John Powell – GlobalTV.com
After covering Survivor for 18 years there is one concept that I still hold sacred. When you are voted out you should stay voted out. I wasn’t a fan of The Outcasts or the Ghost Tribe on Survivor: Pearl Islands. Redemption Island was not my thing on Survivor USA or Australian: Survivor.
For me, the series loses something when a person has their torch snuffed only to return to the game some time later. That act should be final otherwise it just doesn’t mean as much since it doesn’t have the same impact as it should. I’m not saying such a twist tanks a particular series for me. Survivor: Pearl Islands still stands as one of the very best installments ever produced and Australia has been doing an amazing job with their series in recent years; it rivals and even surpasses the American series in some regards.
I therefore wasn’t thrilled by the announcement of Survivor: Extinction Island to begin with. Now, the players who lost the challenge to return to the game have another chance at playing again, which is a bit much for me. Although, the fact that someone can be brought back so close to the final phase of the game is interesting. Will they be immediately voted out? Will they be able to rejoin an alliance to tip the scales? Whoever it is could play an important role in how the game plays itself out.
The tribe merge sure played a big role in altering the fate of many players still remaining. The Kama six (Eric Hafemann, Gavin Whitson, Julia Carter, Julie Rosenberg, Ron Clark, and Victoria Baamonde) took firm control sending one of their own, Joe Anglim, to Extinction Island where Wendy Diaz and Keith Sowell have decided to end their games. Dan “Wardog” DaSilva, Rick Devens, Kelley Wentworth, Lauren O’Connell, Aurora McCreary, and David Wright were left out of the decision to vote out Joe. The notable person being kept out of the loop though was Aurora because she was so close to Joe even though she is part of the original Kama Tribe. Will she forgive, forget, and rejoin Kama? Stay tuned.
Survivor Scoop – Week 6: Top Moments
This week’s Top Survivor: Edge of Extinction Moments are…
Moment # 5: Rick Finds an Advantage
Moment # 4: Rick Gets Reacquainted With his Tribe
Moment # 3: Wendy and Keith Leave Extinction Island
Moment # 2: The Extinction Island Tribe is Revealed
Moment # 1: Extinct Castaways Get Emotional
Next time on Survivor…
Week 6: Game Fail – Joe Anglim
From the very start Joe had definite and distinct advantages and disadvantages surrounding his third chance at winning Survivor. He was a challenge and survival beast which was great for the tribe he ended up on, at least for the tribal immunity part of the game. He is also seen as a decent, trustworthy guy so that should have made it easy for him to socialize with others and make alliances. For all of these reasons though he was a dangerous person to have around when individual immunity came into play. Kama was right to ditch him while they could. They just have a lot of explaining to do to Aurora.
He wasn’t a strategic powerhouse and Kama only appeared at one Tribal Council before the merger where Aubry was voted out.
Rating: 3 / 5
He is Joe Anglim. Like kittens and puppies, he is loved by everyone.
Rating: 4 / 5
Since Kama stayed away from Tribal Council we didn’t actually get to see Joe all that much since the edit and attention was directed to the Manu Tribe. Joe didn’t have much screen time except during the challenges so his entertainment value is not what it could have been.
Rating: 2 / 5
Final Castaway Rating: 9 / 15
Week 6: 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: Aurora McCreary
Her alliance didn’t trust her enough to include her in the voting decision.
Silver Amateur: Joe Anglim
He should have worked some stronger bonds to protect himself.
Gold Amateurs: Wendy Diaz and Keith Sowell
They quit the game giving up another chance to return and their spots on the jury.
Bronze MVP: Victoria Baamonde
She is becoming more and more of a stronger personality as well as a key player.
Silver MVP: Julie Rosenberg
She won Immunity and is a strong voice at Kama.
Gold MVP: Ron Clark
He got his way. Joe was voted out.