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Tonight we will see a shake-up with the tribes. I suppose I'm evil because I'd rather the possible showmance to be split. Heh. My own pool person got the boot last week, so I'm a free agent. I'm entertained by fellow Jersey boy Ryan. Hmm ...
Lifeguard Laurie has updated the blog pool and here ya go:
Levu Tribe (Heroes)
JP H. - Cheryl in NC, Kristen from Ohio, Shannon
Alan B. - Ed in Ohio, monty 924, Terry is a Texan
Ashley N. - Donna NY, MikesGirl, tbc.
Ben D. - Donna in FL, Merrilee, Tammy.
Chrissy H. - Donna in Alabama, meb, SueGee, KelseyNY
Soko Tribe (Healers)
Cole M. - Dolores in Hollywood FL, Marthalight, Stormy
Desiree W. - Delee, Mario Lee, Skyriverblue, Buzzmaam
Jessica J. - ChicMc, Silk, Sharon N.
Joe M. - Cheryl ICNY, Krysa Gibson, Sharon C.
Mike Z. - Becky, Janice, Rbennie, PDX Granny
Roark L. - Auntie Leigh, Indiana Jane, Pam
Yawa Tribe (Hustlers)
Ali E. - Dr_Celine, Monnie8, Tennistoe
Devon P. - David, Margo, Laurie, Fred aka TwoBlackAces
Lauren R. - Brian, Jennasmom, Rochelle, Judi Sweeney
Ryan U. - Anonymouse, Glenn Allen, Nickelpeed
Katrina R. - Pool People moved to a different teams.
Simone N. - 4nancie, Nana in the NW, weenabe
Patrick B. - Beachbound Gmom, Jackie, Petals, Sara Welty
Survivor fans ready?
Fifteen are left, who will be voted out tonight?
It's right to "drop your buffs" time. Jeff passes out new buffs. It's a brand new game.
Ashley, Alan, Desi, Joe and Devon -- Levu
Ryan, Ali, Chrissy, JP and Roark -- Soko
Jessica, Mike, Cole, Lauren, Ben -- Yawa
Reward challenge has them playing for peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and potato chips. No second place. They have to untangle a rope using teamwork, hook a sled, pull sled, solve puzzle.
The yellow tribe (Jessica, Mike and all) -- I'll eventually get the tribe names -- wins the challenge, followed by orange -- Ryan and company. The blue tribe was sunk from the beginning and Alan only made things worse by not being able to hook the sled and not letting anyone else try.
Whoa! Jessica got a secret advantage in her bag of chips. She can block one person from voting at the next tribal council. Like Ryan, if her tribe wins immunity, she has to send it to someone who is going. So she tells Mike and Cole. Cole tells Ben. Why don't they just write it in sand? Then he tells Lauren.
Chrissy, of course, was the recipient of Ryan's advantage. They're both from New Jersey and now they're both on the same tribe. He tells her it was him giving her the super idol. A bond is forming.
Ashley isn't too thrilled that Alan is still on her tribe. They attempt amends. Joe isn't as confident because he's used to winning. At least he has an idol. He tells Devon the two heroes want him out.
Lauren told Mike about the advantage. Since it was only Mike, Jessica and Cole who initially knew, it's obvious Cole told the others. He apologizes to Jessica, but she's not happy.
Time for the Immunity Challenge! Race out to crate of puzzle pieces, bring it through obstacles, solve puzzle. The first two tribes are safe.
Yawa wins first, then Soko. Levu will go to Tribal.
Devon confronts Ashley telling her that Joe said she was going to vote him out. She denies it and thinks they need to target Joe. Joe thinks he's going to have to use his idol, but they might vote Desi out. Joe tells them all he's voting Ashley and they need to keep a strong tribe. I don't know -- I keep seeing Alan perform poorly in challenges and Joe irks them all. Then Desi's name gets thrown in there. Joe tells her he has the idol. She wants him to use it on her.
Aha! Devon got the secret advantage from Jessica!
Time for Tribal Council. Jeff needs to ask his Probsting questions of them all.
No wonder they don't work together as a team. They certainly aren't one.
Devon opens his advantage -- it's being used against you by another player to block him (Devon) from voting. GAH! That's no advantage! He can't vote!
Joe plays his idol. For himself.
Joe, Joe, Alan, Alan ...
Alan is voted out. A wise choice methinks.