EPISODE 5: DROP YOUR BUFFS!
If anyone’s head is still reeling from last weeks’ mind blowing decision, this week might have been too much to handle. Colton was still snarky, the men continue to let them be shepherded, but a few precedence took place (about time)!
The women shouldn’t second guess the situation. There odds improved all because the guys took a chance on voting out Bill, and not poisonous Colton.
Alicia, you’ve read the minds of the fans regarding last weeks’ decision by the men. The men have given the million dollars away to the women. But the road for the women this week got a little rocky and they shouldn’t be practicing their final tribal speech just yet.
The words a castaway loves or hates when things can’t get any better, or worse…DROP YOUR BUFFS! In Cook Islands-déjà vu fashion, eggs were smashed, paint was splattered and the tribes were swapped!
The producers can’t be too confident in the men to make a strategic decision to save themselves. Swapping tribes is risky for producers, since they can lose an extremely popular player, likable or unlikable, swaps must be timed wisely. Gabon’s swap cost them Ace, a character gone before his time (Ace for a future All-Stars!). Could anyone imagine how Samoa would have turned out if Russell got voted out after a swap? That’s Survivor history few want to imagine.
The new Manono might not be filled with the strongest players, but Colton added nothing great in challenges. The challenges are still mental at the core, and Colton needs to stop whining about what he doesn’t have and bring what he does have to the game. Colton’s pessimistic attitude adds insult to the already injured tribe having lost both challenges and starting over at a new camp.
In an interesting turn of events, Leif finally shined this week! Leif proved his height isn’t a detriment. Whether it’s climbing over hurdles or getting aggressive in the basketball challenge, Leif doesn’t take his eye of the prize. Leif should just be called the honey badger, because he knows how to get the job done and doesn’t let anything stop him! But Leif wasn’t the only one to shine.
Ladies and gentlemen, behold Troy-zan the chicken man! Leave it to the jungle man to be in touch with his inner animal and get the tribe food this week. After all, this is the same guy who lives with monkeys. This segment makes me believe that one day, “Survivor” can be about the survival aspect and how total strangers can survive the elements? I won’t hold my breath for that, but a fan can dream.
Jonas is shaping up to be the power player that will knock Colton down (sooner or later). Jonas needs to squash the half of him that falls for Colton. He has a relationship with him as a former misfit, but relationships need to change in order to get further in the game.
After weeks’ of speculation, Kim found the second idol, and in typical “Survivor” fashion, gave her secret away to her alliance partner. What’s going on when the survivors just blab away they have an idol? They must think, “Well, the show averages 10 million viewers a week and they’ll know my secret, what’s another 1, 2, or 3?” Production was smart to take away clues for the idols. Ever since the failed Russell factor in Nicaragua, everyone’s proven they don’t need any help. It’s just annoying that production doesn’t make the castaways work a little harder to get the idol. Amanda had to get her hands dirty for her idol in Micronesia, and Russell had to dig for days on Heroes vs. Villains to get his idol run going.
Colton, it’s not your tribe mates wanting to kill you in Alabama, it’s the fans who aren’t happy with your comments. Eminem hasn’t offended as many people as Colton has, I can only think how loud the audience will boo Colton once he’s on the reunion. What’s worse is he’ll probably get at least 30 minutes of questions while Leif will probably get 1 if he’s lucky.
Did Jonas really say he’ll be Colton’s “rhymes with witch”? I thought he already was, along with the other guys. Jonas, be careful what you wish for in “Survivor,” it just might come true.
Tarzan needs a new rhyming system to help remember names of his tribe mates. I can only imagine how Colton is telling Tarzan the game plan.
Tarzan: “Hey Colton, who are we voting out tonight? It’s Marcia, right?”
Colton: “No Tarzan, it’s Monica. Remember, it’s time to celebrate Hanukkah, were voting out Monica. Next week, See ya Christina. Got it?”
Tarzan: “Tarzan likes rhyme time.”
Tarzan’s like a cross between Cao Boi and Sean Kenniff. He’s full of mannerisms and nuggets of wisdom, and he needs to be told how to vote along the way.
By the way, is Leif turning into Phillip? Explanate, are you kidding me? The heat and hunger is getting to him, so I’ll go easy on him.
With Manono in struggling at a new camp, it won’t be too long before the tribes merge and the feasts and super size rewards are back. Finally, more personalities and strategies emerged, and the Colton show might come to an end…if we’re lucky.
Will Colton really push someone into the fire?
Who is going to get injured and possibly removed from the game?
When is Tarzan going to remember everyone’s name?
The boards are open, so sound off!