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PostSubject: March 2 Epi 3 - "Keep Hope Alive"   March 2nd 2011, 1:52 pm

i cant wait to see my Boston Rob
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PostSubject: Re: March 2 Epi 3 - "Keep Hope Alive"   March 2nd 2011, 2:20 pm

First Redemption Island Duel is tonight!

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PostSubject: Re: March 2 Epi 3 - "Keep Hope Alive"   March 2nd 2011, 4:18 pm

I can't wait to hear what crazy things come out of Phillips mouth tonight happy dance 2

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PostSubject: Re: March 2 Epi 3 - "Keep Hope Alive"   March 2nd 2011, 4:38 pm

Looking forward to the show tonight - never a dull moment with this cast! Smile
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PostSubject: Re: March 2 Epi 3 - "Keep Hope Alive"   March 2nd 2011, 5:00 pm

I can't wait.
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PostSubject: Re: March 2 Epi 3 - "Keep Hope Alive"   March 2nd 2011, 6:13 pm

Survivor_Tweet Survivor CBS

East Coast: @JeffProbst will tweet LIVE during the 1st ever #SURVIVOR Redemption Island duel 2nite @ 8/7c! Who will win: Matt or Francesca?
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PostSubject: Re: March 2 Epi 3 - "Keep Hope Alive"   March 2nd 2011, 6:26 pm

35 minutes to go....yahoooooooo eating popcorn
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PostSubject: Re: March 2 Epi 3 - "Keep Hope Alive"   March 2nd 2011, 6:29 pm

I'm so jealous...I still have to wait 3 hrs. I'll be eating dinner and hoping no one decides to pay me a surprise visit.

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PostSubject: Re: March 2 Epi 3 - "Keep Hope Alive"   March 2nd 2011, 6:36 pm

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I'm so jealous...I still have to wait 3 hrs. I'll be eating dinner and hoping no one decides to pay me a surprise visit.

That is the worst, Catty, getting all set to sit down and watch a favorite show and DING DONG!!...oh man I want to scream when one of his brothers drops in like that!!

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PostSubject: Re: March 2 Epi 3 - "Keep Hope Alive"   March 2nd 2011, 6:38 pm

Almost time! Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: March 2 Epi 3 - "Keep Hope Alive"   March 2nd 2011, 7:09 pm

I'll record Survivor and watch Idol.. at least until the two re-treads leave
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PostSubject: Re: March 2 Epi 3 - "Keep Hope Alive"   March 2nd 2011, 7:51 pm

Hubby was given the choice tonight. He chose Survivor after watching Idol last night. He needs a change so he doesn't burn out and we end up on the History or Military channel.

*using my noggin*
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PostSubject: Re: March 2 Epi 3 - "Keep Hope Alive"   March 2nd 2011, 8:00 pm

Russell is ticked!!
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PostSubject: Re: March 2 Epi 3 - "Keep Hope Alive"   March 2nd 2011, 8:05 pm

Good episode.

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PostSubject: Re: March 2 Epi 3 - "Keep Hope Alive"   March 2nd 2011, 8:06 pm

Hee!
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PostSubject: Re: March 2 Epi 3 - "Keep Hope Alive"   March 2nd 2011, 8:06 pm

Glad with the outcome. Hope Matt wins next week Smile
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PostSubject: Re: March 2 Epi 3 - "Keep Hope Alive"   March 2nd 2011, 8:15 pm

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Glad with the outcome. Hope Matt wins next week Smile

No, Russell is steamed and he will give it his all to get back in the game, so my bet is Matt is going home next.

Matt's little sidekick is a piece of work..."storms a' comin". lol!



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PostSubject: Re: March 2 Epi 3 - "Keep Hope Alive"   March 2nd 2011, 8:19 pm

Oh and can someone beat the shit out of Stephanie? What a little bitch.
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PostSubject: Re: March 2 Epi 3 - "Keep Hope Alive"   March 2nd 2011, 8:21 pm

Now this is how Survivor should be played. Team Zapatera all the way since they had the balls to get rid of Russell. Go Matt!
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PostSubject: Re: March 2 Epi 3 - "Keep Hope Alive"   March 2nd 2011, 8:22 pm

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Glad with the outcome. Hope Matt wins next week :)

No, Russell is steamed and he will give it his all to get back in the game, so my bet is Matt is going home next.

Matt's little sidekick is a piece of work..."storms a' comin". :lol!:




You mean the producers will give it their all to get Russell back in the game.

Go Matt!
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PostSubject: Re: March 2 Epi 3 - "Keep Hope Alive"   March 2nd 2011, 8:23 pm

That was the best seeing Russell voted out!!!! I was beyond cheering!!!

GOOOO MATT!!!

And Stephanie can I smack that little bitch!

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PostSubject: Re: March 2 Epi 3 - "Keep Hope Alive"   March 2nd 2011, 8:23 pm

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Oh and can someone beat the shit out of Stephanie? What a little bitch.

There is something wrong with that girl.

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PostSubject: Re: March 2 Epi 3 - "Keep Hope Alive"   March 2nd 2011, 8:25 pm

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Oh and can someone beat the shit out of Stephanie? What a little bitch.

I know...I am still laughing at her threat to the firefighter lady..."storms a comin" lol!
I wish that lady responded back to her threat with "6 can still beat 3, idiot".
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PostSubject: Re: March 2 Epi 3 - "Keep Hope Alive"   March 2nd 2011, 8:26 pm

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lallybelle wrote:
Oh and can someone beat the shit out of Stephanie? What a little bitch.

I know...I am still laughing at her threat to the firefighter lady..."storms a comin" lol!
I wish that lady responded back to her threat with "6 can still beat 3, idiot".

Yeah "storms a comin" honey you only have 2 people left in your alliance, good luck with that.

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PostSubject: Re: March 2 Epi 3 - "Keep Hope Alive"   March 2nd 2011, 8:38 pm

lol!
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PostSubject: Re: March 2 Epi 3 - "Keep Hope Alive"   March 2nd 2011, 8:45 pm

and here i thought it was the other contestants that thought Rob and Russell were God, and all along it was Jeff Probst.

Geez could he of been on Russell's jock anymore this tribal.
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PostSubject: Re: March 2 Epi 3 - "Keep Hope Alive"   March 2nd 2011, 8:51 pm

bergen- you must not read Jeff's episode blogs. He has so much man love for Rob and Russell, it's sickening!
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PostSubject: Re: March 2 Epi 3 - "Keep Hope Alive"   March 2nd 2011, 9:24 pm

OMGG, I Tivo'ed Survivor but couldn't resist reading this thread...I am beyond excited to watch episode now....

HAPPY HAPPY DANCE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! happy dance 2

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PostSubject: Re: March 2 Epi 3 - "Keep Hope Alive"   March 2nd 2011, 9:38 pm

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and here i thought it was the other contestants that thought Rob and Russell were God, and all along it was Jeff Probst.

Geez could he of been on Russell's jock anymore this tribal.


Yup. Probst was trying to save Hantz. Hantz was down 3-6 and on his way down the goodbye trail, so Probst was practically urging the tribe to "keep this group together and strong to the merge". Funny, I don't recall Probst having much of a problem with Hantz decimating his Samoa tribe pre-merge. Whatever, Probst. Rolling Eyes


And Probst kept going back to ** Scrappy Natalie Stephanie, who was yapping all over the place. Probst even rudely interrupted Sarita just because Yappy Steph was having conniptions.


And I HATE it when they line up the TC seating to match the current tribe divisions/alliances. Mad




** I was hoping David would tell Steph to "go make Russell a sandwich".


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PostSubject: Re: March 2 Epi 3 - "Keep Hope Alive"   March 3rd 2011, 3:23 am

Watched episode and LOVED that Russel and his "dumb girls" lost. I am so glad Firefighter Lady saw the light....and didn't flip.

How funny was that about Rob finding clue because Phillip was too heavy for the chair ROFL!!!!

I understand more and more why Boston Rob gets so much attention, he actually talks to us....most of his stuff on air is private stuff, and its just fun to see his game unfold. Unlike Russel who just acts like a frustrated little boy all the time. Rarely does Rob lose his cool ....its natural for him to be cool...

Where's the Bus to Boston....I wanna get on!


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PostSubject: Re: March 2 Epi 3 - "Keep Hope Alive"   March 3rd 2011, 4:23 am

Can you imagine how unpleasant it must have been for that tribe to live with Russell to actually throw a challenge that had rewards? He must be even more awful than we see. Stephanie/Russell remind me of Natalie/Jessie. Thanks for pointing that out Oowatanite!
Then he gets to redemption island and finds Matt there! Ha Ha Great Episode.

I watched this show that Evel Dick and a few people from Survivor are doing. Boy does Jerri hate Russell. She said she was so glad that Russell was finally getting the edit he deserved.

ETA: I like Ralph, but do you think he is a dumb as he seems? He spelled Russell Ressell.
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PostSubject: Re: March 2 Epi 3 - "Keep Hope Alive"   March 3rd 2011, 8:20 am

Love last night and thank god he is gone.My son's and I were watching and when he got voted out.......we were cheering soooo loud that my husband came running her thought something bad had happen.Then he saw the big fat smiles on our faces.Thank god Russell is gone and now please let Matt beat his fat butt.

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PostSubject: Re: March 2 Epi 3 - "Keep Hope Alive"   March 3rd 2011, 9:08 am

I suspect the next redemption challenge will be right in Russell's wheelhouse. (He's obviously a favourite of Probst and the producers.)
I think (hope) that Stephanie hitched her star to the wrong player. I'd love to see her out right after Russell.
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PostSubject: Re: March 2 Epi 3 - "Keep Hope Alive"   March 3rd 2011, 9:42 am

Excellent episode! Russell and his chicks laying around thinking that they were fooling people with their fake idol. LOL I don't care for Russell's inflated ego and how he thinks that he should be crowned the ultimate survivor because he is a jerk. His game play is transparent. I hope that he sits in Redeption Island until one of his chicks shows up and she is forced to beat him in the duel! LOL

Russell's social game sucks, that is why he has never won, the people dispise him! As for Rob, his game is very social - it is like he looks at the people on his tribe as pawns in a chess game and he is constantly moving them to his advantage. Sometimes, I think he is amazed when he gets them to do what he needs them to do.

This season is going to be VERY good. I look forward to each episode!! Smile
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PostSubject: Re: March 2 Epi 3 - "Keep Hope Alive"   March 3rd 2011, 9:43 am

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I suspect the next redemption challenge will be right in Russell's wheelhouse. (He's obviously a favourite of Probst and the producers.)
I think (hope) that Stephanie hitched her star to the wrong player. I'd love to see her out right after Russell.


Stephanie and Russell fighting it out on Redemption Island would be a great episode.Let's see her defend him now.Can't wait till next week.Also can't wait to see Rob's face when he hears about Russell.Now that would be a great screen cap.

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PostSubject: Re: March 2 Epi 3 - "Keep Hope Alive"   March 3rd 2011, 10:11 am

I do also want to say that I love the country boy, although I don't remember his name nor can I understand a word he says, he cracks me up! Smile
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PostSubject: Re: March 2 Epi 3 - "Keep Hope Alive"   March 3rd 2011, 12:52 pm

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I do also want to say that I love the country boy, although I don't remember his name nor can I understand a word he says, he cracks me up! Smile

Ralph! I like him too. Some posters here and there are saying they don't like him because he is getting too sure of himself - I find it kind of endearing (even though I hated that quality in Russell).

I always love a challenge where Rob's puzzle skills are shown - he truly is a puzzle master.
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PostSubject: Re: March 2 Epi 3 - "Keep Hope Alive"   March 3rd 2011, 1:10 pm

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I do also want to say that I love the country boy, although I don't remember his name nor can I understand a word he says, he cracks me up! Smile

Ralph! I like him too. Some posters here and there are saying they don't like him because he is getting too sure of himself - I find it kind of endearing (even though I hated that quality in Russell).

I always love a challenge where Rob's puzzle skills are shown - he truly is a puzzle master.

Thank you for the name that escaped me! LOL I could not for the life of me remember it and will blame it on the fact that I did not understand him when he introduced himself! LOL I don't think he is that full of himself really, I think he was just one of the bulls in the barn (him and Russell) and he needed to put his horns out. LOL

As for Rob and his puzzle skills, I love it too. I love his competitiveness! I wondered last week why they did not have him breaking the plates with the ball - I thought he would have done well at that. I know that he is a strong swimmer and that is probably why they had him doing that but I really think he would have done better with the ball in hand! Smile
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PostSubject: Re: March 2 Epi 3 - "Keep Hope Alive"   March 3rd 2011, 1:19 pm

Yeah, Zapatera throwing the comp made Rob look masterful in that puzzle challenge.
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PostSubject: Re: March 2 Epi 3 - "Keep Hope Alive"   March 3rd 2011, 1:27 pm

Survivor: Redemption Island – Episode 3 Blog 3/2/11

Quote :
Historic Moments in time:

Jan. 10th , 1935 Canned Beer invented

May 6th, 1954 – First Sub-Four Minute Mile

July 20th, 1969 – Apollo 11 lands on the moon

March 2nd, 2011 – Russell Hanz voted out of Survivor: Redemption Island

Survivor fans all over the world will no doubt remember this day for decades, and if science hurries up, perhaps centuries to come. Those that missed the episode will no doubt tell their kids years from now, “I was there. I remember it like it was yesterday. Sitting on the couch and yelling at the TV.” And Russell Hanz will no doubt be telling this story to his grand kids, “I was so good they had to purposefully lose a challenge to get rid of me!”

It happened.

After back to back seasons during which he was never voted out, lasting the entire 78 days, Russell Hanz finally met a tribe he couldn’t control.

Russell Hanz is gone.

More on that later…

THE FIRST EVER REDEMPTION ISLAND DUEL

More history was made as Matt and Francesca squared off in the first ever Redemption Island duel.

Some background:

DUELS
We decided to use smaller versions of previous challenges as the duels because we knew they worked and we didn’t want any risks when it came down to a one-on-one duel.

LETTING THE TRIBE WATCH
The decision to let two members of each tribe watch was made just a few days before we began. That was Mark Burnett’s call. He was right. It created yet another layer by separating the tribe. The two people at the duel have valuable information but in exchange for it, they’re away from camp where alliances can shift quickly. The opposite is true for those left at camp. Information is king in this game so anytime you can create a situation in which some people have the info and others don’t, you increase your chances for great reality.

THE ARENA
The idea for the Redemption Island Arena came early in the process but the design and execution of the Arena was still mind blowing. The first time I walked into the half finished Arena I knew it was going to be a good season. The creative team that is our Survivor Art Department really hit it out of the park with this one. They created a ruin that looks as though it has been there for hundreds of years. It was built small enough to remain intimate but large enough to accommodate our cameras. It is one of my favorite builds of all time. What will they do next year?!

PRIOR TO THE DUEL
From a producing point of view we were certainly nervous before the first duel. Remember, this is a massive format change. Survivor had worked just fine for 21 seasons and now we are changing everything. This was our first test of the twist that we had pinned the entire season around – would the duel work?

From a drama point of view we couldn’t ask for me. I really thought Francesca was going to win. She was ahead so quickly that it appeared over. But Matt never panicked. Not for a moment. He continued to take his time and re-work his stick until he had it just right and then he went on a tear and made history, winning the first ever Redemption Island duel.

Matt is now the guy to beat on RI and if he can continue to win, Matt will get a chance to come back into this game..

The possible threat of Matt returning is already causing Rob major stress. You saw him trying to soothe Andrea, but I don’t think she was buying it. If Matt gets back in the game and Andrea is still around, there will be trouble.

LYING TO RUSSELL
I’m guessing so many of you were finding a lot of joy when Zapatera lied to Russell about who lost at the first duel. It does seem fitting that everything Russell had done to others for two seasons is now being done to him.

What is most fascinating to me is the justification of ethics. My most favorite topic. When someone is taking an action that “we” support then it’s awesome, it’s fantastic, it’s brilliant. But when it’s someone that “we” don’t like taking the same action, they’re a villain, a loser, untrustworthy. I’m just sayin… the Zapatera tribe is acting as dickish to Russell as Russell has acted to his tribemates in the past. Is one action more acceptable than another?

STEPHANIE & RUSSELL
Stephanie is no joke. She is a player. She’s smart and she’s feisty. Her idea for a fake idol, while not a new idea, was still a good one. It was a worthy performance as she pretended to protect her bag. The double team effort to get Julie to flip and join their alliance was a valiant effort. I give Russell credit, he chose the right person for his alliance as Stephanie is a barracuda. Stephanie’s problem now is quite obvious. She and Krista have nobody left. They must make a move or they’ll be gone soon.

RUSSELL’S ARM PIT
Damn that was nasty. Note to future Survivors, if you’re gonna shave body parts that previously have not been shaved, please do it a few times before you leave for location. Let your body get used to the sweating and the clothing rubbing against the skin because nobody should have to endure that visually disturbing sight.

THE CHALLENGE
As for the challenge itself, you might remember this from last season. It was a huge construction build and so unique that we decided to use it again. If you are one of the people strapped to the wheel it’s a bit unnerving to be spun round and round while going under water, having to take a gulp of water and then spit it into a tiny trough. You wanted to play Survivor, you got it.

Now to the more interesting aspect of the challenge.

THE THROW
It’s very easy to back seat drive in this game but if you examine Survivor history, throwing a challenge rarely works out well.

When you let the other tribe win a challenge you give them confidence. You give them what they need to begin to believe in themselves. You risk the momentum shifting to them.. Often, you are also giving up a valuable reward. All so you can get rid of one tribemember, which also reduces your numbers, potentially making you weaker when you go to the merge.

Zapatera was so focused on getting rid of Russell that they could see nothing else. From day one, their focus has been “get rid of the cancer.” They wanted him out so badly, they not only threw a challenge, but they gave up a TARP! Next to flint, a tarp is the most sought after item on Survivor.

The other big risk is that anytime you go to Tribal Council, regardless the plan, you risk being voted out.yourself. Blindsides are very common in this game.

That’s how badly Zapatera wanted Russell gone!

THE OTHER SIDE
Having said all of this, I’m sure there are times when the risk feels worth the reward. Leaving Russell on your tribe is risky. He’s a proven player who can manipulate and if you go to a merge, and he’s on the bottom, it’s a given that he’ll flip.

I’m not second guessing Zapatera’s move, but it will be interesting to see if history repeats and Zapatera lives to regret their decision.

TRANSLATING RALPHSPEAK
I don’t know if it’s my Midwest roots but I understood Ralphspeak almost immediately. Sure, it takes a moment, you have to let it roll through your brain, but as it makes it’s way across your neural pathways, it slows enough that you can pick up enough words to make sense. Ralph is a sharp dude, don’t underestimate him just because of the unique way in which he speaks.

RALPH’S SLIPPERY SLOPE
Ralph’s biggest issue is not his manner of speaking, it’s his ego. Ralph is heading down the same slippery slope of ego that has consumed Russell. Ralph is not quite as smart a Survivor player as he thinks and his biggest liability is his mouth. He doesn’t think before he speaks. Ralph has the idol and he’s been strong in challenges. He has so much going for him but if someone doesn’t get his ego in check he’ll do himself in.

WHAT I DON’T UNDERSTAND
When the entire tribe knows they threw a challenge and they’re about to vote out the person that they threw the challenge to vote out… and that person knows they threw the challenge too… why do they still lie to me when asked, “Did you throw the challenge?” I never get this. Maybe it’s just a basic premise surrounding the idea that “saying less is more” at tribal council. But now that I’ve seen the interviews confirming that they absolutely threw the challenge, I am once again confused as to why they wouldn’t say – “Yes we threw it, so we could vote out Russell. Come on Probst, how hard is this to figure out?”

As I often do I refer back to the idea that maybe this is why I am only a host, not a player.

THE NEAR BLINDSIDE
Did you think Russell had Julie convinced? Ah we’ll never know how close she was to flipping sides. A lot? A little? None at all?

THE OUTCOME
After all was said and done, Julie stayed true to her alliance and just like that – Russell was voted out.

Were you happy? Sad? Are you rooting for him at Redemption Island or do you want to see Matt destroy him?

This is brand new territory for Russell but we all know that Russell can never be counted out. He is always playing. But he will have his work cut out for him with Matt. Matt has had a few days to adjust, Matt has been to the Arena before, Matt has already competed and won a duel. On top of it all, Russell thinks he is going to battle against Francesca, a far cry from the athletic abilities of Matt.

Will Russell try to intimidate Matt? Will he try to befriend him? Will Matt ask Russell to pray with him? Ah so many good questions.

You don’t want to miss next week – it is do or die time for Russell Hanz. You can’t get a better tease than that.



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