I cannot believe how long it has taken me this week to finally get to write a Survivor 41 Recap. The site has been crazy busy and that’s a great thing! Somehow in there I also managed to solve a major behind the scenes problem with the site I had been working on for several months. Finally, I can kick back and enjoy Survivor. I already don’t remember who anyone is. Or much of anything about the first episode. So this will probably take a while.
We start at the UA tribe aka The Green Tribe. Brad is nervous after seeing his name on the parchment at tribal council. JD and Ricard head out together to get water and now he is watching everyone very closely. He has this bright idea of running down the beach and spying on them at the watering whole. He stupidly lets two of the girls know what he is doing. It seems his tribe is all irritated with him. He needs to win immunity this week. I like Brad. He just needs to lie low and keep his damn mouth shut. He told Shan he heard the conversation. That was stupid. He didn’t even hear anything good. Shan is close with Richard so of course she told him everything.
On to the Luvu Tribe aka the blue tribe where Deshawn is struggling to get fire. Naseer quietly watches the struggle knowing all along he could start a fire without flint. He asks Deshawn if he can give it a try. He grew up in Sri Lanka in a tiny hut with no electricity and no water. Oh he will be good at this. He gets fire immediately. Sydney and Deshawn realize they would probably die out there without Naseer. Then, he goes and gets the tribe a giant breadfruit.
Over at the underdog tribe, Yase aka the yellow tribe, they have no food and they are exhausted. Xander goes looking for an idol and he finds one. Everything is new on this season. Xander’s idol is a three person immunity idol. Here’s how it works. There is one idol in each of the three camps. The idols only work once all three are found. They all have a secret phrase to say when all the teams are together at the challenge. Then they can be used at any time. HOWEVER, until they are all found the other two people cannot vote at tribal council. Xander, Voce and Evvie are in an alliance so he tells them about his idol immediately. Not sure I would do that. Evvie is concerned that Xander has too much power. Also, she knows that the guys tend to pick off the woman. So she decides to make an alliance with the other two girls.
The Immunity Challenge
Xander says his secret phrase at the tribal, “Butterflies are just dead relatives saying hi!” I truly believe that. The challenge is a swimming one with a puzzle at the end. First and second place get fins and fishing gear. The losers go to tribal council. I am worried that Xander is going to go home if Yase continues to lose. And it looks like they will, Tiffany can’t complete the challenge. She finally makes it a lot later than the other teams. Luvu wins their second challenge of the season. AU gets second again. And Yase is going back to tribal council. Xander is probably a gonna. Luvu gets to pick someone from Yase and someone from another tribe to go to another island to make a decision. Deshawn goes from Luvu and they choose Evvie to go from Yase.
Back at Yase Tiffany doesn’t seem worried about going home. But, the guys want Tiffany out. Evvie is off on an island doing some task. The girls want to take out Xander because he has so much power. I think if they ever want to win a challenge and have fire and water and food, they NEED Xander.
On the island, Evvie and Deshawn bond because Evvie knows the remnants of Yase will have to merge soon. Evvie tells Deshawn about the three immunity idol. She also told him she has to protect her vote, so he is safe to risk his. Back at camp, the girls agree to vote out Xander, Evvie tells the boys she is voting out Tiff with them. She intends to vote out Xander. Then Tiff blows up her entire game with the other two girls with some whackdo plan to vote out Voce. YAY! Tiffany is going home! She was my favorite on paper, but now I am ready for her to go.
WHAT IN THE HOLY HELL JUST HAPPENED HERE? THEY WENT WITH TIFFANY’S HAIRBRAINED SCHEME AND VOTED OUT VOCE? The people all deserve to lose. This was the easiest tribal council ever. They are all morons except for Xander. Wait! EVEN XANDER VOTED HIM OUT? Can someone please explain how this makes sense?