March 05, 2014 07:41 PM by Ryan Haidet
Survivor: Cagayan kicked off its latest episode with one of the worst storms we’ve seen on the show in years. The wicked winds whipped the three tribes who struggled to stay warm, dry and happy as Mother Nature peppered them with pelting rain. It was hardcore Survivor in every way. ”This is what Survivor is all about, baby,” Woo said. Tony described the experience in a much different way. ”This is what I envisioned hell to be like,” he declared. It really was intense — and the weather was just the beginning. The bigger question? Would the Brains tribe be able to weather each other and avoid going to their third Tribal Council in a row?
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After initially denying Sarah’s belief that he was a cop, Tony finally came clean — but only to her. ”I knew you were a fuc*ing cop,” she said without flinching. Comparing her intuition to gaydar, Sarah said she has top-notch copdar and the duo quickly formed their Cops-R-Us alliance with a firm handshake. Although I think Cops-R-Us is incredibly corny as a name, it’s so much better than Stealth-R-Us. How tiring was that nonsense after two seasons?!?!
Another Hidden Idol Found
While the rest of his tribe huddled together in the torrential downpour at the Beauty tribe’s camp, LJ decided he’d go hunting for the hidden Idol in the same spot Morgan was acting suspicious on the very first day. Amazingly, he found it tied to a rock in the ocean during the storm without much trouble at all. ”I hold a piece of this game that is priceless,” he said. I think it’s pretty sad how easy he located the Idol — underwater of all places. Come on, Survivor. Let’s make this a tad tougher. If not, get rid of the hidden Idols all together!
By the morning of Day 8, the rain stopped as the tribes prepared for yet another combined Reward / Immunity challenge. At the Brains camp, J’Tia hilariously asked for rice. She, of all people, should be the LAST person asking about eating rice. I still can’t believe she was kept alive in the game after destroying nearly all of her tribe’s food supply. I’m completely dumbfounded that anybody on the so-called Brains tribe would ever consider keeping somebody like that for one second longer. Strategy be damned.
Before the challenge began, the Brains tribe spent quite a bit of time having a liquid ballet to practice the water tossing portion of the challenge, which they were expecting based on the treemail clue. Despite all their practice, it didn’t pay off whatsoever as they were dead last in that aspect of the challenge. While the Brawn tribe took first place yet again, the Beauty tribe screwed up on the latter half of the challenge giving the Brains their first Immunity. I was thrilled to see the pure joy ooze out of the Brains tribe as they celebrated this critical victory. Way to go, guys!
In addition to Immunity, the Brawn tribe won a tarp, blankets, pillows and other comfort-based goodies, while the Brains tribe took home Immunity and a tarp. Back at the Brawn tribe’s camp, Tony was quick to find the hidden Idol clue within their hammock and made sure nobody else on his tribe ever saw it — especially since he already found the Idol. I must admit, I was wrong about Tony. My first impression was that he believed he was smarter than he actually is. I stand corrected — so far.
My Favorite Castaway
Sarah has quickly shot to the top of my favorite list for this season. I think she’s smart, strong and stands as the biggest threat to win this game. Interestingly, I think her edit is setting her up to either win the game or to be backstabbed by Tony. We shall see. Do you agree?
As the Beauty tribe prepared for their first Tribal Council, strategy quickly got crazy. Concerned that a hidden Idol might be played, some of the tribe concocted a scheme to create a three-way tie, which ultimately happened as two votes apiece were cast against Morgan, Brice and Alexis. After the revote, Brice became the third person voted off Survivor: Cagayan. But before the vote ever began, Jeremiah had mixed feelings about which direction he wanted to go because, as he admitted in confessional, he is a country boy who doesn’t want to hurt anybody’s feelings. My first thought? Dude, you’re playing Survivor. Feelings are ALWAYS hurt. If that’s what you’re worried about, maybe you are the one who should be booted out of the game.
That being said, Brice got the final word — and a great one — as he left the game. ”Clearly they wanted the cutest, most fashionable member out first, so I’m glad to take that title with bells and whistles on. I really hope Morgan does well, and to the rest of the people, I don’t even remember their names.”
What are your thoughts on this episode? Do you think the Brains tribe can win again? Did the Beauty tribe make the right decision in forcing a tie to oust Brice? We want to hear your opinions, so please leave a comment in the section below!
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