This week on Survivor 2013 Caramoan Phillip continued to annoy everyone, including Jeff Probst, yet he still managed to not be voted off. But more on that later.
The tribe is mourning Matt. Like a lot. Um, then why did you send him home? Yeah, yeah, they had to send someone home. And for some reason it wasn’t Phillip. Which is basically what Corinne is wondering. Why not get rid of Phillip?
And meanwhile, Phillip wants rid of Corinne. And he tells Cochran he wants it done before the merge.
And then we jump to the next day. The Bikal Tribe gets some tree mail. And it’s about being strong in the next challenge. So Phillip says he’s got that covered and everyone is annoyed. Which is the norm now with Phillip. He’s hammering those nails into his coffin furiously.
So it’s time to head off to the Reward Challenge. The Tribes meet up with Jeff and get a look at the new Bikal Tribe without Matt. It’s a team challenge. They’ll be chained together and will be carrying 20-pound sandbags and must race in a circle and the first tribe to reach the other tribe wins.
And they’re playing for a Survivor-style coffee bar. Cookies, brownies, coffee.
At the first competition it’s a luxury up for grab with cookies and tasty treats as today’s bait. The castaways were teased the strong would carry the weak in this competition, which leaves Bikal hopeful as they specialize in the latter, according to Cochran.
This battle looks tough. The entire tribe is roped together and each start at opposite corners of the track with the task of catching the other team ahead (or behind) them. Bikal basically has no hope as Gota gains on them at every turn of the course, but don’t worry because Phillip is here. Phillip will fix everything and win every competition. Yeah.
Gota easily catches up to Bikal and secures their trip to a ‘desserted island.’ See what I did there?
Immunity is back up for grabs! Tonight’s immunity challenge is called “Phoenix Rises” and is just what we saw earlier in the spoilers preview.
Gota takes the lead in the race out to the submerged statue site but quickly loses the lead at the last minute. Both tribes struggle side by side to release their phoenix and get it back in the boat. Gota has a small lead heading back to the beach as the other half of the tribes prepare to hook the five rings across the beach.
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Tonight on Survivor 2013 we’ll be treated to a challenge called “Phoenix Rises” which is aptly named as it’s actually a recovered challenge from Philippines when it was scraped due to harsh weather and conditions.
Six players on each team. First three head out in a boat, paddle out to a platform, and then dive down to recover a statue of a phoenix. Bring that statue back to your tribe’s tower and mount it.
Now the other three take over and start grappling for rings. Using those rings the players will unlock the tower and win the competition.
As an added bonus, Jeff lets us know they’re playing a trick on the lead challenger creator, John. The crew keeps suggesting the challenge is too difficult and taking too long trying to get John to lose his temper. Check it out in the video below to see if they succeed.
Tonight on Survivor 2013 Caramoan we get to see more of how the new tribes will play out. And it looks like it’s going to play out quite predictably.
All the previews for this week include a bit about Malcolm forming a super alliance with the alpha males of the Gota Tribe — Reynold, Eddie and Erik — and steamrolling the game. So will the underdog tribe, Bikal, find themselves at tribal council again? And if so, will Phillip’s game be up? We’ll know all that and more tonight!
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