Sunday, October 31, 2010

What Andy’s Watching: Survivor

Survivor: Season 21, Episode 7 “What Goes Around, Comes Around” (B)

What the hell??
What the hell??

So in this week's episode, the La Flor tribe lost the Immunity Challenge, and has to vote someone off the tribe. The younger castaways and Jane are in control, and it is painfully obvious that either Jill or Marty are going home. Since Marty has the Immunity Idol and he knows that he is in danger, he would be foolish not to play it, right? Right. So Jill is going home. Done.

But, for some odd reason, Marty just hands it over to Sash. Sash promised that if Marty gave him the idol, then they wouldn't vote out Marty and would return the idol to him right afterward.

Does he really think that Sash is going to return the idol?

I'm also thinking that perhaps Sash is trying to get on Marty's good side, just in case it might help down the road. Maybe he will return the idol and gain not only the trust of Marty but also Dan when the merge happens.

Okay, I don't know who is stupider, Marty for trusting Sash and giving over his idol, or Sash and Co. for not voting Marty out at Tribal Council.

It's really hard to say why they chose to vote out Jill instead of Marty. Maybe they figure she is more of a schemer, and would be harder to vote out post-merge.

If anything, the opposite is true. Back when they were on the old people tribe, Jill would often just tell Marty that she would vote however he wanted. She even figured out the clue for the Hidden Immunity Idol and told Marty where to find it. And that was before they were in an alliance! They only became close because Jill knew Marty’s secret.

There are a few reasons I could think of that would explain the crazy voting.

1) There is a lot of footage that is left on the editing room floor.
2) The entire tribe is full of idiots. When one idiot makes a mistake, the other idiots are too idiotic to capitalize on it.

I'm leaning towards the latter.

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