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Re: Survivor 4/1
Board: Television: After the Show Ends
Reply to: #502603 by Oliver and Company
Apr 1, 2010 9:46pm
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Holy toledo! Rob is gone. Didn't see that coming.

As Rob said when casting his vote, one of them was going to go home. I'm a little disappointed the Russel prevailed because I find Rob's observations amusing. I'll miss him. But honestly, I do think Russel is the better player. Rob was the only person who was a real threat to Russel--now that Russel is gone, he controls the Villains group. And at this point, I think he should win. The other players are dumb nitwits by comparison. They might be more "likable," but they suck at playing the game and don't deserve to win.

I'll miss Rob, though. He was a great player, and very entertaining. =)

-- Ryan
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Reply to: #502658 by Green Tortuga
Apr 2, 2010 3:46am
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I hated to see Rob go as well, but I do think Russell should pull this one off. Not because he's all that brilliant (although he is a master at this game) but because the other players are so dumb that they can't see through him! Did they not watch last season?

I was shocked by the way Rob blew Coach off at the end. Granted, Coach didn't vote for Russell, but he also didn't vote for Rob. And Coach said that the important thing was keeping the team strong, and that's exactly how he voted. Of course, it was an easy wimp out for him, not committing to either one, but not voting either one off....

hope
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Reply to: #502665 by hopeinnc
Apr 2, 2010 3:52am
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Did they not watch last season?

No. The last two seasons were filmed back to back.
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Reply to: #502665 by hopeinnc
Apr 2, 2010 5:41am
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Voting for Courtney was a wimpy cop-out. One of my father's favorite sayings was "Not to decide is to decide". By failing to choose between Rob and Russell, Coach made his choice. Now Russell doesn't trust him, so I'm betting Coach's days are (deservedly) numbered.

Coach got so caught up in what he perceived to be the honorable thing (voting Courtney out because she was weak), that he overlooked the fact that he'd lied to both Rob and Russell. Where is his precious honor now?

I can't believe Jerri either - trusting Russell, just because he told her to. Although it seems that this season's players did not get to watch last season, so they don't know how dastardly Russell is. That's kind of the point though - you don't know him. Why do people trust him?
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Reply to: #502683 by TrailTroll
Apr 2, 2010 6:00am
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That's kind of the point though - you don't know him. Why do people trust him?

Because he looks so trustworthy? Nah, that's not it. Because he looks like a smarmy little snake in the grass that would feed you and apple and tell you it would make you know everything and live forever!
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Reply to: #502665 by hopeinnc
Apr 2, 2010 6:52am
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I was shocked too, by the way Rob spoke to Coach. I half expected to see tears rolling down Coach's face. For all we know he may have had a real break down and did just that after filming. I feel the same as Trail Troll, his days are numbered. Even though he is another strong man to do the challenges. He looked pretty wimpy on doing baskets in that one challenge. Don't think he made even one basket.
OD
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Reply to: #502704 by Okie Dog
Apr 2, 2010 8:25am
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I was surprised for a moment that Rob talked to Coach like that and blew him off when he tried to hug him, because Rob is all about "it's just a game."

But what I realized is -- that's exactly why he hugged Jerri. It's just a game, and she did what she thinks is best for her (remains to be seen if that's true, and of course Rob disagrees, but ...). If you say you're going to lie and manipulate and do what's best for you, Rob respects that. Coach, however, is supposedly all about honor and doing what he says he's going to do. His whole persona out there is about playing the game without going back on his word. And he gave Rob his word and shook on it, and then knowingly cast a vote that meant Rob would go home.
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Reply to: #502666 by Eidolon
Apr 2, 2010 8:33am
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Did they not watch last season?

No. The last two seasons were filmed back to back.

Russell is the one player that no one knows anything about, that's why he's able to pull the same shenanigans as he did last season. Had there been some time between the two seasons, we would be watching a much different game this season.

I'm sorry to see Rob go too. He may be a villain, but he's an amusing villain with a decent personality.
SJ Honey Bunny
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Reply to: #502736 by Woman to Blame
Apr 2, 2010 9:18am
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I'm sorry to see Rob go too. He may be a villain, but he's an amusing villain with a decent personality.

I feel the same way. It should have been Russell. It's hard to believe that no one sees what he's doing!

:) Mama Marge
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Reply to: #502750 by Mama Marge
Apr 2, 2010 9:21am
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Russell is so darn charming and convincing to the individuals he corners. I think they would be much more resistant if they were not on that island, sleep depraved and weak, as well as hungry.
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Reply to: #502683 by TrailTroll
Apr 2, 2010 10:16am
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The part that I'll never understand with Jeri is that on the same day she heard him say that he wanted to be in the top 4 with the three women, and then that he wanted the top three to be him with Jeri and Coach. How is that possible? And yet, she believed him!!!
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Reply to: #502751 by cheekee monkey
Apr 2, 2010 10:25am
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Russell is on the villain side, right? So he doesn't know there is another immunity idol out there? Or were the heroes the only ones finding a note about an idol? And as such, would only be in their camp. It will be fun to see if Russell finds another idol. When and if there is one planted for him to find.
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Reply to: #502774 by PBandJ
Apr 2, 2010 10:40am
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The part that I'll never understand with Jeri is that on the same day she heard him say that he wanted to be in the top 4 with the three women, and then that he wanted the top three to be him with Jeri and Coach. How is that possible? And yet, she believed him!!!

I was telling my daughter this morning that I didn't remember Jeri being quite so dumb. This season she seems much more wishy-washy than in the past. And putting Coach on the spot the way she did with Russel on the beach... That was just stupid!
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Reply to: #502640 by Ursa Major
Apr 2, 2010 10:57am
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There are a lot of people who feel that way about Russell. I wonder if Survivor has lost fans because of Russell lasting or gained more because they want to see him voted out? My friend won't watch because of him and can't stand to see or hear him. Knowing he can't possibly win because of the constant backstabbing makes me feel better about other people's chances. For me he provides great drama which is why Jeff thinks he's the greatest Survivor player ever and why the shows brass loves him being on.
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Reply to: #502784 by hopeinnc
Apr 2, 2010 11:49am
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I was telling my daughter this morning that I didn't remember Jeri being quite so dumb. This season she seems much more wishy-washy than in the past.

We have to remember that it was many ago that the likes of Jeri and Colby were on survivor; 9 years to be exact. I looked it up because Colby just looked so, I don't know, tired, old, un-buff? Same with Jeri who was 29 when she last played and is 38 now. (HUGE difference--for those of you who haven't reached these ages yet!). James had a comment about his "Superman" (Colby) becoming a wimp (or words to that effect)--would be interesting to see James's condition in 9 years.

Jeri said last night that she "was on the wrong team". She certainly isn't playing like the "villain" she was 9 years ago but that's how we'll always think of her. If she'd known then that she would still be unmarried and w/o kids, I wonder what kind of difference that would have made. Personally, I think she looks exactly the same and in damn good shape compared to her 29-year old self.

~~Doublesaj~~
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Reply to: #502802 by DoubleSaj and Old Blue
Apr 2, 2010 1:47pm
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I understand that there's a big difference between 29 and 38 but 38 is young compared to the likes of some players who've gone out there and whooped booty without whining about how "old" they are.

-Sweet n' Sassy
(who is 29 but still thinks 38 is not old)