Thursday, May 06, 2004

Survivor All-Stars: "The Instigator"

I never realized that "Tom" rhymes with "moron" (well, it's an off-rhyme). If he believed that if it got down to him, Rob and Ambah that Rob would have picked him over his honey, then there's no reason that he's an All-Star. (Same goes with Jenna. Does she genuinely think that her charm and game-playing will get her past final three with Boston Ramber?) There's no reason for him to be on the show anyway (besides his "colorful" nature). If there was any time for Reality TV Rule #1 (a player dominating the game for a protracted amount of time before a final i.e. peaking early) to happen in All-Stars, it was this episode. And Tom, being the incoherent redneck that he is, let it slip away.

Before I get to my ever-so-accurate handicapping, I'd like to know whose bright idea it was to show a Peter Brook film. For those of you who don't know, he's rigorously experimental as a film director, and his primary medium is theater. Hardly a Survivor or a date movie.

Anyway, Rupert's all but boned. With Rob capable of running the table on all the challenges, the odds are poor that he'll make it to final three. The likeliest (and only, really) scenario that he can reach it is if he wins the next immunity, because if he doesn't, Rambert won't vote off Jenna (purely to honor whatever pansy little agreement they've got with her). But if Rupert is to reach final two, he'll have to do it all on his own and win the rest of the immunities since Jenna's so firmly convinced (DENIAL) of her place with Rob (DENIAL).

These folks are champing at the bit to trust people. It's like they don't want to bear the full responsibility of making their own decisions, and so they try to delegate some of that to whomever wants to take it.

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