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home : lifestyle : putnam   June 28, 2016

11/14/2012 11:08:00 PM
'Survivor' Nov. 14: Play the game

Artis Silvester is the next member of the jury.
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Artis Silvester is the next member of the jury.
Cynthia Rolando

Tonight's reward is one of my favorites. The group that wins gets to visit a local village to deliver school supplies and toys. But more important, they ate food prepared by the villagers and got to spend a little time visiting with those same people. It seems very down to earth. Penner, Denise, Malcolm and Carter won the reward. Guess who was not picked for a team? You're right, it was Abi.

I just don't get Lisa. After last week's tribal council, where she tried to turn the tables but it all backfired, she came back to camp and stayed loyal to those bullies she had made a alliance with. Pete, Abi and Artis treat her terrible and she just sits and talks about how she wants to stay loyal. "I tried to play the game like a real Survivor" she said. "It's not me. I love this game but I think it's too big for me."

But Artis, Pete and Abi are counting on their numbers and then they would be sure to go.


Who won individual immunity? Michael Skupin, 50, from White Lake, Mich. He's a returning player from the second season of "Survivor: Australia." That was the season the contestants were truly starving. I don't think there has been a "Survivor" since that didn't include some kind of food in challenges. Thank God for that. It was really harsh to look at those people. Michael fell into the fire from being dehydrated. He now works as a professional speaker, author and coach.

Who went home? Artis Silvester 53, a computer engineer from Terry Town,, La. I don't ever remember Artis having much to say. His alliance with Abi and Pete did offer him to many chances to talk. The other alliance was afraid that Abi would give her immunity idol to Pete. So they voted for Artis, and still went to tribal council wondering if someone would flip. This was a total blilndside.

Who should have gone? Abi. If looks could kill everyone in the kitchen would be dead.

Most valuable player: Jonathan Penner. He kept his cool and was able to convince Skupin to come to his tribe.  

Best quote: "My life is bigger than this game, and the game is bigger than me," Lisa said after learning Pete and Abi might be lying to her. (Did she just get thin.

Next time: Skupin has a plan to steal Lisa from her alliance. Breaking up with Abi is hard to do. "I can't be in an alliance with someone I cannot trust," Lisa said.

Probst observation: "The look on your face is so intense," he said at tribal council to Abi. "It looks like venom flowing out."

Jury: R.C., Jeff, Artis.

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