Survivor Insights 98: Redemption Island: Black & White (Episode 10)

Julie is down, whos next?

1) Phillip vs Steve: When an episode of SURVIVOR goes predictable, there’s always a chaos to be expected around the camp. It’s a type of chaos that’s hard to put down and kept buzzing in your head until you don’t have any clue why it happened. This occurred to me. It’s hard to find a rational explanation why Phillip had a “rice war” with Steve and out of the blue, the argument got personal and the “black-and-white-race-card” was put in line. It looked like Phillip was no longer in control of his emotions and start to say things that were not related in the issue.

I am not sure if either Phillip made all that up to get more airtime or he just felt so hungry. It seems hard to stage that scene and the truth is; I saw raw emotions. Those were real. Phillip got hurt. Steve got confuse with the accusations Phillip was throwing at him. To me, Phillip’s accusations were not true and I felt bad for him for saying the words he could regret after.

2) David, First Jury Member: At last, someone was already sitting in the jury box and David was that person. David’s strategy to stay calm during the three-person-duel did not work for him. Although David’s tower showed no signs of falling, Mike and Matt were way faster than him. Mike took his chances and continued to stack wooden tiles although his tower went shaky. As a result, Mike finished the tower first followed by Matt. Both of these men would stay and will face Julie in the next duel.

***I seem to know what will happen and I want Julie to pull an upset***

To be honest, I don’t dislike Redemption Island but now that it’s merge and finale is coming in three weeks, this new concept overkills the show. I want it end.

3) The Immunity Challenge: The episode’s immunity challenge was ideally made for Boston Rob. Puzzles were his expertise and as expected, he aced it. With a hidden idol inside his pocket, an unbreakable alliance behind him and a big chance to dominate back-to-back-to-back immunity challenges, Boston Rob is only a thread away for a spot in the finals.

Episode Rating: 6 of 10 stars

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