If he'd (Rupert) had a head for the game he and Jenna would have voted for Amber at F5 in All Stars, she ties with Big Tom and they boot her on the revote.
Well, at the time I can understand some of the reasoning behind an Amber vs. Tom boot decision coming down to Tom being the ultimate choice. For Jenna and Rupert, Rob was the biggest threat and Tom was the next biggest. (And for Tom, choosing between Amber or Jenna would come down to Jenna as well). His actual choice. And the person that Amber suggested he Tom vote for. Without the hindsight, it's impossible for either one of them to know that Amber was going to be received as the "nice guy", Rob played the same game he did in Redemption just with a much more bitter jury. He WAS the guy to beat and he was winning immunities.
But it does say something against those players that do not take into account the Jurors perceptions when they were voted out. Kathy and Lex were beyond furious that Rob (through Amber) had promised them longevity and gave them bootation instead. Bitterness reigned supreme, a little bit like this last season did as well.
Gervase was lazy in S1 as part of his strategy, he did not want to be thought of as a big threat. At least that's what he claimed. He's older now and his metabolism has probably changed.
Well, judging by past returnees, outside of Cochran and Dawn (and Coach during SoPathetic) their gameplay does not change much, if at all.
Sure, it can be less annoying this time, or it can be more harmful the next but basically the same.
Gervase will be "lazy" (and openly judgmental of his fellow tribemates) and will only make it to merge if there are enough weaker people to either give him a bigger target area to work within (China/Gabon) OR grab the weak together and make a move on the strong (Marquesas).
Colton is someone for whom I have no respect. Granted, it could have been just a side of his personality came out in One World, a different Colton than the one known by his friends and family. If that Colton comes out again he's doomed. (If he got some therapy in the meantime, got in touch with himself, can control it now, maybe he'll turn out to be someone I can like.)
Me either. And worse for me is that he is "technical-family". As if straights are proud of every member of the straight community...sheesh.
I stand by my assessment that Colton spends waaay too much time thinking about how he thinks about things.
Not 1 iota of that time is spent thinking how others might perceive him during his breakdown/tirade/strike/avowal/etc.
I mean... Even Dogs can perceive how others might interpret their motives. Proving that they can wait until you aren't looking (or even if merely the lights turn off) to steal your sandwich.
Colton cannot help himself. He will take your sandwich from your mouth and blame you for eating in front of him.
He also has a very low-gauge filter between brain fart and mouth diarrhea.
The men from One World in general were a pretty hopeless bunch. Taking that first IC win when Kourtney broke her wrist was just about the only smart decision they made as a tribe.
Kudos to that. And if I remember correctly it was Troyzan and Jonas (and Jay) whom were most vocal about taking that immunity.
Whereas the rest of the season they guys listened to (or cowered to) the opinions of both Tarzan and Colton. Giving them more power than either deserved.
Glad to see RC again, she is game savvy at least. She got her game blocked the first time by a mean trick and Abi turning out to be a spitfire, so she learned some hard lessons. (On the other hand, because she didn't get things her way RC at the Ponderosa proved she's someone who just can't let things go, she's probably still nursing that grudge.)
Luckily, it's a grudge she won't have to be carrying in this game. Oh she'll be nervous about making strong alliances in the beginning (which could also spell doom) but she won't have to worry about a situation similar to her's and Abi's ever again. The biggest thing about next season is that every one of them is going out there with 1 person they KNOW will not backstab them. Only 1 but enough to stop them going crazy. (Like Brandon)
That is a feature of all newbie seasons that I like. That you NEVER know if the person you are choosing to trust is trustworthy enough to save you.
I am excited to see what RC can do when not confronted with Hurricane Abi and rather plays with along between Pete/Artis and Michael/Lisa.
She was playing the game. That is for sure. But how does someone prepare for someone like Abi (or Brandon (mikayla) or Phillip (francesca))?