The Christian boot episode was very dissatisfying, as was the rest of the season, for me.
There’s a moment in the finale that kind of points to one of the reasons it bothers me. After he gets betrayed yet again, and Davey gets voted out, the eventual winner is understandably upset. In past season, people treated this game way too seriously, so I feel like overall it’s been a great change that people who grew up watching the game now treat it differently. They know it’s a game, and betrayal is part of the game, but now it’s gone maybe too much to the other extreme. The others on the beach were essentially saying “Pffft, can you believe this guy is upset just because he got betrayed on survivor, what a baby”. I don’t want them to take it too seriously, I want them to have perspective, but come on, as a viewer of the show, I want them to get upset when they betrayed. I don’t want Christian to just sit there and go, well, you won today, well played, let’s move on. He can say that the next day, but in the heat of the moment, as a viewer, I want to see some emotion too.
Anyway, that’s a weird strange rant. Sorry about that. The next season looks like it has some returning players.