We’ve always considered Jonathan Penner to be a pretty smart guy and pretty good Survivor player, especially when he went from being a dead man walking at the start of Survivor: Philippines to making it all the way past the merge. But then he started making some really odd decisions — none odder than refusing a final four offer from Mike Skupin and Lisa Whelchel.
That ultimately let to his ouster last night, so we called him up on the InsideTV Podcast to find out just what the heck he was thinking. And while we’re at it, Jessica Shaw and I also question the three-timer as to why he spent his money on chicken and fries instead of the advantage in the Immunity Challenge that ultimately led Abi to victory and Jonathan to the loser’s lounge at Ponderosa. Not only that, but Penner also shares some secrets of what we did not see in the episode, and gives his take on why Jeff Kent was so obsessed with getting him out of the game. It’s Penner unfiltered! — is there any other kind of Penner? — and you can click on the audio player below to hear it all for yourself. (The Survivor discussion and interview begins at 15:50.)
But first, Jessica and I take a deep dive into ABC’s county music drama Nashville. Which storylines are working and which ones are not? Which characters are we loving and loathing? And can Connie Britton do any wrong? (Short answer: no.) We go in depth on each and every storyline, giving each one a verdict of hit or miss. Listen in and see if you agree with our take. READ FULL STORY »