POST-MARTY PARTY: Grand Plan Canned
“Running The Camp” – Back against the wall, Marty concocts a plan to flush out NaOnka’s Hidden Immunity Idol and vote off Jane. But the self-proclaimed leaders in the game – Brenda and Sash – would have to play along for it to work. The castaways are randomly split into teams of men vs. women for a group reward challenge, and when Chase is forced to sit out, he chooses to back the women. Lack of camaraderie with the men and later pestering of Brenda for a plan later put him in a hot seat. NaOnka continues to spout off at Tribal Council – perhaps solidifying her place in a final 3?
When the ladies get back to camp after losing the challenge, they thank Chase for his support. Brenda thinks Chase should have gone with the guys though and not been swayed by his feelings of not wanting to disappoint her, Jane, and Holly. Brenda admits, “Chase doesn’t make smart moves. That’s his problem.” Meanwhile, Chase reveals why he didn’t choose the men’s team, “I wanted to show the girls they could trust me and hopefully that will get me further in the game.” Next, Holly shares with Chase her concern about Brenda and Sash joining forces with Marty. NaOnka overhears the conversation and assures Chase that they can trust Brenda. She warns Chase not to question Brenda and get on her nerves. Chase still worries though, since he is not as close to Brenda as when they were on the original La Flor tribe together. Not being able to stop himself, Chase talks to Brenda about voting out Marty to make sure she is on board with the plan. Brenda listens to Chase but concentrates her attention on filing her nails. Chase tries to get Brenda to talk and tells her that she seems unsure. Brenda is annoyed by Chase and vents, “Chase is too paranoid. You can be tall and you can be muscular, but really where’s all that alpha male, power and control? It’s an illusion.” After Chase leaves, NaOnka considers get rid of Chase because his paranoia is too annoying.
Naonka deserves a special achievement award for still being in this game. That alone is one of the most most amazing achievements this season, maybe ever. She stole Fabio’s socks, she stole flour, she stole food, she tackled a woman with one leg, she yells at everybody whenever she’s in a bad mood and is one of the most despised contestants to ever play Survivor…but she is still in the game. Not only is she still in the game but she has a hidden immunity idol. In case there was any doubt, I am so happy Naonka is still in this game. In order to have a good season you need big polarizing characters like Naonka. Love her or hate her, she is a gift from the reality gods.
I’ve heard a lot of Survivors call other Survivors some pretty horrible things over the years, but for some reason, Mr. Farty really stands out for me. There’s nothing particularly ingenious about it. Jane simply took Marty’s name, realized her good fortune in that it rhymed with “farty,” and rolled with it. But, see, the average insulter would have stopped right then and there and called it a day — sufficiently pleased with their comedic word play. But not Jane. By simply adding a “Mr.” prefix, she took it to a whole different level. There’s just something about Mr. Farty that is so insanely absurd that you have no choice but to love it. Seriously, Mr Farty. It just has a certain je ne sais quoi about it. And the fact that the game of Survivor has reduced 56-year-old Jane to busting out kindergarten-level insults is truly amazing. (Go to any playground and say the words “Mr. Farty” and I guarantee you they will think you are the funniest person on the face of the planet. And you know what? YOU WOULD BE!) But this was just one in a long line of insults in what is becoming an increasingly testy season of Survivor.
Who’s there? Dan! Yes, ladies and gentleman, Dan is still making himself at home at Camp Libertad. You know what else? Despite being the only person to consume more calories than he could have possibly burned in his Survivor charade, Dan needs to eat. I swear I would’ve gone easier on the Weeble wobbler if he’d just taken Jeff up on his offer to sit out the reward (like he does everything else) to create a spot for one of the ladies. Instead: “I need to eat,” he shrugged. Class act.
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