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?
Has the storm passed on Survivor 2013 Caramoan or will the aftershocks of Brandon’s meltdown continue to rattle the remaining castaways?
Tonight’s episode picks right back up as Bikal, the Favorites, return to camp and assess the damage their former teammate inflicted on everyone there. But enough of the whining and complaining, this is Survivor after all, where stress and horrible conditions are standard fare.
Reynold is hoping for a big shift in the game as we head in to tonight’s Luxury Challenge and boy could Gota use that tide change. Let’s see if he gets that wish.
Tribe switch! Jeff tells the castaways to drop their buffs and grab an eye filled with paint. Here are our new tribes.
Survivor 2013 Caramoan – New Tribes:
After last week’s disaster on Survivor 2013 thanks to Brandon’s self-implosion we’re back for another attempt at using the “Crate Outdoors” immunity challenge.
The Caramoan castaways will operate in two teams of course and must bring back giant wooden crates in pairs. Once they’ve retrieved all the crates they’ll position them along steps to form the correct phrase, “Fans Vs. Favorites.” First team to finish will win Immunity tonight on Survivor and dodge the Tribal Council bullet. Considering no one else is likely to be a stupid as Hantz, we probably won’t see another on-the-fly council held on the challenge field.
Tonight on Survivor 2013 Caramoan, a new dramatic force replaces Brandon Hantz. And that’s a tribe shake-up
We’ve got a 2:09 sneak peek at Episode 6 where Jeff Probst tells the contestants that things are about to change.
“Drop your buffs. We are switching tribes,” Jeff says before the sneak peek cuts off. So that’s all we really get as far as that goes. But what we get is a lot of Brandon talk.
Of course must of the promo is everyone talking about Brandon and what happened last week with his meltdown. Hopefully that won’t dominate tonight’s episode.
What would you like to see tonight? What kind of tribe scenario would you like to see if the tribes are getting mixed up?
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“Just when you thought it couldn’t get any crazier …” the announcer says for the preview of this week’s Survivor 2013 Caramoan.
Let me translate that for you. What it really says is “Just when you thought things couldn’t get any more predictable, we decided to switch things up so that new alliances would form and the show would continue to be interesting.” Ha.
Yes, they’re switching tribes on this week’s Survivor. We’re not sure what all the switch entails, but according to Jeff Probst, the game basically resets. And according to the show synopsis below, makes it sound like the power isn’t fairly balanced.
A shake-up with the Tribes creates chaos and new alliances. Meanwhile, the game is thrown off-balance when one Tribe’s change results in a strength disparity between Gota and Bikal on the next episode of Survivor. — CBS
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