Thursday, May 6, 2010

There Ain’t No Good Guys

Dave Mason was spot on when he said, “There ain't no good guys, there ain't no bad guys” in the song We Just Disagree. The latest installment of Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains was a prime example of this. The episode treated us to not one, but two sets of Immunity Challenges and Tribal Councils. Sandwiched in between were heavy doses of morality and plenty of pontificating on how the “game’ is supposed to be played. In the end, two more castaways left the game to join the jury and it became abundantly clear that there ain’t no good guys.

Five minutes into the show we had Rupert telling Russell the Hall-of-Famer that he was a disgusting, terrible human being. No shit, Rupert. He then went on to say that his only hope was to show the Villains the Hall-of-Famer’s disgusting side and ask them if they want to be involved with that. Good luck.

At the first Tribal Council we had Colby reading Candice the riot act because she turned on the Heroes in the previous vote and helped to eliminate Amanda. Moment’s later after writing her name down, he whispered that he was proud of the way he has played the “game” and wondered if she could say the same thing.

Original Hero Candice, was then voted out, leaving only two “Good Guys” to vie for the title of Sole Survivor. Only Rupert in all his tie-dyed splendor and the hunky Colby Donaldson stand in the way of all those despicable, low-down, dirty rotten Villains and a cool million dollars. This heroic duo is left with the task of upholding the honor of the “game”.

Please. Give me a break.

Hey Rupert, weren’t you the guy who stole the other tribe’s shoes and personal items on your very first episode of Survivor: Pearl Islands nearly seven years ago? Hypocrite.

Hey Colby, if you are so keen on playing the “game” the honorable way, why did you leap at the opportunity to align yourself with that scumbag Hall-of-Famer moments before the second Tribal Council took place? Hypocrite.

Indeed, both Colby and Rupert did team up with the Hall-of-Famer and along with Jerri, voted out Danielle. This meant the jury now consisted of Coach, Courtney, J.T., Amanda, Candice and Danielle.

In order to save their ass, it appears Colby and Rupert have each turned their back on the honor of the “game” and joined the dark side. This move left Parvati, Danielle and Sandra confused and very pissed off at the Hall-of-Famer. Jerri is simply left confused.

All of this proves two things. First, Russell Hantz is the Hall-of-Famer because he is the greatest person ever to play Survivor. Not the greatest bad guy to ever play Survivor. He is the greatest person ever to play Survivor. He lies, cheats and deceives better than anyone else ever has.

Which brings me to my second point. The Hall-of-Famer will never win the $1,000,000. When it comes down to the final vote, the other competitors will always vote against him because he lied, cheated and deceived better than they did. That’s because in this “game” there ain’t no good guys.

Until next time…from the booth.

9 comments:

Leplume said...

Yup. If he can make it to the end, there's no way the jury will ever award him the million and thats just too bad. Because he is the greatest player ever in this show. And he does everything everyone else does but he's at least honest enough to tell them to their faces. So they hate him...but then they wish they could be him. I hope he can hold out. I hope he can take it to the end. And I hope they can see what a great player he is and reward him accordingly!

Paul E. Vagnoni said...

Mary, it would be amazing, but I don't see it happening. It would be nice though…

Alaska Karen said...

Poor Jerri-I get a kick out of watching her become more confused as the game goes on. Rupert has not been having as much fun this time around-I miss his usually positive up-beat attitude of yore. Russell, you wonderfully evil little leprechaun. He has so many enemies on the jury, and add another BIG one with Boo-Hoo Danielle- "I had a hard day." Really? I guess everyone else on the freaking island is in a parallel universe with room service and hot and cold running water? Hunkster Colby keeps looking thinner and more bored each week. What's up with that? Oh dear, what will we do when this game is over? Thursdays will never be the same.

Sue said...

Well I did say our Hall of Famer would stay. It is a game and he is playing it well, but as if often the case the person who excels does not get the just rewards.

Paul E. Vagnoni said...

Great summary, Alaskan Karen! Jerri does seem bewildered doesn't she? She used to be such a firebrand.

Sue, are you sure you aren't secretly watching Survivor over there in the UK? Come on, you can tell me…

Sue said...

Paul, I keep telling you it is your summary each week that keeps me informed - helped by your watching friends when they have commented before me.

Paul E. Vagnoni said...

Okay Sue, I believe you…

Gregory (Greg) P Turco said...

Russell screwed up on this show. He got caught playing Parvati against Danielle. He was so lucky that somehow he managed to get Danielle voted out anyway. Mostly because of how random Jerri is.

This was his fatal move.

There is no way he can win anymore. The only reason people will keep him around is because they know he can't win the final jury vote.

Another entertaining show. This has been a great season.

Paul E. Vagnoni said...

Greg, I know you hate Russell, but he is what draws me to watch the show every week. When one of his moves pays off I find myself shouting YES!

Unfortunately, as I wrote in my blog, he will never win the million. I agree with you on that count. I also agree that it has been a great season!