Ozzy Lusth - Wikipedia
Abi-Maria Gomes talks about her former tribemate Malcolm Freberg and his chances on Joe had Ozzy and Malcolm to mirror and look up to. Charlotte So-Young "So" Kim is a contestant from Survivor: Worlds Apart. SURVIVOR Contestant You Are Most Like: I am a combination of Ozzy (physically capable, agile, a bit self-righteous), Parvati (cute, So dated Survivor: Philippines, Survivor: Caramoan, and Survivor: Game Changers contestant Malcolm Freberg. The three-time player also dished on Ozzy comparisons, and the victim on Wednesday night's episode, as fan favorite Malcolm Freberg was.
Unfortunately, he was called on this bluff and forced to play both idols, which left him defenseless for the next vote. People playing risky games with big, go-for-broke moves gives us Heroes vs. Villains, Cagayan, and Cambodia. And that is why we should all be excited to see Malcolm back. His biggest strength has always been his social game. Here is a short list of players Malcolm and a temporary or permanent alliance with during Philippines and Caramoan: That he was able to retain strong relationships with people across this bizarre spectrum of age, personality, competence, and sanity illustrates that he has a level of likability and social skills few are capable of matching.
I am unsure if a there is a player combination he would be completely unable to work himself into. He also falls into the same sweet spot that Jeremy Collins did on Cambodia of being very good at most aspects of the game, but not as distractingly good as other players. He is good at finding idols, but not as good as Tony. This jack-of-all-trades position allows him to constantly have a meat shield he can pull out. He then wins unanimously. Worst-case scenario Malcolm does not really have much in the way of weaknesses, but he has a few potential areas of concern.
He struggles in challenges that require him to hold his hands still.
And that challenge will likely return since it cost both him and Cirie their respective games. He also has a willingness to take huge gambles, which could lead to him taking an ill-advised risk that backfires horribly like JT giving Russell his idol.
I could see the other players realizing how awesome Malcolm is and refusing to offer him any sort of alliance out of fear that he will beat them.
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They would likely try to take him out at the merge. Or they think he is the guy that won all those challenges in Cambodia and vote him out immediately out of fear. Since then, Mike Hollowayon Survivor: Worlds Apartand Brad Culpepperon Survivor: Game Changershave also accomplished this feat.
Micronesia — Fans vs. Favorites was Lusth's second appearance on Survivor. With regard to his prior appearance, Lusth commented, "My mistakes last time were basically being too much of a loner. I'm never going to go anywhere by myself except to use the bathroom". He allied himself with Amanda Kimmela Survivor: The four became known for the romantic relationships between Lusth and Kimmel and between Clement and Shallow, with Cirie Fields joking that Kimmel would be giving birth to "little Ozzlets.
Both alliances attempted to recruit Jonny Fairplaywhose vote would become the swing vote. However, things changed when Fairplay asked to be sent home to be with his pregnant girlfriend, and the tribe honored his wish and voted him out 9—1, with Fairplay voting for Lusth. Faced with a loss in Episode Threethe four recruited Fields as their fifth member and voted out Chan, who was perceived as a threat by her.
In Episode FourLusth was banished to Exile Island where he found the immunity idol and put a fake one in the place where he found the real one. Following a tribal switch in Episode Fivehe remained with two of his alliance members, Kimmel and Fields.Survivor: Philippines - Survivor Philippines - Ponderosa: Malcolm Pt. 1
The tribe began to lose in immunity challenges and subsequently voted off the Fans: With the tribe numbers becoming even, Malakal lost the challenge before the merge and voted off Cusack. When Lusth reunited with his alliance at the merge, the five of them took control of the game, voting off Orlins, whom Shallow disliked.
He became comfortable with his position in the game, trusting Kimmel, Clement, and Shallow completely. He also found an ally in Fan Erik Reichenbach, who admired Lusth's abilities. However, Shallow had plans of her own.
Having aligned herself with Fans Natalie Bolton and Alexis Jones while on Airai, she found herself in trouble when Fields approached her with a plan to blindside Lusth.
Shallow's vote became the swing vote and she was confused, debating whether or not to vote her ally out. But Shallow stuck with Fields and convinced Lusth to leave his idol back at camp. At Tribal Council, Lusth was blindsided and this became the start of the women's alliance's domination, led by Shallow. At the Final Tribal Council, he berated Shallow for selling away their friendship and refused to let her talk. He also confessed his love for Kimmel, for whom he cast his vote to win, saying she deserved the money a million times more than Shallow.
He and Kimmel were still together as of the reunion show, but he revealed in an interview that they had separated before he returned for Season 23, Survivor: He also revealed at the reunion show that he and Shallow have healed their friendship. He revealed that he wanted to play a strategic game this time, feeling that everyone only saw him as a physical threat in previous games.
He was randomly assigned to the Savaii tribe, where he quickly formed a core alliance with Keith Tollefson and Jim Rice, with Whitney Duncan and Elyse Umemoto being the extra members.
His increasing closeness with Umemoto prompted Rice to undercut his power in Episode Five by convincing the tribe to vote out Umemoto instead of John Cochran. This initially angered Lusth, but he later forgave his tribe.
As the tribe approached what they suspected was the last Tribal Council before the merge and the return of the Redemption Island victor, Lusth made an unprecedented, bold, and strategic move by requesting that his tribe vote him out to Redemption Island, in the hope that he would beat long-running Redemption Island resident Christine Shields-Markoski and return to the merged tribe, making the former Savaii numbers equal to the former Upolu members.
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Jeff Probst has called this one of the greatest moves in Survivor history. Ozzy won immunity when he got back into the game and Rick Nelson was voted off. However, in the next challenge Lusth was defeated by Sophie Clarke at a puzzle game and became the last person voted off to become the final member of the jury. He later cast his vote for Clarke to win. Lusth was also the last member of the original Savaii tribe and set a Survivor record in being voted out three times in one season.
Game Changers Lusth returned for a fourth time in the 34th season, Survivor: This made him one of only four contestants at the time to ever compete on Survivor four times—the others being "Boston Rob" MarianoRupert Bonehamand fellow Game Changers contestant Cirie Fields.