First of all, last week’s Survivor 41 recap was a hot mess because I was dealing with rodents trying to get in my house. Today, Lawn kid showed up for the second day in a row, and helped me clear the area outside my kitchen wall of any growth. That is where my tomato garden usually goes but I’ve been out of commission for a couple of years so it had become a bit overgrown. Now it’s down to the dirt. Haven’t heard a peep from any varmints in a few days. But the HUGE brick of poison was completely gone. Put another one out today. Point being, I am slightly less erratic this week. That said, I still don’t know anyone’s names. LOL.
Time For A Reward Challenge
I also can’t remember who went home last week. It was Sydney. That makes since I never even got to know her. LOL. And we are on episode eight and I still do not understand much of what is happening except for Evvie is in trouble. Also, Tiffany is in trouble. The former Yase tribe is scrambling for survival just as they have done all season. All three former Yase’s Evvie, Tiffany and Xander are persona non grata. And, the Melanin Alliance is about to take over. Meanwhile, Jeff Probst wants to explain whatever other new weird bullshit is about to happen. Le sigh. Apparently the big news is that there is a sit out bench and there is also an advantage underneath if you are smart enough to look for it.
It’s time for a reward challenge. One person will randomly be selected to sit out. The winners get grilled cheese sandwiches, the others can only smell them. Erika is sent to the sit out bench. YAY! I hope she finds the advantage under the bench! Also, this season is all about swimming and diving comps. Did they specifically cast swimmers? I could never.
You Win Some, You Lose Some
All of the sudden, Xander offers to give his spot up for Erika. She’s been punished enough. What a sweet guy. He immediately starts looking for an advantage on the bench. Interesting. Why not just stick his hand in there and feel around? Evvie got the puzzle super fast and won it for her team. Sadly, Naseer was not on that team. Erika gets a grilled cheese with chips so that was good. Xander did not find the advantage. Liana and Shan cry. Xander consoles the losers. Liana and Shan are so hateful toward Evvie because she won the challenge for her team. I wanted to root for Team Melanin, but Shan and Liana are mean girls.
Xander tells us that part of the reason he sacrificed himself was because he likes being with the losers because they are so vulnerable that they start talking a lot. I love the way Xander plays this game. Also Jeff made it seem like the advantage was large in size when it was really just a tiny scroll. Liana and Shan tell him they want to vote out Evvie. Xander agrees and says it really hurt him to find out at last week’s tribal, that she was playing him just like everybody else. Liana tells us now she is more willing to work with Xander.
Meanwhile, My Boyfriend Naseer….
While the other losers cried about being hungry, Naseer went out and scavenged for food to feed them. Naseer says he can eat steak when he gets home and he never makes grilled cheese. He’s not down with all the people feeling sorry for themselves. I hear this song in my head when Naseer says this. He’s even making me feel better. I feel like we could all use a Bobby McFerrin interlude in our lives right now. There is a reason this video has almost 250,000,000 views.
Naseer returns to the loser groups with three papayas. Ricard, who just had a huge grilled cheese sandwich, chips and some kind of no beverage drink in a bottle wanders over and helps himself to the papayas! What a douchebag he is! Now Shan is pissed. Ricard is supposed to be her number one, but not anymore. Wait, her number one is not in the Melanin Alliance? How may number ones does this bitch have? Ricard seems to think that all food that comes into tribe is open season. How convenient. Of course that has been true on previous seasons when THEY WERE GIVEN FOOD FOR THE TRIBE. This oddball season is different. Did the rest of the tribe get to eat his grilled cheese and chips?
An Immunity Twist
This week’s challenge requires the survivors balance on their toes with a wooden block pressed up to a wooden frame. When you drop you are out. However, if you would like to give up your shot at immunity, because this game is hard. You get a cup of rice for yourself. But if multiple people want to sit out, they get enough rice for everyone for three days. Interesting. Some of the weak people need to take the rice for the team. They negotiate for what “multiple people” means. Shan suggests two or three, Jeff says he’ll take seven. Why is Shan agreeing to five people like she gets to decide who will do it? Who died and left her queen of the tribe? Jeff agrees.
Shan agrees to be the first to step out. Tiffany says she feels like she needs to play? ARE! YOU! KIDDING! ME! Naseer agrees not to play! NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!! But, that is because he can feed himself out there. Have they not given them anything for fishing? That seems so weird to me. A speargun at least? Once again, Xander comes to the rescue. He says if Jeff will take four, he will sit out. SOMEONE SLAP TIFFANY UP AGAINST HER STUPID MENOPAUSAL HEAD HERE! But she doesn’t. Ricard does. This makes me hate him slightly less.
Finally, The Challenge Begins
I’m going to tell you right now that Tiffany will fall in less than 30 seconds. She should NOT be allowed to eat. It would be ironic if Ricard, Mr. All Food Is Tribe Food, tells her to get fucked when she does. She is never going to win immunity on this season EVER. The four best players have agreed to sit out! Actually, Deshawn falls with less than a second, then Erika, then Tiffany all within five seconds. Evvie looks STRONG. She knows she has to win. You go girl! Danny drops and there are three girls left, Liana, Heather and Evvie. Liana is out. Who is Heather? She is out AND EVVIE WINS! I love an underdog. She is doing great this season! But she says she never thought she would win an individual immunity. So why didn’t she sacrifice herself for rice? I guess she thought she was a goner if she didn’t win.
Liana completely comes up with a new plan where she dumps Xander, makes him use his idol unnecessarily and sends Tiffany home. That’s a shit ton of betrayal to get out the worst player in the game this week. Liana and Shan both seem to think they run things. Let’s hope they don’t. They should be DYING to get in good with Evvie. She is great and puzzles and a physical threat. But they keep sidling up to the guys. Naseer, Ricard, and Danny seem to be taking direction from Liana/Shan. She wants Xander to play his idol on himself and they will send Tiffany home. Those for agree to split the vote between Tiff and Xander. Dude, there are EVEN PEOPLE playing the game. You are FOUR!
The edit shows Naseer feeling very safe. That is never good. He also has a hidden immunity. I am not sure who knows about that. Danny basically asks Shan about splitting it between Tiffany and Naseer. I hope they all starve in hell. Deshawn wants to do the same. Deshawn is not taking orders from Shan. OOOH Shan going would be great. Especially after her interview with us where she talks about this is what she does as a pastor. If she lives in SLC she would be great to take over Mary’s cult once she goes to jail. Xander is figuring out that everyone is telling him a different name about who is going home. He will totally play his idol. Or maybe not.
Tiffany feels like she is going so she is trying everything she can to live another day. I wish they had a Ponderosa this season. I love those videos. Oh YAY! Heather is over Shan. Let her go home tonight! At tribal council Jeff brings up how Shan was the one to negotiate and step up first. He asks her if that was because she was starving or if she was doing it on behalf of the group. She reminds of for the billionth time that she is a pastor. To be fair all four were a bit self serving when it came to stepping up. Tiffany makes a smart move and points out there are still five Luvu left in the game. Hold me tight! Naseer!
Another Insane Tribal Council!
Everyone seems nervous. I really want Shan to go home. But, I feel like they just try to mislead us this season. Evvie says not a single person told her who to vote for tonight. Danny jumps in to say that last tribal council there was a big theatrical moment with Yase. And this time the all came to everyone saying they were willing to work with them. So now, everyone is wondering if they can be trusted or if they are still together coming for everyone else. Evvie says her teammates were happen to let her die last week. She has no one. Danny isn’t so sure about that.
Jeff says it is time to vote and everyone freaks out because these fools like to have big meetings and discuss who to vote for. So Jeff tells them they can talk, “Sure, it’s your tribal council!” So here we go with the whisperings. Heather, AGAIN WHO IS SHE AND WHAT HAS SHE DONE?, starts trying to flip the votes to Naseer. I hope she drowns in the next challenge. METAPHORICALLY! Liana and Shan are both as pissed as I am because she was supposed to follow whatever their final plan was. They want to flip the vote to Heather.
Deshawn Is All The Way Over Shan
Deshawn is pissed about all the uncertainty. He is mostly pissed at Shan. I hope she goes! Deshawn is pissed that Shan keeps telling him what to do. Ricard tells Xander to please play his idol. Jeff says that this is all crazy, Shan once again speaks for everyone. Please God let them vote her out. Xander does not play his idol. Xander and Heather both got a couple of stray votes. But, Tiffany is voted out. I pray Shan follows her next week. She is annoying AF. So is Heather.
Next week: Naseer confronts Heather about throwing his name out there during tribal. Xander overhears and is glad they are fighting with each other. Shan and Ricard are fighting with each other YAY! Vote her ass out Ricard! And Deshawn is over her as well. He’s looking for a new team.
Hopefully I got more names right tonight. I was less stressed now that RHOBH is over. 🙂 Thanks for reading and drop me a comment! xo ~tt