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Survivor Season 40 (Winners at War): Starts Wednesday Feb. 12, 2020

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37 minutes ago, Ned said:
47 minutes ago, stbugs said:

Last night’s was the first one I liked. Just randomly giving advantages messes with the game in a hidden way that no one else could possibly know. This one required other people to know and if Tony doesn’t get the 6, everyone knows when he sits out the immunity challenge and can’t vote. It would have caused an interesting scramble. I like that it would have been more out in the open and not a gain by a player for doing nothing.

I liked it too for the same reasons, but wish it would've been one that someone found on their own.  Hiding it like any other HII or advantage would add some fun to these idol searches.

I hate the idea of folks that are voted out having that much influence on the game.

:goodposting:  Fun trick, but those voted off shouldn't have as much power as they do.. 

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34 minutes ago, stbugs said:

I do like the get screwed thinking you found an idol schtick. Could make people less inclined to look for an idol. Would be interesting if they had a worst finish at the challenges as well. Finish last and lose your vote.

I do like this.  Keeps people from dogging a challenge because they're in an alliance with numbers and know they're safe.  Could also change the dynamic of alliances after the merge. The Sandras of the game could become extinct.  

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Big episode for Tony.  Loved his enthusiasm of extortion then the look on his face when he realized he was the one being extorted.  Still, he made some big moves.  I assume he repaid the others for the tokens he tricked them out of.  Still owes one IIRC.

Jeremy is one lucky dude.  He could've refused to believe Tony's story and won the immunity himself, maybe getting Tony or Ben out of the game.  Then survives being voted off because Tony turned around and screwed over Sara by voting off Sophie.  Now he may be in a decent spot.  

Tony climbing around in trees next week should be fun.  

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How come they didn't show him having to "pay up" before the challenge?  Think that would've been good to see the reaction of the people that didn't know about it...Also did he repay the tokens to the guys?

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1 hour ago, yak651 said:

How come they didn't show him having to "pay up" before the challenge?  Think that would've been good to see the reaction of the people that didn't know about it...Also did he repay the tokens to the guys?

He clearly didn’t pay them back. He’s got none. Sarah and Kim got Sophie’s.

Also, it didn’t have to be paid at the challenge just done before.

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Just now, stbugs said:

He clearly didn’t pay them back. He’s got none. Sarah and Kim got Sophie’s.

Also, it didn’t have to be paid at the challenge just done before.

Tony won two more tokens for winning immunity, so I think he did pay back two of the people.

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4 minutes ago, BeTheMatch said:

Tony won two more tokens for winning immunity, so I think he did pay back two of the people.

Oh, have they always been winning tokens at immunity? I must have completely missed that. He couldn’t pay back everyone. I wonder if he’ll stuff Ben.

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Tony had a good week but is probably a big target now.

When did Sarah get so arrogant? She played a cool, low key game the season she won.

I think that Natalie should keep the 6 tokens she got from Tony, or maybe give only one to Parvi. Natalie really did all of the work.

 

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34 minutes ago, Mr. Mojo said:

Tony had a good week but is probably a big target now.

When did Sarah get so arrogant? She played a cool, low key game the season she won.

I think that Natalie should keep the 6 tokens she got from Tony, or maybe give only one to Parvi. Natalie really did all of the work.

 

I think it's now down to Tony and Sarah. They started it last night with highlighting the differences in styles to winning. 

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55 minutes ago, Mr. Mojo said:

Tony had a good week but is probably a big target now.

When did Sarah get so arrogant? She played a cool, low key game the season she won.

I think that Natalie should keep the 6 tokens she got from Tony, or maybe give only one to Parvi. Natalie really did all of the work.

 

I assume they’ll split it. They went together and I think Parvati was the one that mentioned the shelter. She also pulled everyone away. Other than Natalie happening to see it first right where they both were, they did the same so I’d be shocked if they don’t split it.

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30 minutes ago, Mile High said:

I think it's now down to Tony and Sarah. They started it last night with highlighting the differences in styles to winning. 

It’s 4-4 now although Michelle was talking to Kim about getting rid of Tony. After last night, Tony, Nick and Jeremy are ride or die so it’s Sarah and maybe Ben? Kim and Denise. I’d have thought Michelle would stay with Jeremy for a bit. Maybe the preview was edited a bit and Michelle was being a bit of a double agent. They did try to make it seem like Tony would be a target in last week’s previews making him look like he was going crazy running around and hiding. That really was just him twice after finding and idol and finding the extortion. Neither was seen by a single person.

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Great Episode.  Tony playing a great game.  When will these guys learn to stop splitting the vote.  Just vote Jeremy and be done with it.  These split votes can cause people to flip as they get the numbers..  You can't be afraid of an idol every vote.

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Interesting comments in Probst's comments this week

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Had Sarah, in fact, gone before Jeremy last week and used her vote steal to take Jeremy’s vote, and Jeremy had then used his Safety Without Power advantage — which means he lost his vote — what would have happened? Since Sarah had used hers first and now possessed his vote, would that vote still have been live, or would his advantage then have made that second vote of Sarah’s null and void?

It's a great question, I am so glad you asked. In the case of advantages being played at Tribal, it does not matter who goes first. So if Sarah had gone first and stolen Jeremy’s vote, and then Jeremy used his Safety Without Power and left Tribal, I would have gone back to Sarah and said, “Well, you can’t steal Jeremy’s vote, so now whose vote do you want to steal?”

 

 

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Can we please spoiler-tag discussion of the next week previews? Love discussing in here but would really prefer not to read about the preview. 

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On 4/20/2020 at 5:44 PM, Penguin said:

Really liking the Australian version, almost done with season 1 from 2016

My favorite Survivor was on the Australian version. Luke definitely made it enjoyable to watch. Also the season Russell Hantz was on was pretty good. I think that was the first season Luke was on as well.

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1 hour ago, rustycolts said:

My favorite Survivor was on the Australian version. Luke definitely made it enjoyable to watch. Also the season Russell Hantz was on was pretty good. I think that was the first season Luke was on as well.

Russel's season was Luke's second appearance on the show. He was on the Champion tribe because he played well and was well liked by everyone the first time he was on.

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Shocked like others as I thought Sophie was getting final 3 cut.... 

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11 hours ago, Mr. Mojo said:

When did Sarah get so arrogant.

"everyone thinks I am smart and strong and pretty" and then goes to say those are not her best qualities.

Jesus that came off terrible to me as well.

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28 minutes ago, NewlyRetired said:

"everyone thinks I am smart and strong and pretty" and then goes to say those are not her best qualities.

Jesus that came off terrible to me as well.

I thought it was obvious that she was kidding. She was doing her fashion show. I don’t think she was being serious.

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16 minutes ago, stbugs said:

I thought it was obvious that she was kidding. She was doing her fashion show. I don’t think she was being serious.

same 

that said, my wife was offended/angry by her comments. people see things differently, but it seemed pretty obvious to me that she was joking. 

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2 hours ago, stbugs said:

I thought it was obvious that she was kidding. She was doing her fashion show. I don’t think she was being serious.

 

2 hours ago, mr. furley said:

same 

that said, my wife was offended/angry by her comments. people see things differently, but it seemed pretty obvious to me that she was joking. 

100% clear to me she was poking fun at herself.

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3 hours ago, mr. furley said:

same 

that said, my wife was offended/angry by her comments. people see things differently, but it seemed pretty obvious to me that she was joking. 

If she was around other people I would have thought she was joking but she was talking to the camera, wanting the audience to know about her life outside of being a cop.  She even hesitated for moment wondering if she was saying something stupid before tacking on another compliment to herself.

If she was joking it went completely past me and I take back what I said.

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8 hours ago, NewlyRetired said:

If she was around other people I would have thought she was joking but she was talking to the camera, wanting the audience to know about her life outside of being a cop.  She even hesitated for moment wondering if she was saying something stupid before tacking on another compliment to herself.

If she was joking it went completely past me and I take back what I said.

I didn't detect any sarcasm or self deprecation in her comments there. Another friend of mine said the same thing.

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I guess the audience was split.  I totally thought she was just joking around.  I thought the pause added to the joking around and not that she was being serious.  

 

Without really knowing her sense of humor we are all just guessing but I thought it was a joke.

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4 minutes ago, Gally said:

I guess the audience was split.  I totally thought she was just joking around.  I thought the pause added to the joking around and not that she was being serious.  

 

Without really knowing her sense of humor we are all just guessing but I thought it was a joke.

Yep and I think the fact that some people who were offended or didn’t like the comments were surprised it lends more credence to her joking. We haven’t seen her be obnoxious or pretentious before and no one has ever said anything bad about her. I definitely think she was hamming it up for the camera and her fashion show.

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About 75% of the way through season 1 of Survivor: Australia and the players skill level makes it feel like about season 8-9 of the original series with sprinkles of season 25-26 thrown in. 

Some players have a decent grasp of the concept and some of those already eliminated had zero clue. 

Enjoying the season but not a fan of some of "twists" they have thrown at the contestants at tribal council. 

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1 hour ago, stbugs said:

Yep and I think the fact that some people who were offended or didn’t like the comments were surprised it lends more credence to her joking. We haven’t seen her be obnoxious or pretentious before and no one has ever said anything bad about her. I definitely think she was hamming it up for the camera and her fashion show.

I agree. But I can see how other people were annoyed by it because it was out of character for her. It's something Tyson would say and we'd all laugh because we expect that from him.

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1 hour ago, bro1ncos said:

About 75% of the way through season 1 of Survivor: Australia and the players skill level makes it feel like about season 8-9 of the original series with sprinkles of season 25-26 thrown in. 

Some players have a decent grasp of the concept and some of those already eliminated had zero clue. 

Enjoying the season but not a fan of some of "twists" they have thrown at the contestants at tribal council. 

I don't mind the TC twists as long as they were planned for that night. If they add that wrinkle to jerk with the current narrative then that's a cheap tactic for ratings.

I'm on the later half of season 4 and Jonathan's post tribal quips are getting a bit irritating.

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3 hours ago, stbugs said:

Yep and I think the fact that some people who were offended or didn’t like the comments were surprised it lends more credence to her joking. We haven’t seen her be obnoxious or pretentious before and no one has ever said anything bad about her. I definitely think she was hamming it up for the camera and her fashion show.

You guys could be totally right. I think I still have it on my DVR, so I'll have to watch again with your comments in mind.

Her practically yelling at Tony in the preview for next week also made me think that she was not as cool and low key as her last season.

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2 hours ago, Mr. Mojo said:

You guys could be totally right. I think I still have it on my DVR, so I'll have to watch again with your comments in mind.

Her practically yelling at Tony in the preview for next week also made me think that she was not as cool and low key as her last season.

Well one was prepping for a goofy fashion show to liven the mood and the other was her getting mad that Tony truly blew up her chance for $2M. If I was Tony and Sophie’s ally since the beginning I would have blown up on that move as well even if I was downing Margaritas on the beach before Tribal. She did have a legit beef for that blindside.

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2 hours ago, Mr. Mojo said:

You guys could be totally right. I think I still have it on my DVR, so I'll have to watch again with your comments in mind.

Her practically yelling at Tony in the preview for next week also made me think that she was not as cool and low key as her last season.

Yeah, I think it's always funny when people complain "you just blew up my game".  Would love for someone to reply "Oh, I'm sorry.  Was I just supposed to make this easy for you to win?"

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10 minutes ago, stbugs said:

Well one was prepping for a goofy fashion show to liven the mood and the other was her getting mad that Tony truly blew up her chance for $2M. If I was Tony and Sophie’s ally since the beginning I would have blown up on that move as well even if I was downing Margaritas on the beach before Tribal. She did have a legit beef for that blindside.

no, she really doesn't

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12 minutes ago, bryhamm said:

no, she really doesn't

Why not? I’m not saying you can’t blindside but why couldn’t she be mad at Tony? Being mad doesn’t mean Tony was wrong or can’t do it, but it’s a legit reaction because she’s right that move really hurt her. If he’s coming back to try and tell her why it’s good for her then she’s got every right to be pissed.

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22 hours ago, Mr. Mojo said:

I didn't detect any sarcasm or self deprecation in her comments there. Another friend of mine said the same thing.

Sarah actually has very similar humor to Tyson. Very dry. The problem is that her delivery is flat and terrible and you can never really tell if she’s joking.

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Disagree that tony played a great game.  He’s reminded everyone that he is not trustworthy and his best shot now is to align with Jeremy, Michelle, Kim, Denise, Adam (is that his name) - and he’s in the minority of his own team and only gets him through another tribal or two.

that groups best plan is to turn on tony after one more tribal.

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On 4/23/2020 at 10:22 AM, Mr. Mojo said:

Tony had a good week but is probably a big target now.

When did Sarah get so arrogant? She played a cool, low key game the season she won.

I think that Natalie should keep the 6 tokens she got from Tony, or maybe give only one to Parvi. Natalie really did all of the work.

 

Agreed. ParV did nothing but latch on.

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1 hour ago, Pip's Invitation said:

Sarah actually has very similar humor to Tyson. Very dry. The problem is that her delivery is flat and terrible and you can never really tell if she’s joking.

Agreed.

I went back and watched it again and still couldn't tell for sure if she was joking. But with her delivery, I could see why it's being taken both ways.

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9 hours ago, BroncoFreak_2K3 said:
On 4/23/2020 at 9:22 AM, Mr. Mojo said:

Tony had a good week but is probably a big target now.

When did Sarah get so arrogant? She played a cool, low key game the season she won.

I think that Natalie should keep the 6 tokens she got from Tony, or maybe give only one to Parvi. Natalie really did all of the work.

 

Agreed. ParV did nothing but latch on.

Natalie found it with Parvati, it would be difficult to leave it there and then get back to it alone.  Also good luck on getting everyone away from the camp to look at it by yourself.  Natalie was the driver but the way it unfolded you pretty much have to split it, although I'm not even sure why keeping tokens secret is that a big deal on the edge.

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10 hours ago, The Dude said:

Disagree that tony played a great game.  He’s reminded everyone that he is not trustworthy and his best shot now is to align with Jeremy, Michelle, Kim, Denise, Adam (is that his name) - and he’s in the minority of his own team and only gets him through another tribal or two.

that groups best plan is to turn on tony after one more tribal.

I’m far from a survivor superfan but in my mind Tony might be the best player I’ve ever seen. It’s amazing the stuff he does. Hiding in the brush to hear what others are saying to make moves. and he gets others to vote with him and blindside. He’s also good at finding idols and decent on challenges. 

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On 4/23/2020 at 9:56 PM, NewlyRetired said:

"everyone thinks I am smart and strong and pretty" and then goes to say those are not her best qualities.

Jesus that came off terrible to me as well.

You guys dense? She was being funny, she's been showcased as having that type of humor a couple times this season and I think it makes her very likable. I was laughing with her

Edit: I see as I read further that this is a big disagreement happening. I think it's extremely clear she was joking, it was the lead-in to her silly Survivor fashion show bit

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46 minutes ago, ConnSKINS26 said:

You guys dense? 

that's cool.  Some one has a different point of view from you and they are immediately dense.   Nice.

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53 minutes ago, NewlyRetired said:

that's cool.  Some one has a different point of view from you and they are immediately dense.   Nice.

I was going for harsh humor (ironically while disagreeing about what's humorous), maybe a better attempt would have been "We watching the same show?"

My bad. 

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First Yul, now Sophie. I guess one of them can re-enter the game but it'd be tough.

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On 4/23/2020 at 7:56 AM, stbugs said:

Last night’s was the first one I liked. Just randomly giving advantages messes with the game in a hidden way that no one else could possibly know. This one required other people to know and if Tony doesn’t get the 6, everyone knows when he sits out the immunity challenge and can’t vote. It would have caused an interesting scramble. I like that it would have been more out in the open and not a gain by a player for doing nothing.

And unlike the previous ones, it didn't allow the Extinction player to curry favor with someone still in the main game while getting their tokens. It's bad enough they can further bond with the others on Extinction without having to backstab anyone there.  At least this time they had to potentially cause resentment instead.  I agree with those saying that it's still too much power, but I at least like this one better than the previous ones.

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On 4/25/2020 at 9:03 AM, Pip's Invitation said:

Sarah actually has very similar humor to Tyson. Very dry. The problem is that her delivery is flat and terrible and you can never really tell if she’s joking.

I agree that they have similar senses of humor, but I think her delivery and the fact that it's harder to tell when she's joking actually makes Sarah even funnier.  

And yes, she was totally kidding.  It's in her voice and the way she bobs her head side to side as she's saying it.

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Boston Blob:  "Tony is a boss"

Can't believe they had the fortitude to not play either.  Not sure why Michelle would give him the idol rather than just change the vote.  Another crazy tribal.

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He's definitely got the best resume so far. If he makes it to the end he deserves the 2 Mil.

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Jeremy is flipin lucky.. Even Tony wasn't 100% if he had the votes.. Think they are once again dragging out extinction Island too long.. It is bad enough they get a second chance, but the longer they go without needing to back stab/ play the game the worst this gets :thumbdown: 

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