Hey everyone! It’s a bit chilly and wet on Halloween this year, but luckily, I have a jacket. I’m sure all the kids trick-or-treating have jackets too. You know who doesn’t have a jacket? Angelina. She definitely doesn’t have a jacket after last episode’s fiasco. If Angelina and John were able to still cuddle at night, #JacketGate would have never happened, but I digress. Let’s see if this episode is just as dramatic as the last!
Too Long Didn’t Watch
It’s revealed that Angelina’s vote against Lyrsa was one big plot to just get Natalie’s jacket. They show Angelina as a con woman reveling in her pettiness. Lyrsa is happy to have survived the vote and feels like a cat with 9 lives! Lyrsa says that Angelina is mean, petty and untrustworthy for her scheming on the last episode. Angelina laughs about how part in #JacketGate, but Mike, Lyrsa and Nick see her as a “sketchball”. Nick feels like if they go to tribal council again, they have a pathway to get Angelina out now. On Tiva, Christian is having some trouble catching fish. Nothing to really see here.
The Reward Challenge
Another shocker when everyone finds out that Natalie was voted out the previous night. Mike tells us that he got dirty looks from old Goliath members so now he’s hesitant about voting out Angelina for fear of having a target on his back come merge. They’re playing for basically a huge BBQ. Kara and Allison sit out for their perspective tribes. I wonder if this gives them a chance to chat or if they are on separate benches. The tribes are tied to a big bag of coconuts that they have to get through a course. Jabeni is literally doing the worst job ever at this challenge. Tiva the super tribe ends up winning Reward while Vuku allows Jabeni to come back from way behind.
Tiva is enjoying the huge BBQ reward that they got. Dan is happy that they’ve won by yet another landslide, but laments about missing Kara a lot. He then brags about how he’s indoctrinated Christian into the Brochachos alliances. Christian literally feeds John with his hands. Christian lets us know that he’s always wanted to be a “cool guy” and that he is terribly afraid of being ostracized. He feels like he’s become a Goliath from his lifetime of being a David.
As John teaches Christian how to moonwalk, Gabby finally takes Allison aside to talk about their options. 1 minute into talking to Allison, Gabby breaks into complete tears! Allison says she’s extremely empathetic due to her doctoral background and wants to alleviate Gabby’s pain. She lets us know that she Christian and Gabby are cut from the same cloth and identifies Dan as one of the biggest threats in the game. It’s now becoming a question of how soon should she blindside Dan.
Elisabeth Is A Wuss
On Vuku, Elisabeth is super cranky, because her back hurts from the bamboo and lack of sleep. I’m pretty sure this issue is not unique to just her, but let’s let her have her moment. She alludes to a pregame back injury that is worsening due to the shelter. She’s mad that no one has split the bamboo, so she takes it upon herself to start splitting it with Kara by her side. The boys all look super annoyed. Davie tells us it’s not a half-day project but a whole day project. Carl chimes in and says the girls shouldn’t have started the project late in the day. Elisabeth’s irritation can’t be contained. She goes out of her way to make a huge fucking scene by dragging bamboo all throughout the camp. She gets emotional and lets everyone know that she’s in constant pain and she’s tired of being patient waiting for the bed to get fixed. As she argues with Carl and Davie while Kara sits in a confessional and figuratively eats popcorn!!
The Immunity Challenge
Survivors have to fill a saucer with water and carry it through an obstacle course then solve a puzzle at the end. Gabby and Elisabeth sit out for their tribes, and I still wonder if they are sitting directly next to each other or not. The tribes are really struggling to keep water in their saucers. Every tribe except Tiva of course who gets their puzzle pieces on the first try! Allison and Christian clenches an easy victory. Also, Gabby and Elisabeth are on separate benches. Jabeni is close to quitting. This is a pitiful challenge for Jabeni. They drop their saucer several times losing water and Vuku takes their time finishing the puzzle. Jeff gives them a pep talk that brings Mike to tears. He admits to us that he’s gotten to know his tribemates really well and doesn’t feel good about dashing one of their dreams.
Mike reminds us that this could be a monumental vote for the rest of the game since it’s even for both Goliaths and Davids now. Lyrsa can’t believe that Angelina thinks for a second that she’d ever want to work with her after #JacketGate. Lyrsa admits that she’s sticking with Nick, and Angelina is not happy. Lyrsa says no matter what happens, Angelina is not getting her jacket, but she might offer her a holey sock!
While Lyrsa works on Mike, Angelina is going hard in the paint for Nick to turn on Lyrsa. Both Nick and Mike tell the girls exactly what they want to hear, but we all know Mike and Nick are the real power couple on this tribe. Obviously, the Rockstar alliance will be deciding which of these two ladies go home. Mike doesn’t trust Angelina but is afraid of the other Goliaths being mad at him if he betrays yet another tribe member. On the flip side, he identifies Angelina as a big threat that can’t be trusted long term, because she’s so strategic. We literally see a scene of Angelina “sleeping with one eye open”. The edit is setting up this big tension between Mike and the Goliaths post-merge, so Angelina is probably toast I think. She may be able to talk her way out of police tickets, but can she talk her way out of being voted out tonight?
Jeff notes on how well this tribe has bonded over the last several days and how tough it must be for them. Mikes says the criteria is who do we trust in the next part of the game. The assumptions about the merge is determining everyone’s decision tonight. Angelina says that when they voted Natalie out the tribal council previous, there was a plan for the future and hopefully everyone sticks to the plan. Nick says he’s loyal and not thinking tribal lines at this point. Angelina jumps in to defend Nick’s honor in the game, and Lyrsa argues that Angelina is just trying to buy his vote with flattery! Lyrsa and Angelina obviously vote against one another, but we don’t see how the boys vote. After some dramatic flute playing (don’t you love the music in Survivor?) Jeff reveals the vote. And in a 3-1 vote, Lyrsa is voted out! Wow, I’m honestly surprised! And no, Lyrsa didn’t give Angelina her holey socks. Is #JacketGate finally over?!
Final Words: Lyrsa says they got her good and is pissed at Nick for being a flip flopper, but is more upset that she has to go hang out with Natalie in Ponderosa. I literally laughed out loud.
Next episode is the merge which I’m definitely looking for. It’s usually the biggest turning point in the game and is chock full of drama! As a reminder, I will be coming out with an additional post discussing my top takeaways from this episode and/or post-show interviews, so be sure to leave me comments below on your thoughts! As always, don’t forget to follow me on my social media platforms to stay in touch with me throughout the entire week: Instagram, Twitter, Youtube and Twitch!
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