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    Quote Originally Posted by echo226 View Post
    I don't recall his first season bio ... but ... I thought the comment about "being accomplished liar with woman" was sort of a great one-liner ... an attempt at joking, that is..
    I never read the bios and for that reason alone I didn't know about the OJ reference until that season and people here started referencing it. Even if I had read it ahead of time I still go by what I see in front of me. Granted they can edit things to make everyone appear the way they want, but they must have given a good edit to Malcolm his first season because I liked him from the beginning and still do.

    I look at the game of Survivor for what it really is and that is to outlast, outplay and outwit everyone else. I know that everyone lies in this game and is part of being Survivor. We saw last season how hard that was for Lisa and why she didn't feel that she was the type of person who could really play the game. When she had her visit from her brother she realized that she had been wrong and his visit made her realize she needed to start playing the game.

    I still like Malcolm and I keep remembering last season when they went to the village to bring gifts to those children. I remember how natural and loving Malcolm was and those are the things that make me like him. Yes, he is very good looking, but it is not just his good looks that make me think he is a kind and decent young man. Anyway, jmho.
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    I thought it was a cheeky comment, made with a grin, from a guy who probably doesn't have any trouble with the ladies. I didn't take it as a serious reference to his character.
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    Quote Originally Posted by spockwhat View Post
    I'm questioning Malcolm's intelligence at the moment. Making an alliance of four reeks of a move made earlier in the season by the tool, Reynold. Malcolm did not do enough to secure even those four since Erik flipped out. In that way, he did even worse than Reynold (at least Reynold was sure of his good looking alliance).
    I don't think Malcolm really cares about his alliance being good looking, young or "cool" - he did after all align himself with an older lady last season and they did really well together. From what I could tell, he found out early on that Reynold had a HII and figured that since the young guys always get targeted after the merge, why not surround himself with the other threats, in the hopes that they will get picked off before him, his social skills might take him further, or his other alliance (which we did not see him publicly break with at all - all this was meant to be on the sly - and it WAS until Corrine told Dawn who told Cochran!) would see him through. He was trying to hedge his bets and it could have worked well if Corrine could have kept her mouth shut for just one more day AND if he had (obviously) made it clear to Eric what was going on. Maybe he did, and Eric decided (wisely as it turns out) to stick with his original Faves alliance for the time being. But I think we would have seen footage of that if it had occurred.

    So yes, Malcolm didn't have Eric as much as he thought he did. But I don't blame him for trying to expand his gameplay to give him more options, since you just KNOW he would be the first of the favourites to be voted off once the time came. Young guy, challenge threat, great social skills, and not a dummy. Yup, his days are/were numbered.
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    Re: Malcolm - Caramoan (Favorite)

    I'll clarify, it's not who Malcolm was making an alliance with, it's that he made an alliance of four. It was about numbers. I assume he also thought he'd have Corrine (he did), but that's still only 5. He just didn't work hard enough to secure others who could be helpful. He was on the tribe with Brenda and Andrea, yet we didn't see Malcolm try to work them in. My guess is if he had worked on those two girls earlier (with his core of 3 or 4) burly guys, we may have seen a different outcome.
    I just think that sitting on an alliance of 4 or 5 is kind of dim... in a Reynold sort of way.

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    Malcolm might have thought (I would have agreed), that Brenda and Andrea were more likely going to end up back with The Specialist, or at least would be difficult to trust. So I saw the four as the start of an alliance he would try to expand after the merge.

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    Yeah, the young women aren't that dumb, they've played the game before. They know what happens when you get 4 guys, 2 (weaker) women in an alliance--assuming no one forms a two person alliance cross sex that is. Post merge no one wants the strong men to stay.

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    True. Plus Andrea has proven she is strategic, and seems close to Phillip. I'm sure Malcolm realized she was a lost cause. Brenda though, is definitely someone he might have approached, or at least made sure Eric was a lock and had him approach her. BUT as you say, any woman (well, besides Corrine who apparently thought she would be the Queen Bee amongst all the young guys and her "Gay") would be stupid to go into an arrangement like that. Unless of course Malcolm told her the meatheads were just filler for now. Who knows. Definitely Sherri was a lost cause as well, since she and Reynold/Eddy hate each other.

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    Re: Malcolm - Caramoan (Favorite)

    Yeah, the young women aren't that dumb, they've played the game before. They know what happens when you get 4 guys, 2 (weaker) women in an alliance--assuming no one forms a two person alliance cross sex that is. Post merge no one wants the strong men to stay.
    Then I'm not sure he knew what he was trying to accomplish by aligning with the three guys. If you can get together with 3 other people, but no one else would ever want to join you (except Corinne and Michael) how is that a brilliant plan? It's not. He could have tried allying with Erik, and worked to keep Reynold and Eddie safe for the time being, until that alliance seemed doable. At this point, it wasn't. I guess, on paper, it seemed like a good plan for Malcolm to be with the other strong guys to avoid being a target... but if you think it through, it doesn't work.

    I hold onto the theory that Malcolm, though sweet, good looking, and a formidible challenge contender, is not the sharpest knife in the drawer. I think rather than going back to Corinne, despite the fact she knew he has the idol, he could have tried his hand with Phillip, (the FIVE strongest guys and all that, lol). As long as Phillip doesn't reveal he is with the strong guys, he could perhaps wrangle a couple of votes (sherri for one) to keep their alliance strong until a few more people are voted out.

    Eh, it's all conjecture. But I think Malcolm made a bad move here. The opposite of what you did to get to the final two on your previous season is not a good idea.

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    And lets not forget that Malcolm has a huge advantage over all the other favorites: NONE of them saw how he played his season but he was able to watch them on their previous seasons and has some idea if they are super loyal, athletic, cunning, etc...

    He definitely should have approached Brenda--she sees herself as a super attractive, super intelligent woman and as a good looking male he could have certainly exploited the grandiose view she has of herself...
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    I think Malcolm got cut at the F4 last time, no? His alliance mates, while no slouches at competitions, knew he outranked them on physical challenges, AND that he was pretty much universally liked by the jury. So, it makes sense to try something else to get into the F3 or F2 where that charm can work. Sadly this doesn't seem to have been the right choice... and I'm having trouble thinking of something that would really work for him.

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