|Run for it!|
Before I get into detail, has anyone else noticed how the tribe colors this season are exactly the same as the original tribe colors in Micronesia: Fans vs. Favorites?! Malakal - the Favorites tribe - was purple, and Airai - the Fans tribe - was orange, too! Coincidence? I don't think so. Now we just have to see if the merged tribe color will be green...... Bets, anyone?
So, back to the episode! While I'm happy that the Favorites are winning challenges and not getting voted out, I wish we'd see more of them... I wanted to see just how obvious Malcolm and Corinne were being to attract Andrea's eye, because if they were that obvious about it, that's really a shame. It could also just be Andrea's paranoia, and the fact that she clearly feels threatened by Corinne and was just looking for a reason to vote her out. We'll see where that goes, but I for one hope that Malcolm and Corinne take each other far. The other thing I'd like to see is Brenda and Erik making more moves to stay on the ins of the tribe and break up this Stealth R Us alliance... But I suppose I'll see more of that when the time comes for them to actually scramble.
In terms of Gota - the Fan tribe - I'm still quite impressed with Sherri. Her makeup has remained intact for 9 days!! But seriously, I think she's done a great job at claiming control of the game on her tribe without ruffling any feathers - for instance asking Laura last week who she would vote out, rather than saying the name herself. And this week, she basically orchestrated the split vote AND prevented Shamar from quitting so they wouldn't risk being two extra people down. That said, and I go over this in my video, how strong is a tribe that is as dysfunctional as they are?!
Bouncing off of that, if I see a supposed 'Fan' quit the game, I'm going to be so pissed. I don't like Shamar, and would love for him to go, but he needs to go by getting his loud mouth and lazy butt voted out, not by quitting because he claims everyone is sucking him away from his 'happy place.'
Watch the video to find out more on my thoughts, particularly how I could have seen other scenarios go down for the vote, had some contestants been a little bit more strategic, namely Hope and Laura.
Favorite moment of the episode: I don't know if it was the editing or if Phillip really just felt like working out immediately after seeing Brenda doing it further down the beach, but it was hilarious to watch him go on about how pro and physically apt he is against men double his height, as he just repeated the motions Brenda was doing before. Though, to be fair, he has performed quite well in challenges so far.