Hey! It’s Cho, and I am SO sorry for this Survivor: Edge Of Extinction recap being late this week! I 100% take the blame and hopefully it’s worth the wait! Let’s not waste any more words and get right into this double boot episode!
Can Lesu Catch a Break?
The pathetic Lesu tribe decides that David Wright is the weakest link on their tribe. Kelley Wentworth and Wardog solidify their alliance together. Wardog rationalizes to Wentworth that Lauren’s position in the game will only brew distrust between them since they are both close to her, so maybe they should get rid of her now. This makes ZERO sense, but okay, Wardog, way to fucking overplay on like Day 12.
The immunity challenge isn’t anything we haven’t seen before. Lesu struggles beyond belief. Despite the other tribes having a long time to solve a puzzle with only 4 pieces, Lesu is able to finally catch up. Aurora McCreary communicates with the Aubry Bracco on the enemy team to try to help them solve their puzzle after they win, but it’s not enough and LESU WINS THEIR FIRST CHALLENGE! Kelley Wentworth literally breaks down on the ground.
Keith Makes a Selfish Play
We get to check in on the voted off castaways who each just got a really cryptic letter that only Rick Devens could figure out. He helped them to all to find out the locations they should search, and Keith Sowell immediately starts heading towards the location alone after they had decided they were going to search together. He mutters to himself like he did when he was voted out.
It’s now a full on race to whatever they’re looking for as the others literally yell profanities at Keith Sowell. Chris Underwood ends up SHOVING HIM OUT OF THE WAY! I’m getting flashbacks to when Amanda & Danielle wrestled over a clue in bed while Colby watched a movie. Comment below if you remember this iconic moment from Survivor Heroes vs Villains. Anyway, Chris wins something that allows him to practice for a future challenge and Rick finds an extra vote that he can give someone. Keith looks like an idiot.
Victoria Preys on Aubry
On Manu, they’ve decided they are going to catch the chickens that Wendy Diaz has released. They hope it’s okay to capture them in order to have “free-range eggs”. I laugh out loud as many Survivors give confessionals with the chickens visibly and audibly in the background! Victoria Baamonde comes up with a diversion plan to manipulate Aubry Bracco into trusting her. She comes up with a fake plan to target the guys. Aubry falls for it hook, line and sinker. Victoria is a snake.
Aubry Bracco starts contemplating what her game plan should be considering the options Victoria gave her in terms of voting off a guy. While she weighs the pros and cons, I wonder if Victoria is actually going to flip to actually working with Aubry and Wendy! They approach Wendy who doesn’t really say anything to defend herself. Wendy is a trash player. Aubry finds the extra vote in her bag that Rick has given to her! She struggles with not knowing how to play the game when she feels like she’s in a good position. That makes her feel like she’s actually going to be voted out! If you know Aubry’s history in survivor, you should feel her anxiety and connect with it. You in danger, girl!
1st Tribal Council
I’m nervous for Aubry at this tribal council. Jeff wonders why Wendy is so calm and relaxed when she could be the easiest vote off. Victoria looks really pretty with her long red hair and beanie. Gavin lays it on thick on how much he trusts Aubry. She’s being set up. Jeff reads the votes: Aubry, Wendy, Aubry and the last vote is for Aubry who is totally blindsided. She calls them all unbelievable players as she exits and wishes them good luck. Aubry then calls going to Edge of Extinction a no brainer decision. She wakes up and realizes it isn’t a dream that she was epically blindsided with both an idol and extra vote in her pocket. She cries as she admits thriving from the bottom and pulling herself up is what she’s used to!
Lesu Loses to Kama Again
Kama is already performing their Ron-approved dances while celebrating their big victory. However, Julia, Ron and Julie are ready to cut Joe’s throat. While Ron Clarks’s allies are even more apt to get rid of Joe before the merge, Ron is having second thoughts about getting rid of their biggest workhorse. Julie argues to Ron that Joe Anglim has to go now before a bigger case is made why the returning players should win the game.
Julie Rosenberg lays it on thick how much she appreciates Joe while plotting behind his back. She admits that in the short term, having him on their team is the best. She gloats about how she doesn’t think they’ll never lose a challenge. Joe realizes that the returning players are seen as threats. He gets down on himself at the disadvantage he has in the game and how he has no one to rely on. He gets teary eyed thinking about the people he can rely on back at home.
This is the heart-throb Joe Anglim we have been missing this entire season! Joe’s strategy is to make the others feel as though they’re as big of a threat as he is post merge which should bond them tighter. This instantly works on Julia who starts second-thinking her strategy.
What Is Wardog Good For Again?
Lesu is miserable. Wardog continues to overplay the game by constantly playing hard and flip flopping plans. He even pisses Wentworth off who is upset that he’s currently targeting Lauren for being sick. David admits that when the game started, he was very anti-Wentworth but now he’s dedicated to working with her if that’s what gets him to the end. David trashes Wardog by saying he doesn’t bring much to camp life or challenges. Plus, he annoys everyone with his constant number crunching and strategy! About time they WOKE UP to his worth.
All-Out War on the Edge of Extinction
The Edge of Extinction crew gets more mail about another item to find. They each go out searching, but Reem is the one that ends up inadvertently helping Keith find an advantage that will allow him to give someone else a disadvantage. He vows to use it against Chris who he hates. Everyone hates Chris. He points out Reem’s obvious mistake by basically giving her advantage to Keith. She totally flips out on him.
Edge of Extinction is more entertaining than the rest of the cast. Aubry says exactly what the viewers at home are thinking when she says this tribe is a complete and utter disaster. She says no one knows how long this trainwreck will last and that everyone is losing their mind. Cut to Reem screaming at Chris. Reem is carrying this show.
Petraphobia: The Fear of Rocks
There’s a twist at this immunity challenge: only one tribe will win, and two tribes will attend tribal council AS ONE! That’s the only interesting thing as Kama easily wins the challenge once again.
Manu starts weighing the options of who they can flip onto their side. They rationalize that they can flip one of David Wright or Kelley Wentworth who are returning players and wouldn’t risk their life in the game on rocks. Eric Hafemann is excited at the thought of going into this situation. I think he’s insane. Gavin Whitson is also down with going to rocks with Victoria, Wendy and Eric. Victoria admits that she’s secretly not willing to go to rocks and she says to the camera: “don’t EVER trust me!” I love Victoria Baamonde after this episode, because she’s owning it in the confessionals!
On Lesu, their idea is to vote Wendy Diaz out, because Kama won’t go to rocks for her. Lauren feels nervous about going to rocks, especially for someone like Wardog. Wardog is also contemplating not going to rocks for Lauren. Oh my goodness, both of these tribes are going to fucking fall apart. His tribemates are upset about Wardog not contributing, because he’s instead looking for the idol, so everyone ends up looking for it with Kelley Wentworth finding an idol! Wentworth and Lauren reveal their idols to each other, and we are left… on the EDGE of our seats contemplating what will happen! See what I did there?
The 2nd Tribal Council
We finally get to tribal council. There’s a lot of bullshit about how each tribe is 4-strong. Wendy is exposed as someone that should be in the middle of the two tribes. But Eric shoots it down. Wendy was burned by her previous tribemates. The whispering starts running rampant! This is what we’ve waited for! David and Wendy chat privately while everyone stares each other down.
It’s time to vote. Both Kelley Wentworth and Lauren O’Connell need to play their idols and just pray that they are one of the targets! Jeff asks about idols and neither girl plays theirs! Jeff reads the votes: Wendy, Lauren, Wendy, Lauren, Wendy, Lauren, Wendy and Lauren! We have a tie. EVERYONE BEGINS WHISPERING! David delivers the line that this is the worst cocktail party ever.
It’s time to revote. Jeff reads the final votes: Wendy, Wendy, Wendy and with a unanimous vote, Wendy is voted out. She giggles as she gets Jeff to call her “Big Wendy” as her torch is snuffed and she hugs Jeff. Class act really. I won’t say anymore mean things about her… unless she makes more stupid decisions on the Edge of Extinction.
Whew, that was a lot!
On the next episode of Survivor Edge of Extinction ext week is the merge and presumably the finale of the Edge of Extinction twist! Now let’s chat in the comment section, because I have a lot of feelings!! 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!