HAHAHAHA!!! I haven't been that pumped at a TC since... I don't know... Maybe when Amanda used the HII in Micronesia... Maybe never. That was unbelievable.
Hey, Cirie, how do you like the blindside? Props for taking your own medicine with dignity.
I have always said that the gutsiest move in Survivor history was Tom and Ian being willing to force the tie to boot Gregg. Well, that just got beat. Tom was once again involved, but the entire merit badge for courage goes to JT. If just one person who was supposed to vote for Tom mistakenly votes for Colby, or if just one person who was supposed to vote for Tom decides voting for him was a waste and voted for Colby instead, or Coby if you wish, or if anyone in his alliance gets wise to what JT is planning... the point here is that there were several things that could have gone wrong. And even if everything goes perfectly to plan, which it did, JT is still left with an alliance of 3 and 4 ticked off tribemates who he just betrayed. Instead, JT throws away his cozy spot in his alliance to get rid of Cirie? Now, that's a BOLD move. Hats off to the young man. This man was born to play.
Props to Tom for detailing the entire plan and finishing it with- "Tomorrow we make our apologies tonight we make our move." Great quote. Of course, it really only applied to JT.
Of course, this is fantastic to me on several levels. First and foremost, Amanda once again makes it farther than Cirie. Sorry. That's twice now. Spin it, analyze it, break it down however you want. Make your excuses. None of that changes that fact. Secondly, having Cirie getting blindsided is just perfect. And lastly, Tom and Cirie were set up in opposition in Episode 1, seeing Tom, the honest leader, come out on top against the UTR manipulator is a victory for everything I love about Survivor. Certainly, not for everyone, but for me, a sweet victory.
Props to Tom and Colby for not even cracking a smile after pulling off one of the biggest blindsides in history.
Props to Amanda and Cirie for at least sensing danger and not appearing overconfident.
No props to Rupert and Candice who laughed overconfidently when Tom played the HII.
Now, the only way this season could get better is for Parvati to be next.