Welcome back castaways… 9 down, 8 to go. Last week, Morgan was sent to the jury. Point of interest or not, she was shown arriving at the ‘ponderosa’ (where they sequester the jury) to join Sarah, where the two of them had their girl time bashing the bitter old woman, Kass. Remember what I said a couple weeks ago awaits these two later in their lives.. Tony also received a lot of votes to go home.. Back at camp, he’s a bit bitter about that. Doing a lot of crying that his game isn’t as secure as he once thought it was. Maybe it’s just my memory but I don’t think he’s received any votes in the past. Oh yes, Spencer… I thought he had found the special power idol but apparently not. Just one of the other (2) idols that has been played and put back in the game.In case you forgot, both LJ and Tony played those idols in the same night to protect each other and none of them received any votes that night. Spencer had won individual immunity at the challenge but didn’t need it. Tony has it in his head that Woo has an idol he’s sitting on.. Maybe he does, maybe he doesn’t. I don’t know. Anyway, the next day Tony the big he man cop, I mean Construction worker, is still crying about his name being written down. Says it happens every council… Do I need to post the voting histories? First, your actual tribe, Brawn, never even Saw a council. Your tribe came with you during the remix and you still weren’t at council but once, I think and that one saw Cliff leave with LJ getting the rest of the votes AND AND, you voted against your ‘blueblood badge alliance’ to get rid of Sarah. While we’re at that one, let’s not forget everybody’s lapdog, Spencer (apologies to all dogs out there), who barked at Kass that she had 0 chance of winning after flipping. Do you know what that tells me? Spencer plans on being part of the jury. You, Tony, have been voted against once in this game so cut your fucking shit you bald whining baby. Give the guy a diaper because he said he crapped himself when he saw his name had been written down. I am going to bust this guy’s balls the rest of the time he’s on the show but I’ll give him one thing, he’s playing to win. I don’t know what the hell some of these other morons are doing. It always appears to me that these asshats on these games, play to push someone else forward.
Okay, now that I’m done with that.. The following morning, Tony and LJ are walking along, I assume collecting water or something. Tony has decided that the two of them are the alpha males here and one of them has got to go. In order for Tony’s plan to work, he has to be able to pin it on someone else. He chose Woo.. What plan? To blind side LJ.. He’s spooked and has his panties in a wad about seeing his name written down so many times during the tribal vote. As Trish and LJ put it a bit later, Tony is scrambling so much, he may come unglued. Woo is off in his own little world thinking he’s tight with Tony, as does LJ. Foolish children. All through this episode we keep hearing about this core 6, and those other people.
Okay… Tree mail gives them the hint that they will be playing for some relaxation and special treatment. The cast summizes it’s spa day at Survivor. That’s exacltly what it is, for 3 of them. The group is split in to 3 teams of 3.
Teams are, Green – Jeremiah, Spencer, and Tony. Purple – Kass, Tasha, and Woo. Yellow – LJ, Trish, and Jefra. The object here is to throw a sandbag tied to a rope into a basketball type hoop, using it to release a pile of 20 more sandbags. Then one person has to throw the sandbags through a box shaped net tunnel. Once all 20 are into or actually all the way through the tunnel, they all work together to get the remaining bags the rest of the way through the net by bouncing them along. Once all 20 are out of the tunnel, one member then has to start one at a time, bouncing the sandbags off of a trampoline, into one of those 5 baskets at the bottom of the picture. First one to land all 5, wins the challenge. I am not going to get into a play by play here, Green team wins.
I’ll back up a little bit here. Before the challenge and while he was having his cry session about being voted for, TH Tony said that these reward challenges were an opportunity to form those special bonds with other player, whoever happens to be on the ‘winning team’.. His plan is to blindside LJ because he believes that’s one who can beat him. LJ by the way, trusts Tony and their ‘alliance’ one hundred percent. Foolish boy… Okay, the three of them head off to get showered, pampered, and filled (bellies). Tony plans on talking to Spencer and Jeremiah about voting out LJ.. Shouldn’t be too hard to accomplish with a pair of ass kissers like those two. Spencer’s lips locked to the butt of whoever he thinks is in front, Jeremiah’s to Jefra’s though that hasn’t really come into play yet. That isn’t exactly what is said but, that’s where I see this going. In actuality, Spencer says he’s team Jeremiah but he’s worried about his position in the game and will kiss whatever ass needed to make sure he stays. While the challenge winners are at their reward LJ, Jefra, and Trish are spilling together that Tony is shady.. Duh… Trish tells the two of them that Tony is buring the candle from the middle out and wants to get rid of LJ and is trying to use Woo to do it.. Trying to convince everyone that all the bad on their core 6 is. At least that is what has been kind of going on all episode with this guy. The other two asshats at this reward (yes, I know I’m jumping around a bit here) Let Tony think they are completely behind him in getting rid of LJ. Bottom line is no one can trust anyone here. Spencer says he doesn’t trust Tony.. Says he’s juggling a lot of balls and he’s just one of them. I still think he’s an ass kisser though. Also meanwhile, Tasha is sensing her spot in the game is not very solid. She approaches LJ about having a private strategy convo. He kind of agrees but when she is at the predetermined meeting place, LJ stands her up. He’s team Tony instead of team LJ.. Tasha says that if LJ was man enough to make a big move, together with her, Spencer, Jeremiah, and Jefra, and blindside Tony.. Let’s get to the immunity challenge…
Treemail says stuff about colors and stuff. What they are doing is memorizing sequences of colors that Probst calls out and repeating that in the form of stacking colored tiles one at a time. This will go as many rounds as needed until one person is left and that one will win immunity. It could be just me but I really wish Probst would STFU during these types of challenges. Just say when to make a move and get your mouth out of the way so they can do it. Trish is out with the second tile, Woo is out with the third.. Their memories failed them. No one else gets knocked out in round one. Next round they are 6 of 7 tiles in before Spencer, Kass, Jeremiah, and Jefra get knocked out.. On the 7th one all 3 remaining players choose a different color. Tony is out. LJ believes he has it right. Nice try LJ, it is Tasha who wins immunity.. Somehow I’ve never shaken the feeling that if she watches, the NY Countless is completely jonesing for this Survivor neckwear.. No worries says LJ, just split the vote between Spencer and Jeremiah..
Back at camp, Tasha is (in TH) saying she knew she had a one third chance of being voted out. Honestly I don’t think she was ever on anyone’s radar for that night but she’s happy she’s assured of sticking around for a few more days.. LJ hould have taken that meeting with Tasha but he’s now pushing this split vote idea.. Tony thinks Woo has an idol and no one knows that Spencer does but that’s the only reason to split a vote like that. Tony is still playing the throw Woo under the bus angle, trying to guarantee everyone that Woo has an idol. LJ says this 6 had a plan, that Woo is a part of, and they all pinky swore on it and everything..
Tony starts working the camp to do it to LJ before LJ can do it to him. He approaches, Woo, tells him that LJ is shady and wanted to blindside him. See what’s happening here? The cop, sorry, carpenter, is throwing all of his own wretchedness on LJ trying to convince the others that LJ cannot be trusted. Woo trusts Tony one hundred percent.. I was once told that you will never find the devil in the places you think you might. Strip clubs, casinos, other places of sin. You will find the devil on the front row of church trying to burn someone else.. In this game, meet Tony, the Survivor Devil… He approaches Spencer next who is completely stoked that Tony is now targeting LJ and feeds him the same line of bull he’s feeding the others. Spencer and Jeremiah then have a little convo, bump chests and fists, LJ is now their target too. Trish is next. She’s either very smart, or very stupid. I vote for the latter. He asks her what happened while they were at the reward and she tells him that LJ is concerned about Tony wanting to vote out Woo.. Trish and Kass have a moment.. I don’t know when Kass became part of this 6, perhaps when she switched. Kass is all for keeping things they way they are and going with LJ and the split vote.. Trish isn’t sure what to do.. I think her brain may be waterlogged. Tony knows it could be dangerous for him to make a big move at this point but you either have to kiss ass or kick ass. He says that at council, he may have to kiss ass. Let’s get to it..
You all know the drill.. They go to tribal, the jury that consists of Sarah and Morgan, in, and the Probsting begins. He starts in with Jeremiah and how he, Spencer, and Tasha are all in trouble with the other 6. To Kass, she’s a big reason we find ourselves here with this current split and he asks if there’s any empathy from her about that.. She says you can’t play this game and not get dirty.. I’ll note that the two bitches on the jury bench are rolling their eyes at this point. I want to put my right hand on Morgan’s left ear and my left hand on Sarah’s right ear, and slam Morgan’s right ear into Sarah’s left ear. You both got outplayed, get over it. Probst asks Tony if he agrees with the dirty hands notion. Yes he does. They come to the game knowing they’re likely to get stabbed in the back at some point and that’s why he has his bag of tricks with him that night, implying he may have an idol. Probst wants to know what’s in that bag of tricks, Tony says may find out tonight but it’s something that could make him feel more secure. To Tasha, it must be a little comforting to hear that Tony needs his bag of tricks when he’s part of this tight 6.. She’s seeing cracks forming. To LJ, what could it mean that Tasha is so confident on top of the fact that she has that immunity necklace.. LJ says she’s getting a reality check about seeing nonexistant cracks in his alliance. LJ believes he has a very good eye for spotting loyalty and believes in his 6.. To Tony, what line of work. He repeats the lie about being in construction (he could be in off time). Sarah nearly fell off the bench with that lie. He says trust is very important, someone may steel your tools if they can’t be trusted.. To Kass, does loyalty play a part in the game for her… She says yes but, she checked her life at the door.. In other words, she trusts no one to push her ahead in the game.. I’ll note the rolling eyeballs from the two beeshes on the jury bench once again. Okay, Everyone knows this Brady Bunch super 6 is going to break apart, the question is when.. Soon. Let’s vote. They vote, Probst puts them in order for the read, polls for the idol, not played, votes read.
Yep, LJ is the third member of the jury.. I guess he feels a bit stupid right now pounding his gums about how well he can read people and their loyalty.. Especially since he was talking about a Survivor Alliance.
See you next week – MTH