Time sure flies when you’re having fun and when you’re writing Bloggy-Blogs! This is my third to last Bloggy-Blog!? Oh em gee. As I predicted early on, we are down to the CRABS (Coach, Rick, Albert, Brandon, Sophie) as a final five over at Te Tuna. Over on Redemption Island it is now Ozzy vs. Edna. After the next duel the final 6 will either be the BRACES or the COBRAS. Which would YOU rather see?
AWWWWW FAMILY. Ohhhh the family visit. I have to admit that watching the family visit episodes in my pre-Survivor days was always ‘okay’ for me. It was cool to see the family members but I would wonder why everyone gets soooooo emotional. Isn’t it nice to have a little month vacay from your family? However, after being a part of a Survivor family visit, my appreciation for the whole event has changed drastically. The family visit was probably the best thing I experienced out on the island; it was such an overwhelming and emotional experience to see my Dad walk up those stairs at the duel. Watching this cast see their loved ones out on the island brought back great memories. My dad had such an amazing time and seriously still talks about it every time I hang out with him. It brought us so much closer as dad and daughter and I’m so grateful for every minute of it. With that being said, I have two qualms about this particular family visit.
QUALM #1. Where was Ozzy’s loved one? On my season, the Redemption Island boys at the time (Matt, Mike and Ralph) were able to at least see their loved ones. Remember? Mike won the duel and was faced with the decision of giving away the family visit to the Ometepe 6, giving it to the two other guys on Redemption Island (Matt’s stud muffin brother Burton and Ralph’s farmer friend who was even harder to understand), or keeping it for himself and spending time with his mother. Mike ended up giving the family visit to the people who voted him off, the Ometepe 6 (which was amazing of him). Any whoozles…I was sad that Ozzy didn’t even get the opportunity to see a family member! I guess I was also just curious if he had a hot brother, but that’s just me. Making a choice like that would have been more interesting than Ozzy having to hang out with the crew he chose.
QUALM #2. Seriously? Brandon’s dad had to play the game for him? It was a bit unsettling. Brandon’s dad (Russell’s brother, lest we forget), was practically threatening Coach, and now I’m nervous his strategy talk is going to land him on a season! Oi vey. Family visits should be spent talking about sisters and how your dog is doing, not threatening Dragon Slayers. Besides, we didn’t even get to see any footage of Albert hanging out with his cute Cuban mother!
EDNA THE STAR. Edna was a star this episode. Well, pretty much everyone is a star the episode they are voted out, in some way or another. I was glad she at least attempted to stir things up and used the whole “tribe philosophy” of “loyalty, honesty and integrity” to prove her point that Brandon was the least of those. Also, at least she knew she was 6th in her alliance! Cough cough yes I’m talking about myself. Hey, I wasn’t blessed with a Brandon on my tribe to let me know where I stood! Where was my Brandon?!
COCHRAN- Cochran was so close in that duel! In the inner circle! I really felt moved by Cochran’s departure speech. Here is a real fan that dreamt of competing on his favorite show and made it happen. This guy wore buffs to school—there is no denying he is a super-super fan. What an amazing accomplishment to have made it on to the show and this far. He made us laugh (usually at his expense) and will definitely be remembered for his sense of humor, controversial flippage and knack for finding awesome futon-stumps. Make sure you watch his Ponderosa videos where he plays with a piglet.
I don’t know about you guys, but I am super pumped for next week. Finally, the CRABS, who have been together since that epic night on the beach, have to eat each other. Things are going to get feisty! So who are you guys rooting for on Redemption Island? Do you want Final 6 to be the BRACES or the COBRAS? How will this ‘loyalty’ thing pan out? Is Sophie trying to steal my braidy-braid look? Make sure you look for me at the Finale! Love you all like kittens. Xoxo Dre Dre
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