Hey, it’s Cho and I’m back with another Survivor 40 Recap! Last week was all about the veterans versus old school and who would come out on top. The veterans took a huge hit, but not without Adam also taking one. Go back and read last week’s recap if you missed out on that drama!
Everything is great on Dakal, the golden tribe that never has any drama. They’re continuing to have fun around camp by goofing around with each other. I spoke too soon. Tyson realizes that Nick, Yul, Wendell and Sophie are too under the radar to let keep flying. We know this is true, because Yul admits in a confessional that the true secret power alliance is exactly as Tyson describes. So Tyson goes to Sandra with his new plan to unite the well-connected players, but Sandra is having NONE of it, because it was just days ago that Tyson was trying to get rid of her.
Crabs In A Barrel
We get back from tribal council, and Adam is feeling betrayed by both Boston Rob and his entire alliance. He recognizes that he did everything that you’re not supposed to do in Survivor. He played all sides and got lucky that he was able to even survive. Now, he’s on an apology tour to his alliance. While Adam is on everyone’s shit list, Ben makes the argument that Parvati and Rob are still bigger threats that should leave before him. Despite Adam suddenly pitching in around camp and being extra nice to people, he’s still being perceived as a fake snake.
Despite Rob, Parvati and Adam all being on the bottom, they refuse to really work with each other. Rob tries to bait Adam into saying something that will give him ammunition against him, but it doesn’t work. Why the fuck is Adam even sitting with those two? If I were him, I’d be avoiding them like the plague! Adam tells us that he won’t fall for their tricks and that he’s firmly against them, because he has nowhere else to go. Not moments later, Rob tells the audience that he and Parvati are gonna bury Adam by outright lying to the others. He lies to Jeremy that Adam is still trying to align with him and Parvati again. Not only does Jeremy and Michele drink the kool-aid, they take seconds. They’re ready to vote Adam out. Poor guy.
Inspiration on the Edge
It’s kind of incredible that the other tribes can see the Edge of Extinction from their beach. Amber finds instructions on how everyone on the island can earn a fire token. They have to take 20 round trips to the top of the hill and back down carrying logs back and forth. It’s quite the marathon, and Ethan welcomes the challenge considering he’s done literal marathons and beaten cancer. Danni looks like she’s about to fall apart, but Natalie is outshining everyone as she outpaces everyone. She references her bank account and reminds us that she wants as many fire tokens as possible! GO NATALIE!
This is grueling to watch them go through this: Ethan is especially struggling and ends up passing completely out! I am DEVASTATED! The doctors tend to Ethan and lets him know that he needs to not complete this challenge, because he’s going to keep passing out. He starts to cry, because he doesn’t want to quit. He only has 4 more trips to go and wants to set a good example for those who have had health challenges. The doctors okays him to keep trying but he has to take multiple rests.
Everyone keeps fighting to gain their fire token. Ethan continues the challenge. Natalie finishes 1st and has a breakdown, because she’s so relieved. Amber finishes 2nd and also breaks down in tears. Danni and Ethan finally finish as well. Ethan says he was close to dying in a hospital, so he’s not quitting now. Everyone goes with Ethan to help him finish. I’m not crying. You’re crying.
The Weirdest Immunity Challenge
At the challenge, Sandra sits out for the 100th time ever. Parvati says her nickname should be “Bench, the Sandra Bench”. SHADE! Sandra says she’s not hurting her feelings, before Jeff tells Tony & Sandra to sit out on the Sandra Bench. WEIRD! We’ve got a few theories about that. I don’t even know what this challenge is about, because my mind is swirling with conspiracies. Dakal is once again in the lead. This is embarrassing. We need a tribal switch already, Jeff! Adam continues leaping for the keys, but he continues to fail. This is so sad to watch. Adam keeps trying, and eventually grabs their final key!
Dakal has been working on the puzzle for what seems like a century. Please don’t put Rob on the puzzle, because he’s lost the last 2 puzzle challenges. They put Rob on the fucking puzzle! Dakal had all the time in the world. If they fuck this up, I don’t know what I’ll do. Okay, Boston Rob is ACTUALLY PERFORMING?! Sele is now in the lead. OMG! I’m smashing my face against the keyboard at this point as Boston Rob completes the puzzle and ends their losing streak! Adam cries. Never give up, y’all.
A 2 Million Dollar Mistake?
This upcoming tribal council is about to be a shit festival. Dakal gets back to camp, and Tyson is angling to target Nick. I don’t think he realizes that he’s the prime target. Tyson lies by saying everyone is on board with booting Nick who is lazy and goofed the puzzle. It’s all a farce: the majority is against Tyson. They all view him as a trouble maker and well-connected with the other side. Nick is being reassured by everyone, but he knows everyone is a good liar here.
Tony is a bit concerned about how easy it is to vote Tyson off: he likes having Tyson in the game, because it keeps a shield in front of him while also using him as a vote. Tony runs off to Sarah and let’s her know that this is a mistake. She pulls in Kim, and now they’ve got 4 votes to keep Tyson. But guess who’s gonna fuck this up? You guess correctly! Sandra who is squarely against Tyson. Tony then goes to Sandra to try to convince her to change her mind. Sandra says she loves revenge but loves 2 million dollars more so she’s going to make the smart decision for her game.
Dakal’s Facade Begins to Fade
Tony starts off by saying that everyone is getting along really well right now. Nick starts off strong by promising his loyalty to the tribe through a switch. Yul says coming into the game, he thought Tony would be an asshole but he’s actually affectionate and nice. Sophie says that she’s trying to not be starstruck by people, because it’s easy to cloud your judgment. Jeff asks if Sandra ever feels starstruck by the people around her, and she says NEVER. She’s such a bitch and I love it! haha This tribal has been so much calmer than I imagined, which means it may be unanimous. It’s time to vote, and Nick votes for Kim because he thinks Tyson has an idol. Did he just fuck himself over with this stray vote!? Jeff reads the votes: Nick, Kim, Tyson, Tyson, Tyson, Tyson, and Tyson is voted off near-unanimously.
The next episode is a tribal switch, and the most notable thing in the preview is Michele saying she got stuck on a tribe with her ex-boyfriend. WHAT?! 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!