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lazarus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-16-11 04:06 PM
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21. I have a thought
First, it turns out that Grant apparently got upset when he found out Rob was playing hiding the HII clues.

I think the difference between Grant and Rob goes beyond the game. Grant knows it's a game, because he voted for Rob.

I think, to Rob, it's about The Show. From the moment he hit the beach (even before, see below), he was no longer Rob Mariano, family man. He became Boston Rob, Survivor royalty. He knew exactly what soundbites to give to make his confessionals air (and to tell the plot of the show, an important thing most forget to do).

To Grant, the confessionals were a time to step away from the game and unburden himself, so when he saw Rob still playing in confessionals, he started to doubt that he ever knew Rob as a person at all.

As for when Rob started to play the game, apparently he and Russell had a loose alliance going in (that Rob may or may not have honoured). Also, in a pregame interview with the two of them, Rob was constantly puffing Russhole up as a great player, when he really doesn't think he is at all. He was setting Russ up to fail.

Let us not forget that Rob has a psychology degree.
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  -Survivor 22 Ep 14 "Seems Like a No-Brainer" lazarus  May-16-11 01:41 AM   #0 
  - The outcome was what it should be.  murielm99   May-16-11 02:04 AM   #1 
  - Yes, the proposal seemed out of place...  Phentex   May-16-11 09:22 AM   #12 
  - I'd like you to talk about RI again...  Phentex   May-16-11 06:19 AM   #2 
  - Russel would have made the game more fun to watch, but he couldn't ease the minds of his team.  ZombieHorde   May-16-11 08:55 AM   #4 
  - I will always think that a Zap would have won had they not dogged the one  dr.strangelove   May-16-11 09:59 AM   #14 
     - nothing says they would have won that challenge, though  lazarus   May-16-11 12:22 PM   #16 
        - Of course  dr.strangelove   May-16-11 12:43 PM   #17 
  - RI  lazarus   May-16-11 09:05 AM   #7 
     - I forgot about the reward challenges and their role...  Phentex   May-16-11 09:21 AM   #11 
  - Good outcome  romana   May-16-11 08:01 AM   #3 
  - The charismatic cult leader tactic was pretty fun to watch. nt  ZombieHorde   May-16-11 08:57 AM   #5 
  - "I hate it when people forget it's a game (Grant)."  ZombieHorde   May-16-11 09:03 AM   #6 
  - it's a tough line to walk, I guess  lazarus   May-16-11 09:06 AM   #8 
  - It is tough. I think when the players develop emotional ties,  ZombieHorde   May-16-11 09:13 AM   #9 
     - But if they've watched a season or two...  Phentex   May-16-11 09:18 AM   #10 
        - Does that give you permission to knowingly hurt someone?  ZombieHorde   May-16-11 09:43 AM   #13 
           - Its not  dr.strangelove   May-16-11 12:46 PM   #18 
           - "How come the person claiming that honor and integrity are important are never on the winning side."  ZombieHorde   May-16-11 01:54 PM   #19 
              - rationality comes into play  dr.strangelove   May-16-11 02:02 PM   #20 
           - It's not cruel to make alliances, blindside, and lie...  Phentex   May-16-11 05:31 PM   #23 
  - I have a thought  lazarus   May-16-11 04:06 PM   #21 
     - I think you're right!...  Phentex   May-16-11 05:27 PM   #22 
        - I think he truly liked Grant  lazarus   May-16-11 05:36 PM   #24 
  - Great season for Rob fans but overall not in my top 5  dr.strangelove   May-16-11 10:02 AM   #15 
  - Glad Rob won  catchnrelease   May-17-11 01:26 AM   #25 
  - They don't plan to starve people any more or make them so weak they...  Phentex   May-17-11 06:04 AM   #26 
  - It's funny how they gave Rob the win, but Russell was  ecstatic   May-17-11 09:38 AM   #27 
  - Ressell  lazarus   May-17-11 09:09 PM   #28 
  - I just hope we have a bunch of Muslims on next season to talk about how Survivor..  truebrit71   May-25-11 12:36 PM   #29 

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