Jon Misch and his girlfriend Jaclyn Schultz have been coasting through this season of Survivor, but sooner or later resting on their laurels is going to come back to bite them. At least, that's the hope of Alec Christy, who was the latest victim of Jon and Jaclyn's majority alliance vote on Wednesday.
"I really, really was working on Jon. He didn't know it at the time, but he needed me," Christy told TVGuide.com. "I told Jon, 'You need to make a move with me or you're going to be in trouble.' I looked him right in the eye and said that, and then he looked at me and said, 'I'm sorry. I trust them.' I think that might be a very telling moment here coming up."
Reed Kelly, a self-proclaimed Survivor superfan, finally saw a longtime dream come true this year when he was cast on the show — and dashed in Wednesday's episode, during which he was eliminated. But he says San Juan del Sur has been a frustrating season in which to participate.
"It's interesting," Kelly told TVGuide.com. "I knew going in that every season is different and every season has its own rules that you play by, created by the players. But, going through it, because it was a blood vs. water season, I think you had people in the game that aren't necessarily students of the game, I should say. So it did make things a little more complicated. It actually made for a lot more wild cards, because people didn't respond in the typical ways that somebody who watches the show would. So it made things a little more unpredictable."
Much like a piece of theater, a successful blindside on Survivor depends on all the major players following the plan and sticking to a script. That didn't happen on last week's episode, with Keith Nale going rogue at the last minute — which resulted in his son, Wes, getting sent home.
In the past two weeks, the most strategic players on Season 29 of Survivor — Josh Canfieldand Jeremy Collins — have gotten voted out back-to-back. And, while it's true there's no "correct" way to play Survivor, there are few things more frustrating for longtime fans than watching erratic moves trump calculated ones.
But that's exactly what has played out on Survivor: San Juan del Sur — Blood vs. Water in recent episodes, with Jon Misch and his girlfriend, Jaclyn Schultz, improbably steering the ship. The only problem is, they seem to be sailing without a compass.
"Jon's just crazy. He's not making great decisions in this game. It's so random," Collins tells TVGuide.com.
When Julie McGee quit Survivor: Cagayan — Blood vs. Water last week, Jeff Probsttold her that she may have made a million-dollar decision — for someone else. Did his prediction come true, with Josh Canfield getting the boot at this week's Tribal Council? Josh thinks so.