Survivor - 5/11/11

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  1. SurvivorFan

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    is it...
    Yeah, I hope so anyway. That would force the returnee from RI to survive 2 TCs to make it to the end.
     
  2. Steveknj

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    I bet they vote off two at the TC.
     
  3. Anubys

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    I don't think you can use it to get to the final 3. That makes the last time you can use it at the final 5. And as Bryanmc says, this wasn't the last time we would get a final 5 if the winner from RI comes back into the game next.

    So my guess is that the RI winner gets back into the game very early next Sunday, they have TC with 5 people in it, and Rob will have a big decision to make: Play the II and have everyone know that he had it all along (which would now expose him at the next TC) or gamble that it's not him going home and keep it in his pocket.

    I think that will be a major decision, actually.
     
  4. JFriday

    JFriday "Just The Facts"

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    As soon as I saw there was a puzzle I knew he was gone, he could have had an hour headstart and still lost.
     
  5. betts4

    betts4 I am Spartacus!

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    This. The whole RI thing should have ended long ago and Rob even said something like that last night. Big major mistake for Survivor producers. I hope this is the first and last time we see it.
     
  6. Anubys

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    Actually, Rob is just frustrated because RI is an element he has not counted on and is messing up his plans. Hearing this, the producers would think that RI is a good thing because it's adding an element of tension and uncertainty.

    So Rob's frustration, in my view, would embolden the producers to use it again.
     
  7. pmyers

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  8. Magister

    Magister Fat, Dumb and Happy

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    I think RI will change like the HII changed. Originally you could show your HII after the votes, meaning you pull it only after KNOWING you need it. So RI will get tuned up I am betting.
     
  9. dfergie

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    The only thing Natalie has done in this game is rat out everything she has heard to Rob, it would be fitting if she won over him... :D
     
  10. SurvivorFan

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    is it...
    I'm pretty sure Redemption Island will be with us for another season, if not more, but I'm sure it'll be tweaked. The HII and Exile Island twists each evolved from season to season, I think this will too.

    I'm hoping they go back to the South Pacific for the next couple seasons.
     
  11. betts4

    betts4 I am Spartacus!

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    A lot of fans are upset about it too.
     
  12. Anubys

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    Good point.

    so I'll take my point and yours and merge them: it will come back, but they will tweak it in a way they think the audience will like ;)
     
  13. betts4

    betts4 I am Spartacus!

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    Sounds good. You mean, a RI that the producers go to and have to prove to the fans that they can keep the show going..... :D
     
  14. MegaHertz67

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    I think he has to play it at the next Tribal Council because even if he wins immunity, he should hand of the HII to someone to help shape the vote his way.

    Think about it. If there are 5, and he gets immunity, he can keep Natalie with him and use the HII to guarantee the third vote will go the way he wants. The person he saves (maybe Phillip) now owes him and if they win the next immunity...they should bring him to the final. If that person gets voted off, there's a vote on the jury he should get because of the selfless act.

    If Rob doesn't win immunity he needs to use it to save himself. Maybe even purposefully draw votes so he knows his vote will send someone home.

    I know I would respect someone that found an HII and kept quiet until they used it to get to the final 4.
     
  15. Anubys

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    no argument that it can be played strategically to further himself in the game. But imagine what he's going to have to fight through when he goes back to the beach with the remaining 3 players and he has to explain why he's not a sneak by keeping the HII a secret all that time.

    It will make it that much harder for him to convince people to take him to the final 3 (if that's not hard enough as it stands). Rob is no dummy, if he makes it to 4, he absolutely has to win immunity or else he's most likely gone.
     
  16. VegasVic

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    Another vote here against RI. If it had ended when Matt came back I would be fine with it. Giving players voted out a shot to get back in this late in the game I don't like at all. Since I don't watch previews at all I'm guessing that there will be a RI challenge and this time only one survives and joins the other 4. Then there will be two TC's to get down to 3 just as there has been in previous 2 hour finales. I don't blame the producers for tweaking things and adding new elements. RI was something worth trying, they just kept it around too long (IMHO).

    ETA, I also understanding doing back to back seasons at the same location but please can they make sure the water is suitable for challenges?
     
  17. gossamer88

    gossamer88 UHDTV Snob

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    Has this been mentioned anywhere: The RI "winner" gets to sit alongside the final two and vie for the million dollars.
     
  18. SurvivorFan

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    ^^ That would be horrible, if true.
     
  19. Magister

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    Except for some horrific Xian alliance, I don't imagine Matt getting any votes if that happened. Others have a fighting chance, but not Matt in that sense.
     
  20. pmyers

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    I don't want to even think this could be true for a second!
     

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