Things might be a bit different for this blog post as there are problems going on with my laptop’s power cord. While I might be able to use it should it actually have a long battery life, since it doesn’t, I won’t be risking it. Things should hopefully be back to normal in time as I have another power cord ordered. I am using my mother’s laptop as a result. If I can’t do a normal post by next week, that would be really bad. But enough of my ramblings.
In the first segment of the show, we are at the Nuku tribe after their tribal council. It is daytime so it is hard to understand why the nighttime part was edited out. Zeke tells people that he’s transgender after what happened. It seems that things are okay for him (her?) now. We then get to the two tribes meeting for potential food. Cirie thinks that something is up with what’s going on. Jeff Probst said that one person from each tribe must volunteer to not take part in the merge feast. Why must this game be so cruel sometimes?
In the second segment of the show, Jeff gives the tribe the option of what will happen if people don’t decide to sit out of the challenge. Brad continues to strive to be like his wife might do and sit out of the merge feast. Zeke doesn’t buy this as something other than trying to get ahead in the game. Tai sits out on his tribe. Sierra reminds us viewers of her legacy advantage. She can use it now or at the final six. Will she wait? We’ll see. I don’t fully understand what all is going on at the merge feast as Debbie thinks that it’s a good idea to fake drunkenness.
In the third segment of the show, Debbie makes amend with Brad. Zeke reveals to the other tribe over what happened at tribal council. A lot of scrambling starts to happen at the merge as Brad attempts to take control of the game. He wants Michaela to be voted out which everyone starts to talk about on the tribe. They say that she shouldn’t win immunity, which makes me think that she will. They mention the infamous stick to the plan line. I don’t understand some of what they are talking about. Will the vote be as clear cut as they are trying to make it seem.
In the fourth segment of the show, we get to even more tribe life going on. The recap told us that Michaela and Hali were on the outs considering how Brad was in control of their tribe. Michaela might want Cirie out, but it seems like they bond instead. It looks like they are potentially forming an alliance. Will it work? Will it last? I guess that we’ll see. We then get to the immunity challenge. It proves to see if someone is a blockhead or not.
Hali, Troyzan, and Zeke are the first three out of the challenge. Cirie is out fourth. Debbie is out after Michaela struggles for a bit. Michaela does wind up out next. Ozzy and Aubry are the next people out. Brad is then out. Sarah is out next. Sierra is then out. This leaves the last two as Andrea and Tai. I forget if it is actually Andrea and not Sierra who has the legacy advantage. Andrea wins the challenge.
In the fifth segment of the show, Sierra is convinced that Hali has an idol. I can’t tell much what is going on now and why. Cirie thinks that Hali should be voted out instead of Michaela. Zeke thinks that Hali should be the one voted out since she might have an idol. There are too many names going around during camp life that I have no idea who might be voted out without seeing tribal council. Cirie adds to her legend status by making the merge without attending tribal council.
Jeff thinks that this is the point of the game where blank happens. Yeah, shit does happen at the merge. Debbie thinks that she knows what is going down, but so often when you think you do, you really don’t. The discussion of whether or not someone has an idol is brought up. Hali wants to prove that she doesn’t have an idol, but not unless someone says that specifically. I still have no idea what will happen going into the vote. This seems like calm craziness if that makes sense. Nobody plays an idol or the legacy advantage. Hali is voted out and joins the jury. L I didn’t understand that vote.
We then get back to the tribe after the vote. Michaela thinks that she and Cirie can work together in the long term. Cirie thinks that she can take control of the game. I think that it is possible and I would love to see her win the game. I can’t tell who has the best chances right now. Andrea thinks that Brad or Sierra should be voted out of the game next. Zeke feels that he should be in control, but isn’t. I can’t tell who the next potential target is.
In the sixth segment of the show, we get to the reward challenge. I wonder if it will be more food. It seems like a rather fishy challenge. It is mostly a spa day that they get to experience. There is food as part of it as well. The orange team fails at the earlier part of the challenge. The blue tribe mess up by not taking a fish at one point. Jeff points out that they blue it. It comes down to the puzzle. The blue team does win the challenge in the end.
In the seventh segment of the show, Cirie feels like a loser. I doubt they would be showing us this with a player that wins. It’s sad because I really like her. We then get to the reward where Tai streaks for seemingly no good reason. Zeke talks strategy. Debbie thinks that Zeke is throwing out a fake story regarding her name being thrown under the bus.
In the eighth segment of the show, we get to see who can stay on a pole the longest. This is the challenge that I think Ozzy has won twice. Of course a porn star would know his way around a pole. Cirie and then Brad are the first two out of the challenge. Aubry is out next. Debbie is out next. Zeke is then out. Soon, the four left are Michaela, Andrea, Tai, and Ozzy. The next one out is Michaela. Andrea is then out. Tai and Ozzy are the last two left. Ozzy loses this challenge for the first time. Tai is the winner. Wow. That’s cool. Tai confuses queen and king. Brad thinks that tribal council will be crazy.
In the ninth segment of the show, Zeke wants to get out Andrea for some odd reason. I also had a very weirdly timed supper and am not sure if all of it was good for sure. I don’t think that the pears in fruit cups are any good anymore. People think that now is a good time to get rid of Zeke. Debbie suggests getting rid of Ozzy. Will this work? Sarah talks about the confusion of what is going on. What will happen? I guess that we’ll see and try to understand. The idols are irrelevant at the moment. Once again, I have no clue what is going on. Debbie might have been in the air force. She might be a jack of all trades. I can’t tell what is going on as usual. Debbie decides to play her extra vote. Nobody plays an idol (no one has to) and the person voted out is Ozzy. He has beaten his own record of most times voted out and is the first person since Rupert to be on three different juries.
On the next Survivor, a bunch of really confusing things are happening. I don’t understand what is going on and that seems to be a recurring theme throughout this season for me. I would rather have things make sense, but that doesn’t always happen.
Total confessional count: Sierra- 8, Tai- 14, Debbie- 18, Andrea- 8, Aubry- 9, Michaela- 12, Brad- 14, Cirie- 16, Hali- 9, Sarah- 9, Ozzy- 8, Troyzan- 7, Zeke- 15,
New confessionals this episode: Zeke- 7, Sierra- 4, Tai- 2, Debbie- 4, Andrea- 4, Aubry- 2, Michaela- 4, Brad- 3, Cirie- 9, Hali- 3, Sarah- 3, Ozzy- 2, Troyzan- 0,
Hopefully my laptop will be able to be used again next week. I don’t know why it wouldn’t be. I should have a new power cord by Friday at the soonest and Monday might be the latest. I just hope that nothing bad happens with the old cord. What are you supposed to do with a bad cord? I might have to give it to an electronic recycling place. I have to avoid using it in the meantime since it seems to be causing sparks and isn’t charging the laptop at all. I see no reason why I won’t have the replacement within a week’s time. For now, this is Adam Decker, signing off.