An insane merge episode where nobody makes a logical move gives guest blogger Sarah Freeman a hard time for the week's analysis. Still, she's having a go at explaining why Jeff turned on Jonathan now, how the first time alpha males have banded together and just what role Denise and Lisa play in all of this. The new tribal dynamic features a whole host of sub-alliances, and the game is most definitely on.
A small-scale bargain between tribes resulted in all kinds of craziness among tribal dynamics this week. Guest blogger Sarah Freeman analyzes the online videos and Katie's podcast in order to give her verdict on who got the better end of the deal, along with how everybody's game stands. How have Boston Rob's methods become outdated? What's so bad about Michael? Who might align with who going forward? The merge is coming; read this to be prepared.
This week, Matsing meets its final fate, Kalabaw finds itself jinxed, and fortune smiles upon Tandang. Guest Blogger Sarah Freeman looks at how the individual players handle their good and bad luck this week and puts in her two cents on Pete bromancing Malcolm, the strategy of the Kalabaw women and whether Dana quit or was med-evaced.
While Matsing are united in adversity, Kalabaw and Tandang are starting to fracture as they wait for their chance to actually play the game. The question of the week is can an individual player profit from sowing chaos so early, or is it better for the tribe as a whole to stay strong until the merge.
The Hidden Immunity Idol is a concept gone stale these past few seasons, and Guest Blogger Sarah Freeman has been arguing for getting rid of it... until now. What are the producers doing right for the idol to be an influence on all three tribes? Plus a total breakdown of the dynamics on Matsing and Tandang – and a partial breakdown of Kalabaw (a.k.a. Jonathan, Jeff and the young'uns).