Survivor: South Pacific
By Jim Van Nest, Survivor Analyst
October 10, 2011
Brandon counters by asking Coach how many people told him they were solid in the past. A valid point. Coach admits that he played those other seasons with his head in the sand and that this time around, he's much more aware and that Brandon needs to chill out. Sophie tells us now that she feels like her alliance might need some reshuffling. She is VERY concerned about Brandon and whether or not she can trust him. Coach chimes in telling us that Brandon is a good kid, but he's worried that he could mess everything up at any time. He feels this is his last chance to win this game and he doesn't want anyone to screw it up for him.
The tribe arrives at Tribal and Jeff starts with the challenge. He asks Stacey what finally happened. She says she just held on as long as she could. He asks Coach if it's a double edged sword in that challenge, lose and it's on you. Coach says he was impressed with how Stacey did in that challenge and she showed her warrior spirit.
Jeff says that this tribe has always talked about keeping the tribe as strong as possible. How is strength described at this point? Sophie says it's more about the strength of numbers. If you come to a merge and your numbers aren't strong, it can kill you. It's about the balance between physical strength and team unity at this point.
The next little segment is one of the weirdest I've seen in a Tribal Council in a long time. Jeff asks Rick (there's a Rick on this show?) what the most annoying thing about Albert is. Rick is completely shocked and really has nothing to say. But since this is basically his first time on camera he comes up with, "He snores." He asks Brandon the most annoying thing about Edna. He goes on to say that she kinda talks too much and has a lot of opinions. Edna doesn't think that rings true at all. Edna, the most annoying thing about Stacey is... She says that she has a hard time engaging her in a conversation.
Jeff asks Stacey if she has a hard time opening up to people. She says that she's opened up to several people out there. Mikayla, what's the most annoying thing about Brandon? Wow...talk about an endless list of possibilities. She takes the easy way out and says that it's always in the back of her mind who his uncle is.