Hey, it’s Cho! I’m really excited to recap this episode of Edge of Extinction, because I think it will be Wardog-centric considering how he has recently taken over the game. No one saw this coming, eh?! If you missed what happened last week with his power play of taking out two returning Survivors back to back, please catch up here!
Forgiveness On the Edge of Extinction
On the Edge of Extinction, Kelley Wentworth is falling apart emotionally. Getting voted out with an idol in her pocket has taken its toll on her. She feels bad considering she’s a perfectionist. She cries. I feel bad, but the other returning survivors support her. Reem reminds us how she tried to vote Wentworth out on Day 3 and she’s the reason her Survivor dream was ruined. She actually confronts Wentworth about it and she gets an apology. It’s actually a touching scene. Reem HAS GROWN Y’ALL! Wentworth cries some more about being vulnerable on the Edge of Extinction and hopes that she can take these experiences back home where it’s most important.
We return after that crazy blindside to see Lauren reminding us how much it sucked. Kelley Wentworth was like a sister to her. Julie is still on the outside and asking questions on why people flipped. Lauren says she’s out for blood against Wardog and also Rick Devens who she deems as a big threat to everyone in the game. I actually can’t disagree with her.
The Top Dog Alliance
Wardog decides to chastise Gavin Whitson, and it looks bad. He blames Gavin for the reason why he betrayed him. WTF! That’s not how trust works, Wardog. He’s definitely a bully in this instance. Gavin goes to the others to relay how disgusting Wardog treated him after the tribal council, and Ron Clark decides he would consider flipping on Wardog. Worried about his closest ally not trusting him, Ron reveals Aurora’s extra vote to Julie Rosenberg which builds trust with her who he just left out in the dark. It works. Because Julie is less than smart.
Rick Devens has this idea that he, Ron Clark and Wardog are the biggest threats remaining in the game who have built the best resumes. For lack of a better term, he considers them “the top dogs”. He says they are each other’s biggest threats but their only hope at getting to the end of the game. Wardog decides that it’s time to “take the goats out”. They decide Aurora McCreary is the most targeted player in the game that should go next. I don’t know why everyone dislikes Ron. Ron Clark is playing these two guys like a fiddle, and I love it. He’s most consistently in the middle and knows how to play it!
Mud Massages & Mud Slinging
The Survivors are playing for reward: a mud bath where they are treated to lots of yummy treats! Wardog is failing miserably in the challenge already. Is he throwing these challenges? Aurora McCreary on the other hand is DESTROYING this challenge, which doesn’t help her case if people decide to target her at Tribal Council. She is killing it!! Devin, Julie, Wardog and Lauren end up winning reward anyway.
Ron Clark complains about losing the food reward, but revels in the opportunity to scheme. Of course he does! Victoria and Aurora say that Rick Devens needs to go who they see as a favorite from a jury’s point of view. Gavin Whitson is upset at this news since he prefers booting Wardog, but he’s willing to flip to whoever has power. Remember last episode Aurora gave Ron Clark her advantage? Well, he’s giving it back, but not before they get into huge fight about how much rice to cook. They both give dueling confessionals LITERALLY saying the same thing about the other being controlling and a drama queen. They’re made for each other honestly.
The Survivors are having a fantastic reward. We get a GRATUITOUS shot of Rick Devens and Wardog rubbing mud on each other. Nothing gets better than this. I think Wardog is actually pretty sexy with that voice of his. There, I said it. Rick likes the group he’s in, because he thinks Lauren O’Connell and Julie are followers who don’t really wanna play the game. As soon as he throws this shade, Julie and Lauren decide to scheme about taking him out of the game. They debate the merits of who of the two to vote off first. I think Rick Devens is the bigger threat between them, but what do you think?
The Immunity Challenge
At the immunity challenge, I can’t believe we are at the final 8! This means we only have a handful of episodes left! Of course, Aurora is in the lead, but Rick Devens is surprisingly on her tail! This puzzle looks complicated as fuck, and I really don’t know who’s going to win! Aurora McCreary admits to being bad at puzzles. And just like that, the most targeted player this episode wins individual immunity a second time in a row. Congrats Rick! Gavin thinks this is his shot to take Wardog out. I doubt that happens so easily, homeboy. You should have thought about this when you aligned with him to take Eric out…
A Dog Eat Dog World
Wardog decides to double down on voting Aurora out by manipulating Ron into believing that he will be targeted if one of the top dogs is voted off next. He also talks to Julie, who fake pretends to be on Wardog’s side, but really, she’s really distrustful of him. Wardog admits that if they are smart, they will get rid of him now, but he’s banking on them being stupid. Gotta love him for his honesty actually! Julie Rosenberg decides talk to Lauren about whether it’s best to take Wardog out right now. I don’t know why Lauren O’Connell doesn’t understand he’s running so much game on her. She doesn’t want to make an emotional decision, and says Wardog is the devil she knows which is better than Aurora. I disagree with her.
Aurora McCreary and Ron Clark have a heart-to-heart about their relationship. Aurora says she’s worried about Ron playing both sides. Well duh! She even admits that he has constantly lied to her. Umm duh again! Rick and Wardog aren’t talking to her which is an indicator that they’re voting against her. Obviously! Suffice to say, she’s considering playing her advantage tonight and hopes Ron votes with her against Wardog. Once again, everything boils down to what Ron wants to do…
Gavin Whitson immediately takes shots at Wardog right out of the gate for being so disrespectful in the way he spoke to him. Wardog basically calls him a floater and says how he doesn’t like that type of gameplay. Wardog says that Ron Clark was apart of the plot to get rid of Wentworth which receives eyerolls from the jury. Jeff Probst remarks on the obvious ploy happening that people this season are openly admitting to who they slayed as a “badge of honor” to pad their resume. Victoria says this is a dangerous strategy, because if you start bragging about who you’ve blindsided, you become the next big threat. Maybe Wardog goes…
Jeff Probst poses the question to Aurora McCreary whether everyone would agree who the biggest targets in the game are, and she says it’s an ever-changing dynamic. I can’t help but agree with her. Rick Devens says he needed to win the last two immunities to be safe, but yet, winning those two immunities could have made him an even bigger threat. Aurora says she’s used to things being up in the air and she knows someone is going to be surprised tonight. I think it might actually be her… Jeff reads the votes: Aurora, Wardog, Aurora, Wardog, Wardog, Wardog and in a 6-2 vote, Wardog is blindsided. Wentworth is ecstatic that the tribe chose to get rid of him.
I’m actually surprised by tonight’s voted off Survivor, but what do you think about what happened this episode?! Did Ron Clark make the right decision? Do you have respect for the moves Lauren and Julie are trying to make?
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