March 30, 2014

Survivor Cagayan: Yup, Another Quitter

3/30/2014 Posted by Mel Got Served , , No comments
Survivor: Cagayan
Week 5

Solana gets back to camp and Lindsay is pissed at Trish.  Lindsey repeatedly tells Trish she's annoying, and Trish could care less.  Someone's cranky cause of betrayal!  Lindsey is moping on a log when suddenly Probst pops out of the woods to talk to her.  Lindsey is so against being around Trish, believing she'll freak out on her, but can't be around her and quits.  Well that's a first.  Talk about a poor sport who can't just handle it.  And honestly if you can't resolve issues without violence, don't come on a show that's all about pushing buttons. Probst moseys to Solana camp to tell the tribe Lindsey quit the game.  Trish feels a little bad but also, c'mon, toughen up Lindsey.  Tony obviously takes credit, because everything is part of his brilliant plan.  And now Woo and his double buns are in more trouble than before.

The tribes convene for the Reward Challenge and Aparri's mind is blown when they see there's two gone, not one.  It's another physical battle challenge where two survivors enter the ring balancing a little idol, trying to knock off their competitor's idol.  Reward on the line is the winning tribe gets to raid the losers camp.  They can get all their goods! And maybe in a summer camp move, some undies??  Despite the shitshow from the night before, Solana wins the reward.  Woo and Tony are chosen by the tribe for the raid and get a little note to bring along too.  Question is, will Tony bring back his infamous spy shack?

At Aparri camp, the note specifies which items they're allowed to take.  There's also a hidden immunity idol clue for back at Solana beach (they take comfort and fishing items).  Always thinking, Tony comes up with a lie to give the idol clue, which doesn't even apply to their beach, to biggest threat Jeremiah to target him.  Aparri's mind is blown, "Jeremiah is unpredictable!" "Tony and Woo want to work with him!"  Jeremiah heads into the woods and reads his clue, which is the exact same clue that they received when he was on the Beauty beach.  He knows it's a fake, but Tony took back the clue so he has no proof and instead becomes the biggest target on his tribe.  Tony and Woo are laughing it up recapping this to Solana. Tony is so happy and trusting with his tribe that he comes clean about being a cop.  But his tribe also get confirmation that he's a liar, willing to do whatever to move ahead so it actually backfires a smidge.

Immunity is back up for grabs in a pretty cool challenge.  It requires constructing a staircase, navigating a big, tall bamboo maze, and untying knots.  But wait, there's more! A bamboo slide, unraveling a key, using a machete to drop puzzle pieces, and solving a puzzle. Oh and that puzzle is a combination! Challenge to the extreme!  It's exciting to watch the challenge, which is neck-in-neck the whole time. Solana wins immunity, hugging, while Tony is chanting "top five!"  Sarah is not too pleased to overhear "top five" when she's on the other side.

Tony's chant is the topic at Aparri camp, who found it overconfidant and very telling.  Alexis believes they wouldn't be so confident if they didn't have a sixth Aparri ally, who she believes it's Jeremiah.  Alexis or Jeremiah are the top candidates to send home since they have connections on the other tribe (Sarah is smooth sailing).  After weeks of horrible, the brains run this shit.

Tribal Council time!  Probst asks if it's basically tribal tightness: three brains, three beauty, one brawn.  The beauties kind of admit they aren't so tight.  The brains are glad the others aren't so awesome and had problems too, but they need a fixed tribe.  Sarah talks about how she's been dropped, now a lone wolf after Tony's "top five" chant.  The biggest concern is the eventual merge, but Alexis is too focused on taking out what could be an ally (Jeremiah) rather than easy pickens (Sarah).  Morgan reminds the group that Alexis could flip too.  Alexis insists she wouldn't flip and only her and Sarah keep their word; Jeremiah is a proven liar.  But the tribe decides to send Alexis crying out of the game.