April 15, 2012

Reality Rundown: Wing Ding

The Amazing RaceSurvivor: One World

The Amazing Race - This week is an exciting destination: Kilimanjaro, Tanzania! I guess that beats the ride at Disney's Animal Kingdom. The other teams are tired of Team Big Brother, who doesn't do anything themselves and relies on following other teams, so having Rachel hover over Art & JJ while working with a travel agent doesn't help. Art & JJ reveal to Brenchel and Mark/Bopper that Nary and Jamie aren't teachers based on their knowledge of cop stuff. On the layover, Brendon starts shoving to get ahead and throws a middle finger up at Ralph because Brendon is so superior to everyone. This gives Brenchel another reason to argue with the other teams. Vanessa wins everything when Rachel says "Aren't you 38?" and Vanessa retorts, "Yes I'm 38 and somehow I still look better than you" and advises Rachel to get a nosejob. CUE THE ZINGBOT!!! And since everyone is testy, Art and JJ decide to keep the fun going and confront the ladies about their true occupation; they stick to the kindergarten teacher lie.

After so much airport coverage, the teams finally get to Tanzania to drive to another airstrip to get on one of three charter flights. The charter flight is stunning, showing the hills, mountains, animals, and even a volcano. I want to go there. The teams get off their charter flight to pick up a safari vehicle to drive to their next destination (they need to ask locals for directions to guide their driver). Shocker, Brenchel tell their driver to follow Art and JJ's car. The clue is a Detour, which all teams must bike to: master a Masai weapon for marksmanship or perform a courtship jumping ritual which is just to jump for a minute non-stop. Is it that hard to jump that long?? Brenchel have one redeeming moment and advise Mark and Bopper to do courtship as they are leaving. Anything that gets Mark and Bopper ahead is OK with me. Oh yeah, Vanessa can't ride a bike and turns into a wreck.

Dave and Rachel, who were in third, are able to get to the next clue first which is to unload a truck and set-up their campsite. Once the camp site it complete, they can check into the nearby Pit Stop. Seems Art/JJ and Brenchel took a wrong turn somewhere, though Art and JJ are waaaaay off whereas Brenchel just a little behind. Assembling camp is kinda tricky too and guess what? So boring to watch. Fast forward. Dave and Rachel check is first and win a trip to Costa Rica. My boys Bopper and Mark are team #2- yesss. Nary and Jamie are exhausted and hungry, allowing Vanessa and Ralph a chance to catch up and surpass them. Nary and Jamie are the last team to check-in and because they know this, they take a moment to pull over their car to see a herd of elephants. The good news for Nary and Jamie is that it is a non-elimination leg so spending all those hours putting up a campsite is not a total waste.

Survivor: One World - Troyzan and Tarzan meet to discuss the inevitability of them getting picked off by the women. All they need is an immunity idol and Christina to flip to the guys. Troyzan reminds us he has an idol and he'll play it if things get weird with Kim and Chelsea.

The reward challenge is one of the do-it-yourself challenges that they haven't done in forever. In teams they'll throw some tennis balls on strings to wrap around numbered bars to earn points. The winning team gets escorted via boat for a barbeque fest. The winners are Jay, Alicia, Kat, Troyzan and Tarza, who gives us to get a speedo victory dance. They get in the boat, get crunk on rum, and head to an island for some BBQ. At the BBQ, Jay and Kat talk and he admits he didn't want to send Mike home and wishes they stuck with Salani as originally planned.

Back at the beach, Kim and Chelsea chat and the next target will be Jay or maybe Troy. Kim hopes that she can keep pulling the strings while laying low and being forgettable, getting her to the end and leading to victory. Alicia and Kat are there too and while Chelsea is having a guilt trip, Alicia tells her to drop the emotions. Kat scurries off to tell Sabrina, who can't believe there could be a crack when they need to stay strong. Jay and Troyzan chat and they think the women need to pick off a woman to prove they are still a team; they want Alicia out. Jay wants to trust Troy, Chelsea and Kim til the end. Because they are dumb and can't take signals. Jay asks Kat to come into their fold to have five, but she's hesitant to follow her heart and she needs to use her brain and asks for confirmation. That's right: Kat is making sense while usually-smart Chelsea is getting all sentimental. WTF. Jay and Troy keep being gullible and think the girls won't betray them and will out Alicia- HA!

Immunity challenge! It's a classic endurance challenge: stand on a little perch with their arm above their head, attached to a big ass water bucket. Drop your arm, water falls, you're out. Oh and Jeff will offer temptations to quit- yesss! Tarzan drops out before Probst can even start the challenge because he quits. Christina drops just as Probst was going to give out cookies; Sabrina drops out for the milk and cookies. For cupcakes, Kim and Kat step down. Sight unseen, Alicia drops off for the food under the basket and claims it's all for Chelsea. It's a bowl of candy. Bitch, ya just ate. That leaves Chelsea, Leif, Jay, and Troyzan fighting for immunity. Troyzan falls off on his own and Jay steps off for wings and beer, eventhough he doesn't drink. He's a damn idiot for thinking his "alliance" has got his back. The things we do for waaaaangs. To tempt the final two down, Probst offers burgers and beer. Chelsea doesn't care, even if she's starving, because she wants to redeem herself. Leif steps down for Chelsea and share his grub with Chelsea.

To be ready for an idol in play, the women prepare to split the votes between Jay and Troy; the target is Troy. Troy and Jay begin to realize they could be in trouble, so he admits he has an idol and gets Tarzan and Christina together to talk. Jay tells Kim that Troy is going to play that idol and she's his target. Kim doesn't have time to scramble to re-arrange her votes. WTF is going to happen?

Tribal time! Only three people admit feeling worried about their game status this fine evening. Who has idols is a topic of discussion as everyone is speculating. Alicia notes that Troyzan is rocking a new pair of shorts, potentially idol holding shorts. Tarzan believes his alliance will come out strong tonight should they keep their word. Voting time! When asked if anyone has an immunity idol, Troy decides to not be a dumb moron like other seasons and plays it. Two votes for Troy are read and null, then votes come for Kim, Jay, and Alicia. Thanks to the women's vote split, Jay is voted off and none too pleased.