Well, my sister’s baby was born so hopefully there won’t be any issues with me watching this show because of it. I can’t imagine that she as a Survivor fan would want to mess herself or anyone else up by scheduling events during that time. Besides, she should be busy with Lenten services during this time anyways. But I thought that I would let you know about this in case anything changes.
I don’t know if I should mention the seasons that people played before in this post or not. I have the information in the document where I’m writing this blog, but I don’t think that I will mention much about them. What is interesting is that Troyzan and Brad were both rejected from being in the cast of Cambodia and they both get to play in a season with Jeff Varner and Ciera who actually made the cast of Cambodia. When seasons do get eliminated, I will include Cambodia rejects as a season for when both Brad and Troyzan are out of the game (provided that neither one of them makes the final three). There will be a bit of confusion regarding previous seasons getting eliminated since some contestants played multiple seasons. I guess that if any are eliminated at the same time as another one (which is going to happen), I will mention the older season first. But enough of my ramblings.
In the first segment of the show, Tai discusses voting against Caleb. Hali is glad that she made it past the vote. Debbie thinks that Hali is out of options. We then get to a challenge. Only two players will participate in each tribe. Only men are participating. The blue tribe gets first and the red tribe pulls a come from behind second place victory. The green tribe loses and Cirie blames Troyzan for it, wanting him to be voted off next. Will it happen? I guess we'll see later.
In the second segment of the show, the green tribe gets back after their challenge loss. Ozzy’s cockiness seems to be showing back up again. Andrea is glad that he’s able to catch fish. Sandra still feels in control which she might be. JT wants to get rid of her, prompting another winner’s war.
In the third segment of the show, we instantly get to the immunity challenge. Jeff Probst gets to the main twist where only one of the three tribes win immunity and the two losers both go to tribal council. Andrea is able to win the challenge for the green tribe. It turns out that the two losing tribes are voting out just one member between them. How will they sort that out? And is this really fair since one tribe would just target members of the other tribe? It seems like a cool twist, but I’m not sure it will work out that well.
In the fourth segment of the show, there is an image of an animal using camouflage on itself. I wonder what this means. The blue tribe talks about how they would have the majority to vote out a member of the other tribe. Jeff Varner points at the lack of consensus among the group. The red tribe also tries to come up with a decision on what to do. Hali is considered a wild card. I’m not sure how this tribe knows that JT is a potential vote in their pocket. Tai finds a clue to the idol on his tribe. He finds the idol and tells his tribe about it meaning they have potential power going into the vote.
In the fifth segment of the show, we get to the tribal council. JT was with the other tribe originally. This is so confusing. There are huge risks with potentially flipping as you would then be on the outs on your tribe. The loyalty test could prove Hali or JT a new asset to their tribe. There are so many whispers and confusion over who to vote for. JT and Hali openly give hints to other tribes. Who can be trusted? I have a feeling that this idol might be played. Jeff Probst doesn’t even know what to say about all this.
Man that Hali is a little devil, isn’t she? I’m starting to like her even if she is evil. The votes are cast. Tai decides to give his idol to Sierra and she plays it on herself. I hope they took Hali’s advice. It looks like they did not take her advice. Sierra’s votes are cancelled and Malcolm is on the receiving end of an idol move. Why’d they target him? That seemed to have been lost in the editing. This makes Philippines the first season to be eliminated. JT’s tribe thinks that he did something bad to cause this.
On the next Survivor, JT is in the hot seat and Debbie is getting really mad. I’m going to have to rewatch the tribal council to see what this moment was that they think happened regarding JT. It was JT who revealed who they were voting for. Hali told them to switch, but they didn’t take her advice. Man, while players I love are dropping like flies, I really hope the season continues being this crazy.
Total confessional count: Jeff Varner- 5, Debbie- 6, Andrea- 3, Aubry- 3, Michaela- 5, Brad- 6, Sandra- 12, Cirie- 6, Hali- 5, Malcolm- 9, Sarah- 2, Ozzy- 4, Troyzan- 4, Zeke- 3, Sierra- 3, JT- 6, Tai- 5.
New confessionals this episode: Tai- 1, Jeff Varner- 1, Debbie- 1, Andrea- 1, Aubry- 1, Michaela- 0, Brad- 1, Sandra- 2, Cirie- 1, Hali- 2, Malcolm- 1, Sarah- 0, Ozzy- 1, Troyzan- 0, Zeke- 0, Sierra- 1, JT- 2.
Malcolm had only one confessional this episode, the same number at Brad, Cirie, Tai, Jeff Varner, Ozzy, Debbie, Andrea, Aubry, and Sierra. The people with no confessionals are Sarah, Troyzan, Zeke, and Michaela. The people with two confessionals are Sandra, Hali, and JT. As for total confessionals, Malcolm had nine. The only person to be higher than him is Queen Sandra with twelve. Sarah is scrapping the bottom of the confessional count with only two confessionals. We will see what happens and changes as the season progresses. For now, this is Adam Decker, signing off.