Welcome to Give Me Five! Each week, Brent Sullivan will look at the top five moments from the latest episode that could impact the rest of the season.
Poor Patrick, he was certainly a fun character to watch. Hopefully someone can fill the void of his wackiness. No Hustler made my list this week since most of their time was spent on Patrick and Lauren. With Lauren still left, I am not sure what sort of an impact she can make. But onto the important stuff.
1. Ben and Chrissy are driving the train. I was going to put this in here even before I saw the previews for next week. But hearing them both talk about how they were in a great spot gave me the impression that something was going to happen. The main point here is that they are not wrong. Chrissy seems to have developed a bond with most everyone out there, and Ben seems to be close with Ashley. Alan is the odd one out right now, with JP apparently not far behind with the way the conversations were going. Both Ben and Chrissy seem to have plenty of options, and I happen to think that they will both survive a swap and end back up together at the merge or just stay together the whole game. It appears that a swap is indeed coming up, so we are about to find out for sure if I am right.
2. Alan struggles to open a coconut. Okay, this is not a huge moment, but stick with me here for a moment. Sometimes I like to bring up these sorts of things as a way of looking a little closer at the edit. I think one of three things may be happening here. One, Alan is doing absolutely nothing on this tribe and showing him struggle with a coconut is all that they have in the early game, but then why show him at all unless he makes a bigger impact down the road? The second thing that may be happening here is Alan is on his way out, and they are giving him the dodo edit. The final possibility is that he makes it far in the game, but ends up being some sort of goat, but they want to show him since he is at the end. I am curious to see what he does at the swap. Depending on who he is with, he may be able to turn things around, but who knows after the edit he got this week.
3. Ashley is starting to see JP in a different way. This one made me laugh a little bit. The whole power couple conversation continues on this tribe. Now Ashley is starting to see JP differently but is afraid to approach him about it because of what happened with Alan. JP seems to do a lot around camp, and he is catching food for them out of the ocean all of the time. It is very ironic that this game seems to be filled with power couples and the one couple that was pointed out wasn’t even a strong alliance when they were accused. At the time, they were just hanging out and talking like everyone else does to start the game. Here are two more people that I am very curious to see after the swap. If they stay together, their relationship can blossom as long as Alan isn’t around.
4. Cole and Jessica grow closer. Well here we are at number four, and I have already brought up two groups of couples, well here is a third one (I hope Ryan and Devon don’t feel left out). Both Cole and Jessica are not handling this situation very well. They are obviously growing very close. Close enough so that she even gives him a little kiss on the cheek. Do slugs kiss cheeks? Anyway, they seem like they go out fishing all of the time. I think that they are spending way too much time together and people are starting to notice. Here is another couple that could do well if they stay together at a swap, but could be in trouble if they continue to hang out as much as they do now. They need to distance themselves a bit, at least until the merge.
5. Cole word vomits. This one is definitely multi-layered. This whole scenario starts out by them showing Joe bitching about the way the food is cooked. There is so much wrong with doing that in Survivor that it could almost be its own point in this list, especially the way Joe was throwing away cooked food because he didn’t like it. From there, Cole decides to tell Desi and Roark that Joe has the idol and now would be a good time to vote him out. That was such a bold move to make at this point. Like Jessica said, why didn’t he wait until after they lost a challenge to say something? So, right after we get the kissing cheek scene, we get this where Jessica is annoyed with Cole’s decision. I don’t think that is going to break them apart, but what I think may happen is that more people are going to find out about Joe having the idol causing him to either play it early or get blindsided with it. So far only one idol has been found this season, so it has to make some sort of drama right?
There you go. What moments from this week’s episode do you think made an impact?