Hey! it’s Cho. It’s been a mess of a day, but I’m so happy to be drinking a delicious lager from the wonderful Hofbrauhaus here in Columbus! What’s your favorite beer brand or brew? There’s nothing better to help with a stressful week. If you haven’t read last week’s recap, check that out here! Now let’s get right into this episode of Survivor Edge of Extinction!
On The Edge of Extinction
We pick up on the Edge of Extinction where Keith is being dropped off on the island with Reem! Obviously, he chose to continue to play, so the editing definitely got the better of me. Reem was ready to raise the white flag, but Keith joining her gave her motivation to stay and mother him. Eventually,they receive a map that leads them up an arduous mountain climb to achieve rice. This is how they will have to get food moving forward. How exhausting!
They play the reward challenge for either chickens or comfort. As the players move wheelbarrows, all I see is Wardog’s jiggly backside. What are you paying attention to in this challenge? I think the beer is kicking in already! Chris wins the first challenge of the season for Manu. They and pick the chickens for reward. He is so great in the challenges!
The Bleeding Heart Hypocrite
Unfortunately, Wendy injured her ankle really badly during the challenge. So, she is in tears and so am I. It’s throbbing and looking like a serious issue. She is upset because her tribe is plotting to kill the chickens. She eats chicken at home! So Rick calls her a bleeding heart hypocrite. Wendy asks him to be her accomplice in letting the chickens loose. Wendy should not make a big deal about this.
Wendy argues to Wardog that the mass produced chickens are “already dead” whereas the chickens on the island are not. I want her to go home now. The entire tribe is upset with Wendy for trying to virtue signal despite not even being vegan or vegetarian. Kelley Wentworth takes this opportunity to rally the tribe to vote Wendy off due to her ankle, the chicken issue and the fact that Wendy has voted against her. Wentworth is out for blood.
Aubrey’s Survivor Checklist
On Kama, the returning players are the biggest targets. Aurora has unfortunately sided with the returning players, so she ends up being designated as “on the bottom” as well. Victoria is talking mad shit about Joe Anglim & Aubrey Bracco but doesn’t realize that Joe is LITERALLY STANDING BEHIND HER! I absolutely love when this happens to players. She plays it off horribly, which causes Joe to scheme with Aubrey Bracco and Aurora on what to do. Aubrey Bracco decides that she needs to find the idol in order to remain safe. She eventually finds it and immediately bursts into an emotional wreck. We get flashbacks of her aimlessly searching for idols in her previous season. I’m proud of her!
The immunity challenge is a BRAND NEW ONE which we almost never see in modern-day Survivor! Wendy. even with a bad ankle. is able to perform really well in the water. Manu is surprisingly in the lead throughout the challenge, but it comes down to a puzzle. Aubrey Bracco versus David Wright should be a the puzzle match up of the century! But, David doesn’t perform as expected. So, Aubrey Bracco continues to reign supreme as Kama ends up winning their third immunity!
The Chickens Are Spared!
I’m exhausted with Manu losing, and Kelley Wentworth being in trouble,. Yet, here she is with David Wright going out of his way to stupidly target her. Also, Wendy feels the heat. So she vows that if they’re getting rid of her tonight, they are NOT eating chicken! My heart just stopped. As they look around for the flint, Wardog suggests that Wendy took it. Everyone says that is impossible and would be psychotic of her to do. Everyone tells him no she would NEVER!” Cut to CBS’ shady editing of Wendy giving a confessional about how clever she is for stealing the flint!
David Wright and Rick confront Wendy about where the flint is. She lies and says that Chris has it. They then discuss voting Kelley Wentworth out. David Wright is excited to have Wendy as a loyal smokescreen in the game. He reports to the tribe that Wendy doesn’t have it. Then, he gets to work on Chris to take Kelley Wentworth out.
Good Guy Chris Becomes a Target
Chris is down with the plan to boot Kelly Wentworth. So, because he’s actually a wholesome guy, he doesn’t want to leave Wardog out of the plan. Unfortunately for him, Wardog trusts Kelly Wentworth more than Chris. So, Wardog tells Kelly Wentworth that this is the second time Chris has tried to come after her. This escalated things. Is Chris really going to take the fall for something David is trying to plan?!?!? Kelly Wentworth is now on a mission to destroy Chris. Let me tell you, when my girl is ready to go to war, you better come strapping!
Wardog approaches Rick about Chris wanting Wentworth out. He doesn’t know that Rick and David are the sole reason why Kelly Wentworth is continuing to be a target. This game of telephone is insane, It appears that it ends with David rationalizing that Chris would be a good person to vote off. That way, Chris takes the blame for trying to take out Wentworth instead of him.
We get right into the discussion about Wendy and the chickens. Lauren and Wentworth roll their eyes while Wardog cheekily calls her “Warpup”, because she’s stubborn like him. Wendy says she’s been vegetarian for 8 days now. Even with Wendy’s horrible social game, Wendy isn’t even up to be voted off tonight! She’s GOLDEN! David Wright makes too honest of a comment about how he plans on getting rid of the biggest social threat which gets huge responses from Wardog and Wentworth. Wentworth’s intense stares are giving me life this entire tribal council. She is nervous. Jeff reads the votes: Wentworth, Chris, Wentworth, Chris, Chris. Chris arrives at the decision point and does not hesitate to stay in the game.
I’m kind of gutted over how this whole thing went down with Chris. It’s masterful. It is cutthroat. It’s dirty. And, it reminds me of some down and dirty mobster movie! What are 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!