Now that Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains has come to an end, I can now say that this is the greatest Survivor I’ve ever seen. What made this the greatest? It was ten top moments of drama and chaos. Let’s take a journey through the season to see what made this such a great season. They are in no particular order.
-First day injuries
A dislocated shoulder and broken toes plagued the Heroes on day one. The curse began from that point. Adding to this was Sandra’s first “evil” move as she unlatched Sugar’s bra to try and gain the Villains an edge in the challenge.
-Tyson’s vote for Parvati
This was the first crazy tribal council. The vote not only shocked me but Russell’s bold play in giving Parvati the idol (and the fact that it worked like it was planned) astonished me.
-JT giving Russell the idol
This move won the award for dumbest move in the history of Survivor. JT’s little love letter and trust bit him in the butt.
-Parvati’s extra idol
In conjunction with the move from above, we have Parvati who held onto an idol she didn’t tell Russell about and allowed Russell to give her the idol JT had given him. Giving the idols to both Jeri and Sandra was a very bold move and was one of the three craziest tribal councils I’d ever seen.
-Amanda and Danielle’s catfight
While neither one of them managed to make it to the end, the catfight was revealing in that it showed Danielle as a liar, Amanda as a push over, and Colby as dead weight. Amanda let a million dollars go that day.
-The Russell debate
Did the contestants of Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains have a chance to watch Russell play in Survivor: Samoa before heading out to film? That was answered in the article link above.
-Rupert’s rock bulge
In a move that I wouldn’t have even thought about, Rupert’s rock saved him from elimination and allowed him a few extra days in the game.
-Russell vs. Boston Rob
Two strong players were butting heads early in the game. It was this chaos and division that left the Villains open and vulnerable for awhile, especially after Boston Rob’s elimination.
-Russell’s bullying and fit pitching
Every time Russell didn’t get his way, he’d get fuming mad, make threats, and whine like a little school kid. This is why he didn’t get any votes.
James said it best when he described Colby as Superman in a fat suit. Colby even admitted on the reunion show that he just didn’t have fun this season and it apparently had sucked most of the life out of him. It began with him being taken out by Coach in the first challenge. He had a moment or two in the game but for the most part, he seemed defeated from the beginning. Read the extremely funny quote from James at the end of the article linked above.
Sources: Links within the article