What a night on Survivor this week as things looked like we were closing in on an exciting blindside only to have it ripped away after a panicky Tribal Council.
The pieces were coming together for the underdogs to turn on power couple Jon and Jaclyn after Reed won immunity and kept himself safe another round. Once the castaways arrived at Council there were loose lips running fast and sinking their own ships even faster.
Jeff Probst pushed the Immunity Idol to the point of obvious but it wasn’t until Natalie explicitly instructed Jon to use his Idol did it sink through the thickness. With both Jon’s and Keith’s Idols in play the hammer fell on Wes Nale who was voted off Survivor last night.
Check out photos from this week’s Survivor for new looks at what took place.
Falling victim to the failed blindside Wes Nale finds himself on his way to Ponderosa with a stop over at the “Day After” interview station.
Wes admits he wasn’t a power player in the game, but he did try to make moves despite not having the numbers they needed to overcome the opposing alliance. Nale says his game was going great until the Merge, as is often the case, but once that happened it was difficult to make things happen.
He may have been eliminated, but Wes is satisfied that he played a clean game and had he made it to the final Tribal he thinks he had a solid chance at securing the votes to win. Maybe we’ll still see a Nale at the end, but after this week’s Survivor it won’t be Wes.
Wes Nale’s “The Day After” Elimination Interview:
Last night on Survivor 2014 the Huyopa tribe faced another latest Tribal Council where someone was eliminated from Blood Vs Water. Find out who won the challenges and who was voted off Survivor this week.
We live blogged the full episode recap here on the site too, but here are the highlights on who won challenges and who was eliminated on Survivor this round.
- Yellow: Jon, Reed, Alec, & Jaclyn
- Blue: Missy, Baylor, Natalie, & Wes
- Yellow wins a trip to support local children
- Reed gives his spot to Missy
- Wes sent to Exile Island
Hidden Immunity Idol:
- Natalie finds an Idol buried at camp
- Final 3: Alec, Natalie, & Reed
- Reed wins Immunity!
Tribal Council – Eliminated Castaway:
It’s time to “Build Trust” in this week’s Survivor episode with just a few weeks left to go in the season. Hard to believe we’re close to finding out who won Survivor 2014 when there are still nine castaways left on the beach!
Both challenges ahead look tough with the Reward Challenge sending castaways out in to the water for a series of obstacles while the Immunity comp is an endurance battle for your circulation system. Let’s see where this all goes!
Tonight’s show picks up as the Huyopa tribe heads home from Tribal Council following Jeremy Collin’s elimination. Considering it was mostly his own allies that did him in I don’t think there will be too much shock or anger at what just transpired. Well, Natalie is actually a little upset because Jeremy was her close ally and this could actually cause her to go after Jon for revenge.
Teams split with Keith sitting out of today’s challenge. Yellow tribe has Jon, Reed, Alec, and Jaclyn. Blue has Missy, Baylor, Natalie, and Wes. They’ll be competing for a trip to give baseball supplies to local children.
Players must swim from their platform to a ramp where they’ll grab keys and puzzle pieces. Once all pieces have been collected they’ll race to be the first to complete their statue and win the reward.
Blue is holding a steady, but small lead over Yellow as Wes gets things going for his tribe followed by Missy. Things slow down for Blue with Baylor in the water and Yellow has them tied before moving on to a slight lead.
Teams have to unlock the base to their puzzle statue using one of the four keys from the water. Yellow gets it immediately but Blue just can’t seem to figure out which key will get them going. Sure enough Yellow crushes the puzzle portion and wins Reward.
As Jeff gets ready to send the winners off Reed announces he’ll give up his spot to Missy who hasn’t won anything yet. They trade spots and then announce Wes will be sent off to Exile Island.
Well the Yellow team is off at the reward trip Reed is back at camp busily working to get Keith on his side to target Jon. Reed says the other side thinks Keith has an Idol, heh that’s because Reed told them! Keith is in on the plan and hopes it’ll work without him having to play his Idol.
Natalie isn’t wasting time either and is hunting for that Idol with Baylor’s clue and help. Sure enough they find it buried right in the middle of camp. Baylor and Natalie run away with their prize to plot against the guys.
Reed is the girls’ main target with Jon being their ideal second target. They hope to get Reed out now to have a ladies’ advantage before voting out Jon the following week. Hmm. The best laid plans…
Immunity is up for grabs as Wes returns from Exile and joins the other castaways as they get ready to compete in today’s endurance battle.
Castaways have a small perch to support their heels with a bar overhead. If they step off the perch or let go of the handles then they’re eliminated. Last person still in the game wins the purdy necklace.
Jeff arrives with a plate full of candy to tempt someone out of the game. Everyone is saying no until Jon actually drops out after just seven minutes. Good grief. I hope that was a tasty candy bar there.
Missy is the next to drop but she won’t be alone for long. Jeff brings out cookies and milk which immediately draws Baylor and Jaclyn out of the game. Baylor runs toward Jeff. Runs. Next up, or down rather, is Wes who bails for chicken wings and beer.
Keith is soon calling over to Natalie that her entire alliance has bailed on her. He’s trying to convince her that she needs to start playing for herself. Keith might not last much longer either as we see after ninety minutes that his feet have turned purple! Yep, there he goes.
Only Natalie, Alec, and Reed are left in the comp. No one looks comfortable, especially not Alec who drops next. It’s Natalie vs Reed here.
Immunity is back up for grabs tonight for the Survivor Season 29 castaways as nine remain and someone will be heading to Ponderosa if they can’t win the challenge featured in these preview spoilers.
The final nine players left on Survivor tonight have got to hold on to win that necklace and avoid any votes at Tribal Council. Each castaway will stand up on a post with their hands above their heads. Last player standing wins.
Looks like each position is adjusted to fit the players based on their height, so things should stay nice and balanced for everyone. Jeff won’t just be narrating the “just stand there” challenge either as we can see him breaking out some temptations to get the castaways down from their perch.
Do you think this challenge will cater to a stronger guy or a more petite player? I’m wondering how long they’ll last before their arms all go numb!