John Powell – GlobalTV.com
You cannot trick the Survivor gods. They will always get their pound of flesh. Even though the producers switched up the tribes on last night’s episode the gods wouldn’t be denied.
The not-so new tribes are:
Although the tribe name has changed the curse of Manu lives on with the first four boots all being members of the original Manu Tribe. Rick was the latest to head off to Extinction Island although the only blunder he made, if you could call it that, was he aligned himself with David. Wardog sided with Kelley and Lauren so Rick and David were outnumbered at Tribal Council.
While the castaways still in the game had to take stock of their new tribes, the denizens of Extinction Island were learning that in order to carry on they had to bury their hatchets, work together. Although Keith Sowell and Reem Daly wanted to ostracize Chris Underwood because he voted them out, his fishing skills made them reconsider things. It appears that on Extinction Island keeping your enemies closer could be the key to your very survival. Will the dynamic change when Rick arrives? Stay tuned.
Survivor Scoop – Week 4: Top Moments
This week’s Top Survivor: Edge of Extinction Moments are…
Moment # 5: Rick, the Newscaster at Tribal Council
Moment # 4: Chris Unwelcome at Extinction Island
Moment # 3: Wendy Returning the Flint Causes Chaos
Moment # 2: Wendy Sets the Chickens Free
Moment # 1: The Tribes are Shuffled
Next time on Survivor…
Week 4: Game Fail – Rick Devens
It shouldn’t have been a massive surprise to Rick or David that Wardog would vote against them. He is the one who sunk their plans to get rid of Wentworth just a little while ago. Rick wasn’t a bad player, Wardog just opted for who he thought would be better dance partners.
Rick and David were working quite well together and if they had bought enough time to reach the merger they might have been a strong twosome.
Rating: 3 / 5
A big personality generating big laughs, most people were fond of Rick which was illustrated when the others had to vote him out. He perhaps should have spread himself out more in order to amplify the connections he had with the others.
Rating: 2.5 / 5
It was far too soon for Rick to leave. With a career in broadcasting he knew what makes “good television”. His self-deprecating humour and massive persona will be missed as Survivor: Edge of Extinction continues.
Rating: 4 / 5
Final Castaway Rating: 9.5 / 15
Week 4: Powell’s Picks
Who played it cool and who proved themselves to be a fool? Every week John Powell makes his picks for the worst and best players of the week.
Bronze Amateur: Joe Anglim
Once again, he’s trusting all the wrong people.
Silver Amateur: Reem Daly
She hasn’t learned anything from her boot. She is continuing to speak her mind far too often as well as playing too personally.
Gold Amateur: Wendy Diaz
By releasing the chickens she causes more mistrust and resentment.
Bronze MVP: Julia Carter and Ron Clark
While Julia and Ron may have acted unethically depending on where you stand, they showed what lengths they were willing to go to in order to get Joe out.
Silver MVP: Dan “Wardog” DaSilva
He was the deciding vote, picked a side and gave Rick the boot without any serious repercussions to his game.
Gold MVP: Lauren O’Connell
Despite being an easy out because of her health she convinced Wardog to keep her. She didn’t even have to use her Hidden Immunity Idol to secure her safety.