It’s now a game of numbers and Sash is the odd man wanted. With only seven players left in the game, Sash is the most wanted and needed player this season at this point. Two alliances of three are wheeling and dealing to get Sash on their side so they can control the game and protect the alliance they now have formed. Holly, Jane and Chase look solid. Benry, Dan and Fabio look iffy.
Based on how production is editing, it seemed weird that Sash was talking about his HII with Benry, Fabio and Chase because they were from different alliances! The talk of who and what the alliances are never stopped tonight. For awhile I thought there might be false alliances setting up three or four people for eviction.
OK, ok, so much now for the suspense. Bring on the challenge for reward. Food, a shower and a massage sounds like it’s worth winning. I hope so, because the mud, sweat and tears will make the shower feel oh so good. The first part of the challenge was muddy, and then straw which sticks to the body only to find a ball which they had to throw into a barrel. Chase was first, followed by Jane, Benry and Holly.
In the second round they had to retrieve a key which opened a chest. In the chest were four sandbags which then had the land on top of a barrel. Chase absolutely crushed everyone making quick work of this part of the challenge and Benry was well ahead of the ladies.
Third round was the easiest which required the guys to dig up three rope rings with a paddle and throw them on hooks. Game over, Chase blew Benry away before he could even dig the ropes up from the sand.
Chase had to pick two people to go with him on the reward trip. His first pick was Holly because she forfeited her reward from the last challenge to get the tarp and rice. His second pick was Jane, oops! He should have taken Sash to keep him away from the guys where he might be enticed into their alliance. As expected, the guys tried to lore Sash into helping them eliminate Jane. While the others were lounging in luxury the guys ate the chicken. When Jane got back she cried for awhile and then made a small memorial for the chicken. The guys nicknamed the chicken Kel-Na to make fun of the chickens who quit.
More and more talk about who is aligned and who should be evicted. It’s really hard to tell who is doing what tonight.
For immunity they had a two part contest. First part was to unwind a rope from a sawhorse type starting point far enough so they could get a bag of gold coins at the other end of the course. Fabio, Benry and Sash were the first three to complete it and move to round two. Round two they needed to put a gold coin puzzle together. After some struggle, Sash got his done first and won immunity. This gave him individual immunity so he could save his HII.
More talk and the person who will be evicted is really up in the air. When they get to TC the talk about the game strategy even confuses the jury members and makes them wonder what the hell is going on.
After the vote which shows one vote for Holly, two votes for Fabio and four votes for Benry in a surprise evicition. It seems the Chase, Holly, Jane trio look like they pulled Sash into their alliance for the time being. I look for bigger twists the next two weeks as people turn on each other or the immunity goes to people in line for eviction. My pet peeve about no one using the HII yet is still alive. It’s really strange after the game play the last few seasons.
I’m ready for the next two weeks and see what these loonies do!