One episode. Two tribal councils. Just like a puff, two of my bets went to Redemption Island. They will face Matt in a duel.
1) The Victims: Eliminating Mike and David were no surprise to me. I expected it. I was well-aware both of them are threats and they were outnumbered. But you know what irritated me most. Getting rid of them in back-to-back Tribal Councils was totally predictable. If not for immunity challenges and the paranoia drama around the camp, this episode created no impact and was not worth watching.
Things could have happened differently if only Matt voted against Grant in Episode 8. This was the one key moment that could have saved himself, Mike and David, right?
2) The Supreme Domination: The Ometepe 6 were strong because of Boston Rob. He controlled the way they make decisions. He could seem read what’s on their minds. He could easily take advantage of their ignorance. Did Andrea, Natalie, Ashley, Grant or Phillip think two of them can still win the title if Boston Rob will sit beside them? The answer is no. No one will probably vote for them. They only ride in Rob’s coattails and they allow Rob to control them, not the other way ’round. Last week, Natalie knocked down Mike. This week, Andrea won an individual immunity. This was quite an impressive achievement but I will be more impressed if they will make a stand.
Though, Natalie got an unbreakable bond with Rob. This alliance is sealed and even Ashley can break it. That’s why; Andrea might only the hope. It’s not still impossible for Andrea to stir this game in her hands. There still a chance; just not sure if she’ll take that risk of stopping Rob’s supreme domination.
3) The Delusional: If Phillip will win this season, it’s not because he acted as the specialist. It’s because Rob is taking him in the finals. He got no strategy since day one but to annoy his tribemates with his ambiguous reasoning.
Episode Rating: 5 of 10 stars
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