THE UNEXPECTED: This is crazy. I seriously didn’t see it coming. Even after Laura suggested to eliminate Allie, I still thought it’s Shamar who’d go home. When Probst read the votes at 4-4, I still assumed it’s still Shamar. I was hoping for something good but when the final vote was read and it wasn’t Shamar, poof, I simply out of words to describe how it felt. Unfortunately, I’m also down to my 5 first impression bets.
ALLIE IS HOT, that’s the truth, and I don’t even care if she flirted with Reynold. The flirting won’t change the truth anyway.
I have not seen enough of Allie – that’s the other sad truth. Even her moment of going against Corrine and Malcolm in last week’s pilot wasn’t enough. All her confessionals were average and geez, I couldn’t remember something special.
Truth hurts, yes, and I can no longer do anything to change the entire episode. It hurts saying it but I have to – Bye Allie.
There are still twelve episodes I’ll need to watch and I’m moving on. I’m staying positive for the season and I still sense one positive light in all of these, I’m going to remember Allie as a bigger threat than Eddie and Hope. Those six-people in alliance which composed of Sherri, Laura, Julia, Matt, Michael and Shamar were, for clear reasons, couldn’t vote out Reynold, who was seriously playing a game too. He wants to win it and it’s hard blaming him for not giving the idol to Allie.
THE BAD: The NEW “Stealth R Us Alliance” was born! It consisted of Phillip as The Specialist, Cochran as The Intelegencia Attaché, Malcolm as The Enforcer, Andrea as The Eliminator, Corrine as The Dominatrix and Dawn as The True Grit.
I was laughing hard while watching this scene. Yes, it’s good for ratings. It’s absolutely funny. Strategy-wise, I don’t know. Was it a bad moment for Phillip to label the members of his “Stealth R Us” alliance? Was it necessary? Was it all for fun? Or, was it annoying for some who are not part of it?
THE GOOD: All the luck in the world went to Bikal. There were some moments of camp drama. Dawn was hurt and Brandon kept repeating to himself he can play this game just like his uncle. Yet, all those drama were out the window during the combined reward-immunity challenge. The favorites were unstoppable. They played the challenge beyond what physical strength and power could do. They chose the right people for each stage (plunge, pull and pop) and they made sure these people excel in what they would do.
THE STANDOUT: Edit-wise, it’s nice to see the Fans lost. It’s their moment to determine who’s playing smart and who’s playing just to have fun. Clearly, by finding the hidden immunity idol without a clue, Reynold was all in serious business. He may have not escaped Laura’s observant eyes yet, he found himself in a position in which he got the ability to bring the game to another level.
Laura played her card by eliminating Allie. That still hurts but it’s brilliant. I could sense Laura felt confident that she’s with the numbers and she thought it’s the right time for her to step up.
MY EPISODE RATING: 10 of 10 stars!
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