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Jeff Kent on “Survivor” recap: “I’m a motorcycle dealer”

Nov 1, 2012, 10:15 AM EDT

Survivor Smacked Me In The Chops

I watched Jeff Kent on “Survivor” last night so you didn’t have to …

• Kent explains to the camera that last week he went back and forth on whether to direct his alliance to vote out Jonathan, ultimately deciding against it. Moments later Jonathan tells the camera: “I think Jeff and I have built a trust with each other.”

• The two remaining tribes merge, creating one 11-person tribe. Kent makes it clear that he wants to get rid of Jonathan and Michael, both of whom are returning contestants from previous “Survivor” seasons, saying: “I believe a veteran player should not win this game.”

• Upon meeting his new tribemates Kent is pleased that none of them seem to know his identity and when they all go around in a circle introducing themselves he leaves out the part about earning $90 million as a professional baseball player, instead lying: “I live in Texas. I have a ranch. I’m a motorcycle dealer. I’m a salesman.”

• Kent gets into a conversation with two new tribemates and tells them he doesn’t like Jonathan, doesn’t want Jonathan to win, and wants to “get him out of here.” They begin to scheme ways to get rid of Jonathan as Kent tells the camera: “I’ll join any gang as long as I can get Jonathan out before I get out.” This is about the time I begin sympathizing with Barry Bonds.

• This week’s immunity challenge involves every contestant trying to keep their grip on a rope that’s holding up a bucket containing 20 percent of their body weight in sand. Kent is one of the final three and seemingly taunts the other two guys. He says “attaboy Artis!” as Artis’ grip is slipping away. And then with Carter as his only competition Kent tells him “c’mon young buck!”

• Minutes later Kent appears to be struggling and tries to cut some sort of a deal with Carter, saying: “If I drop you owe me one, if you drop I owe you one, OK?” Carter doesn’t really respond and then says he wants to win, at which point Kent loses his grip and is eliminated in second place.

• Kent talks to Michael–who he previously talked about wanting to get rid of–about voting out Jonathan, saying: “I can’t let Jonathan beat me in this game.”

• Kent talks to Carter about what to do, but they’re interrupted when Jonathan strolls over and pleads his case to them by bringing up his “loyalty.” Kent and Carter can barely make eye contact with him.

• It becomes pretty obvious that Kent controls the whole situation and can essentially choose who he wants to vote out. He then makes what is now a weekly forced baseball reference: “If you treat baseball with disrespect you’re gonna get bit in the ass and I know if you treat this game with disrespect you’re gonna get bit in the ass too. With all humbleness, a decision on who goes home tonight is gonna go based on which way I go tonight.”

• Kent’s growing alliance group decides to vote for both Jonathan and R.C., figuring Jonathan will either have to use up his immunity idol in order to remain in the game or will get voted out if he opts not to use it. Jonathan is smart enough to play the immunity idol, saving himself from what would have been elimination, and R.C. is voted out instead.

• In the preview for next week’s episode Jonathan is basically shown going rogue now that he knows Kent and everyone else were screwing with him.

  1. stex52 - Nov 1, 2012 at 10:41 AM

    Still no great white sharks or monster boa constrictors to eliminate Jeffy? Where is the justice in the world?

  2. cardsfanindelaware - Nov 1, 2012 at 10:44 AM

    Poor R.C. for there are no more boobs to stare at… :(

    • kiwicricket - Nov 1, 2012 at 11:12 AM

      You mean that was the last chance for Gleeman to link any boobz?
      Dam him, dam him to hell.

    • channingtaintum - Nov 1, 2012 at 12:00 PM

      In rememberance…..

      [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Esq4YJrMQ4?rel=0&w=560&h=315%5D

  3. channingtaintum - Nov 1, 2012 at 12:08 PM

    Jeff will still be a swing vote for the other alliances, but he only has Carter Spicoli on his side, and that doesn’t bode well for his future. I see him making it through 2 or 3 more tribal councils and then he’s sitting on the jury.

    Looking forward to Penner tearing Kent a new one next week.

  4. jeffa43 - Nov 1, 2012 at 12:21 PM

    After dealing w Bonds and his private locker room aside from the team locker room…

    Penner is nothing and has no chance.

    Texas fake yet strong accented Kent from Edison H.S. in Southern Cal.
    Will take this.

  5. foreverchipper10 - Nov 1, 2012 at 12:57 PM

    Aaron, I have a small request. If/when Kent is voted out can you leave that out of the headline? I watch the show and while I like these recaps I don’t always get to see it when it airs so I DVR it and watch it when I can. If I don’t watch it I won’t open the recap but if it is in the headline, well, I am kinda screwed.

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