LAST EDITED ON 04-24-11 AT 11:08 AM (EST)
Yes, I think you are onto something here, with your research, and the editing of Matt...(thanks for always going the extra mile to look things up and apply them, OFG! You are amazing, and I know that it is so time consuming....most appreciated!)
When the sense of progress disappears, then the seeker feels he/she is not getting anywhere, that it's all for nothing, that the Lord isn't walking hand in hand with him, and so forth... but the dark night of the soul ends ...
and Matt will most likely snap out of it.
They want us to see the depths of isolation, and wasting away that Matt had to go through. They have a special edit for Matt, and therefore, he must persevere through it. The way they are editing Matt, and the way that he is constantly noted in the intros to each show, especially with this last intro....Rob contemplating Matt coming back into the game to beat him, and then Matt noting so he can get back in the game and go after Rob. All of this pits Rob vs. Matt. I think we will see this come to fruition. It will, could be the last hurdle that Rob must jump, the last test.
And, now with the new promo will Rob's tribe wake up and vote him out, or is this Rob's year to win it. Well, at this point, I think Rob's tribe will not wake up in time. I think this season will come back to Matt and Rob. Either way EPMB wins....if Rob wins he is "redeemed" after being a 3 time loser, and if Matt wins, he's redeemed after being a 2 time loser, the first one to survive RI from it's inception....No wonder Jiffy is happy!