Hey, it’s Cho and I’m back with another Survivor 39 Recap! Outside of Survivor, I really want to know what everyone is doing for Thanksgiving. I will be traveling to Toledo to spend time with family, but I’m somewhat nervous about what to do considering I haven’t celebrated this holiday with them in many years. Suffice to say, if you haven’t watched last week’s double blindside, go read about that before this post!
Dean Wants to Slaughter the Goats
After Missy and Aaron’s blindsides, there are a lot of happy people in the game and outside of the game. Karishma is elated that her biggest two targets went home. Lauren is simply happy that Tommy, her strongest ally, is still in the game. On the other hand, Elizabeth is downtrodden that her two closest allies went home. Dean is wanting to get rid of Karishma, because he views her as a goat that will be carried to the end. He’s rallying people to get rid of the “goat army” who he deems as Karishma and Noura. His thought is to keep the stronger threats in the game.
Remember when Jamal gave Dean a fake advantage? Well, Dean is now contemplating playing it, because he thinks it’s real. Because he thinks it’s real, he decides to make a FAKE legacy idol to fool the others into being safe for two tribal councils. So, you’re making a fake idol for a fake idol? Make it make sense. Dean is about to get played hard.
Social Butterflies Win Survivor
Before Lauren arrives to the island of idols, we see a chicken stealing Sandra’s papaya to the point where she’s bitten. Lauren is ELATED to see Sandra, and I can relate so hard to that reaction! She says they are the reason people continue to play this game. Rob explains that her lesson is about situational awareness. She can predict who wins the next immunity challenge and if she wins, she will gain a hidden immunity idol. Rob explains that the challenge will have a eat-or-play component. Then, she predicts which people will sit out the challenge: Karishma, Janet, Dean and Dan. She then goes on to predict that Noura and Elizabeth are most likely to win. She picks these two to win, and I’m super impressed by her analytical skills.
Lauren gets back and gets to work on manipulating the entire tribe. It’s so funny to see everyone sort of fall in line with Lauren’s predictions. She tells Tommy the full truth so that she has a wing man in helping with getting that hidden immunity idol. It’s amazing to see Lauren’s social perceptiveness at play here. Now we just gotta see how it plays out at the challenge.
The Vegan vs The Olympian
We finally get to the challenge, and Jeff shows off all the amazing food on display. He doesn’t get any reaction to the food, and Jeff asks why. Lauren explains that she’s already spoiled the surprise. He’s upset that Lauren stole his thunder! HA! Only 3 people are competing in the challenge: Noura, Elizabeth and Karishma which gives Lauren amazing odds at winning the challenge! Now if Karishma wins, that would be the upset of the century! I wish I were there for the mimosas!
Within minutes, Karishma, drops out of the immunity challenge. She cries. She says she would always try no matter what, but is frustrated that her body is not holding up. Noura wins her second immunity challenge and tries to continue longer so that everyone else could eat. Of course the vegan contestant would win this challenge. She has a rocking bod. Brunch would be the worst thing ever for vegans. Brunch is my FAVORITE meal of the day!! What about you?
Karishma Gets Caught Plotting
Tommy wants to keep Karishma who is easy to get rid of at any point. On the other hand, Elaine is wanting Karishma out, because she sees Karishma as the cat who has 9 lives. People are viewing Elizabeth as the physical threat to go on an immunity run. Elizabeth is worried that Karishma has an idol that she’ll play to save herself. I think that might actually happen!
Karishma is busy playing up her sickness and playing hard to stay in the game. Noura then takes it upon herself to search through her bag to find no idol. It’s because it’s in her bra! Dan lies to Karishma’s face about the split vote plan. Not minutes later, Karishma schemes with Elizabeth on a way that they both can stay. Unfortunately for them, Lauren is literally READING THEIR LIPS and telling Dan that they’re plotting against him. He takes it upon himself with all the audacity of a fool to confront Karishma about her scheming. How hypocritical. Karishma contemplates playing her idol.
An Unexpected Tribal Council
We get to the tribal council, and the jury is looking hot and cleaned up. Aaron especially is looking super handsome! Elizabeth says she competed because her allies were both blindsided last night. Karishma says that she competed, because she knows she’s on the bottom. Karishma points out that the 7 people in the majority will have someone in their camp that will slit their throat! Dean says he plans on playing his legacy idol, and I can’t roll my eyes hard enough. Jack’s hair on the jury is crazy distracting by the way!
It’s time to vote. Here goes Dean with his fake ass idol. Jeff says that the idol is fake. Everyone laughs. I will laugh will when he plays “the real one” and that’s fake too. Karishma then gets up to play her REAL idol. Jeff begins to read the votes, but Lauren plays her idol as well. While, she’s technically not in danger to go home, I totally support the attitude she’s serving. The way she said: “I’m not going home either.” I felt that.
Okay, so now it’s time to read the votes: Karishma, Karishma, Karishma, Karishma, Karishma, Karishma, Karishma, Janet, and Elizabeth. Go KARISHMA! I’m actually sort of rooting for her! This tied vote could be disastrous for Janet! Elizabeth and Janet will not cast a revote while everyone else will. Jeff reads the votes for a second time tonight: Elizabeth, Elizabeth, Elizabeth and Elizabeth is unanimously voted out. We don’t see who actually cast the Janet and Elizabeth votes… What were you thoughts on tonight’s episode?! I’m pretty happy with the axis of evil having been voted out in the last two episodes, if I do say so myself. Let me know your thoughts 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!