On “Survivor” following the beautiful blindside from last week, Tai went about feeling sorry for lying and then apologized to Jason, who just listened but didn’t believe a word. It is disconcerting to see those who want to make everybody happy…Nevertheless, this season is one of the greatest so far in the history of this show, the players are strategic and blindsides are not an anomaly.
Jason of course was seething due to his friend’s ousting last week, -Scott-, and wanted nothing more than to blindside Tai, who is just playing everyone while pretending to be everyone’s friend. This player eventually has to be uncovered for who he really is, deceitful and conniving believing he can get away by stabbing people in the back and then apologizing for the betrayal.
But other players such as Michelle, Cydney, and Aubry are playing a flawless game with such subtleness that even those that get voted out, don’t have anything bad to say to them. Such ability is commendable and fascinating to watch, where players can manage to outwit, outlast and outplay others, however, without meanness and above all flaunting their intelligence as much higher than those around them.
And then there’s Joe, suppose ex-FBI who is kept in the tribe only because he goes along with the girls and votes based on those he feels he can trust, in reality he is not playing a game, instead riding the girl’s coattails, but eventually they will see he is of no use to them and then he will find out who was really in charge.
This is indeed one of the best seasons in “Survivor” history based on strategic moves and some players truly outmaneuvering adversity and managing to remain in the game and be a force to reckon with. As far as Jason is concerned, yes he is strong and quite capable of winning challenges, but he doesn’t have the numbers as was very vocal when he felt in charge and alienated many others who are now truly on the driver’s seat. Therefore, for Jason to survive he would pretty much have to win every immunity challenge from now until the final three and that is a tall order and although possible, not very likely.
The jury is filling up and as always pay close to attention in tribal council to the comings and goings of those still in the run for grand prize. They are always intrigued by what is said that has transpired, and surely wish they could speak up and lash out at those who voted them out. Yes, they will get their chance once the final 3 are decided and they get to vote for the winner, but strategy is the bottom line, and whether betrayed or not, how the game is played by some ultimately determines the winner, those that ride coattails and blatantly boast their superiority and bullies’ others in the end wind up with nothing.
“Survivor” runs on Wednesday at 8 p.m. EDT on CBS and recaps and information on the show can be found at www.cbs.com/survivor.