Re: Survivor 25: Phillipines - Begins Sept. 19
The tribes are really stacked, but at least (and I think this was a good change by the producers) there are 3 tribes, so if one tribe completely blows, we can still get to a merge and have no idea where people's alliances will fall.
Angie made completely the wrong argument. The thing she had going for her was that the was a vote in their pocket. As bad as Russell was in the last challenge, he was still better than her, and would be better than her in every other challenge which could possibly arise. To attack him on that basis was foolish, and she deservedly got crushed at tribal.
I'm really digging RC at the moment - she's got a Parvati vibe in that she's strategically on the ball, she's physically great (absolutely crushed that challenge), and is kind of a hottie. Such a shame that she had to form such a quick alliance with a nutcase. I really don't like Abi or Pete, and it was quite sad that they found the idol. But hopefully their paranoia and lack of intelligence means that they won't use the idol properly.
I also think Penner's playing a great game. He started on the backfoot having a reputation as a returnee and a gamer, but he's found the idol, and I think really read the situation well in terms of understanding the people suspect that he had the idol, and pre-emptively sharing it with Jeff. He's had a bit of luck with his tribe not sucking at challenges too, but I think he'll go far if he can at least make the merge.
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