LAST EDITED ON 11-28-17 AT 09:02 AM (EST)
LAST EDITED ON 11-28-17 AT 08:39†AM (EST)
episode | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7M| 8 | 9 | total
Ryan hust| 5 | 3 | 4 | 1 | 3 | 4 | 3 | 4 | 2 | 29
Ben hero| 2 | 2 | 2 | 2 | 1 | 2 | 6 | 7 | 4 | 28
Joe heal| 2$| 2 | 1 | 3 | 1 | 2$| 2 | 4 | 3 | 20
Cole heal| * | 2 | 2 | 2 | * | 1 | 5 | 4 | 2 | 18X
Chrissy hero| 2 | 2 | * | 2 | 2 | 2 | 3 | 2 | 3 | 18
Lauren hust| 1 | 2 | 4 | 2 | 1 | 1 | 2 | 2 | 1 | 16
Devon hust| 1 | 1 | 1 | 3 | 1 | 1 | 4 | 1 | 1 | 14
Mike heal| 3$| * | * | 1 | 1 | 2 | 3 | 1 | 3 | 14
Ashley hero| 3 | 1 | 1 | 2 | 2 | 1 | 1 | * | 2 | 13
JP hero| 1 | 1 | * | * | * | 2 | * | 1 | * | 5
F18 Katrina hero| 1 | 1X
F17 Simone hust| * | 2 | 2X
F17 Patrick hust| 1 | 2 | 3 | 6X
F16 Alan hero| 5 | 1 | 1 | 2 | 9X
F15 Roark heal| 1 | * | 1 | 1 | 3 | 6X
F14 Ali hust| 2 | 3$| 3 | 1 | 3 | 3 | 15X
F13 Jessica heal| 1 | * | 4 | 5 | 1 | 1 | 3 | 15X
F12 Desi heal| 1 | * | 1 | 3 | 1 | 1 | * | 1 | 8X
F11 Cole heal| * | 2 | 2 | 2 | * | 1 | 5 | 4 | 2 | 18X
$ = Money Quote, million dollar quote
This week there were only 21 confessionals in the entire show, which is a low number. So, for the most part, everyone's confessionals dropped in number with the exception of Chrissy, Mike, and Ashley. These players are beginning an arc, but is it their final arc?
Ben had 4 confessionals, the most in the show. His story arc is declining, but, he still has the most confessionals. His first confessional is well after the RC, after Ryan confides to him regarding the HII. If Ryan has the idol....I couldnít be more ecstatic at this time...because now I know that Cole doesnít have it! And, information is key in this game. So, all this trust getting put into me is going to help me later in the game too. His confessional is interrupted by them shown walking and Ben telling Ryan...And, I am not going to say anything to anyone about this...thatís all on you.
He goes on to finish, But, this proves that Ryan is out here to play and win a million dollars, but now I will have to keep an eye on that because right now this 7 has to stick together.
We heard Ben telling Ryan he would keep it secret, yet we see him later use that key information to his advantage when he tells Devon. Interesting that Ryan used the information to get Ben to "trust" him, yet his dismissed that Ben could use that information against him. Ryan's flaw in this game seems to be underestimating his opponents. First Devon, now Ben.
His second confessional is in regard to recruiting Devon to play the game with...Iím aligned with Lauren but, I am gonna need to trust someone to come on board with Lauren and I, to help us cause Iím thinking more about the fact that Ryan has an idol and thatís pretty dangerous.....I chose Devon because Devon just has a good soul. He really does, heís got a good heart. I want him to trust me and I want him on my side.
His third is after Lauren beats Cole in the IC...Ole Lauren pulled it out and beat Cole. I couldnít be happier cause itís very important that Cole didnít win immunity today because Cole is the biggest immunity challenge threat here. Weíre getting the main target out, our hard target but there is a big fear about the hidden immunity idol, so that is what we just canít place all our votes on one healer. So, we have to split the votes into a 4 and 3.
His forth comes after Chrissy is trying to convince him to throw the votes onto Joe rather than Mike...I am not trying to be a dictator but for my game, I donít want Joe gone because everybody already canít stand the guy. Fortunately, some people are playing with their heart and their morals and in Survivor, heart and morals donít get you a million dollars. ***
Sounds like a million dollar quote. I find this statement somewhat ironic coming from Ben, the ex-marine that struggles with his emotions in the game, as we saw Joe push his buttons. Sure, he apologized at TC, but well after the fact. But, Joe is able to identify his problem, and he still chooses to keep Joe around.
Joe, Chrissy, and Mike all had 3 confessionals.
Joe's first was after the RC, he was happy to win and get away and eat, but his main focus was on "the window of opportunity to make moves and completely change the game."
His next confessional underlines the circumstances, alliance of 7, 3 healers on the bottom, he has no control and he's in trouble, but he's always in trouble and somehow he's always stuck around. See him cutting the cake to search the plate for a HII clue. He likes playing 100 mph, he's not giving up, he's an aggressive player, has been since day 1, will continue, could end up costing him the game, but that's him.
His final confessional is when he is continuing to search for an idol that may not be there. He won't give up. Right now he will get people so upset with him that they will dismiss him, they can get rid of him anytime, so at some point he can make a move.
Chrissy's first confessional was the first one on the reward, when she speaks about being happy to be on the reward, even though she would rather be there with her alliance, she's still glad because she can control the conversation.
Her next confessional is before she starts to talk to Ben about the logic of throwing votes on Mike rather than Joe...she's been voting with Ben since day one, but now you cannot ask questions.
Her last confessional is the last confessional of the show....interesting how she usually begins the confessionals at the start of the show, or ends them!
At this point itís become Benís way or the highway. I know there is a game strategy and the game strategy says get Cole out first, get Joe out second. But, frankly there is no bigger strategic threat than Joe, see Joe with the fire in front of him, building fire, and, I know this is not Benís plan, but I believe that Ashley feels this way as well. There are a lot of threats left in this game, see Lauren with the IN on, see Ryan, see Devon, see Ashley, now we need to decide what to do.
I loved how Chrissy noted there were a lot more threats in the game and the editing pointed them out! Is our winner among them?
Mike jumps up 2 more confessionals to 3, starting an arc, is it his last? He did get the first confessional of the show: My tc experience was again, me not knowing who was going home. I voted for the person I was supposed to vote for but Desi went home. Iím not happy about it. Cause, it looks like the group of 7 is just going to stay together and vote off the healers. So, at this point I need to throw the other healers under the bus. Subtly or not so subtly, I need to start throwing names out there and maybe I can be here for a few more days...I have an idol, but I donít want to play it. So, Iím throwing names out there right now, knowing that Joe and Cole are so hated on this tribe, there gonna be one of 2 people to go next.
His next confessional comes late in the show after he asked Ben who to vote for at TC...Iím safe for tonights TC, if I could believe Ben. But, how much can I trust Ben? I canít. Every person that I have trusted has betrayed my trust. So, Iím not playing their game. I gotta do something to send one of these big threats home. See Cole get up and start walking away.
HIs final confessional: The Hustlers and Heroes mentality is just playing for the next TC. And, itís stupid, so because of that I am going to make their world implode and playing my idol. Eenie, meanie, miney, moe, who am I going to give it to? It might be high drama tonight! Itís go big or go home time!
As we saw later, he did get one of Joe/Cole out, but going big would have been targeting Ben. Fail. Mike's inability to "play big" will kill him in this game.
Ryan, Cole, and Ashley all had 2 confessionals. Ryan.
Ryan is feeling cocky about finding the idol...Iím really proud of myself so far because I found the idol underneath the flag. Itís fine, it will be in my pants going to TC.....he continues: Usually, if somebody has an idol, you keep your cards close to your vest. But, Devon really trusts me so I had to tell my boy, Devon. Love how he knows Survivor rules and yet he doesn't apply them to himself....he continues: I know that Devon will never tell anybody that I have an immunity idol. See Devon say, I appreciate you telling me, Ryan continues in confessional: I am making him dependent on me a little bit, and that dependency is carrying me into the end.
Ryan thinks his is making him dependent on him. His next one is about trying to develop trust by divulging he has the idol...I wanted the experience of being on the yacht, but at the end of the day you gotta move on and I have the opportunity to talk to Ben, because I am trying to build as many relationships and maximize my advantages that I have. See them walking together into the woods.....To get further in this game I need to let people know that I am telling them the truth... Ryan thinks that by choosing to tell Ben that he has an idol will make Ben trust him more...he never once thought the information could be used against him. Fatal flaw, once again Ryan is seen underestimating his competition.
Cole's 2 confessionals told us that he's only lost one challenge the entire game and that with food he's more likely to win the next challenge, and that he's disappointed that he lost the challenge but he's hoping that hate Joe more than him.
Ashley also had 2 confessionals, rebounding after being under the radar last episode. She's starting to be in the play. Her first confessional tells us how fed up with Joe she is, he's like a bully, he's getting under Chrissy's skin and she's pitching getting rid of Joe at the next round table meeting because he's just so unpleasant to be around.
Then, Iím pissed. Joe, is like a rat! You take your eye off him for one second and heís off trying to find another idol and Secret advantages. Heís very dangerous and I think that we are all just sick of him and he needs to go....Ben told me to vote Cole because heís a huge physical threat Iím super annoyed, I donít need to be told what to do right now. Iím going to be doing everything I can to have people vote Joe, because I canít be the only one weighing these options in my head right now.
So, we are all curious about the next show when we see a preview of Ashley stating she wants to talk to Mike and Joe....hmmmm?
The two hustlers, Lauren and Devon each had one confessional. Lauren reacts to her getting the SA: I have the secret advantage and I played it, and I think I played it very well, nobody caught on to it, I got away with it, the SA is in play, which is super exciting for me because now I have 2 votes ...At this point the only person that knows about the secret advantage is Ben. And, so far heís not let me down, and Iíve not let him down and keeping him involved in it keeps us as two, together.
Ryan trusted Ben....now Lauren is trusting Ben too.
Devon's confessional is reactionary...This game just got real complicated because Ryanís been telling me that
nobody else knows but Ryanís been going around to other people and telling them the same thing.... But, Devon is going to do something about it...weíve been playing this game together since day one. I wanted to go to the final three with Ryan, but I am going to move on and Iím going to play this game with Ben and I am going to have to make some big moves coming up...
Devon is the second player that states he's been playing the game with someone since day one....Devon said it in regard to Ryan, and Chrissy said she's been voting with Ben since day one. Interesting.
JP with a goose egg, which does indeed set him up at risk for being the surprise boot.
Safe: Lauren, Devon
Slight risk: Ben, Chrissy, Ashley
At risk: JP, Mike, Joe, Ryan
JP is a non-entity in regard to the editing. He's very competitive, and will be the next very physical threat. He's solidly in the old Heroes camp with Chrissy and Ashley. Mike has been good at picking out threats, Chrissy then Ben, but he's not a savvy player, as he exemplified at the last tribal council. Ryan had a drop in confessionals, and last week we saw him discounting Ben in revealing to him that he had the idol. He could be a surprise boot.
I almost feel like putting Joe at slight risk, but there are 2 hours of Survivor and the confessional prediction really is a tool for the next boot.