John Powell – GobalTV.com
Having its members swapped for a third time had no effect at all on the blighted tribe. There have been six dates with Jeff Probst at Tribal Council this season and Malolo has attended five of them. At present, they have lost three Immunity Challenges in a row.
Next episode, it appears as if the players torch everything in sight hoping to appease the Survivor gods and end the Malolo curse. You never know. It just might work.
The third switch resulted in not two but three new tribes being created this time around, each with three original Naviti and two original Malolo.
The numbers game would seem to be in the original Naviti’s favour. If those allegiances remain strong, remain unbreakable, they could have an easy and predictable time when the merger finally rolls around.
Survivor Scoop – Week 5: Top Moments
This week’s Top Survivor: Ghost Island Moments are…
Moment # 5: Coffee Makes Chelsea Cry
Moment # 4: Chris On Not Being Self-Absorbed
Moment # 3: Wendell Returns Sebastian’s Shell
Moment # 2: Time For A Switcheroo
Moment # 1: Blindfold Bumbling At The Challenge
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Week 5: Game Fail – James Lim
James was an interesting Survivor player and personality. He wasn’t leading the charge. He wasn’t letting others play his game for him. He was a central part of the Malolo wheels turning. He was dependable. He was loyal. He just wasn’t flashy and not everyone on Survivor has to be.
James had a knack for dissecting situations. What would one expect from a business analyst? He saw through Dom’s phoney idol and pushed hard for Morgan Ricke to go, which she did. Although he wasn’t the principle strategist, he was a thinking man’s Survivor player.
Rating: 3.5 / 5
This wasn’t James’ Survivor forte. He did mine relationships as best that he could but even people on his own tribe agreed they had no emotional connection to him in any way.
Rating: 2 / 5
Not being a bombastic Survivor player is not a terrible thing. Unfortunately because of the medium and the nature of the series, it is those characters who are remembered whether they were heroes or villains. James never stood out even though he was a dependable player.
Rating: 2 / 5
Final Castaway Rating: 7.5 / 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: Libby Vincek
Word has already spread about her not being trustworthy.
Silver Amateur: Chris Noble
His ego is getting the better of him and damaging his Survivor game.
Gold Amateur: James Lim
He didn’t play a terrible game; he just didn’t make connections when he needed to.
Bronze MVP: The Blindfold Challenge
Blindfolding the Survivors, letting them by stumble around, never gets old.
Silver MVP: Desiree Afuye
She lost the challenge yet survived the vote. She could very well be that player who before you know it; they are in the final four.
Gold MVP: Wendell Holland
Such a strong episode. He strengthened his social bonds with Sebastian, which could prove to be very important after the merger and really came to the forefront in the challenge.
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