Posted 21 September 2012 - 03:57 PM
He needs to heed his own advice and let others lead for a while. But from what we've seen, I'm not sure he's the type to do that.
And as an aside, Russell is killing it with the Stevie Wonder style receding hair line braids.
Posted 22 September 2012 - 04:06 PM
Also, he sort of fell in everyone's opinion when they realized that he wants to lead but can't really do shit. From day one, some of them perceived him as some sort of buffon who thinks he knows it all. If Russell can't deliver and they lose the next challenge, he's gone. The guy has nothing going for him right now. . .
Posted 24 September 2012 - 01:06 PM
I liked Zane so I was sad to see him go. I thought it was pretty ingenious to do they whole "Just send me home". Usually when people say that everyone is trying to get them to stay. It would have been pretty epic if it would have worked. I sort of wonder if he didn't actually want to leave.
Posted 24 September 2012 - 03:03 PM
Russell's mistake is not embracing who he is, and he is a bossy loud mouth. His former career was as a personal trainer, so he's used to telling people what to do in physical situations. Now he's shot himself in the foot and even though he's the strongest person on his tribe, he has very little chance of lasting unless they switch up tribes almost immediately.
Posted 27 September 2012 - 01:18 AM
I am HOPING that if it comes down to another vote, Malcolm can see the strategic move is to vote Angie out. We don't know how close they really are and he's really trying to overcome his hormones - it's just not working that well at the moment. I wonder if he feels safer now, or if he will wake up and cut ties with Angie.
Seriously though guys, I would like to understand. This shit comes up all the time. I understand hormones, I've been there. However, in this situation is it that hard to get it under control? I don't mean this to sound patronizing, but I'm aware that it probably does. I'm also aware it's a person to person basis on how you deal with it, but I just ... gah! It's so transparent and I hate it. The booby-trapper as well as trappee. I've never been a fan of females who use the flirt card to get ahead in anything. (it's why it took me a long time to appreciate that Parvati is a sharp player)
eta: ok, so Penner has the idol. Big whoop. If he goes to more than one tribal, it won't be doing him much good anyway since they all know/suspect he hasn't hid the fact that he was looking. Also, how do you now explain away the missing rice box ornament? I'm wondering if there would have been a way to secure it back on and take it at a later time when it's not as obvious that it was he who took it. Now that it looks like he will probably survive til a shuffle (cause it can't be too far away) then it looks better for him, but really, he hasn't done anything to make allies that we've seen
Edited by Gertrude, 27 September 2012 - 01:23 AM.
Posted 27 September 2012 - 07:31 AM
Also, why is everyone making fun of the cookies answer? It was a bit out there, but not as far as most people seem to be making it out to be. Once they start offering reward only challenges and food auctions and things like that, they pretty much always offer comfort foods like cookies. Particularly in that first week when people are still getting acclimated to the game, and specifically after losing two challenges, a bit of comfort food to boost spirits is actually a pretty good change to ask for. Although, Angie probably wasn't thinking that; she was probably just giving an airheaded answer...
Posted 27 September 2012 - 08:33 AM
And poor Blair... err Lisa.... still not wanting to be social at camp, but she was barking orders for the puzzle in a commanding fashion. Good for her. She still has the opportunity to build up her standing in the tribe if she would just reveal her background and start telling stories about how Clooney and Mindy Cohn got all crazy in the store room of Edna's Edibles. Or how upset she was when Molly Ringwald and half the Eastland school got expelled only to be replaced by butchy biker chick Jo in season 2. C'mon, Blair, we want the dish!
Posted 27 September 2012 - 09:07 AM
I'm also not sure how the whole power couple fallacy still carries on to this day. I mean, there was Rob and Amber and... who else exactly? What other twosome managed to become dominant players while adding a romantic entanglement to the game? I can't think of a single pair.
I agree that Penner's immunity idol won't amount to squat unless there is a tribal mixup soon, though I'm not sure. He could use it to at least try to bully the others. If I were in his shoes and knew they'd be gunning for me at the first tribal, I'd be frank with them at that tribal and not before, so they didn't have time to plan anything. I'd tell them, "This early in the game, we need to vote the weakest member out. So here's what I'm going to do. I'm going to play my immunity idol and I'm going to write either Jeff or Carter (the blonde dude who hasn't said anything). You want to get rid of a strong player like me because I've done it before? How about we get rid of our strongest. Or, you can vote out *insert female here*. Those are your choices. Vote for me and lose your tribe leader or vote out who I say to vote out."
I would then not play the idol and hope my bluff was not called.
I'm wary of Lisa's edit this episode. For some reason I don't think she's going anywhere any time soon. The early breakdown is usually reserved for people who are either getting voted out that episode or to show the player's "journey" and how they overcame their early struggles. I'm thinking Lisa will be the later, if only because her tribe is looking really strong and I don't think they'll see tribal council any time soon.
Posted 27 September 2012 - 09:17 AM
I can't think of any others in Survivor either, but there have been several seasons I have missed.
However, in Big Brother, couples have fared very well on many occasions. Two different shows, I know, but the social aspect and voting with your "alliance" is very similar.
Posted 27 September 2012 - 04:36 PM
We don't actually have any evidence that they would vote together, or are indeed a couple (romantic or otherwise) but the perception is stronger than the reality. The only other couples i can remember having any impact was Parvati/James and Amanda/Ozzy. The women cut those two lose pretty easily, but it was a concern for Cerie.
It's not just romantic couples that are dangerous, it's just that they are usually easier to spot and thus get targeted. JT and ... can't remember his name, Coach called him the Wizard, anyway - they were a couple that should have been broken up, but it was harder to spot because they didn't advertise it all over the place.
eta: Cookies. To me that indicated that her head wasn't in the game the way the others were. She is young. If she would have defended her answer a bit and said, 'Yes, Jeff. Cookies. It would boost morale and give us a rush of energy for the challenges. Cookies.' then I'd be ok with it. Instead, she looked like she was barely holding back a flood of tears 'cause gee, this is hard. I don't dislike her, just wouldn't necessarily want her on my team.
Edited by Gertrude, 27 September 2012 - 04:41 PM.
Posted 27 September 2012 - 05:09 PM
The other thing that I wanted to point out is that it is television gold watching Skupin injure himself. The clip from next weeks preview showed him pretty bloody. I have a feeling that he is going to bleed and burn himself into becoming a millionaire.
Edited by Howdyphillip, 27 September 2012 - 05:09 PM.