Hey, it’s Cho and I’m back with another Survivor Recap! All I’m thinking about is how I don’t want to create a family. I mean seriously, I can’t fathom the thought of kids. Especially in this economy! Is it just me? Speaking of families, we waste no time getting right to the challenge which is the long-awaited loved ones reward. Everyone freaks out. Everyone cries. Dean’s ass looks really good here. Oh my goodness, Dan’s 13-year old son comes out to see him which is amazing! He’s the youngest person to be on the Survivor island! He’s SO cute! I don’t know if this is enough to redeem him though.
Four vs Four
Tommy & Janet end up winning the reward of having their loved ones visit camp. They pick Dan and Lauren to also have their family join in festivities. This should tell Noura exactly where she stands in her alliance… Karishma says it’s time to put a wrecking ball to someone else’s head! Lauren and Dan revel in the notion that their alliance of 4 will be able to pick the others off easily. Dan calls them a weird band of nobodies that they shouldn’t be concerned by. Arrogant isn’t a good look on either of them.
Back at camp, Noura speaks to the others about how she’s been loyal to Vokai, but she’s not feeling appreciated by her alliance. She gives the SHADIEST rant about how she’s “like Karishma, except enjoyable to be around, providing for the tribe and winning challenges for them.” and I scream at my TV! Noura continues to go onto a huge rant for literally 5 minutes straight. Karishma and Dean are especially happy about this considering they’ve always been on the bottom. Elaine finds an idol for her new alliance, and Noura vows that the game changes today. Elaine unfortunately loses the immunity to Lauren which I think will make her a backup target to Karishma.
Tommy Gets Schooled?
Lauren says this is the most important vote of the game: her alliance decide they’re splitting the vote between Karishma and Elaine. They’ve identified Karishma as the cat with 9 lives. Dan says the motley anti alliance needs to be put to rest. Noura revels in the fact that she has the ability to actually influence this vote after being told the plan by Janet. She tells Elaine and Karishma exactly how the enemy alliance plan on splitting the votes. Karishma says that this is the only opportunity for them to use their 4 votes to make a power play against Lauren and Tommy.
Elaine is happy about the new plan to take out Tommy, but she’s worried about Noura being a fruit loop and messing things up. She’s having a hard time thinking through things clearly and is obviously letting the paranoia get to her. Dean says it’s a simple plan, but putting things in the hands of a frantic Noura is dangerous. Tommy also realizes that Noura could potentially be a problem if she flips. Everyone is terrified of Noura. I’m terrified of Noura at this point!
Loose Cannons & Collateral Damage
Not minutes into tribal council, and Dean is ratting out the plan to blindside Tommy. I TOLD Y’ALL DEAN IS A SNAKE! He’s been a snake since the merge, and he’s about to fuck the whole plan up! He whispers and tells Tommy that he’s receiving 3 votes from Noura, Karishma and Elaine. Now the whispering has begun. Dan confronts Noura about Dean’s rumor, and now everyone is whispering! My anxiety is boiling over. You put Noura in a corner, and she’s going to explode, which is exactly what happens when she lets out a TRUTH BOMB and exposes everyone!! Welcome to the circus show.
It’s funny seeing everyone backpedal and lie while Noura is telling the truth. Despite this fact, Noura’s alliance rail into her about waiting until the 12th hour to reveal all this pertinent information to them. Noura tells her Vokai alliance that the bottom 3 are just trying to pit them against each other and in the process exposes Elaine’s idol. Everyone is now cornering Noura for her double dealing. I think Noura leaves unanimously after this grand display. Dean says to Elaine: “I knew we couldn’t trust Noura” but he’s the one who blew the entire plan up.
It’s time to read the votes, and Elaine plays her idol. Jeff reads the votes: Karishma, Noura, Noura, Noura, Karishma, Noura, Karishma, Karishma, and Karishma is voted out 5-3. Rob says “All that talk, just to vote out Karishma.” and I can’t agree enough! But what I am confused about is Dean voting out Noura. What was the angle after all of that? Did he think Noura wasn’t with them from the start which is why he blew the plan up? 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!