As we enter Survivor: Edge of Extinction episode 3, it’s becoming increasingly clear that it’s a good thing for Joe Anglim and Aubry Bracco that they haven’t been to Tribal Council yet. If they had, there’s a good chance that one of them would be out of the game at the moment.
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Based on the promo below for the next episode, that Kama tribe has made it abundantly clear that they don’t want either one of them in the game too much longer. From their vantage point, we get it — they don’t feel like they need them. They’ve won two immunity challenges already and within a couple more tribal councils, there’s a chance for a tribe swap. We are at a point where Joe’s individual skills are not of use — in a tribe-swap season, he’s not a great person to keep around since there’s a chance he ends up on another tribe. Even if he’s working with you, it’s dangerous having him in the game at this point. He’s great for keeping you from being the first or second one out, but on a season like this, there’s merit to ensuring a returnee is gone soon. For starters, all of them are still left! Also, all of them have shown an ability to be good at various aspects of the game.
There is a possible reprieve for Joe and Aubry, though, and it comes via a hidden immunity idol. It hasn’t been found yet on Kama and if we were on that beach, we’d be working overtime to make sure one of them doesn’t find it. If they do and they can telegraph where the votes go, one could use it to save either themselves or the other person.
Despite losing two straight competitions, the returning players on the Manu tribe may still be safer. It doesn’t seem as though there was enough of a push to get Kelley Wentworth out at this past tribal (read our full review for Wednesday’s episode here) and if that was the case, why would it be any different now? Wardog’s rationale specifically is that she is a great shield to have down the line, which we understand … but we’d change that if it was looking like all returnees were going to make the merge.
There may not even be a tribal council here, though, if Wendy’s injury (see the end of the promo) keeps her from being able to continue to compete. It seems pretty serious — at least enough to have some bandaging on it. She does seem like a tough cookie, but being tough sometimes doesn’t have anything to do with it. Sometimes, medical makes decisions that are just out of your control.
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