May 19th, 2017 | 7 Comments | Posted in Survivor 34 - Game Changers

Well, Howdy-frickin’-doo, everybody! How was your week? Everything good? That’s greaaaatttt…. So, y’all ready to take the Evelyn Wood Speed Reading and Tribal Voting Dynamics program? Well, you’d better be, because we’re gonna be moving really fast tonight. Those of you who need your Ritalin, start popping them now, because we don’t want you to lose focus. Better yet, grab the nearest fidget spinner and let’s kick those ADHD blues away…

The show is cranking things up a notch tonight and getting rid of not one, but TWO players in the penultimate episode of Survivor: Short Bus, and I hope no one’s surprised when Brad is one of those. Sadly, I do believe that’s what is going to happen tonight, based on the simple fact he holds no immunity idols, and is on the wrong side of the numbers. But let’s see if Mr. Dawn Thomas can pull a miracle out of his culo and make it to Day 39.

But let me make it perfectly clear that I do not have any spoilers on tonight’s episode. I am merely going off logic, what I’ve observed in the tease, and 33 seasons of Survivor knowledge. But that doesn’t mean I’m right. The other thing I’ve learned from watching 33 seasons of Survivor is that nothing goes as I expect, so let’s keep those fingers crossed that Brad survives ‘til next week’s episode and somehow Tai and Michaela go home tonight.

But wait, Tai’s got two idols, you say? How could he be sent packing? Well, let’s start with the obvious…

He’s Tai.

Meaning he’ll probably do something stupid tonight and find himself scrambling to stay alive. Seriously, if you had two idols, wouldn’t you just wander around camp, not worrying about anything, eating, taking a dump in the ocean, have a few conversations with everyone just to “feel them out,” make a plan (or two) with some players, vote as expected, and then casually pull out one of your idols at Tribal so you don’t go home and earn some respect?

Wouldn’t you do that?

But not Tai. He’ll find a way to get paranoid about being alone. Drum up some anxiety about how he’s going to go home tonight, and then still make a dumb mistake at Tribal. Happens every week, right?

The other way Tai could get sent packing is by giving one of his idols to someone else (Michaela?) and play the other one on himself, and go home in tonight’s second Tribal. Seems perfectly plausible too, right? Enough speculation, let’s get right to it. We know Brad’s gonna get blackmailed – and while the editors made it seem like it’s at the hands of Michaela – I’m wondering if it’s even her, and the editors should be ashamed of themselves for using the term “blackmailed” and using Michaela… And I was accused of racism…!

Previously on…Survivor!

-Sarah spilled her Steal-a-Vote to Cirie, meaning she’s now a target to Cirie
-Sierra did the same to Sarah, proving my previous sentence
-Justifying all those confused looks by Sarah last week, guaranteeing she’d receive the Legacy Advantage from Sierra

8 are left (or 7.5 if you count Tai), who will be voted out tonight?

7 thoughts on “SURVIVOR: GAME CHANGERS – 5/19/17

  1. Sucks about the new car . Always something though . Oh well as long as prohibition never comes back everything will be ok ! Wow ! Just wow . Never saw the Michaela blindside coming . Nice move by Sarah to show Cirie who the queen bitch in that alliance was ! 6 left and one is guaranteed final 5 . One has an idol and one has 2 . Amazing ! Never seen a season where idols were hoarded like this and never played . Troy looked like he over indulged in the illegal narcotics back in the day . He may not remember he has one ! Amazing how Brad keeps being on the right side of the vote . Get rid of Brad , get rid of Brad . Hey Brad here is who we are voting . Jump aboard . I assume they think no one will give him the money . Like I said earlier with Sandra . That’s bullshit . Its not who needs a million . Its who EARNED it . Its a game . Screw the saddest story . Screw who has the most credit card debt . The money and title Sole Survivor should go to the best player . Brad has been the best player . Sarah has played well too but she has made more enemies than Brad in my opinion . Anyway when life gives ya lemons drop them in your Vodka for a little extra flavor !

  2. I cannot wait for Sarah to watch the show and find out Cirie was right the whole time. I did NOT see the Michaela blindside coming and am looking forward to next week when they return to camp. Hopefully they will show us some conversations. Those boys certainly have themselves well placed if Tai gives up and idol. If he has half a brain (which is doubtful), he will not give one to Brad since he would never beat Brad in the final. Sucks that Brad did not find one for himself …. but there are always immunity challenges for him.

    Have a great weekend. I cannot wait to read your recap of the finale!

  3. Hey Fish!

    Sorry about your wheels, but I just know you have something amazing coming your way to make up for all the trials you’ve had, certainly more than your fair share!

    I forgive Survivor for all their sins this season for two things that happened tonight. A/ Jeff P nails Michella by saying “Yes, kicking the puzzle always helps”. I do love when Jeff gets snide. And B/ Micahella was blindsided. I mean, that was sweet. Right up there with Debbie’s for me. I think maybe sweeter because Debbie was annoying, but not a total douchecanoe like Michealllla. And yes, I know I’m spelling her name wrong each time- someone told me once it was the ultimate sign of disrespect, and I cannot muster one ounce of respect for that ungrateful, temper-fueled, ego maniacal child. If they have her back, I’m out. And I’ll miss it terribly but at some point, we need to stop rewarding bad behavior. And no, she wasn’t a villain, she was just a brat, and I’ll take 10 Russels any day over that. Sorry, I feel better! Love until next week!!! xo Trish

  4. Fish, all of your nicknames this week are hysterical and on point! Too good. And then your line “Sarah takes her Advantage back and tells Cirie to eat a bowl of dicks…” EPIC.

    I really do not understand what was going through Cirie’s head with Sarah’s advantage… Even if her plan worked, I don’t see how the payoff is worth the risk. What do you REALLY think was her endgame? Was it just a misguided “big play” to build her resume?

    It’s crazy to me that we still have 3 idols and an advantage in play with this few of people left…but that could just be a product of the abundance of twists/advantages this season. Will Troyzan do something to avoid being the goat taken to the final? How big of an epic fail will Tai’s idol plays be? Will Aubry ever be on the right side of a vote? Can Sarah keep this mind fuckery going?! Ahh can’t wait to read your commentary after next week!

  5. Well…no go on the Survivor finale tickets. Just got the email. Now I gotta watch it like all the other Uberfans out there… At least I’ll save a mint in child care. I think I just upgraded Wednesday’s vodka to Grey Goose!

    Thanks for all the great comments! Here goes…

    Rick! Yeah, the idols are gonna be huge next week, and I wonder if Tai will play them right. He could just use them for himself, and guarantee he’s at final 4, and then see where he stands. If he had awareness, he’d know that anyone would take him to FT (cuz he’s such a goat), but he’s still thinking he can win it. What a douche! So true about Troyzan. That guy is operating on 3 cylinders… I don’t know if Brad could win. Survivor is so funky because you think they’ll give it to whoever needs it, but then they give it to who’s the most worthy. We viewers forget that we don’t vote (unlike other reality shows) so our opinion means squat. Keep the faith, brother!

    JWM! Thank you! The one thing I noticed when I saw the Michaela Ponderosa video is that she is just a kid. Really, just an immature little child who doesn’t know how to react to real life situations. It seems she’s putting on this “I’m just happy to be here” vibe because she really doesn’t know how to react. Hopefully, I’m done writing about her but something tells me I’m gonna have an opinion or two on her question at FT.

    Trish! Love you, chica! Car is back and running great. Let’s hope it continues to. Today was a big step in getting life square again, and the next few days will dictate a lot. But thanks for all your support. And thanks for hatin’ on Michaela. The show really needs a wake-up call on who to cast/not cast, and they clearly got it wrong with her. Can’t wait to write the final recap of the season and celebrate a deserving winner.

    MVD! Ha! That’s awesome you liked all the nicknames. I gotta give credit to an old friend for the “bowl of dicks” line. She’s been saying that to me for years and I’ve always loved it. Glad to put a smile on your face… RE: Cirie’s play. Two things. 1) I do think it was an attempt at making a big play AND taking the Advantage off the table for someone else (Sarah) to use. Too bad Cirie fucked it up. And 2) I read an exit interview with Michaela who said that Sarah gave Cirie the Advantage IMMEDIATELY before they walked into Tribal, so she had no opportunity to read it. She just stuffed it in her bag right as they were walking in and said, “Here’s the advantage.” Sarah is a tricky little vixen for doing that because she knew Cirie wouldn’t have a chance to read it and see that it was non-transferable. Sneaky one, that Officer A-cups… And with all the idols/Advantages at play, it’s difficult to predict who’ll go home. Let’s say both Tai and Troyzan play idols and Sarah has immunity the next vote. That means Brad, Cirie and Aubry are on the block, and based on the tease, maybe Brad gets one of Tai’s idols (or wins immunity) meaning Cirie or Aubry may be next to go. And then it’s 5 left, and perhaps Tai has an idol still, but it all comes down to those final Immunity Challenges. If Brad can get hot, he can make FT, but I think it’s unlikely he wins them all. With Tai, Troyzan as potential goats, and Aubry not deserving the win, I think it comes down to Brad vs. Sarah, and if they can make it. This is the most excited I’ve been for a finale since I don’t know when. Can’t. Wait.

    Hope you all enjoy the rest of your weekend. I know I will…XO

  6. I have a question . Does Sarah still compete in the elimination ? Can she win and then give her advantage or that immunity to someone else? I would assume in all fairness they wont reveal her immunity until AFTER the vote . In theory if so everyone but one person could have immunity . How funny would this scenario be ? Sarah wins immunity . She gives her advantage to Cirie . They are both safe . Tai feels safe so he gives Aubrey and Brad his idols . Now they are both safe . Troy plays his idol . He is safe . Tai starts day with 2 idols yet goes into final tribal as only person without an idol. Far fetched yes . My imagination being over active. Probably. Would that be the greatest moment in Survivor history if it happened . HELL YES !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  7. Trish – I LOVED when Jeff called her out for kicking the puzzle also including the snarky way he did it. We are all sick of her kicking things when she does not get her way.

    Rickhtzbq – That would be epic!!

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