So this week, the Boston Rob story continues to move forward. Our hero (amongst the Villains) tries to build a shelter basically single-handedly, but the monkeys in his group want to sit around arguing with a man who does CONSTRUCTION for a living (or at least, used to prior to being a Reality Star bouncing from show to show).
All the physicality causes him to pass out in the woods where Medical comes running, armed with water AND Jeff Probst. After sharing a tender moment, Probst pats Rob on the ass and tells him to just be himself. Rob announces he's going full fledged Villain the rest of the way. Full House couldn't have scripted this any better.
Off the immunity challenge, Rupert pussies out because his toe is broken and sits out. Seriously, go home! The Heroes take a commanding lead of another physical/puzzle challenge, but nobody wants to listen to JT's obvious leadership. Boston Rob puts together the puzzle for the Villains pretty much all by himself, using them to help lift, and the Heroes are off to tribal. Then all hell breaks loose.
James starts yelling at Stephenie about needing to shut the fuck up when someone else is leading, pointing out (over and over and over) that she was on a Tribe of ONE because she was such a loser during her season. The lines are drawn with JT/James/Amanda on one side, Tom/Stephenie/Colby on the other, Cirie and Candace as swing votes, and Rupert blending in with the scenery. Tom tries his usual bully tactics of telling Candace she MUST side with him, and if she does that she absolutely won't win the game, but she can be proud about 5th place. I bet that strategy works.
Finally, off to tribal, where Tom and Colby puff out their chests defiantly in response to James continuing to berate Stephenie, but it matters not, as the votes rain down 6-3 in favor of sending her home. She tries to get in a parting shot, but James tells her to shut up as her torch is snuffed. Tom gets in his face, and that can't possibly end well.
a) someone finally called out Steph on her natural loserdom and nonstop chatter.
b) someone has finally called out James on his temper tantrums around camp.
I also don't think that Tom tried any 'bully tactics' with Candice. He laid out his faction's case pretty succinctly and in the end, Candice decided to go the other way. Actually, Cirie/Candice might've made a really smart move since now they can STILL team with a now-desperate Colby and Tom and if they can pick up a fifth (Amanda or JT, most likely) they're in control.
Kirk, crackers are a family food. Happy families. Maybe single people eat crackers, we don't know. Frankly, we don't want to know. It's a market we can do without.
Excuse me while I pick my jaw off the floor. "New Year's Day" does pick up "a minute" after season one ended. Who else was wondering when Robin had time to get a haircut and a new costume? And grow... taller? Then the kicker: