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Survivor: Cook Islands – Advice for the Remaining 13Page 2
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Ozzy: You did a great job in the challenge because you assaulted the weak spot of the Raro men - their legs. While they yanked you off the mast without much effort, you had a lot more fight in you than they thought. You are also following my advice; political outsiders need to make themselves so valuable they are hard to cut. You are probably safe for another Tribal Council as you are a huge provider but vulnerable after that. Thus, you better work your tail off to help your tribe win immunity.
Becky: I give you a lot of credit; you are one feisty woman and stronger than you look. You helped dragged a couple of women and did a lot of the heavy lifting in the challenge. When Cristina had you down, you moved her closer to the finish line by rolling together. Right now you’re in a secure position as your alliance held up in its second test. With the past record, making the merge shouldn’t be a problem for you.
Nate (Kidnapping Victim): You should be overjoyed to be the “victim” of a kidnapping. Lamb shanks, bread, and apple cider were yours. In addition, you were the only person in the game who had protection from the vote. I advise you to be polite at the other camp, make friends, hang out, but above all, learn everything you can about their politics. I’d suggest you make friends with Jessica, as I peg her as the tribe member who has the loosest mouth. Remember, if you make it to the end, you need votes, and they will control some of them so there is no reason to make enemies while in their camp. However, despite your talk of being the fourth quarter crew, you must sit out of the reward challenge, or subtly insure Aitu loses no matter how nice the reward is. A victory under their belt is a great morale booster. When you go back to your camp, say it’s good to be home.
Cao Boi: What went wrong? Well, despite your claim, your eviction had nothing to do with your race or prejudice among the Asian community. Your problem was that you were an outsider who failed to take the deal offered by the dominant alliance, then made a huge error in judgment by deciding Jonathan had the hidden immunity idol. You had a good idea of how to force it out of the game, but you told it to Yul, who actually had it. Your outsider status, combined with Yul’s self-interest in not exposing hidden immunity, resulted in your loss.
Raro: You’ve lost two thirds of the challenges since the shuffle, and both of them were based on strength. Now you lost a strength-based challenge, largely because your women are not as strong as the ones on Aitu. You also blew it at Tribal Council; all of you should have made a pact to pass along false information as the Aitu tribe had your session as a dinner show. Even if they didn’t believe you were being honest, that was better than Aitu learning the truth.
Adam: I hope nobody was watching when you acknowledged the kiss Candice blew, as it puts you in a weakened position. If the rest of the tribe decides you are going to sell them out after you merge, you signed your death warrant. Still, you were quite diplomatic in shifting the blame for the challenge loss to Candice rather than your own tribe members. However, your confrontation with Cristina at the beginning of the episode marked you as undiplomatic. You have to tone it down when dealing with people or they’ll get sick of you and eliminate you.
Brad: I don’t think it was wise to suggest that pound for pound Aitu has a stronger tribe. It bruises the collective ego of your tribe mates for no good reason. You need to keep your vote against Jenny hidden. If the word gets out, you’re going to be hurt. You should only have voted her out if you had formed a solid new alliance where you had a stronger position. If any good came out of it, it might be that Jenny is now a natural target.
Jenny: I hate to say it, but I think you put up the worst fight among all the defenders in the reward challenge. Given that your name came up twice at Tribal Council (and might have come up another time if Nate hadn’t been kidnapped), your position is looking a bit more grim. Part of the problem is the women failed to keep control of the big picture, which was maintaining your female alliance. When Nate returns, there will be three members of each gender. You’re going to need to prove yourself at a challenge or at camp, or you’re looking like a target. Be willing to shift the target to Nate if he helps Aitu win the reward challenge, or at Adam for his attitude and flirtation with Candice.
Parvati: You keep making the same basic mistake of being reluctant to lie. Cristina wanted a second chance, and you simply said you didn’t know how you were going to vote. Next time, just say you’d be willing to give somebody a second chance, then vote them off anyway. All you need to do is to tell your alliance that you lied to her.
Rebecca: I’m quite interested in what your vote would have been if Nate had stayed and one of the people who voted out Cristina had been kidnapped. If you had voted for Jenny, you’d been in a solid four person alliance. If you were going to vote her out, you were wise to shift back to Cristina in order to avoid the tie vote. You’re still in a good position and aren’t in the immediate sights of anybody. Your position is fairly secure right now.
Cristina: What went wrong? Well, I give you credit for trying. You took advantage of the information you received at the last Tribal Council, and tried to make amends and get a second chance. Unfortunately, there wasn’t enough time for the rest of the tribe to decide you had changed (or for somebody else to shoot themselves in the foot). Your elimination was only delayed an episode.
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Jeffrey Clinard has been writing about Survivor since the second series, and has published over 100 articles about the show and given advice to nearly 150 different Survivors on RealityNewsOnline. He can be reached at Realityfeedback@bookslv.com.
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