“Shot into Smithereens”
Airs Wednesdays at 8pm (Et) on CBS
When watching Survivor at home, it’s easy to play armchair quarterback. The editing is basically designed to paint some players as doing the right thing while others flounder. A consistent narrative in the post-merge episodes has been Lisa and Skupin’s ability to decide each player’s fate. There’s a path to the end for this duo if they’re willing to stick out their necks. This includes voting out allies, and they’ve flipped several times to keep moving forward. The big question is whether they’re removing the right people. Last week, they had the perfect chance to blindside Malcolm and remove one of the strongest remaining players. This choice would have also split up the other tight pair left in the game. Instead, they voted out Penner and lost a possible ally in upcoming votes.