Thoughts -- beyond Ozzy-love -- behind the cut. Obviously spoilers for tonight's episode.
I so wish Yau-man was on the same team as Ozzy and James, ah well. I'm also hoping that Cirrie joins Ozzy and James. I watch every Survivor so would have watched this regardless, but for me it's all about OZZY!!! Every Survivor since Cook Islands, I think and miss Ozzy every episode (especially during the challenges). I think he looks absolutely adorable, will still be the challenge monster and unlike during CI, he seems to already have his head on more firmly.
I'm glad Johnny Fairplay is gone, and do wonder if he was always planned to be a one-or-two ep player based on who when Tribal happened for the Favorites.
I won't lie and say that I want anyone other than Ozzy to win, but I'd be happy with Yau-man as well. Aww heck, even Jonathan would do for me. I may not like all the favorites, but with Ozzy, Yau-man, Jonathan, James and Cirree there I'm a happy viewer. And tonight, while a tad anti-climatic, was still enjoyable.
As for fans? Well, we just don't know them yet, so we'll see. Good for them that they won, but I think Ozzy was right when he said that this loss was the kick in the ass they need
ETA: More Ozzy thoughts based on the constant references to his bad social game and, well, stupidity. What I'm wondering is where the idea that Ozzy has such a horrible social game is coming from? In his season, he was the leader and clearly charismatic enough to get there with his original Latino tribe. Then he became the lone Latino on his tribe when his former tribemate was voted out first once the tribes merged, yet he managed to stick around for a few weeks more. True, he probably would have gone had the mutiny not happened, but before then he didn't do anything to piss anyone off, kept quiet and did his work at the challenges and around camp so he was able to stick around until that happened, and his going would have had nothing to do with his social ineptness but due to the fact the other members already had an alliance. Then once the Aitu Four emerged, clearly he bonded with the the other three, so socially he fit in with them. And once all the teams merged, there was no specific animosity towards him. In fact, there was even worries that members from the other tribe would side with Ozzy or would get Ozzy over to the other side because they liked him. So again, where's the bad social game? I don't get it. As for smarts, he's not a dumb cookie. He did everything he needed to do to get as far in CI as he could, including kicking ass in the challenges, not just physically, but figuring out the best way to approach each challenge -- including the puzzling ones, and he ended up runner-up with 4/5 votes against possibly the most popular Survivor winner ever.
I think that he and Yau-man would be an awesome team (and I did note that it was Ozzy who was right beside Yau-man helping him with the husk and what-not when Yau-man started the fire). Throw Cirrie into the mix, and yes, Amanda -- she had some great gameplay before her meltdown in the last episode ... man, those four would be formidable. (I love Jonathan, but he's too emotional, and I think too fond of making his one-liners, 'aren't I great?' to truly be part of a team the way that Ozzy, Yau-man and Cirrie have shown.)