12/08/2013 / Comments (0) / by Mel Got Served
Survivor: Blood vs. Water - Week 12
Ciera shares her immunity idol clue with her alliance, a group effort. Seeing the others hunting near the well, Hayden and Katie take a shot at looking too. For once the idol is high up in a tree instead of just another tree hole and Tyson found it, hiding it in his underwear bulge. Tyson's far more at ease now since Hayden threw a major target on his back earlier when he told the tribe they were playing for second place behind Tyson. Eventhough Hayden's declaration riled him up, Gervase is still planning to stay loyal to his bro and not flip-flop with Hayden.
This week's immunity challenge is balancing a ball on a pole through an obstacle course, then throwing sandbags at some targets. Plus the winner gets an ice cream buffet at camp and OMG best reward ever. The challenge requires patience and balance which is a snooze to watch. Monica does phenomenal again and I give her credit, but she irritates me to no end. It's Gervase who wins immunity, knocking the crap out of the targets. And he brings Monica and Tyson to share in the treat with him, so yay! More Lady and the Tramping snacks!
The totally tight alliance of three get a visit from the ice cream cart. Hayden tries his hardest to pitch Ciera to flip because she's gotta see she's the bottom of the four. He urges her to make a big move, the kind that could win her the game. Ciera is skeptical to force a tie, so they'd need Gervase to make it a majority to blindside Tyson. They won't do it, Hayden even tells Tyson they won't turn. Hayden knows it's hopeless so he's going balls to the wall to maybe, just maybe survive again.
Tribal Council time! Hayden answers Probstright out about it being four vs. two, with Tyson controlling them all. Ciera wasn't offended she didn't get picked for the challenge, saying she's had reward before. Gervase says it's from their first tribe bond, which is so telling about where loyalties lie. Katie mentions "political whatever" which blows Probst away that she's so far-out from the cutthroat game. After Monica mentions four, Hayden reminds her in that alliance she'd be guaranteed the final three because there isn't anyone else. Gervase gets super defensive that no one is switching and Hayden is heading to jury. Hayden encourages Ciera to make a tie and force rocks. Then Hayden says "russell feathers" instead of "ruffle" (he insists he said "rustle") for the best LOLZ all season for me.
Come voting time, Gervase makes his speech loud and clear for all to hear and writes "HAYDONE" (get it?) Tyson whispers for Ciera to stick with their group, but she's hesitant to scrawl something on her parchment. Probst heads back to tally the votes and the votes come to a 3-3 tie for Hayden and Monica. There's a re-vote and a tie remains, and the group can't come to a consensus, which means WE'RE DRAWIN' ROCKS Y'ALL. I have goosebumps. What this means is the two who did have votes are immune, as well as the immunity idol holder, and the other three will draw random rocks from a bag and the white rock goes home (I wish it was purple). It's ridiculous and only happened once before (in my college Survivor lapse because, hey, Thirsty Thursday).
Ok so everyone draws rocks, pulls out their palms and reveals their hand: Katie has the white rock. It was worth a try even if it was a meh removal. "That's your chair over there. One of those." Tyson whispers after a nice send-off moment.
12/01/2013 / Comments (0) / by Mel Got Served
Survivor: Blood vs. Water - Week 11
Katie is surprised to survive another night, not to mention Ciera turned on her own blood. Ciera's alliance is blown away by the move of solidarity, but it goes to show she's playing this game harder than they assumed. Even the Redemption Island crew is surprised (after Laura pretended to be Katie for LOLZ).
So Laura, Vytas, and Tina come trailing in for the latest Redemption Island puzzle, I mean truel, I mean duel. But first, Laura getting weepy over being voted out by her daughter. The challenge is navigate boxes through a mesh net tunnel, which then stack in a puzzle-esque fashion. Laura finishes the puzzle first, then decides to give Tina all the answers to take out Vytas. It's really lame and a low move. Vytas loses by one second and my pre-show winner prediction is gone. UGH. Laura gives the immunity idol clue to Ciera to either keep or burn, so Ciera burns it. Well at least one clue wasn't burned and that was last week.
The game is ticking down and the way to move along easily is taking out Katie, who Tyson insists has three jury votes. Do we really think Aras and Vytas wouldn't award good game play? I think they would. But Hayden and Caleb are more worried about Tyson who would kill at the end with great moves. Ciera tattles to Tyson, which only validates the people he trusts most (Gervase, Monica). The Katie target turns to Caleb now, a likable dude that's made some moves to get him the end prize. And the guys sense something's up which means maybe the plan has to change again. Oh boy, y'all are playing sloppy!
Immunity is up for grabs again with another semi-endurance challenge. Everyone has to hold onto a pole tied to a bucket with 25% of their body weight. Twist alert! Cocky people can choose to site out and feast on some barbeque grub instead. Tyson, Gervase and Ciera decide to eat which has got to be your most telling moment ever. Tyson prays they hold on for hours so he can continue to gorge himself on ribs and wings, while also Lady and the Tramping loaves of bread. Monica wins immunity again as part of her quest to show her kids that dad isn't the only strong one (is he the only asshole though?)
After congratulating Monica, Tyson recaps all the food they ate and how it was cooked to perfection. Hayden finally gets a clue that maybe Ciera is working with Tyson/Gervase given her overconfidence by choosing to eat. Caleb's suggestion is to ask Tyson if they are getting blindsided, then try to play it off like Ciera set this all up to turn the alliance against each other. Tyson buys into it, but still doesn't trust the guys. Tyson wonders if maybe tonight's the night to play the infamous idol so he doesn't get hosed. Scrambling galore!
Tribal council time! Compete vs. eat is the first topic of discussion, showing who is comfortable in this game and who isn't. Many are nervous at their state in the game. Ciera says she ate because she knew she'd lose, so why try? Tyson said if everyone trusted the alliance then more would've sat out. Probst points out that Gervase looks at Hayden about trusting and keeping their word, which makes Ciera nervous. A blindside is coming, but who shall it be? Tyson does decide to play his idol in his comical way, digging through his bag to empty it out. For a hot, exciting second it looks like Ciera will be blindsided but alas, it's Caleb.
11/24/2013 / Comments (0) / by Mel Got Served
Survivor: Blood vs. Water - Week 10
With three losers over at Redemption Island, it's time to bring back the truels to see who sticks around. As usual, there's use grappling hooks to collect bags, remove balls, and then they have to navigate a ball through a table maze. It's tense as the balls teeter around on edges and fall through holes, sending you back to the beginning. Tina is the frontrunner until her ball falls right by the center. Vytas wins the duel, then Tina catches up for second. Aras is eliminated from the game, becoming the first jury member, but not before Probst can run a little therapy session for the brothers. As winner of the truel, Vytas gives Katie the hidden immunity idol clue and FINALLY someone doesn't burn the clue. The clue writer of the season is behind the scenes crying tears of joy.
Katie needed that immunity clue like whoa and heads into the jungle to read her clue. Except there's nothing there cause Tyson's got it, yo! The rest of the tribe wants to hide all the sharp tools so she can't dig, because they're eleven years old. Meanwhile, Laura is riding high and not even considering the idea that people would want to take out the pair. Ciera knows they're going to be a target so she pulls aside her mom for a straight-talk. She's pretty honest and believes she has a better chance of winning (or getting to the end) than her mom. Laura seems pretty cool with it because clearly she knows she's awful at this game. But the show tortuously drags this on for ages. So knowing she's possibly next, Laura follows Katie into the jungle to try and find the clue too. Tyson wants the guys to vote off Laura so Ciera doesn't have to do the dirty work off voting off her mom (and Ciera's totally cool with it).
For immunity this week, all the survivors have to stand on a bitty platform while holding a knotted rope, progressively losing rope length. The same crap as any other season. Along with a sweet immunity necklace, the winner gets burgers, hot dogs, french fries, and soda. You had me at french fries. The men go quick, then some ladies. Monica and Tyson are the final two, and Monica wins immunity again. It's the first of her all episode and her silence has been golden for me. Monica forgoes all her grub and gives it to her tribe because "immunity means more to me" and they're her "family." Politics or love, everyone shoves their faces with the most delicious looking burgers ever.
A snake slithers around the shelter while the tribe is actually there- it's not stock footage! Ciera tells Katie about the plans for the night to eliminate her mom. Katie claims she has the idol, Ciera says no cause I have it, so Katie folds. Ciera uses this knowledge to her advantage, hoping this could be a way to save her mom. Tyson realizes by telling Ciera the plan, he blew it. Ciera's playing the game too and they got caught. Katie is a safe option to get rid of, especially since she definitely doesn't have the idol, but Tyson still wants Laura gone.
Tribal Council time! Katie was relieved to get the immunity idol clue this week. Probst points out that there is still one pair remaining in the game, which could be a concern. Caleb says they're less threatening as a pair because both would turn on each other to win. Laura believes it's an asset to keep her, because they're two votes instead of one. Her other lame argument is that the duos will fight for jury votes for their loved ones (eyeroll). The votes are cast and no immunity idol is played, obvs. Laura gets her second trip to Redemption Island as the tribe decides to eliminate the last of the pairs.