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Survivor: "So Smart They're Dumb" S37 E11 OAD 12-05-18

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by brianric, Dec 5, 2018.

  1. Dec 5, 2018 #1 of 57
    brianric

    brianric Well-Known Member

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    You knew Gabby was going to tribal with her snarky remarks to Christian, and then it was a certainty when she said "so sorry Allison". Angelina going to be in for a rude awakening when she tries to take credit for getting extra rice for everyone if she makes it to the final two or three.
     
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  2. Dec 5, 2018 #2 of 57
    bryhamm

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    Dont really get why Davie voted Christian, unless it was to keep up the appearance of being with the others.
     
  3. heySkippy

    heySkippy oldweakandpathetic

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    I think that must be it. He did his thing by warning Christian. Still, I don't see how Davie is playing for anything better than a #2 finish.
     
  4. Peter000

    Peter000 Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    Christian had better work hard at getting immunity of some kind next week.
     
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  5. stile99

    stile99 Well-Known Member

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    Not according to the previews.
     
  6. sushikitten

    sushikitten LivingLippy.com TCF Club

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    Once again I can't stand the family visits with all the blubbering. It's been a month. Yeah it's hard I get it. And I haven't played survivor. But I have been separated for seven months at a time and I didn't lose my mind when I saw my husband again.(Yes I realize I am an odd minority.) Still.

    It was a good ploy by Gabby but I'm glad Christian played the idol. I'm pretty sure he won't make it to the end but I'm still rooting for him.
     
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  7. Peter000

    Peter000 Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    Well, you had the Internet and civilization. And weren't being starved and competing in a highly stressful game.
     
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  8. Family

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    Ok I get it when it's a spouse or child. But breaking down because you see a sibling or friend after what 3-4 weeks???
     
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    Dammit and Dammit! I wanted Christian gone and Gabby was my favorite from day one. Alas... The rest of the tribe are nuts if they don't work on getting Christian gone ASAP.

    This ep had the only part of Survivor that I FF through every season, the "loved ones" reunions. The over-the-top histrionics are ridiculous and embarrassing. You'd think they'd been in prison for 20 years.
     
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  10. Steveknj

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    Funny, I said the exact same thing last night to my wife. I am convinced that Jeff tells both the Survivors and the "loved ones" to play it up for dramatic effect. It's a month (or is it EVEN a month at this point). I've been away from family longer than that. But yeah, I can see where seeing a friendly face might be comforting after living like that. But they act as if it's been 10 years since they've seen each other.
     
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  11. heySkippy

    heySkippy oldweakandpathetic

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    I'm with you, but my wife eats that stuff up.
     
  12. tivotvaddict

    tivotvaddict CreativelyChallenged

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    It's easy to underestimate the impact of over 30 days of food deprivation and social imprisonment on the brain, the source of all emotions. Add on top of that the 24/7 kill or be killed mentality and it perhaps isn't so hard to understand.

    Jeff may tell them to play it up, but that absolutely is not what we see here. None of them are that great of actors (with the exception of Mike White, who perhaps so not coincidentally had the least emotional reaction of them all).
     
  13. sushikitten

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    Ironically, I was annoyed they didn't even look like they cared that much. Which should have made me happy but more confused me. Not even a kiss? Maybe if the others weren't so over the top it wouldn't have stood out as much.
     
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  14. Steveknj

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    I get that. And there's always people who wear their emotions on their sleeves (i.e. naturally emotional). It just sometimes feels very over the top, and I think Jeff promotes that sometimes.
     
  15. Steveknj

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    Yeah, he was like "oh you came?" Like he was surprised he bothered.
     
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    And he said "thank you for coming" which seemed really weird to me if that's your partner of 6 years.
     
  17. sushikitten

    sushikitten LivingLippy.com TCF Club

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    Chicago-ish...
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    I'm totally with you. Although I was happy about it last night because I didn't have time to watch the whole episode and this was a part I could FF through without a second thought!

    So, you see, there is a silver lining to everything ;)
     
  19. stile99

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    Well now, let's dial it back a bit here. This isn't just a reply to you, but the others that have replied similarly.

    If you want to talk histrionics, let's address this "I've been away longer than that, and it hasn't even been a month!" narrative. First of all, the damn show SAID "Day 31". There's no question here. And that's the time on the island, doesn't factor in any travel time, and days of lining up for press shots and whatnot. So yes, it has been a month. Secondly, everyone saying they've done longer and could have done twice that much without even thinking. Let's test that. Go spend that time eating just enough rice to keep starvation at bay, minus a cup or two. Spend it with people who are looking to stab you in the back. For that matter, just re-watch last night's show. Christian said it best, the problem is watching the loved one walk away again...when at this point they're each going to see their loved ones in a little over a week regardless of what happens.

    The fact is, people are away from loved ones longer. Elephant in the room, members of the military. They're fed well, and have regular (if infrequent) contact with their loved ones. And yet when they return, there's tears aplenty.
     
  20. sushikitten

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    To each their own, agreed.

    But through three post-deployment homecomings, I didn’t cry once. Leaving on the other hand…
     
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