After the jury vote was revealed on tonight's "Survivor," James gleefully declared that his reign as dumbest contestant ever is over. And he's right ...
although he will still be part of a season with what is probably as a group the dumbest cast ever. Multiple blindsides. Multiple misplays while holding immunity idols.
And tonight, Erik TURNING HIS IMMUNITY NECKLACE OVER TO ANOTHER PLAYER. TURNING OVER IMMUNITY WHEN HE IS THE LAST MAN AGAINST FOUR WOMEN. TURNING OVER IMMUNITY WHEN HE IS COMPETING AGAINST ACKNOWLEDGED SCHEMERS NATALIE, CIRIE AND PARVATI, ALONG WITH AMANDA, WHO PULLED OFF AN EPIC BLINDSIDE A WEEK AGO.
I will dial it down now. ERIK IS THE DUMBEST PLAYER EVER. All right, I will dial it down NOW.
It's not just that Erik's tactical sense is nil. Comical. He tried approaching several women with the same strategy, never imagining they might tell each other. He completely botched a tentative deal with Natalie for a deal with Amanda, even though he could trust neither and just managed to tick off Natalie. The only way he was going to survive was to keep winning challenges, and he was more than able to that; tonight he won both reward and immunity.
So of course he gave up immunity. Because he bought into a completely nuts scenario from the women, in which his giving immunity to Natalie would somehow be redemptive for Erik when it came time for the jury to vote. Madness. It was such a pitiful move, we didn't just get James's declaration at the end. We got laughter from the jury as soon as Erik turned over the necklace. We saw every vote as it was cast -- no suspense here, no possibility of a double-cross.
Madness. Erik is THE DUMBEST SURVIVOR PLAYER EVER.
Can't wait to see whom he votes for in the final. (For that matter, I can't wait to see who is in the final. We're down to a dangerous bunch of contenders.)