This week on Survivor 2013 Caramoan, we finally get to ditch the Fans vs. Favorites bit because the merge is upon us!

“A merge shakes things up, leveling the playing field,” Jeff Probst says in the preview below.

But who cares about a merge when there’s an awesome food-eating competition?? And it’s not just a food-eating competition, but one that makes the players want to vomit! Those are the kinds of challenges that reality TV was made for. I cannot wait!

Be sure to check back here Wednesday for live coverage of Survivor Caramoan and the following morning for a full recap of Episode 8. And as always, we’ll be here for all of your Survivor 2013 news, results and recaps throughout the week. And you can always join us on Facebook and Twitter to get those sent right to you.