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11 December 2008 @ 09:31 pm
Ozzy, step over ....  
Another great episode of Survivor; this has turned out to be a fabulous season. I think that because I pretty much have loved Sugar and Bob from episode one, I've enjoyed it all, even the early part that some found boring.

Anyhoo, thoughts on tonight's episode ... Oh, Sugar, Sugar, Sugar, how do I love thee!!?!? Seriously, I adored Ozzy, but a part of that was the whole shallow lust factor (watching him in water challenges was a thing of beauty). I just think that Sugar is FRICKIN' AWESOME!!!!!!!! (Even if she sucks at challenges for the most part, LOL!) I just hope that people recognize how huge a strategist she's been in this game. I mean, I think the most obvious proof of how well she's playing this is how she vs. Kenny acted at Tribal.

Kenny was just laying it on so think about being an outcast, it was ridiculously transparent. And then you have Sugar doing her sweet-little-act about the hidden Immunity Idol, I thought she still might play it, and you know that pretty much everyone there thought she would as well. And then at the last moment, "Matty, take this cursed thing away." I. LOVED. IT! And boom! She just changed the game. She completely strategized that ENTIRE vote tonight. She got everyone turned around and did it quietly and subtly and got it DONE! I would have preferred Kenny over Crystal, but considering how Crystal treated Matty -- and that being what pushed Sugar to make this move, I understand why they targeted her instead.

And maybe I'm a hopeless Sugar fan, but I completely believed her spiel to Bob because she HAS to know that if she makes the final three (or two) going up against (most likely) Bob and/or Matty now in the final three, she has no shot of winning. She can try and convince the jury by pointing out all of her brilliant maneuvers, and the fact that for the first time in the history of Survivor, the HII was actually used in a compelling, game-changing, unexpected way at its last possible opportunity. But I'm not holding my breath. Still, I hope she at least wins fan favorite. She deserves something for playing such a great game. She is just awesome!


About the rest of the episode ...

- I was CRACKING up over Crystal and Jeff's commentary about Crystal during the immunity challenge. Oh, Crystal, and then when Susie couldn't find her way back onto the course? Hysterical!

- Cool reward.

- SO glad that Sugar went back to the pigtails, much cuter.

- Why was Corrine crowing about what was clearly a Sugar strategy move? Corrine hates Sugar. Whatever, Corrine, just whatever.

ETA: Aww, I was reading my earlier Survivor entries, and only a few episodes in, I wrote this:
I think Survivor's doing good so far this year; I like it. My faves are Bob, Sugar and Matty
And those three have an excellent chance of making it to final three. If they do, this'd be the BEST Survivor finale ever because while I want Sugar to win (obviously, LOL!), I would genuinely be happy with any of these three winning -- although, I'd prefer Bob over Matty as Bob HAS been pro-active. Still, I'd be happy with either of these three winning; I hope they are the final three. 'Twould be awesome!

ETA again ... heh, reading more and in my next entry I continued to love Sugar and Bob, but Matty made my list by bitching about Sugar after a challenge. Ah well, I forgive you, Matty. I love you again.
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Laurel: Donna's awesomecorusca on December 12th, 2008 04:16 am (UTC)
Haha, I was totally waiting for the glee over this episode - because, like you, I was geeking about Sugar's awesomeness again. She is one of the best strategic players I've ever seen in this game, because barring the Randy incident (as amazing as it was) - no one realizes that she even HAS a strategy! They all seem to think she's just an idiot baby-doll who squeaks by on cuteness alone, but that girl has some brilliance in her. No one even MENTIONED that she could give the idol to Matty...despite the fact that she was quite clearly campaigning to save him. Ahh, the love...

I second the desire for a Sugar/Bob/Matty final three, and for the same reasons. Though, regardless of how it goes, I don't think Kenny or Susie have a shot in hell at winning the mill.
Arabian: Donna Noblearabian on December 14th, 2008 02:46 am (UTC)
Ugh, I can't get over some people bitching all over Sugar that she is stupid and isn't even trying to play the game and/or that she has done nothing. Are they even WATCHING the same show?!?!?

I know the likelihood is very strong that she won't win, but oh, I would love it so if she did. But yeah, I can live with a Bob or Matty win.
Laurelcorusca on December 14th, 2008 10:18 pm (UTC)
Yeah, much as I adore her she's made quite a few enemies on the jury. Though I bet you that aaall the people on the jury realize she's a strategic player!

I haven't been following online discussions much (other than yours, clearly) and all the people I know in person adore Sugar so...I can't say for those people, but I guess they're just BLIND. The only thing I will say against her is that good god that girl cries at the drop of a pin!
harper47harper47 on December 12th, 2008 02:09 pm (UTC)
I loved this episode! That was just great. And Sugar has MADE this season. You know Sugar, Bob and Matty are my favorites. I don't see both Bob and Matty making it to the final 3 since I think one of them must be booted on Sunday and Susie will mouse her way there but still. It's so awesome that I have 3 favorites left.

I don't see how Sugar can win but I applaud her for being smart, sassy and actually making moves to change the game up.

As opposed to weasel Kenny and his I'm the master manipulator moves. I was sort of interested in Kenny when the season started but now I just want him to continue crashing and burning. I do understand why they had to go after Crystal so Bob could safely say Kenny wasn't in danger but she has, at least, been fun to watch.

That challenge where both she and Susie got off course - so, so funny.

A great episode. I didn't like the last 2 final TC's and this is the first one in a long time that I am really looking forward to.
Arabian: Sugararabian on December 14th, 2008 02:47 am (UTC)
I'm really looking forward the final TC too because I have a feeling smart, strategying Sugar may very well come out. The dumb blonde routine will be dropped like that and she'll lay it all out. If she does this, I think she has a great shot at winning.

Either that, or if she somehow winds up opposite Ken and Susie. Other than that, I don't think she has a chance, but hey, I'm sure looking forward to see what happens.