I keep not being home on Thursdays to enjoy commenting with you! gah. Thank God for VCRs.
This edition of Survivor more than any other seems to be showing that the political game is king.
Neither tribe has made the choices that will keep them out of tribal council - Lopevi booting the strongest, most nimble men and Yasur keeping Scout who has proven to be a liability both mentally and physically. Granted, Lopevi doesn't have as much to worry about because the differences between the men are not as vast as the differences between the women. If the tribes were mixed, booting someone like JP would be a complete nimrod move.
I liked JP, he was crafty but got some bad luck in that Sarge decided to keep Rory around, especially when you look at how they have performed in the challenges.
As for Scout - that was the only smart thing Eliza has said so far. Why are they keeping her? She is a challenge liability, both physically and mentally. She is not pulling her weight where it really counts. But Yasur is so busy trying to cement their political alliances, it doesn't seem to matter. So politically, Scout is doing very well.
At least the hardworking alliances are on top so far.
John K's choice of Ami was excellent. Some might beg to differ, but choosing Ami was great. Assuming that Lopevi wins the next immunity challenges, Ami is an excellent choice because she is almost guaranteed to make the merge and his youthful head is on the chopping block. I hope that he's there when the merge occurs, so that a good mixup in alliances can occur. He will be looking to jump ship and the women will need male allies. He and Brady will be able to be that - but only if Lopevi keeps winning immunity. So, go Lopevi!
That's all for now.