Survivor Insights 114: South Pacific – Prince Albert (Episode 12)
December 4, 2011
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1) All Comes Well for the Prince – This was not referring to genital piercing but it’s about the renaissance episode of Albert Destrade. All his past mistakes and his “camp laziness” won’t matter the moment he won an individual immunity necklace for the first time, gave up his reward for Coach & Cochran and topping it all, he decided to stick with the alliance. Have a closer look to the situation and you realize that by voting out Cochran instead of Rick, Albert covertly sent a message to Coach that he’s worth keeping than Edna. That’s why; if anyone goes to Redemption Island next week, it should be Edna if she won’t win immunity.
Albert won an immunity just at the right time but I am still wondering why he and Sophie could not have the power to dethrone Coach. Why they can’t blindside him or make him think his days are numbered? The finish line is almost there and time is running out so fast. I know that any of them can’t beat the Dragon Slayer once the jury buys his philosophical arguments.
2) John “Fairplay” Cochran – Was he related to Johnny Fairplay? Was he playing this game really hard and all his hardwork simply collapse at him? Probably yes. Cochran made up a story that he’s celebrating his birthday in two days (not that worse compared with Jon Fairplay’s lie in seventh season) and lucky for him, Albert gave up his reward for him. This strategy spoke volumes. Albert gave in to his lie and that might instantly mean Albert would be loyal to him.
This was not the case though. It showed that Albert gave his reward to Cochran to let him know he’s going home. On a nicer note, it’s either he wanted a vote from Cochran if he makes the final three or Albert just wanted Cochran to feel well, be confident and take Ozzy down in the next duel.
Cochran’s exit also meant that we’ll have a duel next week. I’ll say it again: D-U-E-L. It’s finally a duel and not a three-way or four-way duel. If in any case Cochran will overpower a high-spirited Ozzy, even it’s too impossible (if it’s a strength game) or too possible (if it’s a mind game), this will be the most unforgettable upset since Matt beat Russel Hantz, right?
3) Episode Rating: This is an entertaining episode after a recap so I’m giving it 9 of 10 stars! The episode’s duel, which Parvati won against Colby in HvV, was given. Ozzy wins. The editing simply tried to make us feel inspired before Dawn and Whitney burn their buffs. It was the most revealing Tribal Council of the season. It was even a tricky edit and I was also convinced Rick would go home.
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