Clutch me to your bosums, Survivor 41 recap fans! It’s been a dark and dreary day here in the ATL and I am so excited to have a decent show to recap for a change. Things are moving so fast that we are almost to the end, and I don’t want it to end!
But First, (said in my Julie Chen Voice) here is Shan’s Ponderosa reel…
Shan is a much nicer person on the Ponderosa. It’s worth a watch.
Here is Liana’s
It’s a bit boring. But, also just what I need. I am wringing every bit of Survivor I can get out of this season for my mental health. I’m also sad that it is such a short season. I’ve really enjoyed every episode, and mostly, having you guys to talk about the show with. Let’s get to tonight’s episode.
The Aftermath Of Tribal Council
YAY! This show makes me so happy! We start right after tribal council. Deshawn is still emotional from the BLM conversation and voting out Liana. Xander gives him a hug. I want to hug him too! Deshawn and Danny get together to regroup. Danny thought that Xander would keep his word and vote out Ricard but he didn’t. So he’s probably coming for Xander. Which is dumb. Because, Ricard is very likely to win this whole thing. Xander and Danny talk and Xander makes it clear that he needs Ricard in the game because people want him out ASAP and that would leave Xander as the biggest threat.
Heather talks to Deshawn about felt about his desire to keep supporting black culture and how voting out Liana was difficult. I really like Heather. But, it is strange that she is still here. I picked her as my favorite before the show started. Then, she got little screen time other than on the show outside her poor challenge showing. Then Ericka tells Deshawn that she hates voting out women because she wants a female winner. So she is struggling too.
On To The Reward Challenge
I guess it is because of Covid, but so many of the challenges are water challenges. The challenge requires the teams to be in groups of three. They must swim out and retrieve three buoys and then toss each one into three separate baskets. The winning team has a choice, they can have grilled chicken and veggies or cake, cookies and candy. That’s ridiculous these people are starving and need protein. It’s not a choice at all. Deshawn complains. He wanted a letter from home. REALLY? Over food? Heather does GREAT this challenge. But, Ricard, Erika and Xander win reward. They obviously take the chicken option.
Deshawn talks to Erika and Xander about voting out Ricard. Deshawn isn’t sure they trust them to follow through. Meanwhile, Danny goes idol hunting. And he finds…something. Ricard realizes that Danny found an idol. Y’all better not vote Danny out this week. Can we not just send home Heather? Things are getting serious now! She is not going to win. Deshawn wants Erika and Xander as his final three?
The Immunity Challenge
I hate how Jeff Probst TV Host now has to say, “Come on in!” Instead of “Come on In Guys.” Things are getting ridiculous. The challenge is again an obstacle course with a puzzle at the end. It looks brutal with all the spinning and stuff. Ricard wins and saves himself because he was going home tonight if he did not win. Ricard is on track for winning this whole thing. Now the survivors don’t know what the fuck to do. Things are not so easy anymore.
I am so behind but I refuse to rush through this show. It’s just too good. Deshawn and Danny are pissed. They wanted Ricard gone at the last tribal. Now they are both in danger because people didn’t follow their plan. Ricard asks Danny if he found an idol. He refuses to say but apparently he did NOT. Oh Lord. Deshawn is going home. Ricard goes through Danny’s bag. Xander and Heather talk about who to send home between Danny and Deshawn. Also, how am I just now noticing that Xander has unusually large nipples for a man. WHAT? I’m just saying. Ricard quickly realizes that Deshawn and Erika are close.
Danny Discloses His Truth
Danny tells Deshawn, since they both feel like one of them is going home that he is a former NFL player. He played for the Chicago Bears for one year and five years for the Dallas Cowboys. Now Deshawn is going to have to use that information against him. And it is time for tribal council. Deshawn starts spilling tea on everyone! Starting with Erika??? He says that Erika told him that she will not be taking Heather to the end. Deshawn totally throws Erika under the bus! Erika says her trust with Deshawn is now broken.
I think Deshawn will be going home tonight after his remarks. Oh it is a tie! they have to revote. Well fuck. Danny goes home. NOOOOOOOOOO! That sucks. They remaining cast mates will be sent to another island. They will have to start over. Within three days they will have two immunity challenges, two tribal councils, one fire making tie breaker and one winner. So Heather and Erika will likely leave and Ricard will win.
Thanks for watching with me!