This season starts out with two surprises. Well, not really, but two changes to the game. The first thing is that the two tribes will be living in the same camp. The other thing is that it’s men vs women, kind of like on The Apprentice. Good or bad? In my opinion, it’s mostly good. A bunch of women together is a recipe for disaster. They will immediately start bickering, infighting and just making things go wrong. This is what happens with the ladies.
Troy finally gets fired up and wins immunity, after Jay decided to lose for food last week. He even manages to make the women worried. I can see some cracks forming in the women’s alliance, but I’m still dumfounded why Tarzan is voting with them. Doesn’t he know he’s going next? He might be smart, but he’s quite stupid when it comes to the social game. If Troy had managed to get three more votes, Kim would have gone home. The girls still have the numbers and in the previews, it looks like Sabrina, Kat, Alyyscha, and Christina are thinking of aligning with him to get rid of Kim.
It’s definitely possible, because she’s been the strongest woman so far and she’s going to be hard to beat if she gets to the finals.
Warning: spoilers ahead.
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It was Jay’s stupidity that got him evicted. He went to Kim and reported about what Troy was doing.
The tribe gets back and Troy is still a bit clueless. Or he’s acting this way. He talks with Christina and Alyssha doesn’t like hearing it.
The next day, he talks with Chelsea. She tells him it’s a game. It’s time for the survivor auction. Troy is looking for an advantage, the girls want some food.
The first item is donuts with iced coffee. Chelsea gets it for $160. Sabrina bids $400 for a margarita and nachos. The next item is a protein shake and Leif gets it. Kim bids $40 for a shower. Kat pays $180 for a BLT and iced tea. Kim gets it for $200 for a bowl of peanut butter with some chocolate. Alyssa bids $500 for a letter from home. Kat is clueless as always. Jeff allows others to pay $500 for a letter. Tarzan does so.
Troy gets an advantage in the next immunity challenge for $420. Kat spends $160 on a covered item. It’s a cake. It’s for the entire tribe. They have 60 seconds to eat it. The auction ends. Some douchebags didn’t spend all of their money. That includes Christina I think.
Troy’s note means that he gets to move to the 2nd round immediately. His chance of winning immunity are now 1 in 4. Then he starts looking for a new immunity idol. He doesn’t hide it. The girls are worried. Kim sees him and tells the girls that they should look for it.
He pretends that he found one. The girls are worried, even if they are playing all against him.
It’s time for the next immunity challenge. The players will have to race to untangle knotted ropes. The first four will move on. In the next round, they will climb up some stacked crates and bounce coconuts off nets. In the final round, they have to use a slingshot to fire coconuts at some targets. It’s sort of a recap of some of the challenges they’ve done before.
Troy moves to the 2nd round. Tarzan moves on. Kim and Christina as well. Tarzan has got his first target out. Followed quickly by Troy. The girls keep missing. Troy has got 2 out. Kim gets her 1st. Kim gets her 2nd. Tarzan gets his 2nd. Troy gets his 3rd and he moves into the finals. He shouts that it is his island. Tarzan moves on to the final.
The girls are all out. Both of them connect. Troy connects on his 2nd shot. Tarzan doesn’t. Troy knocks out another target as does Tarzan. Tarzan misses and Troy connects. Troy wins immunity. He does some trash talking. It was well deserved and the girls needed to get knocked down a peg. It’s probably the testosterone talking.
Tarzan wants Troy to be noble back at camp. He doesn’t care. It’s how he is. Now it’s time to stir up the pot for Troy.
The girls think that either Leif or Tarzan are going home. They both know that they are in danger. Troy tries to talk to Leif and Tarzan to vote out of a big player, but that’s not going to happen. He approaches Christina as well. Alyytha says that she might side with Troy. I don’t know. It looks very shaky.
It’s time for tribal. Sabrina tries to tell to Troy that he should behave. He doesn’t give a crap. He tells her that she’s not her mother. Troy tells her that she lied to get rid of Jay. Then Chelsea makes a comment about the old Manano. Then Troy makes a good speech about how the bottom four should vote with him to get rid of Kim.
Votes to Evict
Chelsea Leif “You’ve been wishy washy since day 1.”
Leif is voted out by a 4-2-3 vote (Leif, Kim, Tarzan). That wasn’t surprising. The girls split the vote to flush out the phantom idol.
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- Survivor Tocantins S18E13
- Survivor Tocantins S18E14-15
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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 Nicaragua S21E02
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- Survivor Nicaragua S21E06
- Survivor Nicaragua S21E07
- Survivor Nicaragua S21E08
- Survivor Nicaragua S21E09
- Survivor Nicaragua S21E10
- Survivor Nicaragua S21E11 <- recap/new footage episode
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- Survivor Nicaragua S21E15
- Survivor Redemption Island S22E01
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- Survivor South Pacific S23E11 <- recap/new footage episode
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