Survivor: One World Recap
By David Mumpower and Kim Hollis
March 8, 2012
A couple of other peculiar moments occur during Tribal Council. Nobody ever told Leif that he is not being eliminated. At least, that is the way he behaves. He begs the forgiveness of his tribemates and appears on the edge of tears. Meanwhile, Tarzan grows tired of the underlying race relations topic that is never fully explored. He points out that “Colton has been painted in the wrong light”. Then, he rants about the nature of race relations in our country before censoring himself from further dialog.
We are unsure of where he stands on the issue so we will take Tarzan at his word about wanting people judged based upon their behavior. Assuming he holds true to this, his primary ally in the game, Colton, should be his largest target as we move forward. Few players in the history of Survivor have backed the wrong person the way that Tarzan has. In his mind, Colton is a super-genius who can carry the MaNoBlackPeople alliance to the final six. We have seen nothing from Colton that validates such a belief as the only thing he has done in this game was be handed an immunity idol. And as a "good Republican," he should have refused that handout. That’s our problem and we will deal with it. What matters is that Tarzan is giving Colton far too much benefit of the doubt at the moment. We will be curious to see the moment where Tarzan sees Colton for who he really is.
In the interim, we watch in stunned silence as the members of the formerly dominant men’s tribe vote out Bill for no good reason on a day where they had won the immunity challenge. For better or for worse, this will be among the most discussed moves in the history of Survivor. If you find the person who believes it was the right play, please give them our email address. We want to ask them how they could possibly believe it. Bill, you seemed liked a good dude. We are sorry to see you go. Good luck with the career Colton doesn’t want you to have.
“He’s a struggling stand-up comic.” – Colton, as he makes obnoxious air quotes. Amusingly, this turn of events could make Bill one of the hottest young comedians in the history. Colton’s racist behavior will make Bill the story of the season. Hopefully, Bill uses this time in the spotlight to secure his future in his chosen field. We would love nothing better than for Colton to live the rest of his life forced to watch Bill’s talent celebrated on all of the popular talk shows.
As for Colton, next week’s preview hints that the tribes will change, which is historically the way that the producers of the show tweak the rules such that villains get their appropriate comeuppances.
Finally, Colton has unintentionally created a new version of the game, Speed Survivor. Why wait every three days to eliminate someone when you can quickly eliminate people ever few hours based on their ethnicity and other cultural differences? An entire season of Survivor could be completed over a long weekend.