Survivor Caramoan – Cochran Is A Legend, Phillip Just Thinks He Is
Cochran deserves to win this season of Survivor not for his physical prowess or his work around camp but because of his role as narrator of the series.
In the last episode he came out with some classic oneliners including this classic about Phillip on “You cannot make up this level of delusion, that is what excites me about playing with him”. In fact in my exit interview with Matt he said he did not think Phillip was a special agent!
Special Agent Phillip is delusional. He was talking about how strong he was as he sat there top off with his man boobs were drooping. He said because he powerlifts he was deceptively strong. He then proved his manhood by arm wrestling Cochran.
Corinne was not as enamoured by Phillip’s physical ability thinking he was just a tubby lard. They were both in an uneasy alliance with each other their knowledge of playing the game knowing they had to stick with their alliance just prevailed over their hatred of each other. Just.
As Cochran said Cochran said “There are so many fractures in his tribe and it is like a death sentence.”
Dawn also a bit over Phillip saying he was arrogant – “Phillip sees all of his strengths and none of his weaknesses”.
The reward challenge was one of strength which was never going to bode well for the purple team as they are so physically weak. Each member had to carry 20 pounds whilst walking around a course. Phillip was leading them out because he was so strong, however when his teammates said we have to run he finally confessed he was too tired to. It was inevitable they were lapped and the orange team won the reward of going to a cafe on another island.
The alpha team were having a great time, particularly the fans as this was the first time they had won a challenge. Andrea was working Reynold and the other fans as she wanted them to think of the good times when she voted them out. However Malcolm was showing just how clever a player he is, when he formed an alpha male alliance with Reynold, Eddie and Erik because he said they would all have targets on their back once there was a merge. Who knew Erik was thought to be an alpha male?
Back on the purple tribe Phillip was working on Julia saying she was his double agent. It seems everyone thinks Julia is a non-entity.
Cochran thought Julia’s personality is like vanilla, however he thought saying that it was a disservice to vanilla as people actually clamour for vanilla products.
Julia thought her only way to survive was to do what he said. However she must have forgotten the bit about not telling anyone and she talked to Dawn about it. She did this as she was trying to feel out how the strong the alliance was with Phillip as she said to camera she thought the alliance must get sick of Phillip at some point as he is crazy.
Dawn said it was helpful to know that Julia was actually thinking, however she ran back to Phillip to tell him what Dawn had said. Because he felt she was traitor he told Dawn he wanted Julia out. Have to say I lost a bit of respect for Dawn at that point.
Special Agent Phillip said “Julia has managed to commit several foo pax”. I think he meant faux pas
The immunity challenge was again a physical one involving rowing a boat and throwing a rope to gather keys. Phillip was the rope thrower and after their inevitable loss Phillip told Cochran he threw the challenge because he needed to get the fans off.
At this point knew it was bollocks and he said “you cannot make up this level of delusion, that is what excites me about playing with him”.
Phillip is delusional he thinks he is playing a what would Boston Rob do strategy, but really it was about voting off who had slighted him off the most strategy. First it was Julia then he decided to piss Corrine off and target her “gay friend” Michael.
Interestingly it was a tied vote in tribal with three people voting for Michael and three for Julia, it was Dawn and Corrine who voted for Julia, and on the re-vote Julia was eliminated it would have been interesting if Cochran and Phillip both flipped their vote.
Next week the merge, thankfully for the purple team as they were just far too weak in challenges.
Also I found a funny blog post from The Red Mieni giving his view on the pros and cons of each this season’s players. It is worth clicking just to see the photo of the cougarlicious photo of Sherri