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Survivor recap: Colby and Amanda Need to Get a Clue!

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Colby Donaldson
Monty Brinton/CBS

Survivor

type:
TV Show
Current Status:
In Season
seasons:
32
run date:
05/31/00
performer:
Jeff Probst
broadcaster:
CBS
genre:
Reality TV

Let me just start by saying this: I’m sick. Not sick of supposed All-Stars making idiotic decisions. Not sick of hidden immunity idols falling from the sky. And definitely not sick of catfights. Just sick. So you’ll have to excuse me if this week’s recap is a bit less inspired, and makes a bit less sense than usual. But I would never abandon you, dear Survivor recap reader. Oh, wait, I did abandon you — just last week, in fact, when I went on vacation. Well, I guess my illness is payback, then. Now that the disclaimer is out of the way, let’s talk about the insanity that was the girl-on-girl brawl for the hidden immunity idol clue.

Here’s the set up. After winning the reward challenge, Danielle, Amanda, and Colby were treated to a night at Robert Louis Stevenson’s house and a screening of Treasure Island. Amanda was on high alert, searching for the clue to the next hidden immunity idol. But it was Danielle who spotted the clue in the bowl of popcorn that Colby was too busy shoving down his throat to notice. Danielle took the clue out and placed it on the floor. One problem: Amanda could tell something was up so went over by Danielle to scope things out. She saw the clue, picked it up, and this is where the real fun began. Danielle and Amanda started wrestling each other for the clue with the former telling the latter that she was a ”psychopath” and the latter telling the former that ”it’s not yours!” All the while, Colby just sat there explaining, ”I didn’t even see what happened. I was watching Treasure Island.” Way to be into the game, Colby.

But here’s where things went from crazy awesome to just plain crazy. When Danielle went to Colby for back-up on how it was her clue and she should get it back, Colby astoundingly, inexplicably agreed, responding, ”It’s your clue, Danielle. It’s your clue. You found it,” and encouraging his alliancemate Amanda to return it. And then she astoundingly, inexplicably did! Now to properly establish how insanely dumb this move was, let’s go to the Survivor rulebook for a minute. Once you have a hidden immunity idol, no one is allowed to take it from you. They can’t just grab it and pull a finders keepers, losers weepers on you. But this wasn’t the idol. It was a clue to the whereabouts of the idol. And the clue was not even in Danielle’s possession. It was sitting on the floor.

NEXT: Another stupid move, Heroes? Really?

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