Primetime Update

Week of April 16, 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 next episode of Friends airs on Thursday, April 22nd at 9:00pm Alberta Time, on Global (channel 7 in Calgary). Remember, only three episodes left. The last episode of Friends, ever, will air on May 6th.

Survivor – ALL STARS

Last week, the tribes merged and Rupert won the first individual reward. He took Jenna and Amber on a luxurious field trip with all the amenities. Lex was betrayed by Boston Rob (who promised to protect him in exchange for keeping Amber) and Kathy (who promised to give Lex her immunity). As a result he was voted off the island.

This week, there’s more Godfather activity from Boston Rob and the rain continues to pour buckets on the tribe members of Chaboga Mogo. The reward challenge: Survivor Obstacle Course. For four people: letters from home and rain parkas. For the winner, a video from home, hot chocolate, and immunity. With Alicia and Big Tom as captains the group is divided into two teams of four (Tom, Jenna, Kathy, and Rupert vs. Alicia, Rob, Amber, and Shii Ann), which compete against each other for the shot at immunity. With the old guys not far behind, Alicia’s team wins the first portion of the challenge.

In the second portion, Alicia, Rob, Amber, and Shii Ann compete against each other for immunity and the video message from home. Without much competition, Rob wins immunity, again. Rob requests that if he forgoes seeing his video, then everyone gets to read their letters from home. The request is granted, and the survivors head back to camp. Everyone cries. Even I shed a tear.

Kathy tries to the swing the vote away from her and Shii Ann, and over towards Jenna, which gives Rob something to smile about. Alicia and Jenna express their feelings of vulnerability because of Kathy and Shii Ann’s last minute attempt to save their butts. At tribal council, the first member of the Jury is brought in, and he’s got a new hairstyle:the Mohawk does not appeal to me. After talk of what aspects are important in voting strategy, the votes are cast and Kathy must say adios.

Next week Alicia, Tom, and Rupert scramble, and a separate plot threaten the power players.

Statistics:

WHO’S LEFT
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)
Shii Ann Huang – 30 years old, 10th place in Thailand
Amber Brkich – 25 years old, 6th place in Australian Outback (4th Juror)

CASTAWAYS GONE
2ND JUROR – Kathy Vavrick-O’Brien – 50, 3rd place in Marquesas – GONE 11TH
1ST JUROR – Lex VanDenBerghe – 40, 3rd place, Africa – GONE 10TH
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

Last week we met twenty-five women (one being Jesse’s spy) and dismissed nine of them from our minds. This week, we get to know a few of the women and find that Trish could possibly be the most obnoxious, arrogant, and “fake” woman in the history of television. The other women, well, they went on group dates, so we don’t really see a whole lot.

Two group dates, one is a trip to Lake Tahoe where they group enjoys snow tubing and hot tubing, and the second is a general outdoor thing where of course there is a small game of football. At the end of the episode, ten women remain, including Jennie (the spy) and Katie (the girl Jesse wanted to say goodbye to last week but ended up calling out her name instead of Karin’s).

Next week, we’ll meet the remaining girls and get into more detail about their relationships with Jesse Palmer, quarterback for the New York Giants.

The Apprentice

Last week, Nick and Amy were quickly extinguished and Bill and Kwame were left to begin the final task. Bill organized the Chrysler Trump Golf Tournament, with employees Nick, Amy, and Katrina and Kwame organized a Jessica Simpson concert with employees Troy, Omarosa, and Heidi. Right away we found Bill unorganized and meeting the disapproval of the Golf Club’s manager while Kwame lost control of Omarosa (who openly lies) and loses track of his superstar.

At the Taj Mahal, Kwame finds Jessica Simpson up in her suite; apparently she arranged her own transportation. The next day, however, when the group is supposed to meet with Jessica for breakfast, the food has not yet been arranged, and Trump’s advisor is not impressed. Heidi expresses her concern that Kwame is undermining her ability to complete her assigned tasks, and Kwame tells her to relax. Later, the meet and greet session for the VIP’s and Jessica Simpson ends up being in a room that will accommodate fifty people, but they have nearly 150 people to fit in.

The end result is that the people will move through the room, so at any given point there will not be more than fifty in the room. Everything remains under Kwame’s control, until Trump arrives to meet with Jessica Simpson and Omarosa has taken her away from the meet and greet and they are nowhere to be found. While Kwame is trying to get a hold of her, Omarosa is trying on hats in Jessica Simpson’s suite.

At the Golf Tournament, Bill wakes up early to find that the course is frosted over, which will push back the tee time at least an hour and a half. Later, they misplace a sign for one of the important sponsors, which they later find in a dumpster.

When Donald Trump arrives, he makes the joke that if Bill screws up he’ll be fired, and then goes on to tell Bill that the tee-off can be no later that 10:30 am. Bill contrasts with Kwame’s calm and cool with his panicky running around. In the end, however, the tournament is a success. The highlight: Trump in a yellow sweater, swinging a golf club.

In the boardroom, Trump invites the six employees in to talk about what kind of leaders Bill and Kwame really are. What he finds is that the teams are loyal to their employer, so really the move to ask their opinions was a waste of Trump’s time.

Bill makes a beautiful speech about his experience and desire, which Kwame doesn’t seem to have. After a lot of discussion, Trump tells them both to “get the hell out of here,” and they head out to the waiting room to anticipate Donald’s decision.

In the end, Kwame is criticized for not firing Omarosa while Bill is praised for the great job he did of the golf tournament. In the end, Bill is hired. Bill then must make the choice between overseeing the construction of Trump’s new hotel and condominium building in Chicago (Trump International Hotel in Chicago) or managing the Trump International Golf Course, on the Pacific Ocean in Los Angeles, California.

As Bill is from Chicago, it’s easy for him to select the Trump International Hotel. And finally, Bill is awarded a brand new Chrysler Crossfire convertible.

NEXT SEASON on The Apprentice: 16 new candidates, tougher tasks, tighter deadlines, world-renowned companies, and a few familiar faces. The new season of the Apprentice will begin in the fall.

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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