This week’s Survivor was almost two different shows, so let’s look at the second half of the show first.
The Salani tribe is a mess. The women aren’t communicating at camp, the alliance of five is painfully obvious to the three outcasts (the “older” women), and the most useless player (at the moment) is protected by the alliance even though she’s shown no real skills as of yet.
At the challenge — which required one tribe member to cross in front of the others, one-by-one, while they all balanced on a thin beam without touching more than one person at a time — Kat and Christina screwed up so many times that it was no question the men would win. Kat couldn’t cross because boobs got in her way, Christina kept instictively touching others to keep her balance, and Monica kept trying to tell them what to do but no one would listen. Monica made herself a hero by finally taking the lead to show them how it was done, but it was too little, too late by that point.
And that was the second loss for the women this week! They also lost the DIY reward challenge that gave the winner a tarp … and it looks like a real storm is going to blow in next week. The smartest thing the women did was appoint Sabrina as the leader because she has her act together. The question is — can they actually listen to her?
Meanwhile, Colton was the focus of the first half of the show. He’s making no effort to fit in with the guys, so he keeps meandering over to the women’s camp, which only irritates the heck out of them. Sabrina finally had to call a fake “girl talk” meeting to get rid of him. Poor Colton wants to go off and start his own tribe. But wait …
Colton has the hidden immunity idol and he finally decided to wield some of the power that comes with it. He knows Matt, Mike and Jay are the frat boy alliance that he’ll never belong to, so he made a major move by showing Troyzan (do I really have to call him that?), Jonas and Leif his idol which suddenly made him top dog in their eyes. Knowing of Colton’s power, the not-so-buff alliance now has their sights set on taking out Matt and Mike as soon as possible. The only obstacle to that plan is … the women.
Colton knows he’s sitting pretty now and he’s got numbers on his side, so will he wait for the women to finally win a challenge, or can he convince the guys to actually throw one? That is certainly dangerous territory … just ask Russell’s tribe from two seasons ago! They never recovered from throwing a challenge to vote him out, so it will be interesting to see if Colton and his new minions will have learned from history, or if they are doomed to repeat it. What do you think? Throw a challenge or not? Cast your vote below and share your thoughts in the comments section below.
“We needed a tarp like a fat kid needed cake.” — Sabrina, after the women lost the reward challenge
“Colton is like a virus, like there seems to be not a cure for him.” — Sabrina
Should Colton and his alliance throw a challenge?