Hey, it’s Cho and I’m really looking forward to this Survivor 39 recap, because Wednesdays represent almost being done with the work week which means the weekend is almost here! What is everyone doing? If you didn’t watch last week, you missed out on Noura blossoming into the most annoying person on Survivor 39: Island of Idols. Read about that before we get to tonight’s episode where she will without doubt wreak more havoc.
After the last tribal council with Vokai, both Jack and Jamal were blindsided by Molly’s vote which has them feeling on the outside. Tommy goes out of his way to try to do damage control with them, but seems to have more difficulties with Jamal. He’s not taking it well. He says he forgives the tribe, but we all know that he doesn’t.
Jamal Places A Target On Himself
Noura didn’t learn any lessons from the constructive feedback that she received the last 3 days, because she’s annoying everyone. Like usual, she’s up early in the morning bossing people around and suggesting that people do more work to prove themselves. Dan takes the charge with rallying everyone around a Noura vote-off, but Jamal isn’t too keen on letting Dan and his “used car salesman” tactics fly too long. Instead of Jamal letting the Noura vote go smoothly, he makes a target of himself by playing too strong.
Karishma is Having a Hard Time
On Lairo, the women feel really good with their alliance, but Karishma lets us know that it’s all an act for her. Aaron sees the writing on the wall that the girls alliance is tight and rallies the four guys together to create a counter alliance. Vince feels like Aaron’s offer is disingenuous, because just 3 days ago he was wanting him out of the game, so he doesn’t mind the ladies having control.
Karishma stabs her hand to the bone while eating coconut. It’s a really graphic scene. She’s on the ground on the verge of fainting. Literally no one checks on her. She cries as she realizes that she’s alone on the tribe. I feel for her. My entire tribe would be dead to me too! Vince is a bit harsh with her in saying that she’s frustrating to play the game with. I bet she’s the reason why we can’t have a girl’s alliance!
As soon as Vince leaves for the Island of Idols, everyone starts scheming about the need to split the vote between him if he comes back with an idol. How do they know this information? Did Elizabeth share it? Dean blurts out the split vote plan which makes Karishma automatically think she’s the other target. Dean is an idiot.
Stealth Mode Ninja
Vince immediately breaks down in tears as he is extremely star struck by Rob & Sandra. He really can’t get himself together, which humbles Rob as he realizes the impact he had on someone else. This is touching. Would you cry if you met one of your favorite Survivors?
Rob tells him that his test is to sneak into the Vokai tribe and light a torch without them knowing. They both train him on how to successfully complete the mission. It’s literally BOOT CAMP! HA! This is a ridiculously great scene! Vince sneaks into the camp, and realizes that Vokai is stupid and doesn’t keep their fire dry enough to keep. He grabs some ash instead. Rob & Sandra deem his adaptation of the challenge a success and awards him an immunity idol. I’m so happy for him! Hopefully he uses it tonight if they go to tribal.
The Women Maintain Control
The winner of the immunity challenge will win a ton of comfort. Janet has a lot of trouble in the diving portion. This is the first challenge she hasn’t kicked total ass on, so I hope she doesn’t receive any flack. Lairo takes a lot of time on the teeter totter portion of this challenge which lets Vokai catch up. This immunity challenge is actually exciting and requires SO much teamwork! Vokai makes a huge comeback victory. I feel bad for Karishma who is being blamed for the challenge.
It seems like the two targets are Karishma and Vince. This is the point of perspective from the boys. Dean goes to Missy with the split vote plan who pretends to agree. Missy is smart though: she recognizes that it would be stupid to further alienate Karishma as a female member of the alliance, and Vince is more likely to align with the girls than the guys. So she comes up with Tom as the target for her alliance, because he’s weaker compared to Aaron and Dean. Elizabeth thinks Vince is the easier target for the women siince the 3 guys and all the girls wouldn’t really mind him leaving. What they don’t know is that he has an idol that he’s willing to play tonight!
Karishma Fights For Her Life
We get to tribal council, and I’m really interested in how the women’s alliance will play this vote. It’s an important one to see if this is actually a competent women’s alliance! Tom & Aaron immediately call Karishma out on being the reason why they are losing challenges. Karishma defends herself and says that she is also physically capable and can do those types of challenges. Karishma admits that she feels on the outside of the sorority of Elizabeth/Missy/Chelsea.
Right as Tom says he wants to just get to the vote, Karishma gets up and starts whispering in all of the girls’ ears! Tom says this is all an act for Karishma to scramble by putting on a show. He doesn’t buy her act at all, but we’re about to see in the vote now. Vince doesn’t play his idol, and I think he doesn’t need to in this case.
Jeff reads them: Tom, Karishma, Karishma, Karishma, Vince, Vince, Vince, Vince, and Vince is voted off. Okay, so I’m actually blindsided and don’t know what to feel about this. Were the girls originally going to vote of Karishma? Did they switch to Vince last minute? Vince thought he was one of the girls, but obviously he’s not. Let’s make sense of this in the comment section below. If you like what I do here on the site, be sure to support me in my other ventures elsewhere on the internet!