Tonight on Survivor 2014 the Beauty, Brains, and Brawn tribes vanished and two new tribes were formed two new teams using the orange and purple tribe colors. Aparri remained mostly intact while losing only Sarah and gaining LJ and Jefra. Everyone else left on Survivor moved over to the new orange tribe.
We’re live blogging the full episode recap here on the site tonight too, but these are just the highlights on who won challenges and who was voted off Survivor tonight.
New Tribes on Survivor Cagayan:
- Aparri Tribe: Sarah, Spencer, Morgan, Kass, Tasha, Jeremiah, and Alexis
- Solana Tribe: Woo, Cliff, Trish, Jefra, LJ, Lindsey, and Tony
Reward Challenge – Doughnuts & Pastries:
- Round 1: Aparri scores first point
- Round 2: Solana scores their first point
- Round 3: Aparri gets another point & wins Reward
Hidden Immunity Idol:
- Morgan gets out’d by Sarah & Solana learns she accepted an Idol clue instead of an extra bag of rice.
Tonight on Survivor Cagayan, the three tribes are no more when we get an early merge down to just two teams. How those new teams come together are likely to have a big impact on how the next round of votes go. Of course, a quick flip of loyalty to throw a wrench in a tribe’s plans and shift the power.
The show picks back up with Luzon returning from Tribal Council, again, where J’Tia’s nine lives had finally run out. Luzon is down to just three players from their original six and it’s time for them to prove their strength with the dead weight cut. Wait, hold that thought.
When the tribes arrive at the first challenge they learn it’s time to “drop your buffs” and draw new teams. Aparri (orange) and Solana (purple) tribe colors remain while Teal is done. The new tribes consist of Sarah, Spencer, Morgan, Kass, Tasha, Jeremiah, and Alexis on Aparri. Over on the Solana team we’ve got Wood, Cliff, Jefra, LJ, Lindsey, and Tony. Ouch. That means only Sarah was sent away from Aparri to help form the new tribes and Luzon got to stay completely together.
Now that tribes are set we’ll get the first reward challenge with the new teams. They’ll put a player on a telephone poll and the other tribe will use two players to try and pull that player away and over the finish line. The reward? A pile of doughnuts and pastries.
The ladies go first and it’s hilarious. No one is letting go and, wait, did I already use hilarious? Yeah, it is. Finally Morgan and Sarah drag Lindsey away from the pole and score the first point.
Next up it’s the guys turn. Spencer and Jeremiah try to unlock Cliff but it’s useless. Trish and LJ have no trouble getting Alexis off the pole and across the line.
Final round with the scores tied. Cliff is back on the poll and against Spencer and Jeremiah again. Hah. Good luck. Tony and Lindsey are working over Sarah. This shouldn’t take much longer… Well it did take longer than I expected. Kudos to Sarah on being a beast out there and making it hard for Solana to win. Cliff was just too much for Aparri to carry over that line.
Back at camp the new tribes are learning about each other all over. Solana’s LJ has hope when he finds out Trish is also from Boston and Trish can’t stop giggling around him. Over at the new Aparri Morgan gets out’d about picking the Idol clue instead of getting rice. Oops for Morgan.
Alexis decides this is her time to jump ship and join up with Brains. Dumb, dumb, dumb. She’s now bottom of a four-person alliance instead of sticking with old-Solana plus picking up Sarah who was isolated. Dumb.
Immunity Challenge – Gate Crasher:
Trish sits out for Solana and Morgan loses Rock, Paper, Scissors to Alexis so she sits out for Aparri.
Teams have to use a battling ram to break down two wooden gates, navigate a puzzle, and then ring a gong.
Solana takes a big lead after Aparri struggles at the first gate. Aparri is catching up as Solana starts to wear out. Wow! Aparri is now leading, wait, no Solana is just a step behind them.
We’re getting our first look at some Survivor spoilers for tonight’s Cagayan episode Immunity Challenge. Two tribes will use a battle ram to knock through two gates, spin the pole through a puzzle, and then hit the gong to win Immunity. Simple, but looks like a heck of a lot of fun!
Check out these pics from tonight’s Immunity Challenge dry run by the Dream Team:
With the two new tribes coming together this week it’ll be very interesting to see how they work together in their first challenge as a new team. Though one of those tribes will have a significant advantage in the sense that five of the seven tribemates have already been working together all season. We’ll have to wait and see if they use that to benefit their game or not.
Survivor 2014 returns tonight with a big event when the three tribes merge down to two teams and the rest of the season takes off from there.
We haven’t had much insight to the challenges this week and that’s probably due to CBS looking to hide which castaways end up on which tribe. Of course if that were the case then maybe they shouldn’t have included pics of the new tribes in another episode preview for tonight’s Survivor Cagayan.
So instead we’ll be heading in to tonight’s Survivor episode a little blind other than know who is on what tribe, check the new tribe spoilers here. The castaways had to have known this was coming when they walked around to the clearing on the beach and saw just two poles in the ground at the challenge.
Update: Okay, now we’ve got a sneak peek at tonight’s Immunity Challenge.
If you peeked at the new tribes, which one do you think will do better in a physical challenge? The new orange or the new purple tribe?
Last week Jeff teased we’d get new tribes on Cagayan and now we have the Survivor Spoilers for who ends up on each of the two new tribes. Instead of just splitting up Luzon’s final three members to get seven players on each team all three tribes are being shuffled.
The two new Survivor tribes are using purple and orange as their buff colors. The blue/teal team is gone. Here’s how everyone is split up:
Survivor 2014 – New Orange Tribe:
Survivor 2014 – New Purple Tribe:
What’s most interesting is that Luzon was kept intact. I expected all the tribes to be split up, but Spencer, Kass, and Tasha are all on the same team still whether by luck of the draw (most likely) or designated teams (doubtful).
So then you’ve got three Solana (Beauty) tribemates together with the three Luzon (Brains) players all together on one team which leaves just sad, lonely Sarah from Aparri (Brawn) over there. Yeah, Sarah is screwed, right?
Aparri stayed mostly intact on the other tribe with just Sarah leaving and Jefra and LJ joining that side of things. Ouch. Not so good for them either.
In the preview clip below we also find out that Alexis wants to leave her remaining Solana members behind and play hard and fast with the Brains to form a new power of four. Not entirely a bad idea, but I would have considered more keeping things with her other two Solana members and then adding Sarah who could later pick off when needed. Instead she’s jumping over to Luzon to become the low man on the pole there. Go figure. Well, maybe it’s just that Alexis was on the Beauty tribe, not the Solana tribe…
Survivor 2014 Cagayan – New Tribes Preview: