Season 16 Episode 5

He's a Ball of Goo!

Aired Wednesday 8:00 PM Mar 06, 2008 on CBS
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Jason from the "Fans" laments the fact that Chet was not voted off, as it allows the tribe to remain weaker and he doesn't think his tribe is physically strong enough. The next morning, the "Favorites" prepare to cook a chicken. Afterwards, Ozzy tells James, Parvati and Amanda that he has the Immunity Idol because he thinks he can trust them. The two tribes meet and Jeff tells them that the tribes will be shuffled as "Fans" will be mixed with "Favorites". The new tribes then participate in a Reward Challenge. At the challenge, Ami, Jonathan, Parvati and Chet are all injured, and in the end the Airai tribe win a steak barbeque. At Malakal, Joel thinks it's ironic that Chet is still with him on his new tribe. Erik is excited to meet Ozzy up-close, while Ozzy believes Chet should be voted out next. Over at Airai, Eliza finds the camp to be a disaster. Jonathan is still suffering from his leg injury and gets medical attention. The next morning, the tribe builds a new shelter in a new location. At the Immunity Challenge, Airai wins immunity. At the Malakal beach, Joel is fed up with losing and tells Erik and Ozzy that the weaker people need to go, and Chet should be the next to go. Cirie on the other hand knows she will be voted out after Chet, and tries to convince Ozzy and Amanda to vote Joel out.moreless

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  • Ep 5: The tribes mix, and Cirie is a strategic fiend.

    How in the world is Tracy pulling off the stuff she's pulling off? I can't figure it out, but whatever she's doing, it's working.

    The first shake-up of the season occurs (usually, when there's 20 players, they do this pretty early on), which results in Fans being placed with Favorites, and more importantly, alliance members being seperated. Ozzy's alliance is split after James and Parvati are transplanted to the other tribe, so as a result, he approaches Joel about voting Chet off. The idea is to keep the tribe as strong as possible, and while Joel disagrees at first (he wants Cirie gone), he goes along with it after witnessing Chet's pathetic attempts during the challenges.

    The problem is, Cirie knows that Ozzy and the others want to keep the tribe strong, which means she would be one of the first voted out. It's a perfect example of why Cirie is great at this game: she's nice, she's flexible, and she's extremely perceptive. She notices Ozzy and Joel's plan and quickly approaches Tracy and Chet about pulling a fast one on Joel. Of course, it was Cirie's idea, but it shows that Cirie and Tracy are on the same />

    Cirie, for the second time this season, convinces her alliance to vote a stronger player out of the game instead of the obvious weak player. Watching Joel go tells me one thing: Cirie and Tracy seem to have this game in their back pocket (at least right now).

    So far, this is a very good season, probably my favorite since the Exile Island/Cook Islands seasons. There's just a lot of scheming and maneuvering going on by the players. Plus, you got Jonathan Penner. What else could you ask for?moreless
  • Wow! This season has been so amazing so far! I'm loving Cirie, and I'm loving Tracy!!!

    This episode was just so great! So firstly to the tribe swap, and interestingly enough, Ozzy & Amanda stayed together and so did James & Parvati!

    Teh challenges were both quite interesting - Hilarious to see Joel draggin g Chet through the course, as if he wasn't even there! The Rewrad challenge led to a lot of injuries, but it was the Immunity Challenge wihich was most exciting! The puzzle was so hard, but Airia came back from behind to win it all!

    An d so Malakal thought everything was cool an d Chet was going home, but the two awesome women on that tribe (Cirie and Tracy) stirred up something and flipped Ozzy, Amanda and seemingly Ami as well into voting for Joel. A great move on Cirie's behalf! I feel as though she is literally running the show and her wor d is law! It's amazing the moves she is making, and she is such a smart player!

    As for Tracy, she's constantly on the minority and always manages to fidn a way to cause a blindside! She is great tactically, and she seems to love teaming up with people to vote off the strong palyers!

    All up, what a great episode! That's like FOUR awesome Tribals in a row! This saeson is going from strength to strenght and I can't wait for more!moreless
  • Blindsided again!

    First off, the new tribes are switched and there are no more fans vs favorites. As they are blended in. While the tribe with James and Jonathan among them. Win a BBQ but their new orange tribe you can say, really looks like nothing much at all. As they have a hard time keeping fire and food on there where the beach washes it off. Meanwhile, the new tribe that is purple have everything but the weak link is that Chez. Not only do they lost the reward but they lose the immunity challenge and Joel, the arrogant fireman is voted off. In a sense, I wished that Chet was voted off but Joe was just really mean I thought and so glad to kind of see him go.moreless
  • wow...I wasn't expecting that...

    They voted out Joel! What? He's my favorite player this season. I was hoping he would get farther. Also, Jonathan got hurt and he may have to quit soon. He's my second I'm not very happy. Nonetheless, the episode was good. I like the team changes and the new dynamics. I was annoyed when Joel got voted out, but I have to give props to Ozzie in acknowolging (spelling?) that Joel was a huge threat. I want Chet to go. I think that, now without Joel, their team has no chance in winning. So...I guess I'm rooting for Jonathan and Ozzie now. Overall, good episode with another blindside.moreless
  • Wow.

    Another 42 minutes of episode where it would be really hard to find something wrong with. The reward challenege was fun to watch - though it seemed like the Chaser always had the advantage over the people that were being chased. Joel and Chet losing out in the final chaser stage was great to watch. Chet got banged around and cost Joel catching two people that he almost caught even without the help of Chet. Irony? Yes, yes indeed. The immunity challenge was a come-from-behind slugfest where Jonathan was hilarious. for some reaosn I like his character. I think hes a good guy, who just realizes that he is playing a game and plays it like one. Him getting hurt in this episode really made me upset -because losing someone over an injury is never where you want to be. I find it funny that 2 weeks ago I was talking about the intensity of the Joel v Mickey B drama and now in back to back weeks both are stunned with eliminations. The fans clearly made the wrong choice on the new purple team to not go 4 and 4, as I would have. While it looks like Amy wants to flip, I do wonder why when she is in such a good position right now. Overall, another amazing episode of the show with 42 minutes of solid beach drama and two good challeneges to watch devolop.moreless
Erik Reichenbach

Erik Reichenbach

Himself (Season 16)

Eliza Orlins

Eliza Orlins

Herself (Seasons 9 & 16)

Amanda Kimmel

Amanda Kimmel

Herself (Season 15 & 16)

Tracy Hughes-Wolf

Tracy Hughes-Wolf

Herself (Season 16)

Chet Welch

Chet Welch

Himself (Season 16)

Ami Cusack

Ami Cusack

Herself (Seasons 9 & 16)

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (8)

    • (after peace agreement in MALAKAL between Joel and Ozzy)

      Erik: After we were on the water, we had a little conversation on the beach. Between, mainly, Joel and Ozzy and I kind of listened in. It was kind of like two Super-Powers kind of discussing terms.

    • Joel: (after being voted out) I'm angry. I mean, I think I'd like to wring a couple people's necks right now but it's done. It's done.

    • Joel: (referring to Chet) There's absolutely zero honor whatsoever in keeping somebody like that on our team. I mean, if you went back to medieval times, I think we'd kill him ourselves.

    • Jeff: (during immunity challenge) Airai, you need to stop b****ing and start throwing!

    • Ozzy: (after Amanda brings in a shark) I mean, damn, Amanda, she basically wrestled a four foot shark by herself. I mean, that's pretty attractive to a guy like me.

    • James: (referring to Airai camp) I'm amazed they're still alive, poor things. They should be dead! I mean, they're a bunch of dingbats!

    • Joel: (referring to Chet being on his tribe after shuffle) There is a little bit of irony in that but at the same time, it can be good to have people around that ultimately will be expendable.

    • (after losing reward challenge)
      Chet: I hit my head back there.
      Joel: I don't care.
      Chet: I know.

  • NOTES (3)


    • Jonathan: I'm gimping around like I'm Quasimodo.

      Quasimodo is a central hero in V. Hugo's novel Notre Dame de Paris aka in English The Hunchback of Notre Dame.