First, if you don’t want to know who wins “Survivor: Cook Islands,” this isn’t the place for you. There WILL be spoilers. Go watch “Survivor: The Amazon” instead.
Second, speaking of “Survivor: The Amazon,” Mr. Rob Cesternino is very generously offering his “Survivor: The Amazon – Unauthorized DVD Commentary” at an exclusive DISCOUNTED RATE for Summer Book Club members.
Third, our friends at True Dork Times are once again getting in on the fun with stats, awards, and more.
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My Big Question: Parvati Shallow, “Boston” Rob Mariano, Russell Hantz, Richard Hatch, Sandra Diaz-Twine, Ozzy Lusth, Cirie Fields, Tom Westman, Amanda Kimmel, Rob Cesternino, and Ethan Zohn.
That’s the full roster of“Survivor” Hall of Famers. All eleven have appeared on the show more than once.
Whenever the topic of worthy one-timers comes up, Cook Islands champ (spoiler alert!) Yul Kwon is always a popular pick. However, many seem to think his (spoiler alert!) over-powered immunity idol should count against him. With this re-watch, I hope to get to the bottom of that mystery.
And with that, let’s get started…
What did the Internet think was going to be the change at the end that Probst hinted about in the open?
Sundra, if you think your alliance hasn’t discussed what to do at final four, it’s because they haven’t been discussing it with you.
If Ozzy’s plan was to go for the hardest bag first, I can dig it. That’s how I eat. I eat the thing I like least, first.
What happened to Nate’s foot?!
Ozzy’s challenge immunities and Yul’s “Get Out of Jail” free card are making the tail end of this season suck.
They burned all the torches?! That’s eBay gold!
Before we get to the final immunity challenge, let me make it clear that Yul can have a seat cause of his magic idol.
Those foot close-ups are unnecessary. Bleh.
We’re going to go to matches! That’s what I’m going to name my fantasy football team.
So, this final three came from behind and only really stabbed Penner in the back. So, no bitter jurors, right?
If Ozzy is a surfer, why is his surfer impersonation so bad?
Also I wouldn’t brag about coming up with the stratagem that sent Billy packing.
So Yul, what do you think is the most important element? The part you dominated or the part Ozzy dominated?
Ugh…I also hate the “talk trash about your opponent” question.
Wow, you know Ozzy’s story about his dad has gotta be the real deal because of how awkwardly he lied in South Pacific.
Sorry Ozzy, I’m voting for killer strategy over killer challenge skills ten times out of ten.
Should Yul’s overpowered immunity idol count against him? My final answer is…sadly, yes.
Yul is an amazing, fascinating player. His strategic chops have to rank up their with the best the game has ever seen. His style of play is the reason I still watch this show after 47 seasons.
But, it can’t be denied that his mega-powered idol handcuffed the rest of the players toward the end.
Is any of this Yul’s fault? Of course not.
That’s why they should bring him back…immediately. To see what he can do with an even playing field and for my own selfish reasons.
As a juror would you respect Ozzy and Yul’s decision to go for a tie or would that seem wishy washy?
Sundra voted for Yul. What if Becky’s admission that Yul had offered her the idol had swayed her? What would the world be like with Ozzy Lusth – Cook Islands champion?
Where does Cook Islands rank for you?
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