On Wednesday, October 13, 2021 at 10:48:01 PM UTC-7, Brian Smith wrote:
> * WTF?! Tiff was a comp beast tonight. After the first two episodes I thought she was totally useless but now I'm thinking she might have what it takes to at least make F6.
Regarding Tiffany, two things became apparent during E04:
-She is not as much of a doofus as we were lead to believe in E02.
-She probably played basketball in high school.
> * I had to laugh when Deshawn's attempt to throw the IC failed thanks to Naseer. Danny never should have agreed to such a stupid plan.
From what I could gather, DeShawn wanted to throw the challenge so that he and Danny would have the opportunity to pull together the
votes needed to boot Erika. I'm assuming that there was a whole lot more to DeShawn's strategy other than what we were shown.
Speaking of strategies, I'm surprised that no one has brought up the topic of Evvie's attempt to throw the challenge by deliberately
pulling the net full of wooden blocks back out to sea:-).
> * I have a feeling Sydney's exit is not going to be good. She got a bad edit tonight!
Syd's photo on the CBS website struck me as being really odd. However, after her confessional in this episode, it made perfect sense.
> I'm still lost as to who's on what tribe, who has advantages, etc.
-Xander has an extra vote and one third of an immunity idol.
-DeShawn has an extra vote.
-Mafia Pastor has an extra vote.
> Best episode of the season so far but that's not saying much given how below average the first three were.
I actually really liked the first three episodes because of all the interesting new elements that were introduced to the game.
In contrast, E04 was a return to regular old school Survivor; two challenges, a misguided attempt to throw one of them, and
a dim-witted guy being played at TC. I actually fast forwarded through most of the tribal council as well as Probst's attempt to
make the older woman, who seems to live on the sit-out bench, feel better about her ineptitude. The only part of the episode
that piqued my interest was the lead-up to TC when Mafia Pastor not only took JD's advantage out of play, but made sure that
she got her hands on it instead. Masterful!