Last time on Survivor, a plan to oust Dave came
from a dream that Shambo had. A clever auction gambit turned into immunity for
Jaison. And Russell and John running off at the mouths turned into Russell
trying (and succeeding) to figure out a way to get rid of John. Now only eight
Night 30: "John was majorly blindsided."
Shambo had no idea what was going on. She thought
the plan was to vote Dave. She was stunned. Russell says that John was trying to
get rid of Shambo, so he had to intervene. Damage control worked to HIS favor.
"I lied to her... I've lied about almost every aspect of my life. I'm the
richest man here. I do whatever it takes to win this game."
Too easy indeed.
Day 31: "The game's not over yet."
Jaison hangs with Brett and Monica. They figure
Russell and Mick may get a lot of votes. Jaison says that he left Russell out
there to be the aggressive bulldog. He's thinking that he may have made the
wrong move. Jaison wants to sway the jury by saying that every decision was a
group decision. He was calm, while Russell was more abrasive. But no one wants
to go up against Russell in the end.
THEN Jaison drops the bomb, saying that Russell
made $2 million LAST YEAR. Brett says that it's a matter of time before that
bomb ticks and blows up.
I-CHALLENGE: Survivor Bowling
Single-elimination bowling frames. Knock out as
many pins as you can. Winner stays, loser pays.
First round: Natalie vs. Shambo - Shambo wins,
First round: Brett vs. Russell - Russell wins, 4-0.
First round: Jaison vs. Monica - Jaison wins, 6-1.
First round: Mick vs. Dave - Dave wins, X-8.
Semifinal: Shambo vs. Russell - Shambo wins, 5-4
Semifinal: Jaison vs. Dave - Jaison wins, 7-0
FINAL: Jaison vs. Shambo - JAISON WINS, 2-0!
Back at camp, Dave decides to take a moment to
himself. He thinks he's low-man on the pole. The case for getting rid of Dave:
Shambo wants him gone, so whatever Shambo wants, Shambo gets. Monica doesn't
think Dave's a big threat. Monica doesn't think Russell's an idiot. He's not
going to take Shambo to the final, because she'll win against him. Monica
believes that she's planted a seed of doubt. Russell has a lot of options,
though... He can beat Dave for a million. It's a good move to keep him around,
but who would he put up in his place?
Dave and Russell talk about Shambo. Dave can get
Monica and Brett, while Russell can get Natalie. Dave thinks that it's a good
move, but he has no idea if it is going to work or not. "Miracles happen
constantly. The Lord fricking provides." Russell: "I don't even need Shambo. I
could let Shambo throw away her vote, and I can get rid of Shambo."
Shambo? "If Dave is not voted out tonight, I
think Russ and I are going to be having a chat."
Night 31: Tribal.
Jaison thinks that it's about three things when
you vote now: smarts, strength, and the jury. You want to have the best shot at
winning the million. Shambo wants to vote people out who don't deserve to go to
the end. She thinks that she was more blindsided than John was. Monica thinks
unpredictability is scary in this phase of the game. Dave thinks that you have
to get people on your side. Russell says that if you know some people are going
to get the votes, you gotta get rid of them. That's important to him.
Shambo: "See you later, DAVE."
The rest of the votes say... DAVE. By a vote of
7-1, Dave... The tribe has spoken.
Day 32: "The biggest threat left in the game..."
.. is Brett. This according to Russell, who
thinks that Brett is just too plain likeable. Doesn't make any sense for him not
to get rid of Brett. Mick thinks that Russell is the leader of the tribe right
now. He's thinking that perhaps Russell is building the jury. Russell thinks
that Mick is freaking out, thinking that maybe he'll flip.
I-CHALLENGE: Seesaw Sandbags
Swim out to sea and get your colored bags. Then
launch them to a basket with a seesaw. First to three gets hardware.
Jaison, Mick, and Brett are the first three to
come back with bags. Brett's the first one with a bag in the basket. Brett's
also the first with his second bag. It's a race between him and Mick.
... but BRETT takes it! Jaison thinks that this
could be a problem.
Day 33: "Baby boy comes out from nowhere!"
Monica's still seething about the challenge,
while Russell just throws out the name... Monica. She's going to do everything
in her power to make sure that doesn't happen. Brett says that Monica is a very
likeable person. Monica thinks that Shambo and Natalie are the frontrunners for
final three with Russell. Mick compares Russell to a snake that will bite you
even after he says that he won't. There are moral and strategic attachments to
people. You want to make a big move, you have an opportunity to do so right here
Mick & Jaison talk about Russell being a player.
Mick doesn't want to be caught off guard.
Monica and Russell talk about jeopardizing his
game, Monica talking about Jaison's counting down the days to day 36 when it's
your final day to use the hidden idol. "I can make or break you on the jury."
Then she throws NATALIE under the bus... Russell goes to Natalie with this, who
goes to Brett... who goes to Jaison. And Jaison... denies everything, saying
that Monica is just trying to stay in the game. "We've got to nip this in the
And Russell is mad... and he likes it. If he
feels the heat, he'll play the idol.
Night 33: Tribal... again.
Before we get into anything, Russell decides to
put on his pretty little necklace. No one's really shocked by this turn, as
Monica says he's getting cocky up in here. Russell says this puts a target on
anyone else's neck. No one knows what he's going to do with it. That's what
makes it so powerful. Brett says you have to make yourself humble. Shambo
describes how Russell's feathers were ruffled. Monica says with a bit of doubt,
she's accomplished her mission. Russell says that if Monica played this hard,
she'd be the leader. He's not concerned about finger-pointing, though. Mick is
saying... this is not good. Wheels are starting to spin... and in front of the
jury to boot.
Russell: MONICA - "Stupid stupid little girl. Bad
Monica: RUSSELL - "Watch out, because you have a huge target on your back."
Russell decides... not to play the idol. The rest
of the votes...
Not that it matters, but Mick also voted MONICA.
By a vote of 5-2, Monica... the tribe has spoken.
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