The pressure was on last night for the Survivor 2017 castaways. Last week sent out Cole’s closest supporter and Joe fed his Hidden Idol to the Tribal fire. If they’re going to both survive the night then they’ll need to find a way out of this trouble or set another target in the newly merged tribe.
We live recapped this week’s episode of Heroes vs Healers vs Hustlers as we roll on through the back half of the season. Read on to find out who was voted off Survivor this week!
Survivor 2017 Week 8: Secret Advantage
Lauren finds the clue that Cole missed in the bundle of nails. She can swap the actual clue for her vote parchment at a Tribal Council and then keep that extra vote for a future Tribal. Wow! Nice.
Survivor 2017 Week 8: Reward Challenge
Eleven castaways and two teams of five. Joe is sitting this one out while the rest of the castaways race up a multi-tiered platform and launch sandbags back across the field at their team’s targets.
Winning team will go to a private island and enjoy what sounds like an Olive Garden dinner. The teams will be drawn randomly and since Joe wasn’t pulled for a team he’ll get the spaghetti meal automatically.
Red: Ashley, Desi, Mike, Ben, and Lauren
Blue: JP, Devon, Ryan, Chrissy, and Cole
Blue wins Reward!
Gallery: Reward Challenge
Twist here is that Joe gets to decide the order of the eaters since everyone has their meal privately. The catch is that whoever goes last could end up getting nothing.
Second twist: there was a clue about an Idol buried under the tribe flag. Cole sees the message and so does Chrissy and Ryan.
When they get back to camp Cole goes to pee and Ryan scrambles over to dig for the Idol. He finds it and scurries away. Chrissy tries to cover up Ryan’s dig when Cole jumps in and tries to search for the already-gone Idol. It’s a big ol mess, but Ryan has it while the rest of the tribe thinks Cole has it.
Survivor 2017 Week 8: Immunity Challenge
Individual immunity is back up for grabs. Castaways will use a pole to keep a small statue in place while moving farther back at set intervals along a narrow beam. Last to remain wins safety from the next Tribal Council.
Cole wins Immunity!
Gallery: Immunity Challenge
Survivor 2017 Week 8: Tribal Council
Grab some fire for your torch. Votes are getting ready and Jeff will have to snuff one player’s game tonight.
Lauren plays her secret advantage, doesn’t vote, and takes the parchment with her.
Jeff reveals the votes: Ben, Lauren, Desi, Joe, Desi, Joe, Desi, Joe, Desi, Joe… TIED!
Tie-breaker: Everyone but Joe & Desi can vote and votes can only go against one of those two. Lauren has to fake a vote, but must discard this second parchment. She does not get to keep the second vote attempt.
Jeff reveals the votes: Desi, Joe, Desi, Desi, Desi, Desi
Desi Williams was voted off Survivor!
Desi becomes the first member of the Survivor 2017 Jury and goes to Ponderosa next.
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