Jill Zarin’s Secret Tape by NoMoreDrama (update)
Looks like Jill Zarin had a friend in the audience who secretly taped her interview with Andy Cohen for WWHL. Apparently network executives aren’t pleased. Zarin told Page Six of the NY Post she had no idea the interview was recorded: “Someone in my party did use an iPhone, because they love me and wanted to protect me . . . to make sure I remembered what I said, and that what I said was accurately edited. It was for my own protection.” Jill told Page 6 she was very happy with the results of her appearance: “thanks to Andy,” she says she’s now headed to LA, and “all these networks want to talk to me.”
“Secretly taping an interview is no way for Jill to get herself back on the network . . . or any network, for that matter,” sniffed a source. Bravo had no comment.
Andy’s tweet: “Beware former Housewives with tape recorders!!”
Housewife and Other Bravo News by BB
Kim Zolciak: According to Gather.com, KimZB fans will be seeing a lot less of her in season five of The Real Housewives of Atlanta. A production insider revealed Kim didn’t film a lot of scenes for the upcoming season because of doctor’s orders. “She didn’t film that much. It was a difficult pregnancy and she was under doctor’s orders to rest,” the production insider said. Kim wasn’t that involved in last season’s drama either, so I guess this year won’t be much different. Also, Kim was tweeting yesterday about it being a “big day” for them. Wonder what that tweet was about – Is Bravo definitely confirming her spin-off?; Has her dream house been completed?; Is she pregnant again? Does anyone know what she was talking about? Spill the beans, Kim. Inquiring minds want to know.
NeNe Leakes: Although NeNe declared “I’m divorced” during the taping of RHOA Season 4 Reunion (that clip did not make it to air), will NeNe and Gregg reconcile in Season 5? Wetpaint Entertainment reports “Gregg has been taping regularly for season five,” according to a show insider. The show insider continues, “He’s not missing in action at all. He’s definitely part of the new season.” The insider further says a big part of NeNe’s storyline will be whether or not she and Gregg will get back together. As for as some of the other couples are concerned, Cynthia and Peter seem to be doing better, Kim and Kroy are in nesting mode and Phaedra and Apollo are always having fun.
Brandi Glanville: According to usmagazine.com, when asked about finding a suitable partner, the full time Real Housewife of Beverly Hills had this to say, “I don’t really ‘date.’ What is that? I make out! It’s hard to meet guys because they want to date you because you are on TV, or there are guys who like you but don’t want anything to do with you because you are on TV,” she explained. “It’s a hard road.” About Brandi’s relationship with Kyle and Kim Richards for Season 3, Kyle remarked: “We are definitely in a better place than season 2, that’s for sure! “It couldn’t get any worse than that!”
More on Alexis Bellino: Yesterday NMD reported that Alexis Bellino would be a returning as a regular housewife for Season 8 of the Real Housewives of Orange County. She added she hoped Alexis had gotten a big raise. Well, AllAboutTRH.com reported that according to Star Magazine, Alexis had requested $100K more per season, but Bravo wouldn’t budge, leaving Alexis begging to come back to the show on Bravo’s original salary offer. An insider said, “The rest of the cast thinks she’s an egomaniac and are furious.” So according to reports, Alexis is coming back into a hostile working environment with no increase in pay. Reminds me of the old saying, “When they passed out brains, she thought they said rain and ran and hid.” I just can’t feel too sorry for someone who will take that kind of abuse and public bashing for a paycheck. There are better ways to make a living.
Aviva Drescher: If you live in/near NYC and would like to meet Aviva and her leg, she will be hosting a special fall hosiery event for Gladys Magazine and Valentina Hosiery. You can purchase SiSi Hosiery, get a photo opportunity with Aviva and if you’re really lucky, could possibly get her autograph! This event starring Aviva will be held on the Brasserie Cognac at 1740 Broadway in New York on Saturday, October 27, from 2-5 PM.
Couples Therapy couple Alex McCord and Simon Van Kempen recently talked to Celebuzz about their former co-workers. [“I talk to Ramona [Singer] very regularly,” McCord told Celebuzz. “I talk to Sonja [Morgan].” McCord is not on speaking terms, however, with fellow ousted housewife Jill Zarin — but her husband is. After production wrapped, Van Kempen extended the olive branch to his former reality TV nemesis. “Simon and Jill talk,” she said. “Jill and I e-mail back and forth,” Van Kempen added. “There’s a lot of things she said about me over the years. It’s all water over the bridge.” “I wish her the absolute best,” added McCord.]
In Other Bravo News:
According to Bravo’s The Dish, Rachel Zoe may be producing a semi-autobiographical sitcom for NBC. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Rachel is quoted as saying, “It’s a script that was sold and we’re in phase two. We’ll see where it goes. It’s all uncharted territory. This is gonna be another baby of mine, for sure. It should be really fun and really creative. The possibilities are endless, that’s the beauty of scripted television.” Those at Bravo should know since most of its “reality” TV has morphed into scripted TV. All I have to say is that is BA-NA-NAS.
Andy Cohen and Giuliana Rancic will be hosting the 2012 Miss Universe Pageant live from Las Vegas on NBC December 19th, 8-10 PM.
Walking Dead Episode # 302 “Sick” By BlueSky1Forever
Rick and his small exploratory group are in the prison cafeteria, trying to save Hershel. The small group of prison survivors that have been trapped in this cafeteria for 10 months are holding their weapons, not sure about what to do. Is this their opportunity to get out of the prison? They watch as Rick and his group put Hershel on a cafeteria table with wheels, and rush out of the room, killing walkers as they go. The prisoners follow them, seizing the moment to get out of the cafeteria. They follow the flashlights of Rick’s group from a safe distance.
Rushing inside their secured cellblock, Rick gets Hershel into a cell and onto a bed. Carol takes over, asking for clean towels to stop Hershel’s bleeding stump.
Daryl holds the prisoners back outside the cellblock. The prisoners are clueless about what has happened outside the prison. Rick listens to them tell their story, when the prison fell to the walkers. They were locked up inside the cafeteria by a prison guard, who told them he would be back later. Ten long months later, Rick’s group showed up. The prisoners are stunned that the world outside the prison has been taken over by walkers too. They realize that their families are probably dead. Rick takes them out into the yard to show them. The prisoners are happy to see the sun as they take in the prison yard strewn with dead walkers. Rick tells them they are all infected, doomed to become walkers when they die. He tells them he will help them clear out their own cellblock. Rick reminds them that he rescued them so he’s in charge not them. The prisoners don’t have a choice. They decide to take up Rick’s offer to clear out another cellblock. Rick asks for half of what food is left in the cafeteria. Rick warns Tomas, the leader of the five prisoners, that he will kill them if they go anywhere near Rick’s group.
Back to Carol wrapping Hershel’s leg in towels. Carol needs more medical supplies. Hershel is still unconscious. Glenn comforts Maggie. She’s afraid her father will wake up but will be a walker.
Tomas takes Rick back to the cafeteria and shows him the food they have left. It doesn’t look like much, but even half of it is more than what Rick has for his people. Rick brings some much needed food back to his cellblock. Lori wants to know what Rick will do with the “rescued” prisoners. She tells Rick she knows he’s not a killer. But he should do whatever he needs to do to keep their group safe.
Daryl and Rick brief Tomas and his group on how they will clear out a cell block. Go for the brain, they are told, to quickly kill a walker. They will use iron rods, hatchets, crow bars, but no guns against the walkers. The men proceed to take on the walkers.
Maggie, alone with Hershel, promises her unconscious father that they will take care of each other without him, it’s okay to die. She thanks her father for everything and kisses him. She puts her head on Hershel’s chest, alone with him and her grief.
Now we see the prisoners creeping down a hallway, when walkers suddenly appear. Rick and Daryl watch as Tomas and his men attack the walkers. They waste time hacking the walkers to death, instead of using efficient blows to the brain. Daryl reminds them only to attack the walker’s brain. Rick tells them “no prison riot crap” and not to lose formation. The next group of walkers almost overwhelms them. The prisoner Big Tiny gets scratched in the back by a walker.
Carl Jr. appears with a bag of medical supplies. Lori is angry that he risked going for medical supplies alone. He killed two walkers and brought the supplies back all by himself. Carol wants Glen to help her with a special project. She has to convince Glen to go with her, since Rick had ordered Glen to stay with Hershel.
Meanwhile, Rick and Tomas are faced with a decision. What to do with the infected prisoner? Tomas brutally makes the decision, killing Big Tiny with his crowbar. Tomas keeps hacking until Big Tiny is beyond dead. Rick realizes Tomas is a threat to everyone.
Carol takes Glen outside to find a walker to practice on. She needs to practice how to do a c-section in case Hershel can’t help. Lori will need a c-section to deliver the baby, which we still don’t know if it’s even alive. Carol chooses a walker to use for honing her surgical skills. With an expert jab to the eye with her metal rod, the young female walker goes down. Glen lures the other walkers away so that Carol can open the fence and drag the cadaver inside.
Rick & Tomas continue to move into a cellblock and kill walkers. Tomas throws a walker on top of Rick. Daryl moves fast to save Rick. Rick confronts Tomas, then with lightening speed kills him. One of the prisoners runs off. Rick follows him, hunting him down. When the prisoner runs out into the yard, Rick closes the gate, locking him out. He tells the prisoner to run for his life, but knows he will die. Has Rick been using every opportunity to kill off the prisoners? There are now only two prisoners left alive. One begs for his life, the other one remains stoic, refusing to plead for his life. Daryl and Rick decide to let them live. They have to clear out the dead bodies in their now safe cellblock by themselves. Daryl advises them to burn the dead bodies outside, and that he’s sorry for what has happened to their friends.
Maggie is watching Hershel struggle to breath. His chest stops moving. Hershel’s other daughter screams for help. Lori tries to do CPR on Hershel. She opens his mouth to give him mouth to mouth resuscitation. Hershel grabs Lori. Is he a walker now? Lori struggles out of Hershel’s grip. Carl Jr. is ready with his pistol pointed at Hershel. Hershel is alive, not a walker. Lori saved Hershel but she needs him alive, to do her c-section.
Hershel is opening his eyes. Rick removes the handcuff from Hershel’s wrist, then grips his hand. Everyone is relieved that Hershel is alive. Even Carl Jr. gives a half-smile.
Carol is removing the dead walker’s clothes so that she can begin her experiment. Someone is watching thru the bushes, we don’t know who or what. It’s a creepy scene. Lori and Rick are outside, looking over the prison yard from a walkway connecting two buildings. Rick tells her “for the record, I don’t think you’re a bad mother.” Lori muses on their situation. They have food, Hershel’s alive, it’s a good day. Lori wants to discuss their tense relationship. She realizes there’s nothing to discuss. Rick rubs her shoulder, tells her that they are all grateful for saving Hershel. He walks off. Lori realizes their relationship is no longer a loving one.
In the previews for the next episode, we see Michonne and Andrea in a safe town. We get a glimpse of Merle, so now we know he is alive in the town that is walker free. We also see Michonne asking for her weapons back. It looks like Andrea and Michonne are not happy in this safe place, but we don’t know why.
Life After Top Chef – Shear Today, Gone to Marrow By Keida
Spike – Two weeks away from opening a Good Stuff Eatery in Crystal City has Spike’s family buzzing. Spike, like Fabio, can schmooze. He can wine and dine with the best of them. He and his dad head to the new restaurant to check on the progress. Apparently the tile is messed up. One thing I like about Spike is he understands the meaning of hands-on-owner. Spike also gets a few digs in at his father whose father was a butcher. But he learned numbers not meat.
Fabio – In California, Fabio’s mother is doing what moms do best, take care of their children. Since he’s heading to New York soon, it means she will soon be leaving. But before she leaves, he’s taking her on a special trip to the beach. There, she reminds him about his working so much. But like so many people, he remembers the tough times as a child. We never forget those, which is why we are the way we are as adults. He reminds her that he works for her and his father. One day soon he’ll buy her a house, nearby. Close, but not too close. Cut to NY, and Fabio is getting ready for his segment on Good Morning America. It’s so interesting to see him network and schmooze. I wish I picked up this skill from my father, who’s also a master. The show seems to be pushing a paradox that Fabio is so popular yet so alone. Since both he and Blais are in NY, they plan on having a man date.
Richard – In New York, Blais has been invited for the Best New Chefs event at the NY Food & Wine Festival. He has a team of four, and immediately he starts in critiquing. He’s making bone marrow, braised ox cheek and pickled walnut. Sounds delicious…not really. However, despite the name, I bet it takes good. I, for one, love meat. I love fat on steak. And I love bone marrow. George Mendes, a former contestant on the previous Top Chef Masters, is there. Why’s he there? He’s not new; he’s a master chef. A new realm for Blais is handing the press, the red carpet, and greeting the public, everything that Spike and Fabio are masters of. Again, there’s Mike Isabella. He’s become king of the pop-in, special guest star. Angelo Sosa is also there. I think he just opened a new restaurant in NY. I wonder why he wasn’t tapped for this show. When Fabio and Blais get together, they shop for a knife for Jazmin. Fabio doesn’t see it, but I do. I remember at my wedding my best friend bought me a knife set. It’s the biggest trust move. Later they have dinner with Carla Hall, Dale Talde, and Angelo Sosa. Now that’s a dinner. I loved all of them on Top Chef All-Stars. Oh! They’re eating at Dale’s place. Wow! All five of these chefs have achieved so much success. I’m so happy for them. Again, Blais is criticizing what he’s accomplished. Gosh, guy, take it easy on yourself; you definitely have an inferiority complex. Even Fabio sees it, but then Fabio says he should be working instead of talking. Gah, take a break once in a while.
Jenn – In Charleston, fellow chefs and friends, Craig and Charles, have invited her to their farm. She invites Spike to go with her. Boy, Spike leads a hard life. At his place, he tells her that she should talk to his investors to help back her restaurant. That is very selfless. And unfortunately, somewhat unexpected coming from Spike. But maybe not so shocking, when Jenn tells us that she and Spike used to work together at Le Bernadin. With his Australian outback hat, Spike pulls over at a roadside hotel where in all probability they will probably be abused in some way. Okay Spike, I think you’ve watch Vacancy a bit too many times. The next morning, they both get lost. Lost in Virginia. At least it’s not West Virginia. Yes, I’ve seen too many scary movies. They finally make it and it’s a huge farm Border Springs Farm. They have fun attempting to sort sheep. Jenn’s definitely a city girl. The sheep shearing shed was funny. Jenn let the world know that she doesn’t see Spike in THAT way. I wonder if the audience realizes that all those animals on the farm—the sheep, the cows, the chickens, the turkeys—are supper? It doesn’t bother me, but for a minute, I thought they were going to kill that turkey on camera. That night they have a pot luck dinner by bonfire. When Jenn drinks, she gets flirty. She had a much needed break and time away from her troubles.
Couple’s Therapy Episode 5 by Mr and Mrs Lulu
Starts off where it left off last week. Nik still wants to leave. He just wants to go off living together but separately. Sarah the therapist intervenes and asks him to stay. Nik opens ups about how lonely he is. But that seems to piss off Shayne for some reason. Sarah reasons with her to go comfort her husband. She finally does they somewhat reconcile.
Dr Jen announces this weeks topic is about who has the power in the relationship. She begins with Monica and 2 short. Monica states that because of their careers they are both in power. However in terms of their relationship 2short holds the key. Next is Doug and Courtney, she is quick to say she has the power. Her reasoning is because she feels empowered by the way she dresses. Also that she is an advocate for all of those suffering low self esteem in this world!?!?!? Dr Jen tells her to cut the uknowwhat and actually answer the question. She can’t, again no connection to her marriage. Doug adds that he has the power because he put his foot down and told her boyfriend to F off??? Dr Jen calls out Courtney and says she’s behaving way too childish. No really Dr Jen! On to Alex and Simon. Alex feels that in any discussion that Simon has the power and she most likely to agree with him. Simon states that he’s felt that he had to be in a stronger role in that relationship because of their minor age gap. Dr Jen states that Alex chose Simon due to confidence issues. I don’t think its that at all. I just think that Simon took the role of breadwinner and ran with it.
Nik and Shayne
Dr Jen asks Nik why he wants to leave. Nik again states that he is lonely in his marriage. Dr Jen points out that they lead seperate lives of which Shayne disagrees to it? Dr Jen tells her that she can’t disagree to Nik having an “emotion.” She is being very insensitive and Dr Jen has her number. She discovers that Shayne never had that base growing up. She’s never opened up to anyone. Dr Jen prescribes lots of cuddling and listen to your husband!
2Short and Monica
Monica asks 2 short why she is there. 2short still has his wall up and says their not exclusive. He still refuses to drop the personna. Later Dr Jen asks him what he wants. He wants to no longer be a womanizing player andhave an actual relationship.
Special guest: See creepy love story
Dr moty palek?? sp? Tells his story of how he was a poor farmer in Israel who fantasized about a woman in a brochure. Eventually he comes to America and becomes a psychiatrist marries and has kids. So unsatisfied with his life and marriage he divorces his wife. He tracks down the woman in the photo. Calls her a complete stranger at this point and tells her how much he loves her, fantasized about her, soulmates?!?!?!?! I feel dirty writing this! The stalker got the person he was stalking!!!! They get married and she comes out and explains that love is not perfect. Ummmm!!!!! I don’t get the point of their story or how it’s tragic???
Doug’s creepy mural
So Doug likes to write creepy things about Courtney on his wall. He combines their name like Bragelina but theirs is Dourtney?!?!?! Nik discovers it and of course tells Shayne and teases her. He wants their names to be Shaynik!! Nice to see for the first time they are actually interacting like a married couple! Then Shayne confronts Doug about Dourtney! He plays it off like that is what we do!?!?!?!?!
Dr Jen has listened to multiple complaints about Courtney’s hookerware. She calls Doug and Courtney in to discuss proper attire. Once Dr Jen lays down the law and says “dress code.” Courtney is quick to say that it is their problem and not hers. Also that she saves lives!!!!!! by the way she dresses!?!?!? See delusional!! She speaks for the “little people” and those who don’t have a voice!?!?! Dr Jen holds firm and says cover up or leave. Doug quick to defend his Child bride “attire.” In the previews for next week they are thrown out of therapy!!! Finally!!! Alex shows Courtney just how the house feels about her by putting a wad of money in her clothing!
As amazing as Shayne is, I always sort of wondered why Nik and her got married. Don’t get me wrong, both great people, its just they do not seem like they would ever meet and end up getting married. Than I heard how they got married eight hours after meeting in Las Vegas. Wow, I mean hats off to them for making their marriage work after that sort of start, and having the commitment to go through this challenging a therapy process, especially as new parents. But that does paint in a lot of details of why their relationship is the way it is. I’m kind of surprised though why Doctor Jen was so targeted at Shayne’s issues with openness, and not learning how to be open growing up. I guess I was expecting more a focus on telling them both about how it is very normal for a first time father to feel lonely as well. I mean that kid comes, and that is a 24/7 commitment to provide for in various ways by both parents. And the sort of hours moms need to put in, and the emotional focus the kid needs, well that don’t leave a lot for dad. I’ll just flat out say it, being a new father is emotionally harsh, you going from being number one in your marriage to this guy standing off to the side sitting on the bench, wanting to get in the game, but not being needed in the way your used to be and the ‘Coach’ really getting tired of you asking to get in the game. So maybe it is the editing of the show, but I’m finding it really hard not believing that Sha’Niks problems in the now doesn’t lay as much in the new parents area as it does in the ability to be emotionally open.
2Short and Monica,
2Short has got some real problems, and I am surprised Doctor Jen did not grill him more on it. I heard everything he was saying, and thought, that is a kid from nothing, made something, but still thinking like the kid who grew up with nothing. He is still, with the majority of his life now lived as a success, acting like he has to get all the material he can before it is all gone. It is crazy, but at the same time I can understand it. Going from a guy in East Oakland to a multi-platinum recording artist, with a stage persona that most likely emphasizes a lot of what he thought he’d never have, the money, the woman, etc, has got to screw you up in the head a little. It is almost like your life becoming your own Gary Stew/Mary Sue work of fiction, as to much removal of boundaries and immediate consequences will have you believing a lot of crazy things. It isn’t hard to see how he can be so screwed up that he is not seeing what a lucky man he is to have a woman like Monica, its just saddening to realize the material and hedonistic side of celebrity can have a hold on you enough that you would risk losing it.
The whole segment with ‘Unrequited Love,’
I think we missed somethings from how the show is edited to understand what exactly Doctor Jen’s point was having this really charming couple there. I like the story and all, but I don’t see how it related one bit to any one of the couples in that room.
Seriously, Courtney has got to be a sociopath topped with issues of meglomania. She has saved lives, and is an advocate for those lacking self esteem? Also the dancing about Doctor Jen’s questions, and more so direction when it came to the rules. I really do think it wasn’t so much how Courtney dresses, as it was Doctor Jen and her staff making a deciscion of treatment for all the couples, either cut the couple with a sociopath loose or risk harming them all. So Doctor Jen saw a way to put leverage on Courtney and Doug to make them leave and applied it. I actually do hope they leave. Sorry, have dealt with socipaths, and they are like fire, try and rationalize and establish boundraries with it and you’ll end up burned from head to toe.
Survivor Philippines Oct 24, 2012 Down and Dirty by MelTheHound
Kalabaw (Water Buffalo) Tribe (red)
- Katie Hanson, 22, Newark, Delaware, 2011 Miss Delaware
- Jeff Kent, 44, Austin, Texas, former Major League Baseball All Star
- Carter Williams, 24, Shawnee, Kansas, coach
- Jonathan Penner – Third time through- Evac’d last time with an infection.
- Denise Stapley, 41, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, therapist
Tandang (Rooster) Tribe (Yellow)
- Abi-Maria Gomes, 32, Los Angeles, student
- Malcolm Freberg, 25, Hermosa Beach, California, bartender
- Roberta “RC” Saint-Amour, 27, New York, banker
- Artis Silvester, 53, Terry Town, Louisiana, computer engineer
- Lisa Whelchel, 49, Dallas, former star TV’s “The Facts of Life”
- Peter “Pete” Yurkowski, 24, Holmdel, New Jersey, engineering graduate
- Michael Skupin – Returning player who passed out and burned the skin off of his palms after falling into a fire.
Welcome back castaway kiddies. We are at the end of day 13 back at camp after last week’s tribal council. Katie, has narrowly escaped being sent home, a gift given to her, in my opinion, by Dawson’s big mouth. Notice in the roster, that there are now only two tribes. Denise and Malcom were sent to Kalabaw and Tandang tribes respectively as a result of Matsing being dissolved and a random draw to see who would go where. Just before then, Malcom had found his tribe’s hidden idol (and Denise knows he has it).
At the Tandang camp, the food is getting pretty thin. It turns out that Skupin is eating the stuff raw without regard to the rest of his tribe. Artis notes that his tribe is a tribe plus one, the one being Michael Skupin. This guy has got to go. There is rumbling among the others to the same affect. He’s been nothing but a pain in the ass since day one. He has the half baked notion that the rice will cook inside his body since it’s nearly 100 degrees (Ummm, Dumbass, in my best Jeff Dunham’s Walter voice). Somehow I think Everybody decided that none of these veterans would win the game. Over at Kalabaw, We see Katie and Denise having a chat about who has a hidden idol. They both agree, correctly, that it’s likely Penner because he brought a bag to council but never took anything out of it. I guess that’s because he felt confident in his position, especially after Denise sided with the men.
Reward Challenge Time. Looks good and sloppy doesn’t it. It has likely rained more than not during this game so far so no matter what game they’re playing, if it’s on land, they are going to get muddy. It’s Artis’s birthday we come to find out. Since Kalabaw is down two, Tandang will sit two out, Malcom and RC. The game is for a 3 vs 3 push of that big ball toward the other teams net. Think of it as soccer with a huge ball and anything goes to make the ball move. What this turns into is a huge wrestling match. They must score 3 points to win reward.
This is what they are playing for.. Food. Remember, Skupin has nearly eaten all the Tandang tribe’s rice. Kalabaw isn’t faring too well on the rice either but they also have the cool fishing kit complete with the canoe. The first 3 to go for each are, Lisa, Skupin, and Peter for Tandang. For Kalabow, Penner, Carter, and Denise.
And we’re off. Remember, it takes 3 points to win which means there could be 5 heats. These two teams are pretty evenly matched for this game. Remember I said, Anything goes, short of all out abuse. There are some questionable moves but Probst declares them legal. See the photo on top… This is pretty much how they remained for a solid hour without moving the ball an inch. Penner and Skupin have each other tied up, Lisa has Denise tied up by wrapping herself around Denise’s feet, Peter and Carter have each other tied up.
At some point after the first hour without scoring a single point, Skupin suggests a forfeit. A trade. The sandwiches for Kalabaw’s rice. Probst says if everyone agrees then it’s fine, otherwise, the game must be played out to a win. Remember, they’ve been there for an hour at least. There is some discussion about it, and they reach an agreement. Kalabaw gives up their remaining rice for the reward. Kalabaw figures they have the fishing equipment so they’ll be able to eat, without the rice. They all go back to their respective camps and the reward ‘winners’ enjoy their meal. Over at Tandang, they get their extra rice and it turns out, it really only doubles their supply. Twice nothing is still nothing. Know what I mean? At the rate he’s consuming it, Skupin will have that gone in a day. The rest of the tribe is grumbling about the trade and Skupin as he’s talking to RC, doesn’t get it. He asked everyone and they all agreed (most did anyway). Artis is pissed as is Abi (does anybody care that Abi is upset? Didn’t think so).
There is only one reason I’m showing you this picture. Can I just say, What the phuck? Sorry if that offends you but this isn’t the first time I’ve seen RC in this outfit on the island. There’s a pair of capri type slacks that goes with the jacket. I know this is a talking head recorded after the fact but I’ve also seen her wear it to one of the challenges (with her game cloths underneath of course). Does she think she’s in her bank office? Now, remember that huge lunch that Kalabaw traded their staple food, the rice, for? Well apparently it’s worn off on the day of the immunity challenge. Carter is hungry as are the others so Penner goes on a fishing expedition. Maybe he should have watched Ozzy a couple seasons ago to see how it’s done. They show this guy swimming (with a snorkel) all over the blue lagoon show dozens of Large fish all around him. Then they show him emerging from the water with two, puny, silver dollar sized fish on his spear. Really? That’s the best he could do? These two pitiful creatures have to be split up among 5 people.
Immunity Challenge time.. This is a game where a player from each team uses one of these sling shots to launch a ball down field. The other members of each tribe are waiting with nets to catch the balls. They must stand at their stations touching a pole until the ball is in the air. In this game, it doesn’t matter who catches who’s ball. That is, Tandang (Lisa) can launch one and if Penner catches it, it’s a point for Kalabaw. Got it? Good. Catchers are, Penner, Carter, and Jeff (the baseball player) and Katie for Kalabaw and Denise is manning the sling shot. Malcom, Peter, Artis and RC are catching for the Tandang tribe with Lisa launching the balls (She came to play, no doubt about that). There are a couple stars on each team but I would have expected the all star pro ball player to catch all of them. I guess without a roaring crowd, a cut of tobacco in his mouth, and his hand on his crotch, he ain’t all that great. Each of the women, Lisa and Denise gave solid shots on every round. Carter kind of petered out and Katie was useless as usual. At one point, Skupin tells Lisa to aim for Malcom. I think Penner caught one, Jeff caught 3 and by the near end it was tied 4-4 (5 needed to win). Denise fires hers, her people miss catching it. Lisa fires hers, Malcom catches it winning immunity for Tandang, again. Yet again, my favorite player, Denise, is going to tribal council. She’s been there for every single one. By the way… Two players from Tandang had to sit out to even the number of players. Skupin was one and guess who the other one was? Give up? Abi. Surprise. Probst notes that she has participated in 2 of the 8 challenges so far.
That’s about the last we see of Tandang for the episode. Over at the Kalabaw camp, the usual discussion begins between players as to who to send home. Somehow, Jeff and Carter decide to blindside Penner and get rid of the one guy they don’t want to win the game. They have to keep it quiet though so not to spook him into using the idol (that they know he has). The photo above is the captioned scene, of Carter asking Penner who to send home.. Woops. Between the three of them then, they decide it’s time for Katie to go home. Katie walks up and before she says a word, they tell her, it’s Denise. Naturally she is on to the ruse because they were too quick to tell her. At the end of the discussions, Penner is voting Katie, and She is voting for him. That’s the assumption anyway, and Jeff and Carter will be the deciding votes.
Council time. There they all are, all 5 of them. Probst asks which of them feels they are going home. Denise and Katie raise their hands. Penner says even if he thought it himself he would never raise his hand and put himself on anyone’s radar. Denise says she did because she’s the new kid. Last hired, first fired. Katie admits her lack of actual worth to the tribe beyond being fun to hang out with. Jeff (Kent) says that regardless of who is sent home, it’s a blindside because they’ve all bonded (except at this point, on day 16, Denise, the new kid).
Vote time. Do I need to say it? I’ll just show you. Katie voted for Penner, everyone else voted for Katie. On her exit interview, Katie says that she thought she could hang in the challenges by found out otherwise. Have a safe trip home, Katie.. Another beauty pageant queen gone (Miss Delaware 2011).
In the teaser for next week, it looks like it may be the merge. Kalabaw is down to 4 and this is looking mighty familiar. All that’s left of them is the men’s alliance, and Denise. Personally, from that tribe, I would bounce Carter next but, I’m not playing the game. We’ll see what happens next week.
See you then,
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Duck Dynasty – Season 2 Fowl Play & Sweatin’ Bullets Back-to-Back Episodes by Stars99
The episode opens with Jase and his gang breaking into Duck Commander Headquarters at 5:47 AM to grab a spotlight cuz they’re goin’ frog huntin’ to catch some “thumper jumpers.” This is a Top Secret mission that they’re taking very seriously. However, Si seems to think that if they get caught, that all they’ll hafta do is to stand really, really still… cuz then you’ll turn invisible and will just blend into the background. While everyone is concentrating on finding what they need to find, Si decides to try out one of the duck calls and ‘bout scares the livin’ daylights outta everyone. Nothing like hearing a duck call blaring in your ear at 6:00 AM! While they were at it – they broke into Willie’s office and managed to break his computer monitor and manhandled some of his other things.
At Willie’s house, things are about to explode because Willie got his daughter Sadie’s cell phone bill in the mail and about had a heart attack! It was for $328 for one month only for Sadie’s phone only – because Sadie had racked up 9,300 text messages. I think they seriously need to get a new plan that has unlimited texting. Willie is surprised she still has thumbs after all that texting. He decides, “This girl needs to learn the value of a dollar before somebody sells her some magical beans.” Willie and his wife confiscates Sadie’s cell phone and tells her that she’s sentenced to go to her Mamaw and Papaw’s house for the day without having access to her cell phone.
Willie gets to the office and immediately calls the police because Duck Commander Headquarters had a break-in overnight. While the police were still there, Jase and his crew saunter into work 4 hours late proudly hauling the freshly caught bullfrogs in a cooler. Si describes the great outdoors as “God’s grocery store… and it’s open 7/24.” Jase corrects him, “24/7.” Si decides, “Hey, either way, it’s open all the time.” Willie broke the bad news to Jase that somebody broke into their office sometime that night – that the office is messed up and that they even screwed up his computer. Jase immediately comes clean to the police officer. Willie thinks about pressin’ charges against his brother. He is kind of mad and surprised at himself that he didn’t immediately suspect this was all Jase’s fault in the first place.
Sadie is baking with her Mamaw Miss Kate. Miss Kate is telling Sadie that the best way to a man’s heart is through his stomach and then starts talking about stuff granddaughters NEVER ever want to hear their Mamaw’s say, “Sometimes when I give Phil big rewards… it might even lead too… umm… you know…honeymoon time. If Phil comes in and sees me with a little flour mess on my apron – there’s nothing that gets him turned on more than that.” TMI! Miss Kate continues, “If Sadie can master making these muffins… there’s not a man that won’t be after her.” I’m confident Sadie had to quickly go find the bleach to scrub those images out of her mind. Miss Kate leaves Sadie to watch the muffins while she goes to do something else. Papaw Phil comes home to smoke coming out of the oven. Sadie had burned the muffins, and Phil says, “Ummmm, yeah, I think they’re done.” That’s the understatement of the year. The dogs won’t even eat them. Later, Miss Kate says, “Sadie’s muffin’s might have been burned… but it’s better than anything I’ve had of Korrie’s [Sadie’s mom].”
Back at Duck Commander Headquarters, Willie decides he needs some extra security and has several cameras installed all over the place, even in the duck call workroom. Willie has a monitor in his office so he can watch what is going on at all times on any camera he chooses to watch. There are also intercoms so he can provide his valuable input directly to his staff from the comfort of his own office throughout the day. The guys are not happy at ALL with this Big Brother-like surveillance. Jase bellyaches, “The idea of having a peepin’ Willie – that’s creepy.” Jase argues with Willie that he’s a pervert for watchin’ people… Willie does not think it’s perverted at all.
Of course it doesn’t take long before the guys in the workroom demonstrate why the cameras might actually not be such a bad idea. They decide to play a game of “Dizzy Darts.” This basically means that they put Si in a wheeled office chair and spin him around and around really fast… then he has 5 seconds to stand up and throw darts at the target on the office wall. Of course Willie watches as this all unfolds and can’t believe his eyes. He summarizes that watching the guys work is like watching a train wreck – but that he just can’t look away. The next thing the guys hear is Willie’s voice booming over their intercom telling them they’ve only worked 15 minutes in the last 3 hours. The guys decide they are going to have to put a stop to this stuff.
Since Sadie was oh so successful in baking, Papaw Phil decides he’s going to have Sadie help him with some other kinds of things. He takes her outside of the house, and tells her the first thing she has to do is to crawl up underneath the house for about 30 feet and turn off a valve with a wrench. But he tells her that she’s in luck, cuz all of the poisonous snakes that used to be around are gone since he’s just certain he’s killed them all. Phil muses, “Send a woman up under a dark house… and she tends to be more alert than she otherwise would be.” When Sadie is squeamish about the potential of being bitten by a poisonous snake, Papaw Phil confidently assures her, “You’ll swell up a little bit, but you’ll be alright… You get used to it after a while.” I wonder how many times Phil’s been bitten… it might explain some things about he and his kids.
Jase decides he needs to teach Willie the lesson that he should NEVER mess with him. Jase formulates a plan and talks to Si, “To get Willie out of his office – we cause a diversion – that’s where you come in Si.” But Si quickly replies, “No, I can’t do it – I never was good at math.” Crickets chirp for 2 minutes. Jase patiently explains he said “diversion” not “division.” Si is relieved and boasts, “I’m a master at distractions. I can do a couple of hand gestures… and then BAM! … I can take your underwear clean off your butt.” It’s decided that Si is gonna pretend to have appendicitis and that he needs to be taken to the hospital. Jase says they just need 5 minutes to get everything ready. Si thinks that when he goes into his act… that Willie and the whole warehouse will be transfixed by his acting ability. Si dutifully goes into his act at the appointed time. He convulses on the floor in the warehouse, “Help me, I’ve fallen, and I’ve dropped my tea!” Willie never came out to help him. No one came out to help him. After a while, he just got up and went back into the workroom. They discover that Willie wasn’t even in his office at the time. Prolly should have checked that out first, no? Si is sad because he could have died on the floor and no one would have even known.
While Willie was out of his office, the guys put a camera in his office and take the monitor to their workroom so they can spy on him. Turnabout is fair play! They start roaring when they see Willie start playing golf in his office. Jase’s voice booms over the intercom, “Hey Willie, you’re pullin’ the putt.” Willie jumps and looks totally startled… and Jase continues, “Release the putter head. You wanna watch me? I’ll watch you.” Uh oh… Willie is storming to the workroom. Jase attempts to negotiate with Willie – “You can have a camera in here… but have the monitor somewhere else so you’re not just sitting there looking at it.” Willie thinks that’s fair. However, while Willie was in the workroom jammerin’ on and on about the camera and monitor to Jase, their other brother Jep snuck into Willie’s office and put about 20 live bullfrogs on his desk. I especially like the one sprawled out over his keyboard.
Willie closes the episode by saying, “Being a CEO and being a parent aren’t all that different, especially when everyone acts like children. On one hand, you don’t want anyone to think they can get away with murder… but on the other, you can’t constantly watch over them. It’s a delicate balance. I may not have the formula down yet – but I do know one thing – the only waste of time bigger than the guys in the duck call room – is watching the guys in the duck call room.”
It’s hot, hot, HOT in the duck call workroom. It’s summer, and the A/C is not working. The guys are literally melting before our eyes. Si thinks he’s like Frosty the Snowman because he’s melted all the way down to his boots. The guys are forced to look for alternative cooling sources. Jase puts a bunch of ice in his cap and puts it right on his head so the ice melts and drips down his forehead. Si pours his iced tea over his own head. Another worker puts his head in the fridge. Jase and Willie’s brother Jep decides it’s too hot to wear pants, so he decides to cut off his blue jeans to a mid-thigh length. Jase says, “The last thing I need right now is for you to turn your perfectly good pair of blue jeans into jorts. You should have cut a little deeper towards the knee – I don’t want to see what’s in your pockets.” Si starts singing, “Frosty the Snowman” – the others think this is the first sign of heat stroke.
Jase goes into Willie’s office where he has a fan and a water spritzer. He complains that it’s at least 140 degrees in the duck call room. He says that it’s a weenie roast in the duck call room – and Willie agrees that there are definitely some wieners back there. Willie doesn’t have a lot of compassion for their plight since this is not their first summer in Louisiana. Willie says, “If I had a nickel for every problem Jase brought to my office, I could buy a really good luck to keep Jase out of my office.” Willie implies that they’re just being heat wimps because of the lack of A/C, and says, “What do you think they did back in the 1600s?” Jase instantly concluded, “They died.” Jase leaves, and Willie can’t resist sticking his fingers into the personal fan he’s using. Ouch! People have lost fingers over less…
The guys decide to creatively beat the heat. They get the idea to take a truck bed and line it with a tarp. Then they took a hose and filled the truck bed with water. Si is having fun floating in his newly created redneck pool… but no one else wants to join him in the pool cuz now it’s filled with Si’s germs. It prolly wasn’t a great idea to let Si in the pool first before anyone else. Willie calls it a “Si cesspool.”
Willie calls a reoccurring character on the show named, “Mountain Man” to come over and do a quick fix on the A/C. That’s actually hysterical… cuz there’s absolutely NOTHING quick about Mountain Man. He walks slowly. He talks slowly. He does everything in one speed – slow. The guys figure out there’s one place they know that there’s A/C – so they go out to their trucks and make duck calls in their trucks with the A/C blaring. Si isn’t doing much working, and Jase tells Si he thinks he’s gonna get fired. Si responds, “I’m like an owl, I don’t give a hoot.” Jase decides he is going to turn in an expense form for all the gasoline his truck is using. The guys decide their going to walk over to the snow cone stand which is “like a winter tavern for rednecks.” Heck with those little hand held bowls – one guy got a snow cone in a bucket… Wow, I didn’t even know you could do that! However, they do realize this is only a temporary fix. After eating his snow cone, Si says, “Boys, this thing is giving me a brain sneeze. That’s where, hey, your brain needs to sneeze, but hey, it can’t sneeze cuz it’s a brain – so it just hurts.” I totally died laffin… “brain sneeze” – Oh, I’m so gonna steal that phrase…
Jase gets a call from his wife about taking the kids to a waterpark cuz it’s too hot. Jase explains that he doesn’t like to go to waterparks cuz there’s too much bacteria and crap – He tells her to get the kids and to meet him at the Harrison’s Pond. He decides they need to build a redneck waterpark.
Meanwhile, Captain Obvious aka “Mountain Man” says after looking at the A/C unit, “The A/C is broke.” He insists that he knows this cuz “it just ain’t runnin’.” Jase bemoans to the camera, “Have you ever been on a phone call where there’s a 10 second delay – that’s what it’s like talking to the Mountain Man.” The good news is that Mountain Man is the best A/C man within 100 miles… Unfortunately, he’s the only A/C man within 100 miles.
Jase and his team are building the first redneck waterpark in their town down at Harrison’s Pond. Phil brings a bulldozer. They have tarps, cinder blocks, inner tubes, tires, rope, a trampoline, wood… what else would you need? They get everything finished – they have a wooden swing that they can stand on, swing and then jump off into the pond, a trampoline anchored in the middle of the pond… and they even have a slip and slide that empties into the pond! All of the kids and adults are having way too much fun for words. Then kill joy Willie comes driving up in his truck. Jase says, “Well, lookie who we have here… O Willie tons of fun…light on the fun… but heavy on the ton. Better hide your picnic baskets.” Willie wishes they worked this hard when they were actually working. Willie is really being a party pooper and refuses to get into the pond. Everyone chants for him to get into the water… but he’s being stubborn. He says there’s no ways he’s getting in. The crowd begins to taunt him into doing the rope tow… but Willie sticks to his guns. People started chanting “Weenie” instead of “Willie.” The next thing you know… he’s sitting on an inner tube… and the truck is going to tow him across the water. After Willie gets dunked in he’s absolutely euphoric. Jase explains, “[Willie] went under the water a party pooper… and he came out vibrant! It’s basically like a redneck baptism.”
Willie closes out the episode by saying, “I believe with good work ethic – there’s nothing you can’t accomplish – even if it is a thousand degrees outside. But the funny thing about work ethic – is that it doesn’t always hafta apply to work. We might not have accomplished much at the office today… but it’s hard to argue with the results of the redneck waterpark.”
Next week it looks like they’re showing repeats… I’m guessing it’s because it’s Halloween. Trick or Treat!
Thursday Night Lineup, October 25 by BB
8PM – Big Bang Theory/2.5 Men (CBS); Vampire Diaries (CW); 30 Rock/Up All Night (NBC); Last Resort (ABC); World Series (FOX, 7:30 PM);Wipeout (truTV); History Exposed (Mil); Top Gear (BBC)
9PM – Real Housewives of Miami (Bravo); Project Runway All Stars (Lifetime); Person of Interest (CBS); Beauty and the Beast (CW); Grey’s Anatomy (ABC); The Office/Parks and Rec (NBC); Gold Rush (Discovery); The First 48 (A&E); What’s the Earth Worth (History); Extreme Homes (HGTV); Four Weddings (TLC); The Will, Family Secrets Revealed (ID); History Exposed (Mil); Top Gear (BBC)
10PM – Elementary (CBS); Scandal (ABC); Rock Center(NBC); It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia/The League (FX); Jersey Shore (MTV); House Hunters/HHI (HGTV); Beyond Scared Straight (A&E); Texas Car Wars (Discovery); Sweet Genius (Food); Very Bad Men (ID); Misfits (Logo); Top 20 Most Shocking (truTV)
11PM – WWHL, Larry King and Dreama Walker(Bravo)