Primetime Update

Week of April 30, 2004

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

Friends

Last week, Joey’s agent died, Monica and Chandler met their new neighbour (Janice), and Ross and Rachel both accepted the idea that Rachel will be moving to Paris.

At the beginning of the episode Monica spends time with Erika, the woman who will give birth to her child, with the anticipation that the new arrival will come soon. While they’re visiting, Ross helps Joey and Chandler pack up the guestroom. In the process Chandler finds fur-lined handcuffs in the closet, which continue to haunt us throughout the extremely emotional aspects of the episode. When Monica finds them on her pillow, she admits they’re not hers and later we find out they’re not Rachel’s or Phoebe’s either.

The gang throws Rachel a going away party, which turns out to be very emotional for everyone. Rachel and Phoebe spend some time alone in the guestroom, where Phoebe gives Rachel a cotton swap with her saliva on it, for cloning purposes, which Rachel promises to throw out. When it’s Monica’s turn to say goodbye, both girls go ultrasonic and not a real word is heard. When Rachel talks to Joey on the balcony, he tries to jump over the ledge. Then, despite our knowledge that Ross has been worried about crying when Rachel says goodbye to him, Rachel leaves, without talking to him. Afterwards he storms into Rachel’s apartment and yells at her.

Monica recruits Phoebe and Joey to helping her pack, and gives them explicit directions as to how to pack her plates and silverware. Chandler then finds pictures of the mysterious handcuffs being used, by Monica’s grandmother, who lived in the apartment years before the first Friends episode!

When Erika returns from dinner with a friend, we find she’s in labor.

In a dramatic twist, Rachel turns around and storms into Ross’s apartment and gives him crap for underestimating her. She tells him that it’s too damn hard to say goodbye to him. In the midst of all the yelling, they share a passionate kiss. What will happen next week, on the last episode of Friends ever?

The last episode of Friends, ever, will air on May 6th at 8:00pm Alberta Time, on Global (channel 7 in Calgary)

Survivor – ALL STARS

Last week in a freak accident, Shii Ann won immunity and Alicia’s but was kicked off.

This week the reward involves an eating challenge. Each competitor must eat an “exotic food” or bug. After each round, the last one to swallow is knocked out. But, it’s not the castaways who are competing; it’s their loved ones. First out is Amber’s Mom, then Shii Ann’s, then Rupert’s wife, Jenna’s husband, and finally Rob’s brother, leaving Tom’s son the only one standing. The reward, Tom and his son will spend the night on his old tribe’s beach, only it’s been upgraded a little bit. He is also told to choose another castaway who, with their own loved one, will join them. After some deliberation, and suggestions from the crowd that he choose Rupert (the only one whose spouse is there), Tom choose Rob.

When the quartet arrives on the beach, a few bottles of beer and a few pizzas greet them. Some real beds complete with blankets have been placed on the beach, with a nice big tent over them. When the group splits, Rob tells his brother that his first loyalty is to Amber, he’s banked on her and she won’t switch. Tom tells his son that his life in the game depends on whether or not Rob decides to keep him around.

After their luxurious visit, everyone returns to the tribe’s real camp and the boys are put to work. Tom gives his son one of Rupert’s spears to take fishing. Lo and behold, the tip of the spear ends up lost. Boston Rob tells the camera that Tom’s son is even dumber than Tom is. But that’s why we love Big Tom.

The immunity challenge consists of building a fire on one end of a lever system, and then hauling water to the bucket on the other end of the lever. The idea is to raise the fire high enough to light a fuse, which will trigger the release of a flag. Boston Rob is the first to raise his bucket, but his fire goes out before it’s able to light the fuse. In the end, Rob runs out of matches and has to leave the competition. Amber is next to run out of matches, followed by Rupert and Jenna. Although Shii Ann doesn’t run out of matches, Big Tom’s fire is strong before hers and he drops his bucket, lights his fuse, and releases his flag. Big Tom wins immunity.

Shii Ann feels out the other remaining tribe members and finds that a few of them want to say goodbye to Jenna because she talks too much. Jenna, however, sticks with the previous plan to get rid of Shii Ann. At tribal council Jenna points out that Rupert is not entitled to eat first because he is the fisherman (they had fought about this the previous day). Shii Ann turns around and tells Jenna to stop keeping track of other people’s eating habits and that Rupert is entitled to eat the fist that he caught. Shii Ann suggests that tonight she can either vote for someone who’s annoyed her since the day they arrived, or she can vote for the person who will win, if the rest off the tribe isn’t careful. In the end, we say goodbye to Shii Ann, who voted for Amber.

Next week: Rob overhears one of Rupert’s new plots, and Rupert and Tom argue about whether or not to vote Rob off.

Statistics:

WHO’S LEFT
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)

Amber Brkich – 25 years old, 6th place in Australian Outback (4th Juror)

CASTAWAYS GONE
4th JUROR – Shii Ann Huang – 30, 10th place in Thailand – GONE 13TH
3RD JUROR – Alicia Calaway – 35, 9th place Australian Outback – GONE 12TH
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 Jesse let go of a few more women, including his best friend Jenny, who was his spy.

This week, Jenny comes back and reveals her real identity to the remaining six women. Trish is immediately dumbfounded by the realities that must have been revealed to Jesse.

Jesse goes on three intimate one-on-one dates, including a picnic on the football field, a yacht trip with Mandy Jaye, and an evening alone with all of Tara’s favorite things (including a whole garden of pink flowers in Jesse’s living room). Nothing really great happens, a lot of kissing and that crap. Jesse confronts Trish who openly admits that she’s made some mistakes in her life but is now a different person. After the group date, Jesse walks all of the women to their doorway and says goodbye. After the door closes, Trish goes back out and makes out with Jesse with the rest of the girls watching through the peephole. If he ends up with this chick, I’m never watching football again. In the end we say goodbye to Suzie and Karin (not Katie:who left a few weeks ago). Next week Jesse goes home with Trish, Mandy Jaye, Jessica, and Tara to meet their families. AND Trish and Jesse have another confrontation:

The Apprentice

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.

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