I might as well get to the last news update about Jessica before not having to talk about her in the future with these introductions. But I think that I do have something special planned instead starting with this season’s posts that I can keep doing in the future. The update said that this Cape native was voted out in the episode. The parents will have to find someone else to root for. They said that they would interview her, but they didn’t so it might show up in the future. Or not.
Things could be changing in these posts in the future. Not too much should change, but knowing that I have to work on Wednesday night before Thanksgiving. I’ll try to watch a recording of the show that night if I can. You might not see that day’s episode until the Sunday afterwards. Since Advent won’t be starting the week after Thanksgiving this year, you won’t see Thursday posts right away. That’s why I can’t just post this a week late like last year. My new job is a bit confusing right now. If all goes well, I’ll be back before the recording starts. We’ll see what happens in case next week’s post is late. But enough of my ramblings.
In the first segment of the show, the tribe gets back from tribal council and talk about Jessica’s blindside. Lauren gets an advantage in the game where she gets to save a vote for later. She has to be stealth about it or it could blow up her whole game.
In the second segment of the show, we get to the reward challenge where the winning team gets a trip to a private island and they get food. The sit-out wins automatically. That’s better than losing by sitting-out, but still kind of dumb. The blue team wins, but they get a reward where the winners don’t all get to enjoy a meal and talk to each other together. They get a meal where they eat alone for as long as they want to. I guess they got tired of seeing the same old same old.
In the third segment of the show, Joe picks Devon to go first. JP goes second and it seems like there is a message on the tray. Cole goes third. He sees the clue and tries to hide it. Chrissy still finds it when she goes next. Ryan finds it and is smart enough to hide the plate. Joe goes last and knows nothing about the clue. Now for the crazy scene that they promised us: the contestants looking for the idol buried under the flag. They need to stop putting idols in places like that. Ryan finds the idol and Chrissy wants to cover it back up. I like Ryan. He’s like a likable Brian Heidk. People think that Cole has the idol now. Doesn’t someone have another idol, though?
In the fourth segment of the show, we get straight into the immunity challenge. The contestants have to balance a statue on a pole. Well, at least it isn’t balls again, but there are still tons of ways to think of dirty ways of saying how people can handle themselves well with poles. The men don’t seem to handle themselves on the polls well, but the women know how to work with poles. I love how all this dramatic music plays and it is only ten minutes that have passed. Cole ends up winning the challenge like he was wanting to. What’s the next plan then? Chrissy thinks that it will be another healer.
In the fifth segment of the show, Cole wants to rally the healers together. I thought that they were. The problem is that the other two tribes outnumber them. What they should do is try to work on divisions between them. Would the hustlers abandon the heroes? The talk of voting off Ben is brought forth and Ben overhears this. Ryan thinks that it’s the wrong time to do that. Joe and Ben have a bit of a fight of some sort, although it might not have been that bad. Lauren tells Ben about her advantage. Why can’t she just wait? That sounds like a good idea. Ben approaches Mike with an idea to vote with him. Will this work? I guess we’ll see what happens.
We get to tribal council next. Joe talks about how nervous he is and that he thinks that Ben is controlling the game. We get into the fight that they had earlier over whether or not he swore on the marines. The dynamics of the merged tribe is brought up as people discuss who should be targeted. Ben even decides to apologize over the fight, even though it was probably Joe’s fault. Lauren takes the extra vote now, which seems a bit dumb. The vote seems a bit scattered. This leads to a tie and a revote. But will people notice that a vote is missing? And can Lauren vote at the revote? I’m confused there. Desi is voted out and I just now realized that Jessica isn’t on the jury.
On the next Survivor, Lauren had the advantage now and Ryan has to blab about his idol for some dumb reason. Why would he do that? Why would anyone do that? I just don’t get it. Keep an idol to yourself. Heck, I can still get annoyed that we know in addition to the player who found it.
Total confessional count: Desi- 8, Mike- 9, Ben- 21, JP- 5, Chrissy- 14, Cole- 15, Joe- 17, Ashley- 11, Devon- 11, Lauren- 15, Ryan- 24.
New confessionals this episode: Mike- 1, Ben- 6, JP- 1, Chrissy- 2, Cole- 4, Joe- 4, Ashley- 0, Devon- 1, Lauren- 2, Ryan- 3, Desi- 1.
Desi had only one new confessional this episode. She ties with Mike, JP, and Devon. The only person lower is Ashley with none. Everyone else is higher with Ben as the highest with six. In terms of total confessionals, Desi had eight. The only person lower is JP with five. Everyone else is higher with Ryan as the highest with twenty-four. Ben is second highest with twenty-one. Joe is third highest with seventeen confessionals. Not sure what to make of all these numbers. I won’t know what all is happening next week, as stated earlier. I hope that I can post the episode on time as I want to, otherwise you’ll have to wait until Sunday for me to have it ready. Have a happy Thanksgiving next week to everyone. Hope I can be back as normal. For now, this is Adam Decker, signing off.