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J.P. : You made a correct assessment on Billy in not judging him because he's out of shape. What you need to consider is his value to your game. While Billy might not be the best challenge winner or survivalist among your number, only cut him if you have deals in place with a majority group in your tribe.
Billy: You seemed to start to direct the tribe, but more importantly, let go when Ozzy showed the right way to construct the shelter. Work harder at fitting into the tribe, or you will be making a quick exit.
Raro: First, the good news. Your tribe did a pretty good job when it came time to grab supplies. However, it was all downhill from there. Your camp doesn't look to be in very good shape, and some nitwit (Jessica) let the chickens loose, which is worse than not having them at all. Plus, you only salvaged a third place finish in the challenge since you made a couple of serious mistakes, including the puzzle boat coming apart, and forgetting the puzzle pieces. Next time, plan a strategy and assign responsibility for tasks, otherwise you are going to lose and face Jeff Probst at Tribal Council.
Jonathan: Perhaps it was unfair for you to be singled out and sent to Exile Island for grabbing the chicken, but as Puka apparently abandoned it, it was up for grabs. The real problem is that the others back at camp are going to do some bonding and it might be harder for you to fit into the group if the dynamics change. Still, you got lucky in the Jessica is already in the doghouse for letting the chickens escape.
Jessica (Flicka) : Be very glad you didn't lose the challenge, because losing the chickens is something of a shooting offense in Survivor. The trouble is the tribe doesn't need you for strength, and your mistake was a serious one. Right now you need to try to make amends any way you can, and keep winning challenges to avoid Tribal Council. You also need to pray for a tribal shuffle sooner rather than later so you can get a fresh start with new tribemates.
Adam: You are right that it is all about the kind of personalities people bring to Survivor – far more than their skin color. It's only going to be an issue if somebody makes it one. However, remember than relationships are always a double-edged sword on Survivor, and you seem to be forming one with Candice already. The good part about it is that you aren't likely to be going home soon. The bad part is that eventually your bond will become a power structure that has to be broken up. Tread carefully.
Candice: Hooking up with Adam is not a bad short term idea. However, you need to play it carefully, as long term being in an unbreakable pair situation is going to work against you. Still, I think you have the advantage; if you go late in the game with him, he's much more likely to be targeted than you are. Use him for what he's worth for now.
Parvati: We didn't see much of you outside of the “kosher” comment, but the fact remains that you are playing a game where the tribes are broken up by ethnicity, and you'll have to live with it. Also, while your tribe has more women, I think you might have to cut Jessica (the nitwit who let the chicken get loose) first, with Jonathan second. Your tribe is skewered towards youth, and you'll have to try to make that work when you get shuffled eventually.
Hiki: Well, there is a lot of love on your tribe, and no hard feelings, but you do need some kind of social structure in order to get things accomplished. While you seemed to well enough at camp when building your shelter, you fell apart completely in the challenge. You need to find a way to agree on how to approach the tasks. If you don't, you can expect another trip to Tribal Council soon.
Nate: You have problems. The women voted out Sekou, and you are the only male left. Still, your escape is to use Stephannie's outsider status to your advantage. Work on convincing Sundra and Rebecca that the tribe needs a male for challenge strength, and suggest getting rid of Stephannie if you go back to Tribal Council. You can also earn points if you are able to get the fire going and catch some food. Good luck.
Sundra: Well done. You ducked the first vote and have a core group of allies in the women of your tribe to protect you. You've also created a bond with Rebecca which will benefit both of you. If you go back to Tribal Council, you can cut either Nate or Stephannie and still have control of the tribe, even if you go back a third time. You are safe for now.
Stephannie: I'd be uneasy if I were you. Both the men and the women lobbied for your vote, and you are still an outsider, even to the side you voted for. Work intensely with the women to try to keep them from working with Nate. I'd try building a fire so you can show the women that they don't need the men. Despite the last vote, your position is unsteady at best.
Rebecca: Like Sundra, you have a solid position in your tribe due to your friendship with her. Indeed, your position is a bit better than her as she was the target of the men during the vote, indicating she was thought to be the weakest link of the tribe by them. That will only help you if your tribe is shuffled. For now, you are safe.
Sekou: What went wrong? Well, your tribe lost the challenge and the women got together to take political control of the tribe. Between you and Nate, they decided Nate was the more valuable tribe member.
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