Rory planned to “burn the whole hut down” because the women ignored him.

Rory planned to “burn the whole hut down” because the women ignored him.
Rory Freeman’s time as part of the women’s tribe on Survivor Vanuatu was not a happy time. In fact, Rory was so irritated with the way the women were dealing with him that he planned to “go over, put the largest log into the fire and burn the whole hut down.” He tells TV Guide, “I was planning on doing a couple of different things: One, I was going to steal the flint and steal the machete. And two, I was going to burn down the lean-to.” His frustration didn’t lead to destruction, but just barely: “the day that I planned on doing it, we won the Home Cafe.” About his ultimate elimination, which came during the last episode, Rory says, “I had plenty of people pissed off enough times to vote me off, but I still managed to get through all of that. Then it comes down to a numbers thing based on men versus women. I am a little salty about that.”

The Quest ends its journey stronger than it began

Verlox from The Quest

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Plus: an interview with the actor who played Verlox and the ogre.


Shark Tank is getting a spin-off

Shark Tank

Companies that get deals on the show will be followed for this new spin-off.

Also: Before the show began, Shark Barbara Corcoran was cast and then replaced--but then she sent this amazing e-mail and won the job.

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Andy Dehnart is a journalist who has covered reality television for more than 15 years and created reality blurred in 2000. A member of the Television Critics Association, his writing and criticism about television, culture, and media has appeared on NPR and in Playboy, Buzzfeed, and many other publications. Andy, 36, also directs the journalism program at Stetson University in Florida, where he teaches creative nonfiction and journalism. He has an M.F.A. in nonfiction writing and literature from Bennington College. More about reality blurred and Andy.