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Survivor: The Amazon - Advice for the Remaining 14by Jeffrey Clinard -- 02/24/2003
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Listen to me and you won't get the vote
The Survivor Advisor returns to the Amazon with another look at the two tribes, and the players in them. All fourteen players need advice, and one of the tribes in particular needs some badly. Let's examine the tribes with specific suggestions for each group, as well as specific advice for the remaining Survivors.
Yeesh. Jeff Probst stated you had no plan. He's right. You need to get your act together. The first thing to do is put your internal squabbling to rest and actually build a shelter. Apparently the first rainstorm that left you drenched didn't clue most of you in that perhaps shelter should be a priority. Also, losing the flint was inexcusable. It changes tribal priorities into maintaining the existing fire when that labor could have been better used to build shelter or fish. Your squabbling has become personal and vindictive. One final item - there has been zero airtime of any of you ladies doing an ounce of scheming or building alliances that will carry you in the game. This needs to change and fast.
Deena. Fix your attitude. You had the right idea that a shelter was important, but when you finally found somebody who was willing to help make it, you just dumped the leaves at her feet and snidely said, "Build away." This isn't the right way to make either an ally or a shelter and these should be your priorities. Next time, ask how they think they should proceed with the construction.
JoAnna. Get over the whole immunity idol thing. Nobody has asked you to start worshipping it instead of your God, merely keep a symbol of tribal immunity in their camp. If you can't deal with that, you should never have applied for Survivor to begin with. The way you treated Christy was completely uncalled for. You may not have liked that Christy thought your attitude regarding the idol was "stupid," but I think the other seven women in the tribe (and the entire seven in the men's tribe to boot) would agree.
Christy. First, look around before making careless comments about another player. Second, I'm afraid you're going to have to make the effort to communicate. Jenna hasn't talked to you for six days, but have you tried to talk to her? Finally, while I can understand your frustration at getting no help on the shelter, you probably should have asked Deena for suggestions on where to place the leaves rather than stalk off to go fishing. It was a chance to do some bonding instead of some sulking.
Jenna. The vote against you was personal. It might not hurt you now, but it could catch up with you sooner or later. The tribe knows somebody has a problem with you, and might use it against you as a political victim, or, in the very long term, against you for the money at the end.
Heidi and Shawna. There wasn't much footage of either of you this episode. This is rather good since it seems to imply you aren't making any waves in the tribe. Both of you voted out Janet, another smart move. Keep working together to form the basis of your alliance.
Jeanne. Having made the accusation that it was Janet who smuggled in the granola bar, you're stuck with it for the rest of the game. This might not bite you now, but later it might come back to haunt you, as it did to Jerri in the Outback. You picked up a vote because of it. Anybody with votes against them might be considered the next target as a politically easy cut.
Given the drama in the women's camp this week, there wasn't much footage of any of you in particular. What there was indicated good things - food, water, and shelter are taken care of, plus male bonding in the fishing expedition. You even had the good sense to get out of the rain (of course, having built a shelter had something to do with that).
Alex. Nice job in getting the flour into more appetizing forms. Next you're going to have to decide what deal looks more appealing - the alliance with Butch and Roger, or the one being plotted by Rob against Roger. Stick with Butch and Roger; Dave has already voted once for Daniel and that will put your faction on top.
Roger. Talk less about controversial issues, such as homosexuality. It doesn't matter if you are right or wrong, it's just a subject that can split people apart, like Rob is trying to do.
Butch. So far, so good. Sure, you had problems at the reward challenge, but it doesn't appear the tribe is holding it against you. Keep working hard and stick with your buddies on the tribe.
Rob. Be very careful about your proposed coup against Roger. Alex might be talked into voting against Roger, but if you misjudge the situation, you might become the target. If they are tight enough despite their disagreement, they might take your proposed coup to the next logical step and target you instead of Daniel next time.
Matthew. The voting pattern at your next tribal council will decide which way the political situation lies. That is, either the elders (Roger, Alex, and Butch) or the youngsters (Rob and Daniel) are going to come out on top. You need to decide which group is going to win and take your stand.
Daniel. Rob's scheming might be to your advantage as you were the next logical target by the elders at tribal council. If he's willing to put up Roger, stick with him and Matthew to put Roger on the chopping block.
Dave. You need to make your decision as you are the effective swing vote at the next tribal council. You'll need to either deal with Rob, Matthew, and Daniel, or with Alex, Roger, and Butch. Decide which group can take you the furthest in the game. I'd suggest the younger group as your age puts you in that group.
Jeffrey Clinard lives in Las Vegas, Nevada, with his kittens, Lam and Princess. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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