NEW YORK (CBS) Shannon Elkins, a 30-year-old father of three from Louisiana, was the second contestant eliminated from "Survivor Nicaragua" Wednesday in a tumultuous tribal council.
We are just two weeks into the season and, for the second straight week, targeted contestants who could have finessed their way to another week on the show instead sealed his or her own fate with inappropriate behavior.
Haven't these people ever watched any of the last 20 seasons to see how the game is played?
Last week, it wasthis week it was Shannon's aggressive attack on Chase and his mean-spirited comments about other tribe members. The extermination company owner managed to dis Sash, gay people and New York City, all in one breath.
Even host Jeff Probst was surprised. He said never before - and this show has been on the air for 10 years - had he unleashed such emotion with an opening question.
Brenda, meanwhile was the other targeted contestant and she wisely kept her mouth shut. Maybe all that whispering about how smart she is has some validity.
Finally, we are still seeing how the Medallion of Power is changing the game. The team of oldsters used it to gain a 25 percent edge in the reward/elimination challenge and it arguably kept them from another tribal council . We have seen in the past how successive immunity losses can weaken and demoralize a team.
The medallion, which passes to the other tribe once it is used, can keep that from happening. But if it can be used for reward as well and immunity challenges , we may see it spark some battles within the tribe that has it.
With this bunch of castaways, that could be every entertaining.
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