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Brady Finta gets cuffed, becomes fifth contestant to be booted from 'Survivor: Vanuatu'


By Reality TV World staff, 10/08/2004 

Spending more time eating donuts and less time working out at the gym might not have been a good move for his law enforcement career, but perhaps it would have helped Brady Finta last longer on Survivor.

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The latest hardbody to be deemed an enormous physical threat by the Lopevi tribe's "Flab Five" alliance, Brady, the 33-year-old FBI agent from Huntington Beach, CA, was voted off the island via a 5-2 Tribal Council vote during last night's Survivor: Vanuatu broadcast.

Survivor: Vanuatu's fourth episode opened with the women's Yasur tribe returning from Tribal Council, where Lisa Keiffer, the 44-year-old real estate agent from New Orleans, LA, betrayed her woefully unstable "younger girls" alliance and teamed with the older women's group to vote out Mia Galeotalanza, the 30-year-old finance manager from Toms River, NJ. Claiming that she felt forced to team with the older women as a result of a similar betrayal at the previous Tribal Council by her alleged ally Eliza Orlins, the 21-year-old pre-law student from Syracuse, New York, Lisa made it clear to Eliza and Julie Berry, the other remaining "younger girls" alliance member, that she had no regrets over her decision.

Over at Lopevi, seeing the handwriting on the wall, Brady attempted to endure himself to the "Flab Five" alliance members by utilizing the tribe's newly acquired fishing spear to become the tribe's food provider. The attempt didn't go well -- Brady only appeared to catch a small number of very tiny fish.

At the day's reward challenge the tribes competed in a basket covered memory game in which the tribes had to locate five matching pairs of local cultural items among a field of woven baskets. The women's Yasur tribe jumped out to an early lead and never looked back, winning the challenge and its reward -- the services of an authentic Vanuatu tribesman named Dah for 24 hours.

Arriving at the Yasur camp, Dah quickly showed the women how plentiful the land around their camp really was, demonstrating how to harvest coconuts for milk and also pointing out the existence of wild roots, nuts, and sugarcane that were all edible. Dah also showed the group how to chop bamboo to form a much more comfortable bedding material, as well as how to search the beach for crabs during low tide.

At the following day's immunity challenge, a re-energized Yasur faced off against an increasingly feuding Lopevi in a challenge involving the assembly of a group of large colored tiles. Illustrating the benefits of teamwork, the Yasur women worked well and listened to Eliza, who perched on a platform and acted as the group's coordinator. Meanwhile the Lopevi men, demonstrating the tribe's increasingly unstable dynamics, largely ignored Rory Freeman, the 35-year-old housing case manager who they selected to be their "eyes" despite his status as the epicenter of several of the tribe's personality clashes. Predictably, Yasur won the challenge, and despite their internal unrest, Lopevi's "Flab Five" stayed together at the evening's Tribal Council, sending Brady out of the game.

This week's correct bootee prediction lifts our Survivor: Vanuatu prediction record to 5-0. In Spoiler Island fantasy game action, Episode 4 scores have been posted and there are still about two dozen players tied for first place. Congratulations to all, we'll see if Episode 5 further thins the leaderboard. And if you haven't signed up yet, there's still time -- sign-up now.

So what happens next week? Is there a swap? And who ends up where? And what's up with the earthquake? Check out our Survivor spoilers forum for the latest details on these and many other hot topics!

(Photo credit CBS)


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