Hey, it’s Cho! I heard that this episode of Survivor: Edge of Extinction was going to be a rollercoaster, so let’s get right into the recap! If you missed last week’s circus show of an episode, please catch up here.
Aurora Left In The Dark
We’re back from the crazy tribal council from last night. Everyone starts to blame Aurora for having “diarrhea of the mouth” and being shady. Wardog says she caused the perfect storm to get Julia Carter voted off. Wardog creates a final 6 alliance of Gavin, Julie, Ron, Lauren and Wentworth with the plan to target Aurora at the next tribal council for her shady ways. Aurora McCreary admits that she put her foot in her mouth, and she’s in tears. She reminds us that she didn’t have friends growing up in foster care. She can handle the loneliness, but isn’t sure if she’s going to last much longer in the game. I actually like Aurora.
The immunity challenge offers the Survivors the option to sit out to enjoy a pizza feast in exchange for forgoing immunity. Lauren, Victoria, Wentworth and Ron Clark all choose to sit out and eat. One of these 4 will receive backlash for this. They all start devouring food while the others attempt to endure the challenge. A butterfly literally causes Wardog to lose the challenge first, that just sucks. I would LOVE to see Chris Underwood hanging in this challenge. Comment below if you agree. Aurora McCreary wins her second immunity challenge of the season, proving that when she’s in a pinch, she will win!! Julie Rosenberg complains, and I roll my eyes. Remember the last time Julie complained about Aurora during a challenge? I can’t stand soccer moms.
The Soccer Mom & Teacher in the Middle
The new 6-person alliance tries to have a group talk about their options. Gavin Whitson says that if they don’t take David Wright out, he will waltz his way to the end. For once, Gavin is right. Wardog worries about where Ron and Julie truly lie. On the other side, David and Rick decide that Wardog needs to leave the game. They pick up both Aurora and Victoria as their newest allies considering they are also on the outside of most alliances now.
Ron Clark and Julie Rosenberg are in the middle of the two warring factions, but they are split on which side to go to. Ron prefers the alliance with Lesu 3, because he doesn’t trust David Wright. He also doesn’t like the idea of going to the end with Wardog who Julie thinks needs to go next. Julie Rosenberg says that this decision will decide the fate of the end game. I actually don’t think this vote is that deep, because the game is just so volatile and Lesu 3 can easily be broken up.
Tribal Council #1
Rick Devens gets things popping by saying he and David are in danger. Julie admits that she feels really good after making a big move last round, and Rick picks up on the fact that she can be swayed. Wardog argues that the Lesu 3 are have voted together since the very beginning. Wardog is an idiot for saying this. Rick uses his statement against him by showing how they have an alliance that’s unable to be penetrated by anyone.
David says his brand is loyalty which receives roaring laughter from Lauren O’Connell who reminds him that the last time he said that is when he tried to vote her out. David is exposed to be the slimy snake that he is. Jeff Probst reads the votes: David, Wardog, David, Wardog, David, David, David and David is voted out. Wentworth smiles as he is finally booted from the game. He promises to crawl his way back in.
A clue is given out on the Edge of Extinction regarding the next advantage. Everyone takes off searching. Fresh from the game, David finds the advantage: he has the ability to send someone an advantage in the next immunity idol. He’s really cute when he says “I’m endangered but I’m not extinct!” The immunity challenge looks really simple yet interesting. Rick receives an advantage from David Wright saying that he only needs to land 4 instead of 5 balls. Despite the advantage, Devens continues to knock his own balls off, which allows Aurora and Ron to compete. After awhile, Rick Devens finally takes the W.
Wardog Goes In To Bite
This season, immunity is more important than ever, because there are so many blindsides happening. At this point, we’re presented with an easy vote off of Aurora McCreary, because she has no allies and is obviously very strong in the challenges. But… Wardog decides it’s time to get rid of the last returning player and target Kelley Wentworth. OH HELL NO! Wardog says he has to be stealthy to get rid of Wentworth, so he’s already taken Victoria, Rick and Aurora under his wing in secret.
Wardog still doesn’t have enough numbers and decides to try to get Ron Clark on his side. He’s the pivotal vote he needs to make his plot happen. But, Ron has some hesitations. He thinks Wardog is too bossy and unpredictable. His Wardog impression is hilarious by the way! Remember those spidey senses I talked about last week? Well, Kelley Wentworth is getting them and starts worrying about the vote being too easy. She appreciates the calmness that comes with a majority alliance but understands it only takes one person to cause a ruckus.
How To Not Use Your Advantage
Aurora McCreary knows she’s the target, but is going to fight to stay in the game. She approaches Victoria Baamonde wondering if Wardog is serious about the plot to get rid of Wentworth. She then approaches Ron Clark with the idea to use her extra vote advantage to gain leverage. However… she simply gives Ron her advantage with the hopes that he’ll give it back to her if she gets back into the game. Umm, LOGIC?! I was rooting for Aurora, and before I can even finish typing this sentence, fucking dastardly Ron Clark is already giving a confessional about voting Aurora out to KEEP HER ADVANTAGE!! I can’t stop laughing. Ron now realizes he can either blindside Kelley Wentworth or stay with the original plan and boot Aurora.
Tribal Council #2
Victoria is worried about her and Aurora being options for the vote tonight since people aren’t really talking to them. Ron Clark admits that effort has been made to solidify a group that doesn’t have to worry much about blindsides. Wentworth says that blindsides every tribal council isn’t good for the majority of players. Jeff Probst brings up the fact that not many advantages or idols have actually been played yet… which means that there must be more out there.
Rick Devens says everyone believes all the advantages are on the Edge of Extinction. It’s time to vote, and I’m once again deathly afraid for Kelley Wentworth. Will she play her idol? Will she need to? And, will we see the last two returning Survivor players booted in ONE night? Jeff tallies the votes, and Wentworth doesn’t play her idol. Jeff Probst reads: Aurora, Wentworth, Aurora, Aurora, Aurora, Wentworth, Wentworth, Wentworth. It’s tied. One left… Wentworth is blindsided.
Blindsided With And Idol In Your Pocket
Wow! Wardog has somehow succeeded at yet another blindside. What are your thoughts about how things shook out this double boot episode? Are you surprised that they got rid of both of the returning Survivors? Do you think it’s about time they realized how dangerous they were to keep around? Was this the right move? For who? I wanna know all your thoughts in the comment section below!
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