Survivor 2015 voted off another castaway last night as the Jury builds and Ponderosa receives another guest, but the real action could be arriving with a brand new twist.
The new twist gives us the chance at two votes from any one castaway lucky enough to secure this special advantage at this week’s Survivor Auction event. Might be just what we need to get a crazy Tribal Council to top last week’s Fake Idol fun.
Picking up back at the Merica camp the numbers just aren’t there to see any outrage over Joe Anglim’s elimination. Instead castaways need to start planning ahead for their next move as we have to keep wondering if Rodney is ever going to take this big swing at Mike.
We head straight in to the auction and oh snap. Will bought the first item and it was a “go back to camp” card. Ouch. Everyone starts going for food since Jeff asks who is waiting on the advantage item.
Letters from home come up and Shirin reminds everyone they can all buy it for the highest bid so Sierra goes in for $20 and rest agree to do the same so they all have $480 to fight for the advantage. Mike goes up last and then bails so he has all $500 left to win it.
After much pressuring from the rest of the tribe Mike goes in on it too. That left Carolyn, Dan, and Mike in for the advantage. Dan pulls the white rock and gets the item. Later at camp we discover this item is the new twist, a second Tribal Council vote.
Arriving back at camp, Will finds a clue and goes off to dig. He finds a stash of protein and electrolytes that can last him the rest of the season or he can share it. Will decides to share. Sheesh.
Jeff Probst has revealed all the twist details as one castaway will be able to buy an amazing opportunity: double votes at one Tribal Council. That’s huge and we’ll soon see which castaway gets the power to make that choice.
With the auction taking place there will be just one challenge and that’s obviously for Immunity. The castaways will be playing “Soul To Squeeze” where they’ll have to carry billiard balls across the playing field and stack them on the other side. Now with Joe out of the game we’ll have to find out who the new comp dominator will be!
While we’re used to seeing the advantage item at the Survivor auction that gives a castaway a leg up at the upcoming Immunity Challenge, this season there will be something new. Host Jeff Probst revealed to EW details on the adventure ahead.
This new mystery item will secretly give its holder the one time chance to vote twice at a Survivor Tribal Council of his or her choosing. As for the “secret” part, the power will not be announced and it will be up to the holder to decide when and how to make it known.
With Joe Anglim out of the race we’ll have to find a new “most likely to win” castaway on Survivor 2015. Who has a big shot at this one? They’ll need speed and agility. So we’re all thinking Will Sims and Dan Foley, right? Right??
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We finally said goodbye to Joe last week on Survivor 2015 after a very strong showing, leaving what many are calling some pretty weak players. Will any of the remaining nine really step up their game to game enough to earn respect of sole survivor?
Last week I decided to start doing the Power Rankings more on how the players played the previous week instead of who is safe and who is at risk of going. I think it’s more interesting that way. So let’s get to this week’s refreshed Power Rankings list.
1. Mike. I’m leaving Mike at the top, only because he has the hidden immunity idol and he’s been pretty much getting what he wants in the game. I think he will be targeted soon, but also won’t be going anywhere soon.
2. Tyler. He moves up a few spots this week after winning individual immunity and because he’s managed to work his way into the Blue Collar group as often a swing vote, which has managed to keep him safe. Unless something happens soon, though, he will be at the top of the pecking order when the Blue Collars are down to just them, Tyler and Carolyn.
3. Sierra. I think Sierra is staying in this position only because she’s been imprint in so many votes and preventing so many power shifts. What she might be helping make into boring TV has actually helped her game greatly.