We’re back tonight for Survivor and I’m ready to move past last week’s flop thanks to Quitter so we can be ready for some real action from castaways interested in playing the game they signed up to play. It’s not ‘The Love Boat,’ it’s Survivor, future castaways.
This time around CBS is billing things as the “Battle of the Sexes” as we see the repeat power couple, Jon and Jaclyn, in another pivot position as they get to decide if they’ll throw their votes to help the men or the women.
Predictably we’re seeing Jaclyn distrusting the guys while Jon wants to stay with them, but which side gives them a better chance at making it to the end? The guys might be more of a threat to Jon & Jaclyn in the physical challenges, but I wouldn’t write off the rest of them either. Seems like Jon could end up being the odd man out if he goes with Jaclyn’s idea.
So far we’ve taken a look at the Reward Challenge ahead of us tonight on Survivor and I’ll have the Immunity Challenge details posted shortly as well. Be sure to watch the preview clip below and note how emaciated Jon suddenly appears in one of his confessional moments. Makes me wonder if they used a clip from farther down the road which could spoil things just a little. Take a look and see what you think.
Tonight on Survivor 2014 – Preview clip:
This week on Survivor 2014 the remaining castaways have abandoned the Exile Island arena in favor of a new Reward Challenge. Looks like we could be done with Exile for Blood vs Water.
What we can tell in these Survivor spoiler photos are Baylor and Reed are picked as team captains where they’ll likely do a schoolyard pick as Huyapo is split in to two groups. Those teams will have to lift huge puzzle pieces on to a sled and push it down the playing field.
We can see the teams are split up five and five with the yellow team consisting of Keith, Natalie, Reed, Jeremy, and Wes. Over on the blue team you’ve got Josh, Jon, Baylor, Alec, and Jaclyn. Not a bad split for their chances.
It’s safe to assume the teams will be racing to complete the building up their puzzle at the far side once all the pieces are set in to place. First team to get that all wrapped up should end up with something tasty to enjoy. Anything like a tool or shelter would just end up in the hands of the losing team as well so it’s probably something edible/disposable.
Another week of Survivor and another round of changes to the tribes. After last week’s elimination that didn’t even require a Tribal Council we’re down to just eleven castaways left in the game.
We’re two thirds of the way through Blood Vs Water and there are still a lot of players left in the mix. This week we’ll lose another one of them and let’s just hope it’s due to a Tribal Council instead of weak will. I’m hoping for excellent drama this week as the emerging sides battle for control.
Who is left on Survivor 2014 Blood Vs Water? Here’s a rundown of the remaining castaways going in to Week 8:
- Baylor Wilson
- Missy Payne
- Jaclyn Schultz
- Jon Misch
- Reed Kelly
- Josh Canfield
- Jeremy Collins
- Natalie Anderson
- Wesley Nale
- Alec Christy
- Keith Nale
Julie McGee– quit last week
Next time on Survivor the castaways face their first individual Immunity and elimination after last round’s disappointing turn of events. The game has changed and the pressure is on more than ever as the only person who truly has your back is you.
Only eleven castaways remain and they’re all crowded in under one roof following the Merge. Now it’s time to see if the couples come together to target the singles or if they’ll be split apart and fight against one another.
In our “next time on Survivor” glimpse it looked like Jon was being pulled away by Jaclyn to side with the girls, but we’ll have to see if she’s able to convince him it’s the right move. He might have an easier time winning challenges against the likes of Missy and Baylor, but as the oddman out, it seems like a risky move to isolate himself.
Along with Jon’s decision our second preview clip, seen below, has Baylor as the target of the guys’ heckling. We’ve seen it before from Alec and he’s back at it again next week. Feels almost like he’s awkwardly trying to flirt with her by being the dominating, overbearing guy, but who knows. Either way, Alec’s behavior doesn’t seem to be garnering him much favor from the ladies.
Survivor 2014 – Episode 08 ‘Sneak Peek':
Survivor Live is back with host Jeff Schroeder and the latest castaway to leave Blood Vs Water, Julie McGee. It’s worth noting Julie wasn’t eliminated, she just quit. Because.
Julie tells Jeff she was recruited to be on Survivor because production wanted her boyfriend John Rocker and he came to her by extension. Surprisingly Julie says she’s quite the outdoors woman and had more experience in the wilderness than John. Hmm.
Julie starts to say Survivor was a “fun experience” and then backtracks telling Jeff to take the “fun” out of it. This was just an experience she’ll take with her. Seriously, stop casting people who don’t want to do the show. It’s going to be brutal, that’s why I watch from the couch, but if you go out there there’s no excuse to bail. Grrr.
As for an alliance, the one Quitter McGee abandoned, she says that Jeremy and Natalie were her closes allies but when they arrived at their new camp she was discouraged to see all the other couples coming together. Julie assumed the couples would band and target the singles, so she gave up. Brilliant.
Check out Julie’s full “Survivor Live” interview video with Jeff below and hear what else she had to say about her abbreviated time on Survivor.