Really excited to be writing this recap because of what’s apparently in store. As some of you may have seen in a commercial this week, some serious crap is gonna go down at Tribal Council, which is the “significant event” that Jeff Probst alluded to in that Hollywood Reporter interview back in October (which I shared with you in the Episode 6 recap). But rather than telling you what it is, let’s just let the episode unfold and see where we end up. Let’s get this party started!
After the recap, we see Hayden’s campfire announcement about Tyson that was teased last week. However, while it seemed in the tease that Hayden was exposing Tyson as the ringleader and placing a target on his back, tonight it appears that Hayden is being congratulatory towards Tyson…and placing a target on his back. This seemingly annoys Gervase, who thinks he’s actually doing something other than being the person that Tyson relays all the information to that’s been shared with him. But at least we’re seeing a division … Continue reading
It’s the night before Thanksgiving and we’re given the gift of A REAL EPISODE rather than a clip show of unseen footage. While that used to piss me off as a fan, as a reviewer, I have to admit I could use an easy episode to prepare for the holiday. But this is why we watch Survivor; right, to see another piece of the puzzle put in place? And since I’m such a huge fan of reality competition shows, anything that gets us closer to a winner is a good thing. Wouldn’t you agree?
And with a title like “Gloves Come Off,” I’m looking forward to some serious s**t hitting the fan tonight. I don’t want to be disappointed. We’ve been set up for an all out assault on Ciera (based on the promos I saw) but I wonder if that’s just the standard CBS misdirect. It’s probably Katie, in another predictable episode, but when has that been the case this season?
After a recap that tells us nothing new, we head to the Kasama … Continue reading
Just like every season, the closer we get to Final Tribal, the higher the stakes. In past seasons, there always seemed to be some clear “favorites” to win it all. Last season it was Cochran (because no one thought Dawn or Sherri would/could win) and before that it was Denise vs. the non-threats of Lisa and Skupin. 3 seasons ago, it was Kim, who dominated against Sabrina and Chelsea. You can even go 2 more seasons and see that Sophie and Boston Rob were shoe-ins to win (both dominated in the final tribal voting).
So you have to go back 5 SEASONS to find a close vote at Tribal (Fabio vs. Chase & Sash (5-4-0 in the voting)). I’m mentioning this because at this point in the game, I’m seeing no one dominating. Yeah, you could say that Tyson and Gervase are the de facto leaders of the Kasama tribe, but does that mean they’re locked in for Final Tribal? Hell no. I see at least 7 out of the final 11 having a shot, … Continue reading