Primetime Update

Week of April 4, 2004

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

Friends

No new episode this week.

Friends airs on Thursdays at 9:00pm Alberta Time, on Global (channel 7 in Calgary)
The last episode of Friends, ever, will air on May 6th.

Survivor – ALL STARS

Last time Ethan and the viewers were blind-sided by Jerri’s ability to be a bitch while on the other side of the coin, Boston Rob and Amber took it “up” a notch.

This week the happy couple is woken up by Rupert and Tom’s incessant worker bee attitude. Then Big Tom catches a little fish.

Jerri bitches about how wet the weather is, and Kathy laments her inability to guild and the team’s inability to win a challenge. Tree mail contains: Paint. Chapera gets red (their tribe color) which they immediately apply all over themselves. Mogo-Mogo, is hesitant to use the paint (green) since it is not specified what it’s for.

When they arrive, Jeff questions why each tribe did and didn’t utilize the body paints, and then goes on with the event. The tribes number themselves off and in that order pick partners from the opposite tribe. Lex chooses Boston Rob, Tom picks Jerri, Shii Ann picks Rupert, Alicia and Kathy, and Jenna and Amber are left to spend more time together. The couples are given a picnic lunch to share along with private conversations which immediately dwell on strategy.

Afterwards, the tribes are reshuffled, however the first eight members are split the same as they were but Chapera’s members are now Mogo-Mogo, and Mogo-Mogo’s members are now Chapera, so effectively, the teams switch camps. Amber, however, is the only person to switch teammates. She stays a member of Chapera, with Jerri, Lex, Kathy and Shii Ann. Amber feels like she got screwed, but the rest of the new Chapera is excited about the new and much better camp complete with a welcome basket with cheese and wine.

On the new Mogo-Mogo, everyone bitches about the disarray and contemplates rebuilding the shelter in a new location. Even the welcome tray isn’t enough to boost their spirits after loosing Amber and their successful camp. Rob can’t seem to shut up about it. Back at Chapera, Amber is dampened by her new tribe’s immediate use of the luxuries (toothbrushes and hair products).

Tree mail sparks the survivors to review their Survivor trivia, which is followed by the immunity challenge. First tribe to answer ten questions correct wins. The questions cover everything from the many seasons of Survivor, from the first ever food challenge to the only castaway that had to be rescued from the water by his team.

What is funny though, is that Tom doesn’t even know which country he was in on in Survivor: Africa (Kenya). After 11 questions the tribes are tied at 10. The tiebreaker: write down all seven of the castaways that were voted out of their respective games; the tribe with the most right wins. Chapera answers 6 correct, while Mogo-Mogo nails all seven.

On their way away from the challenge, Boston Rob says to Lex that if he saves Amber, Rob will save him later. AND, on Chapera the request is thoroughly considered. Amber’s plea: “I’m voting for Jerri.” In the end, Lex and Cathy realize that Rob will hold a grudge if they don’t honor his request. Lex tells Jerri. Tribal council goes very smooth, and finally Jerri is gone, crying.

Next time: Amber has to break some promises. And not knowing that Amber’s still around, Rob makes a promise to Alicia, which he later has to break.

Statistics:

MOGO-MOGO
Alicia Calaway – 35 years old, 9th place in Australian Outback (1st Juror)
Rob Mariano – 28 years old, 10th place in Marquesas (Boston Rob)
Tom Buchanan – 48 years old, 4th place in Africa (Pig farmer)
Rupert Boneham – 40 years old, 8th place in Pearl Islands (2nd Juror)
Jenna Lewis – 26 years old, 8th place in Pulau Tiga (2nd Juror)

CHAPERA
Lex Van Den Berghe – 40 years old, 3rd place in Africa
Kathy Vavrick-O’Brien – 50 years old, 3rd place in Marquesas
Shii Ann Huang – 30 years old, 10th place in Thailand
Amber Brkich – 25 years old, 6th place in Australian Outback (4th Juror)

CASTAWAYS GONE
Chapera – Jerri Manthey – 33, 8th place, Australian Outback (2nd Juror) – GONE 9TH
Mogo-Mogo – Ethan Zohn – 30, SOLE SURVIVOR Africa (soccer player) – GONE 8TH
Mogo-Mogo – Colby Donaldson – 29, 2nd place, Australian Outback – GONE 7TH
Chapera Susan Hawk – 42, 4th place, Pulau Tiga (Big Mouth) – GONE 6TH, (took herself out)
Mogo-Mogo Richard Hatch – 42, SOLE SURVIVOR, Pulau Tiga (big naked gay guy) – GONE 5TH
Chapera Rob Cesternino – 25, 3rd place, Amazon – GONE 4TH
Mogo-Mogo Jenna Morasca – 22, SOLE SURVIVOR, Amazon – GONE 3RD (took herself out)
Saboga Rudy Boesch – 76, 3rd place, Pulau Tiga (retired navy man) – GONE 2ND
Saboga Tina Wesson – 42, SOLE SURVIVOR, Australian Outback – GONE 1ST

The Bachelor

The new season of the Bachelor will premiere April 7th.

The Apprentice

Last time Bill switched to Protégé, both teams did promotion schemes at Taj Mahal, and Nick and Amy got a little closer. Bill’s brilliant idea to snag the VIPs won them the game and sent Versacorp to the boardroom. When Amy sent Nick back up to the suite, Katrina retaliated by revealing the couple’s relationship to Donald Trump. In the end, Amy’s past successes prevailed and Katrina was fired.

This week Amy is the last woman left. Bill makes remarks about Amy’s rising confidence and Nick seems quite upset about Amy’s previous comment to Trump that Bill is her strongest competition. Before leaving for the next task, Troy and Kwame divulge the secrets of their friendship, while Bill feels like an outsider looking in. Trump takes the teams to the penthouse of Trump World Tower. The ceilings are high and the rooms are large. The walls are white and the windows take up most of the wall space. Hardwood floors baby! The task: the teams have ten hours to rent out the property for one evening. The team that secures a lease for the highest amount, wins.

Immediately both teams get on the phone and start talking to event planners. Protégé meets with the building manager and find out that the space usually goes for upwards of $40,000.00 per night. When people start viewing the suite, Amy criticizes Nick’s strategy of building an image for each client. Amy emphasizes that the event planners are skilled at what they do and should be left alone to make images of their own. Amy tries to hint to customers that people have paid over forty grand for the space. In the end, they have a very interested client, but the space has to be vacated by midnight, which is not good for say a New Years Eve Party.

Troy openly lies to the clients telling them that he already has two very firm offers on the space. In the end he plays one offer against the other, and one of the clients pulls out thinking that they’re being hustled. They shift their attention to their remaining client and secure a deal for $35,001.00. When they leave the building, Nick and Amy are still sitting in the lobby looking very glum. BUT, two minutes before the deadline, the previous client comes back in and secures a lease for $40,800.00.

Protégé must go back to the boardroom while Nick and Amy (the last remaining members of Versacorp) head on Trump’s private plane for a tour of Maralago, one of his luxury resorts in Florida. On they way there Amy’s sister as well as Nick’s father (who Amy refers to as her father-in-law) join them. The jet has everything in it including a bedroom (which Trump expresses that they better not utilize). The resort is filled with ten thousand dollar tables, hundred thousand dollar tapestries, and many expensive antiques. The group has lunch on the poolside.

Back in the boardroom Trump gives them heck for asking between 35 and 40 thousand dollars instead of 45. There is talk of each man’s education, which centers on Troy’s lack of in relationship to his great number of personal successes. In the end, Troy (project manager), who is likely afraid to go up against Bill, holds Kwame partially responsible for the teams loss. In the end, despite the toughness of the choice between instinct and education, Troy’s history of being a loose canon turns against him and he is fired. Trump admits that Troy will be very successful one day, but is presently not ready to be an apprentice.

Next week: You’ll have to tune in b/c we don’t get a preview.

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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