Survivor: Pearl Islands | Why Sandra Won | David Bloomberg & Jessica Lewis
David and Jessica are back to discuss how the Queen began her trip to becoming Queen! Sandra is known for her “anyone but me” strategy, but was that her plan from the beginning or something that happened along the way? Her goal wasn’t to control the whole game but rather to be an eager participant and ensure she didn’t get voted off, while maneuvering her way to get the important things she wanted. It wasn’t flashy or perfect but she highlighted some important aspects of the game. Why did it work so well for her when others would not have succeeded? Also, what did people think of the Outcast twist as it was happening and how did it affect Lill at the end? Now that they’ve done a full rewatch and David went back over his original interviews and articles from the time to look at them with a fresh perspective, it’s time to take a new look at Why Sandra Won.
As we take a look back at past seasons of Survivor on the RHAP All-Time Top 40 Season Rankings, some winners make us scratch our heads and think hmm how did they win? Today, David Bloomberg (@DavidBloomberg) and Jessica Lewis (@jessicalewis89) are here to apply David’s seven rules of Survivor to Todd’s game. They walk us through the season of Survivor: Pearl Islands as they explain Why Sandra Won!
David Bloomberg’s Seven Rules of Survivor:
1) Scheme and Plot
2) But Don’t Scheme and Plot Too Much/Keep Your Scheming Secret/Don’t Backstab Until You Absolutely Need To
3) Be Flexible!
4) Don’t Let Your Emotions Control You
5) Pretend To Be Nice/Play the Social Game – Act Like an Adult/Don’t Drink Too Much/Don’t Be Lazy or Show Your Bad Habits/Keep Your Politics and Controversial Beliefs To Yourself
6) Don’t Be Too Much of a Threat
7) Trust (Almost) Nobody
Appendix A: The Jury Phase
Do you think Sophie was the most deserving winner of this season? If not, who should have won and why? Head on over to Twitter to let us know who should have won by tagging @RobHasApodcast and using the hashtag #RHAP!
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