History TearJerker / Survivor

20th Apr '17 9:03:27 AM stephen
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* Zeke's betrayal of Andrea in episode 8 is especially hard to watch. The two of them are friends in real life, and seeing Andrea's reaction to his betrayal makes that even more disheartening, especially since she was the one to immediately jump to his defense when he was outed by Varner.
15th Apr '17 4:22:52 PM TheGingerArtist
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*** It gets [[FromBadToWorse even worse]] when you find out that Varner was fired from his real estate job due to the negative backlash, because some fans of Survivor had contacted his work and demanded they fire him. Not only did he damage Zeke's life, but his own as well. Many fans are worried that he'll relapse in depression and become suicidal again and are trying to get his work to rehire him. [[CryForTheDevil You can't help but pity a man who's life is in shambles after an ill thought-out mistake that he clearly regrets.]]
12th Apr '17 11:05:40 PM Maddoxsort
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* The entirety of the ''Game Changers'' episode 7 Tribal Council. Varner had no one in his corner and saw an opportunity to make everyone flip their trust on Zeke by painting him as untrustworthy, but took it a step too far by indicating he was secretive of a fact that he didn't want to be shared- he was once a female. After Varner outed Zeke as transgender in an effort to save himself, the entirety of the tribe turned against him, as what he did was a personal attack that went way beyond the game. What makes it even worse is when Jeff hammers in the fact his just made this public knowledge to ''millions'' of people watching the show and there was absolutely no mention of this in Zeke's previous appearance on the show- his sexual orientation was the only thing viewers knew, but the vast majority would not have realized this was just the tip of the iceberg without intimately knowing Zeke or doing some morally questionable digging. Varner basically resigns from the game and the vote is completely skipped because everyone else on the tribe is unquestionably united in ousting him from the competition. When he says his parting words in the post-elimination confessional, Varner is in tears with his hands over his face in shame.

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* The entirety of the ''Game Changers'' episode 7 Tribal Council. Varner had no one in his corner and saw an opportunity to make everyone flip their trust on Zeke by painting him as untrustworthy, but took it a step too far by indicating he was secretive of a fact that he didn't want to be shared- he was once a female. After Varner outed Zeke as transgender in an effort to save himself, the entirety of the tribe turned against him, as what he did was a personal attack that went way beyond the game. What makes it even worse is when Jeff hammers in the fact his he was not just telling the tribe this- he just made this public knowledge to ''millions'' of people watching the show and show, [[DidNotThinkThisThrough as if he got so caught up in the game play within the tribe he forgot it was being filmed for an at-home audience]]. In fact, there was absolutely no mention of this information in Zeke's previous appearance on the show- his sexual orientation was the only thing viewers knew, but the vast majority would not have realized this was just the tip of the iceberg without intimately knowing Zeke or doing some morally questionable digging.digging into his personal history. In short, he ignored Zeke's confidentiality, did so in front of Tai, who himself is homosexual, made Sarah break down crying, and set a tremendously bad example of what one must ''never'' do on a competition- inflict irreparable damage to someone's personal life beyond the game so bad that it will never be the same when they go back to it- that will go down in infamy. Jeff even warned him of the ripple effect it would have on the LGBT community as well. Varner basically resigns from the game and the vote is completely skipped because everyone else on the tribe is unquestionably united in ousting him from the competition. When he says his parting words in the post-elimination confessional, Varner is in tears with his hands over his face in shame.shame, knowing he's going to bear a mark of disgrace for the rest of his life.
12th Apr '17 10:41:38 PM Maddoxsort
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** It becomes a meta Tearjerker for Varner. What he essentially did was nothing short of privacy invasion and crossed the [[MoralEventHorizon line between forgivable and inexcusable]]. He violated Zeke's by publicizing sensitive information that he didn't want others to know to avoid drawing attention to himself, and Zeke is uncomfortable with people questioning this aspect of his life and probing for the whole story. Even worse, this is a rampant issue [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doxxing on the Internet]] as well as real life. Varner basically opened the door for the ''world'' to know this, and [[DespairEventHorizon the poor man was so torn up over realizing what he did, he went suicidal for a while and had to undergo therapy]]. The fact that this episode went to air probably doesn't help his plight one bit.

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** It becomes a meta Tearjerker meta-Tearjerker for Varner. What he essentially did was nothing short of privacy invasion and crossed the [[MoralEventHorizon line between forgivable and inexcusable]]. He violated Zeke's by publicizing sensitive information that he didn't want others to know to avoid drawing attention to himself, and Zeke is uncomfortable with people questioning this aspect of his life and probing for the whole story. Even worse, this is a rampant issue [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doxxing on the Internet]] as well as real life. Varner basically opened the door for the ''world'' to know this, and [[DespairEventHorizon the poor man was so torn up over realizing what he did, he went suicidal for a while and had to undergo therapy]]. The fact that this episode went to air probably doesn't help his plight one bit. It also comes as a stark reminder not to take a game show too seriously, because greed can drive people to reprehensible actions that can never be taken back, or as Jeff Probst so clearly put it, "[[AnAesop You can't un-ring the bell.]]"
12th Apr '17 10:34:23 PM Maddoxsort
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* The entirety of the ''Game Changers'' episode 7 Tribal Council. Varner had no one in his corner and saw an opportunity to make everyone flip their trust on Zeke by painting him as untrustworthy, but took it a step too far by indicating he was secretive of a fact that he didn't want to be shared- he was once a female. After Varner outed Zeke as transgender in an effort to save himself, the entirety of the tribe turned against him, as what he did was a personal attack that went way beyond the game. What makes it even worse is when Jeff hammers in the fact his just made this public knowledge to ''millions'' of people watching the show and there was absolutely no mention of this in Zeke's previous appearance on the show- his sexual orientation was the only thing viewers knew, but would not have realized this was just the tip of the iceberg without intimately knowing Zeke. Varner basically resigns from the game and the vote is completely skipped because everyone else on the tribe is unquestionably united in ousting him from the competition. When he says his parting words in the post-elimination confessional, Varner is in tears with his hands over his face in shame.

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* The entirety of the ''Game Changers'' episode 7 Tribal Council. Varner had no one in his corner and saw an opportunity to make everyone flip their trust on Zeke by painting him as untrustworthy, but took it a step too far by indicating he was secretive of a fact that he didn't want to be shared- he was once a female. After Varner outed Zeke as transgender in an effort to save himself, the entirety of the tribe turned against him, as what he did was a personal attack that went way beyond the game. What makes it even worse is when Jeff hammers in the fact his just made this public knowledge to ''millions'' of people watching the show and there was absolutely no mention of this in Zeke's previous appearance on the show- his sexual orientation was the only thing viewers knew, but the vast majority would not have realized this was just the tip of the iceberg without intimately knowing Zeke.Zeke or doing some morally questionable digging. Varner basically resigns from the game and the vote is completely skipped because everyone else on the tribe is unquestionably united in ousting him from the competition. When he says his parting words in the post-elimination confessional, Varner is in tears with his hands over his face in shame.
12th Apr '17 10:32:42 PM Maddoxsort
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* The entirety of the ''Game Changers'' episode 7 Tribal Council. After Varner outed Zeke as transgender in an effort to save himself, the entirety of the tribe turned against him, as what he did was a personal attack that went way beyond the game.

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* The entirety of the ''Game Changers'' episode 7 Tribal Council. Varner had no one in his corner and saw an opportunity to make everyone flip their trust on Zeke by painting him as untrustworthy, but took it a step too far by indicating he was secretive of a fact that he didn't want to be shared- he was once a female. After Varner outed Zeke as transgender in an effort to save himself, the entirety of the tribe turned against him, as what he did was a personal attack that went way beyond the game. What makes it even worse is when Jeff hammers in the fact his just made this public knowledge to ''millions'' of people watching the show and there was absolutely no mention of this in Zeke's previous appearance on the show- his sexual orientation was the only thing viewers knew, but would not have realized this was just the tip of the iceberg without intimately knowing Zeke. Varner basically resigns from the game and the vote is completely skipped because everyone else on the tribe is unquestionably united in ousting him from the competition. When he says his parting words in the post-elimination confessional, Varner is in tears with his hands over his face in shame.
** It becomes a meta Tearjerker for Varner. What he essentially did was nothing short of privacy invasion and crossed the [[MoralEventHorizon line between forgivable and inexcusable]]. He violated Zeke's by publicizing sensitive information that he didn't want others to know to avoid drawing attention to himself, and Zeke is uncomfortable with people questioning this aspect of his life and probing for the whole story. Even worse, this is a rampant issue [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doxxing on the Internet]] as well as real life. Varner basically opened the door for the ''world'' to know this, and [[DespairEventHorizon the poor man was so torn up over realizing what he did, he went suicidal for a while and had to undergo therapy]]. The fact that this episode went to air probably doesn't help his plight one bit.
12th Apr '17 6:12:05 PM my170
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* The entirety of the ''Game Changers'' episode 7 Tribal Council. After Varner outed Zeke as transgender in an effort to save himself, the entirety of the tribe turned against him, as what he did was a personal attack that went way beyond the game.
6th Apr '17 7:34:23 AM TheGingerArtist
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* Seeing Sandra's torch get snuffed for the first time is heartbreaking. The fact her tribe applauds her in respect and her final words were nothing but love and respect for the game that changed her life for the better makes the feeling all the more bittersweet.
31st Mar '17 9:23:11 AM stephen
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* Debbie's apparent mental breakdown in episode 5 is just as sad as it is bizarre, terrifying, and oddly humorous. What makes it worse is that her anger at Brad and Hali is completely misplaced; both of them like her.
29th Mar '17 8:12:46 PM TheGingerArtist
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--> Michaela: "Tell Malcolm you sent him home."
--> J.T.: "[[MyGreatestFailure I will]]."

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--> Michaela: '''Michaela''': "Tell Malcolm you sent him home."
--> J.'''J.T.: ''': "[[MyGreatestFailure I will]]."
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