Life is looking bleak for the Foa Foa Tribe, after losing two Immunity challenges in a row to the Galu Tribe on Survivor: Samoa. Besides missing out on the much-needed fishing equipment, the tribe also lost Mike Borassi, who couldn't recover after taking a hard hit during the challenge, leading medics to disqualify him from the game. "It was a bummer," Mike tells In Touch "I was fine an hour later. I just needed a little more time to recuperate, but the medics wanted to play it safe." Even though they lost Mike, Foa Foa was still expected to vote out another member at Tribal Council, and they set their sights on New Hampshire police officer Betsy Bolan. "I knew there was a target on my back," she admits to In Touch.
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Mike Borassi & Betsy Bolan
Eliminated September 24
How are you feeling, Mike?
Mike: Oh, I'm fine. I just blew the engine and was dehydrated. I gave this game all I had, and it knocked me down, but I'm even better than ever now.
Betsy, why did you feel like a target?
Betsy: It was hard to not keep my mouth shut. There was no way I could go along with Russell H. and just pretend that I'm in an alliance. It's hard trying to talk and be friends with someone that I actually cannot stand to even look at. It would have worked if I'd kept my mouth shut.
Mike: Betsy and I were the two oldest, so it was hard for us. We should have just kept our mouths shut and not been ourselves. We should have to be like Russell H., a weasel and a liar and fool everybody, but when we were being ourselves, it came around to bite us on the ass.
Betsy: How do you change who you are? Especially when you're so vulnerable, your true self comes out. There's no way I could fake liking Russell.
Do either of you have any regrets about sticking to your guns and not changing who you are?
Mike: Once you're in the game, it's a whole different situation. You get worn down physically, and that starts affecting your thinking.
Betsy: Your true self does come out, and that's what's so scary about Russell. I mean his poor kids and poor wife. What must they have to deal with?
I'm sure you watched the episode last night, so tell me, what do you think of Russell H. having found the hidden immunity idol?
Betsy: That was crazy. I'm bummed out. Of all the people to find it, I'm afraid he's going to start pulling Jaison into his web. I hope Jaison sees through him.
Did you like your tribe?
Mike: I liked everybody. The first night was great — we were laughing and having a good time.
Mike: But that changed quickly.
Betsy: Yes, it did.
Was Survivor harder than you thought it would be?
Betsy: Actually, I wish I'd stayed in the game longer so that I could have experienced more hardships.
Mike: Betsy, are you kidding? You didn't think it was hard?
Betsy: I think the worst part was sleeping on the bamboo all night. Well, actually the worst part was not sleeping at all. I didn't mind being wet all the time. I kind of wish it was a little more miserable for me.
Mike: To me, roughing it is not getting the ocean view in your room, so by the third day I realized that this sucks. It was pretty rough. We were tired and miserable. We were way out of our comfort zone.
Betsy: Sure, but it's a great experience.
What was your first impression of Samoa?
Betsy: Oh my gosh, I thought it looked like heaven.
Mike: I'd lived in the Caribbean for a lot of years, so I love the islands and the water. I liked Samoa. I could go join one of the little villages and put on one of those skirts and live there. That'd be fine with me.
Betsy: You just want the 10 wives.
Mike: Sure, maybe I'd become chief. I could live like that.