Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Survivor 26: Phillip, Emo, Gollum -- Episode 4 Recap/Analysis

(in which Dom gets a new microphone after 70 episodes and it's somehow worse than the old one...)

Despite NPCs from Tata the Bushman to the 'Strayian medical team getting more airtime than half the Favourites, the season looks to be revving up. With one time US Marine and all-time attention whore Shamar removed from the game and another challenge loss sending them to Tribal Council, the Fans - the misfit men in particular - are forced to confront the timeless Survivor question of strength versus loyalty. Did they make the right choice, and what does this mean for them going forward?  Meanwhile, as Phillip, Andrea, and Cochran all reprise some old themes to compensate for a lack of action, are we about to see a meltdown of historic proportions, or is this an uniquely frustrating case of editorial misdirection? We discuss these questions and more on a late (some we would say timely!) episode available on the player below, here, or on iTunes here.

1 comment:

  1. Francesca (at least on TV)was completely oblivious to the people around her. Her obsession with Phillip and how "obvious" voting for him was blinded her to any idea of using him as the rest of the tribe seems happy to do. The original discussion shown involved including him in the alliance because no one would expect her to be able to work with him. She decided he was an insane, annoying person and an obvious vote that "of course" every one else would go along with. Thus she saw no need to even talk it over with everyone else and managed to get voted out again.


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