Survivor All Stars
For the first time since the merge, Boston Rob loses individual immunity and yet, no one quite puts all the pieces together that he's the spider in the center of the web and seriously tries to take him out. Of course, from this point onward, I wouldn't bother trying to take him out as he's already ensured at least three votes against him on the jury. Lex, Kathy and now Alicia ain't gonna vote for him and if you're shrewd, you take him with you to the final because you're going to look like a saint standing up next to him...unless of course Amber makes it all the way with him, which then you might see them all default and give to the money to Jeff Probst (like he needs it).
A couple of players had things go interestingly last night. First of all, Rupert wins this great reward and then has to choose who gets what at the dinner. Clearly this is meant to smoke out favorites and alliances, but in the end, Rupert is shrewd enough to pull out his take on the alphabetical voting order that Doctor Sean used in season one and just let people select based on how they lost out in the reward challenge. Honestly, I'm sitting there thinking--they should've let Rob win so you can see him squirm a bit. Let's face it--everyone knows that his first priority is Amber and to see him facing the dilemma of should he give the good prize to his little hottie or try and play the game.
Then, there is Shii-Ann, who won immunity and then went with the "in your face" theory. Now, winning is one thing and I understand she needed it. But the way she won is not going to make life around camp any easier. And you've just now put a huge target on your back--you have to win every immunity from now on or else you are gone.
So, here's my bold prediction for next week. If Shii-Ann doesn't win immunity she's gone. If she does, then we'll see Jenna take a hike.
posted by Michael Hickerson at 4/23/2004 08:15:00 AM