Survivor Heroes V Villain’s – Sandra Wins- Did She Deserve To?
Well what would the kiddies have learnt from this undeniably fantastic season of Survivor, that to be a baddie will get you further in the game, with the final three all being from the villains tribe.
However as Rupert said the lines were blurred between the two groups.
I wasn’t unhappy with a Sandra win, and I think they edited the show to make sure we were satisfied with the result. She showed that she tried to make strategic moves to get rid of Russell a lot of times, but no one came to the party. She said everytime people were running off telling him. Something we saw Candice do.
She also said to Rupert they could get Russell off just the two of them but not let Colby in on the plan, because she had been done over so many times. Her plan was to give Rupert the immunity necklace she had found.
I think if that move had panned out she would not be sitting there with a million dollars.
Russell was always going to be taken to the final three as who wouldn’t want him sitting there with him. His social play is far too poor and it is an important part of the game. Also his strategic play is a mixture of intimidation and lies, something that does not really garner much admiration.
However to be fair to him, he did play back to back Survivors and when he was on Heroes V Villains he did not know whether he had won or not as the Samoa live finale had not occurred. He may have thought he had been put on the subsequent season because he had won. Therefore why he looked so disappointed when he lost that time.
In Jeff Probst blog on the final episode he said if he had been on the jury he would have voted for Parvati. She had a strong case to win,her tribe had wanted to vote her off week one, she gave away two immunity idols, and she is a strong physical player. But she had aligned with Russell which made her halo slip somewhat. I don’t know why Russell thought by telling her he was taking her to final three and then blindsiding her was going to make her vote for him.
But at least Jerri did not win, as I thought she did not play any strategy at all, and really did ride Russell’s coat tails. And Colby was pretty mediocre, and I am not sure whether Sandra’s theory that he was doing badly on challenges as a strategy was true. He just never looked like he was mentally or physically in it.
JT won the dumbest move in Survivor history for when he gave Russell the idol, and surprisingly Russell won fan favourite. Which for some reason gave him some validation that he was the person that should have won the season. In fact Russell came across as a complete egomaniac at the reunion show, and did not look like there would be many people wanting to stay in contact with him.
The other person in the running for the $100,000 was Rupert, and I was glad he did not win. He seems to start believing the hero crap and what a great guy he is. His game playing was not fab except for putting the rock in his pocket to pretend he had the idol.
Survivor is the third highest rating show on TV here with over 10 million viewers, so there will be another season and it will be in Nicaragua, which will be hard to live up to this season.