Survivor

Season 19 Episode 2

Taking Candy From a Baby

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Aired Wednesday 8:00 PM Sep 24, 2009 on CBS
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Over on the Galu tribe, Yasmin wakes up after her third night and complains about living outdoors. Meanwhile on Foa Foa, Betsy confronts Russell about not trusting him and has no regrets about not voting for Marisa. Russell feels he can trust Jaison. Then while the rest of the tribe eats lizard meat, Russell tries to look for the hidden immunity idol even though no one has been given any clues. Fortunately for him, Russell ends up finding the idol and only tells Jaison about it. Then as Betsy and Mike get tree mail, the others discuss how Mike should be the next to go based on his age. The two tribes then meet for the Immunity Challenge and a fishing gear reward. After a very violent challenge in which Ben is removed because of a violation, Galu wins. In a new twist, one member of the winning tribe visits the losing tribe to observe them at their beach and during Tribal Council before returning to their original tribe. When Foa Foa returns from the challenge, Mike is examined by the medical team. They reveal he is suffering from low blood pressure and decide to remove him from the game. On Galu, "Shambo" tries out the new fishing gear but doesn't catch anything. Back on Foa Foa, Yasmin is visiting the tribe and makes waves with her comments and arguments with Ben. Later that night, while the others try to sleep, Ben works around the campsite and makes a lot of noise. Before Tribal Council, Betsy worries she is the next to go since Mike is now out of the game. The girls then discuss their decision with Jaison and Russell and Russell is sure that Betsy is out.moreless

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  • Foa Foa looses not one, but TWO members in this episode. Plus, Russell makes history for all of the right reasons, and Ben makes history for all the wrong reasons.

    8.0
    I must start off by saying that I can't stand Russell. He is arrogant and obnoxious. However I have to give the man a lot of credit. He found the hidden immunity idol without being given a single clue, and he is clearly getting his tribe to do exactly what he wants. He has been in total control at both tribal councils in this early stage of the game. In all the years I have watched "Survivor" I have never seen somebody in command as well as him. Galu's problems are beginning to show and could hurt them later on.moreless
  • Russell compales in comparison with Ben!

    9.0
    Even though Russell is a jerk and a really bully. He really pales in comparison to Ben, the hillbilly mixologist as he likes to call himself. He really is the real villian on the show. He is the first person in Survivor history to get kicked out of a challenge. Sure he didn't mind it seems he tells host Jeff Probst. But better than being kicked out of the game. As he would have had a much different reaction if he was. Hate it that Betsy went as I hope that Foa Foa goes down one by one. Also a private chef named Mike had to leave due to being injured in the game. Foa Foa will be going down and I really haven't hated a tribe like them. I really mean the word hate!moreless
  • Foa Foa looses 2 members. Good episode for Russell.

    9.5
    This episode was terrible for Foa-Foa. Two more members left-1kicked 1 forced to injury- which was kinda sad to me as I wanted them to get back on track. I am of the conviction that the one who is smarter needs to win. And Russell from Foa-Foa seems to be the most. I mean he found the immunity idol without a clue, based on deduction. That's really impressive. Moreover this fight between Jasmine and Ben served in the sense of lowering the heat of Russell's planning.

    Another thing that is interesting, is Survivor not being two challenges but simply one, and focusing more on the tactics of the players.

    Russell is in control but the bad side is I don't see Foa-Foa having the necessary strength to win chanlleges and without this, a merger could be terrible for Russell_Foa.

    This should be really surprising season and I look forward to more intrigue.moreless
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  • TRIVIA (2)

    • Russell from Foa Foa finds the hidden Immunity Idol in this episode. It is the first time in the history of the show that a contestant finds the idol without being given any clues.

    • Yasmin says the name of this episode when she visits the Foa Foa tribe.

  • QUOTES (10)

    • Yasmin: (addressing the Foa Foa tribe) My name is Yasmin, and I'm a professional hair stylist. I don't know how you feelin' about me, but let's just say I'm not the enemy. Not only that, I'm here to help you guys strategize. Because to me, I don't like a not fair fight. It's almost like, why be matched up with people that's not matched up with the right people, because then it's like taking candy from a baby. Who the hell wants to do that? That don't boost my self-esteem.

    • Mike: (referring to the upcoming challenge): This is the one where I have to prove myself, show my stuff. I'm a mean motor scooter and a bad go-getter, man, when it comes to one-on-one stuff. I'm gonna take 'em downtown to Chinatown, man, I'm waiting for this. Or I'll die trying.

    • Ben: Yasmin is just a piece of work. Yasmin has a big mouth. Yasmin smells bad. She's got really poor grammar. I think Yasmin is pretty close to being a hooker.

    • Yasmin: I've been told so many times, oh, if you can make it in Detroit, you can make it anywhere. What, the hood? The hood is not the wood.

    • Betsy: (voting for Ben) Don't use my name if you ever get stopped in New Hampshire.

    • Ben: I think Jasmin is pretty close to being a hooker.

    • Mike: (after being told he is being medically evacuated) I think I showed that I can be tough when I have to be no matter what age I am, ya know?

    • Russell H.: (referring to hidden Immunity Idol he has found) The wonderful Immunity Idol...boo yeah!

    • Russell H.: (referring to hidden Immunity Idol) In the history of Survivor, how many people found the idol without a clue? Zero.

    • Russell H.: (to Betsy) I think you made a huge mistake and you'll find out later on.

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