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 business…
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So, Chris’s made up story about Sarge telling him to vote for him… Is it a brilliant move? Probably not. Did it help him get closer to the women? Maybe. Does he deserve points for throwing things at the wall when other people would see immunity wins as their only shot? Definitely.
Probst brought a buff for the pig! The Emmy committee should be ashamed…
Digging under an obstacle freaks me out. I had to do it in Gabon and was not a fan. It reminds me of “Aliens” when Bishop had to shimmy though that pipe.
Smart strategy from both teams picking the lightest, probably most flexible members to be bound.
Awesome challenge. Kudos to Kirhoffer and crew.
My Least Favorite “Survivor” Saying: “Fill up your bellies.”
Oh yay, Ami and Eliza got to finally have some kava. See, totally not sexist.
Interesting choice for Scout to gun for Eliza at this point. Eliza does not seem like someone who would be a threat at final Tribal, while Chad and Chris are both immunity and Tribal threats.
Am I the only one who expected them to be served a plate of pork wearing an orange buff?
Chris’s speech about questioning a woman’s character was awesome. Whether you agree with it or not (and count me on Team Agree) it’s clear that he’s playing the social game on another level.
Challenge Strategy: Julie should have taken off her pants before climbing the post. (For traction! Get your mind out of the gutter.)
The manufacturer of Chad’s prosthetic leg should use his challenge footage in their advertisements.
Julie and LeAnn seemed to bend to Ami’s will pretty quickly.
If anything, this episode reminded me that Scout is much more of a player than I remember.
Did Twila make the right move? Is there anyone she could beat at a final Tribal Council?
Is Chris right about opening your heart to a woman vs. more aggressive play?
Ami is owning the game so far. Why isn’t she better remembered? Because of Micronesia?
Would Chad have been better off telling Eliza that Scout was gunning for her?
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