This was a great episode of Survivor South Pacific on September 28, 2011. If you have not seen the episode yet, this does contain spoilers. Make sure to keep your list of this season’s Survivors handy, as there are still so many! Here is a rundown of the highlights from tonight’s episode:
- We open with Christine joining Semhar at Redemption Island. Christine really thinks Coach had it out for her. Apparently she still doesn’t realize just how bad her original ‘you are temporary’ statement really was.
- At Upola, Brandon decides to come clean with the tribe. He takes off his shirt and proclaims his family heritage. ‘Russell Hantz is my uncle’. Stupid move. Never ever blatantly put a target on your back in Survivor. When in doubt, keep your mouth shut.
- Brandon missed my message. Mikala approaches him and asked what she has done to offend him. ‘That!’ He blamed her for being too abrasive then gathered the tribe for another confrontation. This one to say he doesn’t like these games and the drama. The drama he is referring to was completely manufactured by himself; therefore he is officially going a bit looney.
- Redemption Island faceoff. Semhar vs. Christine in a challenge that requires very little skill outside of a balancing act. The challenge is in fact a balancing act. They put an idol on a pole and hold it for a few moments. Then they add another pole and lift the idol further. Semhar shares another inspiration poem that leaves the cast speechless and us viewers laughing uncontrollably. Then the challenge begins and it was quite uneventful and bing bang boom: Christine is out winner. Semhar cries about feeling abandoned by her tribe for being voted off and doesn’t understand how people can be so cruel. She did watch the show before she applied to be on it, right? Perhaps not; she’s gone.
- Immunity challenge time. The tribes have to run out on a floating path to grab a bag with a puzzle piece in it while carrying a raft connected by a rope that their tribe has to wind out to allow them to run. Once the retrieve their bad, the hop on the raft and the tribe winds the rope back in while they get a fast fun water ride! Repeat four times for a total of five bags. Now 2 members of the tribe have to pull the clue bags up with a hook to the top of a wall. Repeat four times so that all five puzzle bags are up on the wall. Each puzzle piece in a banner that displayed correctly will present the picture of an idol. It’s neck in neck of the challenge; however Upola pulls ahead at the end and beats Savaii.
- Back at Savaii, the main choices for elimination are Papa Bear and Cochrane. The tribe tell each the other is the target. Papa Bear isn’t buying it and makes a mad dash for the forest to find the idol (that Ozzy already has). He gives up quickly and decides to make his own immunity idol. Once again, have these people never watched this show?
- Tribal Council time. Papa Bear knows he is at risk, so what does he do? Opens his mouth and lets it all out. There are five people in control. I was a retired detective, so I should be in control and I’m not. Cochrane points out that searching for the immunity idol shows separation and distrust with your tribe; therefore it should not be a last ditch effort when you know your head is on the chopping block. He really is a smart kid! Dawn speaks eloquently about while yes there are split off groups, but the lines shift. She also has a good head in the game. Votes are: 1 Cochrane, 1 Jim, the rest for Papa Bear. Papa Bear heads to Redemption Island
Survivor fans in Raleigh, NC where buzzing all over twitter tonight! This was a great episode with both Ozzy and Coach really working the dynamics of their tribes. Make sure to catch next week’s episode on Raleigh’s CBS affiliate WRAL 5 at 8:00pm EST.
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