Survivor

Season 13 Episode 2

Dire Straights and Dead Weight

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Aired Wednesday 8:00 PM Sep 21, 2006 on CBS
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The Hiki tribe return from Tribal Council and right away feel the extra pressure, but celebrate when they finally get fire. At the other tribes, chickens seem to all be on the menu as tribes are able to catch and cook chickens. On Aitu, the other tribemates feel Billy is not pulling his own weight and decide maybe to throw the challenge to get someone out. Meanwhile on Puka, Cao-Boi once again cures the headaches of his tribemates. At the Reward/Immunity Challenge, Raro, Hiki and Puka all win immunity. When Aitu returns to camp, Ozzy reveals they lost on purpose to get Billy out. On Exile Island, Yul is able to find the hidden Immunity Idol after reading the clues. At Tribal Council, Billy confesses his love for Candice but also argues with J.P., in the end Billy can't save himself from the vote.moreless

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  • Ep 2: Ozzy makes a dumb move, Yul gets sent to Exile Island

    7.0
    The second episode of "Survivor: Cook Islands" does a better job of fleshing out some of the players in the game, and also reveals some interesting new tribe dynamics, particularly in Aitu, where Ozzy convinces his team to throw the challenge to eliminate Billy.







    Ozzy's argument was that if the team gets rid of Billy, they're stronger. To me, that doesn't make much want to win challenges and bond, and instead of that, Ozzy takes the easy way out and throws a challenge. He loses the dead weight, sure, but if they would've sat out Billy at the challenge, they could've won and avoided losing a member heading into a tribe merge. It's a real dumb move on Ozzy's part. I'm hoping to see the tension continue building between Ozzy and Cristina.



    This is also an episode where we see Yul find the hidden immunity idol and Billy confess his love for Candice. I have to say, I have no problem that the first two people getting eliminated in the game are arguably the strangest people there. It's one thing when you have a player like Jessie on the Raro tribe, who's different but relatively normal. However, Billy just doesn't seem to fit in with anybody there. It looks like he applied to be on Survivor as a joke and was shocked to find himself winning.







    And there there's the scene where he says he fell in love with Candice at first sight. Boy, oh boy. Jeff's face when he professes his love says it all. Sorry, Billy, but you were the right person to go.







    It seems like, at this point, it's just a matter of waiting until the show merges the four tribes into two. Sometimes, when there's four tribes like this, it's hard to invest in certain players because the show has to jump from place to place. The second episode definitely juggles the tribes better and helps us get to know them so we can actually care whether or not they win.moreless
  • Hmm, what to say...

    10
    Throwing a challenge - it is plain stupid if you ask me. No circumstances justify doing that from my point of view, and ozzy is not a player I like at all. I've seen Ozzy in two future seasons as well and I can't stand him in any of the three. He's a very arrogant person.



    I wish Billy had stayed, but after the challenge was thrown, the outcome was kinda obvious. The drama with the Candice thing - I can't believe that! Poor guy...



    Also I'm really loving Candice & Adam o n the blue tribe!



    Looking forward to more!moreless
  • It seems the lazy guys are voted off first...

    5.0
    ...and that's understandable. Last week it was Sekou and this week Billy. And I totally understand each tribe. I would have been furious if I was on an island and some people just lie around expecting me to provide for them like it was some bloody roomservice. Really, how do these people think, when they apply to the show? That it is a sunny vacation on a beach??

    Throwing the challenge was perhaps an extreme strategy, but I would probably have done the same, leeches just makes me cringe.

    Good riddance. Out with the fat deadweight. Done.moreless
  • One of the four tribes does the unthinkable!

    8.8
    In this, the second of the Cook Islands season, things start to get interesting with the tribes with people butting heads and such. Jonathan returns from Exile Island to a warm response but almost immediately butts heads with one of the younger tribemates over the shelter's make-up. This could make for some interesting eps down the line....



    However, two things dominate this episode overall. First, Yul , upon his arrival at Exile Island, deciphers the clues and finds the Hidden Immunity Idol! Hopefully, he'll keep this discovery to himself or at least use it at some point this year.



    The other item that dominated this episode is the decision by Aitu to <b>throw</b> an immunity challenge so they can vote out Billy. This was done in such an obvious manner during the challenge that it even looked like they were trying to shake the rope bridge they were on to make Billy fall off! Pretty nasty stuff, to say the least.....



    All in all, a very strong episode for early in the season. This reviewer hopes things stay this good as the season unfolds.moreless
  • Survivor: Season 13, Episode 2 : How dumb is Ozzy?

    8.8
    I can't believe Ozzy talked everyone into throwing the challenge just so they could get rid of Billy. Ok, so the guy was a slacker but to throw the challenge to get rid of him was just stupid. Shame on everyone else for not voting Ozzy off. Throwing the challenge made it unfair. Ozzy will not win because he'll do something stupid all on his own and he'll be gone.



    I give Ozzy a big PFFFFTT for his stupidity.moreless
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