Last night on “Survivor” the first order of business was reward, and this involved a ride on a yacht, with sandwiches, and drinks for the winners. The winning team included Natalie and Jeremy, who went ahead and gave their places to Jon and Jaclyn respectively, a true gesture of sportsmanship and gratitude from Natalie who last week was told the truth and showed what a true alliance is about.
Jeremy was sent to Exile Island and Natalie went back to camp with those who lost the Reward Challenge, but both feeling secure with their alliance and their strategy for all intents and purposes working to their advantage. However, others saw through the truth behind their gesture which of course is not just out of the goodness of their hearts, but to eventually be seating before the jury pleading their case and game moves in hopes of winning $1 million, which actually is worth more than a few sandwiches and drinks.
The Immunity Challenge was next and this was a doozy where the players needed to build a puzzle and plant a flag in the middle using only their feet, Keith and Reed took an early lead, but dropped the majority of their stack once they only had one piece left and Baylor being patient and methodical took advantage of their mistake and wound up winning immunity. That meant that she would be safe in Tribal Council, however, her mother Missy still in the game is in jeopardy of being voted out. Keith who had a Hidden Immunity Idol, was discovered by Reed, who decided to look into the other’s bag, something that under different circumstances would be frowned upon, however, in this game certain rules of conduct become relative.
And during Tribal Council, Jeff Probst, the host, always trying to instigate some kind of discussion that would have people voice their true feelings, brought up the subject of Hidden Immunity Idols and the belief that some people have them and who those people are were mentioned, and Jaclyn who always seems to say more than she should speculated that it might be Keith who has an Idol because of his lack of game play and alliance with his own son, Wes, and Reed. Then Wes went on the defensive that showed that there was some truth in what Jaclyn had said.
But once the votes were tallied a blindside no one saw coming took place and Jeremy was the victim of a betrayal from Jon and Jaclyn, two players who think they can win the game by alienating everyone and feel themselves indestructible. Natalie who was assured of their loyalty towards her and her friend Jeremy also questioned Missy who has been her ally as well. Next week’s episode promises to be one for the ages, as several players catching on to Jon and Jaclyn’s lack of loyalty appear to be gunning for him unless of course he wins individual immunity or plays his idol. And as a side note Missy, once again has gone against her word and is a player who without saying much manipulates and then backstabs without a second thought. . Recaps, episodes, and information can be found at www.cbs.com/survivor
“Survivor” runs on Wednesday at 8 p.m. EDT on CBS.