Survivor: I didn't think the producers would allow it to happen. Just a few episodes in and Russell gets voted out AND loses at Redemption Island. A little something about R.I.: I thought it would be a turning wheel. A person gets voted off, goes to R.I. and waits for the next person to get there. They battle, the loser leaves and the winner goes back into the game right away. That isn't how it happens so how does this work? Will this go on until the merge and then the person gets back in the game? I really thought that if Russell won, they would say "Okay, RI is over, Russell is back in the game" because no way would they let this goldmine walk away without even being in the jury.
But they did and I am thrilled. I have NEVER liked Russell. In all three seasons, I have thought he was a complete jerk. He bitches and moans when he hasn't won the game but hello dude. NO ONE LIKES YOU. He doesn't understand that Survivor isn't 100% about scheming and burying socks, etc. It is about getting people to trust and respect you because THOSE are the people who win. I'm glad his team lost the challenge on purpose to get him out. They had to do it. And now I can watch Survivor without being irritated!