History — very sad and very stupid history — repeated itself on Survivor: South Pacific tonight when one contestant did the seemingly unthinkable, and subsequently paid the price. My full recap will be up at midnight, but for those of you who watched tonight’s episode and can’t wait to sound off about it, read on for more. [SPOILER ALERT: Proceed only if you’ve already watched Wednesday night’s episode of Survivor: South Pacific.]
Echoing a similar mistake by Erik Reichenbach in Survivor: Micronesia, Brandon Hantz won individual immunity, and gave that immunity away to Albert, only to then be voted out by his tribe. Whoops! (No word yet on if Hantz has been disowned by his evil genius uncle Russell and scheming father Shawn.) The incident was made even more bizarre when Brandon — who said he made the move because God speaks to him — seemed to be hoping that Albert might return the immunity necklace once it became clear that Lil’ Hantz was in danger of being voted out, but Albert refused to do so. Of course, Brandon could have been saved had his best buddy Coach not voted for him, but the Dragonslayer claimed that God told him to vote off Brandon, which certainly makes it seem like God is perhaps sending some mixed messages to the contestants. (Or, more likely, God is sending no messages at all.)
My full recap will be up later, but sound off now on what was one of the zaniest decisions in Survivor history. But only if God tells you to. And for more Survivor news and views, follow me on Twitter @EWDaltonRoss.