May 16, 2005

Yay Tom!

Well, if you missed the Survivor finale last night, too bad, 'cause it was a doozy!

Jenn, Ian, Katie, and Tom were the final four. Jenn went home after a fire-making tiebreaker loss to Ian. In the final endurance challenge, Katie quit after 4 hours, and Ian and Tom lasted more than 12 before Ian quit.

Four hours in, Tom told Ian that if he'd quit, he'd go to the final two. Ian said no. 8+ hours later, Ian told Tom that he'd quit if Tom promised to take Katie to the final two. Tom agreed, and Ian became the last member of the jury. Dumbass.

As for the final tribal, was it me or was the cattiness so totally contrived except for Coby (who really is just a b*tch)? I mean, yeah, I knew they all disliked Katie, and that Tom played the game better than about anyone ever (can you say DOMINATION? I knew you could...) so wasn't it just a forgone conclusion that Tom would win over her? I mean duh. Ian quitting like he did cost himself some $$ but he also handed Tom a $1 million check!

I think the only vote Katie got was Coby's and that was really a vote against Tom. Even Caryn voted for Tom.

Katie spent some money getting her hair done, and Steph looked pretty good. Gregg looked ratty.

Probst's hair looked shitty, too. I think he had a bad dye job going along with the stupid cut.

Did they HAVE to ask Wanda to sing?

Posted by caltechgirl at May 16, 2005 08:17 AM

My wife noticed Probst's hair too. What's up with that?!?

Posted by: Paladin at May 16, 2005 08:34 PM

He must be filming in Guatemala or something. Either that or his girlfriend likes it.

Posted by: caltechgirl at May 16, 2005 08:45 PM

Ian was a fool. I wanted Tom to win from the begining and I'm glad he did. He is the first winner, that I feel, actually played the game hard and deserved to win.

I don't know what was up with Coby's hatred of Tom or him thinking Tom was lying. If you know what he was talking about, please shed some light on it for me.

I think everyone hated Katie's game play. Her strategy was to ride the coat tails of better players. She did and she did it well. I don't think she deserved to win, but she didn't. I also think that Tom and Jenn should have voted for her instead of Ian. Break up that alliance.

And they didn't show which jury member voted for whom, did they? If they did I missed it. I'm curious as to how the votes actually went down and for how Ian voted.

Posted by: Contagion at May 17, 2005 11:08 AM

we just assumed they all voted for Tom since they only revealed one vote for Katie.

Also, that video is noticably absent from the survivor web page. You can see Tom, Ian, and Katie vote for Jenn, but that's the last they have...

I would have liked to see Ian's vote as well.

The coattail thing has worked in the past (Tina and Sandra, for example, did a fair amount of riding along under the radar...). The major difference is that they were sweet and worked hard while riding along, and Katie wasn't/didn't.

Posted by: caltechgirl at May 17, 2005 12:16 PM