Already at episode 7 and moving fast toward an imminent merge, both the heroes and the villains tribes have issues to sort out in tonight's chapter.
Starting off with the currently less controversial heroes tribe, the focus today soley has to be on finally winning a challenge and getting some dignity back on the team. In particular, Colby must step up in a big way and show that he still has what it takes to contribute and be a difference maker when it comes to fighting for immunity. Its basically a win or go home scenario for him as even I can't justify keeping him around if he bombs yet again. It appears that Amanda, Rupert, and JT will hold on to their decimated alliance as it clearly is the smart thing for them to do as they have the numbers over Candice and Colby. However the interesting thing to note here is that with a merge coming soon, how will Colby and Candice play the game if they both or one of them reaches that point? Will they jump ship to the villains due to the fact that the rest of the heroes showed no interest in keeping them around? Or will they stay with their original teams? This is a tough one to answer when discussing Colby but no doubt that Candice will jump ship if it suits her. Thats for another day however. The bottom line is that the life of all the heroes in this game is on the line tonight and will be for awhile. If they lose tonight, than you can pretty much guarantee that a hero will not win the game.
The real storyline for the week however is found in the villains camp where the power play continues to escalate between Boston Rob and Russell. This impending clash was only a matter of time and last week saw the first big bomb go off when the Evil One pulled the wool over Rob by cutting off Tyson from his alliance. That leads us into tonight where strict battle lines have been drawn between Rob, Sandra, and Courtney versus Russell, Parvati, and Danielle. That leaves the flaky Coach and Jerri to decide things as far as which side wins. Since both Coach and Jerri voted with Rob last week, one would think that the same would occur tonight. I don't think it is that cut and dry however so this one could go either way. The bottom line is that whoever comes out on top in this battle will instantly become the favorite to win the game.
So there certainly is a lot at stake tonight for both teams. This figures to be a good one you don't want to miss.