Originally Posted by wildgator25
I posed the question/statement about scripted based on several reasons this season alone that if you look at, would not be hard to deduce the possibility
. Similar to the old Jerry Springer. Sure, they didn't tell them to fight, but when you give them the correct platform and whatever incentives....JERRY! JERRY! JERRY!
Look at one tribal prior to final 6. The whole secret talk after Sara retrieves her extra vote idol. She steals Tai's vote yet he sits on his hands and doesn't use either idol?? The game has been played for 30+ seasons and now all of a sudden Tai should believe Sara that she's not going to vote him out (which she still did to get to 3, after the director/producer entertained us into believing there was a chance she would go to fire making against Troyzan, which we were supposed to forget that neither Brad or Troyzan were voting for Sara to begin with.)
Maybe it's not scripted, but idols laying in not-so-hidden places, questionable "scenarios" that are "never happened before in the history of Survivor" all of a sudden happening, etc.? Oh yeah, Ozzy who was all about Brad and his great gameplay changed his imaginary vote to Tai last night, so that Jeff could conveniently tell us what would happen in a tie. I told my wife last night that it would not have surprised me to see Troyzan and Sara making fire... #TieforTai
So, I'm banking on seeing the tie-breaker at next year's finale. I love the show and have watched for years, but fool me once...
I think your a little overboard with your conspiracy theories. Sure, there can be some scripted, but you seem to be trying to find them in everything. Tai has show again and again he doesn't play his idols because he was trying to use them at the last possible option. He voted Sarah, he had no reason to believe everyone else did too or that by stealing his meant he was going out too.
Idols have been out in the open for many seasons, attached to challenges, etc.
After 17 years, of course things are going to happen that have never happened before. The show constantly changes, there are always going to be things that have never happened before.
Ozzy didn't change his vote because it was scripted, he changed it, like every single normal person does, based on who is in the top 3. He felt the other person deserved it more than Brad so changed. If it was a different person he may have felt Brad deserved it over that person or vice versa, it depends on who is there. Of course his vote may change, there are different people sitting there!
It wasn't the show trying to get you to think it was coming down to a fire with Tai, it was Tai trying to convince Sarah that votes may be coming her way so she might as well vote the tie and go to fire. Of course they were not voting for her, but as they showed, multiple times, it was Tai trying to convince Sarah that they MAY be voting for her so she in case, she should make it a fire decision.
Almost anything on this show, and others, you can say it is scripted, planned, etc. If you ignore other things shown, you are going to see it everywhere. Do they direct some things, absolutely, is it as wide spread as you seem to think? Absolutely not.