Well, on tonight’s episode, we finally got to see what’s been happening over on the Hunahpu Tribe. The past three episodes have been so dominated by the struggles of Coyopa that we hadn’t really gotten a chance to really see the group dynamic is working over on Hunahpu.
However, tonight, we finally got a chance. Because Drew decided to throw the immunity challenge (and don’t even get me started on how mind-blowingly stupid an idea that was), Hunahpu finally had to go to tribal and we finally got to see how the members of the tribe work together as a group.
And how do they work together?
Well, they don’t.
As Natalie put it, the Hunahpu Tribe is a hot mess.
Here’s what we saw and what we learned tonight as we watched Hunahpu:
First off, Keith went looking for the hidden immunity idol and, when he didn’t find it right away, he decided that Jeremy must have it. Instead of asking Jeremy or trying to start an alliance with Jeremy, Keith immediately told everyone else in the tribe that Jeremy had the idol. Hilariously, right after he sold out Jeremy, Keith found the idol. So now, if Keith does ever use the idol, he’s going to look like a huge liar.
Of course, everyone else in the tribe automatically tracked down Jeremy and told him what Keith was saying. Jeremy got angry. Now, I still like Jeremy but, for two episodes in a row now, he’s been playing the game emotionally instead of logically. He takes things personally which you really can’t do in a game like Survivor. Jeremy’s emotions are going to be his downfall. While it’s understandable that Jeremy now wants to get rid of Keith, Jeremy needs to understand that he needs to come up with a better argument than, “I’m mad at him.”
Julie reacted well to John Rocker being voted off. She actually seemed to be somewhat relieved. However, it appears that Jon and some of the other male tribe members don’t feel that she’s helping out enough around camp.
Jon and Drew both seemed to believe that they are in charge of the tribe. As far as the women are concerned, Natalie seems to be stepping up into a leadership role but it’s yet to be seen if that’s due to her being a good leader and just because she talks a lot.
Drew (who described himself as being the tribe’s “kingpin”) pretty much dominated tonight’s episode, from the moment that he found the lost flint to when he unsuccessfully attempted to convince Jeff to trade the tribe some fishing gear for that “barely used” flint (Jeff’s reaction was priceless) to tribal council where Drew was finally voted off the island.
And what a crazy tribal council that was! Both Keith and Kelley got one vote. Kelley’s one vote came from Drew who was so convinced that Kelley was planning on starting an all-girl’s alliance that he intentionally threw the immunity comp so he could vote her out. However, it was Natalie that rallied all the girls and, with the boys dividing their votes between three separate people (Keith, Kelley, and Julie), it only took their four votes to get Drew out of the game.
What a crazy episode!
I can’t wait until next week. Judging from the previews, Jon is going to go crazy. I know that the preview featured Jeff saying, “Drop your buffs!” but it’s way too early for a merge. So, I’m guessing that their going to do a random draw and the two tribes are going to be reshuffled.