Moving on to tonight’s Survivor 41 Recap, it is finally time for the merge and Luvu is going into the merge completely intact. But will they be able to stay together? We begin with Shan and Ricard, the surviving two members of the AU tribe returning to camp after sending Genie home. Shan has an idol. Shan also had an extra vote from her advantage. She gave her extra vote to Richard to vote out Genie. She said if they don’t have to use it, aka if she is allowed to vote, which she was, then he would give it back to her. Ricard agreed. Now he doesn’t want to give it back. They are fighting. He gives her advantage back to her. Ricard is over her as his “final two.”
It’s sounds like they are going to merge into one tribe. I expected two tribes for a bit. Yase is thrilled by the news. Liana is ready to go after Xander because he has a lot of advantages. Over on Luvu, Nsseer wants the six to vote together at the next tribal. Suddenly, Jeff comes on to tell us about a big twist. A twist so big that this is a two part episode so there will be no tribal tonight. He tells us that after tonight’s challenge one group is going to believe they are safe. They will pick one person to go on a journey. On that journey the person will be given a huge advantage. It sounds like they will choose someone to go home.
Wait, What? They Aren’t Merged?
Everyone arrives at the challenge with all of their stuff. Jeff says they are not merged yet. They have to earn their way into the merge. WTF does that even mean? I’m already so confused. They are going to draw for two teams and compete in the challenge. The winners get their merge buffs and a full on meal and they don’t have to play in the first individual immunity challenge. The losing team is not merged, (HUH?) gets no meal and does have to play in the immunity challenge.
But wait there is more! I can’t take more! My brain is full. They are going to draw rocks and the two people who draw gray rocks will not participate in this challenge and their fate will be decided by the winning team. This is getting utterly ridiculous. They are trying too hard. It takes an hour to explain what is happening next.
Damn! Naseer got a grey rock. This is bad. Erika also got a gray rock. They are both Luvu. The blue team had a lot of strong guys and took a huge lead. They yellow team has mostly women. Blue won but yellow never gave up and made it super close at the end. Blue team was Danny, Ricard, Deshawn, Sydney, and Evvie. They have to choose whether to let Naseer or Erika join the winning team. Whoever they do not pick is going to be sent to an island alone for two days. Jeff makes it sound awful, but we know it comes with “great power.” I hope they send Naseer to the island. He will have no problem with survival. Let the girl eat.
The First Feast Of The Season
Jeff asks the blue team how they made their decision. Danny says “paper, rock, scissors.” Bullshit. You can’t play that game with five people. You can tell the other tribe members are shocked that he is lying. Well, fuck. They decide to take Naseer. That is a mistake. Erika is going to have a ton of power. The losing tribe is sent to Luvu where they will be given a small amount of rice. The Luvu camp will be the site for the merged tribe. Oh no, at the merge Naseer is getting the kind of edit that makes it clear to me he is going home. Erika doesn’t seem very fond of Naseer. The guys start talking about how the girls all seem to be sending the guys home. They were nervous. Danny wants to send Erika home.
Over on the island, I thought that for sure there would be a luxurious set up. So far just a small jar of rice and some water. She got fire quickly though. At Luvu, Liana and Shan are already plotting how to use their powers. Tiffany sort of starts to realize she doesn’t have any real allies. Later she asks Liana what her advantage is. Liana stupidly tells her. Why do these people run their mouths so much?
The Not Really A Merge Happens
The winners of the feast meet up with losers and their rice. Everyone is very fake nice and trying to get to know each other. Xander is worried because he is the only guy on the tribe right now who can be voted out. Naseer assures him he has his back. I believe Naseer may have the Luvu idol. I honestly can’t keep up with all of this. Especially after an exhausting RHOBH Reunion recap before every episode. Danny is pushing voting out Erika tonight. What they do not know is there is no tribal tonight. Also, whatever happens is up to Erika. Even the girls want to take Erika out. Liana, Shan, Deshawn and Danny begin the Survivor version of The Cookout Alliance.
On day two of Erika’s exile, Jeff arrivals for a surprise visit. She seems in good spirits and has made it through the night. She also kept her fire going all night. So Jeff gives her, her power. She has the chance to reverse the decisions from the last challenge and make the losing team the winning team, also making her safe from immunity. Or she can leave things the same. This seems like a no brainer, she would have much needed immunity this week. But, she doesn’t know that. Also, she would be putting most of her Luvu tribemates in jeopardy. I still say do it.
What do you think she should do?