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, it’s time for Uncle Probst to tell us a bedtime story…
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Twila’s just not designed to succeed in this game. All she has to do to stay in her alliance’s good graces is to bite her tongue and she still can’t do it.
Oh, and calling people “motherf*****s” rarely wins jury votes.
Eliza: “Capture a pig?! Damnit!”
Chris: “Walk a balance beam?! Damnit!”
Scout: “Run?! Damnit!”
Wow, kudos to production for the way they covered Chris losing the puzzle piece. Also, kudos to Chris for the build-it-on-the-ground strategy.
“It’s ironic because none of these people would have taken me.” That comment doesn’t help, it only hurts.
Watching Julie make her pitch to Chris reminds me of Ozzy pitching to Coach in “South Pacific.” They’d have to be morons to accept.
I’m pretty sure I’d straight up murder anyone who called me “Little one.”
I liked Chris reassuring Scout immediately after returning from the reward. You figure that’s what your alliance members want, an end to any uncertainty.
Chris’s point about everyone trusting him is interesting, because while it seems like a great position, it really isn’t. He’ll have to vote out three people who trust him.
And…here’s where we get into what years ago I considered to be Chris’s unnecessary lying phase. In hindsight, I guess when he said “Final three” and Eliza replied “Final two,” there wasn’t much else he could do to keep her from blowing up. Although, at that point it’s not like he, Twila, and Scout weren’t rock solid. But, if Eliza went on a winning streak, he’d want to be the person she chose for the final two. I’ll give Chris a pass on this.
I can’t watch a story challenge without thinking of Rudy.
Classic moment where Twila asks Chris’s opinion in the middle of her fight with Eliza and Chris was downright giddy. Hilarious.
Is it better for Chris to be honest with Julie in order to win her jury vote?
Outside of “Get rid of Chris” is there anything Eliza, Twila, or Scout could do to beat him at a final Tribal Council?
Who wins in a Twila/Eliza final two?
Drew had a good point on Twitter about “Survivor: Philippines” having an older-skewed cast. Does the strong game play on “Survivor: Vanuatu” make you more excited for season 25’s (somewhat) older cast?
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