updated 05/08/2014 AT 12:20 PM ET
•originally published 05/08/2014 AT 1:30 PM ET
Stephen Fishbach was the runner-up on Survivor: Tocantins and has been blogging about Survivor strategy for PEOPLE since 2009. Follow him on Twitter @stephenfishbach. Erik Reichenbach is a Survivor fan-turned-favorite, a comic book author and artist. He placed fifth on both Survivor: Micronesia and Survivor: Caramoan. Follow him on Twitter @BloodyAmer1can.
You have to check yourself out, emotionally, or you’re not gonna make it in this game. – Chelsea Meissner, Survivor: One World
In the war between reason and emotion, which wins?
We all fall somewhere on the scale from cerebral Spencer to erratic J’Tia. What’s made this season of Survivor so compelling is that we have a cast of smart, strategic players – many of whom are also out-of-control hotheads.
Wednesday night’s episode started with Tony and Kass, two of the season’s most insightful players, behaving like bratty kids. Kass was mad that Tony left her out of his plan to blindside Jefra. Tony was mad that Kass was mad.