by Faith-Ashleigh Wong
The end is nigh! This season has absolutely flown by, hasn’t it? I can’t believe the next episode is the grand finale! So happy that Cochran is still around; I really hope he makes it to the end AND wins the million – still got my fingers crossed.
It’s the loved ones episode – suffice it to say, after 30-odd days this is a much anticipated and welcome event for the remaining castaways. Of course with the joy of being reunited with your loved ones comes also the horrible decision (for the winner of the challenge) on whether you sacrifice your time with your family and give it to the other castaways instead. So evil, Jeff!
Has anyone ever not offered it to the rest of the tribe? I don’t remember but I’m fairly certain there hasn’t been. And more likely than not from memory the castaway that made this gesture gets voted off, if not in that episode, then the next.
I think Cochran said it best: likeability is a liability.
Sadly selfless gestures – whether they are truly genuine and from the bottom of your heart – don’t count for anything in the world of Survivor.
Slight aside: I still remember what happened to poor Yau-Man back in Survivor: Fiji; how he offered Dreamz his reward win if in return should it come down to the two of them in the final immunity challenge and Dreamz won, that he give the immunity to Yau-Man. I thought that was pretty foolish and too trusting of Yau-Man – no surprises Dreamz didn’t keep to his end of the bargain.
Poor Brenda and crazy lucky for Eddie but I must say I did feel most bad for Dawn at the challenge. To be “dangled the carrot” of being able to spend quality time with your husband – and on their anniversary too – only for it to be taken away from her... And then to be able to see and hear the other castaways on their reward too...so cruel!
I cannot wait to see how the last three days play out, especially also because it’s been mentioned (on the Survivor Facebook page) that there will be another medical evacuation, believe it or not! I really wonder who it could be... As Jeff said, this really has been the most unpredictable season yet!