This was another interesting show filled with Philip’s idiocy and lunacy. I liked his reference to The Book of Five Rings but ultimately, he’s the odd man out. The only reason he’ll make it until the merge is because his tribe keeps winning. From the previews, it looks like the merge will happen during the duel, so no more evictions. Even though Philip is an idiot, he does have an interesting take on things. It’s true that Rob is all about control. Once the merge happens, control will slip away. I think that’s saying a bit much though, since Rob is a player that’s always looking ahead. He’ll have no trouble staying in the game, but odds are that if his sub-tribe has the numbers, which they do, they’ll pick off the other tribe one by one. That’s the plan, but Rob knows that things go rarely like they are planned in Survivor. Philip could and will switch over to the other sub-tribe, which means that Rob’s will be down a number unless he can get more support from the Zapatera sub-tribe. His charisma will undoubtedly ensure, unlike Russ, that he stays in the game.
Once again, Ometepe won the challenge and it’s down to team unity and cohesion, something that Zapatera severely lacks. It didn’t help that Sarita was really bad at the challenge. David made up a lot of ground, which kept him in the game this week. .
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Ometepe has won 3 out of the last 4 challenges. Both tribes are now even at 6. Steve makes a speech when Zapatera comes back to camp. David might be the odd man out now that he voted for Sarita.
Stephanie arrives at Redemption Island. She talks about her food cravings with Matt. She’s already getting on Matt’s nerves. Rob and Philip go to the duel. Philip says that he no longer trusts Rob. He talks about Miyamoto Musashi’s Book of Five Rings and the adage of letting your enemy move first. He does have Rob down to a T. Rob has been quite controlling in this season, and it could be his downfall once control slips away from him. Luckily, he’s got a backup plan for that.
Rob is talking about babysitting Philip. He can’t be trusted to be on his own. He likes to talk a lot.
He’s dangerous because of his stupidity.
Rob on Philip
He’s probably the most unaware person I have ever met in my entire life.
Ralph and David are here from Zapatera. There are matching symbols scattered around the arena. The first to five matching pairs wins. Right out of the bat, Matt flips over two matching symbols. Stephanie does the same. Matt moves ahead. It’s 2-1. Once again, he gets another point. It’s 3-1. Stephanie gets a point. It’s 3-2. Once again, Matt flips over matching pairs by guessing. It’s 4-2. Stephanie manages to get another point. It’s 4-3. Matt makes a mistake. Stephanie can’t capitalize on it. Matt can now win the duel. He does so. Stephanie goes home.
Stephanie tells Ralph to get rid of Sarita. She tells Rob to watch his back. They will try to get him out. Philip couldn’t shut up and Rob thinks that he will try to get rid of him after the merge. That will be his big move. On their way back, Philip asks Rob if he wants to hide something from his tribe. Rob says no. Rob uses this as ammo to discredit Philip some more. Rob tells the tribe exactly what just happened on the beach. If they lose they will vote him out.
I’ll frontside him.
Rob talking about voting for Philip
At Zapatera, Ralph talks about Dave. He thinks that Dave will flip to the other team.
He thinks he’s the king of riding the wild waters of survivor.
Sarita about David
To antagonize Rob, Philip wants to eat some of the crispy rice that the girls had been saving for him. Philip is just digging his own hole. The rest of the tribe isn’t biting.
Am I feeling part of this tribe? HELL NO! Am I giving 100% to this tribe 110% to this tribe? HELL YES!
Wow, what a nut job? Where do they find these people? Impeccable casting, that’s where.
It’s time for the immunity challenge. Both tribes have to race through some obstacles. They have to collect bags of balls. They must shoot the balls into a basket. First tribe to get 6 balls into the basket wins. The winners will leave via helicopter for a picnic with some alcohol. Rob and Grant are working hard with the girls. They have a lead. David makes up the lost time. Rob has to drag Philip through the crawl space. Zapatera is through the brick wall first. Ometepe is through. Zapatera starts shooting but Ometepe puts two in thanks to Grant. Ometepe has 3. Zapatera has 2 and now 3. They are tied. Zapatera has 4 and then 5. Grant puts another one in. It’s 5-4. Grant puts the fifth one in. Ometepe wins immunity and reward. Wow, that was close, but Grant pulled them through. That was pretty exciting.
Some tribes advance boldly. Weak tribes grow agitated. But superior tribes, like ours, we find a way to win. And we did.
Philip on their win
Ometepe gets picked up by a helicopter. They land on top of an active volcano. They start eating and Rob spots the clue and hides it. Later, he happily throws it into the volcano.
Zapatera is talking about who to get rid of with Dave missing. They decide to vote him off. Ralph talks with Sarita, but he says that David was strong at the challenge. Mike says that initially, they thought about voting Dave off, but Sarita was extremely weak at the challenge. She fumbled and started panicking. Steve tells Ralph that they need to keep David to win challenges. I don’t know if they are seriously considering this or if it’s just down to editing.
It’s time for tribal. Jeff mentions that since they threw a challenge, they have lost 3 challenges. Dave mentions a lack of cohesiveness. Ralph doesn’t know the meaning of cohesive. Steve thinks that cohesiveness is lacking and they need it.
Votes to Evict
Sarita is voted out by a 4-2 vote. She didn’t even bring her stuff. Dave tells her not to get too confident.
From the previews, it looks like Matt hurt his foot, but he will play against Sarita in the penultimate duel. The winner will get back into the game. The tribes will also merge.
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- Survivor Tocantins S18E13
- Survivor Tocantins S18E14-15
- Survivor Samoa S19E01
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- Survivor Samoa S19E08
- Survivor Samoa S19E09
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- Survivor Samoa S19E11 ← recap episode
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- Survivor Samoa S19E14
- Survivor Samoa S19E15-16
- Survivor Heroes Vs Villains S20E01
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- Survivor Heroes Vs Villains S20E03
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- Survivor Heroes Vs Villains S20E05
- Survivor Heroes Vs Villains S20E06
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- Survivor Heroes Vs Villains S20E08
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- Survivor Heroes Vs Villains S20E11
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- Survivor Heroes Vs Villains S20E14-15
- Survivor Nicaragua S21E01
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- Survivor Nicaragua S21E03
- Survivor Nicaragua S21E04
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- Survivor Nicaragua S21E06
- Survivor Nicaragua S21E07
- Survivor Nicaragua S21E08
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- Survivor Nicaragua S21E11 <- recap/new footage episode
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- Survivor Nicaragua S21E13
- Survivor Nicaragua S21E14
- Survivor Nicaragua S21E15
- Survivor Redemption Island S22E01
- Survivor Redemption Island S22E02
- Survivor Redemption Island S22E03
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