I'm so happy that Cochran was voted out! I was sure he was going to be kept around because everyone would want to take him to the finals, knowing he wouldn't get any votes from jury members. I know Cochran's not totally out of the game yet but I don't see him beating Ozzy at a Redemption Island challenge unless it's a mental challenge, a quiz to remember who did what, which Survivor was most likely to say what, Survivor/South Pacific trivia, etc.
Cochran played the same "poor pitiful me" card as he did to get in good graces with Coach's tribe. Telling Jeff he had been used. Heck, Cochran, you were the one who went to their tribe, offering to throw your own tribe under the bus. They didn't come to you with the offer of keeping you around in exchange for you eliminating your tribe. Why should they owe you anything now???
Sorry, but I don't see Cochran as the victim he wants to portray himself as. He's really just a failed villain. He wants to make power moves but lacks the finesse to pull it off and when it blows up in his face, he blames the people he was trying to dupe, trying to make them the aggressors and himself the duped innocent.
I hope Ozzy wipes the floor with Cochran so there's no chance in him coming back into the game. Or, if by some incredible chance Cochran gets back in the game, I hope he's voted out again right away.
I find it amazing that at the beginning of this season, Coach's tribe didn't seem too keen on him joining them but now, he's probably the most secure person in the game! His name hasn't come up at tribal council as far as I remember. He's in a very good spot to go all the way to the end.
I'm not sure who to root for yet. I like Sophie. I liked Albert better before this last episode. Him laying around doing nothing at camp and extinguishing their campfire certainly didn't show him in his best light. I would be ok with Coach winning. I don't want Rick to win because he hasn't seemed to do much this season. He's riding coattails and staying in the shadows rather than influencing the course of the game. I think contestants should work harder than that to earn the prize. Brandon is the person I least want to win. He's so squirrely, he might just use the prize money to fund some wacko group's activities, like a society to attack women who tempt men with their bodies (even when they're really not).
He said how important it was to do well at challenges, which was a big reason he was avoiding any scut work at camp. I was impressed at how buff he seemed, followed by a shot of the terribly gaunt Coach.I liked Albert better before this last episode. Him laying around doing nothing at campI think Rick has been so edited out of the game there is no chance that he made it to F3. And if he did, then shame on the production staff.I don't want Rick to win because he hasn't seemed to do much this season. He's riding coattails and staying in the shadows rather than influencing the course of the game.LOLOLBrandon is the person I least want to win. He's so squirrely, he might just use the prize money to fund some wacko group's activities, like a society to attack women who tempt men with their bodies (even when they're really not).
I cringed when Cochran talked (repeatedly) about the tribe 'owing him' for saving them. This, from a student of the game? Surely he knows that when it comes right down to it, nobody owes anybody when playing this game. They used you, but you also used them to get revenge on your tribe. And then to play the "it's my birthday so please be nice and keep me" card was absolutely a desperate last move that got him a massage but that's about it.
I agree with Pikachu - Cochran is so desperate to make the power move, he didn't think about long-term and how it could backfire on him. Sure, he didn't have to pull a rock, but he also went out in a worse position than if he had stuck with his own tribe. I know many think he would have been out 6th anyway so 7th isn't that bad, but I still firmly believe that if he had thought about it and put his disgust at his tribe's behaviour aside, he could have worked with Jim and Dawn to take out Ozzy and possibly get to the end. There was room to move, he just didn't sit back, keep his mouth shut to Coach, and try to figure out all the angles, IMO.
Well they got rid of Cochran, so when Brandon and Ozzy leave( if they leave) .There won't be many left to like or dislike .I think Sophie ( who did nothing, nor did she say anything for weeks) is boring.
Not the type I would hang with , too dull imo. But, who knows if she will last. My GF calls her the lump, for her seemingly lack of oomph! but she believes she will end up in the final 3.zzzzzzzz.I dont blame the game for anything, editing, yes, very crafty as to manipulate as to how we think. They all know the game and what they might be portrayed as when they sign up.
I mentioned the above players as they get more camera time, the reason being they have something to say (can you imagine a survivor full of Ricks? )
Last night when Brandon was crying and going on and on about how he struggles with good and evil...I swear that kid is a serial killer in the making. He is so unbalanced. For most of us, being good isn't a challenge. We have our moments, but the good wins out more often than not. He's so conflicted and has something dark in him, obviously. Honestly, I'd be a little bit afraid of him. If (when) he snaps, it won't be pretty.
I hate when the cops throw me in the back of the squad car ....like they didnít hear me call shotgun.
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I really think Brandon has been taught to believe any little error in judgement puts his moral soul at risk. He is just struggling too hard with what is basically human nature (to make mistakes, to have lapses in judgement, to screw up). He seems so very young to me, when I see him get so worked up at TC. I wish he weren't on this show, and I am really irritated at the producers for putting him on basically because of his troll Uncle.
In his weekly Q&A, Dalton Ross (EW blogger) asked Jeff about Brandon's, um, shall we say, seeming instability. Jeff said:
"There was never any concern about Brandon becoming violent to himself or others."
Jeff Probst on episode 12 of 'Survivor: South Pacific' | Inside TV | EW.com
I guess it worked out in Survivor world, but it would not surprise me at all to hear about an "ex-survivor contestant" snapping in the real world. That young man needs serious help.
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