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 hop into this…
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Love the volcanoes. We need more motifs.
Hate Julie’s blatant flirting techniques with Sarge. I can’t see how anyone would buy into it. That, and it must be off-putting for the people who aren’t being flirted with. (That being said, I can see why people would do anything Parvati asks. That woman has mysterious powers.)
Whoever was responsible for blurring Sarge’s keister is the true Sprint Player of the Season. Much thanks.
Scout’s reaction to Twila still being around seemed smart. It lets Twila know that the women’s alliance is intact even though Yasur voted out a woman. And worst case, if Lopevi loses and bounces Twila because they think she’ll flip, the women still have a numbers advantage.
Digging J-Pro’s brown shirt. Forget talk shows, start a clothing line.
I can’t watch a water bucket challenge without thinking of Colby verbally abusing his poor brother.
Kudos to Rory for discovering the wet buff technique. He’s way more of a gamer than I remembered.
Orange buffs…must be nice. (Every season I’ve been to; Gabon, Nicaragua, and South Pacific have had red, yellow, and blue buffs.)
Rory kept jumping into the water with his legs crossed. Is that a strategy to save him time swimming back to the surface? Is Rory a genius?
Huh…I don’t remember “Survivor” not having Tribal on the same day as the immunity challenge. Did that happen often?
Eliza can pluck eyebrows with her bare hands! Don’t mess with her.
Julie has a “Jeff” heart tattoo! How do I not remember that?
Tough call on if Twila and Julie made the right move. Either way you’re going to end up with three jury members who think you betrayed them. However, being part of a final five with the guys does seem better than a final six with the girls. And, when it’s down to that final five you won’t be viewed as a challenge threat.
Did Twila and Julie make a smart move?
Is it best for Chris that things turned out this way? Would three final-two alliances have cost him the game?
Is Chad’s surprised face better than Eliza’s?
Chad and Chris seemed confident the women wouldn’t flip. Edit readers?
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