Last night on Survivor we enjoyed one crazy Tribal Council where the latest vote-out was reduced to drawing rocks after the votes deadlocked. Ciera became the pivot vote once again but this time she pivoted against the Vets which resulted in a 3-3 tied vote, then a 2-2 tied vote, and finally rocks were drawn from a bag.
But before we got to the random elimination there was an energetic and passionate debate on which way the game should move. If Ciera stuck with her alliance she’d be safe that week but sitting at the bottom of the pile. Of course the Vets denied her low-rank position, but there was no way around it.
Kudos to Hayden on not rolling over and quitting like the Vets needed. He’s backed in to a corner now and the numbers are against him, but he’s keeping things interesting and not letting the Vets just walk off with the win.
Now we’ve got the full extended Tribal Council segment from Survivor last night. Watch the whole thing below and enjoy the fun of getting your feathers rustled.
Survivor Blood Vs Water – Tribal Council Extended Scene:
We’re about to find out who was voted off Survivor tonight when the Redemption Island castaways make a house of cards to avoid elimination and the remaining six players take on one heck of an obstacle course slash balancing act. That’s all before Kasama heads to what’s reportedly an intense Tribal Council.
Tonight’s show kicks off with Kasama arriving back at camp and Hayden putting his new vote-out-Tyson plan in to effect by announcing just that. He knows his game is in danger and the Vets are calling the shots, but with the numbers tied this will be tricky.
Over at the Redemption Island camp Caleb arrives to join Tina and Laura. They’re preparing to head to the arena where one of the three will be sent home. This won’t be a quick challenge either as the players must stack wooden cards to create the tallest structure the fastest.
Caleb, Tina, and Laura take their spots at Redemption Island and kick off the “House of Cards” challenge. They’ll have to build a stack eight feet tall using small wooden cards. Things get off to a very rough start as they continue to drop over and over.
Laura takes a HUGE lead and is about twice as far along as Tina and Caleb. She’s up to the very top when cards start falling but she’s able to recover and wins with a healthy lead over the others.
At this point neither Tina or Caleb look like they’ll reach 8 feet before the time runs out so the win will have to go to whichever one has the tallest stack when time runs out. Caleb is pulling away, but it’s still very close.
Ohhhh. Caleb. He’s nearly to the end when his entire stack falls. Everything. It’s all gone. Tina stops building and waits out the clock. Ouch. Caleb is eliminated from Survivor Blood Vs Water. Tina and Laura stay alive. Laura gets to hand out the clue to Ciera who decides to keep it this time.
Back at camp Ciera shares her clue with Tyson, Gervase, and Monica. The Idol is hidden somewhere in a tree near their water. Soon everyone is looking including Hayden and Katie. Who will find it first? No surprise. It’s Tyson. He decides to keep it a secret again and heads off to take a nap.
Hayden works on Gervase and while he might give Hayden lip service, we know Gervase isn’t flipping.
Immunity is up for grabs. Today’s challenge is called “Ram-Ball On” and requires the players to balance a cue ball on a stick and work it across an obstacle course without dropping the ball. Once they get to the other side they’ll throw bags on pedestals to knock off blocks. First to finish wins Immunity and the luxury of ice cream.
Monica is leading the challenge with Tyson not far behind her. Sure enough both are through and on to the second phase. The rest are way behind.
Redemption Island on Survivor Blood Vs Water is nearly ready to come to an end, again, and send the last remaining player back in to the game, again. Right now we’ve got Tina and Laura at the RI camp with Caleb on his way to join them following last week’s surprise vote-out. Those three will face off in a new challenge where the loser will be eliminated and the top two stay in the game.
CBS released photos of the challenge and unlike a few of the quick races this one could take awhile. The castaways will have to build a house of cards, of sorts, and it’ll be a big one. We can see a ladder set up behind each of the stations so I’m guessing they’ll be doing some climbing to put their stacks together and reach a certain height.
This challenge is going to require a LOT of patience and steady hands, just like the other challenge we’ll be watching tonight on Survivor.
There are just a few episodes left for Survivor 2013 Blood Vs Water and tonight’s show will get us one step closer to the sole survivor’s reveal. According to spoilers and rumors this should be another exciting episode.
The Newbies have lost their numbers advantage and are tied 3-3 against the Vets. Unless someone flips, *ahem* Ciera, we could be heading toward a tied vote at Tribal Council.
Trying to avoid that situation we’ve seen Hayden pushing everyone to unite against Tyson and vote him out next. We don’t think he’s going to be successful even if CBS keeps trying to get us to believe it.
Considering how tight the alliance is right now between Tyson and Gervase there won’t be a flip from Gervase and not from Monica either who is sitting too pretty in the game right now.
Check out what the RI challenge will be tonight and watch the preview performance in this week’s Immunity Challenge. Both of these look tough and won’t have a built-in advantage for a particular player type so that’s nice.
Survivor 2013 Blood Vs Water Episode 12 Preview:
Here’s a Survivor spoilers look at tonight’s Immunity Challenge with some photos and a preview video of the Dream Team in action.
The challenge is called “Ram-Ball On” and once again I’m reminded why I’d be terrible at this game. Castaways have to balance a cue ball on a stick (they lost me already) then walk along an obstacle course and keep adding more poles to the stick as they go. If they drop the ball or stumble then it’s back to square one.
Once castaways reach the far side they’ll use the cue ball to release a key and retrieve a set of bean bags. Those bags are then thrown at pedestals to knock off little fixtures. First player to clear all the pedestals wins Immunity at the upcoming Survivor Tribal Council.
There’s seriously not a chance I’d make it to the other side of the field to even begin the second phase. I’d Colton this one and chuck my ball out to the beach after a few trips back to the start.
Check out the pics below and then watch the video to see how it all plays out. I’m guessing Monica won’t have an advantage in this one like we’ve seen recently on Survivor.