Russell took it as a sign she was not involved in the game, I took it as a sign that Natalie understands this game more than it might appear. If forces people to confront truths about themselves they might otherwise never have to face. Shambo is a major threat to change the game. One of the most valuable things you can have at your camp is a big tarp to keep you dry. The odds of Russell regretting that decision are enormous. I really do pull for Dave Ball. Why is this important?

We gave him water from his canteen. But yes I do see episodes and I do know what we promote, sometimes I just forget…. What are the odds that Russell can do it again? We do it almost every season, and yet it amazes me how many times it creates havoc. Man, I gotta say… another awesome episode. You need not waste any time responding to this blog about how I give Russell too much credit. Individual challenges are one of the great elements of the game. Who knows how far she would have gone for a burger.

As you all know, I like Shambo, but girl, sometimes you need to be quiet. Monica did a good job of stirring up the dust. Jaison could barely be bothered to pick up a rock. He took as a reward, a few soft fluffy cushions over… a protective tarp.

She had never been so h-u-n-g-r-y in her entire life. Nobody on Galu is paying any attention to that fact. In a moment like that you make a decision. She felt so at home that she gave away a lot of information about the dynamics of her tribe.

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Trusting anybody is tough on Survivor, but in terms of pure performance, she bloh a great job of justifying why she would not vote for Laura but would vote for John. It forced her into a desperate position — convince two people from Foa Foa to turn on one of their own.


Thanks to your support we were nominated for Best Competition Show. You have to give him some credit. Let me be clear, we are watching them the entire time, they are never out of our sight, and our medical, safety and rescue teams are always on alert — but we would rather give the contestants every chance to handle it themselves before we move in to take over. I think Dave should publish a book filled with witty comments and observations on life.

One thing that has always been true about Survivor fans, you are loyal. From a producer point of view, she gave us everything we could have hoped for and then some. In doing so, Russell and the rest of the Foa Foa tribe officially changed the game. We went to work together every day. She should have been a Foa Foa member.

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Once medical informed me that Russell was going to require some major time-consuming attention I called off the challenge because it seemed the only decision that made sense. The fact that he was able to read the situation and change his action surprised me. You saw the rivalry between the two tribes reignite. Say what you want, but one thing you have to give Laura credit for epiode playing the game.


We considered everything and we made what we believed to be the right call. Survivor is a game about social politics and with this group of Survivors, Ben was never long for the game. You should have voted people out. By convincing John to switch sides, he got what he needed which was another Galu member voted out.

Producing a good season of Survivor requires an ebb and flow of highs and lows. If you argue with Russell, or challenge a decision, or try to play him as aggressively as he is playing you, it will end badly. The island of Upolu, where we spent the summer shooting Survivorhas been devastated by an earthquake and a tsunami.

Check that, a lot of credit. John jrff have used that pie to buy a lot of good will from a lot of people, and I absolutely believe had he done so he would still be in the game. He lost sight of how others saw him and never considered that the best move might be to get rid of him. Who would have ever predicted this kind of a turnaround? One of the biggest and most memorable in a bllg, long time.

So… what to do? It gives and it takes.

I am happy to say that we have since figured out a better way to do double eliminations. Telling Russell episodf was being pulled from the game was difficult.