Welcome to the SOTS, the place where we gather all the information available before the start of the episode to determine who will see their torch snuffed and answer some deep existential questions such as who wins Reward and who gets immunity.
This week however, we have a problem.
Sheldor brought us the title:
"Slayed The Survivor Dragon"
We saw this episode before...Survivor is already going into reruns? I guess so.
This will be the episode where
Benji makes a splash entrance into the game. So, instead of trying to spoil the episode, all I have to do is bring you the play-by-play of that episode:
Back in those days, we werenít relying only on the overworked FP to tell us what was happening, we had a whole bunch of collaborators and this is what they saw:
So there you have it, we get to ďenjoyí an episode with Coach, Tyson wins immunity and Joe gets medically evacuated.
My job here is done...wait? what did you say? Thereís another Dragon Slayer? I donít believe you. There canít be another grown man going around saying that heís a Dragon Slayer. Will? Yeah, I could see him saying that. Heís still a kid after all.
So, I really have to do this?
Ok, you asked for it, here goes:
When some guy who calls himself a reporter but probably hasnít reported a real news worthy event in his life, wanted Jeff to tease us about this episode, our host said:
ďWe are getting down to the end, and next week we lose two people. I love/hate these episodes because I hate losing people, but I love having Two Tribals (sic!)and two votes. Then the following week, itís our finale and itís going to be great!Ē
If Jiffy hates these episodes, imagine the rest of us. I also hate the fact that Survivor has turned adjectives and verbs into nouns. But I digress. We canít have a thread going off-topic, now can we?
The clues should help us greatly in determining which DAWS suddenly stop getting attention. This week, we have:
ďItís double the tribal councils as two castaways are sent home, and immunity is on the line in a classic game of Survivor pinball, on this seasonís penultimate episode of SURVIVOR, Wednesday, Dec. 7Ē
Great! This tells us that the challenge will crown a Pinball Wizard and that this episode falls on Pearl Harbor Day but for this SOTS it is pretty useless.
The Promos are a little bit more useful.
We learn that Will tries to take charge...
And he wants to go after David because, as we all know, Will is now in charge.
David, in order to give us some good misdirection, tells us that he has never felt more insecure than at this very moment.
(Really David? This will be worse than the other 33 days? I am starting to think that even Coach didnít serve us as much BS as this guy.)
The Press Images give us some indications of the F8 immunity Challenge.
It appears that Bret, Jay and David are leading when they reach the last stage. Who wins? Letís say Jay.
When they get back to camp, we learn that Adam has other ideas and he tells Bret that Will is gonna flip back and forth.
Then Adam tells us that he doesnít want Will controlling his fate in the game.
And finally we have a picture of Will going up in flames.
So, guess what? Will is our first boot. Is it misdirection? Not with two episodes. They donít really have to hide the first if they donít give us a clue about the second.
All we know about the second episode come from a couple of Press Image where Sheldor notes that Ken and Adam are not in the same lane color as we saw in the first.
This insures they are safe at the first TC (which will blow if the vote is between one of them and someone else)
Ken looks really close to finishing that puzzle but we see that his second block from the top is wrong. Since Ken is dumb as a nail, he canít win a puzzle IC. With Michelle, Zeke and Figgy out of the game, all the puzzle experts are gone so letís give this one to David.
Who gets booted?
The best tool we have is FlowerPowerís confessional tracker and her analysis tells us that Will and Ken are at HIGH RISK. With Will leaving in episode one, then itís Kenís turn. If it turns out to be that way then we will have to tip our cap to FP.
So: 1st IC: Jay
1st Boot: Will
2nd IC: David
2nd Boot: Ken.
Now, go vote in CT Girlís thread and donít mess up this time (!)
PS. It's always fun to look back into the archives and remember some of our old friends.
PPS. Sorry Tribe, I know I promised "aimaizeboules" but this season is less than inspiring so I dropped the "boules".