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Pictures of Tony from the beginning of the season are insane. He looks like a completely different person. This season is obviously Tony’s game to lose at this point. I had hope Sarah would eventually stab Tony in the back as they got down to the end, but based off her conversation with Michele last night, this doesn’t appear to be in the cards.
It does, however, make me wonder about some type of deal between the two. In every season, one of the rules states that contestants are not permitted to discuss any type of prize sharing. I’m not accusing them of actually colluding, but I am kind of starting to wonder if it would be possible for them to do so. I could see them agreeing that whoever wins the season would give the other say 20% of the winnings.
There would only be two potential flaws in this plan. First, they would need to ensure that literally no one found out about it so the producers would not be able to refuse payment. However, the counter-argument to this potential risk is the producers may choose to simply not act on the information in the case that they did discover the plot. For them to do so, they would admit the greatest season of the show was tainted. Instead, they could take a page out of David Stern’s book when he suspended Michael Jordan for gambling. Sweep it under the rug and never invite them back for another season.
The second flaw comes down to trust. They would be unable to sign any legal documents ensuring the winner paid up. Doing so would leave a paper trail. But clearly this entire game is about trust, and it appears that these two have a bond that transcends Fiji and thrives in the real world.
Again, I don’t think they actually did this. But we’re all bored these days, and it’s fun to think about the plausibility of them pulling it off. I just hope one of them wins it. They deserve it far more than anyone else.