Survivor: Samoa: Last Man Standing


I'll miss Shambo. Sure, she sometimes pops like she's been thrown into a microwave, but I'll miss her gentle ways and her simple perspectives and her "Shambolicious" hair, which apparently has a following (read: her sister) despite it being called a "terrible" repository of food (read: Russell). I was hoping she'd make it to, at least, the final three, because that would be enough vindication for someone who's been used as a pawn in someone else's game for the past few weeks. Well, she is a pawn, so she had to go.


Then again, I don't really have to be so sad. The finale's in a couple of days, and I'll see her again, as part of the jury, asking whoever's made the final three questions that could mean a million dollars or nothing. It should be pretty different, too. I expect the majority of the tribe to take on an adversarial stance--someone from Foa Foa will definitely make it, and whoever it may be, they'll all go "you screwed us!" in a gentle-ish way--but Shambo, and perhaps Erik, will be a little nicer. Of course. They had their stakes on Foa Foa, too.


That leads me to the only remaining Galu member on the island: Brett. Sure, the old tribes are, well, old and useless, but tribal lines are still drawn this late into the game. An all-Galu jury (so far, at least) will definitely grill whoever from Foa Foa makes it to the final Tribal Council, the same people that deprived them of a shot at a million dollars. That same all-Galu jury will be very nice to Brett, or maybe they've already made up their minds and vote for Brett... provided that he sticks around.


Will he be able to hold on?


Luckily for him, Foa Foa is no longer Foa Foa--I mean, Russell's considered kicking Mick out, and also gave thought to tossing Natalie aside! At least that's one threat down. The only thing he has to do, really, is to keep winning immunity until he secured himself a slot at that Tribal Council. But as individual players, the Foa-some remains quite formidable, with Mick and Natalie standing out in past challenges. Can he ally with them? Individual game, yes, but you can't really scrub off old mindsets. He's, literally, all alone at the moment. Only in the end will he be at the mercy of a sympathetic jury, the same jury that literally cheered as he held on day after day. Okay, so that's just Laura and Dave.


The other option for the rest, of course, is to turn to Russell. Jaison surely is doing that: I think his plan is to present himself as the good guy, at least against a ruthless player who burnt his socks on the very first day. (Luckily for him, Russell is following his lead.) If they align with Russell (and hopefully kick Brett out) they score themselves an easy win. But he's always got a plan, and perhaps we can expect a very outrageous outcome before final Tribal Council. Ahh, a choice between two evils--and a field day for the jury. Shambo, how will you deal with it?


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Dec 19, 2009 10:16PM EST

russell is playing this like a true scum bag.
The fact that he's gotten this far is a testiment to what is wrong with society.

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Dec 19, 2009 10:17PM EST

russell is playing this like a true scum bag.
The fact that he's gotten this far is a testiment to what is wrong with society.

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Dec 19, 2009 10:18PM EST

russell is playing this like a true scum bag.
The fact that he's gotten this far is a testiment to what is wrong with society.

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