Nah, he had the chance to vote out Kelly in episode 3. Voting out Chris was a mistake that cost him and will cost David. Also, trusting someone that refers to themselves in the 3rd person is always a mistake.Oh no, we got the Survivor All Stars tribe swap. That means Wendy somehow wins this season now, right?
Was hoping we would get to see Joe or Aubry find new life away from that giant newbie alliance, but the swap really did them little favors. The previews for next week suggests maybe she can wriggle out of it, but I'll believe Victoria when I see it. It's funny how Aubry keeps ending up with these players who love the chickens so much.
Rick really got swap-screwed. They carried Wendy through 3 votes, just to give themselves more options... And then she swaps away and he's stuck being down 2-3. Blech. That's super unlucky.
That's a results-oriented way to look at it, though. The Manu tribe were down in numbers, the most likely scenario where Rick goes this episode would be at the hands of the old Kama tribe, not because Kelley turns on him. This was one of the rare numbers scenarios that forces Kelley to turn on Rick in this episode. If they swap Rick/Kelley/Wardog + 2 Kamas, Rick is probably safe. It's just 1 Kama there, Rick is probably safe. If he swaps to a tribe of Rick/Kelley + 3 Kamas, he is in danger because of the other tribe, but there are scenarios where either he and Kelley flip someone (maybe Aubry/Joe/Aurora is there?), the Kamas divide, or the Kamas vote out Kelley. This was a perfect storm of Kelley being forced to turn on Rick AND Rick not having anyone available to flip to his side.
I'm treating DvG as a fluke that turned out to be a happy accident of US Survivor greatness and now we're back to the new normal. I'll still, gladly, take Australian Survivor's normal over this show in its current state. Perhaps the casting shakeup prior to Season 39 will improve things. Perhaps it won't.
Hopefully DvG will end up being like Philippines in that it's in the middle of several middling to bad seasons before a run of good seasons.I'm treating DvG as a fluke that turned out to be a happy accident of US Survivor greatness and now we're back to the new normal. I'll still, gladly, take Australian Survivor's normal over this show in its current state. Perhaps the casting shakeup prior to Season 39 will improve things. Perhaps it won't.
It's not even that. It's more about the familial aspect. The weird koombayah that's coming from all needing to work together without the stress of strategy or a vote, but simply from surviving until some random challenge some time down the road.
I mean, it kinda has to just be an eventual competition to rejoin the game, right? There’s nothing else it can be. It’s essentially redemption island that’s more brutal for them, and more boring for us
I’m hoping people are voted back in, like the Outcast twist.
A vote would be quite cool, but the returnee has to get back to the game with an advantage or HII, right?
I would honestly say this season has pretty good casting, it's just a mix of a bad gimmick mixed with some weird luck that has made it pretty boring. Decent casting with bad production choices make for a meh season.
Yeah. I guess I just think we've had much worse recently. If the whole season is like this, yeah that'll be bad in the end. I think the judgment against the gimmick is a bit premature. I'll agree it's likely awful, but we don't know yet how they're going to play it so I'm of the mind to at least give them a chance to fly before telling them they've failed.
I was just thinking about it.. there should be an idol somewhere on Lesu beach right? Which means David or Kelley are odds on favorites to find it?
It was. I'm also mad at Keith for being an idiot was didn't start a hard sprint after he was out of eyesight. Not too shocking given he had no clue about the map either. It didn't even pay off for him in any way. Now people are upset with him and he didn't even get the stuff. I thought it was going to be if you reach this point you are automatically back in the game or something.