I agree Texan..there maybe something fishy about the Merge..like
They merged at 8 in Thailand and 9 on All Stars..I took this from CBS Thailand website..http://www.cbs.com/primetime/survivor5/show/episode07/s5story.shtmlClay Jordan, the 46-year-old restaurateur from Monroe, Louisiana, of Chuay Gahn, and Shii Ann of Sook Jai received a note telling them to travel to the Chuay Gahn beach. Sook Jai's Ken Stafford, the New York City cop, and Chuay Gahn's Helen Glover, the Navy swim instructor from Middleton, Rhode Island, were told to travel to the Sook Jai beach to examine how the other tribe lived. After observing both beaches, the four returned to meet with their tribemates as Jeff Probst explained, "The four of you are the official ambassadors of your tribes. The two tribes will now live together on one beach, and the four ambassadors will decide which beach that will be." After a brief debate, it was decided that the Chuay Gahn beach was more comfortable
CHUAY JAI IS BORN?
Believing that the two tribes had merged, they created a new tribal name, Chuay Jai. The tribes celebrated with an assortment of food and wine that awaited them at their new home. Brian Heidik, the 34-year-old used car salesman from Quartz Hill, California, felt confident in his position, remarking, "Well, its great to welcome everybody to my kingdom. They are in my house now, and I already have the home court advantage." ( Penny on her new tribe )
Upon arriving at the Immunity Challenge, the tribes were once again thrown off course. They had been thinking all this time that they had merged into one, but Jeff Probst cautioned that on SURVIVOR, it is dangerous to assume anything. As the Survivors' jaws dropped, Jeff continued, "I said nothing about a merge. You are two tribes living together on one beach. The two tribes never merged."
So the fake merge was at EP7..
Anyway ..they merged in EP9 in Thailand with 8 ( seems we have to many castaways still..I think it works because we wont have that dreaded EP where they have unseen footage..blech ..I hate those) So Yeah Texan..I could see a fake merge coming ..it just maybe 8-)'
So at EP8 we should have 10..