I love a good Pagonging* as much as the next guy (that’s what she said), but this season is sort of starting to look like last season where every single vote is obvious and there’s absolutely no drama whatsoever. I’m glad they’re feeding us the condensed Savaii massacre (with 2 weeks in a row of double eliminations) because if that had been dragged out into 4 episodes I just might have given up.
*Pagonging = reference to season 1 when Tagi completely decimated Pagong after the merge, keeping all their tribe members together until all of Pagong’s were gone.
Over at Redemption Island, we got to see this season’s first 3-man duel (truel? trial? I have no idea), thus beginning the RI clusterfuck that started around this time last season. Was it any surprise that Ozzy won this challenge? I have to give props to the editors for making it as dramatic as they could, but really, there was never any doubt in my mind.
So Jim “the most unique man to ever play this game” Rice is our first juror, and Keith “Homewrecker” Tollefson is our second. Why did I call Keith a homewrecker, you ask? Well, I’ll tell you later!
Ozzy: Still a Moron
Ozzy’s sitting pretty. He’s away from the drama, he’s self-sufficient, and he has a great shot of winning any given duel. Plus, he’ll be the last person people hang out with before they go to jury. But then he had to go and tell everyone about it.
I would say it’s generally frowned upon to explain to everyone left in the game why you’re in a better position than they are. Who the hell would want to take him to the end now? I think that once again, Ozzy’s ego took over and logic fell by the wayside. No one’s rooting for me! Oh yeah? Well you’d have to be a complete retard to take me to the end!
Upolu’s Giant Crack
Slowly but surely, the cracks are deepening in the Upolu alliance. Albert, Sophie and Cochran almost flipped last night (they were smart not to), and Coach is rightfully paranoid.
The thing I didn’t understand is why Albert wasn’t gunning for Coach rather than Edna when they considered flipping. What the hell is the point of booting Edna, other than to weaken Coach? Why not just go straight for the jugular and get Coach out now, and Edna (a much weaker player) next? Booting Edna sends a clear message to Coach anyway, and a pissed off coach is a lot more threatening than a third-member-of-our-jury Coach.
I’m really really starting to love Sophie. She’s playing a phenomenal game right now. She’s under-the-radar but incredibly cunning and smart. My heart still goes out to Cochran, but he’s overplaying his hand and it’s going to bite him in the ass really soon. Sophie, on the other hand, only makes moves when she has to. And with her second immunity win last night, she sent out the biggest borewhore of the season, Whitney. Oh, that reminds me……
Remember a while ago when I called Keith a homewrecker?
Here’s why: It’s been known among the Survivor message board fantards (like myself) for a while now that Whitney and Keith have been dating. What we didn’t know until just recently, though, is that when they started dating, Whitney was MARRIED. She lied to casting/production/everyone about it and said she was single for the show. She even lied to her family and said she and her husband (Donny Fallgatter, a fellow country music wannabe) were engaged. Hey, if my last name was about to be Fallgatter, I’d probably lie about it too.
Apparently this Donny guy was totally faithful to Whitney while she was filming Survivor, and then right before she got back, she called him and broke it off. She’s been dating Keith ever since they got back from Samoa.
Well, next week is the dreaded Thanksgiving recap episode, so I don’t know if I’ll be blogging it. Hope you survive without me!