Originally Posted by Chiefnj2
That was cold.
Originally Posted by Aries Walker
But it was the right thing to do. The only brain left in the game is Cochran, and right now I figure it's even money if any of the other four dunces can figure out that he's dominating.
It was cold. It was great strategy. But man, it was sad. I'm rooting for either Eddie or Erik now, because the other three stabbed Brenda in the back and made her cry.
The strategy was totally correct, even if it was cynical and it penalized Brenda for the sins of being good, honest, and likable. Cochran summed it up well when he said "at this point, likability is a liability". And yes, Cochran is totally running the game now.
Both times that Brenda has been voted off of Survivor she was totally blindsided and totally shocked. The first time, though, she came across as a little arrogant at tribal council. When Jeff asked her just before the vote if there was any chance she would be voted off, she just smiled and said "no". Then she got voted off, and it was hard to really feel sorry for her. This time there was none of that, and I thought about that earlier in last night's show when she said her dad had told her to "be humble".
The look of terror on her face when the second vote was read for her was a Survivor classic. And then when she broke down in tears was great drama and it was 100% real.
I suspect she'll be back in another season. Plus, it doesn't hurt that she is one of the hottest women ever on the show.