My Big Question: Back in 2008, Jeff Probst and I did a video segment called the “‘Survivor’ Question of the Week” where we’d debate the merits of a specific topic. One of those topics was, “Who was the least deserving winner in ‘Survivor’ history.” I chose Chris Daugherty because I felt like he was lucky that the female alliance fell apart when it did and I didn’t like how he misled people like Eliza before voting them out. The lying struck me as very unnecessary.
However, that was based on a four-year-old season I had watched before yapping about “Survivor” was my actual job. So for this rewatch, my main goal is to critique Chris’s performance to see if he deserved my worst-ever ranking.
And with that, let’s get back into this mess…
This is probably one of those things that’s way easier to say than to actually do, but Ami should have tried to keep her cool after Tribal.
Chris must be giddy. We all love us some “Survivor,” but could you imagine going from the chopping block to having a clear path to victory all in the course of one vote?
Gah! Eliza’s shoulder blades! She looks like a pterodactyl. I’ve never rooted so hard for someone to win reward. Feed this girl.
When was the last time the runner-ups got to go on reward? Making the winners pick is much more strategic.
I laugh every time a challenge starts and people going flying past Scout. I’m well aware that I’m a jerk.
Even without the car, this is a pretty awesome reward.
Seven thumbs up to Chris for the speech he gave to Eliza at dinner. Reiterating that Twila and Scout are super beatable is super smart. In fact, they’re probably the only two left that Eliza could defeat at a final Tribal.
Either the editing on Eliza’s return to camp was wonky or Twila has no social game. I’m thinking it was an editing trick as the two seemed to be joking around at the immunity challenge.
I can’t imagine Ami’s guilt trip toward Eliza is that effective when Ami literally voted for Eliza three days earlier.
“From Smug to Shocked – The Ami Cusack Story” forward by Jeff Probst.
Kind of a blah episode as it’s pretty clear how the pecking order is going to shake out until the final four.
Ami, Julie, and Eliza…second hottest final six behind Micronesia? Maybe Redemption Island? One World?
What’s the male equivalent of that? Nicaragua? Cook Islands?
If you’re Julie, is there anything you can do except win immunities? She has to be the one nobody wants to go to the end with, right?
What should Eliza’s end game be? I’m thinking Scout due to Twila’s closeness to Sarge.
Is there any way Scout could pull off a win?
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