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 start this shiznit (as Ami would say)…
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Sarge has “despisal”?
Wait a minute, I take that joke back. If I was fuming and Scout starting singing, I’d have despisal too.
I understand why these eliminate-your-tribemate challenges exist, they love fleshing out the pecking order and getting the alliance to turn on each other. But I think everyone should have a fair shot at winning every challenge.
Give Leann credit for not promising to take one person on the reward and taking someone else. She also deserves credit for getting close to someone who’s in her alliance that she’s unsure about.
I always find it fascinating when people talk about who deserves to be at the end instead of who they could be beat. Don’t get me wrong, I would say stuff like that if it’d further my cause, but no way would I want to go with someone who’s “worthy.” Colby already showed the world how well that works out.
Scout’s a tough one to get a grip on because she very well could be being truthful when she says she thinks Eliza is brilliant. But Eliza’s right, it comes off in a manner that is completely condescending. It strikes me as an instance where someone doesn’t appreciate how their intentions are viewed by others.
OK edit watchers, Chris is definitely the one finding holes in the women’s alliance. However, it seems like in these last few seasons (South Pacific, One World) that lots of people were trying and failing to poke holes into the dominant alliances. So, I don’t think I’d pick up on him being the eventual champ.
It doesn’t bother me that Leann and Julie fed the women chicken wings and not the men. That’s just strategy.
Has there ever been a colorblind person on “Survivor”? That could affect their ability to do immunity challenges like this one.
Is Twila a good enough actress to seem this conflicted over the whole Sarge thing?
Why didn’t the term “Rory Syndrome™” ever catch on?
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So, if I’m watching this for the first time now, I’m thinking I’d be leaning toward a Leann win. It looks like the women are going to wipe out the men. Then Ami would have a target on her back due to her leadership and Scout, Eliza, Julie, and Twila would have a tough time winning a jury.
Does it bother you that Leann and Julie brought back food for the women and not the men?
Is Scout someone you either love or hate? I think she’d rub me the wrong way out there.
If you were watching this for the first time, who do you think would be on their way to the win?
Does a lack of Hantzes hamper your enjoyment of this season?
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