What are the dumbest "Survivor" moves ever?
Abi-Maria Gomes on Survivor:Philippines" / CBS Photo
It's midway through a new season of "Survivor" and already we have another candidate for the dumbest moves in "Survivor" history.
At the eighth Tribal Council in "Survivor: Philippines" Wednesday night, Malcolm accused Lisa of throwing him under the bus by telling others he had an immunity idol. Deciding that it's no longer a secret, he pulls out his idol and announces he will use it. When host Jeff Probst asks whether anyone else has an idol - an obviously rhetorical question - 32-year-old business student Abi-Maria Gomes takes one out of her bag and says she intends to use it. (See the video at the end of this story.)
Here are the details on five other incredibly stupid actions that vie for the title of "Dumbest Survivor Move Ever."
JT in "Heroes vs. Villains": Completely misreading the Tribal Council votes of the opposing "Villians," JT assumes that a female alliance is underfoot and reaches out to spare the last man standing - villainous Russell, the mastermind behind the Tribal Council votes. JT surreptitiously gives Russell his immunity idol, hoping it will keep Russell from elimination until the merge. At the first Tribal Council of the merged tribe, Russell produces the unused idol and it is subsequently used to send JT home.
Erik in "Micronesia: Fans Vs. Favorites": With a one-in-four chance to win a million dollars, 22-year-old Michigan student Erik Reichenbach was convinced that he was not in jeopardy of going home and was persuaded to give his individual immunity necklace to Natalie at Tribal Council. Minutes later, he was voted out.
James in "China": It was the only time in "Survivor" history that a castaway went home with not one - but two - immunity idols in his possession. Thirty-two-year-old Louisiana gravedigger James Clement apparently felt so confident he never saw this blindside coming. A fan favorite, he won a $100,000 prize as the most popular player and returned for "Micronesia" and "Heroes vs. Villains."
Alex in "Amazon": Los Angeles triathlon coach Alex Bell, in an alliance with Heidi Strobel, Jenna Morasca and Rob Cesternino, told Rob that he was going to take the girls to the final three and would vote Rob off at the end. Rob formed a new alliance and at the next Tribal Council, they ejected a very surprised Alex.
Colby in "The Outback": Texas auto customizer Colby Donaldson made a crucial mistake in his first game by taking super-sweet Tina Wesson with him to the finals instead of much less likable Keith Famie. Had he voted with his head and not his heart, he'd be a $1 million richer.
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