Primetime Update

Week of February 27, 2004


Missed your favourite shows? No problem. Primetime update gives you the rundown.

Friends

Last week, Joey revised his resume after he couldn’t learn French, Monica and Chandler found out that the father of their future child is not a murderer, and Rachel threw herself to an unwilling Ross (however they leave us with an inkling that the future will change that).

This week we start with Mike and Phoebe and Chandler and Monica sharing a dinner for four, which is quickly interrupted by Ross who reveals his upcoming review at work. Right after, Rachel comes in and reveals that Gucci wants to meet with her personally. Finally, Joey barges in to tell us he got a seed out of his teeth. Later Monica and Phoebe discuss the effect of changing their name after marriage, to which Monica reveals that she never did. Phoebe on the other hand seems to have accepted it. However, when she goes to the registry, she changes her name to Princess Consuela Banana Hammock. Seriously. Mike retaliates with the threat to change his name to Crap Bag. They later run into one of Phoebe’s old massage clients, and Mike insists that Mike introduce him, by his new name. Afterwards, Phoebe concedes to changing her name to Phoebe Buffet-Hannagan.

With persuasion, Joey agrees to go with Monica and Chandler to see their new house. When they leave, he expresses to Phoebe his negative feelings for Monica and Chandler’s new home to which Phoebe tells him that as a friend, he should support their decision. When they get to the house, however, Joey attempts to criticize every aspect, however unfounded. Later, Joey meets the little girl who lives in the house, who is also angry that Monica and Chandler are moving in. He pouts about it, and ends up spilling his guts to the eight-year-old. At the end of the conversation, she suggests that if Joey wants his friends to be happy, then he’s got to let them go. When he tells them he’s happy for them, they show him “his room.”

During her interview with the guy from Gucci, Rachel’s present boss from Ralph Lauren is seated at the table next to them. After the interview, for the job Rachel doesn’t get, her boss calls her into his office and fires her for not being a team player. Are we watching Friends, or The Apprentice?

In the middle of her mourning, Ross comes in (with Champagne) and overly celebrates his own success in job security (10 years of it). At first Rachel lies to him, saying she won’t find out about her interview for a few days, but eventually Ross’s excitement is too much, and she breaks down. In the process of packing up her stuff (with Ross’s help), Rachel runs into Mark (the guy who previously made Ross jealous). He offers Rachel a job possibility, which they will discuss over dinner. Ross disagrees with her decision to accept. After the dinner, Rachel reveals that Mark has a wife and twins. Also, Mark offered her a job:in Paris.

Friends airs on Thursdays at 9:00pm Alberta Time, on Global (channel 7 in Calgary)

Survivor – ALL STARS

Last week, Chapera got rid of Skinny Rob. This week we go right into the reward challenge, which involves building a raft. For supplies they get some bamboo, twine, and a paddle. On Saboga, Jerri doubts Rupert’s idea to build a catamaran. If she wants to lead, why does she keep letting Rupert do it? On Mogo Mogo, they guys decide simply to tie all the bundles of bamboo together. Chapera calls Tom a stupid drunk. Tom wants to christen the raft with whiskey, but instead, Sue does so with urine. The bitter tension between Tom and Sue is so comical; it makes a person wonder whether or not they should actually be married.

The gist of the challenge: two team members paddle their raft out to rescue their other tribe members, and then all four use their raft to retrieve a flag and bring it back to shore. Rather than returning to their own beach, the losing tribe will be absorbed by the two winning teams. The winning tribe chooses their additional member first and then the choice volleys back and fourth. In addition, the winning tribe also gets fish hooks and a fishing spear.

Mogo Mogo takes an early lead, which continues through the rest of the race. Saboga, who has the best looking raft, takes the tail end. Mogo Mogo chooses Ethan and Jerri, which leaves Chapera with Rupert and Jenna. Colby Talks about how Ethan and Jerri are outsiders looking in, rather than a part of their tribe. All the new tribe members rejoice over their new camps, which are six hundred percent better than the old Saboga camp.
Mogo Mogo opens their mystery box to find that their inability to keep the box dry caused a large amount of rice to go bad. With their newfound fishing tackle, Ethan and Richard battle to be the provider. First Ethan snags one big one, and then Richard brings back three.

For immunity, the tribe must balance their way to flag retrieval. In the middle of the balance beam course, there is a showdown plank, where one team can throw a member of the other team back to the start. The first challenge is Boston Rob vs. Ethan, and the former is tossed first. The second challenge is Richard Hatch versus Jenna, and the tiny little girl takes a little spill. Then Ethan suffers the strength of Big Tom. Let it be known that Richard takes his clothes off, and appears to press “himself” up against both Sue and Kathy. Colby takes a wrestle from Boston Rob. As Boston Rob is excellent at running the course, the rest of the tribe members voluntarily jump off their platform to let Boston Rob win it for them. Chapera wins immunity. Sending Mogo Mogo to tribal council.

Colby talks to Ethan and Jerri about voting out Richard. Meantime, he informs them that he’s told Richard that they’re voting for Ethan. In return, Colby turns around and lies right to Richard’s face about what he talked to Ethan and Jerri about. Lex informs Shii Ann and Kathy that they’ll be voting for Richard, and they turn around, go to Jerry, and plan to get Colby kicked. Jerri, for revenge purposes, is more than willing to get rid of Colby first. Richard in his arrogant and nonchalant way makes the final decision to get rid of Colby. Kathy, however, doesn’t know what she’ll do. Going into tribal council, the votes appear to be Colby, Lex, and Ethan for Richard, Richard, Shii Ann, and Jerri for Colby, and Kathy is a swing vote. As Jenna Morasca took herself out of the game, this is Mogo Mogo’s first time at tribal council. In the end, Richard is the one to go.

Next week: Colby rubs some people the wrong way and Sue blows up to the host (Jeff Probst) with regard to Richard’s inappropriate behavior.

Statistics

CHAPERA
Alicia Calaway – 35 years old, 9th place in Australian Outback (1st Juror)
Amber Brkich – 25 years old, 6th place in Australian Outback (4th Juror)
Rob Cesternino – 25 years old, 3rd place in Amazon GONE 4TH
Rob Mariano – 28 years old, 10th place in Marquesas (Boston Rob)
Susan Hawk – 42 years old, 4th place in Pulau Tiga (Big Mouth)
Tom Buchanan – 48 years old, 4th place in Africa (Pig farmer)

SABOGA
Ethan Zohn – 30 years old, SOLE SURVIVOR of Africa (soccer player)
Jenna Lewis – 26 years old, 8th place in Pulau Tiga (2nd Juror)
Jerri Manthey – 33 years old, 8th place in Australian Outback (2nd Juror)
Rudy Boesch – 76 years old, 3rd place in Pulau Tiga (retired navy man) GONE 2ND
Rupert Boneham – 40 years old, 8th place in Pearl Islands (2nd Juror)
Tina Wesson – 42 years old, SOLE SURVIVOR of Australian Outback GONE 1ST

MOGO MOGO
Colby Donaldson – 29 years old, 2nd place in Australian Outback
Jenna Morasca – 22 years old, SOLE SURVIVOR of Amazon GONE 3RD
Lex Van Den Berghe – 40 years old, 3rd place in Africa
Kathy Vavrick-O’Brien – 50 years old, 3rd place in Marquesas
Richard Hatch – 42 years old, SOLE SURVIVOR of Pulau Tiga (big naked gay guy) GONE 5TH
Shii Ann Huang – 30 years old, 10th place in Thailand

Survivor airs on Thursdays at 9:00pm Alberta Time, on Global (channel 7 in Calgary)

The Bachelorette

Last week we said goodbye to Chad. This week:the gist of it is a faked passion and love for both guys, and the family thinks that each of the gents is a catch. The guys spend an evening at Meredith’s bachelorette pad:and both couples have a lot of fun. In the end, however, Mathew’s heart was broken:and the weirdo won the heart of the bachelorette. This is the guy who didn’t open up, and then wouldn’t introduce Meredith to his parents, only his brother who was cold hearted. This jackass made his Ian promise not to offer Meredith the ring. However, in the heat of the moment, the hottie gets down on one knee. I did shed a few tears, since romance is always pitiful:but will the couple last?

Well, on Thursday, February 26, 2004, at 9:00 pm, “After the Final Rose,” we see the couple reunited after being segregated for two months. Most of the conversation is boring, but in the end, as a going away gift, the network gives Meredith and Ian a trip to Ian’s original home town:Sao Paulo, Brazil. AND, we meet next season’s Bachelor: 25-year-old NFL quarterback Jesse Palmer (Yay, it’s not another name starting with A).
The new season of the Bachelor will premiere April 7th.

The Apprentice

The Apprentice (Thursday, February 12, 2004, 10:00 pm)

Last week, Amy joined Versacorp, Omarosa got a bump on the head, Nick outwitted Katrina in getting the better apartment, Tammy turned on her teammates, and Heidi got a saddening call about her mother’s health. When Protégé leased their apartment for a better price, Versacorp went to the boardroom. In a decision of disgust, Tammy was fired.

This week, Bill expresses his resentment at being help partially responsible for the team’s previous failure. On Protégé Corporation, Heidi is made project manager, and the next task is to be done in honor of Heidi’s mom. Omarosa talks more about her “headache.” The task: distribute a new product, Trump Ice (bottled water). The winner is the team that sells the most. The reward: a tour of Manhattan in Trump’s private helicopter for three people.

Versacorp elects Ereka as their project manager. Bill, again, is full of resentment, this time that his ideas are not being taken seriously. Ereka continuously talks about the buzz for Trump Ice, but Bill is the one to makes the sales. Back at the suite, Nick refuses to research the customer he is to meet with the next day. Nick, however, goes way too big with his sales pitch and the customers turn their back on him. At the end of the day, when it’s time for evaluation, Ereka screwed up the paperwork. To top it off, Ereka goes into panic mode right in front of Trump’s assistant.

Protégé quickly finds that storage space is limited for the majority of businesses in Manhattan. Omarosa and Amy go out together, with the agreement that they’re not going to talk numbers, however, Omarosa keeps going into numbers and Amy keeps kicking her under the table. Omarosa jokes about “kicking her ass back,” with a laugh that makes me want to shoot her in the head. On the second day, Kwame goes out with Omarosa. Heidi, Troy, and Amy go out together, and Troy has the revelation that they can set up weekly contracts with the companies, rather than do one sale at a time.

After their tasks are completed, the group goes down to a club, and they drink. Nick and Amy continue to hit it off, at the bar and on the dance floor. Everyone admits that he’s a different person with Amy. Nick seems to really dote on her, but she doesn’t know what her opinion is of him. All the apprentices have a good time.

In the boardroom we find out that Protégé sold just over six grand (the hero being Nick), while Versacorp only makes two grand. As the winner, Heidi chooses Troy and Amy to accompany her in Trump’s helicopter. Before the flight, however, Heidi has an emotional chat with her mother. The trio, especially Troy, are overwhelmed by the tour, particularly the Statue of Liberty.

Ereka publicizes her choice to hold Bill and Nick partially responsible. Both the guys, however, plot to push her emotions over the edge and get her fired. In the boardroom Nick expresses his anger at being in the boardroom again. Katrina points her finger at Nick for not getting to know his “targets.” Nick turns around and points his finger back at Ereka for breaking down and being unprofessional in front of “the troops.” Sticking to her word, Ereka holds Nick and Bill partially responsible.

The fight is between Nick’s lack of salesmanship, versus Ereka’s lack of game plan. In the end Ereka is fired for letting her emotions take over.

Next week: The final eight face off in the world of art, Heidi and Omarosa have their own face off and a breakdown in the boardroom. Who can’t take the heat?

The Apprentice airs on Wednesday evenings at 10:00 pm Alberta Time

If there are any other shows you want updates on, or any comments you wish to make, please email me at abaldwin@shaw.ca!

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