Well, that didn't take long. After less than two weeks, the grand experiment that was "Survivor: One World" (Wed., 8 p.m. ET on CBS) was thrown out the window. This after the the men's tribe made the unprecedented move of giving up their own Tribal Immunity to eliminate one of their own. Seems it would have been compelling to let this one play out.
But that's not what the producers had in mind. Instead, they randomly divided up the now even tribes, and even punted one of them off to a new beach to live on. Suddenly, it's classic "Survivor" with no unique angles or twists. The only notable thing was that the random divide created one of the most lopsided looking tribal divisions ever seen on the show.
Everyone could see it, with Colton despairing that his tribe was filled with peasants while the Salani tribe was Greek gods. And then, as if on cue, the Salani tribe proceeded to win the next two challenges, though the Reward challenge was actually pretty close.
Colton did a masterful job of positioning himself at the head of the new Manono tribe somehow, and orchestrated the blindsiding of not their weakest player in Tarzan, but arguably their strongest in Monica. So the misfit tribe of peasants was intentionally made weaker. Colton must have confidence in his connections over on Salani, because on paper this is not looking good for Manono come merge time.
Find out what craziness ensues next on "Survivor: One World," Wednesdays at 8 p.m. ET on CBS.
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