Oh how the mighty have fallen. Russell Hantz was voted off Survivor for the first time ever when his tribe turned against him and sent him to Redemption Island during a tie-breaker round of voting. Now he’s facing sudden death overtime and will have to duel the similarly evicted Matt for a chance to continue.
Back at the camps, life isn’t too much better for Ometepe who is growing increasingly impatient with Phillip’s antics. But at least he’s returned to spear hunting crabs, so we’ll get our entertainment value out of him for sure. It’ll be interesting to see if the cloud of despair will be lifted from Zaptera now that Russell has been banished. Well, it’s probably safe to assume things won’t be good for Stephanie after her display at Council, but she’s earned any consequences there.
With Russell gone and Zapatera’s focus back on the game I won’t be surprised to see if they whoop back up on Rob’s Ometepe tribe unless the previously elusive taste of victory has renewed his team’s energy. Who do you think has the best chance of avoiding a trip to Tribal Council this week on Survivor 2011?
Tonight on Survivor Redemption Island we’ll have our first duel for a return to the game! Things jump right over to the island where we see Matt arrive at his new camp and expressing shock over his sudden departure from Ometepe at the hands of Boston Rob, but of course he’s ready to get his revenge. We’ll soon know if he gets that chance.
Over at Zapatera Steve and David are selected at random to go and observe the duel between Francesca and Matt over at Redemption Island. Ometepe sends Andrea and Ashley as their representatives which of course makes Rob nervous (what doesn’t?!).
The duel features the two eliminated castaways making a reaching pole from sticks and rope to snag a set of keys. Francesca gets an early lead reaching the keys while Matt can’t even get his makeshift stick to hold together. After a little work Matt catches up and they’re both tied at 2 of their 3 keys. Finally Matt gets all 3 keys, removes the locks, and survives the first Redemption challenge while Francesca is sent home.
It’s nearly time for Episode 3 of Survivor Redemption Island! Last week we saw Matt get blindsided at the tribal council. Boston Rob’s team had lost yet again and in an attempt to cut off any potential danger between Matt and Andrea, he had the potential lovebirds split with Matt heading to Redemption Island.
We’ll get to see just how the Island battles play out when Matt meets up with Francesca. So far there’s been very little shared with us about the pending battle royale, but I’m hoping it won’t disappoint.
Meanwhile, back at the camps, Russell will need to get his butt in gear if he doesn’t want to fall victim to his challenger, Ralph. It certainly doesn’t hurt Ralph’s chances that he found his tribe’s Immunity Idol, but will he be ready to play it at the right time? Oh the drama! Here comes Episode 3, so get ready.
Check out the preview video for Survivor Redemption Island Episode 3:
I thought for sure after Phillip lost the challenge for them on episode 2 of Survivor Redemption Island he was a goner but no, they went for the guy who tried to show a little showmanship to the other team. I get that this is a survivor and that type behavior is not welcome but talk to him about it and give him another chance! Get rid of the special agent, dirty pink underwear wearing turncoat who has already proven his disloyalty. I can’t say enough about how much I dislike this guy! He is awful! The editing of his patriotism was pretty funny and Rob’s line about government jobs being stressful was priceless.
Russell Hantz is the same as ever. He believes his two girl alliance team is all for him but if I was there I’d act the same way those girls did and let Russ think he had me on his side. You never want anyone against you in this game. I’m hoping the girls are just playing him but we haven’t seen that yet. And what about Ralph? I mean this dude is crazy and I like him! It takes some guts to get in Russ’s face but since he has the hidden immunity idol he has nothing to lose. Russ was caught telling a lie and now he’ll go after Ralph hard.
If they lose the next challenge it should be an interesting tribal council to say the least. Russ will be blindsided with Ralph having the idol and the two enemies will fight it out. Can’t wait to see who comes out on top!
Did you think Phillip should have gone over Matt? Who are you pulling for so far?
Tonight on Survivor 2011 we got our first look at Redemption Island when Francesca arrives. She reads the posted rules and learns she’ll get only the bare necessities as she awaits her first challenger. Doesn’t look like a very fun place to be by yourself, despite Francesca’s claim that it could be the best thing for her, but maybe that’s just the nightfall talking.
Back at the Ometepe camp Phillip promises his vote to Boston Rob, but Rob isn’t buying it at all. Matter of fact, the very next conversation has Rob telling the group to vote out Phillip at their very next chance. Let’s just hope Phillip has a few more days for crab-hunting because these scenes are hilarious.
Zapatera camp reveals Russell is hot on the trail for the Immunity Idol with the help of Krista and Stephanie. He’s decided he can’t wait for the first clue, but guess who beats him to the punch? The crowing rooster himself, Ralph. Why the heck are they making these so dang easy to find??
Time for this week’s Immunity challenge. The castaways have to swim across a channel, jump up, break a tile to release a key, and finally break a few more tiles. Fishing gear is the extra reward for this week’s challenge which looks like a lot of fun. Ometepe has a slight lead after the swimming portion, but Zapatera quickly catches up and gets ahead.
Ralph and Phillip are the respective team tossers and after an amazing comeback by Phillip, Ralph still manages to seal the deal and secure immunity for the second week in a row. Sorry Ometepe, but someone is heading home again this week. Will it be Phillip facing off against Francesca at Redemption Island?
Back at Zapatera’s camp, Ralph spots Russell pocketing a clue from their fishing basket. Ralph spreads the word and the team isn’t happy at all. It doesn’t take long for a face-off when Ralph confronts Russell who denies he has the clue. Busted!