Maybe this season of Survivor ought to’ve been named Ghost Island 2.
In Wednesday’s episode, yet one more twist from final season reared its head, as Jeff introduced that whoever opted to compete on this week’s immunity problem could probably face penalties from the Do or Die twist. Whereas the concept of exiting the sport by luck of the draw scared many of the gamers away from competing, two (and solely two) determined to take destiny into their very own arms. Who performed and who adopted within the footsteps of Season 41’s Deshawn? Extra on that later.
The episode was stuffed with shifting targets and main belief points, and regardless of a number of benefits being flushed from the sport, one other idol was activated of their wake. It was a wild Tribal Council, so let’s get to it and recap “Battle Royale.”
Mike is happy as pie that Hai has gone bye-bye. After commenting on the sound Hai’s decapitated head makes (wow, that’s darkish, dude), Mike takes credit score for orchestrating your entire blindside. (Don’t fear, Omar. We see you.) Whereas Mike could also be delusional as hell, I suppose we’ll let him have a good time a bit.
After Maryanne shares that she loses her pinky toenail two or 3 times a 12 months (OK… what?!), she and Romeo speculate that the massive threats are going to go after one another. The opposite 5 appear to conform to hyperlink up, however it seems to be a ploy to make Drea really feel snug to allow them to boot her. Omar says that Mike is changing into the brand new Hai, and doing the exact same issues they only voted Hai out for. Will Mike’s cockiness result in his downfall or ought to Drea really feel in peril?
Jonathan’s feeling good about his recreation, however the starvation is attending to him, which causes him to cop an angle with Drea. As a (self-proclaimed) supplier, he seems like he does sufficient for the tribe, and really a lot dislikes it when Drea asks him to assist untangle a fishing internet. Lindsay and Drea each observe that he’s beginning to unravel. Lindsay particularly is over how he talks to her, continually dictating what to do and telling her she’s mistaken.
IMMUNITY IS BACK UP FOR GRABS | For the problem, gamers should stand on a slender perch holding a bar behind their head. Like final season, the primary individual to fall out of the problem should play a “harmful” recreation of probability at Tribal. (Deshawn was pressured to play the sport final time, and gained security consequently. Will another person be simply as fortunate tonight?) Prosbt asks for his or her choices, and Jonathan and Lindsay are the one gamers who decide to compete.
Simply 10 minutes later, each challengers seem like in heaps of ache, however Lindsay drops first, giving Jonathan immunity and placing her destiny within the arms of the mighty Survivor gods.
CAMP | Lindsay is aware of she took a $1 million gamble, and he or she’s already regretting letting her aggressive spirit take over. However she’s happy with herself for combating, regardless of the crushing blow that her recreation might very effectively be over.
Drea is aware of that if Lindsay goes dwelling, her amulet turns into an idol. However everybody else is aware of that if Drea makes it to the Closing 3, she’s little doubt going to win the sport. Drea’s intestine kicks in, and although folks hold telling her they’re voting for Romeo, she doesn’t belief them… particularly Mike. And she or he plans on utilizing her Data Is Energy benefit to steal his idol. She then employs Omar to assist her get Mike out, somebody he’s additionally been wanting to chop. It looks like excellent timing to take a shot on the retired firefighter… however it’s all going to come back right down to Lindsay and the Do or Die twist.
TRIBAL COUNCIL | Lindsay tells Jeff that she made a poor selection in opting to play, however Mike tells her it was “a warrior factor,” to do, and that he respects her. Omar says that paranoia is at an all-time excessive, whereas Drea lets Jeff and the group know that she’s been watching them. She’s been observing who’s been speaking collectively, and who’s been hanging out on the water effectively. She could also be digging herself a grave right here, that’s, if there even is a vote tonight.
Jeff pulls out the three Do or Die bins, and explains that Lindsay wants to decide on the field with the flame on it so as to survive the night time. If she attracts a cranium, she’s out and joins the jury. She picks the second field. Jeff opens one of many different bins. It’s a cranium. He then provides her the choice to swap, however she sticks along with her intestine. Jeff opens her field and it’s a flame! She’s nonetheless within the recreation and wins security from the vote.
Drea pulls out her Data Is Energy benefit and reads the principles to everybody. She asks Mike if he has an idol, however he doesn’t! We then see by way of flashback that Omar instructed him Drea’s plan, so Mike forked over his idol and let Omar cling on to it. With that, it’s time to vote, and when Jeff reads the outcomes, the axe falls on Drea.
On her manner out, Drea tells Lindsay she’s rooting for her. She tells Jonathan that he was by no means on her radar. She tells Mike that if he makes it to the tip, he’ll in all probability win. (Which probably paints a goal on his again, however he’s all smiles when he learns she positioned two votes on his identify.) She additionally lets everybody know that Omar was the solely individual she instructed that secret to. It’s a vote-off like no different, one which’s full of respect and appreciation for the sport. And Jeff even lets her say his harsh last phrases: “The tribe has spoken.”
Now it’s your flip! Ideas on the return of the Do or Die twist? Was Drea your choose to win all of it? Tell us by dropping some feedback!