I’m sure Survivor producers were hoping for some drama this season by adding loved ones into the mix. They had to be salivating with the thought of Katie and Tina having to face off on Redemption Island. As a mom, I can imagine how very hard it was for Tina. The challenge was the one where you build a long pole and retrieve keys. Tina was coaching Katie on how to build the pole, but Katie dropped one of the keys in the sand making it pretty difficult to pull this one off. I think Tina was trying to give Katie every opportunity to win, but she could see that it wasn’t going to happen. It’s for the best since I think Tina is a stronger competitor.
With all that said, Laura M. kicked butt in the competition as usual. She finished first and Ciera received another HII clue. I saw in the comments that I’m not the only one fed up with the HII. It’s just so silly to watch Survivor players trying to find the HII when someone already has it. I think it would have been better for Jeff to say that there was no clue because the Idol was found. That would set off paranoia and distrust among the tribe and more fun for us. So anyway, Hayden and Ciera looked and looked but did not find it because of course Tyson has it. What I find interesting is why did Gervase and Monica stop looking for it? Did Tyson tell them he has it? Let me know if I missed this.
The Immunity Challenge involves swimming, retrieving bags of puzzle pieces and solving a phrase puzzle. It comes down to the puzzle for all the players. They know it contains 8 words and it’s a phrase that is used often on Survivor. “You are going to have to dig deep.” is the phrase and Ciera figures it out first. This is very bad news for Hayden, but either way one of the two would have been in trouble.
Hayden and Ciera know they have to do everything they can to get Monica to switch sides. This is not going to be easy since Monica feels that because Tyson agreed to draw rocks at last tribal, he really stuck his neck out for her. In this stage of the game, every player needs to realize that every other player is only out for themselves. So, anyway, it goes back and forth and back and forth. We don’t know which way Monica is swaying until the votes come in and Hayden is voted off, but not really since he’s headed for Redemption Island.
The final four are Ciera, Monica, Gervase and Tyson heading into this Sunday’s finale. One of the three Redemption Island contestants will be coming back into the game. I sure hope it’s Laura M. Hayden is a great guy (in real life) but Laura deserves this.
As usual, I will have the inside scoop on the Survivor pre-party and after-party being held in Los Angeles. If you have any burning questions you would like answered, comment right away and I’ll try to get them asked at the party.
Enjoy the finale! Bloggergal