February 27, 2013 07:56 PM by Ryan Haidet
Survivor: Caramoan — Fans Vs. Favorites got off to a frustrating start in the latest episode as Shamar was back to his rude, despicable behavior. Despite being spared from elimination at the last Tribal Council, he was angrily screaming at nearly everybody at Gota’s camp. Hell, he was even verbally jabbing people who voted to keep him alive in the game. Fool. But there was a shimmering ray of hope that suddenly made me like Shamar. No, he didn’t apologize for his actions. He was considering quitting the game. Now, I’m happy…
Shamar was openly discussing quitting the game because he felt the unhappiness he was feeling wasn’t worth the $1 million. He just didn’t want to stick around any longer. I say good riddance! “I’m not gonna be the angry black man on Survivor,” he told his tribemates. “It’s not gonna happen.” Huh? Are you serious? Not gonna be?!?! You already are! Sadly, my hopes that he would lay down his torch and get blasted by Jeff Probst (who hates quitters), Sherri, his main ally and protector, convinced him to quash the concept of quitting. Damn!
As the combined Reward/Immunity challenge was about to begin, Michael offered up high fives to his tribemates — all of whom slapped him some skin. But Shamar, the turd that he is, refused to slap hands. Seriously, this guy’s a total jerk! In the end, the Gota tribe lost, giving fans Immunity and Reward in the form of chairs, blankets, pillows and a tarp.
When they returned to camp, Shamar was pissy that nobody listened to his concerns during the underwater portion of the challenge that he wasn’t able to see without goggles because he has contacts. When Reynold spoke up about the situation, Shamar shut him down and told him not to speak to him ever again.
Realizing that they couldn’t cut Reynold loose yet due to his strength in challenges, the majority alliance of Sherri, Laura, Shamar, Julia, Michael and Matt decided that Hope was their next obvious target. Since they were concerned Reynold might give Hope his hidden Immunity Idol, they thought it would be best to split the vote between her and Eddie. In the event of a tie, they would boot Hope in the revote.
Not so fast. Since he liked Hope more, Shamar made a moron move and essentially told her his alliance’s scheme hoping she would toss a vote Eddie’s direction. When his allies caught wind of his big mouth, they started to get worried that he may have blown the entire operation. So, Laura put her own plan in motion to get Shamar out of the game. She went to Reynold and said she could easily get Julia to vote on her side and they would all join forces with Hope and Eddie to send Shamar packing.
But when they went to Tribal Council, Laura backed out on her pitch as the vote came down to a three-way tie with Shamar, Eddie and Hope each receiving three votes apiece. Upon a revote (#Revote, really?!?!), Hope became the third person voted out of the game.
Ugh! I can’t stand watching Shamar. Not one bit. He’s not even a fun villain that I love to hate. He’s just a nasty, terrible person and his actions are a terrible thing to show children who watch this show. It’s embarrassing to watch a grown man who was honorable enough to serve our country’s military act so childish.
What I Would Have Done
Knowing how much Probst hates quitters, if I were at Tribal Council I would have pushed the fact that Shamar wanted to quit. I’m sure it was discussed and just didn’t air, but I wouldn’t have let the subject drop. I would make sure Probst knew how easily Shamar was ready to walk away. Why? I think Probst probably would have been hard on Shamar and pounded his willingness to quit so hard that the big bully might have been convinced to step down right then. Or maybe it would give him a wake-up call that all he does is whine, moan, bitch and bully.
One More Thing…
While the episode predominantly focused on Gota’s self-destruction, there was one major moment that happened at the Bikal tribe between Malcolm and Corinne. The two formed a close bond that got even tighter when Malcolm stumbled upon the hidden Immunity Idol as they were searching high and low for it. Andrea, however, noticed how tight the two were getting, so she started her own plot to get Corinne out of the game soon.
What are your thoughts on this episode? Are you happy that Hope was voted off? How much longer do you think Shamar will last? Do you think he’ll eventually call it quits? Sound off and leave a comment below!
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