1) Ozzy, RU Kidding Me? – With an assumption that there will be a merge the next day, Ozzy did one of the biggest and boldest moves in SURVIVOR History. Unfortunately it was one of the most stupid strategies in history. The strategy to vote himself out and give himself 50-50 chance to return on the game is even more horrible than what JT did in Heroes vs Villains.
Back in HvH, JT decided to hand out his hidden idol to someone who he thought was a friend but ended up digging his own grave. In this season, Ozzy volunteered to eliminate himself even when his tribe needs him the most. He’s more concerned about Christine than focus on what can happen with his tribe should they compete in a challenge without him.
2) If Ain’t Broke, Don’t Fix it – He’s trying to fix something unbroken is what Ozzy’s biggest mistake. You see, he played this game three times. He played the most powerful game in Cook Island but got screwed in his return in Fans vs. Favorites. In his third, it only appears Ozzy played his worst season.
Watching his scene with Cochran made me laugh. I can’t figure out why he’s so paranoid about Christine when he’s 100% safe with his tribe. If he thinks he could end Christine’s streak, that’s good for him, but if this “assumed” merge will not happen as what he predicted, that’s very bad for him as well as for his tribe.
Not only that, he also gave his hidden idol to Cochran of everyone else in his tribe. With this move, Ozzy made Cochran the most powerful player whether a merge will happen or not. With the idol inside his pocket, it’s now possible for Cochran, Jim and Dawn to vote-off or blindside Ozzy should he return.
Cochran is one of my personal bets and I can see him playing a “dirtier” game. Inside this nerd kid is The Brain that can create a masterful plan you or I must not have seen yet.
3) Bye Mikayla, The Streaking Christine! – It’s hurting to see Mikayla go. She was even crying as she tossed her buff in the fire. This cry is not a sign of weakness at all. It’s rather an indication of really wanting it. Mikayla is one of the most competitive and fittest women I have seen on the show and it’s kinda clear she’s willing to play this game again if given a second chance. In fact, there’s only one flaw in her game: not having the right numbers on her side. She was with Albert and Sophie but being in a tight three alliance is useless if she failed to secure Rick.
Mikayla is out of the picture for good, that’s life, and I can’t do anything but give my kudos to a well-deserved win for Christine. Their duel was the most toughest duel yet. It does not only involve the ability to focus and solve a puzzle but it also involves running. Mikayla was not easy to be up against too. Mikayla is young, does not give up and she could have win this duel if only she got her puzzle right the first try.
It’s Christine vs. Ozzy next week. I want Christine to win, who’s yours?
4) Immunity/Reward Challenge – It seems Upolu tribe is still going strong without Mikayla. The challenge was again so close and it’s down to the blindfolded pairs (Ozzy & Whitney vs. Albert & Sophie). Anything could have happened at this moment considering the pairs must only rely on their sense of touch to solve the puzzle. Upolu won and enjoyed the Adam Sandler’s upcoming film Jack & Jill.
Episode Rating: 10 of 10 stars; This episode taught me to not assume so much. If you’ll make assumptions, make sure it’s right and reasonable.