'Survivor' recap: Master and Servants

Congratulations, Ashley Underwood! You just won the coveted Most Infuriating SurvivorContestant of the Year award! You join a long line of distinguished recipients: Clay Jordan from Survivor: Thailand. Osten Taylor fromSurvivor: Pearl Islands. Sierra Reed fromSurvivor: Tocantins. NaOnka Mixon fromSurvivor: Nicaragua. Almost the entire cast ofSurvivor: Fiji. These honorees all earned their titles in different ways. There's no magic formula for success in this department, just the natural-born ability to infuriate viewers beyond belief. And my, was Ashley infuriating last night.

Perhaps I am particularly infuriated because Ashley was my preseason pick to win the game. And who knows, she may still do it. But she certainly is not playing the game. Not since Jan in Survivor: Thailand have I seen someone so content to sit back and do absolutely nothing. It's actually worse than doing nothing. It’s the outright refusal to do something. Ashley has been aggressive in her pursuit of unaggressive gameplay. She said it herself in this latest episode, noting that "Rob's very smart and he's played this game before. And so we're kind of taking our lead from him." Really? We hadn’t noticed! Read More...



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