But they aren't the only ones with a Product Placement phone! Yes, they gave one to the 15 people on Redemption Island, too. And it also has videos of family members. Or, in Ralph's case, some guy. I guess it's a friend of his. He tells Ralph that his farm is doing well except that "a couple of the chickens got killed." Also, Ralph's friend is totally wearing a T-shirt with a picture of deer on it. Of course. Mike's mother stands in her stainless steel appliance-filled kitchen and says hello, and Mike interviews that this is the longest he's gone without speaking to someone in his family. Even when he was in Iraq he got to at least email them. Steve's brother almost starts crying in his video even though Steve has only been gone for 30 days and he's on Survivor, and not, like, beginning a 25-year jail sentence. I mean, I get it when the contestants get homesick and bawl about seeing family members because they are starving and tired and mentally and physically exhausted. But there's really no excuse for the people at home to sob over not seeing someone for just 30 days unless they're, like, children. And Steve's brother is a not a child. Lastly, we see Matt's brother. Like Matt, he is hot. Unlike Matt, he doesn't mention Jesus every third word. Matt interviews that he was so happy to see his brother that he falls off the camera frame. He says he'll do whatever he can in the Arena if a win means he gets to spend time with his brother. That's great, but he seems to be forgetting that there isn't a whole lot he can really do in that arena. I mean, it's shuffleboard. It's kind of hard to kick ass and take names at shuffleboard.
Episode Report CardSara M: C | 1074 USERS: C+
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