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  1. MissEwa

    S38 Julia Carter

    Okay - thanks. I have only really followed it here and not seen the initial tweets. And ITA.
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    S38 Julia Carter

    I think that was Jenna? She was blonde. Chelsea is the auburn-haired one who got no screentime. I have no idea why I remember any of this. ETA. I didn't know there was a Julia until this last episode. I read that she thought she wasn't getting screentime because she was black and thought 'Wait, there's a black woman on this season?' - there are others on her tribe whose names I didn 't know (Etsy storeholder, blonde, redhead) but she's the only one I felt like I hadn't seen at all. So IDK - I think she has a point.
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    S38 Preview & Speculation Thread

    The eternal optimist in me wonders if that might also mean the post-merge is chaotic and awesome so they're getting the double-episode out of the way now so they don't have to do one then? Hopefully? Maybe?
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    S38.E03: Betrayals Are Going to Get Exposed

    Ankles are weird. I've had a bunch of sprains that have basically gone from 'oh F---' to fine and back again a few times over the course of the day they happen, before deciding whether they're actually going to be an issue. The last time I sprained mine, cried with pain for five minutes, then adrenaline kicked in enough for me to drive home, run a couple of errands and go to work, and only after a few hours did it start really swelling and hurting. No real bruising until the third or fourth day, when it went black. The time before it ached, bruised and swelled for a day and then was fine. Unless there's a break or a ligament involved, in which case you KNOW you're screwed, they're unpredictable. Wendy's was definitely swollen, so I can't see how she was making it up. Exaggerating? Maybe? Maybe it was a minor injury that she later aggravated. Who knows? But aside from people who want to be voted out/quit, who on earth makes up injuries on Survivor? It's a surefire way to get targeted at the vote.
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    S38.E03: Betrayals Are Going to Get Exposed

    Same, but I think she crosses the line when she imposes that position on everyone else in her tribe. It would be fine for her to be like 'now I've met the chicken I don't feel good about eating it, I'm going to stick to rice', or even to argue that they shouldn't kill it - for a bit - but taking the flint so they CAN'T eat it and then (from the previews) goes into another territory for me.
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    S38.E03: Betrayals Are Going to Get Exposed

    Lol. I feel like this is one of those 'whichever side you're on, you see the opposite side as dominant' thing, because to me it seems like everyone loves Kelley. I don't like her but I think there's no denying she's a threat and a player. If I was on an island with her and David I'd want her out first by a long shot.
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    S38.E03: Betrayals Are Going to Get Exposed

    Yes? Just because they're both returning players doesn't mean they're equal in terms of how much of a threat they are - or, more importantly, perceived to be. Kelly has a much stronger reputation than David. She's a physical and strategic threat who takes no prisoners and will play her guts out. She is also BELOVED by Survivor fans. If she gets to the end, she's got a good shot at getting respect votes, even if there is a bias against returnees. David isn't really any of those things. Nobody's star-struck about David being there. He doesn't come across as a cut-throat strategist or a challenge beast. And he's doing a really good job of capitalising on that to keep the target off his back.
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    S38.E03: Betrayals Are Going to Get Exposed

    This was Redemption Island and pretty much the only good thing about it was the hilarity of Ozzy getting voted out three times in one season. And in the modern game, that last time wouldn't have happened because of a stupid fire-making challenge and he would have won the game. Ugh.
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    S38.E03: Betrayals Are Going to Get Exposed

    This. I know most of them won't get back in but it makes the stakes so much lower if the vote-out isn't final. They start talking strategy and my internal monologue goes to 'Who cares? They can just win their way back in.' Same deal with watching EOI. I watch Survivor for the strategising and the edge-of-your-seatness where you know one wrong move can send someone home. I don't care about the Robinson Crusoe adventure of it. Good to know we're still doing the thing where a woman getting emotional on Survivor makes her a terrible terrible person. And yeah, there are way more important things but this is a thing she's doing and cares about so why not give it her all? By that logic, why are get so worked up about something someone does on a TV show when there's like... climate change to solve 😉 This. I kept getting Stephanie in Guatemala vibes from her. Like how DARE anyone target her, the obvious target. Spoiler about the potential return timing of EOI:
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    S38.E01: It Smells Like Success

    I can't be bothered going back to check but I think Natalie got a confessional in the first ep (or one very early on) basically outlining the strategy that got her the win. ITA on Kelley. Something about her bugs me and she was giving off very strong Stephanie Lagrossa vibes last night. I can't help feeling like she's believing her own hype a little too much. Not a huge fan of Joe either. Cut-rate Malcolm just makes me miss Full-Price Malcolm. I didn't take in much more from this episode. The Reem-Wendy-Keith thing felt quite inevitable and depressing and I get why Keith flipped but he's naive if he thinks that will save him. Why have most of the women gone straight to just wearing underwear? Is 'Etsy Store Owner' a real career? An Advantage Menu? Ugh.
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    S37.E13: Finale

    I feel like this is going to be one of those divisive things forever like Aubrey vs Michele and Russell vs Everyone but Carl DID say, in interviews, that Gabby was next after Alison. From what I've seen, even HE acknowledges it was the right move. Also I don't know if I'm just naturally predisosed to paranoia or a huge cynic or what but my mind boggles at all these people who, if they were playing Survivor, would be absolutely fine with finding out that 3/4 of their supposed core alliance was planning to blindside them on a vote and had brought in a member of the supposed opposite alliance in order to do so. Really? Like... you'd just suck it up and play along and lose your best plan B option because... friends?
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    S38 Spoilers & Speculation

    JoeR used to write for TWoP and I'm pretty sure this site but I've lost track of who went where and who is still here. But yes, he made me chortle. Given the spoilers this season were all so vague I'm surprised we already have so much for next season, but the returnee ones always go this way, don't they?
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    S37.E14: David vs Goliath Reunion

    It's interesting because I agree with a lot of what Angelina said, about how women are depicted on the show as opposed to men, and who gets what sort of credit. I just don't think it applies to her as much as she thinks it does.
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    S37.E13: Finale

    Gabby has never not owned being emotional, and I don't think she's even complained about getting edited that way (although I may have missed something). What she's questioned is the criticism she gets for that - and I agree. Also, Natalie owned being bossy at the reunion.
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    S38 Spoilers & Speculation

    Joe is fine. The mustache is awful but he's always struck me as a decent person who enjoys the experience. If this was a show of watching folks gad about the wilderness for 39 days and climb trees and compete in challenges for food and then eat it and talk about their lives, I'd probably like him. But he's never struck me as having much of a head for - or even interest in - the actual game. To completely contradict myself though - Kelley W is ALL game and I'm also underwhelmed about her coming back. I look forward to being the grinch of the forums next season.
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