Okay, so let’s recap. On Redemption Island, we have brothers Aras and Vytas along with mom Tina waiting for the first dual. Still surviving are the “gang” of seven…Gervase, Tyson, Hayden, Caleb, Ciera, Monica and Laura M. All that’s left of the other alliance is Katie.
The dual on Redemption Island has the contestants using a fishing line to hook three separate bags that contain balls. They next must maneuver a ball through a wooden maze without dropping the ball in holes along the way. You’ve seen this one before, right? Tina is doing an amazing job. She gets her ball all the way to the end of the maze only to lose it in the last hole. She has to begin again. Vytas gets through the maze and finishes first. It’s down to Aras and Tina for second place. Tina pulls out the win (Yay, Tina!). Jeff tries to create a little drama by talking about the Aras/Vytas relationship. They comply by saying how this experience has helped their relationship…blah, blah, blah. Okay, so I drifted.
Since Vytas won the dual, he gets to pick who will receive the clue. He gives it to Katie since she was the remaining member of his alliance. Finally, someone keeps the clue! However, this is all for naught because as we know, Tyson has the HII. The HII hopefully will someday come in to play, but right now just makes me yawn.
Back at camp, before the Immunity Challenge even occurs, talk is that Laura M will be next voted off. Tyson, who refers to himself as the “big bad wolf” has decided this is best. This is because he says he has to be the one to make the moves because no one else wants to get their hands dirty…thus…the big bad wolf. He talks to the other guys and tells them his plan is to have them vote for Laura M so that Ciera doesn’t have to vote off her own mom. Even before this, or at least it’s before on our TV sets, Ciera has a discussion with her mom and in essence says that she’s going to vote off her (mom) off if that’s what it takes. Her mom is so proud of her. Next we see Tyson telling Ciera that the plan is to vote off her mom. Even though, Ciera said she was fine with this, she tries a last-ditch (very small) effort to switch the votes to Katie and keep her mom in the game.
Competition is holding on to a knotted rope while leaning backwards on a platform above the water. You must move from one knot to the next making it harder and harder to hang on. As with all of these type of competitions (yes, I get it–Physics and all that) women have a distinct advantage due to their size. To prove this point, the first two out of the competition are Hayden and Caleb. The final two competitors are Monica and Tyson and Monica, once again, pulls out the win. This is TWO individual Immunity wins in a row.
So back at camp, the story hasn’t changed much. Ciera is all happy that she got Katie to tell her that she doesn’t have the HII. By the way, she did this by lying to Katie and telling her that she (Ciera) has it. She tries to use this as leverage to get the gang to vote off Katie instead of her mom.
So let’s think about this for a moment. We have Ciera, Katie, Laura M and Monica and then we have Hayden, Caleb, Tyson and Gervase. The way things look a female is going to be voted off. Wouldn’t you think that the four females should have made an effort to form a NEW alliance and pull away one of the guys…Hayden or Caleb comes to mind. Then they could have easily blindsided a big threat…Tyson comes to mind. That would have made for some fun Survivor moments. Oh well, all in my head.
Laura M is voted off and Ciera voted for her as was evident by the card saying Laura with Mom in parenthesis. I know that Ciera thinks she has a shot at this, but those guys are going to turn on her in another episode or so. Monica is definitely becoming a big threat and I’m sure the group will go after her as soon as she doesn’t have a HII around her neck. My hopes are on Hayden and Caleb only because they aren’t playing viciously and I’m a big softie. Stay tuned…Bloggergal