As we left things, Laura M. was voted off her tribe with the hopes that she would win at Redemption Island and kick Culpepper out the door. The RI challenge was well suited to a female. It involved walking on a balance beam, untying a bag of blocks and assembling the blocks in order on a frame. The blocks were numbers from 1 to 100. Before it started, I was thinking the blocks were going to be all mixed up, but they weren’t, making this challenge pretty straightforward. Laura M sailed through it. Guys, I gotta admit…us girls love walking on balance beams. We grew up doing it and pretending we were Olympic gymnasts!
So, we have Laura M finishing in first. We see John struggle a few times. Once, he falls off the beam and another time he drops his bag. We don’t see Culpepper with similar problems, but John still pulls off second place. He gives a little inspiration speech to his wife…something like he was her anchor pulling her down and now she’s free and can fly and soar. Awww….
So now it’s Laura’s turn to give away a clue to the HII. She gives it to Vytas stating that “target” strategy again. Stupidly, IMO, Vytas throws it into the fire. Show some guts Survivors. Geez. Oh and yep, no one looks for the HII while on camera in this episode either. Might as well just take that out of the game. Actually, what would be cool is that the producers slap that sucker down right in the middle of camp!
As we saw in the teasers, Jeff says things are going to be shaken up again. Buffs are dropped and new tribes are chosen by random pick of a new buff. As always happens on Survivor the tribes come out kinda messed up. We have all the guys on one tribe with Ciera and we have all the gals on the other with Vytas. Hmmm….who will have an advantage at competitions I wonder?
This week we see a lot of Tyson and he comes out looking pretty annoying. He’s once again stealing coconut milk. He’s eating all the food in his new camp. He’s trying to throw a big target on Aras’ back. For the billionth time, remember it’s all in the editing.
The Immunity Challenge seems to be the same every week. This week we have the contestants diving in the water, untying a gate, retrieving a container with puzzle pieces and solving the puzzle. I should just start copying and pasting that line! Well, the first two up for the gals plus Vytas (yes…I can never remember the official names of tribes) is Tina and Laura B. I don’t know if it was excitement, old age or lack of oxygen due to food deprivation, but they open the gate and start swimming back WITHOUT the puzzle pieces. They can’t hear their tribe screaming and they don’t realize until they are all the way back to shore that they need to swim back out. Big, big mistake. In true Survivor fashion, they manage to get back into the challenge though. Twice the gals complete the puzzle and think they’ve won only to have Jeff say that the picture isn’t correct. The guys end up with the correctly finished picture first.
Vytas, at this point has got to be thinking “uh-oh” as well he should. However, logically would it make sense to vote off your only male? We have seen throughout this episode that Kat is annoyed with Monica Culpepper because all she wants to do is talk strategy. I don’t know why Kat is annoyed with Monica, but she gets it into her head that Monica needs to go. Instead of sticking to the all-gal alliance, she tells Tina that she thinks they should vote off Monica. At one point, Kat is shown saying that Monica should keep her mouth shut….uh Kat? Who should keep their mouth shut? Tina runs off and tells Monica. Monica confronts Kat and Kat does like that Shaggy song “It wasn’t me”. Things quickly change and now the target is pointing directly at Kat. Can you say “oops” Kat?
Kat begs at Tribal Council to remain on the tribe, but her lack of loyalty to the all girl alliance does her in. I was very disappointed in her. I thought she should have known better.
Here’s what she said on Facebook: “On a scale of 1-10 I’m probly a -2. Who wants to date someone who can’t make it to the merge! Survivor is a hard game guys!! But its not over yet!! Stay tunded for me to compete in the DUAL against my besties!! John Cody and Laura Morett Will my boyfriend which places with me?! (This is exactly what appeared–spelling errors and all.)
So you heard Kat…stay tuned…Bloggergal