Feel really bad for niece of Gervase. Really sucks to get kicked off because your Uncle was absolutely horrible in his challenge (seriously that was pathetic, not just the non-swimming, but the complete and utter exhaustion) and then in his inability to win with grace. Am going to laugh my ass off if Hayden manages to Brigade his way to the win of another season. So I'm kind of expecting to see the guys start to pair off with girl alliances- can that seriously work again? Maybe not with the redemption island twist, since the girls will know the alliances were fake and able to ruin the plan... I think hearing them call people "loved ones" is going to get really old. Surely production told them to use that term, right? I'm interested in the dynamic after the merge. Who will people with no "loved ones" left gravitate to? Will "loved ones" pair off or stay with their original tribe? And what relationships will really make the best alliances? I mean- it seems like you have a much stronger need to protect a spouse than a more distant relative? If my spouse wins a million dollars, I basically win half a million of that. If my niece wins? Well, I'm happy for her, but I don't get anything.