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 (as Twila would say) kick it…
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Quick Note: It looks like Jeff Probst and I will be bringing back the “Survivor” Question of the Week this fall. Good times.
Bubba’s “Build a bridge and get over it” is the kind of moment that drives me nuts. You’ve got to be able to let things go.
I don’t know how the producers arranged for the earthquake, but well done. That’s much more impressive than when they make it rain at challenges.
Not sure I love this method of splitting the tribes. If Scout knew about the male alliance, she could easily try to pack as many of her people on one side and as many of Sarge’s on the other.
I’d have to be starving to get excited over Pringles.
“Rory is yanking on something.” – Jeff Probst
Thumbs up to the camera crew for the great shots of Chris dropping the marker.
Chris’s “That thing is deep…and I got it!” was a little too “American Idol” judge for me. Also, another case of unnecessarily sticking it to possible future jury members (especially knowing that Rory hates that stuff and is now on the other tribe).
Ugh…I hate the word “vittles.” I’m not fond of “nosh” either.
I’m a huge fan of the exchange between Ami and Lisa regarding showing the guys how to crack a coconut. A great illustration of what kind of game both are playing.
Bubba getting caught trying to relay messages to the other tribe? Just dumb.
I love when people have to run through the woods. Reminds me of Gervase in Borneo.
Have both boats ever gone in the right direction?
Scout calling Eliza “little one” is kind of creepy. It’s like what a cult leader would call her.
I feel bad for Bubba even though I didn’t think much of his game play. I hate for someone to go from being safe to being gone due to a twist.
What do you think Scout was thinking when she divided the tribes?
Male vs. female seasons always seem to do a swap at this point, despite the fact that the tribes are usually even. Should they try sticking with that twist until the merge?
Would a “Survivor” that starts every episode with a random swap work? Would it be too tough to follow?
Was there anything big from Chris this week?
What’s your move if you’re John? Stick with the guys because they have a numbers advantage in Lopevi. Or try to get in good with the girls once you realize that the women are running Yasur?
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