Jeff Probst is set to to mix things up on Survivor 2014 this week when the Tribe Shuffle arrives and we get a new batch of castaways in different colors.
Tonight’s Survivor picks up as Hunahpu returns from their first date with Jeff at Tribal Council and Drew’s blindside elimination. Now the guys will realize their folly in not coming together and effectively losing their numbers advantage. Then again, not like that’s going to matter when the new tribes hit.
Off to Exile Arena we go, but before there’s anymore competitions we’ve got to sort out those new teams. Jeff announces it’s time to drop their Buffs and tosses out bags to draw for their new tribes. Everyone reaches in to grab their new colors and we get a LOT of couples on Coyopa with almost all singles on Hunahpu.
The new Coyopa has Baylor & Missy, Jaclyn & Jon, Dale & Kelley, and Keith. Over on Hunahpu there’s Reed & Josh, Jeremy, Natalie, Wesley, Alec, and Julie. It’ll be very interesting to see if Keith gets the bump can buy himself some time this week.
“New” Hunahpu arrives at their tribe to discover the “old” Hunahpu at up all their rice already. “Old” Coyopa is shocked at their eating patterns and Wes thinks that’s why Hunahpu kept winning. Now they start sizing things up and Jeremy is very worried about Josh and Reed being reunited.
Over at the “new” Coyopa, they’re getting their bearings and everyone is happy to be back with their loved one (except ol’ Keith). Jaclyn and Jon are especially happy to be reunited so we get lots of kissy moments between the two. Keith reminds us that he’s got that Hidden Immunity Idol buried in his boot should push come to shove tonight.
So yeah, no Exile Island challenge this week which was weird since we saw the playing field all set up. We do, however, have an Immunity Challenge so let’s get to it. Immunity is back up for grabs with “Shakedown Street.” Tribes have to dig up keys, scramble to a crow’s nest to release tossing bags, and then land ten bags on the swing first to win safety.
Survivor 2014 returns tonight for the fifth episode of Blood Vs Water as Coyopa and Hunahpu are set to hit the blender and spit out a whole new set of allies and teams.
During tonight’s Survivor Jeff will announce that it’s time to drop their Buffs, but it isn’t Merge time just yet. Instead the Tribe Shuffle has arrived and will mix things up so we’ll get even teams again with seven on both sides.
We’ve already taken a look at the Survivor spoilers for who ends up on each tribe but what happens next will be a surprise. I’m interested to see what happens with the Exile Island arena battles as we won’t have the loved ones pairing up like we did before. Perhaps both tribes will have to select their best player in hopes of taking back the luxury item.
This week’s Immunity Challenge will be a messy one from the preview we saw yesterday. Watch the clip and see the pics of this week’s “Shakedown Street” that’s going to leave them particularly messy by the time things are over.
Changing things up, Jeff Probst begins in his understudy, his son Michael, to host the challenge. You can watch that play out in the video clip below. So here’s how the challenge will work.
Still two tribes, since we’re dealing with a Tribe Shuffle, not a merge this week on Survivor. The tribes will race to a sand pit and start digging to find a bag. Inside that bag are two keys which they’ll carry across the playing field and through some very muddy obstacles.
On the other side of the mucky crawl-through they’ll use the keys to unlock a corral where they’ll shake a crow’s nest to release 20 sandbags. They’ll need to land ten of those bags on a swing to win Immunity and avoid Survivor’s Tribal Council.
“Survivor Live” this week features the latest Blood Vs Water castaway voted off, Drew Christy, and is again guest hosted by former Survivor contestant Malcolm Freberg.
Malcolm sits down with the “Kingpin” as he jokingly calls Drew who admits he may have been a bit delusional in that last episode. Malcolm pokes him in the ribs a little over Drew’s comparison that he was going to play like Malcolm, who didn’t agree.
Drew explains that he was the brother to first be drafted by CBS for Survivor (he was out in LA modeling, of course) and then he recruited Alec to join him. Lot of pressure on Alec to keep up the family name now that he’s alone out there!
So what about Drew’s displayed laziness? He promises he did a lot and contests what the other castaways suggested about him being a slacker. Drew says he would get up all night and keep the fire going, that he would crack open the coconuts for the ladies, and plenty more work as well.
Check out Drew’s full “Survivor Live” interview video with Malcolm below and hear what else he had to say about his time on Survivor.
Survivor spoilers here for 2014 Blood Vs Water as the Tribe Shuffle results are revealed and we have our new Coyopa and Hunahpu castaways.
We just ran through who was left on each of the two tribes as of the end of last week’s Survivor, but now Buffs have been dropped and new teams assigned. This week’s promo is promising plenty of drama as a result and I’m sure we’ve got some fun ahead of us.
Check out the spoilers on which castaways were reunited with loved ones and who got a new color to wear this week. I’ve added screengrabs below revealing the new tribes.