I like the split (I still think they should do a Survivor season where the tribes get swapped or rearranged after every TC), but I agree that making one team have to start from nothing was lame, especially since they already got what I think is the weakest challenge tribe. They didn’t even spare them a bag of rice!
I think the problem is that so far no one else is even aware that the Idols can be found during the challenges. If everyone knew it, they could keep an eye out. I thought today’s would be somewhat obvious, but Jeremy did a great job of moving into position and grabbing it before anyone else was in sight and could say “hey why do we have a weird little package on the front of our box?”
That is a great way to describe Woo, too. Guy complains about always being the last to find out… well, Woo, that’s because you’re not playing the game. If I were Savaga/Tasha I would look to bring him in though, as he’d be much more reliable as an ally than Varner or Abi.
Okay, can we please vote off Abi Normal now? It was cute at first, but now I’m growing weary of seeing closeups of her puffy face and others giving her a free pass for her contradictory words and actions.
There are so many interesting contestants this season, to have half the screen time of each episode (or so it seems) devoted to one of the five most detested players in Survivor history is ruining it for me.
I agree with this. I too would like to see the numbers/ratio but I doubt HIIs save people that often. Also I never understand the glee tribemates express over someone finding the idol. Finders always say they are going to use it for the tribe but that happens even less than it saving the finder.
You can’t just go by “times they’ve been used” because the threat of the HII can be just as important. Obviously, early on in the game, it’s better to keep quiet about it to avoid the target on your back it creates, but late game it can be better as a deterrent. I believe in Cagayan that everyone said they knew Tony had one, but no one wanted to try and go after him.
It does seem to me that they’re used less than half the time, and then they’re used effectively less than half the time as well. That said, last season, not only were 2 idols used to avoid getting voted off, the people who had them didn’t tell anybody about them so it came as more of a surprise.
I loved how the woman who found the first idol threw Savage under the bus by telling the others on the new tribe that he spent all his time looking for one…