1. OMFG. Every season now … from the start of this episode it was sooooo obvious Ben was going to be shown where to find an idol. That Probst had decided Ben was staying. I’ve not wasted many hours on this season, will waste no more.

  2. If Ben makes final three he absolutely deserves the win. And next season if they can just stop painting giant crosses next to where idol clues are that would be great. What happened to the old days of sticking your hand into a possible snake hole to unearth one!

    • How does Ben deserve it if he gets to final 3 when he has been “followed around”, read ‘led around’, by the crew until he found an idol?

  3. I really hope Ben wins, but last night I thought, “Ahh they are feeding Ben idols”. They didn’t even put an idol clue at the special dinner for others to find. I think the producers, like me, want Ben to be in the final 3 and are saying, “Warmer, warmer, no cold, warmer, hot”.
    Last week, when the campers were having a go at Ben for turning, why didn’t he say, “But I heard you all ((his alliance) at the well saying, “Ben to go”.
    What do others think of Ben’s use of the idol? He could have chosen who goes home. Maybe it was better for the others to choose. I don’t know.
    Chrisse annoys me for some reason. I think it is because she has played like everything requires a personal ve detta. I don’t know why the others have not seen her for the threat she is with her power to pull the strings and make others jump. Well her little geeks anyway.

    • One of the reasons Chrissie is so annoying is that she always phrases things like she is the puppetmaster – “I have to decide who to send home..” “I am glad neither Ben nor Ashley won immunity – I just have to decide who to choose tonight.” She never considers (or verbalises) that any decision is made by a group or alliance, it is always “I have to decide…”

      It is a pity because it is time that an older person had a chance of winning, but I am not cheering for her because of her deceitfulness (beyond the usual required).

  4. Way, way too many idols this season. I don’t mind so much that they are all being found by the same person, but they are having far too much impact on the results at TC. Ben hasn’t done anything special with them, just what any logical person would do, but they shouldn’t be there.

    He is right, though, all the others were very dumb to not be watching him like a hawk. How long will it take them to learn? They know he is dangerous, they know he is sneaky, they should have a guard on him at all times.

    And why, oh why aren’t they looking for idols themselves? Is it just that the edit makes us think they aren’t?

  5. I have listened to many Survivor podcasts and no former contestant that I’m Aware of has indicated they think the idols are planted to only be found by certain people. What they do say is if a cameraman starts sprinting towards you, you know you must be close. For all we know everyone else was also looking for the idol but it just wasn’t shown. I know on previous seasons people have played fake idols at tribal or threatened to do so and this also has not made the edit. I agree there were way too many idols and advantages this season

    • They have soo much footage to use, they can only show what is required to tell the story. I’ve even heard of tied votes not shown as well.
      Plus its a game show for $1million, surely they have audits and checks and balances to make sure its isn’t rigged?!
      Also agree way too many advantages, almost SurvivorAU level of advantages!

      • In that case, I would like them to move to longer episodes like the Aus version. Since the Aus version started, I have been frustrated with the US one because they don’t show enough for the audience to understand the TCs. I don’t want to see more arguments or repetitive discussion, but more action (idol hunting for example) and if they are eliminating tied votes at TCs then I want to see that.

  6. What a bugger, I liked Ashley, she seemed normal, after being disappointed about Lauren last week (although she only really had herself to blame for going home) I now have to find a new fav with only a week to go.

    • She seems lovely but we did not see her doing much strategy. Although she was smart to distance herself from JP early on when they were perceived as a power couple

  7. I love that some of the cat from Gen X V Millennials has returned to Fiji to holiday together. There are pix on Instagram and Twitter of winner Adam, Jay, Hannah and Dave having fun and finding their old, overgrown campsites

      • Exactly, which is how Australian Survivor season 2 seemed. It’s painful watching some old Ponderosa videos where the newest arrival is ignored completely

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