In the latest Survivor Roundtable, Brandon Quinton, who endured 27 days on the hot plains of Kenya on "Survivor: Africa," and Jon "Fairplay" Dalton, who played on "Survivor: Pearl Islands," offered their takes on the latest happenings this season.
For Brandon, Thursday's episode had better get more interesting. "Survivor: All-Stars" thus far has been quite a disappointment to him.
"It's been boring for me," he tells Early Show co-anchor Harry Smith. "It seems like the people who were there didn't care if they were there. Like Richard and Tina and those people, I don't think they cared. They wanted the free trip from that."
More positive, Jon foresees a twist. He notes, "They keep saying merge, merge, merge and Mark Burnett told me when I was there, 'You say merge, I won't give you a merge.'"
Having been in Africa with Lex, Brandon says he likes how Lex manipulated the game and got rid of Colby and Ethan. But he predicts trouble in the future. He says, "The problem for that is that is such a great team with Jerri and Lex. You love to hate them. I hope he does well. I think he's got these three women (Kathy, Shii Ann and Jerri) who are going to flip-side pretty quick if they get to a merge. He could totally go if they lose another challenge."
Jon says, "Lex is playing horribly. The women always try to get rid of the strong males as quickly as possible." He says that in his opinion, Lex is playing like a woman, adding, "I played as a woman. But no one saw me as a physical threat. The next physical threat on that tribe is Lex. See ya."
The one who seems, so far, to get it all together is Boston Rob. He is getting a lot of attention on the show for his relationship with Amber and his leadership skills, Smith notes.
"Leadership skills? Is that what you call that now?" Brandon says, who is skeptical. "It's called a Mr. T starter kit. That's what you call it."
In all fairness, Boston Rob built an amazing shelter. But Brandon notes he had help from his tribe. "Big Tom is pretty crafty, too. I'm just so disappointed in Amber because she's such a sweet girl. What is she thinking with this dirt bag? Oh, my, I don't know. I don't know how she's going to survive that."
And over and over, Brandon says Boston Rob is just not good enough for her. Jon agrees with a sarcastic remark: "He's just so romantic. He's like, 'Oh, I think I love her. She's got a sweet…'(behind - though that is not exactly the word he used.)"
As for his "Survivor: Pearl Islands," pal Rupert, Jon decided not to make any comments.
Having been so beloved in the previous game, Rupert's popularity has gone down. Recently, Boston Rob and Big Tom made fun of him while he was fishing. Boston Rob shoved it in his face that Rupert was not the only capable fisherman.
"That was great," Brandon says about that episode. "I have not liked Rupert since the minute I met him. He is such an egomaniac to me. I can't believe why people like him so much. He seems a little wacky to me."
Asked then who would they like to be the "Survivor" winner, Brandon says, "I'll pick Amber, Jenna on the outside." As for Shii Ann, he says, "Not a threat, probably fifth or sixth to make it."
As for Jon's pick, "Going with Hulk Hogan," he says, not sure about whom to pick. But thinking it over he adds, "Let's go Boston Rob."
"Survivor: All-Stars" airs Thursday at 8 p.m. ET/PT, 7 p.m. CT, on CBS. The latest contestant sent packing will be a guest Friday morning on The Early Show.