Tarzan-like Mexican national and former porn star Ozzy Lusth pulled a “Survivor” first last week, voting HIMSELF onto Redemption Island with a plan so crazy it’ll probably work.
In an effort to prevent his tribe, Savaii, from entering The Big Merge at a numerical disadvantage, Ozzy volunteered for exile.
What could go wrong?
Ozzy could fail to defeat Christine Shields Markoski, who is undefeated in individual challenges. She’s defeated five opponents five weeks in a row on Redeption Island.
Given the promo (and the title of the episode, “Double Agent”) it looks like the tribes do merge this week.
As discussed during last week’s Tribal Council, Ozzy’s plan was to create an elaborate fiction for the benefit of the rival Upolu tribe: Nerdtastic Harvard Law student John Cochran would be portrayed to Upolu as a rogue force who betrayed Ozzy after receiving Ozzy’s hidden immunity idol. Cochran would then be charged with pretending to join forces with Upolu against Savaii, while his true mission is to infiltrate and gather intel.
But will the five other Savaii be willing to maintain the ruse? They all demonstrated little loyalty to Oz three weeks ago when they successfully conspired to banish Elyse, his cuddle-buddy and closest ally.
Once Harvard Law hands him his degree, Cochran may actually prove pretty good at making arguments. Again and again, he manages to talk himself out of expulsion. Last week looked especially dire for the pasty weakling; his mismanagement of a key task during the immunity challenge seemed to seal his fate. Jeff Probst’s hectoring of Cochran during the competition, pointing out again and again how badly he was fucking things up for his team, was brutal. (When Upolu proved victorious, part of me expected Probst to let loose with a Nelson laugh.)
Finally, did anyone think to dress up as Coach this Halloween?
8 p.m. Wednesday. CBS.