John Powell – GlobalTV.com
You have got to like the Survivor BOGO episodes. We get two victims for the price of one. This BOGO saw two uncompromising players head for a pit stop on Extinction Island, a place that is getting more and more delightful as the episodes roll on by.
Whether she returns to the game or not Wendy Diaz will go down as a true Survivor original. She is definitely not the best player to ever step foot on the island but her BIG personality and chaotic gameplay are one of a kind.
Based on her unpredictability it is was no surprise that both the Lesu and Manu tribes voted her out rather than draw rocks at the double Tribal Council.
Third time was not the charm for Aubry Bracco who wanted and did hit the ground running…alone. With nobody to play the game with she was left swinging in the wind until that trapdoor was activated for that inevitable drop.
All is not lost for Aubry or Wendy though, next week not only are the tribes merging but everyone on Extinction Island gets a chance to return to the game. This is probably the first of two instances where Extinction Island inhabitants will get an opportunity to win back their spot.
The question is will old alliances carry through? If so the original Kama alliance will have eight members strong and the original Manu tribe will only have four members: David Wright, Kelley Wentworth, Lauren O’Connell and Dan “Wardog” DaSilva.
Which way will the wind blow on Survivor Island? Stay tuned.
Survivor Scoop – Week 5: Top Moments
This week’s top Survivor: Edge of Extinction moments are…
Moment # 5: Chris Beats out Keith for an Advantage
Moment # 4: Lesu Idol Hunt
Moment # 3: Joe Explains What Keeps him in the Game
Moment # 2: Reem and Chris Argue
Moment # 1: The Scramble at the Double Tribal Council
Next time on Survivor…
Week 5: Game Fail – Aubry Bracco and Wendy Diaz
Wendy and Aubry, you couldn’t find two more diverse Survivor players. Aubry has always been a hardline player, she is very strategic and very focused. Wendy was as reliable as an umbrella made of cheesecloth. She was erratic, impulsive, and the ultimate Survivor wild card. She’s not someone you want to hitch your wagon to in the long run.
Aubry was as knowledgeable and adept as usual, she just had nobody to back her up.
For Wendy, following her impulses was more important than playing the Survivor game.
Wendy Rating: 1 / 5
Aubry Rating: 3 / 5
As a veteran, her tribe relied on Aubry’s experience to get them through the first phase of the game. She was a target because she was a returning player. Other than that, the original Kama treated her well.
Wendy’s fly-by-night attitude irritated the other players however, she did play the part of everyone’s mischievous kid sister.
Wendy Rating: 3 / 5
Aubry Rating: 3 / 5
Aubry’s struggles as a returning player and an indomitable player searching for an alliance was a riveting story in the sense that we were never sure if she was going to make a breakthrough or not.
‘Big Wendy’ is one of the most beguiling Survivor players of all time simply because she broke every rule without a care in the world. It was like she has nothing to lose the whole time so she just did whatever to whomever whenever. There hasn’t been such a captivating Survivor character in a long, long time.
Wendy Rating: 5 / 5
Aubry Rating: 3 / 5
Wendy Final Castaway Rating: 9 / 15
Aubry Final Castaway Rating: 9 / 15
Week 5: 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: Dan “Wardog” DaSilva
His bossy ways and challenge ineptness had his own tribe thinking about sacrificing him.
Silver Amateur: Aubry Bracco
She didn’t make any in-roads or find anyone to really play with.
Gold Amateur: Wendy Diaz
She was never bothered by any of the consequences her actions might have.
Bronze MVP: Victoria Baamonde
She is perhaps the most dangerous player on the island and the others don’t even realize it.
Silver MVP: David Wright
He set aside his desire to get Wentworth out for the greater good of his game.
Gold MVP: The Lesu and Manu Tribes
Instead of drawing rocks they picked a unanimously unreliable person and voted them out.