Here are two minutes that really should have been in Thursday night’s episode of Survivor.
Coach moaned to Courtney about how he didn’t want to play the game without Tyson or Boston Rob, but Russell had bullied him into it. Courtney played the situation beautifully, suggesting that Jerri and Coach could team up with her and Sandra and vote out one of the others. Coach wanted it to be Russell.
I really think they should have shown audiences this scene. It shows a few things:
- People are actually thinking about targeting Russell, despite what the actual episode seemed to portray.
- Courtney is craftier than she’s been shown. She does want to stay in the game, and she can make strategic moves. She’s very good at reading people and might deserve more credit than she’s getting.
- Why didn’t they go for it? Obviously, it would have worked out better for Coach. Did Jerri not go for it? Did she know Coach was about to be eliminated? Will she regret not going along with the scheme now that her buddy is out?
Check out the deleted scene here.