Drew Christy followed the brilliant and always successful Survivor strategy of throwing a competition in a solo decision and then trying to steamroll his tribe in to following his eviction will. Shockingly it didn’t go so well.
In this week’s “The Day After” interview Drew tells us about how much his experience has made him appreciate the modern comforts of life from lights and lighters. Overall though he admits he’s disappointed in how things went and thought he was the best player out there.
Drew says his hope had been to make it to the Merge with his brother Alec and then have the numbers on the side of the couples/pairs so they could pick off the solo players.
He suggests he should have played a more low key game and then teamed up with the most social player, Kelley. Maybe we’re just not getting to see too much, but I’m surprised he keeps ranking Kelley so high in the Hunahpu tribe. We’ll have to keep watching to see how she pans out.
Watch the rest of Drew’s exit interview after being voted out of Hunahpu.
Survivor 2014 Blood Vs Water: Drew Christy – ‘The Day After’
We were live blogging the full episode recap here on the site too, but these are just the highlights on who won challenges and who was eliminated on Survivor this week.
Exile Island Challenge:
- Missy beats Wes in RPS
- Jon and Jaclyn face off. Jon wins.
- Jon picks Drew to go with Jaclyn to Exile Island
- Hunahpu picks the comfort items for their reward
Hidden Immunity Idol:
- Keith finds the Idol back at Hunahpu’s camp
- Kelley, Jon, and Jeremy sit out for Hunahpu
- Coyopa wins Immunity after Drew (Hunahpu) claims he threw it
Hunahpu has been riding high on Survivor 2014 this season without a single trip to Tribal Council, but will Drew’s hubris bring that all crashing down around the blue tribe?
This week’s Blood Vs Water episode, “We’re A Hot Mess” looks ready to shift the attention from the win-starved Coyopa tribe over to Hunahpu who appears to be considering throwing a challenge to off one of their own members. That always works out great, right? Heh.
Tonight’s Survivor picks up as Coyopa returns from Tribal Council where John Rocker was blindsided and eliminated while holding on to his Immunity Idol. A few of those tribe members are a little surprised too to find out the guys’ alliance didn’t hold strong and target the ladies.
Over at Hunahpu they find their previously lost flint. Oops. Now Drew wants to take charge and go back to Jeff for a new round of bartering. Drew explains that without him his tribe would be nothing. Yeah.
Exile Island Challenge:
Before things kick off Drew tries to get Jeff to let them trade the flint back but Jeff shuts that down quickly. Missy and Wes RPS for the advantage and Hunahpu wins. They pick Jon who will go up against Jaclyn.
After a short lead by Jaclyn, Jon catches up and is soon launching balls through the catapults. Jon is doing very well and is down to just one ball and basket left.
Jaclyn catches up and they’re tried. One center, narrow basket left to go. The winner will get the prize and avoid Exile. That goes to Jon who is now sending Jaclyn off to Exile. He chooses Drew who volunteers to head out there with her.
Drew and Jaclyn arrive at Exile. They split the urns and Drew gets the clue but shares it with her. Drew next tells Jaclyn he wants to throw the Immunity Challenge because he wants to eliminate girls from his tribe. Yeah…
Hidden Immunity Idol:
Keith goes looking for the Idol from his clue but can’t find it. He goes back and tells Hunahpu that Jeremy must have it. Reed soon runs that news back to Jeremy who now wants Keith gone.
A bit later Keith goes to take a second look and well wait a second, there it is. Keith pockets the Idol and decides not to tell anyone that he’s found it as to not draw a target on his back. Hmm, might be too late for that.
Drew and Jaclyn return to their tribes and Drew still needs to decide if he’ll try to throw the challenge.
Castaways will have six players on each tribe. Hunahpu sits out Kelley, Jon, and Jeremy. The remaining players will send four out to retrieve rings. Last two players on each team will throw rings at a floating post. First team to finish wins Immunity.
Missy and Baylor pair up first with a slight lead to Baylor. Reed overtakes Jaclyn’s lead in the second round. Alec and Natalie are very close but Alec does manage to catch up and take a lead for Coyopa. Last round has Wes versus Keith with Wes maintaining the lead for Coyopa.
Hunahpu is up three players over Coyopa so they’ll be sitting out the difference. We can see it’ll be Kelley, Jeremy, and Jon who take a seat on the sidelines. I’m surprised by the choices there considering they left in an older player like Keith over more of a jock like Jon. Maybe this is part of Drew’s plan to throw the challenge.
Here’s what they’ll have to do. Four Survivor castaways will go one at a time to retrieve rings tied to buoys. They’ll have to swim, climb, and leap to make that happen. Once all rings are returned to their float it’s on to the second part.
Players will toss the rings out at a goal post while one castaway floats in the water and retrieves the missed shots. First tribe to land all four of the rings on the post wins Immunity.
Take a look at the photos below as a preview of tonight’s competition and see who you think can pull off the win. There’s also a Challenges sneak peek video so you can watch this play out in action with the Survivor Dream Team.
This week we’ve got Jon and Jaclyn facing off in a two-part challenge. First up they’ve got to use the grappling hook to snag three bags which hold balls. Once they’ve drawn all three back to their side they’ll need to get those balls in to the baskets.
It looks like there’s a ramp and a catapult to send the balls flying through the air to reach their goals. Five baskets are out there, but I’m guessing two are back ups and they’ll need to get just three of them.
Now based on other photos I’ve seen it looks like Hunahpu has a nice new hammock back at camp this week which would mean Jon won and sent Jaclyn to Exile along with someone from his tribe of his choosing. With the preview clip’s discussion of Keith thinking Jeremy has an Idol then I’ll guess Jeremy heads to Exile with Jaclyn.
Take a look at the Survivor photos below and see which castaway you think will have a better shot at winning this Exile Island challenge.