First, if you don’t want to know who wins “Survivor: Cook Islands,” this isn’t the place for you. There WILL be spoilers. Go watch “Survivor: The Amazon” instead.
Second, speaking of “Survivor: The Amazon,” Mr. Rob Cesternino is very generously offering his “Survivor: The Amazon – Unauthorized DVD Commentary” at an exclusive DISCOUNTED RATE for Summer Book Club members.
Third, our friends at True Dork Times are once again getting in on the fun with stats, awards, and more.
And finally, this whole Book Club thing is kind of a work in progress. If you have ideas on how to improve the proceedings, please let me know.
My Big Question: Parvati Shallow, “Boston” Rob Mariano, Russell Hantz, Richard Hatch, Sandra Diaz-Twine, Ozzy Lusth, Cirie Fields, Tom Westman, Amanda Kimmel, Rob Cesternino, and Ethan Zohn.
That’s the full roster of“Survivor” Hall of Famers. All eleven have appeared on the show more than once.
Whenever the topic of worthy one-timers comes up, Cook Islands champ (spoiler alert!) Yul Kwon is always a popular pick. However, many seem to think his (spoiler alert!) over-powered immunity idol should count against him. With this re-watch, I hope to get to the bottom of that mystery.
And with that, let’s get started…
Aww…the mud stacking challenge is a fun one we haven’t seen in a while.
“It’s like bad performance art.” – Jeff Probst
“There’s good performance art?” – Gordon Holmes
The idol has been out of circulation for so long, I almost wish there was some kind of secondary advantage to going to Exile Island.
Ozzy’s good at challenges?! Thanks for the heads up, Becky.
They’re in the plane, covered in mud!
Oh yeah…the hot tub incident. I remember this being controversial back in the day. Doesn’t seem like such a big deal now.
Who doesn’t love to win?
Parvati vs. Adam seems like six of one, one half dozen of the other. If you’re someone like Yul who has everything set up the way you want, it doesn’t matter. The only people worth making a move on in the dominant alliance are Yul and Ozzy and they both have immunity.
And, we’re firmly in the position where we can say that Yul’s idol is an obscene advantage. In any other season, Adam and Parvati’s play would be that Yul is Superman and he’s going to take the million bucks in a walk. With Ozzy having immunity, the doomed duo had next to nothing to work with.
Yeah, the hat thing isn’t subtle. But, I don’t think it would sway my vote if I was Jonathan.
Parvati or Adam: What would’ve been your move?
If you’re Sundra or Becky…what can you do? Discredit Yul? Try to spark some kind of Yul/Ozzy feud?
Has anyone ever gotten a better edit that Yul? Boston Rob in “Redemption Island”?
Any questions about “Blood vs. Water”? I’m allowed to talk about it now…within reason.
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