I am late posting as I have been having computer problems yet again and I just had an entire post typed up and it timed me out for some reason. I am trying again, but typing it outside and only hope I can remember what I said the first time.
I enjoyed this episode, but agree with those that found the sand challenge a bit hard to watch. Watching some of the maneuvers used in order to drag the bodies back across the line was quite something. As Fanny mentioned I expected more body parts to be popping out and also agree with Brooks regarding sand in your eye possibly giving you cornea damage. Years ago when I was sitting in a hospital parking garage waiting to get to the ticket booth I held my ticket in a horizontal position in my left hand as I rested my elbow on the window which was down. All at once I heard a noise which caused me to turn my head quickly and the ticket went right across the left eye. The pain was instantaneous and excruciating. My eye just flooded with tears which were running down my cheek and wouldn't stop. I ended up parking the car and going into the ER and sure enough I had scratched my cornea. They did some testing and put some type of antibiotic ointment in the eye and a patch. They gave me pain medication as they said it would really hurt for a couple of days and also some oral antibiotics. I had to wear the patch for a week. Believe me not fun and I was not living in the conditions that they do.
I agree with the poster who mentioned the wooden pole and the potential for some nasty slivers. Tasha did amazing and Cliff wasn't going any place. The two of them really had the potential to get some nasty slivers since they couldn't be budged from their wooden poles.
I can't tell you how happy I was for the members of the brain tribe to finally be on a tribe where they won their first IC. It was fantastic!!!
I was a nervous wreck as I thought for sure LJ was going to be voted out. I kept yelling at my TV for LJ to use his idol. I agree with the other poster who said something must have taken place between Tony and LJ which we were not shown. I don't think he would have not used his Idol after saying he would if he felt he was in trouble. Since he is the leader of my pool and it came down between him and Cliff I of course was happy that LJ stayed. I had nothing against Cliff and didn't really feel I got to know him that much until this episode where we saw a bit more of him.
Looks like next week is going to be quite the episode and they way it was edited it appears that Lindsey may be leaving. Since I have Trish as my reserve in the Survivor pool I hope it's not her or that the others don't turn on her.
Lastly and certainly not the least pikachu thank you for the fantastic banner at the top of the page. You continue to amaze me with your talent and I can't tell you how nice it is to just look up to see everyone's picture with their names. I don't have all the names down pat yet and as I am typing it sure makes it a lot easier to have it in front of you.