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We've got the exclusive first few minutes of the 'Survivor 43' season premiere, and there are some production surprises along the way.
That's because Elie the clinical psychologist worked her wiles on him. She, Ryan, Sami, and Cody really stood out as smart players, although Cody is too out there to last long. I figure since they are being featured this early in the game, none of them will last .I watched it yesterday since I worked Wednesday night. A bunch of decent people worth rooting for this time around, I like how we get to know the survivors more these days, their backgrounds and such. Good on the guy who chose not to use his immunity idol, although he didn't do his shot in the dark either after saying that he was going to.
But the female alliances that have lasted--the Black Widows and One World--are the seasons the show uses as models to teach newbies how to play the game.And smart of the girls to try to keep strength around this early in the game in how they voted. I doubt that any female alliance is going to last, it seems like they never do.
I thought it was interesting that Noelle thought her chances of being voted out were pretty high (at least that's more or less what she said at Tribal Council) but she chose to roll the dice and save her advantage anyway. Dwight must have been really sure of Jesse and Cody in spite of the last vote. I thought it was a done deal when Jesse was crying on the beach, but you never know.Was late watching this week's episode, but GO NOELLE! She may not be everyone's cup of tea, but she is one of the more badass women to be on this show IMO. I hope she can go far. Good that all of the votes were for Nneka, she seemed like a nice lady, but was over her head.
Always amusing how people being voted out assume it was because they were a "threat" instead of they were unstable.
Heh at watching Geo's smug smirk fade away as he realized that he wasn't running anything at all.The breakdown had Lindsay voting for Geo, Geo voting for Cassidy, and everyone else voting for Lindsay, so Geo was out of it too.
I thought it was again their strategy to weaken the blue tribe, which had the most members remaining at that point. It would be bad for the red tribe if the blue tribe continued to keep their numbers intact, and bad for yellow too.Really enjoying this season so far! I thought red tribe helping out yellow tribe in the immunity challenge was rather brilliant, would have liked to hear them talk about it but I'm assuming they saw the opportunity to make the yellow tribe grateful for saving them, thus setting up a larger alliance for merge because there always seem to be a few players at least who want to stick with their original tribe.
Eat them? Because they’ve been starving since they didn’t have flint or fish or anything except coconut.Also thought the reward challenge was very interesting. If it were me, much as I'd need the protein and food, what are 4 people supposed to do with 10 fresh fish?
I wanted to see the red tribe’s reaction to Cody’s haul, too. Oh well.would have liked to see red's reaction when Cody came back with all that stuff, and more of what went into helping out yellow. The pre-TC stuff for blue tribe was actually a bit boring, we don't really know them yet, no loss of whoever's going, let's move forward.
But they didn't have flint, so they would have had to have eaten the fish raw. I'm with Noelle on that one.Eat them? Because they’ve been starving since they didn’t have flint or fish or anything except coconut.
Yeah, that would have been interesting.I wanted to see the red tribe’s reaction to Cody’s haul, too. Oh well.
Oh, no, I agree, with no flint they’d have to eat the fish raw. But I thought the original thought was what would they do with 10 fish, meaning so many, as opposed to what would they do with raw fish.But they didn't have flint, so they would have had to have eaten the fish raw. I'm with Noelle on that one.
I don’t think it‘s happened before either.I also thought it was interesting that Jeff said they could trade their reward for any other reward that had been won to date. I don't think that's ever happened before? I'll bet a lot of future contestants took note of that little tidbit.
I thought at the time it might have been the better option for Noelle. She hopped on one leg through the section following so I think there were some limitations to the prosthetic leg she wore for that challenge?Trying to remember if Ryan actually told anyone he threw it. Husband wondered if he only told the camera that because he totally blew it and wanted to sound strategic. Doubt that, but what an enormously stupid move.
One thing that interested me was in the challenge, when two teams went up and over the pile of sticks, but red team went under it. Smart move, more thinking outside the box, I'm guessing by Cody but then again some years you get to the end and someone else claims they masterminded everything. Noted that the red tribe got pretty much zero air time this week, so their day is coming.
And definitely post merge will be interesting. These treks they send them on - remember way back they used to do that? Pick one person from each tribe and they'd go off for a day or night? Something interesting usually came of it. There's also Cody's raid of the blue tribe, and the red team helping the yellow team get through a challenge - lots to talk about, potential allies, but also potential enemies.
I thought the same and kind of thought she might have told them it would be easier for her to go under than to try and climb through the sticks; she would be able to push herself that way and wouldn't be as likely to get tangled.I thought at the time it might have been the better option for Noelle. She hopped on one leg through the section following so I think there were some limitations to the prosthetic leg she wore for that challenge?
Agree with all of the above. With all that switching around before TC the last time and then there being nearly zero discussion this time because none of the idols/advantages seemed to be a factor, I now have no idea who has what and from who and how long they are valid. I really wish they'd offer us more on that front, or that whoever's contributing to the Wiki page would add a chart, but maybe they just want us to pay attention or something.I am that Jesse has Jeanine's idol and no one knows. Finally, someone is keeping his mouth shut! But why did Dwight give it to him? I know Jesse said that Dwight was getting paranoid before tribal, but still--if Dwight was paranoid, why didn't he play it?
Jeanine was looking positively skeletal, so at least she will get to be fed at Ponderosa.
I really thought Ryan would go. I liked him at first, but he is clueless and should be aware that no one wants fish enough to keep him to the end.
Dwight gave it to him, which was originally Jeanine's. No one else knew about it as far as has been shown, and I imagine that there are some people who have wandered off looking for idols but it doesn't make the telecast.I liked this last episode a lot too and was glad that James was voted out. And boy, did he look mad about it. Noelle was brilliant. I like Cody too.
I remember someone gave their idol to Jesse for safekeeping when they were worried about James’ advantage. Did that person get voted out subsequently? I’m wondering if they’re still there why they haven’t asked for it back, or told everyone else that it exists and Jesse has it.
Cody gave Jesse his idol and he is still in the game. They haven't shown anything yet about Cody asking for it back, the only thing I can guess is that he was having Jesse hold it until James and his Knowledge is Power advantage was gone and Cody may ask for it back now.I remember someone gave their idol to Jesse for safekeeping when they were worried about James’ advantage. Did that person get voted out subsequently? I’m wondering if they’re still there why they haven’t asked for it back, or told everyone else that it exists and Jesse has it.