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Parvati: Your position seems fairly secure right now, as others are revealing themselves to be weak or outsiders. Thus, you should stay exactly where you are and work with the rest of the core Raro tribe members to get rid of outsiders or the misfits if you return to Tribal Council. Also, stick with Jenny. The common ground of bitching about Brad is as good of an excuse for an alliance as anything.
Rebecca: You might consider jumping if you get the opportunity. Depending on the Brad situation, you might be the next in line if he decides to jump. Then again, anybody who jumps might be considered an outsider, and if they get a second chance, they might go after the weaker of the two outsiders. It’s a hard pick, but I advise you to not change your fate. Your position is a bit weak in either case, but you might be able to sell Raro on getting rid of anybody who jumps into your tribe on the basis that a merge is happening soon, and getting rid of a strong player is to your advantage.
Jenny: I don’t blame you for being upset with Brad; he made a poor choice and probably cost Raro the challenge because of it. Your position has actually improved, though; Rebecca showed herself to be weak, and lots of people resent Brad. You should stick with your core and work to get rid of them, or target a strong guy when a merge looks almost inevitable.
Aitu: If the most Nate learned during his time at your camp was comparative flora and Jessica’s complaint about being left out of the loop when Cao Boi was eliminated, you did a good job. Your tribe is also looking strong at the challenges, winning the reward and leading for most segments of the immunity challenge. Listen to Jonathan - you lost the immunity challenge, but not by much. Many of your challenge wins were blowouts.
Jonathan: Some members of the tribe don’t trust you, despite your actions, which show trust. The only way around that is to tone it down a few notches when it comes to strategy sessions. Also, you can point out that your efforts all benefited the core alliance; you got Cao Boi and Jessica to vote out Cecilia. Your best hope is for you to merge with a slight edge so that you are too valuable to be voted out early. Until then, it seems clear that when all was said and done, your alliance trusted you.
Yul: I really admire how you can stand in the middle of a discussion about voting Jonathan out because he’ll be strong in individual challenges with a straight face. I actually think you are a big threat in individual challenges. Right now, even if you don’t feel the mistrust from Jonathan, lie and say you do. It sets the stage for Jonathan taking the hit later in the game.
Becky: You played out your conversation with Jessica well, pretending that she had a point, then voting her out that night. In addition, as long as you are tight with Yul and Candice, you are in a better position than mistrusted Jonathan. Your position is fairly secure unless things really get shaken up.
Ozzy: You have a messed-up position. You’re a great provider and a fierce competitor. You are also a political outsider, and the last person on Aitu outside of the alliance. If you get the chance, change your fate. It can’t hurt, though understand you might only be delaying the inevitable. Challenge threats get booted quickly post-merge. No matter what, you need to work hard at the challenges to keep immunity.
Candice: You looked cold during the reward challenge, but while you didn’t have the stellar performance you’ve shown before, you did well enough in both challenges. However, in a choice between a great food provider/challenge winner verses a loyal member of your alliance at this stage of the game, always pick the alliance member. Ozzy is unlikely to feel like a full member of your alliance at this point, and is a bigger challenge threat than Jonathan.
Sundra: You need to encourage the mistrust of Jonathan because if Ozzy somehow leaves, then it might be him or you. So you should agree to vote him out because he’ll be tougher in physical challenges and is less trustworthy than you. Even if you merge as is, it helps sell everybody on getting rid of him before you.
Jessica: What went wrong? A complete lack of understanding in how the game works. While you made an effort to get Jonathan voted out, his alliance had no reason to do so and you suggested no new long-terms plans that benefited them.
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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