Russ tells Parv and Sandra that using the idol was a bad play. Sandra doesn’t care. Russ is kind of flipping out. He thinks Parv knew about it. He tells Jerri and Colby that Parv is the next one out. Jerri agrees.
The next day, they get treemail. There’s a bag of puzzle pieces. Now, Russ says that Colby should go home if he doesn’t win immunity. Russ wants Sandra and Jerri in the top 3. If Colby wins, he says that he wants to get rid of Parv.
It’s time for the immunity challenge. They will balance ceramic dishes along a balancing arm. When the dishes fall, they are out. This is the same challenge as from Survivor China. After 9 dishes, Sandra is out. After 14, Jerri is out. After 16, Russ is out. After 17, Colby is out. Parv wins immunity again.
I don’t know how to quit, it’s just not in me.
Wet Blanket Colby, right before crying
Colby makes a surrender speech and talks with Russ a bit later. Russ still doesn’t know what to do. Both ways have their dangers.
It’s time for tribal. Colby is talking about his game and that no one wants to sit next to Parv in the finals. Everyone wants to sit next to Sandra. Colby is evicted. No surprise there.
Colby managed to stir up Parv’s paranoia. She says that she’ll try very hard to win immunity. The next day, Jerri and Russ talk. They need to win over Parv. Russ thinks that Parv was riding on his coattails, but in actuality, Parv was cleverly manipulating Russ with her feminine wiles. They have a crappy remembrance ceremony for their “fallen comrades”. Whatever. Bunch of BS if you ask me. I FF through that whole thing.
It’s time for the final immunity challenge. They will navigate through a maze blindfolded. Each guide post leads them to a series of platforms. They need to collect corresponding necklaces in order to win immunity.
Russ and Jerri are the 1st ones out. Sandra is lost. Jerri is motivated. Sandra tries to untie Parv’s dress. Russ has his 2nd. Parv made up some ground. She’s got her 2nd. Jerri has her 2nd. Parv keeps bumping into stuff. Jerri has her 3rd necklace. Parv has her 3rd. Sandra has her 2nd. Russ has his 3rd. Russ and Parv are looking for the same necklace. They have their 4th necklaces. They are looking for the finish. Jerri has her 4th necklace. Russ is right in front of the necklace but misses it. Jerri and Parv are coming up behind him. Russ wins immunity. That was a close one.
Russ says that he needs to keep Sandra because he could only get Courtney’s vote. That’s ridiculous. Sandra is a crafty social player. Russ doesn’t really know what he’s doing. Jerri, Russ, and Sandra talk. They plan on voting for Parv. Parv and Russ talk about the votes. Parv wants to get rid of Sandra. It’s clear that Parv knows exactly what’s up. She knows that Sandra is the next strongest player, the one that will get the most votes.
It’s time for tribal. Sandra is talking about the votes. Parv feels vulnerable. There’s trouble in paradise between Parv and Russ. It’s time for the final vote. Jerri is evicted. That was surprising. I thought for sure that Parv was going to go. Well, the two strongest players will face each other in the jury vote.
The remaining three get a feast. Russ makes a fuss and Sandra burns his hat. They burn the camp before heading to tribal. Sandra starts out and says that she made it all by herself. Russ annoys everyone. Of the 3 speeches, Parv’s is the best. Colby tells Russ that he is delusional if he thinks that he came into the finals without any luck. Parv talks about her incredible move with the two immunity idols. Coach spouts a bunch of nonsense. Coach is Christian and he talks about voting without preconceptions. Amanda talks to Sandra about her strategic play. She says that every time she tried to get Russ out, the Heroes went back to Russ. Courtney will be voting for Sandra. JT talks about beds a lot. Jerri says that she is undecided. Candice tells Russ that he told dirty lies. Candice says that Parv just played under Russ’ thumb, so that didn’t look too good for her. Rupert says that he was manipulative, a liar, and deceptive person. Rupert thanks Sandra. Rupert says that Parv and Sandra deserve to be in the final three.
It looks like Russ knows that he didn’t win… again. It’s clearly Parv or Sandra. From the body language, I’d say Parv won and I was wrong. Sandra won again. It was a close vote, but she was the least despicable of the remaining Villains, from the jury’s point of view. It was a bit disappointing and I don’t think that she deserved to win. Parvati really deserved it. Russ should have gotten rid of Sandra instead of Jerri. That way Parv would have won it. I wonder if she knew that this would happen. Unlike Russ, Parv was acutely aware of how the jury was going to vote.
Sandra is wearing a tiara. It looks stupid. Russ doesn’t make much sense and is a bad loser. Russ thinks that there is a flaw in the game of Survivor. He wants the viewers to have a vote.
Russ brought the letter that JT wrote to him. Sandra’s husband is back for two weeks and leaving for Afghanistan. Russ admits that Parv should have won. Russ isn’t answering Jeff’s question about playing the game knowing about the jury votes. Russ says that he doesn’t care. B Rob says that Russ doesn’t play the game to win. He played the game to get to the end. That’s not winning. B Rob isn’t shaking Russ’ hand.
JT wins a little trophy for the dumbest move in Survivor history. America chose Russ to win $100K. Survivor is heading to Nicaragua. I think that Exile Island will be back.
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- Survivor China S15E14-15
- Survivor Micronesia S16E14-15
- Survivor Gabon S17E12
- Survivor Gabon S17E13-14
- Survivor Tocantins S18E01
- Survivor Tocantins S18E02
- Survivor Tocantins S18E13
- Survivor Tocantins S18E14-15
- Survivor Samoa S19E01
- Survivor Samoa S19E02
- Survivor Samoa S19E03
- Survivor Samoa S19E04
- Survivor Samoa S19E05
- Survivor Samoa S19E06
- Survivor Samoa S19E07
- Survivor Samoa S19E08
- Survivor Samoa S19E09
- Survivor Samoa S19E10
- Survivor Samoa S19E11 ← recap episode
- Survivor Samoa S19E12
- Survivor Samoa S19E13
- Survivor Samoa S19E14
- Survivor Samoa S19E15-16
- Survivor Heroes Vs Villains S20E01
- Survivor Heroes Vs Villains S20E02
- Survivor Heroes Vs Villains S20E03
- Survivor Heroes Vs Villains S20E04
- Survivor Heroes Vs Villains S20E05
- Survivor Heroes Vs Villains S20E06
- Survivor Heroes Vs Villains S20E07
- Survivor Heroes Vs Villains S20E08
- Survivor Heroes Vs Villains S20E09
- Survivor Heroes Vs Villains S20E10
- Survivor Heroes Vs Villains S20E11
- Survivor Heroes Vs Villains S20E12
- Survivor Heroes Vs Villains S20E13