First off, apologies are in order! I have not been able to commit to monthly posts regarding my home renovations due to a variety of reasons that have constrained my time. I won’t bore you with the details, but the good news is that I have a pretty hilarious post in the pipeline! I promise that when Survivor is off, there will be plenty more home renovation posts! If you haven’t read my comedic adventures, be sure to check those posts out. Now let’s get into the latest episode of Survivor!
Too Long Didn’t Watch
After the tumultuous expose of Angelina in the previous tribal council, we get back to camp where things are still a bit tense. Angelina admits that she got caught red-handed doing jury management and that she is now back peddling and doing damage control. No one on the entire tribe believes her whatsoever. We get a confessional from varying tribemates saying such. Angelina is fooling no one in this game. Dan says the first opportunity he gets, he’s voting Angelina out.
Mike and Christian have a pow wow on the beach to touch bases about their cross tribal alliance of 6 called The Strike Force. The Davids are Christian, Nick and Gabby while the Goliaths are Mike, Allison and Alec. Mike worries about Gabby’s commitment considering her extreme outburst at the previous tribal council. He makes the claim that if Gabby is really confident in the Strike Force, she wouldn’t be crying like a sap at tribal council about how things are still David vs Goliath. I nod my head in agreement while Christian is strangely perplexed.
Davie The Dancer
Nick, Carl and Davie end up walking around and falls upon the clue to an advantage. Davie is very excited, because he thinks he’s found the clue. They go searching, but there’s people around so Davie literally starts dancing while Nick finds the advantage! Ha! It totally works! These three guys all talk about their individual advantages and how they can team up to take out a Goliath. Combined, they have an idol nullifier, a vote stealer and a hidden immunity idol. This tribal council could be really interesting…
The Reward Challenge
The Survivors are competing for pizza this episode! It’s a classic sand bag carrying endurance competition with the twist that every 15 minutes, one tribemate must drop out and give their bag to someone else. I would suck at this challenge! It only takes one person to drop to lose it for their team. Dan is a cocky ass during the challenge and ironically ends up losing it all for his entire team! Gabby, Allison, Nick, Christian, John and Alec win a dozen pizzas! Angelina reminds us what everyone is salivating for which is for Dan to be blindsided while being arrogant. These two hate each other.
Angelina Has Deja Vu
While others are wallowing in sorrow about the loss of pizza, Mike is focusing on how he can get to the end of the game. Mike is starting to worry about his placement in the Strike Force already. He goes to Alec and worries about what happens to the Goliaths if they vote Angelina out now. All of a sudden, Mike has this novel idea that Christian is the biggest threat in the game. Didn’t Angelina already try this already? He mocks Gabby, Davie and Carl being unable to rally influence in the game in order to highlight Christian as the only true threat. Alec hears him out but feels like this is a bad move for his personal game.
Mike goes a step further and tells the entire Goliath tribe. Everyone suddenly agrees that Christian should go, and Angelina is laughing about the fact that just 5 minutes ago, she was saying the same exact thing that Mike is saying now!! While Angelina is annoyed about this, she’s taking it all in jest and has a good spirit about it. What she’s NOT happy about is that the Goliaths plan on telling Christian that it’s Angelina. She realizes what a dangerous position she’s in if the David tribe tries to pull a fast one.
The Immunity Challenge
The immunity challenge is another balancing challenge. During the challenge, Dan says that Brad Culpepper is his Survivor hero which all but confirms he’s a douchebag. After 3 minutes, half the tribe has dropped out. Mike, Alec, Angelina, Dan and Nick are left. It comes down to Dan vs Angelina. How deliciously ironic is this showdown?! Is it bad that I’m rooting for Angelina to beat Dan? It goes on for awhile longer with both of them twitching. The entire tribe is secretly rooting against Angelina and she eventually drops along with my heart!
Pre Tribal Council Scrambling
John says it sucks that they have to vote Christian out, but that it’s a better plan than actually voting Angelina out. Dan and Angelina chat in order to ease Angelina’s concerns. She’s worried that her being the David’s target could backfire if the shit hits the fan, and she’s totally right to feel this way. Dan tries to make her feel better, but then goes to his allies to say that he is ready for Angelina to leave asap. If Christian pulls an idol out, he’s choosing to not save Angelina with his own idol.
Alec gets this great idea that he needs to go to Nick and tell the truth about the Christian blindside. These idiots never learn. So Alec tells Nick, and he immediately tells Christian. Nick then gets to work on Davie to see if he can use his advantage to save Christian. No one knows about Davie’s hidden immunity idol, because Davie is one of the few smart survivors in history that has chosen to not tell a SOUL about it! He wonders if he should use it or not to save Christian. Nick also contemplates whether it’s time to bust open the advantages.
We get to tribal council, and I have this sneaking suspicion that one of our villains is going home tonight. But you know what they say, when one supreme falls, another must rise, and I think Dan will be a great villain for us to root against moving forward! Elisabeth enters as the first member of the jury, and she looks super cute! The topic remains whether it is truly David vs Goliath. John admits that he’s ready to vote out a threat, and Jeff calls Christian out as potentially being a threatening player. He says it’s hard managing your threat level in the game of Survivor. He hopes the bonds he created across tribal alliances will help him in the game, and Angelina says those bonds make him an even bigger threat in the game. Everyone begins to cast their votes.
After Jeff tallies the votes, Davie gets up and plays his hidden immunity idol on Christian. Angelina looks at Dan begs him to play his idol for her. Angelina is on fire and Dan looks at her like he wouldn’t piss on her. IN THE SHOCKER OF THE SEASON, Dan plays his idol on Angelina. She doesn’t hear him and asks if he forgot to say her name to Jeff!! LOL Jeff reads off all of the votes for Christian and Angelina… except 2 are for John and he’s voted out! The Goliaths are all blindsided. Despite surviving, Angelina is probably the most upset about John leaving.
Our gentle giant, John said that tonight would be a Brochacho blindside, and he was right. He just got the wrong brochacho! I really liked what he brought to the show this season. My expectations were totally flipped. What did you all think of tonight’s episode? Was it smart for both sides to play their idols this early? Are you surprised that Dan ended up playing his idol on Angelina? Are you disappointed that The Strike Force Alliance only lasted one single episode?!?! 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!