Survivor 37: Super-Fan?!?

Survivor in Paradise

If someone doesn’t seem self-aware, how can you teach them self-awareness?? The edit is sneaky here: they were trying to make Jeremy seem “hyper-frenetic,” like he was doing so much – when really his only alliance was with odd-fedora Mike.

The term “super-fan” has been diluted, beyond all worth. Nope, Wendell was cast from another mold! After Natalie gave him such a frosty reception, he should have avoided her napalm, for all the marbles!

Poor Jeremy. He was high-to-middle tier on my list. A fatal error too many, cost him the game.

Survivor Rankings, post-Episode 3:

  1.  Ultimate Sole Survivor: Christian
    a. The Know-It-All – younger male, snarky, super-fan, embodies the type, nervous
  2. Alison
    a. Erin Brockovich – everyday kind of woman, ‘normal’ job, doesn’t play hard
  3. Dan
    a. Seduce and Destroy – most diverse type (could be smart, mean or naive); salesman

    1. Found an Idol: 2 Points
  4. Cowboy Carl
    a. True Grit – older athletic or military male; tough guy, you see what you get
  5. Jeremy Crawford
    a. Social Butterfly – vivacious, bonds with both genders, outgoing, social, savvy

    1. Got Voted Out: – 5 Points
    2. Found an Idol: 2 Points
  6. Angelina
    a. Meredith Grey – young, professional, intense; overthinks, gets a blind-slide
  7. Alec
    a. Surfer Dude – easy-going, calls everyone ‘bro,’ keeps their closest allies; Tyson, Aras
  8. Natalie
    a. The Wise Older Woman – can see through all of your nonsense; no hugs
  9. Elizabeth Olsen
    a. Mommy Dearest – older woman who has kids; Tina
  10. Natalia
    a. The Oh-No You Didn’t – will go offSurvivor, yes
  11. “Davie”
    a. Ponyboy (“The Outsiders”) – young male outside of the mainstream, sensitive

    1. Found an Idol: 2 Points
  12. Pat
    a. The Heisenberg
    MEDEVAC: -3 Points
  13. Nick Wilson
    a. The Good Ole Boy
  14. The Mayor of Slamtown
    a. The (Pseudo) Specialist – middle-aged guy who loves himself and the old days
  15. Mike White
    a. Mr. Miyagi – older male player, wise, dad of the tribe, reliable season narrator
  16. Kara Kay
    a. The Siren – flirtation and charm are their game, seen as a threat
  17. Gabby
    a. Chelsea Handler – witty, cute, anxious, neurotic; nerd bait, ‘manic pixie girl’
  18. Lyrsa (purple hair)
    a. Lady Gaga – female not like the others, New-Agey (Kaitlyn, Rockstar), flaky, flip
  19. Jessica
    a. Little Red Riding Hood
    First Voted Out of the Season: -15 Points

    1. Got Voted Out: – 5 Points
  20. First-One Out: Bi
    b. GI Jane – super athletic female challenge beast, struggles socially

Rupert is back again

 

BB: “Crush Your Enemy Totally.” RIP Brett

this. is. the. best.

Stay calm and stay regular. “Take your Metamucil.” I mean, Brett played the game. I am glad Angela wasn’t surprised, in regard to Brett’s impending treachery. We just witnessed the Level 6 civil war!

Tyler, Angela and Kaycee flexed their first strike capability against Brett, before he could even make a move.

I am happy for Tangela; I just don’t do showmances well. The “I love you”(s) feel forced. Law 20, of the 48 Laws of Power: “Do Not Commit to Anyone.” It takes years to truly love someone. Fans, this is for TV. Just pull out a script.

Also, in the Stupid File: Nobody decides anything on Thursday morning. Governments and corporations have things planned out, beyond 2023. Wake up, Hay. She didn’t deserve a coup de grâce – and she didn’t get one. In Survivor, telling someone he or she is going, is risking that such a person will dump the rice.

I get excited when my favorites win comps, because I value action, over words, but Kaycee doesn’t have the killer instinct. She was really excited, to get Brett out of the house – but only once Tyler walked her through it and explained a blindside, to Kaycee, Barney-style. Otherwise, Kaycee would still be saying “Let’s Go,” for all of Level 6. That’s not how the real world works, Kaycee. Out there, some people are devious and underhanded.

Kaycee will be rocked by a betrayal – if Tyler doesn’t carry her to the end, and lose to her, in the Final Two. In the GBMs, Angela and Tyler decided to blame Hay’s exit on Brett. But that’s just poor planning, since Brett will be following her, soon after and they will compare notes, in the jury house. Hay will then wonder why Tyler and Angela had to lie to her, even in the GBMs. Again, we’re looking at a Kaycee win, by accident, not on purpose.

JC was more horrified for himself, than for Brett. JBrett was over before it even began; Tyler and Angela nipped that power pair, in the bud. JC didn’t even vote to keep Brett. JC is just trying to keep all his ducks in a row. He did jump off the Brett boat, before it went down, but JC’s still a rat, fleeing sinking ship, after sinking ship, Titanic after Titanic. Could JC still win? Maybe, but also only by accident, not on purpose.

If Julie asks you if you are going to vote for Tyler or vote “bitter,” that’s not a real choice. Of course, on live TV, Brett is going to be a good sportsman. But coach the question, in another way: voting “emotionally,” instead of voting “bitter,” and Brett is totally on board.

You cheer, when you get out an enemy, but Tyler, Angela and Kaycee really laughed, while twisting the knife, into their friend. Yes, friends expect everything and betray, at the drop of a hat, just like in the 48 Laws of Power – while enemies expect nothing, and will be loyal, for a scrap of goodwill. But Tyler and Angela are killing their chances with the jury. Pyrrhic victory? We’ll see.

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