1) Libertad’s On Fire: After a predictable episode last week, SURVIVOR NICARAGUA is back with an explosion any fan-addict would always remember. We saw how the fire devoured the Libertad camp and the whole accident was literally a hell, it’s hot, but you know what’s even hotter, the planning and all the scheming that went upside down.
Who could imagine Brenda would be the target after her reign in La Flor?
Brenda had the entire game in her fingers and she even called herself the King and Sash was her Queen (quite hilarious here). Strategy-wise, that’s a good thing, however, Brenda’s biggest downfall came when she lost the ability to control the unexpected. She probably miscalculated the ratio of uncertainty and in an instant, every little thing she owns collapsed right in front of her. Looking back, this was also the case with Yve. Things only get rough for Yve after the switch. Everyone was all over her and it was just too late to find an opening and escape.
2) Holly, back on board: Just one move for Holly and whoosh, she transformed herself from a quitter into a power player. No one could think Holly could rotate the entire course of the game. She was completely aware ousting Brenda was a risk and she needed to cross bridges to make it happen. She simply act what her plans are and inform the right people (Jane, Benry, Na’Onka) the details they exactly need to hear.
3) Na’Onka-Fabio Combination (???): The Na’Onka-Fabio conversation at Cerro Negro was what this game was all about. Na’Onka left her irrational emotions behind and of everyone, who would imagine she’s sharing a master plan with Fabio. (Sweet!) The plan was just in the right fit and Na’Onka made the right call by pulling Fabio away from Chase and Purple Kelly.
She and Fabio were playing an entertaining game (think of all the drama they went through) while the two remaining ex-La Flor were lost in a puzzlement world. Like I said in my previous post, Purple Kelly is simply a floater (existing but not deserving the title) while Chase was busy with himself and he was chasing nothingness. His paranoia (if he continues to use it against him) could eat him.
4) Physical Guns vs Mental Guns: Let’s go back with the facts first. Jane is 56-years-old while Benry and Chase are 24. Jane worked as a dog trainer while the two younger men are club promoter and professional athlete in car racing, respectively. The Splash Back Immunity Challenge, in which they need to hold a rope in order not to fall into the water, was ideally made for Benry and Chase who regularly enhance their guns inside the fitness gym. However, who would expect something 100% unexpected would happen?
Jane destroyed the egos of these two men and convincingly outplayed them even with cramp fingers. Call it luck, call it mental power, a win is a win no matter what angle you’ll view it and Jane won this challenge. It was an extraordinary win for her and no one could change that fact.
Episode Overall Rating: Just the episode I am waiting and for that, I am giving it 10 of 10 stars
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