Welcome back castaways.. Episode 10 of this mess that I’ve grown to call the Tony Show.. But is it really? Last week, we watched that idiot Spencer who was suppose to be a part of the original Brains tribe throw away his hidden idol and receive zero votes to leave. Tony found that special idol, that can be played after the votes are read. He then whipped it out of his bag of tricks and called it a fake idol at tribal council. If the others are smart, they’ll make him play it and then get rid of him. I’ve yet to see a cast that was actually that smart though. The one who might possibly pull that off, is Trish. She is responsible for getting rid of Cliff by getting Kass to flip and become the pariah of her own tribe. As a result, I would dare say Sarah, and Morgan also. All in the name of an alliance with Tony.. Jeremiah has now also joined the jury after being voted out. All that said, here is an interesting take on Trish’s role in the game..
Last week, Jefra Said she was going to participate in blindsiding Tony because of his role in getting rid of LJ. I’ve reposted the chart that has the voting from last week’s show but notice there is not a single vote for Tony least of all from Jefra.. She lost her nerve and decided to stick with this alliance of 5. That’s the pied piper Tony and his 4 little rats. Leaving Tasha and Spencer without any friends.
This week there was a lot of who should do what and Tony blowing his own horn. This week is also the survivor auction. These are usually pretty good but there was nothing exciting about this one. Some know there is usually something, an advantage, auctioned off. Each player has $500 to play with. Bids must be $20 increments, they cannot share money or prizes. Seems that most have forgotten that advantage and that it usually costs the full $500, are hungry and will bid on anything to get something to eat.
Right out of the gate Trish paid $80 for a cup of popcorn, a bowl of candy, and a cup of pop. I’d say that compared to the last time I went to a movie theater, she got a bargain but she was the only one. Jefra paid $60 for some guacamole and stuff and a margarita.. Kass got a steak sandwich and was offered a trade for another blind item but kept the one she paid for (which was also a blind item). Trish bought the trade offer which was a bowl of rice and a glass of water, for $100. Woo decided he was hungry and bought some ribs and beer for $40. Of course the ones who haven’t bid yet, Spencer, Tasha, and Tony are waiting for that special item. Probst offers to cut to the chase and offer that item up. Here’s the rub. Of course they are all going to bid the max they have but what they are buying is a chance at a rock draw. For some reason, Tasha chickens out of this.. Spencer and Tony buy into this drawing for $500 each. Black rock wins the prize.. Guess who wins? Tony.. I’ve said this in past seasons, I’m really believing this game is fixed.
The ‘advantage’ he won, is a clue to a hidden immunity idol. He doesn’t look for it right away though but the women have gathered in the water without the fellas. It seems they are talking all girl’s alliance.. Personally I think it’s too late for that. We have an immunity challenge to get to..
To play this game contestants have to dig up the end of a rope, pull the rope out of the ground and it will have bags tied to it. The bags will contain a total of 5 balls, all of which they must have to continue. Once they have them, one at a time they have to guide them along this zigzag type maze by tilting the table causing them to roll. If it falls off at any point, back to the beginning for that ball. They have to complete this by getting all 5 balls to the end. Kass and Trish never really got into this.. Neither could untie the knots holding the bags closed. Tony was pretty useless at this game as was Spencer.. Slow and steady Tasha just worked her way through it and before anyone else really got started she had 3 of them in their holes at the end. Woo nearly caught up and could have won if Tasha had made a mistake but she didn’t. She won immunity for a third time in a row. One of the two on the chopping block, is now safe at council..
Back at camp, the girls are in the water again. This makes Tony nervous. Spencer decides to play on his paranoia a bit and tell him that the women are plotting against him and that Jefra wanted to blindside him at the last vote. We all know she chickened out though. Tony decides to go and look for that idol, and find it. Spencer knows he’s in danger and he too decides to look for that special idol. Tony’s target after Tasha was Spencer but being paranoid as he is, he decides that if Spencer goes, it gives the women a clear cut alliance and then, with the help of Spencer, sets his sights on Jefra. He decides not to tell Trish and Kass what he’s doing. Woo will go along with whatever keeps him in the game.
We get to tribal council and the Probsting begins. Clearly Spencer is on the bottom says Jeff and Spencer agrees that he is and he gave up his only protection by foolishly playing his idol at last council. Spencer outs Jefra as a likely target. Tony for some inexplicable reason pulls that hidden idol out of his bag and wears it around his neck. This is not a played idol but a scare tactic. He hasn’t played it yet. There really isn’t much discussion here they just get to the vote… Votes are cast, organized for the read.. I don’t recall Probst asking if anyone wants to play an idol (Tony) but none is played. Votes are read, 5050 split between Spencer and Jefra, 7th vote is for Jefra, she is now a member of the jury.
Next week, everyone hates Tony and he warns Kass Not to vote for him or else…. See you then.