There’s not really much to say about last night’s episode of Survivor. After a week that featured a lot of twists and turns and an exciting tribal council, last night’s episode was pretty straight forward. That’s not really a complaint. Not every episode can be chaotic. Occasionally, it just makes sense that it’s going to be an easy vote.
Ika went to tribal council for the second time and, from the minute that they all sat down in front of Jeff, it was pretty obvious that Swati was going to be voted out. The show did attempt to tease us with other possibilities. Everyone on the tribe is sick of Rocksroy trying to boss them around. Rocksroy, himself, voted for Tori because he felt that she couldn’t be trusted. Everyone else, however, voted for Swati and that should be a wakeup call to Rocksroy. He may think that he’s in charge but he’s clearly not.
Why was Swati voted out? It was her own fault. Telling every member of the tribe that “you’re my number one” was a rookie mistake. As a result, no one felt that they could trust Swati and, by a vote of 3-1, Swati was voted out. Rocksroy still voted for Tori. Swati probably voted for Tori as well but she played her shot-in-the-dark and lost her vote. Will anyone ever play a successful shot in the dark?
Outside of Swati, the main development of this episode is that Jonathan has emerged as this season’s challenge beast. Basically, he can win almost any challenge single-handedly. That’s good for now but it’s going to cost him after the merge. The first time he loses an immunity challenge, he’s going to be targeted.
And that’s pretty much it. This was a pretty basic episode of Survivor but that’s okay. Sometimes, it’s nice to get back to basics.