This has been a pretty exciting season of “Survivor: Blood vs. Water” as we have seen some big blindsides, some new comers throwing their weight around and now a shake up of the tribes before the big merge. In case you missed it last week the new and completely unbalanced tribes are as follows: Galang is now Monica, Katie, Laura B, Tina and Vytas. Tadhana is Gervase, Caleb, Tyson, Hayden, Ciera and Aras.
Redemption Island: Kat is extremely emotional and feels that she’s let Hayden down, but what was the most interesting is when Jeff asked her about why she was so upset, one of the things she said was that she wanted to play with Hayden. Why admit your strategy when you are still in the game? Hayden offers to switch with Kat, but together they decide that he has a better chance at winning the game and she decides to play the Redemption Island duel. John comes in first with Laura coming in second sending Kat home. Before leaving she asked Hayden if he’s going to break up with her for losing at Survivor… completely odd question. John gives the clue to Monica again and she burns it again.
Tadhana: Spearheaded by Tyson, he speaks to the whole group (minus Aras) saying that all Aras talks about is merging to get with his brother Vytas and because of this, they need to cut him loose. Gervase, Caleb, Tyson, Hayden, and Ciera make a final five deal and agree to get Aras out.
Galang: On this tribe Vytas is playing the best card he has… playing the reformed bad boy. The women are eating it up, including Tina who now wants Vytas to get together with her daughter. Is the woman’s alliance still strong? It seems to be before the immunity challenge, but if they lose… who knows what will happen.
Immunity challenge: The challenge has the teams tied together by the ankles as they navigate an obstacle course. This has a “win” for the Tadhana tribe, but you never know since there is a ball toss element as well. It’s pretty close, but in the end Tadhana pulls out a win and it’s not looking good for Vytas.
Laura’s big mistake: Laura B. decides to straight out tell Vytas that he’s going home and that all four women decided on it in the morning. Did the other woman agree to tell him? Didn’t seem like it and their alliance is upset that she didn’t consult with them before blurting their plan to Vytas in front of everyone. So who went to Redemption Island? Laura shot herself in the foot by being so bold and not consulting with her tribe.
This season has been full of surprises and excitement, but this episode was a bit of a yawn outside of seeing Laura totally bizarre move in not talking to her alliance before telling Vytas he was on the chopping block. Grade: C –
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