Survivor: Micronesia - I Don't Know Whether To Laugh or Cry
I really didn’t know whether to laugh or throw something at my television during last night’s episode of Survivor. When Natalie, Amanda, and Cirie came up with the idea to convince Erik to give up his individual immunity, I figured there was no way in hell that he was that stupid. Wow, was I wrong. What power do these women have over the men of Survivor this season, that they can convince them to not only play their idols but GIVE THEM TO THEM! I have to say, I’m actually glad there’s all women in the final four (even if Natalie’s one of them) because none of the men deserve to be there.

One of my favorite moments of last night’s episode was when James threw his hands up in the air and proudly stated, “I’m no longer the dumbest Survivor player!” The jury isn’t even supposed to speak. It made me laugh longer and harder than when Jason found Ozzy’s fake idol, stared at it for a minute, then proudly showed it to the camera and said, “Well, I guess I found the idol.”

I lost faith halfway through the season that it wouldn’t live up to the hype and the expectation of a true Fans vs. Favorites. I was wrong. The blindsides, the backstabs, the injuries, the evacuations, the rewards – it’s all lived up to what I expect from a season of Survivor. With so many surprise eliminations, Sunday night’s final tribal council should be one for the books, one to remember.

If all goes according to my prediction from before the season even started, Cirie will be the last woman standing. If Amanda doesn’t make it to final three, Cirie will win. If she does, Cirie will place second. Mark my words. Cirie is the mastermind of the season but I have to give it to Amanda. She’s a close second. She just started her game a little too late.

- Gina Scarpa, BuddyTV Staff Writer
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