Survivor South Pacific is back tonight after an exciting round last week where we saw Ozzy save himself at Redemption Island, the tribes came together with the merge, and then Cochran turned on Savaii and flipped to Upolu with Keith’s elimination. Craziness.
The preview of tonight’s episode (watch the video below) makes it look like life is going to be pretty rough for Cochran as a result of his decisions last week. Luckily for him he’ll have the numbers on his side if Upolu continues to keep his vote on their side and pick off Savaii one by one.
If you can’t wait for tonight for some Survivor spoilers, then feel free to jump over to TVFunSpot and find out will allegedly be joining Keith at Redemption Island for a new round of survival battles starting next week.
I’ll keep an eye out for CBS releasing a preview video of tonight’s immunity challenge, but nothing was up there at the time of this publishing.
Last week we witnessed Cochran abandon his former tribe, Savaii, and align forces with Upolu. Many fans were scratching their heads asking, “why?” A newly released deleted scene from Survivor South Pacific episode 8 helps clear that up.
Coach was hard at work on Cochran with the mindgames and influenced Albert to convince him that he’d be joining their side and become a respected member of their team. Albert does an excellent job at this and Cochran walks away thinking there’s an opportunity for him to be a final-four player with Coach, Albert, and Sophie. Poor Cochran. This guy just can’t catch a break.
Survivor was on fire this week when it hit its highest ratings in nearly a year. The South Pacific castaways drew in 11.9 million viewers, actually beating out Fox’s X Factor live performance show in total viewers, according to TVBytheNumbers.
Does Survivor have what it takes to keep those numbers rolling through the rest of the season? Either way, it’s making the next season, possibly titled Survivor One World, seem like a no brainer. Can’t wait to see what’s coming next!
The spoilers were right. Survivor South Pacific tribes merged tonight right after Ozzy won his Redemption Island duel and gained a return to the game. When it came down to the tribal vote, Cochran made good on his plans to flip sides and abandoned his former Savaii tribe. The votes were split 6-6 against Keith and Rick, but during the second round of voting Cochran went against Keith.
Tribe voting – Week 8:
- Jim Rice – Rick
- Ozzy Lusth – Rick
- Dawn Meehan – Rick
- John Cochran – Keith
- Whitney Duncan – Rick
- Keith Tollefson – Rick
- Brandon Hantz – Keith
- “Coach” Benjamin Wade – Keith
- Albert Destrade – Keith
- Edna Ma – Keith
- Sophie Clarke – Keith
- Rick Nelson – Keith
Keith will have a chance to get back in the game at Redemption Island.
Did Cochran make the right choice by flipping sides? Why would Ozzy have wasted the idol on Whitney? Didn’t they see Keith as a bigger target for Upolu? Craziness!
Survivor South Pacific is back tonight after last week’s exciting cliffhanger where Ozzy offered himself up as a sacrifice to Redemption Island. Now we’ll get to see if his plan works. He’ll need to defeat Christine, mislead Upolu, await the tribal merge, and get his immunity idol back from Cochran. No big deal, right?
If you checked in on Monday then you saw the Survivor spoilers for this week and know what’s coming our way. Yesterday I posted up another teaser promo from CBS that revealed even more than the one below.
Are you rooting for Ozzy to thread the needle and accomplish his complicated mission or would you rather see the whole thing blow up in his face and leave the idol in Cochran’s hands?
Check back in tonight during the show for the Survivor results and we’ll let you know who is confirmed for being voted out next.