To return evil for good is devilish; to return good for good is human; to return good for evil is Divine - Alistair Begg
By comparison, Rob's team is much weaker physically, and they're not looking so good mentally right now either. That might make Rob seem more like someone they need to keep around and it might make it easier for Rob to manipulate them, but if they can't win challenges or start fracturing too much internally, it's going to be very difficult for him to do much of anything.
At this point in the game, like it or not, Rob's team needs to keep him around. Vote him out and you lose both strength and experience in the challenges. Keep losing challenges and you go into the merge down in numbers and you're history.
And what is up with all the pink/fuscia undies this season?? How long will we have to wait before they start handing out some new ones? Phillip's are already stretched and saggy and at some point I expect the CBS blur will have to follow him around everywhere he goes. Can't they at least make sure these people wear proper undies that will stay PUT?
Great episode all around!
I do wish that the whole "redemption island" thing had been kept a secret though - you wouldn't find out until you take the long walk off into the dark. Jeff comes to you and says, "Nope, no food and snuggly bed for you tonight - there's a new twist. . . . "
That way if someone is blindsided or voted off with some bad feelings, it could come back to bite you a little harder if they make it back in the game. This way, the thought that they could come back is sure to affect the choices and moves that get made.
I like this first ep too. Can't stand Phillip, what a jerk.
I don't follow what you guys mean by the "what if" moments... I must have missed that. Was it during a commercial break? My DVR skips commercials so that would explain it.
Other than "what if" I loved last night; best Survivor in ages. And while I don't know about the Redemption Island deal, I actually like having rob and Russell back. It seems to me that the others would be better off just not worrying too much about those two, and play the game. I thought it was funny that the three who were in the automatic alliance against Rob turned out to be dumb, dumber, and dumbest, with NONE able to keep a secret, or their mouths shut! If Phillip was an agent, he must have always been the one that played "bad cop'. What a tool. And sure, maybe people needed some advice, but he does NOT know how to give it. And if he actually did any work, I overlooked it.
I have found the Truth and it doesn't make sense.
Phillip = the Maxwell Smart of Survivor: Redemption Island.
And I have to say that Fuzzy Blob Man is really letting us down. Get to work, man! No one wants to see Phillip's droopy drawers!
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Hey Tilden. I am with you being annoyed about their clothing. It is really irritating seeing these people arriving in suits and high heels. They should know after all these years Survivor has been on that they could be whisked to the location at any time. From the moment you left your house to participate, wouldn't you make sure you were always wearing comfortable, sturdy, useful Survivor attire?? I don't care if the producers told me we were going to a formal dinner party. I wouldn't go anywhere wearing anything other than full-on competition clothing.Originally Posted by Tilden
And thanks for reminding me about Marine Mike. So they have Farmer Ralph, Football Steve, and Marine Mike. That's a lot of muscle to try to beat in physical challenges.
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"Most of us go through life with blinders on. Knowing only that little station to which we were born. But you madam, have had the... rare privilege of escaping your bonds for just a spell. To see life from an entirely new perspective. How you choose to use that information is entirely up to you." -- Andrew to Joanna in Overboard