Y’all, do you remember our intimate Wednesdays nights we had once or twice? I could relax and not sweat getting the Survivor 41 recap up 30 seconds after the show ends. Now, we have RHOC right after this. So I will be rushing to get that recap up. I promise you though, on Survivor finale night when they run that three hour thing, RHOC can wait until the next day if need be. NOTHING comes before a Survivor or Big Brother finale night. There could be a boxing match airing live with Kenya Moore and Ramona Singer airing live, and I’d be watching the Survivor finale. So let’s get through this crazy fast-paced season together. We finally (kind of) have all the names straight! 🙂
From The Bottom To The Top
YAY! It’s time! Liana is coming back to camp pissy because her name was written down so many times. I get that, but when you lay down with dogs you get up with fleas. Danny and Deshawn both blame it on Ricard that Shan went home and Liana was the backup plan. Would anyone believe that? Also, I don’t feel bad that Liana is out there on her own at the moment. Again, she allied with someone who really didn’t even have HER back. She needs to wake up.
Meanwhile, our boy Xander is riding pretty with a new alliance and a pocket full of at least an idol. Is it me or are the idols not coming right back into the game when people leave with them. Two that I know of have left with idols. Why is no one out there looking for them? Ah! Xander offers to Ricard, Erika, and I guess that is Heather that he will do whatever is necessary with his idol and extra vote. They want to be final four and send home Liana, Deshawn and Danny. I mean, do we have to throw Danny out with the bath water? I also like Deshawn but he is kind of wishy washy. Liana can go based on guilt by association with Shan. Heather can also go once this four gets rid of Liana. It would not shock me if Ricard somehow goes out tonight despite the “new alliance.”
The Immunity Challenge
The next day, Danny is struggling because it is the 25th anniversary of his father’s death in a car accident. He was 8 and has been holding on to all the anger he has about that situation. But, he wants to finally let all that anger go. It will have to go somewhere… so this could be an issue for everyone.
Meanwhile, Jeff tells us a bit about the immunity challenge before the survivors arrive. It’s going to be a new twist where even playing for immunity could be deadly. They literally do make players sign away all their privacy and all of their rights to sue. So.. who knows what this will be? Everyone arrives with all of their belongings. That’s never a good thing. At first, it looks like it’s just another challenge balancing a ball. But then, Jeff Probst, TV Host, announces a twist. The first person to drop their ball must participate in a new challenge called, “Survivor, Do Or Die.” It will happen at tribal, and if they lose the challenge at tribal they are out, and there will be no voting at all. They must now decide if they want to play in the immunity challenge. WOW.
Heather and Liana opt to sit out of the challenge entirely. That’s what I would have done. Everyone else is playing for immunity. I need Erika to win this. Deshawn drops just about 3 seconds in. He had to play do or die. 🙁 Everyone else makes the first five minutes balancing a metal ball on pieces of an unconnected cylinder. Next, more pieces are added to make it more difficult for another five minutes. Damn! Erika was doing so well but drops with only three seconds left in the round. That leaves, Xander, Richard and Danny. In the third part, Danny uses an underhanded grip. The three guys will go until only one is left. Danny’s arms start to shake. Then, it starts to get windy. Richard drops and Xander drops just a split second after. Danny wins immunity! He drops to the ground. You know he was thinking about his dad.
Let The Backstabbing Begin!
Right after the win, Danny starts talking to Deshawn and Xanader, albeit separately about getting out Ricard. Danny is good with it, but Xander is not. But, Xander plays along. The problem is the new group of four are the only options if Deshawn stays. Oh, I forgot about Liana! The new alliance can vote Liana out. Erika seems to want to get rid of Ricard. Hopefully, this is all for nothing and Deshawn goes home. Being on top isn’t always easy. Erika will be the deciding vote between Ricard and Liana.
It’s the last time that players can use their “shot in the dark.” We have been through so many new twists this season, I’d forgot about that one. Then, Deshawn lets it all out about how shitty it was that Shan the “pastor” called him a snake on the way out of the game last tribal. He cries trying to explain about the minority alliance and their desire to play a respectable game together. Oh! Actually, he doesn’t even mention Shan calling him a snake. We move into the diversity of the black community. And how they play the game with their personal strategy and still support the diversity on the cast. No one mentions Erika at all during this conversation about POC.
That entire conversation puts Ricard in more peril. Isn’t he a POC? They didn’t hesitate to get rid of Jarius, of Naseer. They actively dislike Erika. This is not like The Cookout on Big Brother. This is four black people who tried to play together and didn’t really like each other that much. It doesn’t really matter Deshawn is about to play Do Or Die. He has three boxes to choose from and only one can save him. Of course he is going home. It will be a dude of a twist if he stays. WAIT! HE IS SAFE! YAY! Time to vote out Liana or Richard. For some reason Heather’s name never comes up. Is she the goat everyone wants to drag to the end? LIANNA is voted out. Someone played an extra vote that was not necessary! I guess it was Xander in case Erika couldn’t go through with voting Lianna out?
What did y’all think of this episode? I think the guys may decide to get out Erika and Heather out next.