Well, Survivor really teased us last night by making us think that we were going to get a huge, dramatic, legendary tribal council.
Unfortunately, we were let down. It’s not really the show’s fault. It’s not their fault that Lairo lost yet another immunity challenge, their third of the season. As Sandra put it, Lairo “really likes tribal council.” Unfortunately, since we spent the majority of the episode with the Vokai Tribe and watching Noura play her unique version of the game, the Lairo Tribal felt bit anti-climatic. In the end, they just voted out Chelsea because no one but Dean was attached to her. Which …. eh. That’s interesting logic, I guess.
As I said, all the interesting stuff happened over at Vokai. When the boat arrived to take a member of the tribe to the Island of the Idols, it was announced that the tribe could either unanimously chose someone or they could draw a name from the bag. It turned out that no one wanted to go to the island because of the target it would put on their back. Finally, Noura announced that she’d love to go! Perhaps looking forward to the prospect of not having to deal with Noura for a day, the tribe agreed.
Noura went to the island. She met Boston Rob and Sandra. Boston Rob and Sandra spent a lot of time trying to explain to Noura why it’s important to maintain your focus while playing the game. It appeared that Noura spent the entire meeting talking over Rob and Sandra. Finally, Noura was told that the next immunity challenge would be the one where almost the entire tribe was blindfolded, with the exception of the caller. The caller, of course, would be the one directing the group through a maze and then instructing them how to put a puzzle together.
The challenge was this: Noura had to convince the tribe to make her the caller. If she became the caller, she would gain the power to block someone else’s vote at her next tribal council. If she didn’t become the caller, she would lose her vote at her next tribal.
Well, Noura quickly agreed to the challenge, even though there’s no way anyone would ever assign such an important role to someone like Noura. Noura then rushed back to her tribe and told them that she could tell them about the next immunity challenge but only if they agreed to make her the caller. The tribe was a bit skeptical but they said, “sure.’ Noura then told them that it was a blind-folded challenge. They practiced for a bit with Noura as caller. It was a disaster.
At the immunity challenge, Jeff asked Vokai who would be sitting out. “Noura,” they all said, showing that they didn’t believe Noura’s lie that, because she had told them about the challenge, they were required to make her the caller. Instead, Jason served as the caller and he did such a good job that there was never any danger of Vokai not winning the challenge.
And so, Lairo went to tribal again. Karishma was the obvious target. Aaron wanted to get out Dean for reasons that were never really clear. Since they couldn’t agree on whether to vote out Karishma or Dean, the majority of the tribe just voted for Chelsea instead.
In the end, it was a 6-2 vote. Dean and Chelsea voted for Karishma. Everyone else voted for Chelsea.
In other news, Jamal of the Vokai Tribe found an immunity idol. With the island of the idols and then the regular idols, I’m having a hard time keeping track of who has what. But, for now, Jamal has an idol.
Next week, the tribes are reshuffled! It’s about time.