2: "Nacho Mamma" (Air date: March 7th, 2002; filmed November 15-17,
X Boot: Leaning towards Kathy.
X IC: Maraamu
Here's this week's
misdirection from CBS:
2: "Nacho Mamma"
All we have to go on is what the CBS site gives us, once again.
View the web preview here.
we think it means
Rob and Sarah grow closer, and their tribe mates are beginning
to feel the heat.
Yes! More T & A! The big question: will CBS play this
up in their ads?
Was this even on the show? Okay, maybe marginally.
A tribe member brings home a feast, but gets a surprising reception
from her teammates.
Kathy is shown trying to get her tribe to come fish with her.
This may be as far as she goes.
Yup, but they patched things up until they eventually lose an
A newly-energized "Momma" begins to take charge, but finds dissension
in her ranks.
This would be Patricia, who will likely be following Kathy out
the door in ep3. Hunter is the acknowledged dad, which makes Gina
the real mom.
Sorry, Momma. So long!
RC: "Do or
Dive" - Rotu win?
Fig.1 below, from the Extra pre-show preview (thanks, Snewser) shows
both tribes arriving at a beach, wearing buffs and carrying paddles.
This is not footage from episode 1, and it's not from the IC.
Since the media were likely only there for the first two episodes,
it's likely this is the ep2 RC. Gabe and Kathy have dry hair in this
pic, so it must be arrival at the challenge. The challenge appears
to start at a dock, where both tribes dive in (Fig. 2), swim out and
dive for things, then get back on their boats (Fig. 3). From
there, they have to row to shore, and bring their boats (and diving
booty), on to the beach (Fig. 4-6). From Fig. 5, it appears
Rotu has a pretty commanding lead.IC: Eat something disgusting
- Maraamu win?
This is the time for eating gross stuff, which creative interpretation
of a Tahiti Presse article suggests might be a disgusting fish dish:
"Among the challenges
last week for the eight candidates left, there was also 'fafaru,'
a traditional polynesian food (fish left in salty water during several
days...) Marquesans love 'fafaru' but it is true that it has a very
special taste. Candidates were warned: 'If you do not eat it now,
it will be full of worms tomorrow!' Three of the eight candidates
refused to eat it and were penalized for it. The idea to use "fafaru"
for "Survivor" came after Mark Burnett had dinner with polynesian
friends a few days ago. They offered him a bowl of "fafaru". Mark
Burnett tasted it but refused to swallow it. 'This has to be in Survivor!',
have interpreted "three of the eight contestants refused to eat the
fish" as being three of the eight people from the tribe that won the
Ep1 IC. And as it turns out, according to ETOnline,
this interpretation is right - at least so far as the fafaru eating
is the ep2 IC. Could three Rotu either not eat the fafaru, or
at least fail to keep it down? Maybe. Since we don't have
much else to go on, we'll go with that. From ET's television
preview, it looks like the final eat-off comes down to Rob versus
Neleh (Neleh is shown twice, Rob is shown with a gigantic piece of
fish). Neither looks particularly thrilled with what they're
eating, although Neleh looks very, very close to having it come back
up. Maraamu win?
Presse article might provide weak evidence of a clue: "Two
of the sixteen " Survivor " contestants were eliminated during the
week of November 24, according to residents of Taiohae, the capital
of the archipelago. They left the valleys of Hakaui and Hakatea for
another secret site." This suggests (again, weakly, since
they got one of the valleys wrong) that the first two bootees may
have come from different tribes. If so, bossy Kathy is the obvious
target on Rotu.