Drop your Buffs! The expected tribal swap arrived tonight with mixed emotions on Survivor: San Juan Del Sur. Some were concerned that playing with their loved one would make them bigger targets. Naturally, lots of loved ones ended up paired with their significant other. But the most significant element from this episode involved the food situation at one tribe.
Drew Christy described himself as a “genius” who was manipulating his fellow castaways on Survivor: San Juan Del Sur. Trouble is, Drew, a model, purposely lost an Immunity challenge and it bit him in the butt big time. In my interview with Drew, he told me that he was given an unfair edit that made him look like the dumb surfer guy, but also admitted to being delusional during his time on the show. More interestingly, Drew said he had no idea Kelley was standing right behind him as he strategized with others to vote her off and didn’t realize her proximity to them until he watched the episode. But, Drew also feels she may have been edited to make it look as if Kelley were standing right there when she really wasn’t. What else did he have to say? Dive in to find out!
I’ve had mixed feelings about Survivor: San Juan Del Sur thus far. While I loved the premiere and I thought last week’s episode where John Rocker was voted out of the game, I found nothing shocking or thrilling about this latest hour. It just didn’t feel fun. It felt, well, stupid. Too much focus was pushed on Drew’s nonsense and silly self praise about his “genius” manipulation that I just couldn’t wait for him to be booted out of the game. Did my hopes come true? Read on to find out…
John Rocker wasn’t on Survivor: San Juan Del Sur for long, but his big personality left a giant imprint on the first three episodes. The former Major League Baseball star couldn’t hide his identity or controversial past from the rest of the castaways as he was quickly recognized by multiple people in the game. After he was voted out, we had a moment to chat with Rocker about why he didn’t play his Idol. He also explained that he would have given his Idol to Val to prove his word to Jeremy and expressed his thoughts on Natalie’s vulgar attacks.
“I did everything I could, brother. I swear to you.” Those words from John Rocker about trying to keep his word to spare Val was the start of bitter feelings that bubbled to the top on tonight’s Survivor: San Juan Del Sur. Jeremy didn’t feel Rocker held true to his promise whatsoever in working to keep his wife safe. It quickly became Jeremy’s goal to get Rocker out of the game as soon as possible. Did it work?
I thought her lie of having found two hidden Idols was so bad that nobody would ever believe it. But Val Collins, the second person voted off Survivor: San Juan Del Sur, says her tribe definitely bought her lie to some extent. Plus, Val tells us why Tony Vlachos, the winner of last season’s Survivor: Cagayan, was always in her strategic mind. Dive inside for the full interview!
Wow! That was one hell of an Immunity challenge! Seriously! That was exciting stuff to watch. Drama. Tension. Emotions. Tears. Blood. Just take a look at that photo above! A true mashup of the “Blood Vs. Water” theme on Survivor: San Juan Del Sur. It was, without question, the best part of this episode that saw some of the worst lies I’ve ever seen on the show. Who is the bad liar? Who was voted off? It’s all inside…
Survivor: San Juan Del Sur — Blood Vs. Water only has half of its Twinnies remaining. Nadiya Anderson, two-time Amazing Race contestant, was the first person voted out of the game after her tribemates targeted her for her past reality TV experience. During our interview with Nadiya, she said Dale is a “loser,” expressed her disinterest in John Rocker’s baseball past, explained why Survivor is so much more intense than the Amazing Race and summed everything up by saying those left in the game (other than her twin sister) can go “screw themselves.”
Finally! After months of waiting, Survivor is back for its 29th season. 18 all-new castaways are putting their toes in the sand for Survivor: San Juan Del Sur — Blood Vs. Water in the epic reality battle for $1 million. Tyson Apostol was victorious the first time the Blood Vs. Water twist was put into action last fall. Who will prevail this time? I can’t wait to find out!