I thought throughout the season they focused so much on him that when it came right down to the end he would not win. They used that for the shock value. He was extremely ungrateful and his true persona came out last night. Unless I am mistaken the "coattails" person seems to have won several tiems in the past.
yeah, I was shocked...so many times before the jury votes for the person who "played" the game the best. I don't really blame him for being pissed, she did not deserve the win...but honestly I think his arrogance got the best of him.
I don't know. If I had masterminded the whole thing, chosen one at a time who was going to be voted out, convinced everyone to vote with me, and gotten screwed in the end . . . I would have been pissed too.
He was completely arrogant and egotistical, but I just chalk it up to "little-man syndrome".
He acted like he was pissed. He didn't smile much, and was visibly upset. He did offer to buy the title of "Sole Survivor" from Natalie (she declined). I think his offer got up to $100,000. He didn't rant and rave and yell at anybody, but when Jaison brought up the fact that he had burned his socks; Russell pulled a new pair out of his pocket and said, "I brought a new pair for you and I am going to burn these too," as he threw them in the fire. When he won the final immunity challenge he acted extremely arrogant. He was very sure that he had won it all, and told everyone that there was no way they could beat him. Honestly, he should have won. On many seasons he would have won.
There's an aspect to the game that he COMPLETELY ignored. Which is that, while you're slipping the knife into back after back after back, you finesse it to divert attention away from your stealth or immediately do damage control or SOMETHING to blunt the pain.
What you DON'T do is gloat and preen and strut and pat yourself on the back about how brilliant YOU are and how STOOPID everyone else is.
Betsy. Man, Betsy had him figured out all over. Too bad he decapitated her early on. She'd've tripped him up big time.
I also thought Natalie's win was COMPLETELY at the hands of Erik and his excellently put, very pointed, intelligent and thoughtful question. Which opened the door in the jury's mind to reward her for, if nothing else, her tenacity.
BTW - Biggest shocks of the Survivor ending?
A) That Sham knows the meaning of the word feckless.
B) Brett's interested in a bro-date w/Mick....