Survivor Island of the Idols episode 4 secret scenes: Oh, Canada!

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Once again, the Survivor: Island of the Idols episode 4 secret scenes reflect more character moments and clarity for players we already know fairly well.

For the past few weeks, there has been a focus on individual tribes in the releases of press photos, alternating between Lairo first and Vokai after. In contrast, Survivor: Island of the Idols’ secret scenes had been a mixed bag, with treemail from both tribes seen last week. However, this week’s different; it’s a series of character studies on Lairo.

The first of the multiple Survivor: Island of the Idols episode 4 secret scenes provides context for Tom’s behind-the-ear flower look we saw during the episode, as he and others enjoy a quiet moment together practicing some hula dancing. The fact we saw anything like that from Tom was hilarious in of itself, and everyone seems to be complementing one another and having a good time.

The second secret scene shows a bit more of Tom Laidlaw’s character and, finally, marks the first mention of him embodying the Canadian lifestyle and wanting to make our country proud. He’s been playing the game hard and gritty like the true enforcer he was in the National Hockey League, and the drive to keep chasing future dreams at 60-plus is admirable.

Boston Rob’s first test for Island of the Idols was to take him on in a fire-making challenge, and it’s a lesson even a Survivor winner should pay attention to, our third secret scene suggests. Sandra is able to take in the more practical aspects of the game without having to worry about who’s talking to who or about blindsides, and even hints at using his fire-making strategies against him if they have to make fire against each other again. But why would that ever happen? Hmmm…

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Anyways, the final scene involves Dean coming into his own shell while still letting Aaron and Tom run the show. As they stay limber, it’s good to see that Dean has some strategy for his laid back approach, and making good use of the spices the tribe earned is a good way to maintain good graces if this were one of the first 24 seasons of the game.