already mentioned it, but Abi stuck her tongue out at Denise as Denise went up to vote. That spoke volumes to me. It was very child like and actions like that make me feel, that if I had felt the least bit sorry for her that completely vanished. I don't feel sorry for her because I think she acts like a spoiled brat who doesn't get their own way.
I am glad that Malcolm and Denise are still safe and agree that they went through so much in the beginning I am still rooting for them. Carter doesn't bother me either and he is turning out to be better than I first expected. I just don't feel that I have gotten to know him as much as the others. I thought it was nice that he chose the rice and beans for the tribe.
I will miss Penner just as many of you. Has anyone noticed how beautiful his eyes are? I have been noticing them the last couple of weeks and the blue is so vibrant. I like him as a person and he tried his best. I guess he made that mistake by not joining the alliance quick enough and it cost him. You are right his walk of shame was wonderful and he is a class act.
I have no clear cut favorite. I would not be disappointed if anyone left won other than Abi and maybe Lisa (the jury is still out on her). I need more time to figure out what she is doing.
Oh, Penner, Survivor is a fickle bitch, she is. :( To have come this far, against the odds and even a shot to win with the jury. Then just ONE mistake and he's chucked to the curb.
I love it every time Penner loses the weight and gets dirty. :lol It's not just the amazing eyes... it's his smile! Killer. I'll be sad if he shaves the scruff at Ponderosa.
As someones mentioned up thread, I can't root for Carter. Anyone who asks someone if they think they should be voted out next is not someone I can root for. I don't care how immunity challenges he wins yet and if he made the right decision to take the rice and beans. Too little, too late.
Abi. How can you be so smug? Who cares if you won an immunity? Everyone hates you. Make it to the final three, go ahead. All those people you are sitting with are your JURY. I am aghast at her social game.
Penner was the right choice to vote out... for Malcolm and Denise only. He's the only one who could challenge them in the final three. With Malcolm's slick handling of every person who will someday hit the jury, or not, (Abi and Lisa for example) he's perfectly set up for a win. Penner was the wild card, and now that he's out, I expect the game will be a little more boring and predictable here on out.
I am very very sad that Penner is gone. :(
ETA: I forgot to mention, Penner's one angle to argue was to get rid of Malcolm or Denise because they were unbeatable... it was a good try. But I wondered if he tried to argue the point that Carter was a greater immunity threat than himself? I suspect he didn't want to turn on his only real ally in the game, but it would have been something to consider.
Saw that one coming a mile away. Anytime when at the beginning of the show it is mentioned that so and so is the next to go, it never happens.
Probst must be dating Abi. He was waaaay too satisfied that she had won immunity.
They haven't played for a new car yet? What's the deal??