Teresa Giudice’s Request for Camp Danbury Granted
Teresa Giudice has been told by the judge in her case the that Bureau of Prisons has granted her request to be housed in the Danbury Connecticut (where Orange is the New Black was set). The facility is close to her home and will make visits with her family much easier. Her request for some or all of her sentence to be served at a half-way house has not been recommended by the judge. The judge explained that her original lawyer (now gone) didn’t list that as an option in all the paperwork they submitted. Seems like an oversight to me that her new lawyer caught immediately. The judge did take the sting off that by saying she wouldn’t have been likely to recommend a half way house even if it had been presented as an option. Still, I am beginning to wonder if her lawyer was part of the problem – and that crisis manager who made such a public fuss a few days ago saying Teresa shouldn’t have put in a request. Who would you listen to – a lawyer or a crisis manager? Me – I’d go with the lawyer.
I found a good writeup on the case on the NJ.com website – here. I’d stay away from the tabloids – there seems to be a lot of misinformation or dramatization out there.
Survivor: San Juan del Sur
S29E5 “Blood is Blood”
There are 14 players left, and they have been in the game for 13 out of 39 days. As Hunahpu arrives back at camp after tribal Jon is nervous that he is the odd man out. His tribe didn’t let him know they were voting out Drew. Over at Coyopa, the mood is very good. This is the first tribal they didn’t need to attend. That means they will be the first to enter Reward Arena and see who was voted off. As Hunahpu comes into the arena, Coyopa is shocked to see Drew voted off. They are still discussing the merits of voting off Drew when Jeff announces “Everybody drop your buffs! We are switching tribes.”
The tribes draw new buffs: 14 players = 7 on each tribe. The new tribes are:
Hunahpu: Josh & Reed, Wes, Alec, Jeremy, Julie, Natalie
Coyopa: Kelley & Dale, Jon & Jaclyn, Misty & Baylor, Keith
This mean that Coyopa is three couples and one single, and Hunahpu is one couple and five singles. From the original Hunahpu, Kelley, Jon, Misty switch to play with their loved one, and Keith. From original Coyopa, Josh switches to Hunahpu to be with his loved one, and Wes and Alec switch.
As the new Hunahpu arrive at camp the new members are shocked to find so little food – and 26 days left. It seems Hunahpu was eating twice a day, and large portions, with no thought of rationing. Josh makes the comment that there were some very foolish players on this tribe. Not since the early days of Survivor have the players experienced lack of food. After a few seasons producers saw that a starving tribe was a downer and tribes were provided with rice. But you would think anyone that has watched Survivor knows the importance of rationing. So again, I don’t think these people ever watched Survivor.
Jeremy quickly does the math and realizes that if the arrivals (Josh, Wes and Alec) flip Reed to their alliance, they will have the numbers and Jeremy, Julie and Natalie are at risk. Natalie can also add, and she and Jeremy go after Alec subtly suggesting his best strategy is to vote with Jeremy, Natalie and Julie. I think Alec is a mini Drew and his lack of awareness will doom him to repeat his brother’s game.
As the new Coyopa tribe arrives at camp, they find lots of rice! Couples everywhere… and Keith. But lucky Keith, if it comes down to him, he has an idol in his pocket. We are treated to Misty cooking rice with the tried and foolish Hunahpu method of eat it all. Dale, who has sacrificed eating only one meal a day so that there is plenty of rice, is upset. His daughter Kelley tries to play peacemaker and talk her Dad into remaining calm.
There is no Reward Challenge, no Exile Island. The Immunity Challenge is tribes will race to dig up a bag with a key, crawl under a structure through the mud, shake a pole to release 20 small sandbags, and then 2 people will toss the bags to a suspended disc. First tribe to land 10 sand bags wins. This isn’t even close. Hunahpu wins before Coyopa makes their first toss. Before the Hunahpu tribe leaves they bring up the subject of their lack of rice. Jeff’s parting words were we will figure something out. I am jumping ahead, in the preview of next week Jeff is seen carrying in a bag of rice, however he says this is coming with a very stiff penalty. So we will have to wait to find out what the bargain will cost them.
At Coyopa, everyone has done the math: two couples will control the votes. Dale and Kelley want to work with Jon and Jaclyn, Baylor and Misty want to work with Jon and Jaclyn… Keith just doesn’t want to go home! But Keith came over with Jon and Misty and apparently he has chosen Misty and Baylor as allies. Jon and Jaclyn know they are the swing couple. Jon has been on a tribe with Misty and Keith, and Jaclyn has been lied to by Baylor before and doesn’t entirely trust her. They decide that their best strategy is to divide their votes between Kelley and Dale in case someone has an idol.
At Tribal, Jeff immediately gets to the heart of the dynamic between Dale and Baylor. Misty is all mama bear protecting her cub from Dale who she says is a threat to her daughter. Dale says Baylor went after him in the very first tribal, she admits it, and there you have it. They don’t get along. Keith is just happy no one is mentioning his name.
Everyone votes, no idol is played, and the votes are Baylor – Kelley – Baylor – Kelley – Dale – Dale – … and Kelley is voted out. Bye Kelley. Kelley was the target of Drew last week. She made it one week longer than he did, and was tripped up this week by her loved one, in my opinion. I think she would not have been in the mix if her father wasn’t on her team, but Blood is Blood and that is the game this go around. This was a tough vote, they voted out a loved one of someone on their tribe. Can they now go back to camp and work together? We will have to wait and see. Personally, I would never let go of the resentment, but that’s just me and probably another reason I would never play Survivor!