Originally Posted by R11
It's like the edit was showing the viewers the goings on from Bill and the Women's perspective, since they were the people that the rest of the guys were attempting to pull a fast one on.
Yes, that's the "shocker" edit. I suddenly have this theory that all Survivor episodes have to be edited to either start the TC giving the viewer no idea what will happen, or end in a "shocker" ending if they don't have enough conflicting footage to confuse the view enough before the TC starts. They'd rather start it with confusion but they'll take the shocker if they have to.
But since it pretty much came out during the TC questioning anyway, I think it would have been more interesting to have seen some of the planning aspect before tribal instead.
Here's what I don't understand. Bill was toast before the TC started. Why continue the charade of Leif getting voted out in the TC? Why not say Leif messed up, the alliance forgives him, we're going to boot Bill, and nothing will change that... so let's vote! If anything could be accused of being scripted, it's the two hours of TC where they desperately need something interesting to fill the end of the episode.
"Say, guys? This "Bill's gone" talk won't give the viewers anything they'll want to watch. Could you pretend that you might not vote Bill out for a few minutes? And, Tarzan, could you tell America your views on racism from a dumb white guy perspective? Thanks!"