The only reason I watched it was to see how JJ would do. He puked, but he was working hard.
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No surprise that Jimmy Johnson was the star of the first "Survivor" episode Wednesday night. The surprise was what he did after the first strenuous day on the beach.
He threw up.
Bent over. Hands on knees. Puking in the sand. Like a lineman in two-a-days.
“I overdid it, I think,'' he said on the show. "When we ere getting all the wood, getting all the bambooo. … I think
I did more than I needed to do".
Said Jimmy T: “Coach needs to be careful. He’s getting his a$$ kicked out here.”
Well, he does look thinner than ever and his hair is shorter. But he seemed OK after that. And he's playing a pretty smart card on the show by saying he has no chance to win the $1 million because the show's jury would never award it to him. Jimmy always was good at mind games.
"The thing I can do, I can help someone win $1 million,'' he told the others in his tribe. "Nothing will make me happier than to see one of you win $1 million.”
If he can keep repeating the idea, maybe he'll convince everyone. As it is, the guys aren't buying it. This will be one of the interesting strategies to watch play out.
“I think Jimmy’s trying to hornswaggle everybody,'' said Jimmy T (if I got that verb right.)
Johnson was a psychology major, and he's using it regularly. Like talking to Holly when his tribe had to vote someone off the island. He said the decision had to be who was the weakest person. Their leaving would make the tribe stronger.
“I think it’s either myself or Wendy,'' he said. "Personally, I think it’s Wendy.
Wendy made her own case by the end and was voted off.
Meanwhile, Jimmy's the star. He's the one the show seems to be built around. That makes sense to get viewers watching the show, and suggests he's going to be around for a while. Unless he has many more episodes of throwing up.
"Zero sleep, sick throwing up. ants and mosquitos biting me everywhere,'' he said on the show. "And cold and shivering. I don’t think I’ve had a 24-hour period where I was in that discomfort and that miserable."