So, last night, the Jabeni Tribe went to tribal council for the first time and, by a vote of 3-2, Natalie was voted out over Lyrsa. In the end, Mike decided to join with Nick and Lyrsa and he voted out his fellow Goliath tribe member,
And really, it’s not a shock. It’s always a risk to blindside a member of your own tribe but I’ve got the feeling that no one is going to hold it against Mike. From the minute this game began, Natalie has been getting on everyone’s nerves and the fact that she made it this far was more due to luck than any strong game play on her part. With each season, Survivor becomes more and more of a social game and Natalie’s toxic personality managed to get on everyone’s nerves from day one.
It wasn’t a shock to see Natalie get voted out but it was still a lively tribal council. It all came down to jackets. Angelina really wants someone to giver her a jacket and she told Natalie that she wanted to vote out Lyrsa just so she could get her hands on Lyrsa’s jacket. Natalie then got the bright idea to attempt to blackmail Nick into giving Angelina his jacket. Natalie asked him if he was willing to give up a chance to win a million dollars just so he could keep his jacket.
Considering that Nick and Mike have a side alliance going in the Jabeni Tribe, that was a dumb move. With Mike already wanting to get rid of Natalie, he was more than willing to join with Nick and Lyrsa and blindside her. As Natalie left, Angelina was reduced to begging Natalie for her jacket. Natalie, however, decided to keep the jacket for herself. So, I guess Angelina will have to be cold for a little while longer.
As for the other tribes, Christian’s charm offensive has worked wonders and he is now a fully accepted member of the Tevi Tribe. Gabby, however, still feels like an outsider and would probably have been in trouble if Tevi had gone to tribal last night. During the immunity challenge, Dan managed to find another idol so he now has two immunity idols.
Meanwhile, on the Vuku Tribe, Kara is desperately trying to bond with the other tribe members but none of them seem to trust her.
There weren’t many surprises in last night’s episode but it was still a fun tribal council and at least Natalie finally got voted out. (I was worried that someone would drag her to the end because they figured no one would vote for her to win.) It’s just occurred to me that, for two weeks in a row, we’ve had tribal councils where the outnumbered Davids managed to blindside a Goliath! So, let’s give credit to Survivor for managing to stay on theme!
Next week, it looks like Alison is going to try to make a big move and try to form an alliance with Gabby. I’m not sure how that will work out. I can imagine Gabby running off and telling Christian and then Christian telling Dan and then Alison getting voted out at the next tribal council.
We’ll see what happens!
P.S. For those keeping track: Dan has two idols. Davie has one. Carl has a special power that he can use to cancel one of the idols.