Tribal Council was ‘live’! Jeff doesn’t say it often and when he does it is pretty exciting! I love votes that aren’t obvious and I love that Julia is staying around.
Anyone else notice there hasn’t been much digging, lately? I wonder if they realized that was a bad idea…
What we know:
-Nick feels like he can control all the women because of his finely-chiseled bones and his Greek God-like appearance. He is infuriating to watch but his confessionals were spot on.
-Michele knows what she is doing and is playing a smart game. I was so happy to see a few confessionals from her- and I liked what I saw. I hope she is the reason that Nick leaves the game (if he ever does leave…) Now she just needs to learn to untie knots a little quicker…
-Nick almost beat a professional basketball player in a shooting contest.
– I realize Scot was never a ‘shooter’ when he played pro, but if you’re going to be a pro basketball player shouldn’t you be at least kinda good at shooting baskets, at least more than the average Joe (not Del Campo)? I’m unimpressed.
-Julia goes to Boston University which was the school I always wanted to go to! I just like her more now. And she smartly lied about her age; 18 could be a liability in the game.
– Julia is playing the Sandra Diaz-Twine game… ‘anyone but me’. This paid off for Sandra-twice!
-Is Kyle still in the game?
-Debbie wants a woman to win the game. I want Debbie to win the game. Looks like we’re good, there!
-All three idols are in play and mostly secret, and they belong to Kyle, Tai, and Neal.
-Next week is the MERGE!!! The game has been good- but this is when it gets super exciting!
Let’s get to the rankings!
* I don’t read spoilers
Pre-Merge Boot/Med Evac Order:
1. Darnell Hamilton (To Tang)
2. Jennifer Lanzetti (To Tang)
3. Liz Markham (Chan Loh)
4. Caleb Reynolds (Gondol)
5. Alecia Holden (To Tang)
6. Anna Khait (Gondol, Gondol)
7. Peter Baggenstos (Chan Loh, Gondol)
I’m sure Peter is lovely in person, but his social game was hopeless and aside from Nick, he was the most arrogant person in Kaoh Rong. Buh-bye!
Chan Loh Tribe Rankings (Brains)
6. Michele Fitzgerald
Look bruh- this is a girl who doesn’t need to be carried, bruh! As far as Chan Loh is concerned, I believe Michele to be at the bottom. But with a merge on the horizon and the opportunity for her to reunite with Julia, things may be looking up. Bro.
5. Cydney Gillon
I like Cydney, but we never hear from her. Not much of a winner’s edit- or any edit for that matter.
4. Nick Maiorano
I personally don’t understand the attraction to Nick- although I do like his full beard! Nick is smart and he is thinking long-term in the game. However, there are three other strong men that already have idols. Nick also proved himself as a physical threat in the game and could easily be the next to go.
3. Neal Gottlieb
I want to write more about Neal but I just don’t have a lot of material. He’s sitting pretty and I’m sure we will see more of him in the very near future.
2. Kyle Jason
Kyle is invisible and didn’t have a single confessional in this episode. But he has an idol and he’s about to be reunited with Scot, so I would say he remains in a power position.
1. Debbie Wanner
Debbie is hilarious and making strong social connections all over this game. We see her connecting with Nick and Michele this episode, and we know from previous episodes that she has a connection with Kyle and Cydney. Thank you, CBS, for casting Debbie!
Gondol Tribe Rankins (Beauty)
5. Julia Sokolowski
Glad she is still here, but not sure how long she is going to last. I’ve ranked her low this entire time, but she is proving to be better than I anticipated. Congratulations on making the merge!
4. Joseph Del Campo
If Joe ever asks you a question, don’t dance around it- just say yes or no. The guy is a retired FBI agent and loyal to a fault. The first half of the episode Joe was on point. He should have ditched Peter and gone with the numbers. However, Joe does take a hit to the head very valiantly.
3. Aubry Bracco
Aubry convinced Joe to make amends with Peter, not vote Peter out, and then shifted the entire tribal council. Aubry started the game with an emotional break down, but she has rallied and is playing a fairly good game. Also, she looks nothing like her casting photo.
2. Scot Pollard
He’s a terrible free-thrower, but luckily the Survivor slogan doesn’t read “out-shoot”. Scot has powerful allies in the game. However, can someone who already has a lot of money win this game? Not sure about that one.
1. Tai Trang
He’s in the power spot of this tribe and surely will be in the new tribe, too.
Casting my vote for this part-time model!
There you have it folks, the sixth episode of Survivor 32 in the books! Check back next week for more Recaps and Rankings.
Until next time,