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sportsgenius86
Jun 17, 2008

THE STREAK IS OVER


I like Ben a lot

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Sep 28, 2007


Soiled Meat

sportsgenius86 posted:

I like Ben a lot

he was totally faking that for sympathy

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Sep 28, 2007


Soiled Meat

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just kidding

UltimoDragonQuest
Oct 5, 2011



Can't even get a coffee sponsor any more.

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Sep 28, 2007


Soiled Meat

this loving challenge lmao

sportsgenius86
Jun 17, 2008

THE STREAK IS OVER


Lol poor Ryan

Boxman
Sep 27, 2004

Big fan of


With almost any other challenge we could get one of those "I didn't believe I could do it, even though we lost, but I did it" mini-inspirational things.

But its a little hard to get an inspirational thing from sucking at being a worm then being physically tossed onto the mat.

The Bloop
Jul 5, 2004

Booyah


Ultra Carp

I mean, he didn't win but you can't fault his hustle

xbilkis
Apr 11, 2005

god qb
me
jay hova


Love a scene about how funny Ryan is, illustrated with completely unremarkable footage

I Guess You Had To Be There

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Sep 28, 2007


Soiled Meat

Jessica really scored by getting Cole, huh?

xbilkis
Apr 11, 2005

god qb
me
jay hova


Cole slowly transforming into Winnie the Pooh

UltimoDragonQuest
Oct 5, 2011



This Cole eating montage is weak and I will settle for nothing less than the disgusting roast pig bite and spit challenge.

xbilkis
Apr 11, 2005

god qb
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I am cool with Mike having an idol, but maybe they shouldn't keep the idols in the same place on different beaches post-swap

I would be losin it if Joe was able to idol hoard effectively because of that

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Sep 28, 2007


Soiled Meat

pro-tier use of "balls" and "holes" in this challenge

UltimoDragonQuest
Oct 5, 2011



Will the fake idol save Chrissy?

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Sep 28, 2007


Soiled Meat

yellow team is a bunch of cowards

xbilkis
Apr 11, 2005

god qb
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Seems like one of Chrissy's tribemates should have been more forceful about making her step down, especially after the second time she messed up. She was asking if anyone else wanted to go!

Not getting a good feeling about Roark's chances based on the post-challenge confessional

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Sep 28, 2007


Soiled Meat

that was a horrific spider

UltimoDragonQuest
Oct 5, 2011



blue squares posted:

that was a horrific spider
I thought it was dropping from a line while carrying a nut on its back. I'm ok with the gross bulge.

SteveVizsla
Mar 18, 2009

Why do I always want to sock it to you so hard?


I'm really behind, just getting to Ryan apologizing after the challenge, but they're really reaching for challenges if they watched seals on the beach and thought "Hey that's a great idea!" Yet another challenge I'd never do because gently caress getting sand on your face.

I haven't gotten the misogynist vibe from Ryan, I've taken everything as being self-depreciating jokes to go along with the nerdy vibe, but maybe I missed a comment he's made.

The Bloop
Jul 5, 2004

Booyah


Ultra Carp

blue squares posted:

that was a horrific spider

I'm a huge arachnophobe but those sorts of spiders are usually like an eighth of an inch long at most, that was just an extreme closeup

sportsgenius86
Jun 17, 2008

THE STREAK IS OVER


Hahaha Roark owns

UltimoDragonQuest
Oct 5, 2011



Chrissy is working really hard to stay in the game.

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Sep 28, 2007


Soiled Meat

UltimoDragonQuest posted:

Chrissy is working really hard to stay in the game.

I think she's working hard to get voted out lol

The Bloop
Jul 5, 2004

Booyah


Ultra Carp

sportsgenius86 posted:

Hahaha Roark owns

She is a weird one

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Sep 28, 2007


Soiled Meat

The Bloop posted:

She is a weird one

I like her straight shooting

Codependent Poster
Oct 20, 2003




That was a bad decision

UltimoDragonQuest
Oct 5, 2011



blue squares posted:

I think she's working hard to get voted out lol


Terrible decision

sportsgenius86
Jun 17, 2008

THE STREAK IS OVER


That sucks. I figured it would happen given how much attention Chrissy has already received

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Sep 28, 2007


Soiled Meat

Ryan didn't say it but I think he wanted to shield himself behind JP who is gonna be gone after early in the merge and Chrissy, who is the kind of person that draws heat

The Bloop
Jul 5, 2004

Booyah


Ultra Carp

At least the dead idol is still in the game. I really hope it burns someone's rear end

xbilkis
Apr 11, 2005

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"No matter what, I'm going to be alienating someone close to me (so I better pick the scenario where the person I alienate stays in the game)" Ryan, Social Game Genius

Obviously Chrissy had to do whatever she could to stay alive, but the Girls Alliance lie should also be pretty blatant as soon as JP sees the other two girls voted for Chrissy

UltimoDragonQuest
Oct 5, 2011



There is value in building up Chrissy as a decoy I guess.


lmao preview

The Bloop
Jul 5, 2004

Booyah


Ultra Carp

another respectable loss confessional

Popular Human
Jul 17, 2005

and if it's a lie, terrorists made me say it

The Bloop posted:

another respectable loss confessional

Yeah, class act.

I can just tell Chrissy's is going to be snotty and simpering.

mancalamania
Oct 23, 2008


I feel like I watched a different episode from everyone else, because I was really impressed by Chrissy there. Sure, *we* know that she probably overplayed because Ryan and JP were probably never voting her out, but *she* didn't know that and the girl's-alliance thing was a great way to lock up a hesitant JP as a vote against Roark.

I also can't really critique the choice to target Roark. The tribe is only 5 people, and her only other realistic choice was Ali and if she targeted Ali there was a good chance Ryan would rebel.

Basically, Chrissy owns and is going to win.

ETA: I guess I should clarify that the anti-Chrissy sentiment I saw isn't really so much in this thread (only a little bit), but is all over the Survivor subreddit right now.

The Bloop
Jul 5, 2004

Booyah


Ultra Carp

Holy poo poo are you telling me Reddit is terrible?

xbilkis
Apr 11, 2005

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I thought it was a pretty scrappy play, too, and I've generally enjoyed her this season. Her getting all huffy about Roark would have been funny if it blew up in her face, and it was funny when it turned out her confidence was earned.

Shneak
Mar 6, 2015

"Doctor, listen to me and listen to me closely.
You're gonna witness all the days..."


I'll get negative about Chrissy. She played terribly in this episode. We needed a 'Debbie balance beam' type flashback cause she was delusional regarding the challenge.

On the other hand I was worried about a full Healers tribe at the merge.

Shneak fucked around with this message at Oct 26, 2017 around 03:28

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xbilkis
Apr 11, 2005

god qb
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She didn't bail as hard as she suggested at Tribal Council, but after she messed up the second time, there was an extended period of

Chrissy: "Does anyone else want to go?"
Roark: "...do you want ME to go.........I'll go if you want me to....or do you want ALI to go..."
Chrissy: "If anyone else wants to go they can..."

and then nobody stepped up so Chrissy just went again. The rest of the tribe was weirdly waiting for Chrissy to say "I am not participating in this challenge anymore and I want this person to take my place," so I don't blame her for how she handled it.

I said earlier I don't know how Chrissy's deflection toward Roark will hold up long-term, but if she felt like she was definitely going to go then she didn't really have many other options. Especially if Ryan wasn't willing to tell Ali "Hey, I have a person who will vote with us, so let's not vote her out." I didn't get the impression that Chrissy and JP were particularly close, so I could see her feeling enough heat to need to give him a reason to stick with her.

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