BB: The Rainbow Flag

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Siblings are meant to be rivals and challenge each other – but to not be close to your parents, close to one parent or close to each parent, in a different way – is truly something and is quite sad.

“Beggars can’t be choosers” – so the saying goes. I talked about this, about a week ago. Why didn’t Brett and JC rally all the misfit toys and pull together a minuteman militia?? I get it, Rockstar is a pretty unique individual. But, each person is a vote and each person can row together, with the team. You had a ragtag Dumbledore’s Army, to lead, right there, JC!

There are bisexuals, but the two big groups of people are people who like men and people who like women. Gay males and straight females tend to be friends and gay females and straight males tend to be friends.

Sometimes, outside of the realm of social justice, it’s hard for most gay males and gay females to have a ton of things in common. So, I get it, if JC didn’t immediately gravitate to Kaycee. But Angela? It’s odd that the both of them had so very little to say to each other (??). No one is going to throw JC a lifesaver, as he floats, in the wake of the downed Titanic.

Bitterness Level? JC is a 9 out of 10, as of now – especially if the Three sit him down and tell him that he really didn’t know what was going on, in the game and that a mega-alliance was running the show, for almost the entire season.

I am never a fan of dropping hints to people, that they’re going home. Rob is very much against this idea and says as much, in The Evolution of Strategy series – detailing all of the Survivor seasons – several times.

The emotional approach makes the victor want to feel sorry for the vanquished and put them out of their mercy. But this depends on how you define ‘mercy.’

Telling someone he or she is going home – that the house or the tribe is going to execute them – only draws out the pain and makes the mark suffer more. The HG or the tribe member, sitting on Death Row, may become despondent or desperate and do something crazy, like the oft-quoted ‘dumping the rice.’

The death-throe thrashing of the defeated hurts the group, as a whole. A swift blindside is more merciful, for everyone involved, even if he or she is initially more bitter. For JC and Sam, the silence of the lambs is preferred to the reverse.

Speaking of Sam, she talks a big game, but never does anything. If Sam was so upset, she should have taken out Tyler and won the half-million. Don’t talk about doing it; do it.

Sam should have channeled all this talk, about lead pipes and curb stomping, into altering her fate, in the game. Now, it’s too late and she’s going home. Should-have, could-have; could-a, would-a. “A day late and a dollar short,” as Angela would say.

let go

BB: Refusing to Talk Game

go home tyler

If you’re running in, to hug somebody, and he or she stops you, mid-stride, and asks you, “Do you trust me?” be very suspicious of this person! What will it take, JC? Wake up!

When you believe you are the numbers, you usually fail. JC – and Brett, before he was toasted – both believed they were the numbers, to get out Tyler, Angela or Kaycee, when the time came.

However, Brett and JC spun around and wasted time, and before you knew it, Fessy was gone, Scottie was gone and even Rockstar was gone. All of those people could have been meat shields – numbers! – for Brett or JC, to make a move and take out Tyler, Angela or Kaycee. Yet they didn’t capitalize on these people and let all of their personnel be voted out. Hope is not a strategy!

JC was a skillful player but his one blind-spot – that Tyler played him, and worked with Level 6, the whole time – was the biggest and worst, one, last blind-spot he could have.  Tyler’s in-game immune system was strong enough to fight off Parasite JC, and now JC is drying up and withering away, without a host.

Kaycee had the veto; the plan should have been to backdoor Tyler now! But Kaycee has been playing it safe, all season. She doesn’t have the killer instinct. Kaycee didn’t want “to make waves,” or “put a target on her back,” or “disrupt Angela’s HOH.” A winner would do all of those things. Brett followed Kaycee’s strategy, of not doing anything and he’s no longer in the house. As expected, Kaycee did not use the veto on anyone and definitely didn’t backdoor anyone. Timid!

Sam asked Kaycee if she would use the veto on her. I am starting to get annoyed at Sam and JC. If you don’t want to talk game, don’t talk game at all! Sam gets upset when the others ask her about the game, but when someone else wins HOH or the veto, Sam is quick to ask if she’s safe. Yes, she’s self-interested, which is good. But if Sam was really self-interested, she would win more than one comp, per game. How about that?

JC is still digging into Tyler about supposedly throwing away the game, not for them, but really for JC. If I was Tyler, I might have lost patience with JC already. How about you win a comp, JC?!?! I get it; the physical comps are difficult, but there were also several mental and intellectual comps! There’s no excuse!

JC, Tyler is not going to “separate the girls.” I am tired of hearing about this. Get a clue, JC! If you don’t care, it’s OK not care, (and this goes for Sam, too) – but if you do care, do something about it! Stop talking about it and do something about it! Every day, it’s the same thing from JC and I am sure Tyler and the audience have had enough of it, by now.

The Three – Tyler, Angela and Kaycee – are making plans to reveal Level 6, to Sam and JC. Spilling the beans on Level 6 would be a non-event, at best (this would definitely fly over someone, like Fessy’s, head), and enraging to the jury members, at worst. Don’t do it!

What is wrong with revealing things after the show, when a winner has already been crowned? Tyler and Angela have gotten everything they wanted and the gravy train; why rub this mega-alliance in the minions’ faces?

And don’t tell Sam that she’s going home. She will dump the rice. #CurbStomp!

scottie