Survivor Insights 95: “Don’t Get Too Confident” (Episode 7)

1) David Survives: Having the confidence is a good thing. There is a need for you to feel confident in anything you do. Whether you’re a student, a businessman, a host, a tennis player, a football player, you need to learn how to have confidence to be successful. That’s how David escaped the boot. He felt confident but at the same time, he knew it’s time for him to scramble and be a hard worker around the camp to save his skin.

Two thumbs up for his argument in Tribal Council!

David certainly knew how to protect himself by saying the right words in order to be heard. His argument did not sound so rehearsed unlike the last episode.

Sarita, on the other hand, chose to be too confident. She trusted her alliance a lot but that does not mean she would not bring her personal stuffs. She knew her chances and if you ask me, her overflowing confidence destroyed her. Whether it’s real life or you’re playing the game, it’s not healthy at all to be very confident. Having too much confidence in yourself could lead to overbearing and this can frustrate you in the end. Look what happened to her.

2) One More Win or Lose Everything: In tennis, win five consecutive matches and you are the overall champion in an ATP 250 Tournament. In SURVIVOR, Matt won five duels in a row means he just needs to win one more duel to return in the game. Matt or Sarita. Sarita or Matt. It’s always 50-50 and either one of them is not my pre-show bets. But, come on, admit it folks, Matt deserves to win. Three of his five duels against Francesca, Russel, Kristina, Krista and Stephanie were shaky. He could have lose but he never gave up.

That’s why; it is not enough to describe his consistency as “Unbelievable!” “Incredible” or “Fantastic!” I already used those terms in my previous posts and I won’t use it again.

3) The Crash Course: This was a challenge I can remember. It was an even fight. Six versus six and all of them did their part to win. Ometepe took an early lead but David put Zapatera in a possible strong finish. The “basketball” part was tricky. The real key was to control the ball even it’s up in the air. Zapatera almost got it but, it was Grant’s superb ability to mix the right combination of control and precision to land the sixth and final ball inside the basket. Ometepe won an immunity for the third time!  

4) Merge!: Every SURVIVOR Loyal Fan, myself included, is waiting for this moment. The game will change gears in which Ometepe/Zapatera are no more. Twelve of them will live in one camp together and things will be crazier as expected.

Who will benefit by this merge? Who will lost his or her cool? Should Matt win the final duel, which direction he’ll go? Will Andrea join him to oust Boston Rob? If yes, will Boston Rob play his hidden idol the way it should be played? Will David stay loyal to Zapatera alliance after what Mike, Steve and Julie did? Who will be the first jury member?

Can’t wait for Episode 8.

Episode Rating: 9 of 10 of stars!

Photos courtesy of: CBS