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Cochran and Ozzy Fight to Stay Alive on 'Survivor: South Pacific' (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Dec 1st 2011 12:30AM
'SurvivorTheir battles may be very different, but Cochran and Ozzy were both fighting to stay alive. For Ozzy, it was do or die every time on Redemption Island. But challenges are what he's famous for, and he's continued his winning streak on 'Survivor: South Pacific' (Wed., 8PM ET on CBS).


Cochran's battle is much more cerebral. He turned on his former tribe, allowing Upolu to pick them off one by one. Now he is the last former Savaii standing, and he needs to break their alliance of six. Otherwise, if he goes out while there are six remaining, that's one spot worse than he'd have likely done staying with his own tribe.

But would betrayal earn him favor with Upolu? It seemed to earn the genuine respect of Coach, but Sophie said he was stupid to betray his tribe, even though she directly benefited from it. Looks like the whole tribe doesn't feel they owe him their 'Survivor' lives.

Prince Albert is always looking for an angle to improve his standing, and Edna was staggered to learn that she was next to go after Cochran, so a big move could very well have changed the game again this week.

We haven't seen a real big move since Cochran, and this week he was punished for it. Only Edna voted with him, proving once again that she's on the bottom of her tribe just as Cochran was on the bottom of his. So Cochran heads off to face the guy whose fate he sealed when he betrayed Savaii in the first place.

Ozzy continued doing exactly what he promised, this week besting Dawn and then Whitney in that dish balancing challenge. I do like how we're seeing the best of past challenges on Redemption Island. But after seeing what they've dished out so far, could Cochran ever hope to beat Ozzy in a Duel?

Back at camp, is Edna going next? As much as the producers and editors like to tease us about potential big game-changing moves, it looks like Cochran was the only one willing to do one, so our bet is that this will continue to be predictable and dull right until the bitter end.

At least the first half of the season can go down as one of the most exciting half-seasons in 'Survivor' history.

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Rigged for Ozzy.

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