Team America Can Set Its Own Mission – Donny Suggests: Save Me!| August 23, 2014 at 6:00 PM EDT
Flashback to 12:31 PM BBT to find Donny and Derrick in the Storage room. Donny has been given the details of their next opportunity and is passing it along to Derrick while Frankie sleeps away.
Donny tells Derrick that this week America has voted to allow Team America to set its own mission. Okay, hold up. We know America did not vote for this. So did A) production embellish this element, B) Donny embellish, or C) Donny just assumed it was a voted-on event since the rest were.
Note: I am not questioning if this is a legitimate mission, but rather wondering just how it was described by DR to Donny. I do not think Donny would be allowed to lie about a mission.
Anyway, Donny says America will then vote on if that was a good mission & if it was completed. The deadline is at the Veto Ceremony, but they don’t know if that’s Sunday or Monday. It’s almost always Monday afternoon, but I guess production didn’t confirm that.
Donny explains the mission can be silly, but they can’t break or damage anything. He doesn’t let this opportunity slide away and suggests it could be a way to keep Team America together. Translation: Mission Save Donny!
Derrick is immediately hesitant to endorse this plan and questions whether them as a group agreeing to save Donny would be enough or not to count as completion. Derrick is not going to roll over and just let this happen, but to cover his bases Derrick says he is glad they talked earlier about working to save Donny and maybe this could play in to that.
To help with his suggestion, Donny says that maybe Derrick or Frankie could throw it to him. He adds that if that’s too obvious then maybe they’d agree to not play hard to give him a better chance.
Donny wraps up his proposition by pointing out America voted them together and questions whether America would really want them to be split up when they could do this to stay together. Derrick says they’ll have to talk with Frankie who has been sleeping all afternoon.
Okay, I do enjoy Donny a lot, but this all seems a little suspicious like a move by production to save him. Of course that’s just speculation on my part. What do you think of all this?
Update: Flashback to 3:03PM BBT as Derrick and Frankie discuss the situation. Frankie refuses to throw the PoV as Donny suggested. Derrick thinks maybe they could just try to influence the votes as an alternative. Derrick also suggests they just do something like another Saboteur event.
This should be tougher without their TA whipping boy (Zach) around to take the fall & make them their money yet again.