Survivor South Pacific – A Double Elimination – The Calm Before The Storm
In each season of Survivor there is always an episode where the status quo is maintained or things just settle down. No big moves are made and no big shocks occur. But this can be a positive thing as it is the calm before the storm.
Last night on Redemption Island we saw the alpha males of Keith, Jim and Ozzie battle it out to see who stayed in the game and who would be the first two members of the jury. Ozzie won, so no surprises there.
Then after Sophie won the first immunity challenge Whitney and Dawn heads were on the chopping block. Albert who is in a tight alliance with Sophie considered making a move to oust Edna, just because she was useless.
However Albert was also starting to thinking about the jury votes and thought by currying favour with Dawn and Whitney he might be able to get their vote if he gets to the final three.
Albert also told Cochran that he was was at the bottom of the tribes alliance, and Cochran appeared to believe this. However Cochran should know that these things change daily if not hourly on these shows. Also he will know that he will be attractive to take to the final three as he was a turncoat so is unlikely to get Whitney, Jim, Keith or Ozzie’s vote if they end up on the jury.
Anyway Dawn was the first to be voted off, then the surprise was they had to battle it out for another immunity idol at tribal council. It would have been very interesting if Whitney had won, as there would have been now caucusing on who to vote off. I suspect Cochran would have been the one to go.
The good thing about status quo episodes is you know the following episode won’t be, with all of the other tribe eliminated Coach’s tribe now has to start voting out its own.
Here is Jeff Probst who gives some insights into the episode.
Also here are some exit interviews with Keith from Reality TV World, and Jim again from Reality TV World. Jim has some interesting things to say about Cochran flipping, he said everyone on their tribe wanted to take him final three.