"You know that saying that you're only a King until the Queen arrives? I'm here."
You don't ever "mend a feud" with Sandra in the season proper once it's on. You pick that fight you better have an idol or two in your back pocket... or the numbers.
Really hoping Tony mends this feud with Sandra asap.
That said, it's not like Sandra to game this hard, this early.
Malcolm: "You can't let Sandra build an army, and have all of these people at her beck and call. That's how she won the game twice."
Okay, he clearly hasn't seen either Pearl Islands or Heroes vs Villains.
The difference this time around for Sandra is that the previous two times she's played, she had the numbers early and was in a tribe with a dominant alpha male calling the shots. Rupert the first time around. Boston Rob the second time around. There is no alpha male taking the lead in Mana and she's playing more open as a result.
I worry about Cirie sitting out of this challenge. Nuku had better not throw this shit.
EDIT: Oh good... Mana is just that inept. I've got nothing to worry about.
That pressure of them coming back must be messing up Nuku
EDIT: Nuku does it anyways
Yeah, that was the first smart read he's made. And it's the right call. She's the vote they can appeal to flip against Sandra's alliance of the weak and impressionable (Troyzan, Varner, Hali). I just worry that he was able to make a convincing pitch. Tony or Malcolm should have been working Michaela... not Caleb. Varner was policing that entire exchange so I'm not convinced he was successful.
I thought he would be useless outside of challenges but wow, that was a great from Caleb on Michaela (about her hating to lose).
But damn, she took him out not in a 5-4 but a 7-9, stealing two members of his alliance. That was impressive. Might be the best move she's ever made.
My thoughts exactly.
I really thought Sandra was getting voted out. How anyone on that tribe can sit there, listen to her whole "queen" thing, and still vote with her.... I don't know.