Right church, wrong pew. Okay, Scout did pretty well with the slingshot in the Immunity Challenge. The blind squirrel found a nut.
But, previously, on Survivor ...
... was the Reward Challenge. I was pumped and primed to see Scout fumble and stumble and bumble her way through the obstacles with her precious payload of coconut juice. And then it happened. Instead of taking a turn, she immediately spilled her juice and went to the end of the line, leaving the others to win the challenge. And her tribe was fine with that.
Okay, there was the strategy in All Stars when one tribe "fell" off the course in order to put Rob C's ability to balance to maximum use. But in that case, otherwise useful players took strategic dives. Scout begged off because she could, and she would have hurt the team if she didn't find a way to sit this challenge out. She had the luxury of giving up - something that Chris or Eliza or Leann were denied when they faced a narrow beam, a muddy pig, or a series of dives. What a farce!
So then, everyone else, rewarded for their physical output enjoyed coffee and croissants with Scout, who was thoroughly worn out merely from the amount of energy it took to have the nerve to share in the spoils.
I'd feel a little better about this if Scout appeared to be in some sort of danger. But there are no banana peels in sight for her. I can only imagine what I'd say if I were in Scout's tribe. Suffice to say, it would be a rich mixture of good TV and bad manners.
Am I the only one who is put off by this?