There are unwritten rules on how to “survive” survivor. It seems like many castaways broke these rules this past episode. I will walk us through the mistakes from our castaways.
Rule 1: Never Be the Leader.
You can thank Sabrina for breaking this rule. It started off with a simple tribe meeting on harmonizing the women’s tribe. It ended with Sabrina placed in power by being the tribe’s leader. History of "Survivor" tells you that the leader, usually, will get overthrown in a blindside. Leaders are blamed for everything: tension, challenge losses, and for the lack of food. Being the leader will only lead to your elimination. Sabrina made a horrible game move and she better not try to use much “power” or her days are numbered.
Rule 2: Never Ostracize Yourself
Colton needs to realize that he cannot keep excluding himself from his tribe. Yes, we understand he relates better to women. However, Colton needs to bond with his tribe because his tribe will or will not keep him in this game. His tribe will or will not vote for him in final tribal council, if he somehow makes it to the end. Colton needs to build camaraderie among his tribe.
Rule 3: Don’t Tell Anyone About Your Hidden Immunity Idol
Normally, you would never tell anyone about your immunity idol. By doing this, you are taking away the power of surprise. However, there is an exception to this rule, and for Colton, it may pay off. In the past, "Survivor" contestants have used their hidden immunity to rally an alliance. Colton is trying to do this. Colton has assembled the misfit alliance to foil the frat-boy alliance. Unfortunately, we have to wait until the men go to tribal to see if Colton’s plan works.
Rule 4: Always Listen To The Challenge Instructions
Poor Kat, I could make a ton of dumb-blonde jokes about Kat because she made a ton of mistakes during the immunity challenge. The challenge had the tribes line up on a slim beam and the person on the end had to weave themselves across the beam without falling off or touching two people at once. Kat couldn’t perform this challenge at all and she fell off many times. Sometimes she just jumped off the beam for no reason. [insert: dumb blonde joke]In the end, the women lost the challenge and were sent to tribal council, again.
Rule 5: Keep A Strong Tribe But Keep Your Personal Alliance Stronger
Now, this rule wasn’t broken. However, since I am going over basic rules, I figured I should touch on this one. This rule was the main factor on the women’s tribe decision at tribal. Between two people, Do you vote out someone who is physically stronger but not in your core 5 alliance? Or do you vote out one of your alliance members because they are the weakest? The women made a great move by voting out Nina. This kept their 5-person alliance strong. However, this is bad news for Monica and Christina who are in outs from their tribe. It will be interesting to see the dynamics shift if the core 5 can stick together. Or will it break off leaving room for Monica or Christina to be replacements.
Until next week…
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