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Episode 9: "Two Peas in a Pod" (Air date: April 25th, 2002; filmed December 6-8, 2001)
Here's this week's misdirection from CBS:
RC - Time
for the annual paired-off honeymoon episode
From the episode title, Neleh seems like a good bet to be one of these people, and the promos show her teamed up with Zoe. Other teams: Kathy-Robert; Vee-Tammy; and Sean-Paschal. The challenge appears to involve running to the water, swimming out, retrieving something (a key?) by diving, swimming back, then cracking open coconuts and assembling something on a metal pole. Neleh and Zoe are shown at the last part. Also, the stray laughing-around-camp picture might be from after the winners return, presumably telling a rousing tale about the experience. Kathy, Paschal and Zoe all appear to be carrying things. So who's telling the story? We'll stick by the original guess of Neleh and Zoe. For now. Sean and Pappy.
IC - Stilts!
Paschal and Neleh have thus far been "Two Peas in a Pod." Paschal also had something of a coming-out party in Ep8, as he finally seemed to figure out he was playing a game, and emerged as the linchpin in voting out John. If he starts taking the lead in his new alliance, that could well rub Sean the wrong way, and might open him up for targeting. Also, if Zoe ingratiates herself with Neleh, Paschal and Kathy, then Sean and Vee may see themselves as dispensible, and swing back over to Tammy and Robert in self-defense. In a tie, Pappy could well go, leading to the "most unpredictable episode ever." Especially if John is the one who gets to cast the deciding vote against the man who broke his word to boot him in the previous episode.
Robert's still the most obvious choice though, if Tammy wins immunity. She seems unlikely to hand it off, since she would then be booted, leaving Robert holding the bag, if none of the dynamics from Ep8 change in this episode. Also fits a John interview that referred to his own boot as "The beginning of our demise." John and Robert are still friends, so it's not unlikely John and Robert spend a lot of time on the jury. Barring some late-breaking info, we'll go with Robert (see table below, weighing bootability).
is a possibility as well. After enlisting in the witness protection
program for the first six episodes, she suddenly burst onto the scene
to be cast as a liar by Rob, and a cocky Pappy-killer in Ep8.
Now, the Malaysian preview for Ep9 shows Tammy saying "Zoe is a bitch."
Couple that with the shot of Zoe in the IC from the American preview,
and you just can't escape her! Gina characterized
the post-Rob boot episodes as continuing the turmoil Rob created in
Ep7, so a logical conclusion would be that his two targets (John,
Zoe) are taken down in his absence. But she did cast
a vote against John in Ep8, one for which we weren't shown the reasoning.
With only five John votes shown at TC, can Kathy believe her if she
claims to have voted against him? The episode title, "Two Peas
in a Pod," seems to focus attention on Neleh (Sweetpea) and her RC
partner (Zoe). Could one of these two be the "Unpredictable"
seems unlikely this week, but John made a big show of his tattoo on
the Early Show, one he got with two other people. Word
on the street is that Gabe and Neleh are those two. Given
the terms over which John departed, why would sweet, innocent Neleh
befoul her body in this fashion, and with John to boot? Could
they have spent a lot of time on the jury together, renewing their
hair-arranging bond? Multiple editing-based theories (the waterfall,
backwards Neleh pictures, and so on) seem to point to Neleh as the
overall winner, but this seems to argue against that. Then again,
we're not entirely convinced these stories are true, and suspect it
may actually be Tammy (and probably Robert) that got inked.
If so, Sweetpea is safe, and yes, she could well win.
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