How is everyone doing tonight? I was just thinking about how, after spending three months writing on a daily basis about Big Brother, it’s always a little bit strange to transition to writing about a weekly show like Survivor. On Big Brother, there’s something new to talk about every day whereas, with Survivor, we talk about what happened each week and then we wait for the next episode.
Myself, I enjoy writing about both shows but the experience of writing about Survivor is definitely different from writing about Big Brother. That said, I love Survivor and I hope I can do justice to this season. Thank you everyone for reading and giving me the chance to try!
As for tonight’s episode … well, there’s not really a lot to say. I feel bad for SImone. Tonight, the Hustlers lost the immunity challenge. Not only did they have to go to tribal but they were also the only tribe not to win any type of fishing equipment. Simone was pretty much the obvious target during the entire episode. An attempt was made to create some suspense by showing how obnoxious Patrick can be around the Hustler camp but, for the most part, he only seemed to really be annoying Lauren.
Simone was voted out because she hadn’t really bonded with anyone on her tribe and her weak performance at the immunity challenge was a huge contributing factor to the Hustlers having to go to tribal council in the first place. That’s the way it goes, especially in the early days of the season.
That said, I felt bad for Simone. I think she could have developed into a stronger player if she had been given the opportunity. But, again, that’s the way things go on Survivor.
As for the other tribes, everyone still appears to be feeling each other out. On the Hero Tribe, Alan still seems to be intent on digging his own grave by being paranoid. Ashley is trying to convince everyone that she and JP are not a power couple. Chrissy did not use her superidol, which now has no use. However, Chrissy says that she’s going to hold onto the idol so that she can use it to fool people in the future. I don’t know if Chrissy’s really thought this through. If she lets everyone believe that she has an immunity idol, chances are that her tribe will try to force her to play it.
On the Healer Tribe, Joe found a clue to the immunity idol but he had to recruit Cole to help him figure it out. They found the idol buried near the well. Joe grabbed it for himself and made Cole promise not to tell anyone that Joe had the idol. However, as we know from watching the previews for next week’s episode, Cole is not going to keep that promise.
Personally, I groaned a little when Joe found that idol. It’s early in the season but Joe has emerged as my least favorite survivor. As we saw last week, he’s a bully and no one likes a bully. As of now, the Healers are the only tribe to have not gone to tribal council. Hopefully, a blindside of Joe is in the future!
Anyway to recap, poor Simone was voted out tonight. At least she took it well and she still has pretty hair.
P.S. It’s early in the season but right now, my favorites are nervous Ryan and Dr. Mike. Hopefully, they’ll go far!