Hey, it’s Cho and I’m back with another Survivor 40 Recap! I have MAJOR news: I have my own website! Please go check it out, and tell me what you think of it in the comment section! It required lots of money and even some hard work on my end! Ha! Plugging myself aside, I’m excited to see what happens on tonight’s episode considering how the line in the sand was drawn last week with Wendell’s exit. If you missed that episode, catch up here.
Michele is really annoyed about being blindsided even though she says that she wanted Wendell out. She talks with Nick about how much she hates them all. Okay girl, why didn’t you vote him out then? He’s been treating you like crap forever. She gets Nick riled up to the point where Nick is now on a warpath. Nick says it’s his duty to take out every one who double crossed him. Tough talk from someone on the outside. Adam, on the other hand, is happy that he slithered through yet another tribal council. He tells Michele some hair brained idea about there being a literal idol at tribal council.
The 50/50 Advantage
On the Edge of Extinction, we get lots of sexy shots of Yul’s hot hot body. He reads a clue to the rest of the group that basically instructs them to repeat tasks that they’ve already completed. Danni says that maybe the clue actually refers to an older season of Survivor where Aubry found the advantage. She tells this to Parvati who finds the advantage! Parvati ends up sharing her clue with the others. Wow, Parvati being a mother and wanting to take care of everyone has changed the way she plays the game. She hopes to use the fire tokens to buy peanut butter for everyone at camp.
Michele let’s us know that she has 4 fire tokens which makes her the richest person at camp. She’s like Natalie types of rich bitch. She receives the offer from Parvati. It’s a 50/50 advantage that literally can grant her safety at the toss of a coin. She trades in all 4 tokens for the advantage, which is shocking! I don’t think I would be so quick to give them all up. I would rather use the tokens to bargain with individuals.
A Human Moment Makes Sarah a Target
The reward challenge features two teams: Red team Tyson/Adam/Tony/Nick/Jeremy vs Blue team Kim/Sarah/Ben/Sophie/Michele on puzzles. They’re gathering puzzle pieces like usual. They’re at the puzzle and it seems really close. The puzzle looks super confusing. I would NEVER get it right. But Blue ends up getting Chinese take out delivered to camp for them. Sarah asks to give up her reward to Nick for his birthday. That was both a kind and strategic move on her part. Adam calls her out in a confessional on the obvious pandering for social favor.
Sarah says that it was a completely genuine decision on her part, but she has to know that everything has consequences in the game. Tony scolds her on it being a horrible move. He says that she became human, and everyone is calling her out for being a strategic player. Sarah says that’s ridiculous for people to think so, but cue Jeremy, Adam and Denise lambasting her for a stupid move. Nick is happy about receiving the reward from Sarah and doesn’t feel the need to repay her whatsoever. He doesn’t trust her and is ready for her to leave.
The Immunity Challenge
The immunity challenge reminds me of a simple torture device: they have to stand on this tiny perch on their toes in the middle of the ocean. Michele and Denise are quickly out before the end of the first round. Just as I imagined, people start dropping like flies in the second round: Tyson, Jeremy and Tony drop. The editors are playing this song in the background by some sultry singer. I don’t like it. Where is my indigenous unintelligible tribal chanting?! We are at the third and final round of the challenge, and Adam can’t even perch himself up. Sophie, Nick and Sarah immediately drop! Kim vs Ben, come on Kim!! Kim wins!
Kim says tonight’s vote shouldn’t be crazy which means that it’s going to be fucking crazy. She says the vote should be split between Nick, Adam and Michele. Kim doesn’t trust Nick, so she’s putting him as a top preference. Nick is now spreading lies and throwing Sarah under the bus. Adam has not gotten a group seriously considering Sarah for the vote citing that she’s super close to Ben. Sarah is close to everyone which makes her a threat. Also, her stupid idea earlier to gift Nick reward. Denise let’s Kim know that it’s now Sarah. Kim says she’s 100% fine with that.
Ben vs Adam: Round 19478340
Cut to Kim telling Tyson that she’s 100% NOT okay with Sarah leaving next. ha! Tyson says it was Adam who convinced others to flip on Sarah so he’s now wanting Adam to go out. Now, Tyson is changing the entire plan back to Adam. Tyson says that when there’s enough chaos in the game, people start forgetting that you exist. He throws Adam under the bus to Sarah, and Sarah says he’s going to learn the hard way not to target her in this game.
Ben confronts Adam about his plans to get Sarah out by saying she and Ben are too close. Adam lies through his teeth, but Ben knows it. ADAM IS A SNAKE! Of course, they get into a huge fight like usual and Ben ends up walking away. Adam says that Ben plays more like Boston Rob than he’d like to admit, because he’s a fucking bully just like him. We then get a montage of literally everyone switching their plans and throwing each other under the bus. Sarah, Nick, Tyson and Adam’s names are all thrown out. This is a pure shit festival. Adam is planning to go for the imaginary idol at tribal council.
The Circus Comes To Town
I’m nervous. I want Sarah to stay, but she really did make a HUGE blunder with gifting Nick her spot at reward. Sarah says it was the wild wild west today at camp with everyone pulling each other aside. Jeremy likens it to an accident on the side of the road then the wind picking it up and spreading it. Denise says the stress aged her. Nick says that there are some easy names like his, Tyson and Adam’s coming up, but when an alternative name comes up, all hell breaks loose. He’s obviously talking about Sarah here. He’s REALLY spicy tonight. There’s a reason why no one trusts Nick either. Simmer down.
Whispering is occurring. Everyone is whispering! People are losing their shit! Ben and Adam get into ANOTHER big fight. They are literally in a toxic romantic relationship at this point. Adam calls Ben sensitive and the jury laughs out loud! Everyone starts chastising Adam for his paranoia. Nick now trusts his place better because of the chaos at tribal which makes Adam even more nervous. This is BEYOND awkward! Jeff says it’s time to vote, and I’m about to have an aneurysm.
Adam Finds An Idol at Tribal Council?!
When Jeff asks if anyone has an immunity idol, Adam decides to get up and grab what he thinks is a hidden immunity idol. He tells Jeff that he wants to play whatever item it is on the podium. He struggles to pull the item off the podium. Jeff tells him that it is not a hidden immunity idol. I’m dying. Jeff reads the votes: Sarah, Adam, Nick, Adam, Nick, Adam, Adam, Adam and Adam the paranoid snake is finally ousted from this season. 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!