The Recap Jeff said that this season has been anything but predictable. On the Brawn tribe, Tony went from playing alone to building several different alliances… (We saw him talking to Trish and Sarah) … Even lying to a fellow cop to get his way. (We heard Tony explaining that he was lying to get […]
Jeff said: “At the beauty Tribe, LJ was suspicious of Morgan… …while Morgan suspected she and Brice were up against an alliance of 4: LJ and Jeremiah and Alexis and Jefra. They went to work on recruiting Jeremiah (we hear Brice saying that country folks have to stick together) Meanwhile, at the Brawn tribe, […]
During Jeff’s introduction to the new direction taken this season, Spencer had the 1st confessional: “In 2010, I entered the world open chess tournament and I tied for first. I certainly don’t look diabolical or like a genius, both of which I am.” David was next: “I’m president of the Miami Marlins…” Kass followed: “I’m an attorney and my […]
The story has been reduced to Tyson’s adventure. If you aren’t convinced, I’d suggest you read the recap again. It was only about Tyson. So, the question is simple: Is the story showing us why Tyson loses or was it a panegyric to his skills?
With Gervase repeatedly putting his foot in his mouth, Monica being practically irrelevant and Ciera having no shot at beating either big guy even with that bold move, it’s come down to only two possibilities: Either Tyson or Hayden wins. Which one will it be?
In a season where one episode was titled “One-Armed Dude and Three Moms”, it was very interesting to see that all the moms left in the game had huge roles to play…as did the “One-Armed Coconut Bandit”!
In Blood versus Water, having a loved one seemed to be a blessing…but it was turning out to be a curse.
It’s rare that Jeff pushes a theme so forcefully so I was very pleased to see how his words were used during the challenge. Viewers are often left with the impression that the winner didn’t have to do a lot to get to the end but with Jeff’s words, we can be sure that this season’s winner will have been shown earning it, fighting through tough circumstances to get that title of Sole Survivor. So, let’s look once more at the players to see which are fighting to earn it.
We’ve made the case for Tyson’s win but this episode gave us other players to consider. Let’s see what case the editors have made for some of them.
Despite all the twists introduced this season, we have been constantly reminded that this is still the same game. Playing too hard, too fast has proven to be wrong while making solid alliances and earning trust have worked very well.
Since Jeff put it so directly in his final words to the players, we have to assume that the winner is being presented as a player that earned trust or is working hard to get it. Can we separate the players into those that have shown that they’ve earned trust and those that haven’t? We don’t have the best position to know exactly what is going on in the game on such a deep level but the story has given us a lot of material to use.
RHAP blogger Michel Trudeau recaps the story and the edit of Survivor 27 Blood vs Water, episode 27, The Dead Still Can Talk
The game and the story is coming down to connections, who is counting on them and who is making new ones.
The story comes down to those who play Colton’s game and those who play the social game. While it’s quite presumptuous to say that some players are eliminated, it feels like many fell out of contention in this episode. The story can still have a surprising twist but, to borrow from Todd, there are quite a few players that are on the little bike, pedaling fast to catch up to the front runners.