Survivor: South Pacific
Reap What You Sow
By Jim Van Nest, Survivor Analyst
October 3, 2011
Jeff starts off asking Johnny Cochs whether or not he changed like he pledged to. He says that he feels that he has stepped up his camp game as well as his challenge game. He's asked about leadership on the tribe and he suggests Ozzy is, because the tribe follows his lead for survival. Papa Bear says that he's used to being the leader in life, but "the five" have all the control and he doesn't really mix well with any of them. Dawn admits that she and Papa Bear and John are kind of on the outs, but that she sees that shifting during the day. Jim says that he feels that Papa Bear feels he's on the block, so he's trying to stir things up.
Jeff asks Jim if he's given any thought to the idol, and of course, he has. Jeff reminds Ozzy that he was voted out holding onto an idol. Ozzy says that having an idol can totally change the game and that every time someone goes on a walk alone, you have to be worried about it. On a quick side note...when did Ozzy start to turn into Jack Sparrow? My good buddy Ryan pointed it out to me and now I can't see him any other way. But I digress... Jeff asks Cochs if he thinks he can find an idol. He smartly says that you have to weigh the pros and cons of even searching for it. He says searching for an individual idol is not the best way to garner trust and endear yourself to the tribe. And with that, it's time to vote.
Apparently Jim WAS thinking about the idol and his changes his vote to "Cockran". We then see Johnny Cochs' vote for Papa Bear. And that's it, Jeff will go tally the votes. If anyone has an idol, now is the time to play it. Of course, no one does. And here come the votes: Papa Bear, Cockran, Jim. The rest all come up Papa Bear and Jeff has to utter one of the oddest sounding lines he's ever spoken, "Papa Bear, the tribe has spoken."
I have to say that I'm very impressed that both tribes, thus far, have both stuck to the "we have to keep our tribe strong in challenges". In most seasons, by now they're starting to target the stronger people because they're threats. But both tribes right now are just cutting the dead weight and I applaud them for that. They're playing the game the way I think it was intended. They're playing as tribes for the first half of the game, all while arranging their chess pieces for the individual game. So to all of them so far, I say, "Well done."
Until now. Next time on Survivor: Apparently Johnny Cochs is trying to take on the role of mastermind and as we see him shaking hands with Jim, it appears he's making a move on Ozzy. Meanwhile, the Brandon Show will continue on Upolu as he's whining about Mikayla (who'd a thunk?), Albert and Sophie having "something going on." Good lord (have a shot) please put me out of my misery and send Little Hantz home. Until next week, kids...take care.