Polynesian Pete Report - Episode Ten
Scout's Big Plan
The Polynesian Pete Report is a weekly look at the political intrigue and alliance related trends occurring in the Alinta tribe. Who is wheeling? Who is dealing? And of course, who is reeling?
The reports continue to get shorter as we chop down the remaining survivors. I have to admit they would get short anyway with this group. Chris is playing, Ami is playing, and Scout tried to play. Otherwise, most everyone else is trying to go back under the radar realizing that soon they will be eating each other. I hope something good happens this week, because honestly, this season isnít very exciting from a game play standpoint, though I do give Ami huge credit (though undoubtedly not as much as she would give her smug self) for keeping the women in line this far into the game.
This week Ami remained in charge and she is certainly not looking to give that up anytime soon. As expected, Scoutís master plan to take down Eliza, followed by Ami, fizzled, and now she herself is likely in danger. What drama we will get out of this season will likely happen in the next two weeks. Basically, everyone knows that Ami is in control, and even more perplexing is that Scout and Twila both likely realize they are #6 and #5 on the chopping block, yet they have failed to utilize the male votes remaining to save themselves.
It is too late now though for Scout and Twila, as I am convinced Chris has his own deal in place with someone and the previews confirm that he is going to use Scoutís actions against her. Does that mean he will survive to the end? Maybe, but still very unlikely. Whomever he is working with likely sees him as a pawn that has to obey given his position in the game. I think Chris can weasel his way out of it, but it is long odds.
As for who Chris is working with, I still have to think it is Ami or Eliza. No one would suspect Ami of working with him, and I am quite sure Chris knows who the real boss of the ladies is. Just speculation on my part, as we have not yet been given an adequate explanation for his actions the last two weeks. I could be way off base. Maybe he is working with no one, and was just trying to ensure he was the last man left, and thus potentially safe.
Chris also played an interesting card this week when he claimed Sarge told him to vote for his ouster. It was clearly a lie, as Chris himself admitted. Chad reacted surprised, but didnít seem to pursue it beyond that point, probably because he was too busy trying to think of a way to save himself. However, I have to wonder why Chris made that statement. There was no need to say anything. The vote was not close in the previous tribal council, and not all votes were read, as far as we know. Therefore, he said it as part of strategy versus having to say it. If he cut a deal with someone, then he owed no explanation to Chad, who he would know is going next. Instead, he said it for the benefit of some group of women. Perhaps Twila? I am just not sure, but there is a lot going on with Chris that we just donít know yet.
Seems like a bit too much editing by MB and company to keep us in the dark. As a hypothetical, I would hate to find a similar result to that of Amazon where a survivor wins the most lopsided vote in the history of the game, and we have no idea how they won so easily because the editing covers up too much. I feel that is the track we are on here.
Twila behaved interestingly this week. She was openly rebuffed by Ami when asking about the vote, and yet she still wants to hang on tight to whatever Ami wants. She gave the reason that forcing a 4-4 tie would invoke the purple rock of doom, but do we know that? I do suspect that a tie breaker would not involve a comparison of previous votes, because I donít recall Jeff reading all the votes. However, they have used other methods, so assuming that the very unpopular purple rock solution would used is jumping to a big conclusion. Or perhaps Twila just wanted to get Scout back on board.
Speaking of Scout, she committed game suicide this week, and it is somewhat long overdue in my opinion. First, she decided to take a shot at Eliza then Ami without having all her votes locked in. She openly told Ami what the plan was (which may have been okay, since Leann heard the original plot), giving her time to get everyone back in line. Then she confirmed to Chad she would vote for Eliza just before tribal, meaning she will lose his vote if by some miracle she makes the final two. Ami has probably been hoping that someone would jump up and make themselves an obvious target besides Eliza, who has been loyal to her, so now I expect her to move against Scout soon.
Julie, Leann and Eliza are all under the radar right now, but they may notice that they have controlling interest in how the Scout/Ami conflict is resolved. I suspect all three would side with Ami against Scout, but anyone of them could organize the uprising against Ami that will likely occur the week after.
Leann is looking very strong for the final four.
I Guess That Didnít Work
Chad got the boot this week, spoiling my guess that he would outlast Chris. Chad and Chris supposedly had about 25 plans to get themselves out of this mess, but in the end, Chadís plan consisted of trusting Scout to save him. Bad plan.
Ami continues to look smug. Letís all hope for some twists and turns to get our attention back.
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