Survivor - 3/30/11

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by VegasVic, Mar 30, 2011.

  1. madscientist

    madscientist Deregistered Snoozer

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    I think Rob's team is playing well. How often do we all complain that, pre-merge, the teams are being stupid by voting out the strong players? We're always saying "don't you know the most important thing is to be numbers-up at the merge"? Regardless of what you think of Rob, he's probably the second strongest player on that team (Grant is a machine). Voting him out would be a disaster.

    Once the merge comes, really Rob is basically done. I'm not sure if he sees that or not but I can't see how he survives even one vote (OK, he has the HII so maybe he survives the first vote). The other team may be down numbers at the merge but the Redemption player, regardless of whether it's Matt or Sarina, will vote against him and Phillip will vote against him. He's got 5 and the other group will have seven (assuming they merge next week).

    Of course, anything can happen. Because it's Rob, he might just be able to convince his current tribe that they have to stay strong after the merge and vote out the other tribe. Traditionally that's not worked so well, though.

    Re: Grant. He definitely can play almost everything. However, Rob was the one at the back of the pack, getting Philip to move through the challenge. At least that's how it looked to me. Without that Grant doesn't have a chance to make those baskets. Of course, after the merge that kind of teamwork is not so important.

    Re: Stephanie. She basically got out-lucked. Yes, sure, she blew one at the end there but even so Matt would have won in the next turn. They may have billed that challenge as a memory challenge but it turned out to be almost completely about luck.
     
  2. Magister

    Magister Fat, Dumb and Happy

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    Rob is really enjoying this season. Knowing where the clue was and throwing it out, was awesome.

    The RI twist really added to this season.

    I don't like using the same location back to back. Part of the fun is seeing new sights. Heck, we saw the Volcano last season.

    Serita was so confident, she didn't even bring her personal items. Awesome 'I wish I brought my stuff'
     
  3. laria

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    Yeah but then she was carrying a bag with her when she left... so I was wondering what was in the bag if she didn't bring her "stuff"? :)
     
  4. billypritchard

    billypritchard Embiggener

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    Nope, not in the slightest. Part of it is probably the halo the Survivor editing crew is giving him, but I've got no love for a player who hasn't had to make it through the gauntlet of tribal relations.
     
  5. KyleLC

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    Yeah I noticed that! I also wondered why she would not bring her stuff since she seemed to think she was in danger. Perhaps the comment was meant as a joke.
     
  6. pmyers

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    Rob throwing that clue into the active volcano was EPIC! My man-crush continues! lol
     
  7. KyleLC

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  10. KyleLC

    KyleLC Unregistered User

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    Oops! Thanks for the corrections!
     
  11. Einselen

    Einselen ɹǝsn pǝɹǝʇsıƃǝɹ

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    But if he can make it back from RI and foster what little connection he had before he left to make it to the finals that will be impressive, especially if he can build up those relationships to even win it.
     
  12. PrincessEspana

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    I just wonder if there was anything of interest besides the clue. Like if it gave warning to the merge. That would have been cool... :eek:
     
  13. pmyers

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    I would agree that I'm not rooting for him now, but if he can come back into the game and make it to the end, I sure could root for him.
     
  14. pmyers

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    well I'm sure he read it ;)
     
  15. Sadara

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    I agree that I think it's getting close to merge time. I don't know that David is going to flip. He very well may stay aligned with the same people. But, all kinds of crazy things have happened previously when the tribes merged.

    I wish they would show more of Grant and Ralph. Both of them seem like they could be interesting people to watch, but neither are getting much camera time. What they are showing of Grant makes him look like he has a major bromance going on with Rob. I know this, I'm so so so so so so so very sick of Philip. I've taken to muting my TV when he's rambling on and on!

    Oh and glad Sarita got voted out.
     
  16. pmyers

    pmyers Well-Known Member

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    I could see David easily aligning with Rob.
     
  17. Magister

    Magister Fat, Dumb and Happy

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    If Grant and Ralph were interesting, then they would be on film. It isn't like they hide the interesting film. They want to show the most exciting footage possible. So, if they ain't showing excitement, assume it ain't there.
     
  18. latrobe7

    latrobe7 What, me worry?

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    I think Grant's the biggest threat after the merge. Everyone but Grant and Rob ought to be gunning to vote out Grant and Rob #1 and #2 after the merge, regardless of who goes first. That might also be a good way to flush-out the idol - get Rob thinking everyone is voting for him, then split the vote between Rob and Grant... but then has anybody even figured out that Rob has the idol yet?

    I was surprised by the way Jeff talks about Sarita in his blog this week; he doesn't think too much of her.
     
  19. VegasVic

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    I barely even remember Grant is in the game until the challenges. He must be a horrible interview. He's going to be tough to beat, at least in the physical challenges.
     
  20. wendiness1

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    I don't know why Rob keeps hiding the HII clues from his team. Surely, they must notice that no clues have been showing up. I would think he'd get more of a kick out of watching them looking for it.

    Is Matt (and the steady stream of eliminated) having to gather and cook his own food or is it being provided? There's been no explanation of what exactly is required of the "winner" in isolation but I would think hunting, fishing, prepping, cooking, etc. would be too challenging for a single person. My guess is food is being provided. (And, yes, I know he's not really alone - camera man, sound man, etc.)
     

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