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Survivor South Africa: Philippines Episode 2

From the preview, Seamus was voted out, which is terrible, because of the castaways, he really seemed like a survivor fan and knew how to play the game, his downfall how ever was his eagerness, which made him a threat. No one wants to play with a “pro” and his know how made him dangerous, because other castaways would never feel safe with him around,

The Fallout

Luzon

Fresh from tribal council the 5 people who voted out Seamus made their alliance official and christened themselves the Big 5, I am guessing Tom and Niel are the Buffalo and Elephant respectively, ChanΓ© is the lioness because she engineered the Seamus blindside, I am left with the Rhino an leopard, but Ace isn’t any of those unfortunately 😭,

Moving on, on the other side there are the losers who have been isolated and from the get go they have identified Ace as a weak link in the alliance, which shows they have some fight and are already looking to bring balance to the game

Mindanao

For me, I feel Mindanao is adopting a loser’s mentality by deciding who goes next having not lost an immunity challenge, that also gives the target time to catch wind of the plot and make a plan… The are having conversations they should not be having, at this point they should be solidifying alliances making everyone comfortable

Challenges

Reward

The reward was an option between chickens or rice, Jeanne sat out for Mindanao, I would have love to know if those chickens were egg laying hens. Even with Murishca’s tardiness, Mindanao won the challenge

After the challenge Katinka spills the beans of an all girl alliance, an all girl alliance shouldn’t surprise anyone, if you watch survivor you know, most of the time the girls will have that idea, that is why you have to watch their numbers πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

Immunity

Katinka sat out for Mindanao, as they blew past Luzon, at this point they should just call themselves “Luzers” get it? πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

The Aftermath

Luzon

Luzers lost again, and Ace feels, he is not being heard and allowed to shine in the challenges. I can’t say I agree or disagree because I don’t remember him in the challenges. Annalize says she’s the Lion of the big 5, but she herself crowned ChanΓ© the queen of the jungle earlier in the episode 😟. Anyways, Tom throws Josie’s name in the hat, and Neil (the PK to Tom’s Tevin) agrees. I underestimated Palesa when I first saw her… But her last ditch bluff is a work of genius, and the timing they hatch up is quite lovely as they aim to sow doubt in Ace’s mind. Josie and Vusi’s are now making Ace the Lion 🦁 πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚, and Ace is buying what they are selling, classic survivor scrambling.

Tribal Council

Luzon rightly points out they lack communication in challenges hence they lose challenges. Tom suggests they need an authoritative voice, a leader, to which Nico suggests they elect one at tribal council. This is tricky because a leader, like a soccer coach shoulders the responsibility of the team’s performance. I certainly wouldn’t want to be a leader and apparently neither would Tom, as he nominated Neil, to which he was unanimously elected. Neil points out the downside to being a “leader” which is smart as you do not want to them to think they can just shift blame.

Ace starts dithering on his alliance, 5 vs 3, and you are not the target should an immunity idol be played, why is this guy uncertain πŸ˜’. This is not to say I am not rooting for Palesa at Luzon

Ace hangs his head as he realizes Palesa’s bluff

It’s a tie and there is a revote, now its either you remain loyal and draw rocks or you flip like a fish out of water, Ace I believe this is your speciality. Uncharacteristically Ace, stays loyal and it’s a tie again to which Captain Neil, draws the white rock and sinks like his Titanic of a team… Which really sucked for him but was a beautiful reprieve for Palesa, Josie & Vusi.

In case you are wondering I personally was going to flip on the second vote, and the only way I would go to rocks is if someone on the other side also flips πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

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Survivor South Africa

So some time last year I decided to enter Survivor South Africa: Philippines… Which is the Sixth season of the South African version of the American TV show by the same name just without the “South Africa” part πŸ˜‚

Needless to say that I was not cast 😭😭😭, but that is fine. Let me also mention it is the 1st season I have watched because its on cable TV, and this is the 1st time I have had access to cable TV

I like the show so I have decided to dust open my blog and write my thoughts about it, hope you will enjoy it, my first blog will be of episode 2 because I do not have access to the first episode nor can I remember what happened,

Cheers

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