Taako From Teevhii shares the best bonus scenes from the previous episode of Survivor: Honey vs. Hot Sauce vs. Hoisin.
This Week In Secret Scenes
”Me And Her Totally Had A Thing Going”
On the one hand, we’ve been beat over the head with the Jole showmance storyline, so rehashing it with another scene (especially after Jessica has already left) is redundant at best.
On the other, I really, really, really, really, really want to watch some of the confessionals that were taped after that conversation. Just look at Devon’s face. And Ryan’s. Also, Ashley cracked a joke, so getting any sort of personality from her is good with me.
This Week In Confessionals
”I Don’t Think I’m Out Here To Make Friends”
Devon sounds almost Trumpian in the way that he insists that he totally has a plan. He can’t tell you what that plan is though. That’d defeat the purpose of the plan. But he has a plan, and he could come up with plenty more plans too. But the plan he has is just too good. When he gets to FTC, he can point out that not only did he have a plan, but he kept his plan a secret because he’s so smart. Plan.
”She’s In My Thoughts”
Just based on the main broadcast edit, there are three things I know about Lauren: (1) she fishes for a living; (2) she didn’t like Patrick; (3) she doesn’t like Cole. So this confessional works to characterize and humanize Lauren, who looks like she has enough connections and a low enough profile to make the finale episode. Thus, we get (4) Lauren has a daughter named Olivia, and she’s only playing for her. Hopefully we don’t head into the finale with just those four.
”I’m Calling Cole Out”
Ben wants everyone to know that Cole has an idol, but not at all because he thinks Cole has an idol. In discussing the throw down on the beach, he hedges all of his language about Cole with speculatory legalese. That might be because he hasn’t actually seen the idol in Cole’s possession, but it’s just as likely that he doesn’t think that Cole actually has the idol.
And when Ben lays out his reasoning for calling Cole out, it’s not strategic; it’s strictly personal. And there’s the capper on the end: “The more people that think that he has the idol, the better for me.” He totally knows that Cole doesn’t have an idol.
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This Week In Ponderosa
“Ponderosa Is Bitter-Sweet”
So after a season where everyone’s first meal was salad, it’s refreshing to hear that Desi’s first meal was fish and lobster and fries and pizza and cheesecake. It’s also cool to watch Desi give some walking lessons based on her pageant experiences. It’s probably that poise and composed demeanor that spooked her opponents and tipped them off to her as a threat.
Then again, Desi says that she had a hard time being deceptive and lying to others, which she also points out is central to the game of Survivor. We should also consider that Desi’s gone to about one-third of all the tribals thus far, and her skullduggerous skills haven’t really been tested in any of them. Maybe the Desi doubters were right in that Desi’s purple edit was due to a lack of footage. Maybe.
This Week In Gifable Moments
When you’re playing the game like you’re not a mom but also remember that your kids are watching.
When you’re Black Friday shopping, and there’s one waffle iron left.
When for some reason, your teeth are being brought into it.
Brad (formerly known as Taako from Teevhii) has watched every season live but was too young to remember the first ten seasons (and is only saying that to make you all feel bad). He treats Wednesday nights like a religious observance and wonders if he can finagle that into a tax benefit.
Favorite Seasons: Winners At War, Heroes vs. Villains, Cagayan, Cambodia, Micronesia
Favorite Players: Kelley Wentworth, Sandra Diaz-Twine, Kim Spradlin, Denise Stapley, Todd Herzog, Courtney Yates, Yul Kwon, Charlie Herschel