Survivor: South Pacific "He Has Demons", Season 23 Episode 2 – The opening of Survivor: South Pacific this week shows us the first resident of Redemption Island: Semhar. I was a little bummed that she was voted out last week, as she tried so hard in the challenges, but then…she started doing her poetry. Oh man, go home Semhar. I am NOT in the mood for any more spoken word. Even the crabs scuttled underground when she started her freestylin’.

The people who sent Semhar to Redemption came back from tribal to a very thankful and apologetic Cochran. Seeing Cochran actually learn from his mistakes, take the criticism of his tribemates, andactually change the way he plays the game is great. It’s so rare in this game that somebody would actually change the way they act around camp so drastically. Usually somebody is a worker around camp, or they do nothing. Very rarely does somebody change that mindset mid-game, so I was very proud of him.

I was really frustrated by the whole Brandon being Russell’s nephew thing. Him telling Coach should not be a big deal AT ALL. My reasoning is this: Do people really always act exactly like their uncles? No. Maybe if he was Russell’s brother, son, or some other more direct family member, then Coach’s fears would be more warranted. It isn’t like Brandon sees Russell everyday, or that he’s so directly influenced by Russell’s mannerisms and characteristics. The drama here is so unwarranted. Granted, Brandon actually did pull somewhat of a Russell move by lying to Coach. However, I don’t think that has anything to do with the fact that Russell is his uncle. Read More...


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