The Mogo Mogo tribe finally disappears. Every week somebody (usually Amber) says something like "This is all-stars! This is so much different than regular Survivor."
To a certain degree it's true. But it's mainly true because they seem to have intentionally picked the dumbest, worst-playing contestants from the first seven series. The Mogo Mogo tribe forgot one thing; You can't be weaker than the other guys going into the merger. They committed boneheaded maneuvers three weeks in a row, voting off Colby, probably the best person ever at the immunity challenges, then Ethan, a former winner, and then most oddly, Jerri, one of their own team members instead of Amber. Dumb.
Consider who's left:
Long Tom. I rest my case.
Amber. Though she's cute and reasonably athletic and intelligent, she was a terrible player in the Australian Outback, allying herself with Jerri throughout the game and failing to catch on to Colby's alliance with Tina. She could have used her obvious charms to entice some of the other people to form an alliance with her, but she didn't. She seems to have done one very smart thing in allying herself with Rob so far. He's a good partner as he's shown his ability to win immunity challenges.
Boston Rob. I wonder about him. At times he seems like the master manipulator and at times he seems like a buffoon. I was surprised last week when everybody voted him the most trustworthy.
Jenna. Pissing everybody else off. Somebody may see that as the way to make it to the finals. Didn't work for Johnny Fairplay and it ain't working for her either. Next person voted off unless she wins immunity.
Ruppert. Our hero is in trouble. Logic says next week it's Jenna or Ruppert who goes; it looks like Long Tom has made his decision as to with which group he wants to be allied. Was it the sloppy kiss that did him in? He needs Jenna to lose next week and then hope to win the last two immunity challenges, which is going to be tough.