Blood vs Water has settled into an all too familiar pattern of one tribe losing all the challenges while the other carelessly avoids Tribal Council. Can Rachel actually make use of Redemption Island to salvage this season?
Colton Cumbie doesn’t deserve the honor of a Buffington Post analysis. We’ll save that for the people who compete. People like Brad Culpepper.
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The Veteran tribe has lived up to expectations as they have dominated every aspect of the game, including the final act and destruction of Colton, to the utter disgust of one Jeff Probst.
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.
Last season, Francesca Hogi became the first-ever contestant to be voted out twice. This season, Colton Cumbie emerged with an even more embarrassing record: the first-ever player to quit twice. I could not be more disappointed. I was very excited to see Colton play this season, almost in spite of myself. I wanted to see if he changed. I at least wanted to see him flame out in a spectacular Tribal Council. We were robbed.
Survivor Know-It-All Stephen Fishbach is joined by surprise cohost and two-time castaway Malcolm Freberg to discuss episode 3 of Survivor Blood vs Water, Opening Pandora's Box.