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SWEEPS DAY ONE!! Herc's Seen SURVIVOR 12.12!! Terry Vs. Shane, Courtney, Cerie, Danielle & Aras!!

I am – Hercules!!

Survivor 12.12 FAQ

Good episode?
Great episode. The all-important immunity competition you’ve seen in the promos – the one with everybody on their knees holding onto the ropes over their heads – makes for a literally gripping endurance challenge. Medical sales rep Danielle, never skinnier, is bikini-clad for the reward challenge. And we get to see what Sally looks like after a shower.

Do we learn tonight whether constipated Karate-maven Bruce will recover in time to serve on the jury? Will there be a jury of only six now?
Jeff Probst reveals at tonight’s tribal council whether or not Bruce has lost juror status.

The promos show Shane playing with a pretend Blackberry. But that’s not so original, is it? Didn’t somebody keep yapping into a pretend cellphone a few seasons ago?
Yes. In the very first season of “Survivor,” Greg Buis could be spotted yammering away into a coconut.

Is Shane just acting crazy? Isn’t he a member of the Screen Actors Guild?
Yes and yes. Shane Powers had tiny roles in the pilot of “My So-Called Life” and a few episodes of “Third Rock From The Sun.”

Why does Shane always walk like a drunken T-Rex?
I don’t know.

Why has new tribal elder Terry fought so hard to win every individual immunity challenge prior to this episode, even though he had that Exile Island immunity idol in his back pocket? Does he enjoy shaming overconfident twentysomethings?
I don’t know.

What’s involved in the reward challenge?
It’s an obstacle course involving the ocean and ropes, and it looks like a recipe for accidental drowning.

Individual or team reward?

Who makes up the teams?
It’s Terry, Danielle and Courtney vs. Cirie, Aras and Shane.

What reward is at stake?
“Barbeque feast,” Probst teases the starving contestants, who now count snails among the staples of their diet. “Steak. Sausages. Cooler of soft drinks. And for desert, chocolate cake.” But there’s a secret Probst keeps until the challenge is completed.

Is Cirie banished to Exile Island this week?
No. But brace for a Cirie-centric surprise of another stripe.

How does it end, spoiler-boy?
CBS’ screeners usually chop off the ending before everybody gets up to vote, but this time they let critics see contestants take pen to parchment. So I can tell you that, before Probst reads the votes, the CBS television audience will get to see how four of the cast voted.

Wretched Hercules!! At least tell us how one of those four voted!!
One of the men votes for Danielle.

8 p.m. Thursday. CBS.

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  • April 27, 2006, 1:58 a.m. CST

    Suck it Burnett

    by lizard_boy

    I AM THE RICHARD HATCH OF THIS TALKBACK!!1 (in the sense that i'm first, not that i'm gay, or a tax dodger, etc.)

  • April 27, 2006, 2:52 a.m. CST

    Actually, I hope Shane wins

    by Photoman

    Because even if he's playing insane, that in itself makes him insane. He's out of his mind and totally obnoxious. So he deserves to win. I'd actually like to see someone just go off-game with this show. Totally screw up the entire process. Sure, they'd be giving up a million dollars, but still, would be wild to see someone just go off into the jungle by themselves and not return. Or the guys that got voted off hire a boat themselves to go raid the camps or just stand around while filming is going on. I mean, the show doesn't own the islands, so the voted off people could go and just fuck around in the camps doing what they wanted. You know, just to screw with the show. Or someone getting the immunity idol and then just letting themselves get voted off, taking the idol with them, then showing it too them while on the jury. I don't know, I want someone REALLY insane to just flip out on the show, taking it into a totally different direction than what the producers can control or even foresee.

  • April 27, 2006, 3:54 a.m. CST

    If it takes Danielle winning for her to...

    by Lenny Nero

    ...pose for Playboy a la Jenna M., then let it be so. Who will be her fellow nude? I'm taking votes.

  • April 27, 2006, 4:57 a.m. CST

    Did HERC drop the ball last week?

    by Shermdawg

    Yes, yes he did.

  • April 27, 2006, 5 a.m. CST

    Lenny, Danielle isn't all that hot.

    by Shermdawg

    Of course, next to Danni from last season, who is? And no one will beat Heidi when it come to Playboy spreads. Damn I wish, I had her for a gym teacher. *sigh*

  • April 27, 2006, 5:04 a.m. CST

    I think, we can pretty much guarantee...

    by Shermdawg

    Shane, Bruce, and possibly Terry for the next All-star edition. As far as this season goes, I was pulling for Bruce, so now, I couldn't give a shit who wins. Just as long as Shane continues to be f'n nuts I'l watch.......uh, I mean, I'll tape it. I caan't miss that other show, you know, the one that will own your ass. :P

  • April 27, 2006, 5:07 a.m. CST

    Before I go...

    by Shermdawg

    (since this is a reality talkback) A moment of silence for Miss Pickler. You were adorable darlin', but you came up short. ELLIOT vs. CHRIS (I hope) in the finals. Shermdawg out.

  • April 27, 2006, 6:49 a.m. CST

    I just wanna know

    by prisonrulez

    Do they find the hatch in this episode?

  • April 27, 2006, 7:08 a.m. CST

    People Still Watch Survivor?

    by Waspo

    Isn't this show older than seeing Jesus riding a Dinosaur while chatting with the Dell Dude?

  • April 27, 2006, 9:06 a.m. CST

    Shane has maybe the worst body i've ever seen.

    by BigTuna

    He's skinny, yet that beer gut and stick out far. I laughed at the "Drunken T-Rex" comment because it's true.

  • April 27, 2006, 9:23 a.m. CST

    Danielle wins....all online betting is shut down.

    by Mahaloth

  • April 27, 2006, 10:52 a.m. CST

    Terry wins - All online betting is shut down

    by Razorback


  • April 27, 2006, 2:01 p.m. CST

    God, I love it!!

    by Hail

  • April 27, 2006, 4:48 p.m. CST

    danielle IS ugly

    by Toe Jam

    god, those teeth. and that fucking accent. not nearly as endearing as stephanie's. i think sally is hot as hell. can't wait to see how she looks all cleaned up.

  • April 27, 2006, 6:10 p.m. CST

    Also there have been cases...

    by Shermdawg

    that the fugly chicks are hot outside of the show. I'm curious to see what Courtney looks like. Of course she'd still be annoying as all hell.

  • April 27, 2006, 7:38 p.m. CST

    Ha Ha, Shane's gone nuts

    by jim

    Even more than normal. Looks like Terry won't be the winner. He won the car, and no one who wins the car wins the million bucks (except for that season that ended with the excrutiating post-game show hosted by Rosie Odonnel where she gave everyone a car). Each week that passes I think Cirie is the best mental player. Or maybe it's just editing.

  • April 28, 2006, 12:18 a.m. CST

    A lot of girls look WORSE "cleaned up"...

    by Flim Springfield

    Sally didn't look good at all. Stephanie was very hot on Survivor, but not all that attractive when made up.

  • April 28, 2006, 12:20 a.m. CST

    And I love seeing Cirie run the game!

    by Flim Springfield

    She is definitely not just coasting to third place like a lot of "weak" players. She's playing to win!

  • April 28, 2006, 1:15 a.m. CST

    hottest Survivor babes

    by StrongBad8782

    Danielle is at least in the top 5 1. Jenna Morasca 2. Sarah Jones 3. Stephenie LaGrossa 4. Amber Brkich 5. Danielle DiLorenzo

  • April 28, 2006, 1:31 a.m. CST


    by StrongBad8782

    I forgot to mention Eliza Orlins and Dolly Nelly from Vanuatu... two of the finest pieces of ass-talent Burnett has ever cast.

  • April 28, 2006, 1:32 a.m. CST


    by Shermdawg

    You're forgetting Heidi!

  • April 28, 2006, 11:27 a.m. CST


    by meCPS

    How has she even managed to stay in this game? For God's sake, in the first episode she admitted she was afraid of LEAVES! And now she's manipulating the voting? She is one of the least deserving contestants to EVER play this game. But the fact that she's still in the running, and getting ever closer to the finish line has me wondering if I misjudged her. I can't imagine the jury would give her the million unless they hated her opponent. And the only person they hate that much is Terry.

  • April 28, 2006, 9:18 p.m. CST


    by Shermdawg

    Hell yeah, I just watched last nights episode, and she sure is running that shit. Honestly, I wouldn't mind seeing her and Terry in the final two.

  • April 28, 2006, 10:05 p.m. CST

    Misty Gile'

    by crazyeyezkillah

  • April 28, 2006, 10:05 p.m. CST

    Misty Giles from THIS SEASON...

    by crazyeyezkillah

    is by far one of the hottest chicks to be Survivor, ever. Easily the hottest this season.

  • April 28, 2006, 10:07 p.m. CST

    Stupid lack of an edit feature...

    by crazyeyezkillah

    ON Survivor, obviously. And Heidi? I just vomited a little in my mouth. I don't think retarded skeletons with wrinkly fake tits are hot.

  • April 28, 2006, 11:15 p.m. CST


    by Shermdawg

    Are we talkin' on the show or after? Because at the finale, and in her Playboy spread. Yowzah. Overall, I gotta say, I'm still partial to Jerri and that blue bikini from season two.

  • April 29, 2006, 1:57 p.m. CST

    Danielle in the top 5 hotties?

    by Elmore Rigby

    Hell no. I'd have a three-way with Scout and Twila before I'd kiss that gummy mouth of Danielle's. The top 5 hotties: Danni (guatemala), Jenna (amazon), Amber (australia), Colleen (survivor 1), Elisabeth (australia)

  • April 29, 2006, 6:07 p.m. CST

    I'd take Sally over Danielle

    by Itchy

    10 times out of 10. Something about those fake tits and that god-damn New Jersey accent. She sounds like she should be draining the oil out of my vehicle and then asking if she could suck me off for an extra 5 bucks. Anyway, hottest Survivor chicks: (1) Colleen Haskell, (2) Amber Brkich, (3) Elisabeth Filarski, (4) Jenna Morasca, (5) Misty Giles, (6) Scout (chick on chick is hot)