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Last Week: Lindsey quit cause she thought Trish was a jerk, Tony’s idol clue ruse didn’t quite work, and poor Alexis twerked her last twerk.
39 Days, 18 People, 1 “Survivor” Blog
Let’s take a look at the tribes as they currently stand.…
The Aparri Tribe (wearing orange)
Jeremiah – Model, 34
Kassandra – Attorney, 41
Latasha – Accountant, 37
Morgan – Ex-NFL Cheerleader, 21
Sarah – Police Officer, 29
Spencer – Economics Student, 21
The Solana Tribe (wearing purple)
Jefra – Miss Kentucky Teen USA, 22
LJ – Horse Trainer, 34
Tony – Police Officer, 39
Trish – Pilates Trainer, 48
Woo – Martial Arts Instructor, 29
We meet up with Aparrians after Tribal Council and the vibe around camp is that they’re going to try stay a solid six. That will not happen.
The newly united alliance wants to know who to target in case there’s a merge. Trish’s name is thrown around randomly. Hey, get to know her before you hate her.
Sarah says that Top Six sounds better than Top Five. Wait, what?
The next morning, Kass tells Sarah that she’s a little worried that she could flip. Oh, well now that you’ve told her that you’re concerned about it, she’s sure to be true to the alliance.
Over at Solana, tree mail says it’s time for Mergeville, Population 11.
Tony and LJ both scurry off to retrieve their idols. Tony says he’s willing to use it to save his alliance. LJ makes no such declaration.
The Solana five arrive on Aparri beach and we’re officially merged.
Jefra is bummed that Alexis isn’t around anymore. You and me both, Jefra.
A note lets them all that an idol with “Special Powers” is located around camp. Oh…I hope it’s X-ray vision!
The tribe starts debating their new name, and they decide on “Solarrion.” I wonder whose mother’s name backwards that is…
Tony thinks he can get Sarah back because she swore on her badge. But the sarge took her badge because he was sick of explaining her renegade antics to the commissioner!
He approaches Sarah and asks where she stands. He asks her to swear on her badge again, and she doesn’t. Maybe I was right about the commissioner thing.
Later, things get testy as Sarah, Jeremiah, and Kass are debating strategy. Jeremiah thinks that LJ has an idol, so they should target Woo. Sarah doesn’t want to vote for Trish.
Kass lets us know that she doesn’t trust cops. Heh, she’s not the only “Survivor” lawyer who thinks that way.
The next morning, Latasha does her best to bring Sarah on board. Kass takes this as an insult. What a mess.
Immunity Challenge Time: Players will balance on a doghouse-looking platform. As time goes by, they’ll move up to a higher position. Last person standing win immunity.
Note: This exact challenge was done in “Survivor: Caramoan” and was dominated by tiny little ladies. It was criticized for being unfair to heavier people. Let’s see if that happens again.
Round One: Everyone survives.
Round Two: Everyone survives again.
Final Round: Spencer, Kass, Sarah, Jefra, and LJ are immediately out. Tasha, Trish, and Jeremiah quickly follow them. It’s down to Tony, Woo, and Morgan. A gust of wind takes out Morgan. Gravity takes out Tony. Woo wins immunity.
Tony lasted a long time, I guess it’s a fair challenge.
Back at camp, Sarah’s still trying to decide which side to go with. Right now she’s leaning toward Aparri because they’re worse at challenges.
Aparri discusses who to vote for; Spencer and Latasha want Jefra, Sarah wants LJ or Tony because she doesn’t think they have idols. Oh man.
Sarah calling the shots is driving Kass insane. But Kass, Sarah has brilliant insights like “Tony definitely doesn’t have an idol.”
Tony tries to get Sarah on board again. She says she’ll make her decision at Tribal Council. Yeah, that never happens.
Trish approaches Kass and tries to bring her into the fold. Kass doesn’t commit, but Trish tells her they’ll all be voting for Sarah.
Oh and Kass gave herself the nickname “Chaos Kass.” I’ll second that nickname if she creates some chaos at Tribal.
That night at Tribal Council, LJ thinks he’s in the hottest seat in town. That sounds like a strip joint.
Latasha thinks he should be worried because he is a threat.
Tony thinks you don’t move forward with an alliance of numbers, you move forward with an alliance of comfort. That’s a nice sentiment. Probably isn’t true though.
Kass says she’d be worried if she was a strong, male who was doing well in challenges.
LJ thinks there might not be any idols and that it’s a “Survivor” joke. Tony disagrees because he has an idol.
Tony tells Probst that he’s going to play his idol for his tribe. Spencer doesn’t believe him, so he produces it and puts it on.
Aparri turns to each other and says to vote for “the other one.” Tony thinks this is a good call.
Voting Time: No votes are shown! Uh…DUN DUN DUN!
Shortest Tribal ever…
J-Pro tallies and returns. Tony asks Jeff to validate his idol. Jeff confirms that it is a real idol. Tony then gives the idol to LJ. The Aparri tribe seems cool with this.
Then, LJ gives his idol to Tony. What the what?! Aparri seems less happy. Spencer looks like he’s going to cry.
We’ve got one vote for Jefra, one vote for Sarah, one vote for Jefra, one vote for Sarah, one vote for Jefra, one vote for Sarah, one vote for Jefra, one vote for Sarah, one vote for Jefra, one vote for Sarah, and the eighth person to be eliminated from “Survivor: Cagayan” and the first member of the jury is…Sarah!
Afterward, Kass admits to flipping. Spencer lets her know that she has no chance of winning the game.
Verdict: CHAOS KASS!
That was crazytown. I don’t agree with Chaos Kass’s move. Seems like she had a better shot sticking with the brains and not enraging the jury. But, we’ll see if she has any other tricks up her sleeve.
And Sarah is a perfect example of someone overplaying their hand. She could’ve stayed cool and gone far with whichever alliance she chose.
Power Rankings Results: Ciera had Sarah in spot eight, I had her in spot five. So, the current score is Team Ciera 57, Team Gordon 65.
Who’s Going to Win? Well, Spencer is right, Kass probably can’t win. Of the other five, Tony is building a hell of a resume.
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