Jeremy Collins was the latest victim of the bizarre Jon & Jaclyn wheel spin of elimination process they seem to be following each week, or at least according to the episode edits. Jon, after being caught with his pants on fire over the Hidden Immunity Idol, decided to target his new ally Jeremy instead of just fessing up to the situation. Now we’ll get to see where this leads us next week as we zero in on the season finale not too far off in December.
Check out all the pics below from this week’s Survivor 2014 episode courtesy of CBS. Gotta love those action shots from the very entertaining Reward Challenge. I’m also scratching my head a little with the photo of Baylor nestled up on Alec’s lap, but his childish, grade school style of degrading flirting was pretty obvious as to his real attitude about her.
“I slipped up,” explains Jeremy Collins in his “The Day After” interview following his elimination from Survivor’s Blood Vs Water this week. One misstep was all it took for this castaway who spent his season on the run from the start to his early finish.
I was really enjoying Jeremy and his struggle to keep his head above water was an exciting storyline this season so it was disappointing to see him voted off Survivor last night, but even Jeremy admits this seemed inevitable.
Jeremy says it was a battle from the very start as he was targeted and then each week it became a “me or them” situation where he would narrowly dodge elimination. His chances of getting to the end were a long shot and would have required an incredible string of Immunity wins, according to Jeremy’s view of the stretch ahead.
It did finally seem like he had a window of opportunity, or so he thought on the very day he was eliminated. It was that moment he says was the slip up that cost him his game on this week’s episode. Overall he considers his time on Survivor a disappointment since he failed to win and anything less fell short of that goal.
Watch Jeremy’s “Day After” Survivor interview to hear what else he had to say about his experience:
We live blogged the full episode recap here on the site too, but here are the highlights on who won challenges and who was eliminated on Survivor this round.
- Yellow team: Alec, Baylor, Natalie, Jeremy, and Reed
- Red team: Wes, Keith, Missy, Jon, and Jaclyn
- Yellow wins 5-4
- Natalie & Jeremy give up their spots to Jon & Jaclyn
- Jeremy is selected for Exile Island
Hidden Immunity Idol:
- Jeremy sent to Exile to search for the Idol that Jon already found…
- Baylor edges out Reed to win Immunity
Tribal Council – Eliminated Castaway:
The Survivor castaways return from Tribal Council at the start of tonight’s Blood Vs Water episode following the not-so-surprising elimination of Josh Canfield, but what’s ahead promises to be very surprising. At least the target won’t see it coming.
CBS is billing this week’s elimination as the “Biggest Blindside Yet” and with the tribe’s tension set to eleven this should be a good one.
We’re about to see a sloppy Reward Challenge where some winners make another trade and one castaway goes digging for answers in another’s belongings. Think you know which castaways gets voted off tonight? Let’s find out!
Heading back to camp we hear from Reed who is worried about who he can trust meanwhile Jon is feeling good about jumping over to Jeremy’s alliance. The losing side of this split is realizing they’re set to be picked off one by one if they don’t do something fast. Keith might just have an idea on how to use his Idol to make something happen.
A luxury cruise and lunch are all up for grabs in this muddy, messy comp. The tribe is split in to two with Alec, Baylor, Reed, Jeremy, and Natalie on the Yellow team and Jon, Jaclyn, Keith, Wes, and Missy on the Red team. The goal is to knock your opponent off a wobbly balance beam and score a point.
First up we’ve got Wes vs Reed. Wes tries to push off Reed but falls in and loses the match. Now there’s Natalie vs Jaclyn with a lot of moving and shaking, but again Yellow takes the point.
Jon vs Jeremy here and this should be good. Jeremy leans in but Jon pushes him back and off. Red gets a point but Yellow comes back with Missy vs Baylor when Baylor pulls her mom in to win.
Alec vs Keith with plenty of bouncing before Alec loses his balance and Keith takes advantage to get a point. It’s 3-2 as we go back to Reed vs Wes as Wes gets redemption and a point.
Things are tied up 3-3 with Jaclyn vs Natalie with another failed attempt to force Natalie off the boards. Jeremy could win it all if he knocks Jon off the board… nope. Jon gets the point.
Final match is between Baylor and Missy with both hanging on very well. Neither want to make a foolish a move and both hold back but soon Missy goes in and Baylor pulls her off. Yellow wins reward.
Before Jeff sends off the winners Natalie speaks up and gives her spot to Jaclyn. Jeremy soon makes the same swap for Jon. This is a “thanks” to Jon & Jaclyn for their big move last week. Next is to choose who goes to Exile. Baylor announces it’ll be Jeremy and she tells us it’s because she thinks he can find the Hidden Idol to help them. She doesn’t know Jon found it last week.
Over at Exile Island Jeremy is out hunting for the Idol and starts to realize Jon hasn’t been too honest with him. We see Jon back at camp starting to worry about Jeremy figuring this all out. Yep. This could be fun.
The game is afoot this week. Actually, that’s the name of the challenge! The castaways will be playing this one using just their feet. They have to drop a bundle of blocks tethered above them then move the blocks over to make a three tiered cake of wood.
Keith, Jon, and Natalie have a very slight lead getting the wood blocks free. Now we’ve got Keith and Reed all the way up to the third row but a few other castaways start to catch up as others continue to drop and fall behind.
Tonight on Survivor 2014 we’ve got the “Biggest Blindside Yet” promises CBS as we continue through the backhalf of the Blood Vs Water season with just ten castaways left in the race.
Someone is about to get a serious blindside and Wes just hopes it won’t be him from what we’re seeing in this week’s Survivor 2014 clip below. I guess that rules him out of winning this week’s foot-fetish Immunity Challenge!
Last week Josh was eliminated and that didn’t really surprise anyone, so this should be fun to see what twists in Huyopa’s plans are heading our way. Can Jeremy regain control and keep pressing on to the end? Maybe Jon and Jaclyn’s power-couple status is put in to jeopardy? I can’t wait to find out!
Don’t miss our preview of one very messy looking Reward Challenge coming up where we’ve learned two of the winner’s will give up their spot at the prize to prove their loyalty. Hmm. So many mysterious ahead on Survivor this week.
Tonight on Survivor 2014 – Preview clip: