Caleb was quickly eliminated from Survivor 2013 Blood Vs Water after back to back episodes first sent him off to Redemption Island and then right on out of that arena. He entered the game anchored by the disliked and unpleasant Colton, but thankfully for all he quit and even Caleb admits that was a great boost to his game.
Despite being linked to Colton, Caleb actually turned out to be a fun player and even pulled out a few great moves this season including a sweeping turn on Brad Culpepper. Caleb couldn’t outmaneuver Tyson though and he’s at peace with how all of that turned out.
Caleb Bankston ‘The Day After’ Exit Interview:
Now on his trip to Ponderosa Caleb first meets up with the medical staff and discovers he lost over twenty pounds in just thirty days. Wow! He’s ready to get to the resort and enjoy a shower and tooth brush. Interestingly he mentions he’s not too worried about food since he feels full already. That’s something we’ve heard a lot about this season. Too much food. Where’s the survival?
As an entertaining, but entirely gross aside, Caleb shows us his tan t-shirt which started out bleach white. Gross.
Check out his Ponderosa arrival video below and see what Vytas and Aras had to say when they meet up.
Survivor After Show is back this week to catch us up and we’ve got both Vytas and Caleb to enjoy in this latest episode with Parvati Shallow.
First up Parvati has Vytas and there’s a long discussion on his elimination at the Redemption Island where Laura stepped Tina through the puzzle solution. He was understandable upset but notes he was also trying to see Laura’s solution when she caught him looking and mucked her puzzle.
Next we’ve got Caleb who was eliminated from Survivor last night. There’s some interesting talk on the player we’d all like to forget, Colton. Ehh, anyway. Parvati takes Caleb back through his big move where he turned the tribe on Culpepper and shifted the game.
By the end we’ve got both Vytas and Caleb together with Parvati for more After Show goodness. Check it all out in the video below.
Survivor After Show – S27 Episode 10:
Last night on Survivor we enjoyed one crazy Tribal Council where the latest vote-out was reduced to drawing rocks after the votes deadlocked. Ciera became the pivot vote once again but this time she pivoted against the Vets which resulted in a 3-3 tied vote, then a 2-2 tied vote, and finally rocks were drawn from a bag.
But before we got to the random elimination there was an energetic and passionate debate on which way the game should move. If Ciera stuck with her alliance she’d be safe that week but sitting at the bottom of the pile. Of course the Vets denied her low-rank position, but there was no way around it.
Kudos to Hayden on not rolling over and quitting like the Vets needed. He’s backed in to a corner now and the numbers are against him, but he’s keeping things interesting and not letting the Vets just walk off with the win.
Now we’ve got the full extended Tribal Council segment from Survivor last night. Watch the whole thing below and enjoy the fun of getting your feathers rustled.
Survivor Blood Vs Water – Tribal Council Extended Scene:
We’re about to find out who was voted off Survivor tonight when the Redemption Island castaways make a house of cards to avoid elimination and the remaining six players take on one heck of an obstacle course slash balancing act. That’s all before Kasama heads to what’s reportedly an intense Tribal Council.
Tonight’s show kicks off with Kasama arriving back at camp and Hayden putting his new vote-out-Tyson plan in to effect by announcing just that. He knows his game is in danger and the Vets are calling the shots, but with the numbers tied this will be tricky.
Over at the Redemption Island camp Caleb arrives to join Tina and Laura. They’re preparing to head to the arena where one of the three will be sent home. This won’t be a quick challenge either as the players must stack wooden cards to create the tallest structure the fastest.
Caleb, Tina, and Laura take their spots at Redemption Island and kick off the “House of Cards” challenge. They’ll have to build a stack eight feet tall using small wooden cards. Things get off to a very rough start as they continue to drop over and over.
Laura takes a HUGE lead and is about twice as far along as Tina and Caleb. She’s up to the very top when cards start falling but she’s able to recover and wins with a healthy lead over the others.
At this point neither Tina or Caleb look like they’ll reach 8 feet before the time runs out so the win will have to go to whichever one has the tallest stack when time runs out. Caleb is pulling away, but it’s still very close.
Ohhhh. Caleb. He’s nearly to the end when his entire stack falls. Everything. It’s all gone. Tina stops building and waits out the clock. Ouch. Caleb is eliminated from Survivor Blood Vs Water. Tina and Laura stay alive. Laura gets to hand out the clue to Ciera who decides to keep it this time.
Back at camp Ciera shares her clue with Tyson, Gervase, and Monica. The Idol is hidden somewhere in a tree near their water. Soon everyone is looking including Hayden and Katie. Who will find it first? No surprise. It’s Tyson. He decides to keep it a secret again and heads off to take a nap.
Hayden works on Gervase and while he might give Hayden lip service, we know Gervase isn’t flipping.
Immunity is up for grabs. Today’s challenge is called “Ram-Ball On” and requires the players to balance a cue ball on a stick and work it across an obstacle course without dropping the ball. Once they get to the other side they’ll throw bags on pedestals to knock off blocks. First to finish wins Immunity and the luxury of ice cream.
Monica is leading the challenge with Tyson not far behind her. Sure enough both are through and on to the second phase. The rest are way behind.
Redemption Island on Survivor Blood Vs Water is nearly ready to come to an end, again, and send the last remaining player back in to the game, again. Right now we’ve got Tina and Laura at the RI camp with Caleb on his way to join them following last week’s surprise vote-out. Those three will face off in a new challenge where the loser will be eliminated and the top two stay in the game.
CBS released photos of the challenge and unlike a few of the quick races this one could take awhile. The castaways will have to build a house of cards, of sorts, and it’ll be a big one. We can see a ladder set up behind each of the stations so I’m guessing they’ll be doing some climbing to put their stacks together and reach a certain height.
This challenge is going to require a LOT of patience and steady hands, just like the other challenge we’ll be watching tonight on Survivor.