Rich tells us, "Yesterday was cool. We had that reward challenge with the bow and arrow and the reward was the, uh, videotapes from home. And for me, that was way better than food!" Here's another instance where it seems pretty evident this was taped like days or weeks or months or years after the event occurred as Richard seems to need to remind himself what he did yesterday. Gervase tells us that seeing videotapes of everyone's families makes it more difficult to vote people off, even those he didn't previously like. As he says this, we see Sue sniveling and wiping her eyes and face with her sleeve and Kelly emerging from the water. I decide that I really don't need to see another shot of Colleen's scarred legs. Kelly says she felt bad for Jenna because she practiced so long on that "stupid bow and arrow and then it was just like why bother for her?" Jenna shows us her scars from the archery in a baby-talk voice, which doesn't evoke much sympathy from me; she did it to herself after the fact, when she could have been preparing for another challenge during that time instead of beating Just Peachy's dead horse. She tells the S9 that she'll cry when she gets kicked off, but her consolation is that she'll get to go home and see her kids. A particularly un-charming Gervase says in a confessional that Jenna is a threat to him because they're both single parents and she's "tugging on people's emotions and that could sway somebody not to vote for Jenna and that's a threat for" him. This segues to Gervase's work ethic, or lack thereof. Jenna tells us she doesn't see Gervase do any work, and Sue says more people makes for more slackers and tells Idiot Seanvant, "He's a nice guy but I don't like..." and then her head whips around because she thinks someone is coming but it's probably just a cameraman crinkling a Twinkie wrapper, and then continues, "I don't like feeding people." She's wearing a bright red sarong top and skirt but Idiot Seanvant doesn't notice because he's made senseless by the armpit in his face as she rests against a tree. Gervase tells us that Rich fishes, Rudy cooks, Idiot Seanvant hauls wood, and that he just sits back and relaxes. Greg says that Gervase is honest, and is an "example for people thrown out of their element to really succeed and have a great time, which Gervase has." Gervase tells us he's survived so long because he's entertaining and he's "just being [himself]." Sue says, "Gerv is not that charming, trust me." Against all that I know to be true, I'll take Sue's word on this one.
Episode Report CardJoanna: B+ | 503 USERS: C+
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