Survivor: South Pacific “Loyalties Will Be Broken” Review

All right, guys. I have over 20 people in my house right now, two dogs, and a bunch of stuff going on at my semi-annual Survivor finale viewing party. So, I’m going to get through my review of “Loyalties Will Be Broken” and leave my thoughts on the winner and the season in general.

We had a couple great challenges here! The Redemption Island duel was down to the wire and so much fun to watch, as everybody in my house was screaming their heads off and hoping that Ozzy wins. After that we had an incredibly close card house building game that gave Ozzy his much needed immunity necklace, and followed that up by another incredibly close relay race challenge! Everybody in my house was freaking out during all of these challenges, and the fact that they all were so close made the finale so amazing.

When Ozzy lost the final challenge, it was pretty obvious he was going to go home. I really hoped that Coach would win. I know that some might not like him, but he completely controlled this game from the beginning. I’d rather see Sophie win than Albert, so I guess I got the second best possible solution.

I really hope that Survivor continues in the “Redemption Island” vein, as I really like the idea of having the contestants that got voted out have an opportunity to come back in the game. It lets us see more of the great Survivor challenges, and gets us to know these contestants that exit so early. I don’t necessarily need returning contestants, but I’m happy with Redemption Island. I can’t wait for more! Keep it coming, Survivor!

Quick Thoughts:

– It’s crazy how prevalent of a theme God and spirituality was this season.

– I’m surprised that Sophie had never heard anybody call her those names before. You don’t break into tears so easily if you’ve never heard that before.

– How about hearing Rick actually talk?!

– I am not a big fan of people who just use the final tribal to just rail on the competitors. At least ask some questions!

– I loved Edna putting everything into perspective to the jury. Hey guys, you get lied to in this game, that’s what happens!

– I loved Coach being likened to a little girl.

– My uncle asked a pretty good question: Why didn’t one of the Upolu members try to sabotage Ozzy when he was at the final game? Why not go to his rope bridge and shake it like crazy?