Survivor: Cook Islands – Who Will Go in Episode 4?by Wesley Rice -- 10/05/2006
Okay, raise your hand if you thought Cecilia was the spitting image of Sandra from The Cosby Show. Don't remember? Okay, go to the CBS website. I'll wait...
... so, I'm right aren't I? That's Sandra! Of course, Sandracilia got booted off last time, so I really don't know why I'm still talking about her.
Let's talk about Raro tribe. Previews for this episode show the four jocks on this tribe goofing off and hanging out while the women of the tribe do all of the work. And I find it fascinating that the four men could so blatantly ignore David Bloomberg's 7th Rule of Acquisition: Providing Food Wins Allies / Don't Be Lazy. And yet, there they are, sitting around as if the shelters will build themselves and food will jump into their laps.
I'm going to go out on a limb and make an extra prediction now that they probably think they're all safe because the women will need their strength in the challenges. This seems to be the standard mentality of most jocks who get voted off early, and I expect the trend to continue.
There are five women and four men on that tribe. It doesn't take a third grader to do the math on this one. Five trumps(c) four, and even though the women may need some muscle for their challenges, it's not like there isn't an excess of muscles and testosterone on that tribe. Getting rid of a guy keeps the girls in power.
So I think that one of the guys is going home. My guess is J.P. From what I've seen so far, this professional volleyball player has not only gone along with poor strategy (throwing an early challenge just to get rid of a guy – and a potential ally to boot – that they didn't like), he also comes across as brash and self-interested. That thing that almost hit you when he walked by? Oh that was just the Milky Way Galaxy making its way on the orbit past his head.
Aitu tribe's situation is a little different. They've got the former Asian tribe of three connected to the former Caucasian tribe of three, leaving one outsider each from the other two tribes.
Last week I said that Ozzy was in trouble on his tribe. And I still agree with that statement, but I have an amendment this week. CBS previews show Ozzy catching a lot of fish. If this is the case, then he is clearly following Bloomberg's 7th Rule of Acquisition, and may very well shift the focus over to the other lone wolf in this field of scavengers.
Who's the other lone wolf? Why, none other than Sundra, the woman everyone felt was lazy early on (there's that "lazy" reference again; perhaps it's important). I think Ozzy saves himself from elimination due to mad fishin' skillz, leaving Sundra as the victim of the votes.
J.P. will be headed home in the event of a Raro loss in immunity. Sundra will be gone in case of an Aitu loss. Stay tuned Thursday to see if I've predicted correctly.
By the way, I've received a few emails already asking whether I'll have my daughter making predictions again. I may very well do so, but first I need some "simple" suggestions. My old method of dropping names to the ground doesn't work anymore, simply because she now runs off laughing every time I ask her to pick something up. So please, suggest away!
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Wesley is a writer and English teacher from Wichita, KS. He'd just ask his daughter who to pick outright, but he doesn't think "Me Me Me Me Me Me" would count as a contestant. He can be reached with questions, comments, or snide remarks at Musnud@Gmail.com.
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