I also have no problem with Josh leaving, with his fake idol. He was just not as likable as YamYam, to me. They seemed to catch him in several lies, so he obviously wasn't that good at lying or playing this game I guess! Funny that he often mentioned trusting others, and not trusting them, when he was the one who was shown to not be very trustworthy. I don't think he had much self-awareness.
Carolyn is such a trip! I'm glad she was not being targeted.
All in all, I'm liking the cast this season. There are enough interesting people to make it entertaining so far.
When are they going to listen to Carolyn, she told them at the feast,Josh didn't have an idol, and Yam Yam knew it was from their tree mail. Carson constructed a 3D version of that puzzle at home, so he just flew through it. Just like BB, time to change those puzzles . I am rooting for Carson, Yam Yam and Carolyn, the rest sort of bore me.
EW Josh Wilder Interview Josh discusses his exit. I don't know, maybe it's me, but he mentions several times what a threat he was. I just don't remember it that way. Frannie wanted him out first, called him "cagey/suspicious" instead of saying how great of a player he was, and Heidi only wanted him out because he never talked strategy with her and they didn't have that great of a relationship. He didn't tell anyone about his condition, his kidney transplant, etc., to garner any sympathy (says he was saving it for the end), so I'm left with the impression that he's not self-aware at all if he thinks he was a threat. If he'd have made the merge, he'd have gone "all the way through" so they were smart to get rid of him, he says. Mmm hmm, riiight.
The article's author even asks him about all his lying, and he says something like that's the game, but then also mentions a few times not being able to trust YamYam. Yet he didn't play his Shot In the Dark because he wanted to stick with Yam. He was full of deceit (and bragged about it), but yet, YamYam is the one not to trust?? Except if you want to play with him...
It was interesting to hear his impression of Carolyn and how he was surprised to learn she knew so much of the game.
I did agree with him that Survivor needs some new puzzles (and challenges), if contestants can make them ahead of time and practice them in their back yards. That was cool that Carson did it, and won that so quickly, but that's just showing how predictable the show's challenges are.