Posted Jan 11, 2013 @ 11:32 PM
For that last part alone, he'll likely stick around till the merge, at least. But if physicality is all he'll bring to the table, I don't see him lasting much longer than that.
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Posted Feb 28, 2013 @ 1:35 PM
Oh, and SO not Colby. This lurp is Brian Heidek--just another smarmy salesman saying anything to close a deal. Unfortunately for 'his game' Sherri has already seen thru him. He may be able to leverage his idol into the merge--but only with a tribe swap. Without a swap, the tribe splits the next vote between him and Erik, with Erik the minority 'safe' vote to flush the idol; and then he goes next. Reynold is NOT all that valuable in challenges, or they wouldn't have lost them, would they?
Posted Mar 13, 2013 @ 8:23 PM
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Posted Mar 13, 2013 @ 8:46 PM
I had to laugh when he found the second idol, swore he wasn't telling ANYONE and then promptly told Eddie. Dummy!
Posted Mar 13, 2013 @ 11:26 PM
He's a bit arrogant, but I also get the feeling that in more or less normal social situations he's probably reasonably personable, which is certainly more than can be said of a lot of the people they've let on the show this season.
Posted Mar 13, 2013 @ 11:39 PM
Unlike Eddie, who I think is a putz and repellent in the same way blood-sucking insects and earwigs are.
Posted Mar 14, 2013 @ 1:08 AM
His personality, on the other hand...he really is that adage about how pretty people never really learn how to be interesting because they're pretty and people are naturally interested in them.
Edited by MethodActor05, Mar 14, 2013 @ 4:13 AM.
Posted Mar 14, 2013 @ 7:36 PM
He started off this season on the wrong foot due to his alliance with the high schoolers and separating from the rest of the tribe. That made me wonder if he was really a fan. Most of the problems with Shamar were created by Shamar's paranoia. However, Reynold now has another HII, and at least he's trying to "cautiously" trust others in his tribe, Michael and Matthew, in order to get him further in the game. I wish he'd keep his mouth shut about the HII, though.
If next week is a merge, I hope he's thinking about how he's going to acclimate with the other tribe's members. I hope Phillip goes before the merge or soon afterwards because he'll cause problems for the Fans.
I will continue to enjoy watching Reynold in competitions and to get a kick from his facial expressions! :-)
Posted Mar 14, 2013 @ 8:09 PM
Reynold is the best athlete I've seen on Survivor since Ozzy, and I enjoy watching him immensely. I keep remembering the first episode of the season when he was pitted against Malcolm in the race in the water. Not knowing what Reynold's strengths were, I was looking forward to watching Malcolm win. I blinked and Reynold won. LOL
All he's done is throw things, as far as I can remember. (Yes, he threw them well.) Malcolm and Corinne won that point. I admit my lack of affinity for Reynold colors my view, but I feel like he hasn't shown anything like Ozzy's challenge dominance, and I don't like Ozzy either!
His behavior this week really bugged me, just grinning and loving the whole sad scene, and "a win is a win", sure Reynold, whatever. Not to mention finding another idol and saying "that's how you play Survivor!" No it isn't, Reynold; if you're playing Survivor right, you probably don't need an idol.
Posted Mar 15, 2013 @ 2:53 AM
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That said, I was surprised to discover (while perusing his Twitter feed), that he's married. With a kid. (Of course, this makes no difference whatsoever to me, but...I thought I'd read that he was single. I went back and found an interview in which he seemed to indicate as much.)
Anyway, I thought it was curious that he seems to be giving the impression of young, unmarried guy. Part of his strategy not to reveal too much of himself?
Posted Mar 15, 2013 @ 7:20 PM
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Posted Mar 15, 2013 @ 9:42 PM
Holmes: We’re way off track here. My question was, are you OK flirting to get ahead?
Toepfer: Yeah, and I’ve been accused of being a flirt. It’s just my nature. And I do it playfully, usually in regular life without seeking anything. It’s fun.
Holmes: Is there a girlfriend or wife at home?
Toepfer: No wife. No girlfriend…well…it’s complicated.
Holmes: Is there anyone who’s going to be pissed off if they see you flirting?
Toepfer: Probably. But…not really. I don’t know. It’s not enough to stop me. She’d be all about me winning the game.
Seems like it must be part of his strategy. Or...else someone needs to clue in his wife.
ETA: Rereading it, he seems to be very coy. Perhaps they were engaged at the time, thus, no wife, no girlfriend. Again, doesn't make one difference to me either way, but he does seem capable of keeping things close to the vest. I think he's smarter than he's being given credit for.
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Posted Mar 18, 2013 @ 2:48 PM
I kept rewinding that bit were he found the idol just for his hysteric laugh and glee when realizing his fortune, that coupled with the defeated look Sherri (who I haven't been fond of) had with her hopeless attempt at it was just so amusing to me.
His edit has been far from the golden boy edit Malcolm got last season, the only thing they have in common is that both are kinda snarky but I enjoyed Malcolm's digs at his tribemates a lot more than Reynold's, oh and they're nice to look at. Also, Malcolm's strategic game has been way smarter than Reynold's.
I think they are trying to make Reynold into Malcom 1.0 & he just isn't as interesting as Malcom was.
If I were to paint him in a positive light, I see Reynold as more of the douchy yet lovable villain type figure bumbling along despite his not-so foolproof plans getting squashed. It helps that he's now the underdog. He does have a certain degree of charm and no one ever said that arrogance had to be a distasteful trait.
Posted Mar 20, 2013 @ 4:07 AM
As for the "high school" stuff...I wonder if it might have been overcompensation on his part, because Reynold is 30 while Eddie is 23, so maybe Reynold brought up the high school stuff to try and make sure Eric didn't ever associate him as one of the older guys, and that he was just a young single guy like Eric is? Did Reynold ever mention being 30 on the show to Eddie? I'd be surprised if he did.
It does seem like his angle to play young and single has worked, because of the surprise people have about him being married, and that he's referred to as a "kid" on the show by the other cast members despite being in his early 30's and pretty much looking it. (He's gorgeous, but come on- he's clearly not 22 anymore.)
I remember there being a similiar tactic on a Big Brother season once...there was a woman who was in her late 20's/early 30's. She was too young to be part of the older crowd, but she also wasn't a kid. But she forced herself to stay up late and chat with the early 20-somethings late into the night, and she dressed herself like Forever 21 had barfed on her.
Edited by MethodActor05, Mar 20, 2013 @ 4:10 AM.
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