Jeff Probst’s Fearless Predictions:
- COLBY: If he makes it to the end, he wins. Too many heroes on the jury that have too much animosity for the Villains. Despite not earning it, Colby could soon be a millionaire.
- SANDRA: She has to make it to the end with Russell and/or Parvati to have any chance. Jerri and Colby will both beat her.
- PARVATI: Could become the first two-timer winner. She’s that good and has played that good of a game.
- RUSSELL: Could become first time back-to-back loser. He’s that good and that despised. For Russell to win it will take a jury that appreciates great game play and let’s go of the social, which Russell simply doesn’t have. One thing is for sure, he won’t have JT’s vote. Probably won’t have Rupert’s either.
- JERRI: I think Jerri has a very good shot to win this. If she gets to the final with the right person/people she just might get rewarded for all of her growth and overall pretty decent strategic game play.
I have to agree with Probst’s Predictions. It all makes sense and looks like he really knows what he is talking about. No one has gotten so close with the castaways except for Probst. Only this man has witnessed how hungry, broke and how pissed off they are with each other.
If there’s anyone who acted a HERO and at the same time a VILLAIN in the show, it was Jeff Probst. He is the soul and heart of SURVIVOR who manages to put much pressure on each castaway during Reward & Immunity Challenges and Tribal Councils.
Parvati won the Immunity Challenge (A repeat of SURVIVOR GABON’s Episode 8 IC and Matty outlasted Bob to win it for his tribe, Fang). Oh Yeah! This is the right time for another celebration, right? This woman continues to amaze me. Parvati was struggling, clearly not in a good shape during her showdown with Rupert, but Parvati always find a way to fight and flirt her way to success. How HOT is that?
- Chances of Winning: I honestly don’t know. Parvati played so well this season. She did not allowed herself to be devoured by every ‘shaky’ things around and she kept her emotions always in check. Of course, Russel and Danielle were a big part of her survival. But the moment that she cruised into the final five by securing an immunity necklace is what I call “her highest high.” (49/51)
Jerri tried her very best to win this episode’s reward challenge. Her level of confidence went uphill while teaming up with her sister. This was a sweet triumphed for Jerri and I was certain that by choosing Parvati and Sandra to go with her, Jerri has already shifted her loyalty to the girls.
- Chances of Winning: Jerri is the dark horse. She was making good choices and those choices never let her down. Win or lose, this is going to be a remarkable run for Jerri. And don’t forget, she won her first immunity necklace during this season. (50-50)
I wanted Russel Hantz to win the reward challenge. I was looking forward seeing his wife get more airtime. I was pretty certain Melanie has a lot of juicy things to say in front of the camera. Yet, that’s fine. Even with a loss, Russel still tried his best to control the group. He sealed a handshake with Rupert and even asking Sandra if she’s with him or against him. That moment was insanely funny! It’s hard to believe that Russel was allowing himself to beg for survival.
- Chances of Winning: Without a doubt, Russel is the most aggressive competitor in History. He survived various roadblocks along the way by making those castaways (Tyson and JT) looked dumb. When this season began, it was not a surprise that he wanted to backstab Parvati. Yet, this plan was never realized for only one reason: Parvati is always in a powerful position whenever Russel attempted a blindside. One more thing, Russel can easily sail his way to the finals but he is the one who’ll get a hard time to get a vote. Russel hurt the jury members so bad. (45-55)
Sandra’s social game was going in the right direction. She made it clear that she was against Russel still, she chose to play her hidden idol even when she’s safe. In this case, I agree with what Probst wrote in his blog:
“Sandra’s decision to play the idol will have consequences. Had she not played it, nobody would have ever known. By deciding to play it she revealed that she had kept a secret from everybody in her alliance and everybody in the game. Curious to see how that plays out, but it was a big, risky and ultimately wise move.”
- Chances of Winning: Perhaps, Sandra needs to rise on the top of her game to deserve to be labeled as ‘Sole Survivor.’ One decent win in an immunity challenge is all enough. If winning a challenge is not near to possibility, she’ll have to dig deep to make it into the final. Once there, it’s time to address the jury (in a smart way) and she’ll seal a memorable victory. (51/49)
Colby could not win a challenge. He regularly screams at his elder brother during the reward challenge due to frustration and was the first one out during the immunity challenge. Was this real? Is that the “real” Colby or is it simply a strategy?
- Chances of Winning: The game is not yet done. Two immunity challenges are on the way and if Colby manages to ace it, that’s a BIG PLUS in the jury’s box. Only one problem though: As the sole representative of the Heroes tribe, Colby might be carrying a lot of pressure on his back. Is he mentally strong to survive it? (51/49)
Finale is coming. May 17, 2010