The game of telephone. Two #trustclusts. A coming out. Drawing rocks. The two-hour episode of ‘Survivor’ was a big one.
After Taylor went out swinging, Jay was pretty much terrified that he’d be next. Luckily he had an idol that only Will had known about… until now. To prove his alliance, Will — in trust — told Zeke. Then Zeke told David. David told Chris. David told Hannah. Zeke told Hannah. Chris told Bret. David told Ken. Zeke also told Chris. So Chris and Zeke put together a plan: make Jay paranoid enough to play his idol, but then blindside Jess — two birds, one stone.
David had a moment this week: he didn’t want to be the reason anyone lost out on pizza, so said he was a bad swimmer and he’d volunteer to sit out. Everyone rallied around to show their support, telling him they wanted him on their team. Basically it showed for a minute that real friendships and bonds do form on this show. He even admitted they’d all been helping him so much get through his anxiety. Aww, so… Jay sat out. And the winning team was: Adam, Zeke, Hannah, Sunday and Bret.
However, it was much more than just pizza and beer; it was letters from home, causing Adam to completely break down, since his mother was diagnosed with cancer before he left. Back at camp, they could see the winning team celebrating but instead of complaining, Ken and David bonded. Then, with Jessica, they decided it was time to break up the Chris-Sunday-Bret alliance.
During another immunity challenge, everyone was intensely affected… by ants? After quite a battle, David ended up winning! So, once he found out about the plan to get her out, David, Ken, Adam and Jessica tried to figure out how to get out Chris instead. First thing first. At tribal, Jay apparently saw through the plans — and he kept his idol. The votes all came down to Chris and Jessica, and one blindside worked: Chris was sent home!
The next morning, the new targets started: Zeke targeted David and David targeted Zeke, and everyone found out that David had another idol. So first was an inch-worm-in-the-sand reward challenge, and it had one huge positive: the one who drew the white rock had to sit out and still got reward. And that went to David. Coming from behind, Zeke, Sunday and Bret won reward — a helicopter ride and a picnic.
During that picnic, Bret revealed to Zeke that he was actually gay, as well, which definitely formed a trust bond between them. Once everyone was back home, the back and forth paranoia began: Hannah turned on Zeke, told David h was a target. David was ready to use his idol, but Zeke later got wind of that; David knew that Zeke would not vote him if he knew he had an idol, so he wasn’t sure what to do either. Maybe Zeke would vote Hannah out for turning?
In the middle of all of that, Jay took home the immunity idol in a serious blowout during a puzzle challenge, but it really didn’t matter. During tribal, there was so much whispering and Bret got real annoyed with everyone. There may or may not also have been a bit of bullying going on, but anyways. The minute David pulled out his idol, Adam told him that they were all whispering they were going to switch from Hannah to Ken. So David used it for Ken… and the votes were split between Hannah and Zeke.
So, David wasted his idol and there was a revote. Zeke begged Jessica to reconsider and flip on Hannah. She didn’t, and it went to another tie. Now, the group of eight had to either unanimously decide on Zeke or Hannah . . . or Hannah, Zeke, Jay, and Ken were all safe, and the rest had to draw rocks. They couldn’t decide, so rocks it was. And Jessica drew the block rock; she drew first and she was sent home. Or as Jeff put it, the game has spoken.
She left her legacy advantage to Ken, which would be revealed on Day 36.
HollywoodLifers, what do you make of the shocking ending? Are you sad to see her go? Who do you think should have gone?