Survivor: Samoa – A Very Tough Break

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In this week’s episode of Survivor: Samoa, the castaways were really suffering with the cold rain that just wouldn’t let up. Jaison named it “the man test.” Russell H. said that he was actually enjoying the rain. [He’s nuts!]

During the Reward Challenge, Russell S. collapsed and Jeff Probst had to call in the medical team to check on him. The medics said that he had dangerously low blood pressure and Jeff Probst called off the challenge. He told the tribes that no one would get the reward and both tribes would go to Tribal Counsel and vote someone off that night.

Galu was very upset and worried about Russell. It made them all realize how easy it would be to get dehydrated and collapse like he did. They were sad to see their leader in such danger. Even the Foa Foa tribe was shaken by the way things had hapened at the challenge.

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When Jeff told Russell that he would have to leave the game, he cried. It meant so much to him because he had tried so many times to get on the show. Very sad.

Then, when both tribes got to the Tribal Counsel, Jeff let them know that Russell had been pulled from the game because of his health, but that he was doing much better. He gave Russell’s chief necklace to the Galu tribe and told them to elect a new leader. Then he told them that there would not be any voting that night after all.

So this week’s Survivor: Samoa saw Russell Swan get eliminated, but not by a vote. And no others had to leave. I thought it was very sad to see Russell go. He was one of the castaways I was enjoying on the show this season. Too bad it couldn’t have been the other Russell to leave. ;-)

What are your thoughts about this episode of Survivor? Do you think that Jeff Probst handled things correctly? Let us know what you think!

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