Survivor: Off Her Rocker

Usually, the merging of tribes makes for a lively episode of Survivor. Not this week. In my book, that’s two duds in a row – I hope this season of Survivor picks up soon! I see players with the potential to be good strategists, but so little has happened so far.

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Julie quitting really put a damper on this episode. Things were really heating up post-merge, and I was excited to see where the Jeremy-Josh power struggle would land. Julie’s reasons for quitting were pretty weak – the elements have not been that harsh this season, and she wasn’t truly on the verge of getting voted out. She just felt hungry and ganged up on. But frankly, the real reason she quit is because she never wanted to be there in the first place. I read online that Rocker was recruited for this season, and had never seen an episode of Survivor before he came on the show. I doubt Julie was some kind of super-fan. So, Survivor producers, this is your just desserts. Players who didn’t apply for the show just don’t have the same drive as ones who’ve been dying for their shot at the game.

What did you guys think of trail-mix-gate, anyway? I mean, I don’t really know how much trail mix Julie took, but I was kind of on her side. It seems like these players really suck at food rationing, so I get the temptation to squirrel some away. I also couldn’t help but notice that it only seemed to be the tribe hotheads who seemed very upset – Baylor, Missy, Jon and Alec.

The episode began with four singles and four couples, which made for some very interesting dynamics. Once again, Jon and Jaclyn ended up in the middle and I wasn’t sure who they were going to go with.

Personally, I find Missy to be rather untrustworthy and Baylor is kind of a wildcard. I wouldn’t want to work with them. However, Josh and Reed are clear threats. I like them and want to watch them play, but if I were in the game I would be trying to break them up.

Next week will be interesting, since Julie was one of Jeremy’s votes. The previews could be hugely over-blowing this disagreement between Jon and Jaclyn, but I’m very intrigued by it. The women are saying they find the men on the tribe chauvinistic, and it looks like Alec is being particularly pointed out. That’s very interesting, considering earlier this year I wrote about how I thought Alec and Drew both displayed some troubling attitudes towards women.

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2 Responses to Survivor: Off Her Rocker

  1. Scott says:

    Sad to see Julie go she showed some promise at the start of the game but I’m with you in hoping that this encourages them to not have recruits play. I really hate when people quit.

    Natalie’s still my favourite but I also liked the was Missy played this episode and really hope that Jaclyn actually does something next episode apart from agreeing with Jon because I totally agree that the majority of guys this season have had troubling attitudes.

    There are many promising players this season but so far it’s been pretty standard, hopefully it picks up soon (and team Jeremy comes out on top).

  2. Andrea says:

    Maybe it says a lot about how I’d be on Survivor, but I agree with you. I was annoyed at everyone else (A.K.A the food wasters) for not just going through her stuff while she was away, but eating it instead of confronting her about it, and if that were me I would have lost it. Are they saying that everything in camp is communal property? Are they going to start going through everyone’s stuff if they suspect an idol is around? Ridiculous.

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