Survivor

Season 15 Episode 8

High School Friend Contest

3
Aired Wednesday 8:00 PM Nov 08, 2007 on CBS
8.8
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46 votes
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After returning from Tribal Council, Jean-Robert realizes he had a close call even though the real Immunity Idol was not found by Jaime. The next morning, James says he knows in order to stay strong, his original tribe has to stick together. Amanda realizes that James is probably in the best position and could potentially win the entire game. After a Reward Challenge win, Jean-Robert reads the clues for the hidden Immunity Idol, but Todd and the rest of his original tribemates know better. Meanwhile, back at the camp, Denise is a little upset about being picked last during the reward challenge and therefore unable to participate. While the reward winners are away, Peih-Gee tries to stir the pot to get Denise to vote out Jean-Robert. At night, while the others are sleeping, Jean-Robert searches for the hidden Immunity Idol, not knowing that they have already been found. The next day, Todd becomes annoyed with James and the fact that he has both Immunity Idols and quickly comes up with a plan to try and vote him out. After the Immunity Challenge, Jean-Robert tells Erik he thinks he has the immunity idol but Erik tells him James has the real ones. After Jean-Roberts confronts Todd about it, Todd continues to flip back and forth between who he and his alliance should vote for.moreless

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  • Ep 7: Jean-Robert goes idol hunting, and Todd almost makes a move.

    7.5
    I was getting whiplash by the end of this episode, and it's all thanks to Todd. For whatever reason, Todd decided to continually flip-flop from James to Jean-Robert, unsure of who to vote out. James is the bigger physical threat, while Jean-Robert is a verbal threat.







    It all starts after Jean Robert is part of the team that wins reward. While Todd, James and Amanda all know who has the idols, Jean Robert is in the dark, the way he typically has been throughout the season. He vows to find the hidden idols, and after failing, Erik spills the beans about James having both idols.







    From here, we get a runaway train of events, with Jean Robert semi-threatening James to go along with him, and James denying that he has the idols. Jean Robert then goes to Todd and suggests that the group votes James out. Little does Jean Robert know that Todd is already considering voting out James. However, he's unsure and says that he could change his mind in two minutes.







    Todd has shown that he has control of the game, at least in terms of his alliance. It's weird to see him going all over the place. When we get to Tribal Council, I literally had no clue who could be voted out. Usually, there's a pretty good idea floating around, but since Todd seemed to be keeping everyone waiting until the last second, I honestly thought it just as likely that James would go instead of Jean Robert.







    However, in the end, . goes home, thus ending the run of one of the more annoying Survivors.moreless
  • Todd had the potential to make a great move, but he messed it up

    8.2
    Todd was set up to make one of the best moves in survivor history and then he blew it. I really wish he explained to us why he decided not to get James out, because it didn't make any sense to me. I really wanted to see Todd make a big move and get James out but it didn't happen. Anyway, I thought Jean-Robert looking for the idol was funny and I was glad Denise started considering flipping tribes. I liked the reward challenge and it was interesting to see if people valued people who were light or who were strong. The immunity challenge was also, good and I was happy that Courtney finally provide she could be sucessful in a challenge. It would have been a great episode if Todd had went through with his great plan.moreless
  • good episode...

    7.8
    Courtney wins immunity idol, which was a shocker. Finally, her anerexia helped her in a challenge. Anyways, Jean Robert goes off looking for an idol and finds out James has both. He lobbies to get James voted out, but instead, he is voted out. James had a close call and Denese finds out that her alliance doesn't trust her. The reward challenge was funny. Courtney and Frosti just sank like rocks. Seriously, why would you choose Courtney to be on your team? Anyways, overall, good episode. Pretty average. Nothing special. I'm interested to see what happens next now that Jean Robert is gone.moreless
  • So... why didn't they vote out James?

    8.3
    Yeah, I think they made a mistake in voting out Jean-Robert. It looks like the main reason for voting him out was the fact that he was annoying... That's not exactly a good reason to vote someone out at this point in the game.



    James should have been the target tonight. He has two immunity idols, and Todd even said that it doesn't look like he will give up either of them. If James can win a couple of immunity challenges (there's a good chance he will, though I do realize that Frosti is a pretty good competitor), then he's set to reach the final four. So I reiterate: why didn't they vote out James? It's just bad gameplay to me. Erik and Peih-Gee had it right, but now they casted votes against James, James will be more motivated to win immunity.



    I also see one other flaw in Todd and Amanda's gameplay: they didn't include Denise. It always causes some problems when you alienate someone from your alliance. Denise will be more inclined to vote with Erik and Peih-Gee now... I guess they don't see that as a problem since they have the numbers, but anything can happen in this game, too.



    Now about Courtney... I was happy for her when she won immunity. I don't think anyone really expected that, but in those types of challenges, the winners and runnerups are surprising sometimes. But about not caring about who would be sent packing? Come on... play the game!



    So basically, what I see is that Todd is trying a little too hard, Todd's alliance is getting too comfortable, and some people need to step things up in terms of gameplay and strategy. But while I am being very critical of everyone, I did like this episode, and I will be watching next week's episode to see how everything unfolds.moreless
  • Review

    9.5
    My heart skipped a beat when James went down 3-2 in the voting at the final tribal council. This is what watching television shows are all about right here. My heart is still recovering from the last scene in that epsiode. Jean Robert played a really horrible game. He wanted to start off as the bad guy and then turn into the good guy, which is the worst way one could ever play this game. Start off as the guy everyone likes and then try and ride coatailes the rest of the way or turn into the Todd who jumps around from vote to vote and settle for at least $100,000 and second place. The reward challenege was fun to watch. James pumping water into a boat brought back memories of episodes past. That guy shouldnt be allowed to play...ever. I think he got a bit of a wake up call in this episode when he got 3 votes. I think with 8 to go and having to use them up to the final 4, any challenege he doesnt win should be an automatic play of the immunity idol. He is 0/2 for individual immunity, but I mean...the two challeneges werent in his style. He did take the chance and roll the dice by not playing the one tonight dispite rumors flying around, but it paid off. He has himself in the final 6 at least if he isnt careless and give an immunity idol away.moreless
Jean-Robert Bellande

Jean-Robert Bellande

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Frosti Zernow

Frosti Zernow

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Erik Huffman

Erik Huffman

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Peih-Gee Law

Peih-Gee Law

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Amanda Kimmel

Amanda Kimmel

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Denise Martin

Denise Martin

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