The Tribe Has Spoken

Thursday, February 27, 2014

The motto of Survivor is Outwit, Outplay, Outlast (not to be confused with the 2014 Marlins motto, Outhit, Misplay, Finish Last) and fittingly David Samson went 0-3 in his cup of coffee on the show.

Things began to unravel immediately when his Brains time anointed him leader. This meant he personally had to select someone as the weakest member of his tribe. He chose Garrett and foolishly showed too much of his hand. He revealed it was because he's thinking about the final two-thirds of the game, akin to the Marlins always having a great closer who never features because they never have a lead.

The Brains tribe had a calamitous display in the first immunity challenge and finished last of the three, sending them to tribal council. The challenge involved maneuvering a cart through some obstacles, using keys to open locks, putting together some puzzle pieces. The Brains tribe themselves are a mismatch of puzzle piece that don't work well together. Symbolism abound!

Garrett (who miraculously by the end of the night had taken over the dumbest contestant title belt) rightly convinced the others that David had to go and he was booted in a 4-2 vote. Ironically Samson's downfall (aside from being extraordinarily unlikeable) was really because he tried too hard, I guess overcompensating for not trying to field a respectable baseball team ever.

Alas, we are all the real losers. Not only did he fail to be eaten by a shark or bit by venomous snakes but the potential for several weeks of this comic relief is gone.


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