Hey, it’s Cho and I’m back with another Survivor 40 Recap! I’m sorry this recap is late, but I’ve been so busy making videos like this and being OBSESSED with this new water bottle that was gifted to me. Anyway, I’ve finally got some time to watch the latest episode, and I’m still reeling from one of my all-time favorite winners imploding the way she did last episode. If you missed that, definitely go read about that sad situation.
Adam Is Ready To End Parvati
We get back from Sele, and Adam feels like the old-schoolers have been running the show. Adam is ready to draw the line in the sand and target a big dog, so he schemes with Denise on how to get rid of Parvati. Denise is feeling particularly good about her game as she has a token from Danni who was voted out unanimously last night and also has half of an idol that she can use.
Adam approaches Ethan and hints to him that Parvati will be a target. Adam knows this is a dangerous thing to be talking to him considering Parvati is Ethan’s closest ally. His rationale is that if Parv leaves the game, Ethan needs to be okay with him moving forward. Obviously, this doesn’t work, because Ethan says in a confessional that Parvati’s allegiance is more important than Adam. Adam is employing some risky strategy. He should just blindside Parvati now and ask forgiveness from Ethan later.
Sandra’s New Strategy
Tyson has his eyes on taking Sandra out of the game already because she’s a 2-time winner and is known to be a master trouble maker. He works his magic on Yul who sees the rationale in taking out a dangerous wildcard like Sandra first. Sandra has vowed that she’s retiring from Survivor after this season, so she’s trying to prove that she can provide for her tribe. She literally catches a shark. She says no one is on her level yet in the game! The shark is still alive and resident drama queen Tony screams that the shark almost bit his arm off.
After eating shark that was caught by Sandra, Yul is ALREADY having second thoughts about getting rid of her, because he likes being fed and provided for. Sandra has definitely switched her game up, and it’s already proving successful, because Yul basically rats Tyson out, which pissed Sandra the fuck off. She says if you’re gonna come after her, she better not find out. Tyson was already in trouble before, but now he’s in deep shit.
Cops R Us Stealth Mission
On the Edge of Extinction, we see the inclusion of Danni joining the other women. She’s really proud about catching a fish for the group. The women receive the next clue. I feel like Natalie is the most competent so she’ll get yet another opportunity to trade. She’s getting back into the game. Split seconds later, Amber has run off to search for the clue herself, because she thinks she has an edge. Pun intended. Natalie then figures out the clue and sabotages the other ladies before finding the “steal a vote” advantage! I laugh at Natalie saying she’s a complete billionaire, because she has 3 tokens!
We see that Natalie has attempted to sell her advantage to Sarah. The twist with this advantage is that Sarah still has to work to receive it by searching in the enemy tribe overnight. It’s crazy risky, because she has to sneak out of her own camp THEN sneak into the enemy camp. And even then, she may not be able to find the advantage. I’m nervous for her. She ends up telling Tony about her advantage stipulations, and Tony helps camouflage her by putting dirt all over her face. Tony is so fucking ridiculous! HAHA
Watching Sarah enter onto the enemy tribe’s beach is nerve-wrecking. I definitely wouldn’t be able to do a mission like this. It’s CRAZY seeing her sneaking around while everyone is literally in frame and asleep. Could you imagine if someone actually woke up?! Eventually, Sarah finds the advantage and runs away!
A Close Immunity Challenge!
I zoned out during the introduction of the immunity challenge, but it looks like an elaborate obstacle course. Tony climbing up the ladder is funny, because last episode he almost fell off the one he built. Dakal, the red tribe, is leading the challenge. It seems like Sele is the loser tribe. Sarah and Sophie work on the puzzles while Sele is still trying to get to the puzzle. Rob and Michele finally get to work on the puzzle for Sele and quickly catch up. This is much better than when Rob fucked up the challenge last week! He really had a rough episode. Both tribes take turns surpassing each other in puzzle pieces, and we’ve got a race! These tree puzzles are beautiful! DAKAL wins by literally a few seconds winning their 3rd out of 4 challenges!
Adam Gets Greedy
Things are super tense on Sele, because everyone is sitting around staring at each other waiting to see who makes a move to start the conversations… Nobody wants to be the first one to walk off and start strategizing. Jeremy decides to walk off, and Ben immediately follows him to start scheming. Jeremy, Ben and Adam are hardcore against Parvati, because she’s such a social threat.
Adam has the big talk with Rob that Parvati is the one going home tonight. Adam is trying to smooth things over, but Rob is super worried about his long term safety. Adam’s attempting to strategically tell people the truth at the right time. I think he’s making a mistake. Rob goes immediately to Jeremy and Michele to throw Adam completely under the fucking bus. Now, it’s an open war, because Parvati is coming for Adam’s neck.
Michele Shows Her Strategic Strength
Michele is PISSED, because by Adam telling Rob about their alliance of 5 blindsiding Parvati, it’s essentially throwing her and Jeremy under the bus. She doesn’t like that Adam is playing both sides and keeping everyone against each other so she literally blows his entire fucking game apart but ratting him out to Ben and Denise. She lets us know that she and Jeremy are the ones making the decision tonight to either take out one of the old schoolers or to take out the double dealer. Michele admits that she has a lot of pressure to do well this season since people didn’t think she deserved her win. If I’m Michele, I take out Ethan in order to keep Rob/Parvati firmly against Adam in the next round.
We get to the tribal council, and I’m nervous for Parvarti. I want her to stick around. We discuss how losing so much leads to dissension and a lack of loyalty. Ethan throws out that people are working with certain others and being really selfish. Michele says it’s like dating: the people who make you feel giddy are the ones she’s gonna roll with. It’s a game where you HAVE to trust someone but at the same time, the game makes you NEVER want to trust anyone. Parvati says she has a billboard target on her head and doesn’t have as many options for allies. Adam reminds everyone multiple times that Rob has a statue built in his likeness. Jeff reads the votes: Parvati, Adam, Adam, Adam, Ethan, Ethan, Ethan and Ethan is voted out, leaving Rob, Parvati and Adam completely blindsided!!
This is not what I wanted, but I’m ok with the drama heading into the next episode. I can’t believe Denise didn’t tell Adam about the vote. She’s making some perplexing plays this season. And Natalie is really impressing me despite being voted off first. Let me know your thoughts in the comment section! If you like what I do here on the site, be sure to support me in my other ventures elsewhere on the internet!