Some of my buddies would tell me that Survivor is “scripted”; and whether this is true or not, Episode 6 packed an emotional punch.
This episode was very Dickensian in scope where we get a parallel between the two “Muscle Russells” (I’ve been meaning to say that, so there). Both Russells pushed their bodies to the limit while their teammates relaxed and hid away from the rain. But, in the end, Russell Swan’s body gave up on him. It’s pretty chilling foreshadowing when Russell Hantz said:
Don’t stop until you throw up, you pass out, something. If you don’t throw up after every fricking challenge, you didn’t do your job. That’s how I think of it.
It was definitely a big scare to see Russell Swan go down that way. But in relation to the game, it was a big hit for Galu but a bigger break for Foa Foa. During the Tribal Council, our two opposing tribe members with their own hidden immunity idols (Russell and Erik) butted head-to-head and somewhat marked their territory. Erik has always been Russell Swan’s “yes man,” and with his high confidence for having an immunity idol, he decided to stand in the limelight and challenge what Russell Hantz said about his tribe getting a moral victory (from their challenge earlier for which they were winning in). Ah, Erik, bad, bad move… (Erik actually irritates me a little bit and it must be because of his non-stop flailing hand gestures.)
Let me end with these images which prove precisely why Russell Hantz has the perfectly sculpted physique of a herculean god…
Finally, let me actually end with these erotically-charged screenshots. Thank you very much, CBS! Thank you…
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