Hey, it’s Cho! Before we get started with tonight’s episode of Survivor: Edge of Extinction, I want to know your favorite Chinese food dish in the comment section! I’m enjoying ginger shrimp with broccoli and white rice. I have a feeling it’s the perfect combination for this upcoming messy episode recap of Survivor! If you missed last week’s recap, be sure to check it out here!
Right off the bat, it’s a fucking mess! Aurora is pissed that she was the only Kama left out of the previous vote. Rick and David are upset that their original Lesu tribe voted against them. Ron Clark gloats about his perfectly laid plans coming to fruition. Meanwhile, Wardog, Lauren and Wentworth are licking their wounds as they realize the masterful ploy that Kama 6 pulled off by dividing their alliance while also getting rid the biggest threat in Joe Anglim. We get a quick glimpse of Joe on the Edge of Extinction: he’s literally crying in dramatic slow motion.
The Villains Emerge?
OH MY GOD they are playing for Chinese Food tonight! Did I just speak that into existence or what?! Okay seriously, what’s your favorite Chinese food? Ron Clark gloats for the second time this episode about how happy he is that Kelley Wentworth & Lauren lost the challenge, because he wants them to be weak and completely lost in the game. He deems himself the puppet master. Remember when he said he was afraid of being edited as a villain? I think he’s officially NOT concerned at this point in the game!
Wentworth apologizes to David Wright for voting against him and feels like now is the time for the Lesu 5 to come together and pull Aurora in to tie the vote against Kama 6. She throws Ron under the bus as the person running the show. Aurora cries to Ron Clark about being left out of the vote and he sweet talks her before immediately complaining to Eric Hafemann about how much she cries. Eric sees her as completely disposable and disregards her feelings. Boom! We have our two post-merge villains! David Wright ends up being convinced to get back with Lesu, because it’s the smart thing to do as well as the moral thing.
Just when we had hope of Lesu getting back together, Rick and Wardog get into a huge fight. Wardog tries to reason with Rick Devens, but he lets him know he has ZERO interest in getting back with the Lesu tribe, because they’ve now backstabbed him twice! That’s hard to argue against from an emotional standpoint, but Wardog is actually right about this situation for once. Wardog barks at him and Rick Devens barks back “did you come to me before everyone voted me out?!” Rick asks David for the other half of his immunity idol, but David refuses, because he’s afraid about them going their separate ways. Whose side are you on. David’s or Rick’s?
A Gasp-Worthy Immunity Challenge!
Everyone fails at the endurance immunity challenge in a matter of what seems like minutes. David, Aurora, Victoria and Lauren survive the distance, but David shortly drops. Lauren O’Connell complains about how she can barely see and is feeling faint. She says she’s getting ready to black out then proceeds to faint right off the platform!
Julie Rosenberg of all people yells to Victoria that Lauren O’Connell has passed out but she should keep going! The entire Survivor cast is gasping! Aurora then begins begging Victoria to drop out of the challenge so that she can feel better about staying with Kama. I’m gasping! She reminds them how they all backstabbed her and Julie tells her “IT’S NOT THE TIME!” I can’t stand the hypocrisy at display here. Eric then starts cheering Victoria on which pisses Aurora off even more. Victoria Baamonde tries to stay focused as Aurora screeches about the blatant favoritism. She calls out his fakery, and we all gasp together as Aurora McCreary finally wins the immunity challenge! Lauren O’Connell wakes up disappointed that she lost the challenge, but Jeff Probst calls her a true warrior!
Aurora Sees the Light
Aubry Bracco describes getting a clue on the Edge of Extinction like Black Friday: you better be the first to get there before everyone else! She sees it from afar and secretly gets it before anyone could notice. It allows her a practice advantage for a future challenge but also an extra vote for someone in the game! We got no shots of Chris’ Underwood in this episode of Survivor. Reply to this tweet for a surprise.
Aurora feels good about being 100% safe after getting all the cues that she isn’t safe with her Kama tribe. On top of this, we find out that Aurora McCreary has been given an extra vote by her old ally, Aubry. She decides that it’s probably better to save her advantage and stick with Kama for now. She prefers using the advantage later down the road when she really needs it to improve her game. Ron and Eric are using the loved ones visit as a manipulation tactic to keep Kama together, but Aurora isn’t buying it. Eric Hafemann decides that Kelley Wentworth needs to be the first person to take out from Lesu.
Lieutenant Wardog Takes His Aim
Wardog targets Julia and Gavin with some piping hot tea: they need to watch out for the older Kama members Ron and Eric using Rick & David to get rid of the younger Kama members at the Final 8. Wardog gets a lot of things wrong, but this plan WORKS!! Julia decides she wants to “test” Eric after her conversation with Wardog by targeting Rick or David now instead of Kelley Wentworth. Eric responds that he wants to take both David and Rick to the final 8 which all but CONFIRMS what Wardog tried convincing Julia of earlier.
Julia goes to Gavin and they decide they need to flip to take David or Rick out, but Gavin wants to up the ante by voting Ron or Eric out now! They go to Victoria Baamonde to see if now is the right time, but she warns them that this is way too early with so many extra players hanging around. I happen to agree with her. This is a prime example of players becoming too eager to make a big move. They should use Wardog later, not now. This sequence of scenes are magical to watch! I love the intense strategy and back-and-forth between different groups.
Karma For Kama?
Unlike previous seasons, the jury doesn’t look sparkling clean and pretty. Conflict begins pretty quickly as Rick Devens gets into a fight with Kelley Wentworth about the lack of loyalty he’s felt from Lesu. Eric and Ron both try convincing Kama to remain together. It’s kind of greasy to watch them try to snow their allies. Meanwhile, David Wright makes the case that you’re either a passenger or pilot, and most winners are pilots. No one decides to play their idol and I’m terrified for Kelley! It’s time for Jeff Probst to read the votes: Wentworth, Lauren, Lauren, Kelley, Eric, Eric, Eric, Eric, Eric and Eric is voted out! BRAVO! Looks like Rick, Ron, Julie and Eric were blindsided!
What do you think tonight’s move? Was it a premature move by Victoria, Julia and Gavin? I guess Wardog is good for something? Is this the beginning of the end for the Kama alliance as we know it? Finally we get a very strategy intense episode for Survivor 38, so I’m really interested in know your opinions in the comment section! 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!