Jon Misch was voted off Survivor last night with an Immunity Idol sitting in his pocket. Jon didn’t leave bitter that night and he’s feeling just fine in his “Day After” interview.
Jon says coming in to Survivor 2014 he and Jaclyn expected to be targeted early and often for appearing to be a more athletic couple. Comparing their expectations to how things went Jon says he’s pretty happy with the results.
When it came time to listen to his gut, Jon says he didn’t do that and it cost him his game, but may have saved Jaclyn her’s. He knows that if he had played the Idol this week then Jaclyn would have been voted out and he would have been targeted for the next several rounds. Jon concedes it was better course for them as a pair to follow given the circumstances and he’ll walk away happy with his experience on Survivor.
Watch Jon’s interview below and then get ready for his Ponderosa clip next.
Jon Misch – Survivor ‘The Day After’ interview:
Last night on Survivor 2014 a new Tribal Council sent home another castaway just shy of making the Season 29 finale next week. Find out who won the challenges and who was voted off Survivor this week in a wild blindside.
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.
- Blue: Keith, Missy, & Jon. Yellow: Natalie, Baylor, & Jaclyn
- Blue wins trip to day spa. Jon gives up his spot to Baylor
- Natalie volunteers for Exile Island
- Missy sits out the comp, but won’t leave the game
- Final two in the challenge: Natalie & Jon
- Natalie wins Immunity
Tribal Council – Eliminated Castaway:
Last week brought us the elimination of Alec after Natalie’s plan to target Jon fell apart with his Immunity win. Now she’ll have one more shot at taking out her revenge for Jeremy’s vote-out earlier this season. There’s also some promised medical emergency drama when Missy injures her ankle and contemplates leaving the game for medical attention.
Tonight’s show picks up as the final castaways return from Tribal Council where Natalie pulled a quick one and voted out Alec over Keith. Only Baylor knows the truth, but she’s keep her mouth shut, for now. Jaclyn, Missy, and Jon quiz Natalie over how this happened when they thought the plan was clear.
Natalie goes to Keith and explains to him why she voted out Alec. Keith agrees to after the power couple, Jon & Jaclyn. Now Natalie feels she has the pieces she needs to make another move against Jon. Well, unless he secures Immunity again.
The six castaways are split in to two teams of three and tethered. They’ll have to cross an obstacle course starting with a huge hay pile and an over/under rail system. They’ll have to fill a bucket with water to lower a gate and reach a puzzle. First trio to finish wins a trip to a day spa.
Blue: Keith, Missy, and Jon. Yellow: Natalie, Baylor, and Jaclyn.
Yellow has a solid lead as Missy kept falling through the rails. Going over the teeter totter the first time we see Missy take a very hard fall on her leg. Missy reveals she twisted her ankle but does not slow down.
Yellow continues to hold their lead and has their bucket filled first and is on to the puzzle while Blue is still working on filling their bucket. There’s still time for Blue to catch up as Yellow works on the puzzle.
Lead schmead. Blue stages an awesome comeback and overcomes the HUGE lead Yellow had at the puzzle challenge. Sure enough, they get the win. Oh but guess what, Jon gives up his spot to… Baylor. Heh, I thought he’d give it to his girlfriend, but I guess he’s really worried keeping Baylor and Missy in their pocket.
Natalie volunteers to head off to Exile Island and leaves the pack. Meanwhile Baylor gives Missy a piggyback ride out of the challenge and Jeff asks to let him know if she needs medical. Yep, she will.
Keith, Missy, and Baylor are living it up with drinks and lots of food at their Reward event. Missy shows off her ankle and it looks bad. They test her range of motion and it’s not good. We’ll see more of this later.
Jon and Jaclyn start to speculate about Natalie’s vote-split error. They wonder if she did it on purpose (yep) and maybe they need to keep an eye on her in these final days (yep).
Immunity is back up for grabs and this is a big one! Missy hobbles in and Jeff says it needs to be addressed. Natalie arrives and Baylor has brought her a bowl of rice which brings Natalie to tears.
Jeff asks Missy about her ankle and she’s in tears too. Missy says she’ll try to do the challenge on one foot, but that’s clearly not an option from what we’ve seen in the preview. Jeff calls over medical before the comp can begin. The medic says it likely a very bad sprain, but it could also be a fracture which would require her to leave the game.
The Survivor 2014 finale date has been set by CBS for Wednesday, December 17, 2014. This will be the second straight season of a mid-week season wrap-up and we’ll soon find out who won Survivor Blood Vs Water.
According to the CBS schedule, the two-hour season finale for Survivor’s 29th season will run from 8PM-10PM ET/PT with the usual Reunion show running a full hour after Jeff reveals the final Tribal Council results.
Baylor, Keith, Jaclyn, Jon, Missy, and Natalie all remain in the race, but several more will go before we reach the Survivor finale next week. Which remaining castaway do you most hope to see win Survivor 2014 and become the season’s Sole Survivor?
It’s a balancing act competition that requires each player to stand on a wobbly board and support themselves with overhead ropes hanging down. Once they’re in position the players will have a saucer and cone placed at the base of their balancing board. Any “off” movements and the dishes come crashing down on to the blocks below and they’re out of the Survivor Immunity comp.
Keith has proved to be an incredible competitor and surprised both me and a lot of his fellow Survivor 2014 castaways. I think he’ll have a strong chance at this one which could help Natalie in her pursuit of Jon. Could this be her chance to get him out? Check out the preview pics and see if you think they can pull it off.
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