PTSD, Food Hog, An Idol, And A Blindside
Okay at first when I heard the bang with the fire, all I could think about was Mike Skupin having fallen into the fire years ago. I thought for sure Ben had gotten burned.
Because he yelled when it happened, and the second time that it happened he yelled again, and I saw he wasn’t anywhere near the fire, I thought the fire was popping on him.
But apparently it’s got to do with PTSD. I really appreciate Ben taking the time to talk about that on camera. I’m sure it wasn’t easy for him, but, I’m also sure that there are other people out there who can relate and it helped them know that somebody else is out there feeling the same thing after coming back. I’m also glad Survivor played the clip of him talking about it. I certainly will never experience what he’s experienced, and what he will continue to experience. He went through that for my families safety, and for that, I’m truly grateful.
This reward challenge with the iced coffee… everybody gets so excited about these food rewards, but, they get these huge amounts of wonderful and delicious looking foods and they eat them and then they’re sick as dogs because they haven’t eaten, really, they overindulge, and it never goes well.
That reward challenge was excruciating to watch, but, I cannot imagine being Ryan and that ball just getting away from him over and over and over again.
Luckily, it was a reward challenge and not an immunity challenge, so, usually in these situations it’s better to lose a reward challenge for your team than an immunity challenge.
Ryan is basically saying he’s playing a really good social game. Which it looks like so far he is. Until somebody decides that he’s the weak link, which I’m not sure that he really is. However, if he loses any more weight I think he’s going to disappear… ijs…
Cole better watch out because nothing will get you thrown out of Survivor quicker than making people sick with the way you eat, or eating more than you should. He even looks like he knows he shouldn’t, he keeps looking around to see if they’re watching.
I’m not sure why Jessica just stood there drinking her water and filling the canteens and telling Mike to keep digging, and then when he found an idol she thinks it’s part hers. I would not think so…
In my opinion on the immunity challenge, I would have taken longer, but, it probably would have paid off in the long run if they could have kept the rice bags out of the water because once they got in the water that became 1. heavier and 2. the bags became bigger making it harder to get them through the hole. If they had been able to keep the bags out of the water they would not have been as heavy and they probably would have been much more easily maneuvered through the hole.
So, as I said it may have taken longer to try and keep them up and out of the water as much as possible, but they would have expended less energy and made up for it.
Okay, I don’t know if anyone noticed yet but Desi is a challenge beast. She made this entire immunity challenge look so easy, down to sliding that ball to the right faster than I’ve seen anybody move these balls on this challenge before.
Ryan is stuck in his dilemma being the swing vote and trying to figure out who to vote out whether it be Chrissy or Rourk. He said either way somebody’s going to be mad at him, however, if he voted Chrissy she’d be mad at him at home. The safest bet would have been to vote for Chrissy, although she probably would never turn on him, whereas Ali may, in the future, turn on him.
Chrissy’s defense at tribal was that she asked them if they wanted to take over at the immunity challenge. I did hear her say “does anybody want to try and take a turn”, and Roark said “do you want to keep going or do you want me to take it” or something to that effect.
The issue is there’s not any time and time is of the essence in these challenges. Chrissy’s trying to hurry, she’s trying to get it done in time so that they don’t lose any time and she doesn’t hear what everybody’s saying and Rourk did not say “yes move over let me have it”. She wasn’t direct, Chrissy should have said “I’m done somebody else take over” Roark should have said “move over I’ll take over”. There’s no time to be shy or courteous when you’re trying to win a challenge like that.
That was definitely a blindside, I wasn’t even sure until the very end that they actually went for Rourk. And if looks could kill… Ali is ready to string Ryan up!
I guess his thinking was that he could make up with Ali later and keep her on his side and then he has two people behind him, but, will this backfire on him?
Following Ali’s theory about tribal being where you see who you can trust, now she feels like she can’t trust Ryan, for the moment. Hopefully he can repair the relationship.
What did you think about this episode?