Tonight on Survivor the Hunahpu tribe is looking pretty hungry, but are they willing to make a significant trade to Jeff in exchange for some food?
We’re kicking tonight off with Coyopa returning from Tribal Council where Dale watched his daughter Kelley head off in to the jungle with her snuffed torch. Time for him to make some bold moves, but we’ll have to wait and see if they’re smart moves or stupid ones.
Dale flashes the token he took off the well and tells Jon he’s got a real deal elimination protection right there. Seems like Jon believes him, but the rest of the tribe hasn’t heard his story yet and they may not believe.
Hunahpu has its own issues as I mentioned above and Jeff is heading their way with a bag of rice but he won’t be giving it to them free of charge. It’s time for a “stiff penalty,” explains Jeff. Yikes. Jeff says this is only the second time he can recall that a tribe has needed to have their food replenished. Jeff points out it’s only Day 14!
Jeff says the penalty must be “just” since Coyopa has been playing smart and likely losing for it. He demands everything but the machete, one pot, and one flint. They’re starting over and it’s making Jeremy very unhappy.
Exile Island Challenge:
Jeff reveals the luxury prize this week is a bbq afternoon of food. Yum. Also since pairs are shuffled around each tribe gets to simply nominate a player. Hunahpu puts in Reed while Coyopa goes with Baylor. Players must assemble a puzzle blindfolded.
Baylor and Reed keep hitting in to the obstacles around them and that can’t be fun. Baylor is collecting all the bags first before she goes to study but Reed is taking him time to study between each round of collecting puzzle pieces. They’re pretty even as both start assembling the mystery before them.
Reed is making great progress while Baylor struggles. Yep, he’s got it and the luxury for his tribe. Baylor got whooped and she’s off to Exile. Now Reed has to pick someone from Hunahpu to go with Baylor. Reed moves to pick Julie, but Natalie volunteers and off she goes.
Back at camp Jon tells Missy and Jaclyn that Dale has an Idol and they all seem to believe it. They consider a new plan to target Keith and use Dale to make that happen.
Life isn’t good at Hunahpu as they’ve given up their tarp and the rain is setting in heavy. It’s a long night of raining and that has Julie very worked up that she’s not sure she can keep doing it. Jeremy wonders if he can push her out of the tribe before he becomes a target if she’s considering leaving any way.
Julie sits out for Hunahpu to even out the tribes. Remaining castaways must move as a group as they scale a wall, roll a giant wood frame, and collecting bags of puzzle pieces. Once they get all the bags two players must assemble a flag with the pieces.
Immunity is back up for grabs on Survivor tonight when the remaining castaways face off in “Flip, Flops, & Flags” that’ll leave the players race to be the first to complete a puzzle and secure their safety for the week.
Both tribes will gather at a starting point before racing to the first obstacle in a giant wall. Once everyone is over the wall they’ll heave an eight foot cube down the beach to a series of stations where they’ll collect bags of flag pieces. Once all pieces have been gathered two players will identify the correct order of their flag and assemble it on the frame. First tribe to finish wins a stinky fish. Just checking if you’re still reading.
Since Hunahpu has one more player they’ll have to sit someone out and that looks to be Julie McGee this week. She’ll be on the sidelines as the other six fight for safety.
I can’t help but think Hunahpu will pull this off just because of Coyopa’s seemingly cursed streak of comps despite the tribe changes last week. Check out the pics and video below to see what you think.
Last week Kelley was sent packing and Dale’s got his back up against the wall. If Coyopa heads to Tribal Council again then he knows he’s in a bad spot. Enter his plan to try and trick his tribe in to believing he has an Idol and won’t be going home this week. Hmm.
Oh that might not even be the big drama this week on Survivor as Hunahpu still needs to address its lack of food. Jeff arrives at the Hunahpu camp but warns the tribe they’ll face a “stiff penalty” for a new bag of rice. Could their camp be cleared out or would someone even get eliminated for a food? Should be very interesting.
As for the challenges this week, we’re back to having an Exile/Reward challenge and we’ve already had a first look at who will be competing and what they’ll face. I’ll have more details shortly on tonight’s Immunity Challenge as well.
Sneak peek of the Fake Immunity Idol coming in to play during tonight’s Survivor:
Survivor spoilers for this week’s Reward Challenge including what the two castaways will face and just who those players will be on Wednesday’s Blood Vs Water episode.
Since we’ve seen the Tribe Shuffle there won’t be the same opportunity for loved ones to battle it out. All the same, the challenges persist which makes me wonder why we didn’t have one last week since the arena was set up for it to take place. I guess we get to see that comp play out this week instead.
Will Exile Island still be part of the deal for the loser? Seems like they could let that continue to play out, but as far as the assignment process there are obviously several ways that could go.
This week for the Reward comp we’ll see Baylor face off against Reed in a blindfolded puzzle game. They’ll have to move back and forth between two podiums and assemble an odd looking puzzle fit to shapes in the stone before them. I’m going to put my chips on Reed winning this one as Baylor just hasn’t impressed me yet, but maybe that means it’s her time to shine!
Take a look at the photos below for our spoiler sneak peek at Reed and Baylor facing off in the dark as they try to win a reward and avoid a possible trip to Exile. Of course with Hunahpu hurting for food, they may need all the rewards they can get at this point.
Survivor tribe Hunahpu is facing a “stiff penalty” according to host Jeff Probst this week when they must barter for rice after finding themselves with no food left at camp.
After the Shuffle that sent the careful eaters of Coyopa to the greedy Hunahpu camp there was shock among the Coyopa castaways at just how much Hunahpu had been eating under the chef guidance of Missy. Seems Missy can’t count and now Hunahpu is out of rice and she’s off to clear the shelves of a new camp instead.
Hunahpu made a plea to Jeff for some rice following their Immunity victory which he promised to address after that night’s Tribal Council. Now the time has arrived and Hunahpu may not like what has to happen to secure their next meal.
In the preview clip Jeremy tells us he’s worried Jeff will clear out their tribe for the trade and he doesn’t want to let that happen. Alec thinks Jeff could dismantle their camp for the food. Heck, I was hoping it’d be something more extreme like a sudden death Tribal Council in exchange for food.
Jeff chastises the new Hunahpu for their careless behavior to get themselves in this position but that seems like a very unfair statement to the members of Coyopa who have joined them. Perhaps the punishment would be applied just to those four original Hunahpu members? Yeah, probably not. That’s not the Survivor way, is it?
What do you think will happen on the next Survivor 2014? What would be a fair trade?