Survivor Samoa - Snake in the Grass (Warning Spoilers)

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United States
September 18, 2009 10:43am CST
An Apology First of all, I would like to apologize for the end of last season. I had to have shoulder surgery and was out of commission for 12 weeks. By that time the season was over. This year I am ready to go and have a great time talking about Survivor. I hope that many of you will join me each week while we discuss this awesome show. Snake in the Grass I would visit my cousins in Kentucky once every summer. We would run through the yards and the standard warning was always. “Watch out for the copperheads in the grass.” Oh how the members of Foa Foa should have received that warning when it comes to Russell H., the multi-millionaire Oil tycoon. His tactics remind me of the infamous Rupert stealing of the shoes on Pearl Island. I already can’t stand him and hope that he stays for a long time. However, I think he is too abrasive and will make more enemies than friends. I give him 5 more episodes. The Setting – A thing of Beauty I think this location has got to be one of the most breath-taking locations from what I have seen so far. The coastal shots they took were amazing. The Final Four – and character commentaries For those of you who have followed my commentaries, you are well aware that I pick the final four from the beginning and update my list as I go along. So here is my initial pick for this season. Even though I would like to see Russell H get to the final four, it will not happen. He would be great because everyone would hate him so much. Shambo will not make it to the final four. She seems to be a talker and that will grate on people’s nerves. So my picks: Mick seems to have very good people skills and the ability to delegate well as a leader. Even though he was chosen as a leader he is sensible enough to allow others to take the “vocal leader” position. This may well save his neck. Final 4 pick [b]Mick Russell S Ashley John[/b] Looking forward to a great year!!
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• United States
18 Sep 09
Hi Double: Count me in I'm a huge Survivor fan too!! Hope your shoulder is doing much better by now; When they started showing and airing all the pre-show clips I knew then I'd NOT like that Russell person, what a snake in the grass he is; and to drink ( hog all the water he could) and then DUMP IT OUT why that is just wrong, wrong wrong...I hope they all figure out his game and quickly; I personally want him GONE... He's one of those characters we LOVE TO HATE right? Now Rupert on the other hand, I liked him from the very start, even though he did take those shoes...LOL! He was a Pirate after all..(G)!! I read through all the posts here and you guys are all lined up and ready with the names and stuff of the players and the only ones I can recall from last night was the evil evil Russell and the One voted off Marissa...LOL! One too many medications for me I guess, will have to study up on my names better; Now next weeks show looks to be really good, somebody has did a major no no it seems in one of the challenges they do did you see Jeff's face??? and then he was yelling for them TO STOP NOW or something like that I've never seen that kind of expression on Jeff's face...MAYBE RUSSELL WILL GET EXPELLED HUH?? One can only hope!! Great post and I'll be around to put in my two cents I'm sure!!
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@leenie50 (3992)
• United States
19 Sep 09
Ben is a real jerk. He showed his true colors the other night. I hope everyone knows Survivor is on again tonight.
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• United States
21 Sep 09
I agree about Ben. Oh who was it a few season ago. The crazy guy with the Machete and his chair that he would not let anyone sit in? That is who ben reminds me of.
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• United States
25 Sep 09
It was a good show last night. Come on over to discuss what transpired on our favorite show. This weeks discussion can be found at http://www.mylot.com/w/discussions/2141233.aspx?p=0
• United States
18 Sep 09
Hello doubleloveyou, I usually pick a few i think will go to the end too but I cant even tell you the names of the players right now...I just couldnt get past Russel the snake to pay attention to the others....there is just something about that guy that makes my skin crawl.... I think shambo may make it a little further than you think though...she does talk a lot but I think challenge wise she will turn out to be valuable and she will end up being one of those that everyone wants to get rid of but they never end up doing it because there is someone that needs to go more... My fondest hope is that russel will go next thursday but i have a bad feeling he will be one of those too....they may all end up hating him but he is strong as two oxen...... Right now I am just rooting for the other tribe.... LOL...i really didnt get much out of the show last night I was so fixated on the snake.... I guess i'll pay better attantion next thursday!
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• United States
21 Sep 09
It is possible for a longer run on Shambo. But the fact that she is already segregating herself, whenever there is a tossup it will be her. You all know I can't stand Russel, but did you see how fast that man can move? Wow, that blew me away. On the other note from Plunk, what they never seem to figure out until it is too late is that most often it is not strength that wins but rather unity in the tribe and morale. When you are stripped of everything in the world you have no strength if you have no morale
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@leenie50 (3992)
• United States
21 Sep 09
Pastor, Those are words to live by. I am truly living by them everyday. Leenie
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• United States
25 Sep 09
We had a great discussion last week. This week will be even better. This weeks discussion can be found at http://www.mylot.com/w/discussions/2141233.aspx?p=0
@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
18 Sep 09
Having seen last night's episode, if I were to get on Survivor in future and be provided with a cantine for water, I'd be sleeping with it (and all my other belongings too). Yes, he reminds me of Rupert, only Rupert was basically a nice guy, and this guy rubs me totally the wrong way. I give him three episodes, because I think his teammates are smarter than he thinks they are. Or maybe this will be like Amazon where every single week, those darn women wouldn't see the light and make the female alliance I think they should have made, and I'll be gnashing my teeth at what idiots they all are. No way, no how is this guy going to make it to the final though.
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• United States
18 Sep 09
It is like Russel is the antithesis of Rupurt. Like they were once one man and then the two of them split Rupert taking all the good and Russell...Well you know. :) Apparently marisa was not completely stupid. She knew there was something wrong and she acted on it. I commend her for that. You are right Russel will not make the finals. I do not think I could handle him that long. I look forward to the rest of the season!!!
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@leenie50 (3992)
• United States
19 Sep 09
Oh Plunk, It's strange that people laugh when others get hurt. I certainly don't get it.
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• United States
25 Sep 09
This weeks discussion can be found at http://www.mylot.com/w/discussions/2141233.aspx?p=0
@sunshine4 (8709)
• United States
18 Sep 09
I can't believe that you already picked out the final 4. I had a hard time keeping them straight last night. I think that Russell is going to go far because he is a snake. I really like the other Russell. He might be my favorite so far. I did watch this late late last night when I got home from shopping, so really didn't focus too much on what was going on. I liked Marissa, too bad she got voted out already.
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• United States
18 Sep 09
I always pick the final 4 early. I like to see how my opinion changes as the show progresses. If Russel would back off just a little I believe he can go far. Right now WAY to abrasive. It will begin to wear on the teams performance.
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• United States
25 Sep 09
This weeks discussion is already underway. Come join in about what happend last night on the show. This weeks discussion can be found at http://www.mylot.com/w/discussions/2141233.aspx?p=0
@leenie50 (3992)
• United States
18 Sep 09
Hey Paster G, So good to have you back in action. I really missed you. I love your comentary on Survivor. So let's get to it. Pit Bull Russell of course is rotten to the core. I realize that it gives depth to the show but when they do evil things like pour peoples water out after he slugs what he wants down, that is wrong. He may be an Oil Tycoon but he's coming on too strong way too soon. I doubt he will make it to episode 5. As far as Ashley making Final 4, I doubt as well. I noticed Ben winking at her and expect them to hook up. That will be their downfall I believe. Shambo is too over powering in her whole attitude. I do like Jaison because he is not only an intelligent law student but he's a strong swimmer and it appears not afraid to work. I like Betsy the cop because of her instincts. Dr. Mick at this point can do no wrong in my book. Russell S. I believe has what it takes to go all the way. One other female that I think may be a contender is Laura, 39. She looks to have what it takes. So, Final four...1.Dr. Mick, 2.Betsy 3.Russel S. and 4.Laura. I'm afraid that pretty boy John(Rocket Scientist) will be too much for the other men to deal with. Too much ego involved. Betsy may be a long shot but at this point I think she's a good possibility. What do you think of my picks G? Leenie
• United States
18 Sep 09
I of course agree with Mick. I see your point on John. I think, however, after the construction and engineering side of the game calms down, so will he. Jaison I was not sure about. Strong, good swimmer, but at least from what they showed us, a quiet person. That may hurt him. I like Betsy, but something she said "I don't trust him, but I made an alliance with him." It could be she is going by the old saying "Keep your friends close and your enemies closer". Russel S. may be able to pull it off. I might be willing to change John to Russel S. Good to have you join me here. I have not been on for sometime so if you can help me get more people over to this discussion I would appreciate more views on the show this season. Thanks. Pastor G
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@leenie50 (3992)
• United States
18 Sep 09
PG, I will do my best to bring you some responders. I know Plunk will be around soon. He can't miss this. Like I said, I'm really glad you are back. Before the show started, I went online to pull up the cast's pictures and printed them to help me focus on who's who. How's your shoulder doing? Leenie
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• United States
18 Sep 09
Shoulder is great. I have full range of motion. Still can't through a baseball and my kids can still beat me at arm wrestling but the strength is coming back. thanks for asking. I would love to see Plunk again too. This will be a good year.
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@EAStanley (2689)
• United States
20 Sep 09
Lots of hot guys this time around! Russell ain't one of 'em! Well, not the mean Russell anyway. The other Russell seems cool so far. I'll let everybody else take care of the evil while I snuggle up with John and Jaison, etc.
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• United States
21 Sep 09
E, good to hear from you. I was hoping that you would find your way over. I was watching the show and I thought about you. I saw all the guys and KNEW that you would have something to say. I think you can keep your Dan Av. :)
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@leenie50 (3992)
• United States
21 Sep 09
E I have to say than John is a real cutie but my eyes wander over to Dr. Mick. It's good to see the old gang here.
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@EAStanley (2689)
• United States
24 Sep 09
I'm not replacing Dan! Even though he DID go private on Facebook and get rid of me! Dan's the best!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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• United States
25 Sep 09
I would love to join your group as I have never missed a Survivor Season since it started. Hope it continues for many more years. Unfortunately, after only 2 shows so far, I have yet to even come close to the ones I think or would like to see make it to the final four. 1. Ashley - Have to give her credit last night for wanting to go against the majority who wanted to vote for Betsy off last night. She was right in wanting Ben off...way too C*ocky for me. Although she winced and gave in, in the end. I just hope that Blonde interlect does not make her a follower for the rest of the season. 2. Ben is certainly upfront in the way he is going to play the game - don't mess with him, and he will get even. 3. Elizabeth - A know it all...and I think that is going to get her in the end. 4. Mick - not a leader at all, only in name. He may be smart in playing it this way, but unless we get more verbal communication from him, it seems that he is just sitting back and having no input for his team. He seems like a whimp to me. 5. Shannon (Shambo) - is certainly all talk. Nothing she claims she can do, has she been able to do well...she won't last long. 6. Yasmen - what a trip! She made a fool of herself when she went to the other island. While Ben may have deserved a little lashing, she was definitely an embarassement to her team. 7. Good Russel H. - wow! I'd love to see him thrown off his pedestal quickly...but he is playing the game. Unfortunately I think he started off to quickly, when he went to everyone on the first show, to get a pretend alliance with them. They all caught on quickly that he wasn't sincere. He should've started off a little slower. I don't see him last too long - I think the previews for next week showed Jason talking about getting him off, didn't it? 8. Jason - That's the guy that shows some intellegence, and physical attributes. He is a very likeable guy also. I see him going far, but if he wins too many physical challenges, they may find him as a threat. Betsy, Brett, Dave, Erik, John, Laura, Marissa, and Monica - not enough imput from them, to know what they are like. Natalie and Kelly are just Blondes that are there for the show, looking for romance, and seem to have no brains right now. Typical Blondes. Who I would love to see on the final four: Russel H., Russel S., Jason, and Ashley But who do I think will be there? : the ones that sit back , and let everyone else bicker...lol
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• United States
25 Sep 09
Sorry, stuck this in the wrong discussion...i didn't realize you were going to have a new thread each week...lol...I just copied this response and stuck it in the new one. I hope they don't delete it because of duplication.
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• United States
25 Sep 09
I love your input and we would love to have you join us here. I will say this. This year loosk as if it will be an "Interesting" season to say the least. I like your input and I think I saw that you posted on our current discussion as well.
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