DOUBLE DISPATCH: Mike Moved, David Dealt to Redemption Island

“The Buddy System” — Rob cements his control over his alliance as the former Zapatera can only watch with admiration and frustration at the level of command he holds in the game. Phillip does his best to get under the skin of former Zapatera members and continues to exhibit bizarre behavior, but, for the first time reveals a method to his madness.

Ralph then saunters over to Ashley (please don’t ask him to spell “saunter”) and inquires if he’s on “the chop block,” which, presumably, is like the chopping block and not a place where they illegally dismantle cars. Ashley answers that “We can’t talk about anything like that because we don’t know.” Usually this is something you say when you don’t want to tell someone you are voting them out. Not this time. Ashley honestly has no clue, because Rob hasn’t told her what to do yet. And make no mistake, Rob tells her exactly what to do. Heck, she’d probably even stop plucking her body hair if Rob told her to. But why would he do that? That’s ridiculous. Almost as ridiculous as forbidding starving people to eat freshly caught fish.

Ralph’s response is then to tell Ashley, “Hey, if you’re in the top 3, I’d definitely vote for you and not Boston Rob.” This is just awful strategy. You want Ashley to think she can’t beat Boston Rob in the finals and therefore needs to get rid of him, not that he is the perfect person to stick with because she can beat him with votes. Honestly, Ralph, this is even more infuriating than you telling the other tribe about your Hidden Immunity Idol. Natalie, who has been hypnotized by Rob to perhaps the greatest degree of anyone, then runs back to her master to tell him about what Ralph said and how Ashley didn’t want him to know. According to Rob, this means Ashley no longer gets to go the final 3 with him because, “You have to tell me everything. It’s my game. I’m in charge.” And how.

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