Alina making one last attempt to stayIt’s that wonderful time of the year!  No, I certainly don’t mean winter (brrr), nor do I mean holiday season (kill me trying to shop between Nov-Dec), the wonderful time of the year is the time when both tribes in Survivor get together and push aside all their differences and merge!  Wait, it doesn’t really happen like that, especially this season when the producers introduced a horrible Old vs Young format, then changed it mid game.   All it really did was give the younger tribe the numbers, then split them up so they can learn their competition before re-joining to continue their systematic elimination of the older players.

More of the merge after the jump!  Don’t worry, it’s not so gloomy, it was actually a pretty good episode

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Survivor: Nicaragua Power Rankings

With the merge pending, Dan Lembo finally climbs off the bottom of the list as nobody is going to vote him out now. Who is last now? Is Sash still on top? Find out after the jump

Teflon Dan taking you into the power rankings
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Dr Jill voted off survivor nicaragua

Good-Bye Jill

Jill was in good shape early in the game despite the Espada tribe losing match after match, until the producers did a complete 180 on their Old vs Young gimmick, as well as the short lived medallion of power.  Of course they didn’t change the very weak challenges, but that’s a different story.

When Jill was moved to the LaFlor tribe with Marty and Jane, they were instantly out-numbered by a very tight young tribe, and their days were quickly numbered despite having an immunity idol.  Marty tried to be honest and show them the idol, but that only made it easier for the young tribe to pick them off.  It was sad how it worked out between two very bright players, but when numbers are against you, there is only so much you can do.

Jill opened up to fancast.com with a pretty interesting interview.  Here are some clips

You know, I can’t. I was shocked to see a lot of sides of Jane last night. We didn’t treat her badly at Espada. And Jane had a couple of medical things, minor, not enough to warrant medical treatment from the production staff, but minor medical issues that I helped her out with. And she kind of ran off and did her own thing. It’s not like she came to Marty and I and said, “I want to be in an alliance with you, “ and we said, “No.” She was in an alliance with Wendy Jo and Holly, she was loosely aligned with Jimmy T. She was picking bad alliances. But she never came to us. And for her to say we treated her badly, especially after I’d taken care of her was pretty shocking.

I think Jane’s got a bit of a vindictive streak. I think she’s pretty easily pointing the finger at other people. She sees nothing wrong with what she’s doing by hoarding coconuts and fish. And I’ve seen people online who are like, “They’re her fish, she caught them.” And that might be, but while she’s catching fish I’m filling her canteen with water. She may be up at 5:30, but there’s someone up at 1, 3, and 5 a.m. stoking the fire. We all have our part, so it’s not like she’s the only one working. So she’s cheating, lying, and I think pretty reprehensible.

Honestly, I felt angry at first, but in reflecting and thinking about this person and how she abused me and Marty and how she conducts herself…I guess I feel pity for her that life has made her turn out this way.

Source: Fancast.com

Jill has some points, Jane did pick some really horrible alliances and didn’t do anything to save them.  When Wendy was up for vote, she didn’t step in, and her alliance with Holly was weak at best.      Jill and Marty had a great chance to go all the way (and not in that way, she claims they were just friends), but the producers really screwed them over.

Kelly Shinn Talking about milking milkLast week on Survivor: Nicaragua was full of toilet butts, blindsides, and a double elimination, to say there was a drop off in excitement between the weeks would be an understatement.  The biggest surprise this week was that just a day after saying Kelly Shinn never speaks, she actually got a few lines on camera, by herself!  After those lines, I’m not sure we’ll be hearing from her again.

It was good to finally hear her talk, or even see she really existed, but between her few speaking parts and my post yesterday about how that is sometimes the kiss of death, I was wondering if her number was up tonight.   Keep reading to find out..

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Survivor: Nicaragua Power Rankings

Movements weren’t as drastic as they were last week, but we do have a new number one. Who knocked Brenda Lowe off her top spot? Find out after the jump!

Alina's Toilet Butt Survivor Power Rankings

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Fabio JudsonI’m going to start off by saying that Judson (aka Fabio) is quickly becoming one of my favorite cast members all-time, and I hope he stays along all season.  I know that’s probably the kiss of death for a contestant, but there, I put it out there.  Sorry, Jud.

But I mean this guy is serious comedic gold, I want to take around a mini Fabio in my pocket and pull him out to just tell me random things through the day.  That would be awesome!

Ok, enough about Judson, there was an episode of Survivor: Nicaragua this week and it was a pretty exciting one with two evictions…

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Survivor: Nicaragua Power Rankings

Ahh just like I expected, some very large changes in the rankings due to the tribal shift, and I have them after the jump to prevent spoilers

So here is a picture of Jane calling Marty and Jill ticks as she goes a bit crazy on us.

Jane playing with ticks

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Since there are many slow days in the world of Reality TV, we’re always looking for new ways to bring you entertainment when we’re not doing reviews, power rankings, or spreading gossip about Teen Mom.  If you have any suggestions, feel free to contact us with any ideas or tips 🙂

One thing I’ll occasionally do is try to get to know contestants better through photos, stories, and with some, actual one on one interviews (I do have a few lined up)

This is going to be a weak entry considering this isn’t an interview, and she’s still in the game of Survivor, but hopefully this segment will gain in content and substance in the future:

Contestant Name:  Brenda Lowe
Show: Survivor: Nicaragua

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Kelly Bruno and Alina Walk along beach

Previews for next week’s Survivor: Nicaragua couldn’t be more clear, and an inside source also vaguely confirmed the clue that next week both teams will in fact be dropping their buffs.

Now, obviously this early in the season this isn’t going to be a tribe merge, so the best guess is that the producers realized the Old vs Young isn’t a good scenario when put into action, especially when the younger tribe are all extremely fit, and the older tribe features a guy who can’t play on mud because his knees, a 67 year old man, and a 56 year old lady. Don’t get me wrong, there are some on Espada who can hold their own.  If you stack an older tribe with guys like Tyrone, and women like Holly and Yve who are clearly very fit, while putting a few slobs like myself on the younger tribe, things may have been more balanced.

So, what does this mean for the alliances?  Well, it means a lot since both sides had strong 4+ person alliances ready to dominate and meet at merge.   Marty, Jill, Dan, and a lesser extent, Yve and Tyrone were together and on the LaFlor side, Sash, Chase, NaOnka, Kelly Shinn and Brenda Lowe were just picking off the tribe one by one (if they ever lost).

This puts a big shakeup in the plans of Marty and Brenda who were both leading their alliances, and could put a huge wrench in everything. Kelly Bruno and Alina will certainly get a second life from this, Dan won’t have his alliance to cling to, and others like Holly also get a fresh start.   Of course for the first episode or two, original alliances will try to stick together, but we’ve all seen Survivor before, very few alliances that large stick together for long periods of time.

I have a strong feeling that the Survivor Power Rankings are going to have a big shake-up over this move as well, so keep that page bookmarked and check weekly to see the updates!

Survivor: Nicaragua Power Rankings

Very small movements in the rankings this week. I finally gave in and moved Brenda Lowe to the top spot because quite frankly, she’s the power player on either tribe right now. NaOnka is still dropping in the rankings, but everyone else remains roughly where they were.
Next week it appears teams are going to swap up, and if it’s no longer old vs young, all bets are off. Look for massive changes in the rankings after that.

(last weeks rank – Or their final rank before being evicted)

Name Age RK Notes
Brenda Lowe 27 1 (2) It’s time Brenda moves up to the top spot, she’s powerful in the game
Tyrone Davis 42 2 (1) With LaFlor winning, Tyrone won’t have the numbers to keep him on top
Matthew Lenahan 30 3 (4) Like Brenda, he’s a power player this season.
Jill Behm 43 4 (3) She’s in an alliance, is it very strong though?
Marty Piombo 48 5 (5) Like Jill, an alliance, but is it strong?
Chase Rice 24 6 (6) He’s kind of being left out there to dry
Ben Henry 24 7 (7) As long as LaFlor keeps winning, he has a shot
Yve Rojas 41 8 (8) Playing the quiet, under the radar role perfectly
Holly Hoffman 44 9 (10) Really rebounded from week 2
Kelly Shinn 20 10 (11) I think she’s going to play a big factor later on in the game
NaOnka Mixon 27 11 (9) I expect a blindside coming to her in the near future
Alina Wilson 21 12 (12) How long can her and Kelly Bruno dodge the bullets?
Jane Bright 56 13 (13) Like Yve, very good at under the radar game.
Judson Birza 21 14 (15) Aside falling, little to no Jud this week
Kelly Bruno 26 15 (16) NaOnka hates her for no reason, would win if final 3, still a long shot
Dan Lembo 63 16 (17) He can’t do challenges in mud, in the rain forest
Jimmy T 48 17 (14) Week 4 FAIL
Jimmy Johnson 67 18 (16) Week 3 FAIL
Shannon Elkins 30 19 (9) Week 2 FAIL!
Wendy Kohlhoff 48 20 Week 1 FAIL!