It’s time for a Survivor 41 recap. I really want to watch this episode, but I will be going to bed right after. I’ve had a weird headache all day. It moves around from my head, to my sinus cavities, to my upper teeth and jaws. I don’t ever get headaches. I also can’t keep anything down, even water. So, that’s tonight’s sob story from here. Even Banjo is sick of my cranky old ass today.
We begin right after the tribal councils when the two groups get together to announce who went home. Sadly, it was Evvie and Naseer. The good news is that Shan and Deshawn seem to mistrust each other. The Melanin Alliance is starting to crumble. The reward is pizza and and a night sleeping with blankets and pillows. The challenge is a physical one that starts with swimming and then there are more physical challenges on the beach. Lastly they have to solve a puzzle. It’s going really fast. The puzzles seems complicated. Ricard wins. That’s not good news. He chooses Shan, Heather, and Xander to have reward with him. Interesting choices. Now Ricard has a target on his back.
Deshawn and Danny want to to get Ricard out this week. They go to talk to Liana about the plan. They guys don’t want her to tell Shan because she is close with Ricard. At the pizza party, Shan and Ricard both talk about how they are both worried the other would beat them in a final two. The next day, Liana asks Shan if they are still going to the end with Deshawn and Danny. Shan says she doesn’t trust Deshawn anymore. But, she also wants the four black players to go to the end. Liana is mesmerized by Shan. So of course she tells Shan about the guys wanting Ricard out. The two girls are now coming for Deshawn. Shan goes straight to Ricard and tells him to vote out Deshawn.
On To The Immunity Challenge
Ricard is going to gun for it. It’s a balance competition. These usually favor smaller women. Erika should be good at this. Liana is out quickly, then Danny drops. Erika is out! 🙁 Next, Heather drops her ball. Shan is out! YAY! Ricard, Xander and Deshawn all look strong. Then, Deshawn drops. Xander is out! Ricard wins! Ricard wants to shoot his shot at Shan! Xander, Heather and Erika would be voting with him. They have four but they need a fifth. Doesn’t Xander have an extra vote? This would work perfectly. Ricard says that Shan told him that the four were going to vote out Ricard and it was Shan’s idea to flip the vote on Deshawn. Deshawn denys it. Ricard tells him he needs to vote out Shan. Deshawn says he will vote with Shan.
Danny says he is willing to vote out Shan! But, will he really? It would be great everyone did. But these tribal councils this season change on a dime. So, I’m trying not to get my hopes up. The Melanin alliance seems really pressed about Erika. Erika’s plan is to put three votes on Shan and three votes on Liana. But Danny and Deshawn aren’t really down for putting votes on Liana. So we are back to square one already. Danny seems to want to vote out Erika. If Erika goes I will be pissed.
If there was the usual last minute scrambling before the vote, we didn’t see it this week. No one plays their idol. Wow. Shan and Liana both tie with three votes each. Erika got two. Let’s send Shan home! Erika cannot hide her glee. 🙂 She storms off saying that Ricard has her vote for the million. She calls Deshawn a snake. And I am thrilled to see her torch go out. How is Deshawn the snake? She’s the one who sold out her alliance to spill the beans to Ricard! She’s way to bossy for this game. Shan leaves with an idol in her pocket. Xander still has his idol and I believe an extra vote. (I could be wrong about that).
This was a GREAT episode!