This was reported incorrectly by Sheldor as “I’m the Kingpin”, but luckily I’m here to correct him, because No Friggin Way Friggen Hose-a can it have been Friggin Kingpin. I am willing to believe that Sheldor got his misinformation from deliberately falsified PR material put out by the EPMB in order to advertise his law firm of “Friggin Kingpin and Associates”, scam artists extraordinaire, because apparently ‘Someone’ mentions this in a confessional. But anybody can see that this ‘someone’s lips aren’t synchronized with the audio, at least they will be able to when the show airs. Till then, I am in charge of the SOTS for this week, so it’s my word against the tower of litigious power that the powers that be represent.
This is the State of the Spoiling for this week, which should be referred to as the State of Confusion.
Because nobody really cares because this is also the conclusion of a very unpresidential Presidential Election. One where we have to choose between an insane braggart, crook, and woman groper, and a sane crook, beaten wife, and shifty eyed pant suited blame shifter. So, this week we don’t dominate the airwaves as we normally do. Not going to try and influence anyone’s vote, or even tell anyone to go out and vote. It’s pointless because we will wind up with a crook either way. But what I will do is try and deflect your attention back to RWTV Survivor where it should be.
Also, the merge is upon us. It will happen. Day 21.
With a hidden riddle that our master of silly
walks codes (Tribe) breaks for us.
First letters of message...
MAIL BRINGS ADVANTAGE FIND IT FIRST
(They are making them work for their Merge meal goodies).
They immediately begin to practice back stabbing. (What, you thought they were overcome with joy and hugging each other? No, they are just mapping out the knife entry points).
But apparently there is some kumbaya.
The merger is not a spoiler because it was announced at the end of last week’s episode, but with 13 survivors left, it was a bit early. And so it confused us. Me.
So, we will have one tribe, Vinaka.
composed of six Gen-Xers:
And 6 Millennials:
And one millennial/Gen-X morph.
Also, Michaela was made to walk the plank in a surprising (to me) coda to last week’s show. That’s right, no more Tatas. Not that that matters with the boob/butt crack blur-o-vision editor on the job, but still, it sucks.
Also not a spoiler is the contract Michaela put out on Jay who she blames for her ouster. No doubt she expects to perform the contract herself with maximum prejudice. There were three other votes that also voted to boot her, and their life insurance companies have also dropped coverage.
After the Merge, a predictable division of the tribe forms between the Millennials and Gen-Xers. At least the editors would have us believe that.
But, there is trouble in Millennial land, Hannah is ready to stir things up at the cost of their numbers advantage, and she confesses to the camera in her casual hobo wear knee (bug scared knees) length skirt tastefully stained with mud that she wants Jay’s head on a stick for his TC vote to boot Michaela.
One thing about this game, there is always someone who is just not satisfied with a numbers advantage that has to muck up the situation. We also should remember from earlier that Taylor is also nursing a grudge against fellow millennials for kicking the love of his life (except maybe for his unmentioned pregnant girlfriend back home) off the island. So that’s another stirrer of the Millennial pot.
So the plotting begins, with a curious gathering of five Gen-Xers plus two rebellious Millennials.
It seems that we are back to a one competition week what with the merge celebration and back stabbing practice, so this would be the Immunity challenge.
The old Bucket drop stamina challenge where the participants stand on a board with hands chained to a handle linked to an overhead bucket full of water (colored water? I hope so.) that will empty onto the losers who can’t hold the bar up any longer.
There are no pictures that give any definitive clue as to who wins, or any way to even eliminate anyone, but at 2:20 into the challenge, Will is looking pretty comfortable.
Historians who shall remain nameless (but who are Michel and Sheldor), point out that historically petite woman have done well in similar challenges. And I remember that Keith Nail won another endurance challenge against heavily favored competition. Said competition, a young very athletic man, actually fainted out of the competition, but skinny old Keith (with his wino body) didn’t waver.
Conclusion: A petite women and or a skinny old guy will win. And we happen to have some of each. So based on all this scientific data, I give it to either Will, Michelle or David, but really, these are wild assed guesses. Please do not quote me.
Flower Power lays out her version of the factions which I shall copy and paste and claim as my own. I added a 'the' and an 'uh' and changed the font to avoid plagiarism issues:
“Original Gen X: David, Ken, Jessica +Chris, Brett, Sunday
Original Millennials: Jay, Will, Taylor, Michelle + Zeke, Adam, Hanna
Solid Core groups:
Jay, Will, Taylor, Michelle
Zeke, Adam, Hanna
David, Ken, Jessica
Chris, Brett, Sunday
A big group of Zeke, Adam, Hanna, David, Ken, Jessica, Chris, Brett, Sunday could be united and vote out one of the remaining four; Jay, Will, Taylor, or Michelle.“
The big crowd probably views Taylor as a competitor that they’d like to eliminate.
Taylor has a vow of revenge against Jay (who has an HII), and Jay is likely leery of Taylor because he knows this.
Zeke likes Jay and Will, does not like Taylor or Michelle, so if he has any influence on the big crowd, I see Taylor as the logical boot choice.
Flowerpower's weekly confessional count:
SAFE: Zeke, Jessica
SLIGHT RISK: David, Chris, Taylor, Adam, Michelle, Sunday, Will
AT RISK: Ken, Jay, Bret, Hanna
So, to sum: I really hope David wins IC just to mess with everyone who has put him into the hapless challenge competitor column (as I have), but I have to go with Will to win IC, and Taylor as the Bootee. I have to pick from the slight risk category because I can’t see any way Ken, Jay, Bret, or Hannah could be at risk this week.
I have to say that the reasoning for both is mostly illusory and a product of an election weary brain. I blame Trump.
Sheldor totaled up the number of pictures of individual survivors this week, which had David in the lead followed by Michelle and Chris.