criticism for her frequent expression of emotion, but last night took it to a
new level. She broke down quite literally when her brother came out for the family visits. I feel that her reactions to the struggles of the game are
natural and "who Lisa is". She seems genuine and I don't think it is game play at all. Malcolm chose Lisa to come on the reward with him. This gave her additional time to visit and get some advice. Her brother encouraged her to make another big move. Although ironically it was the same big move that backfired on her last time, voting out Malcolm. Lisa struggled with this, but the family visit seemed to cement the idea in her mind and she was able to get the support of her tribe mates. I was very worried about this move. Lisa needs to balance being too nice with creating enemies on the jury. if she comes across as having a good number of supporters on the jury no one will want to take her to the end for fear that she will beat them. If, however, she allows people to believe that she is conniving and manipulative she is going to get voted out. The saving grace last night was that Malcolm won immunity and was spared, but better for Lisa she didn't break an important alliance that could get her to the final 4. Here at HOPE we are in complete support of our 2013 Celebrating Women Speaker Lisa Whelchel and wish we could give her advice on how to proceed cautiously. She has played a great game, but bear in mind that the end is where it gets tricky. Next week Abi needs to go home and we can get Lisa to survive another tribal council. I see the final three as Denise, Malcolm and Lisa and I think in the end it will come down to the challenge. Get your tickets for our event and you can, see Lisa Whelchel here in Gardner MA, ask her about her survivor experience, and help underserved women and children at the same time.