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Surviving One World, Episode 7: New Tribes/Old TribesPage 4
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Jay says he sees her point – he hates seeing the dead weight of Tarzan, Christina, Alicia, and Leif sitting around and doing nothing. But if you set a plan in place and then break it, “all hell can break loose and come back to bite you in the butt.”
So what will actually happen? I’m guessing Jonas is still going and the rest has all been a series of red herrings. We’ll find out soon enough because it’s Tribal Council time!
Probst begins the questioning with Sabrina, asking the single biggest difference now that they’re merged. She says it’s very chaotic as everybody tries to figure out where they stand, who’s in what alliance, etc.
Is it inevitable to already be thinking about who they want to sit next to at the end and how they make sure they’re there? Jonas says it is, but that could be thinking way too far ahead. He had people say today that he’s a threat because he’s a provider and he cooks. He continues, “Yeah, but you don’t vote that guy out first!”
Plus, Jonas wonders, why would anybody want to fight for individual immunity against Mike? “That’s not good strategy.” Mike counters that he doesn’t necessarily do well, as they saw today. Jonas could be great at puzzles and Mike might suck – and he can’t balance balls on a board.
Jonas proposes to “those that know what I’m talking about” that he is voting Mike tonight. So much for the Kat plan – though I still don’t see how he has anywhere near the numbers that are necessary.
Probst is about to ask what Mike thinks of this when Tarzan speaks up to say he disrespects what Jonas just did – giving up his principles, throwing Mike under the bus. Tarzan claims Jonas doesn’t have to fight for his life now (which earns some questioning looks, such as from Chelsea), but won’t explain further.
Probst tells Jonas that Tarzan just told him to relax because he’s not going home, but Tarzan jumps in to say he can’t say that now because Jonas might have just “thrown himself over the bus” with his statements.
Jonas replies that despite Tarzan’s “brilliant plan,” they don’t “have the votes to vote out… Kat.” Kat is immediately amused and surprised, and asks Tarzan what she did. Tarzan claims Jonas is lying – Jonas “is getting worse and worse.” I sit at home and chuckle.
Tarzan asks Jonas if he wants to attack everybody while he’s at it and Jonas says he’s just stating the facts. Tarzan now suggests they vote out Jonas. “I’m sick of this.”
Why did Tarzan have such a big reaction? He says Jonas has been “on my back” since the beginning. They’ve spatted back and forth and Jonas is “always undermining me.” So he’s going to write down Jonas’s name. Jonas says he’s just trying to play the game.
Chelsea speaks up, saying she thinks more people have had issues and arguments with Tarzan than Jonas. Several people nod in agreement and Probst picks out Sabrina as one of them. She says she’s had some run-ins with Tarzan “like everyone else, I’m sure, has,” but has never had a problem with Jonas.
Tarzan retorts that while he’s admittedly note as likeable as Jonas, he’s just awkward “outside my environment.” What is his environment? A hospital and operating room, where he does great. “You’re the captain of the ship in an operating room or somebody dies.” Probst points out there is no captain here and Tarzan says he has ideas to help people, and when they don’t see it, it irritates him.
Probst summarizes that you have the likeable Jonas and the crotchety Tarzan who admits he doesn’t like the social part of the game. Tarzan corrects Probst that he never said that – he said he’s awkward at it. Kim says, “That’s the beauty of a merge. All of a sudden, people like Jonas become a threat and people like Tarzan become an asset.” I think she accidentally added “et” to that last word.
Where does Chelsea weigh in? She says there are people you want to keep around because they’re positive and providers – and “then there’s dead weight.” Tarzan asks, “Did you mean me?” Chelsea: “Maybe” (with a grin that says she definitely did).
Is Tarzan concerned? He says he wondered whether allegiances would be maintained and now senses everything has fallen apart. That makes the whole thing “mercurial” at this point (Kat grins at another word she doesn’t know) – he doesn’t know what will happen. If they want to vote him off, that’s fine, but he’s voting Jonas.
Let’s find out. It’s time to vote! I still say it will be Jonas because enough people just won’t change their vote at the last minute. We see Jonas vote for Mike, keeping to what he said earlier even though Tarzan stepped forward as perhaps a better target. Tarzan of course votes Jonas. And that’s all we see for now.
Probst tallies the votes and, when no immunity idol is played, reads them: Jonas (Tarzan’s vote), Mike (Jonas’s vote), Mike, Jonas, Jonas, Jonas, Jonas (he knows he’s gone), Jonas, Jonas. As I figured, Jonas is gone.
Jonas steps up to get his torch and tells Tarzan, “No hard feelings.” Tarzan shows what kind of man he is by replying, “Hard feelings to you.” What a guy. (And he obviously isn’t nearly as concerned about jury management as Troyzan is!) Probst snuffs Jonas’s torch and Jonas turns back with a laugh and tells the tribe, “Good luck with that food situation.” Ha! At least he took it all in good humor – at least as good as he could at that point.
Probst notes that they just voted out somebody who almost everyone agrees was likeable, a provider, and loyal. “That means nobody is safe.” Or it could mean that they know being likeable also makes somebody a big threat!
In his last words, Jonas says he came there to go big or go home – he went big and now he’s going home. Heh. He gave it all he had and the fact that he was voted out sucks, but at least the others said he was a good provider and cook. Incidentally, Leif was the second vote for Mike (which I kind of figured).
Next week, there is a discussion about who should go next, with somebody saying a guy is a big threat who needs to be taken out, and we’re told Jay and Troyzan “have the jitters,” as Jay seems to realize that the women now have a majority and could start knocking out the guys. Kim, Sabrina, and Kat (at least) talk about whether they should indeed make their move, and Kim tells us she’s not sure how it will all go down. That’s all we get for this one, but if the women do take over, well, then Jay and Mike and Troyzan should have considered doing a little math before allowing that to happen. But we’ll address that more if and when it happens.
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