Post by Tom of China on Mar 18, 2008 20:39:02 GMT -5
And with that, Bridget finally takes a hit! But a big congrats to you Bridget, for lasting TWELVE whole rounds on the blog without losing a single of your picks (even your dark horse!). Major props. Bridget still has a large lead, but it's a great battle for 2nd place right now! Final Four bonus points (and obviously Dark Horse / Sole Survivor picks too) will be critical as we reach the endgame of our Blog.
And another big congrats to Andrew, for becoming the second person to strike out with the final four picks (joining the illustrious ranks of our supreme host, Sandy).
After an ultimately predictable, though tumultuous round, we are now down to six left. Can't wait to see if Allan continues to get targeted by Payne, if Stephanie crumbles under the pressure, and if everyone else will finally wake up and realize that Payne is completely dominating this game.
Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying, "This is the way; walk in it." - Isaiah 30:21
Okay I guess I'll start off the blogging for this Episode as it seems I have much on my mind about things.
First off Piper was the first one to be voted out after a tie breaker with Allan. Josh changed his vote last minute because someone told Allan about the plan to vote him out. However, Allan didn't even play the idol which is surprising. Josh would have moved up on my list if he made a move and voted out Allan and here's why..
That double boot twist was designed for force players to make bold moves, or to sit back and be a blob of goo. Usually in Survivor, at the final 7, it seems to be one of the best times to make a big move in the game. Sometimes people take it, sometimes people don't. I wanted to see how it would work out by eliminated the final 7 altogether. It was an opportune time for Josh to make an impact on the game because as of now he has yet to even make a little dent. He let the chance pass him by and is now left in a game with challenge sharks (imo) being Payne, Ashley, Stephanie, and Allan. Voting out Piper I think was a super dumb move on his part. Dumb, dumb, dumb. Any thoughts on this matter?
Alicia is gone too. The high point of Alicia's game ended a long time ago on Humuhumu, it was only a matter of time before Nene devoured her too. She is now the 4th juror, wayyyy better than Cambodia. GO ALICIA!!! <3<3<3
Allan still has the idol and if not taken out this round will automatically be part of the final four. Go Allan if he can make it there! It would have been classic if he were voted out last round having not played the idol. Woulda been a great storyline! <Insert Josh bashing here>.
Ashley continue to remain in a great position in the game. Personally I still can't believe how active and cool she turned out to be. I really thought she was going to be a dud, basically casting her because she was an attractive girl. She has totally blew me away here in Hawaii - being completely opposite of what I had envisioned. I'm still rooting for her to win.
Stephanie oh dear Stephanie. Last round was your time to shine. If only Josh went along with it, it woulda been his time to shine too. Since her target last round (Allan) is still here, she is in some deep shit. Also, in Payne's last confessional he was kinda exploding off on Stephanie for "going behind his back." He's ridiculous because all last episode he was ranting about how great it would be if Allan were voted out. If Stephanie's plan actually worked Payne would be happy. He annoyed me right there, I think cuz I thought Stephanie's plan was brilliant.
Payne, although I'm annoyed with him at the moment, he's still great I guess. I mean, he doesn't have to do much to make the finals. The dynamics right now are set to where he really doesn't have anything to worry about. He will continue to call the shots I bet. If he's in danger soon - I'd be surprised.
Lorii is right up there with Payne in entertainment. Ever since her escape from Humuhumu she has totally blossomed into a key player. She's definitely one of my favorites. It would be nice if she were to shake things up and vote randomly at a future Tribal Council, but I see her riding Ashley or Payne to the end. We'll see.
As for the Final 6 - definitely satisfied with the outcome. Even though Josh blows he is still an individual (not a smart one) but he is. He hasn't lived up to his Josh-Father nickname, so right here right now I'm officially revoking that shit. Plus, everyone else seems to have another nickname for him. ::cough Payne+Piper cough::
Next Immunity Prediction: Payne Next Boot Prediction: Stephanie
Post by Tom of China on Mar 18, 2008 22:26:37 GMT -5
Earl's interview was pretty boring. Payne's personal comments about it were SPOT ON. Earl, you did nothing to deserve going farther. Be happy for a jury spot. Matthew should've had it.
I think Lorii's most recent confessional makes me officially want to root for her to win over Andrew. Nothing against Andrew of course, because he's been an incredible part of this cast and this game. On one side it's been really cool to watch him simply dominate every part of this game up until now; but on another side, it can become somewhat stagnant after a while. Lorii's hung in there despite some low odds over at Humuhumu, has gone to basically every tribal council, and has one of the best personalities in the game. She's great. I don't know if her plans will come to fruition, but it'd be great to see her take down the game's biggest powerhouse in this stretch drive.
Win preference: 1) Lorii 2) Andrew 3) Allan 4) Ashley 5) Josh 6) Stephanie
Definitely surprised that Allan didn't play the idol! Close call.
Josh is growing on me as a character...but still not as a player. He's not the brightest bulb in the Lite-Brite™ set, that's for sure. He 100% can NOT win this game in a final three format. The only way I could ever see him winning would be in a one-on-one scenario against Stephanie, and even then he still might lose. He doesn't connect with people and ticks them off on top of it (see: Piper). It'll be interesting this round to see if he turns on his "bro," his "holmes," his "man" Payne.
Payne is great...but a blindside here would be great too...
Post by bridgetofcambodia on Mar 18, 2008 22:43:13 GMT -5
Okay, so I'm having conflicting interests. Part of me really wants to see Payne win (well, he is my pick) but you can't have all stars without Payne. Lorii is hilarious, and if Payne can't win, I want her to
I completely agree with you Tom, that Josh cannot win Surv1vor Hawaii. I don't think Steph can either, as she's basically SOL.
I hate to say it, but it's really looking like Payne gonna make it to the end after all, lucky bastard, lol. Like Sandy, I was annoyed at his hypocrisy. He was all happy about ridding himself of Allan, but when Steph has THE ABSOLUTE BALLS to try to get rid of Allan, HOW DARE THAT BITCH!!!! Sheesh, get over yourself Payne, you're just pissy that Steph actually tried to do what you said you were gonna do a long time ago, (yet you never do).
Anyway, I'm also rooting for Lorii to win, (seriously, I really am). The underdog story is always fun and quite frankly Lorii has been an absolute joy to watch lately. However, her only hope is if Payne finally decides to actually screw Allan over instead of just talking about it. Otherwise, she's looking at 4th place at best.
Allan is my second pick. I should have kept my winner pick to him, but I let his early inactivity freak me out, (figures, I should have learned by now to stick with your first instinct). I wouldn't underestimate this guy, he can still pull out the win. He is pretty likeable and having the idol is a nice little thing to put on your resume. The problem with him is that he's been way too trusting this whole time with Payne. At least he's not getting creepy about it like Kodie was.
As annoying as he's getting lately, Payne is 3rd for me. He quite frankly deserves to win this game, as he's the strongest strategizer. However, my problem with him is that like Clayton back in Egypt, it almost seems like the game went 100 percent his way. The Top vs. Bottom feeders twist, the fact that Nene usually won immunity, the fact that his 3 closest allies are way too trusting and unaware of the fact that he's a real threat in this game, (refering to Allan, Lorii and Ashley). And everyone else who could get rid of him is either in too bad of a postition to do anything about it, (Alicia and Steph, who both waited just a bit too long to try to take Payne out) or too damn stupid to realize their opportunity, (Josh, Piper). It gets boring to watch after a while. But he definetally deserves to win.
I still like Ashley, and like Sandy, (and probably everyone else) I'm really surprised she ended up being as active and good at the game as she ended up being.
5th is Steph. While she was long gone early on, she at least wasn't voted out. Still, unless she somehow pulls out a miracle here, she's gone and she really doesn't have much of a case to state why she deserves to win.
and finally, the "Josh-Father". What a dummy, he had a golden chance to change the game up, and even if Allan had used the idol, he would have been safe for sure. Idiot, I hope he regrets this move for a long time.
I love this type of immunity challenge. It always lets everything out in the open and it is a telling challenge as to where you stand, (as I found out in Egypt, although to be fair I expected a lot of bad things).
Lorii actually wants Payne out this round. Interesting, but it's a bit too late Lorii. Then again, she and Ashley have a connection.....and Ashley is with Allan and could influence how he votes......this round could get interesting.
Anyway, I love how Josh is aware that he has no prayer to win, yet he's so clueless otherwise, (thinking that Earl will be the hardest juror to please, HELLO PIPER! and hell, he voted Alicia off the jury, wtf? is he that oblivious to Piper hating him?). Andrew is wising piling on the negativity on Steph. And Lorii is playing it safe as usual.
I can't remember Andrew, who was around when we did this challenge, and did you get a lot of negative comments? I don't remember Egypt that well
From that challenge Lorii does hint at wanting Payne out this round, if not soon. If she can convince Ashley of doing so maybe something can happen. I agree Andrew, things will 'hopefully' get interesting soon.
Or they could be predictable and Stephanie would get the ax. I kinda want her to win the challenge just so the others will have to scramble.
It seems like EVERYONE thinks Earl will be hard to please. Hm...
Yeah actually, I think we had Me, Clayton, Torah, Kyle, Sean, and Jennifer left in the game. Ektor had just gotten himself voted out and I was suddenly on the outside.
If I remember correctly, I think I got the titles of..."Most Annoying", "Thinks they are in control but really aren't", (which I voted myself for too) "Playing the game the hardest" and "Person people want to vote out next". I probably got "Most untrustworthy" too, but I'm not 100 percent sure.