green December 1, 2016 Share December 1, 2016 (edited) 4 hours ago, Trick Question said: So much terrible gameplay. Adam playing an idol he ultimately didn't need to play, Will's big flip being totally negated by Adam's idol and so Will essentially flipped for nothing, and Ken almost blowing the whole thing by tattling on Will. I don't think Adam playing the idol was bad gameplay at all. After Ken blew things up totally for their alliance I think it was a wise move not to trust Will because even Will said his emotions wanted revenge so who knew if his game side would win out. Zeke is a great manipulator too. So better safe than sorry so I think Adam was smart to make the play. 1 hour ago, weightyghost said: The loved ones visit comes up every year. the show has been on 33 seasons and EVERY YEAR the group is hysterical. And yet it still surprises people. Survivor is not living in a different city than your family, traveling around Europe for a month, living at college for a term. In those instances, you have lives. You have other friends. You are fed, and rested, and living a normal life. These people are physically, emotionally, mentally exhausted. They're starving, around strangers, sleeping on bamboo, and having to be 'on' because it's a game 24/7. They have zero trust in the people they're around, sunburnt and insect bitten, and have to be careful of everything they say because everyone is on edge and can turn on you in a second. Yeah there's a million dollars at the end. That doesn't necessarily change their mental state. I'll give them a pass on shedding some tears. Well put. Early on in the show's history I poo-pooed the visits too but I can understand them more like what Weightyghost said above nowadays. It is probably like being in a pressure cooker for days on end and someone opens the lid for a few minutes of total reprieve and release. I would really be worried if any player did NOT react emotionally during one of these. 1 hour ago, Haleth said: I don't think I'd like Jay IRL but he's playing a hell of a game. He was seen as the leader of the millennials yet he's still there. He's a challenge beast yet he's still there. He's been able to move pretty seamlessly from side to side but he's still there. His name never comes up. People seem to like him and listen to what he says. Sunday wants to adopt him. Will idolizes him. (No pun intended.) Adam will be eternally grateful to him. He has friends on the jury. And don't forget he has an idol. And with the groups so even they can't split votes to flush it; only try a blindside sometime. The editors also really humanized him this episode too. Weeping into his buff at each separate "loved one" reunion, picking Adam and talking to and not at Will and then telling him to do what he felt was best for himself. And I especially like your comment that he has friends on the jury. If he makes final three Taylor and Michelle are locks for him. He has no blood on his hands over Zeke. He played Will like a fiddle tonight. And Sunday thinks she is Jay's new mom. If people figure out how strong his jury support is they should be going after him above and beyond anyone else. I saw him as the villain from day one but enjoyed him. Then the editors switched the villain title to Zeke and Jay is "human" again this episode. He is getting one of the winner's edits along with David. And honestly both deserve the win. I feel Adam is getting a sympathy edit but not really a winner's edit. Hannah brings the humor edit. All the others don't have a remote chance of winning in front of the jury unless the final three end up being Will, Brett and Sunday together (shudder). Someone above thought Ken was getting a winner's edit even after this episode. No how, no way even before this episode. After this episode's "stupid, idiotic, let me blow up the game not just for me but for my whole alliance" move, no way in hell. He seems a nice person in real life but he was not made to play Survivor. It is a game of cunning and treachery and poker-like skills at bluffing etc. That isn't him. Edited December 1, 2016 by green 21 Link to comment
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