You're so right, Estee. The whole feel is contrived to an end. Cochran is supposed to be a player. None of the people on the list were players except for Brenda. (Andrea talked it but never did it.) They waffled or rode coattails or were fooled or had to be talked down from the edge during their seasons. Too bitter and cynical or too naive.
Even Brenda was famous for holding still while they chopped her head off.
There is no rational pattern for this group of people to be together other than to fail.
>>> When the foundation of the building is built with pure Stupid, anything piled on top of it is going to suffer.
I notice you put Ian instead of Erik. (Probably my fault.) Ian was actually a fine character until the end. His partnership with Tom was cool, and they ran Koror. His stepping down was bizarre. Caring what Katie thought. Giving the necklace to Natalie. Oh right, maybe they are the same.
How much did EPM want Tom to win Palau instead of Ian? So much?
I hope Dawn kicks butt and is ruthless. Mormon mama tough love.
The problem is, we know how they edited Cochran when he didn't come close to winning. Shoved him down our throats until he was mercifully booted. Will he get the same edit?
Ooh, it would be cool if they hid Cochran -- like a lot. Maybe put Leif's box over him and only popped him out ... no, darn it, he'll still have to answer questions at the end.