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Jonathan: You traded a secure position on Aitu to keep what you think is your closest ally in Candice. I would not have advised you to make that trade, but as it stands, the original Raro members control the vote. That protects you for a vote, but four players don’t control a merged tribe of ten or even nine. You have another vote to consider post-merge strategy. Look for stray votes that you can grab.
Candice: You also traded a good position for a less secure one. I promised myself if anybody jumped to be with the cute guy or the cute girl, I’d chew them out. Here it is: Candice, for a girl who is supposedly smart, you just did something VERY stupid. You were in a position to whittle down each of your tribes independently until the merge, and then try to get rid of enough people to insure control when there were seven left. Instead, you’re facing a bad position if you merge soon, though you probably have a free pass for the next vote.
Adam: Here’s the funny thing about Jonathan: nobody trusts him, but his voting pattern has always shown loyalty. Now that Brad is gone, you can either get rid of Jonathan next or consider that the original Raro tribe has control of the tribe. I’d advise sacrificing Jonathan. It’s a risky move, but if he goes, the new Raro still has a majority if you merge, and it shows you don’t have a hidden agenda. In other words, it could be seen as a bonding move of Raro verses Aitu post-merge.
Parvati: Right now you are going with the flow and should not make an active move as you aren’t in a vulnerable position right now. If you go back to Tribal Council, the likely targets are Jonathan and Nate. Getting rid of Nate gets you short-term control of the tribe, but getting rid of Jonathan puts you in a better position after the merge and keeps three original Raro tribe members on the dominant side. With hidden immunity still out there, let somebody else get burned by taking the leadership role. Vote with the majority.
Rebecca: Like most of Raro, Jonathan might be the key to controlling the game after the merge. If you get rid of him, the Raro tribe should be united and be ready to Pagong the Aitu tribe. If the original Raro tribe sticks together, then you should seriously consider defecting to Aitu after the merge. Either way, you’re in a better position than many.
Nate: You have good sense of challenge strategy, but you keep making poor decisions when it comes to Tribal Council. You are obviously a leader as you were behind the eliminations of Stephannie and Brad, though both were not the smartest eliminations ever made. In any case, you’ll need to work to convinced the original Raro members to get rid of Jonathan next to prove they aren’t trying to seize the game. It will help make Raro a united tribe when it comes to a merge, and you outnumber them. Good luck.
Jenny: You seem to be in a better position, as Jonathan’s arrival and Brad’s mouth have pushed your elimination on the backburner. Your best bet is to eliminate Jonathan next and start making plans to Pagong most of Aitu, except those you can use to then take on the original Raro members. Duck for a bit and let the next firefight hit somebody else, and proceed from there.
Brad: What went wrong? Well, just because some things are true doesn’t mean they should be saved. While it’s true that the game really is “every man for himself,” every Survivor needs allies to protect themselves from the vote. It was too early to proclaim an individual game while the others wanted reassurances that you were on their side.
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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