This season is starting off nicely but so did Nicaragua until it crashed after the merge. Let's hope this one keeps it up.
1- Kim (1,1) : After Sabrina had been her eyes during the retrieval portion of the challenge, Kim was Sab's eyes during the puzzle. It was also nice to see her catch a fish and stick to her guns during that miserable night.
2- Chelsea (3,5): She had many ups and down during this episode which makes her an interesting character. At least she recovered from that horrible night. She said the men would be like chickens running around with their heads cut off and we know she can handle chickens.
3- Troyzan (3,16): Troyzan showed his social game by talking to Matt even if he chose the misfits and he also talked to the girls a few times. I wonder if he really tried to win that duel against Kat? He seemed more interested in having fun instead of winning a point. That could also help him later on. I wonder if he is that 5th person Colton wanted to eliminate? That could be explosive!
4- Sabrina (2,2): What a big win that was! But Salani still didn't do well when she was leading them. If she has already aged 10 years in only 8 days then I think she could be over exerting herself.
5- Kat (8,8): For someone that was supposed to be voted out, she made a nice recovery in this episode; she showed her rah-rah attitude by defying Troyzan but she kept it under control enough to win a key point during the challenge. She had a good confessional, the kind that showed she had her head in the game. But the immunity challenge showed her wandering around, still in over her head!
6- Monica (6,10): Like she said about the fish that she caught, Monica only has a little story but at least it’s something. She often seems to be on the verge of giving the girls a “facts of life” speech but she always stays quiet. Will she finally explode? That would be fun but it could cost her the game.
7- Michael(9,15): In all the negativity surrounding the Frat Boys, Micheal was mostly left out of it. His words at Tribal Council definitely tied him to Matt but Colton’s hatred towards Bill could enable Micheal to make it to a swap and an alliance with the women.
8- Alicia (10,6): She is totally tied in to Kat, conforting her and teaming up with her during the challenge. She looks like she would be Kat’s shield, the one you eliminate first while you keep the less dangerous Kitty-Kat. I did like her "deals aren't fair" comment after the men asked to use their first reward before they had a chance to do so themselves.
9- Jonas (4,4): : His social game took a nose-dive when he said he wouldn't help the women. So did his status as a schemer when we heard him calling Colton “Boss” before the council with nothing to make us think he isn't a true lackey.
10- Colton (7,7): When the editing makes him jump in others' ranking, he starts to fall in mine. Yes, Colton knows Survivor like Tarzan said. His own words to Tarzan reflected that: He knows that the two unseen votes had to be meaningless, had to be against Matt. Yes, he probably won’t make a stupid move like James but being smart doesn’t mean playing well. We already know that his ties with the women aren’t as strong as Tarzan seems to think. His “I’m a Republican” confessional made him look like a hypocrit: Like many, he forgets that it is easier to be against hand-outs when you are “rich” because, when he was “poor”, he was begging for that idol. And, like Bill said, he prejudged the guys.
11- Leif (11, 11): : I had a weird impression during Tribal Council: By the way Leif was seated, his stool slightly higher than the others, he looked to be sitting on Matt’s lap like a dummy sitting on the ventriloquist. Well, Leif wasn’t in Matt’s pocket but he was Colton's dummy.
12- Jay (12,5) : He was reduced to following the Misfits’ orders yet he was still shown antagonizing the women.
13- Christina (13,9): Much like in the immunity challenge where Sabrina always called out to Monica instead of her, Christina’s story gets mostly ignored
14- Tarzan (14,12): He was shown as Colton’s lackey, defending him to Jeff, calling him highly intelligent and saying they needed him to understand the game. That means we were right to see him as a “Dumb Player”.
15- Bill (15,14): Judging him by his Tribal Council performance, we can say that Bill is truly a comedian. The problem is he would fit better in a movie like “up in smoke” than on Survivor! If only we'd hear him do some of his act.
Booted - Matt (16,17): He really thought he had some power!! Priceless.