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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This week on Survivor 2013 Caramoan, it looks like the merge is coming. Meanwhile, Phillip continues to annoy everyone. Wow, they’re not doing a very good job selling this episode are they? At least not from the preview below.
“Could the tribal merge be approaching?” the announcer asks in the Survivor 2013 Episode 7 preview. Well of course it is. But what does it mean for this episode? Well, it looks like Malcolm wants to create an alliance with the four alpha males — himself, Reynold, Eddie and Erik. An all-male alliance… how original.
The official show synopsis, however, has nothing to do with any of that super alliance business. Check it out:
As the newly formed Bikal Tribe continues to struggle physically in challenges, they grow increasingly tired of Phillip’s attitude. Meanwhile, over at the Gota Tribe, Reynold shares confidential information about his hidden Immunity Idol that could change his game on the next episode of Survivor. — TV GUIDE
Last week on Survivor 2013 Caramoan, we saw a tribe shake-up happened and the result was a not-so-even couple of tribes.
Gota ended up with ALL the physical players. Not most, but ALL. And that’s just how it happened. It was a random drawl and Jeff Probst tells Entertainment Weekly that not all challenges are based on physical strength (really?) and that things should still play out fairly.
“Anytime we do a tribe shuffle what we are hoping for is a shake up in the game that leaves us with two evenly matched tribes and many broken alliances,” Jeff Told Entertainment Weekly. “We knew going in that we’d have uneven numbers of fans and favorites simply due to the math of who was left, but the big unknown was how the strength would be divided. It was pretty clear pretty quickly that Gota had a distinct advantage over Bikal when it came to physical strength. Fortunately, not all challenges are based around strength so there is still hope for Philip and the remaining members of Bikal.”
What do you think of the new Tribes? Do you think they’re unfairly uneven?
This week on Survivor 2013 Caramoan, we saw a Tribe shake-up and said goodbye to Survivor fan Matt.
And like the day after every elimination, Matt stopped by for his exit interview (how did I not know his hair was so long? It didn’t look that long during the game!)
Matt says he was a bit of a spaz before the game started, but once it did, he adjusted quickly.
“I was so psyched to be playing the game but I was definitely scared too,” Matt said. “I was freaking out before I left but the second that I got in the game I was completely focused. I put every single ounce of my soul into playing this game.”
And like every Survivor contestant, he learned a lot of things about himself and was shaped by the game.
“I got to overcome a lot of my fears by playing Survivor,” Matt said. He was afraid of heights and wasn’t a fan of the ocean. So he conquered both of those fears.
Find out what else Matt had to say in his exit interview below.
This week’s episode of Survivor 2013 Caramoan saw a tribe shake-up which resulted in a very uneven tribe power blanace.
At the top of the episode the favorites are still reeling over Brandon Hantz’s elimination. It was their first unanimous vote and someone said “we’re united.” I don’t know if I’d go that far. You were just getting rid of a person who pretty much insisted on going. But OK.
The Tribes right away head off to meet Jeff for a challenge? No, it’s not a challenge. When they arrive he tells them to drop their buffs and that they’re switching tribes. They castaways get eggs that they have to smash on themselves. The color that comes out decides their new tribes.
The New Tribes
- Orange/Gota: Eddie, Reynold, Malcolm, Andrea, Sherri, Erik, Brenda
- Purple/Bikal: Corrine, Phillip, Michael, Matt, Cochran, Dawn, Julia
The Gota Tribe is way more powerful than the other. This is a very uneven shake-up. We can already see where this is going to go. Poor Bikal.
It doesn’t take long for Sherri to start trying to carry over the Reynold and Eddie hate into the new Tribe. But of course Eddie and Reynold are doing the same thing with Sherri. Hilarious and typical.
It’s time for the fist immunity challenge with the new tribes. This should be interesting. Two members will race to roll large crates. Once they’ve retrieved all the crates they have to position them along steps to form the correct phrase, “Fans Vs. Favorites.” First team to finish wins. And as you’d expect Gota is dominating the competition from the start. Bikal not so much.
So it goes without saying that Gota wins immunity and Bikal will head to Tribal Council later. Darn. I was hoping to see if Reynold and Eddie or Sherri would win that little battle to be the first to go from the new tribe dynamic.
So who are the Bikal members going to target? I’d probably say let’s just ditch Phillip so we don’t have to listen to his annoying stories anymore. But they’re no one else is exactly feeling that. So who will it be?
Phillip, Matt and Michael want to target Julia. Or at least I think that’s who they’re targeting. Because Phillip went off on a tangent about all the stupid nicknames he gives people in his alliances. Then Julia stumbles onto Matt and Michael and Cochran’s name comes up. And in typical Survivor fashion, I get confused because they want to make sure no one knows who is getting voted out for suspense reasons. So let’s just get to Tribal Council.
Tribal Council was a bit weird because no one hates anyone and there was no clear target. Yet for some reason, the show spent a lot of time on the chatter. Zzzzz.
- Julia: 2
- Dawn: 1
- Matt: 4
Matt becomes the 7th person voted out of Survivor 2013 Caramoan. What a weird Tribal Council.
What do you think of the new teams? Were you surprised that Matt was eliminated?