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Survivor: Micronesia — Fairplay First Out

February 07, 2008 09:08 PM by Ryan Haidet

fairplay.jpgThe reality giant made a triumphant return to the waters of Palau in “Survivor: Micronesia – Fans Vs. Favorites” with a new twist pitting 10 fans of the show against 10 returning players.

The 16th season kicked off with the new players brought in on a large boat with locals from Palau landing on the beach without any clue who they would be competing against. Host, Jeff Probst called out the favorites – one after the other they came around the corner to cheers and applause from the fans. The game was on. The fans were sizing up the returning players, with Joel saying James was the biggest man to play the game until he came in. The final player to make his arrival was Jonny Fairplay sporting a “Will Lie 4 Food” hat.

Buffs were handed to the tribe of fans “Airai” and to the favorites “Malakal.” They were also told that two individual immunity idols were at the other end of the beach, those idols only usable for the first trip to Tribal Council. Upon arrival, Fairplay mistakenly grabbed the wrong idol and Yau-Man ended up in a small tussle with him eventually claiming it for himself as he had done in the Fiji season. Kathy of Airai got the other idol after Yau-Man pointed it out to her.

The fans hit their beach and started work on their shelter with Kathy calling Chet out as a homosexual asking what he wants to be called. “Is gay OK,” she asked. She then admitted she had never seen breast implants up close, saying that Tracy has big boobs. She was instantly called the crazy lady.

Then the favorites hit the beach. James of the China season said it was nice to be with a group of people with a work ethic because his first experience playing the game was filled with what he called lazy people.

Parvati, the flirt from Cook Islands continued with the same strategy as she flirted with James. The first night brought a discussion between Ozzy and Amanda. Eliza noticed both couples having budding romances.

After a break from the torrential downpours, Yau-Man placed a small drop of water on his glasses, which magnified the sunlight and started a fire. The favorites were confident they could dominate since they were well rested and hydrated.

At the first immunity challenge, the tribes were told they had to put together four puzzle wheels placing them on a cart that they had to push through a series of obstacles. Then planks had to be dug up to form a bridge. They then had to take the wheels apart completing a turnstile puzzle, which they would spin until a wok with fire lit a torch. The winning tribe also got a flint reward.

The fans took off with a big lead getting the wheels on their cart and had already torn through the obstacle course before the favorites had their cart rolling. Eliza got hurt as they hit the first obstacle – she was tossed off like a rag doll. The fans reached the final platform first fitting in all the puzzle pieces, turning the finished turnstile igniting the flames of victory. The players who claimed to have such a huge advantage had been beaten by the newbies.

After the challenge, the favorites were separating to strategize, discussing who to vote out. Then Fairplay came down with emotion about his girlfriend and expected daughter back home. He told Parvati to let it be himwho gets the boot. So Parvati came up with the plan to tell everybody to vote for Fairplay with the hopes of blindsiding Eliza. So Fairplay went to Ami saying he wanted to go home. Some seemed suspicious of his request thinking it was a plan.

They approached the first Tribal Council, dipped their torches in and got fire. Eliza said that past reputations are definitely factors in this game as people remember the things done in the past. Probst then fired out that Fairplay has the most-known reputation. Again, Fairplay said the only thing he’s been thinking about since he got there was going home and being a good dad. Probst commented that he thought this was a quit, which Fairplay denied. The votes were read and it was unanimous, Fairplay was ousted. As his torch was snuffed he asked for a hug from Probst who he has had a conflict with since the finale of “Survivor: Vanuatu.”

After being voted out Jonny “Fairplay” Dalton said, “I definitely feel I did the right thing. I had every single person here eating out of the palm of my hand. And, uh, to go out on my own terms, I’m very happy with that. No regrets at all. Last time I was the biggest bad guy ever, this time I’m a responsible adult, that people liked – some even loved. What is going on in the world?”

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2 Responses to “Survivor: Micronesia — Fairplay First Out”

  1. polker Says:
    February 8th, 2008 at 7:04 am

    Yeah, off to a good start, this Fans vs. Favs edition is better than all of Survivor’s lame visit to China.
    The fans won ammunity but none of these folks make much of an impression. The crazy Kathy starts off with some patronizing of gay Chet and these horrible scenes ring flat!!
    This hoochie nurse will not last here. She’s so unlikely, its lucky she had immunity. No standouts in the Fans so far.
    The Favs are pairing up nicely with Eliza a standout again and Parvati playing the flirt yet again. The great Cerie is giving nothing to do!!!
    Best scene: Yao-man-a cartoon chartacter come to life-rams Johnny Fairplay’s small head into the boat to get the immunity idol. Yao-mkan’s matter of fact, win at all cost personality already in full gear.
    The insincerity oozing out of Fairplay was painful to watch. His spinning of the pregnant girlfriend story with tears is as bad as the infamous dead Granny story from Pearl Islands.
    It was great he was eliminated first. Everything about him smells of lies.
    Next week: James and Parvati plot against our Eliza and Cherie makes a play for power!!!

  2. h8erboy Says:
    May 9th, 2008 at 10:56 am

    a recent interview with jeff probst suggests that johnny fairplay had a special contract, as did many of the “faves,” meaning, instead of just returning as regular players they returned as celebrities with agents and got themselves quite a lot of extra dough out of the producers. Probst also said “Johnny Fairplay screwed us,” which I assume means that Fairplay knew he was getting paid whether he stayed on the show or not, and also knew he had no shot at the million, so he basically pulled another slimeball con and manipulated the other players into voting him out so he could get away with quitting the show without violating his contract by openly quitting, effectively forcing the show to pay him in full for doing next to nothing.
    i personally think he’s scum, but a genius.
    and cbs has plenty of money to throw away so anyone who can screw them and get away with it is a-ok in my book.


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