#Wow is all I can say from last night’s episode of Survivor. You can sense a definite switch of power now after last night’s tribal council. Now in all honesty, I wanted that Jason/Scot duo to be spilt. A week prior, it was Tai, Scot and Jason that had all the power even though they were down in numbers. Tai and Jason had idols and those idols can be merged into a “Super Idol” which could be played after the votes are read. When they did their whole fiasco showing their idols, it forced the majority alliance to vote out Debbie. I also thought that Jason and Scot were all cocky and arrogant after the merge and especially after Nick was voted out. Hiding the machete and other tools was not very smart game play. That was pretty much a “Russel Hantz” move pretty much solidifying they won’t win the game. You just can’t do that when you make camp life miserable for the tribemates and they turn around and vote who wins the game in the end. So with the duo broken up and power shifting within the tribe, I wrote down my ranking of the rest of the tribemates that has the most power. Starting with the least…
Poor Joe. I liked him in the beginning. It impressed me how intellectual and strong he was with the Brain tribe. With a FBI/Secret service background, I’d thought he would carefully plan his moves and have power in this game. I was wrong. He really doesn’t have any game play, he’s not doing so well in challenges and pretty much being taken for the ride. In my book, he’d be the perfect person to take to the end.
Michele is kind of in the same boat as Joe. She’s being taken along for the ride and she’s in the alliance with Cydney, Aubry and Joe but I’m not sensing any game play from her.
Lone wolf. No idol. His power went down after his buddy, Scot, was sent packing. Along with it, Jason’s idol. His cockiness and arrogance is what did it for him. You don’t trust anyone in this game (Tai). Maybe his only real partner left in this game is Julia. I’m sure Jason wants nothing more than to get rid of Tai or anyone in that alliance to stay in this game. If he and Julia can stir anything up at camp (I’m sure they will), he could end up sitting in the final 3…maybe only getting a few votes.
The bodybuilder is safe for another day but the power she has now went up just a little bit. She’s been entertaining to see for the most part. She broke her alliance with Scot and Jason which made them 2 gunning for her. Right now, being in that alliance with Joe, Michele, and Aubry has worked in her favor. If she can pull some people together and take out some threats in the game (Tai/Aubry/Jason), she could be the one walking away with the money but it won’t be an easy task.
The two timing castaway, I think, still has some good power remaining. At first, she was with the boys and then she wanted all votes to go to Tai last night. She was so hell bent to bring Jason and Scot to the end because Jason and Scot did nothing but annoy and disrupt the other cast mates. It’s not a bad reason, but now Scot is gone, plans need to change. Best bet for Julia is to align with Jason and pull other members to vote out Aubry and Tai because they have the most power now. If she brings Jason and Joe to the end, she could probably win this thing.
Just when I thought this might be the end for Aubry, Scot going home puts her in the power position. The way that she swayed Tai over to join her, makes her a powerful person now. She managed to get her inner people (Michele and Cydney) to vote for Scot along with Tai. She’s so good using her Brain to figure out how can she put herself in that power position and it’s worked! Now that she’s in the majority alliance, it puts her at the top and a threat to the game. She took out two threats in Scot and Debbie. If it were up to me, she’d win the million dollars right now.
Evil Tai didn’t stay loyal but he’s the new Sherriff in town. It was pretty sad to see that he didn’t stay loyal to Scot and not play the super idol. But, at the end of the day, this is a game. Tai is playing it beautifully. The name of the game is to create relationships that will put you further but cut up those that hurt your game. This is exactly what Tai did. His alliance with Scot and Jason helped him but he knew Scot had the better shot at beating him. He’s doing so many things right. He’s now at a good place with Aubry and in the alliance plus he has an idol in his back pocket and an extra vote to cast up to the final 5. He’s a threat. The tiny, Asian man is a threat! Lol. He has to be careful though because he has a strong to case to present to the jury why he should win sole survivor. If he doesn’t win the next immunity challenge, he will have to play his idol. He really isn’t safe. Trusting Aubry can only take him far because she will realize that he’s a threat too. If he and Aubry go to the final 3, it’ll be interesting to see which of the 2 will win because those both are playing smart games.
It should be a fun to see how the rest of this plays out!
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