I’m late to it, but last week’s Survivor sure had some entertaining moments.
That whole “let’s throw the challenge so we can boot off our weak link” idea was terrifically idiotic. It shows an absolute lack of foresight on their part. Okay, so they didn’t like Billy, and Billy wasn’t participating in the group dynamic to their liking. That’s fine. But strategically, the thing to do is to keep Billy around until you legitimately lose a challenge, and then snuff out his ass (gross visual). Instead, they selfishly get rid of him, and sure the dynamic in the camp may be more harmonious (I doubt it), but they are now in a situation where they can’t afford to lose a challenge. They should have sucked it up and put up with Billy’s lack of social interaction until they needed to lose him. Any way you slice it, it was a stupid move.
The whole division by races thing is interesting. I never had a problem with it, as really, it’s no different than last year when they divided the groups by age and by sex. No difference. That there was outrage and huffiness about it just shows how uncomfortable America is about race, imo. Now that it’s done, though, I find it very interesting how the people involved in the various tribes are hyper aware of their racial-ness. When they break down the “race-tribes” and separate into two tribes or whatever they’ll do, I think the bonds of race that many had formed will remain pretty strong throughout the rest of the season. At least, moreso than bonds of age did last time. I found the small discussion that was happening in the American-Asian group regarding Cao Boi’s poor taste in racial jokes to be unsatisfying.
Finally, at Tribal Council, Billy’s proclamation that he and Candice? are in Twooo Wuvvv was a fantastic What The Hell? It came absolutely out of nowhere and threw everyone for a loop. I can’t wait for the moment when someone asks Candice about her feelings for Billy. It’ll be a heartbreaker for sure.
A pretty good episode, all in all.
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