Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Survivor: Blood vs. Water - October 23 Episode Blog Party


Ah, tonight's the night! In the promos, Jeff is supposed to be "mixing it up" with the tribes. I wonder how they're going to do that ... will "loved ones" be on the same tribe? Will it be by gender? Hmm.

As the show airs here on the East Coast, I'll update this entry with the major happenings. Refresh the page to get the latest! But, as always, the real party is in the comments area. Come watch (and party) with us!

But first ... here are the latest blog pool standings from Lifeguard Laurie (who's hoping to see pretty leaves and a possible snowflake this week) --

Galang Team
ARAS -- Donna in FL, MikesGirl
GERVASE -- Jackie, Pam in NJ
KAT -- Jig, Petals
LAURA B -- Buzzmaan, Laurie, SueGee
MONICA -- Becky, KayBeeRN, Russ
TINA -- Cheryl in NC, Lynn1, Terry in TX
TYSON -- Delee, meb

Tadhana
CALEB -- Glenn, ORKMommy
CIERA -- Andrea J, Karen in CA, Rochelle
HAYDEN -- Joanie, Quixotic Elf
KATIE -- David, Margo, Zoetawny
VYTAS -- Donna NY, ML

Redemption Island
JOHN -- Ed in Ohio, Nana in the NW
BRAD -- Brent McKee, Kelly D. Sharon N.
LAURA M -- AlbGlinka, JOKATS, rbennie

Off the Island
RUPERT -- Brian, Kelsey NY, Sharon S.
RACHEL -- Donna in AL, Merrilee
MARISSA -- Jennas Mom, PDX Granny
CANDICE -- Dusty, Monty924

Quit
COLTON -- Gaylos, Nickelpeed
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Survivor fans ready?

Time for the duel! Laura won't let Ciera switch with her. They're on a balance beam untying bags of number tiles. They have to complete a "puzzle" with the numbers. Laura wins! John comes in second place. Bye-bye Brad Culpepper. Laura chooses to give the hidden immunity idol clue to Vitas. She doesn't want to put the target on Ciera's back. Vitas doesn't want it either and it goes in the fire.

Here comes the switch-up.

Er, after the commercial, that is.

"Drop your buffs, we're going to draw for new tribes." Tyson goes last so the fates can decide. Gervase, Aras and Tyson switch, with Ciera being the only woman on that tribe (Tadhana). Vytas is the only man on his tribe (Galang).

Caleb shared the hidden idol clue and Tyson is already a food sneak once again. Tyson is also trying to get any target on himself switched to Aras. Meanwhile, Vytas is working on fitting in with his women.

Immunity challenge time ... diving down to a cage, releasing gate, getting puzzle fish trap, vertical puzzle. Reward is a picnic lunch including sandwiches and brownies.

Eek! Laura and Tina forgot to get the trap! Sheesh! Despite that, they almost won the challenge. But it was indeed a Tadhana win.

Kat worries about Monica strategizing too much. Tina told Monica. Kat lies to Tina. Hmm. Vytas might be able to squeak by this week. Things seem between Kat and Vytas even though I'd rather see Monica go.

Tribal Council time.

The tally: Vytas, Kat, Kat, Kat, Kat ... Hayden's gal is headed to Redemption Island!

131 comments:

monty924 said...

Hi Jackie and all... it's just straight up Miller Lite and Beer Nuts tonight.


~~~~SPLASH~~~~~

Jackie said...

Sounds good to me!

monty924 said...

Beer Nuts are a delicacy. I love the sweet and the salty :)))

Joe in NY said...

Hi folks

monty924 said...

Hey, Joe. How's the baby girl doing?

Becky said...

Hey, Jackie, Monty, Joe and others who arrive. Gidget is now here in her Forever Home.

Nickelpeed said...

~~~SPLASH~~~ Hi everyone. Thank you Jackie for hosting!!

Becky said...

Yeah, Joe, we need an update before we get into the show.

Jackie, do we need to do an intervention for Vincent and his "habit"? LOL Nah, let him enjoy himself -- as long as he isn't driving.

monty924 said...

Hi Becky. Gidget is adorable! Happy for your family <3

Becky said...

Hey, Penny! Good to see you.

Nickelpeed said...

Gidget is SO pretty!!!! What's she like, Becky?

David said...

Glad you got you new dog Becky. And I am dure Gidget is just as happy to have you as a new parent, ;-)
And hi everyone. Mmmmmm beer nuts.

monty924 said...

Hey Penny

Petals said...

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Hi everyone!
I brought fondue: caramel w/sliced apples

monty924 said...

Hi Petals... this fondue is YUM!

Petals said...

Becky, congrats on your new addition!

monty924 said...

Hi Dave. I know, right? Yummy

monty924 said...

*sorry David

Becky said...

Hope Laura wins. Hope Brad goes home.

David said...

LOL, no problem Monty. Everyone named david gets called dave about half the time.

monty924 said...

This is kind of a dud challenge...

Petals said...

Is everyone getting ready for Halloween?

Joanie said...

Oh crud, forgot Survivor was on. Watching the World Series. GO BOSTON,

Becky said...

Good!

monty924 said...

Woot woot, Becky you called it!

monty924 said...

I hate that they make them burn the buff with RI!

monty924 said...

Ready here, Petals :)))

Joe in NY said...

This is the first time since the beginning of the HII that the idol has played no role. Kind of odd. There are plenty of ways to wield it without creating a target on yourself.

Becky said...

She is a BEAGLE! I didn't realize that my girls were so well behaved until yesterday. She is into EVERYTHING! The garbage can is now in the garage, the dog food container is in the pantry and I have a spray water bottle in almost every room. She got into the dishwasher, tried to steal food from both of our plates and is so darn adorable it is hard to get mad at her.

monty924 said...

Hi Joanie. I'm rooting for St. Louis is support of the NL and our girl Petals ;-)

Becky said...

Oh, I brought store bought chips and dips. To busy today Bridget proofing the house!

monty924 said...

Becky, you HAVE to see this... :)))


https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=744742525552315&set=a.148173068542600.28030.136538793039361&type=1&theater

HE IS REAL <3

monty924 said...

Quite the lopsided tribe swap

Nickelpeed said...

Wow, tahana is a strong, strong tribe. Whoa

Becky said...

WOW! Most of the power is on one tribe.

David said...

Cool picture in that link Monty. LMAO

Joe in NY said...

Honestly, how dumb is that?

Petals said...

Producers won't let these new tribes last long

Nickelpeed said...

OMGosh, that is a cute photo, Monty!

Joe in NY said...

Congratulations, Becky, on the new addition. How is she adapting?

Becky said...

I DO NOT like Tyson!

Joe in NY said...

Keira is doing well (finally). Need to get her stamina up a little and take about 5 pounds off, but so far so good.

Nickelpeed said...

I so dislike people who steal food. Tyson is so unlikeable. Darn it.

I can understand how Hayden feels.

Joanie said...

Monty normally I would be rooting for St. Louis too, even though they did beat my beloved Dodgers, but my big sis went to school in Rhode Island and I have a bunch of cousins is CT.

monty924 said...

But, Tyson is exactly the sort of jerk who makes it far.

Becky said...

She is doing fine, Joe. She gets along well with Momma's dog. So, how is YOUR baby doing.

Monty, I will check out the link.

SueGee said...

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Just jumping in to say hi and see how everyone is doing! Been away for a week and now I'm still trying to catch up at work & home!

SueGee on the Left Coast

Petals said...

I didn't like Tyson first time around, sure don't like him now.

Joe in NY said...

Beagles are always a challenge. I had a friend once - took 3 years to housebreak her puppy. LOL

monty924 said...

Thanks Joe for the update. Joanie, I'm a Cincinnati Reds fan so I actually have no love for the Cardinals. Just my stubborn side coming out. LOL

Petals said...

Estrogen Tribe slumber party

Becky said...

OMGosh, Monty, absolutely adorable!

Petals said...

Go Kat

monty924 said...

Becky, you will LOVE IT. Trust me... it isn't a virus or anything. Yes, Joe - beagles are a challenge. We still haven't got Sydney house broken and it only took Joey (the BT) less than two months. Sigh!

Petals said...

Monty, so Syd is officially your foster child? LOL

Joe in NY said...

This better be a puzzle challenge or Vytas's Angels are going get their butts whipped.

Petals said...

Awwww, I love that Kat prays. :)

monty924 said...

Yes, she is! *winking at Petals*

Becky said...

Joe, fortunately we have never had trouble house breaking. But we have a doggy door, so it is a lot easier.

Petals said...

Joe, I think that the challenge engineers will have to adjust their plans to make the next challenge fair.
I'd hope so, anyway.

Joe in NY said...

Gervase swimming...that should help the Angels.

Petals said...

Monty - 2 words: "Potty Patch"

Becky said...

They may be down with the guys being better or stronger swimmers.

Joe in NY said...

Seriously? They forgot the trap?

Nickelpeed said...

You are right Monty, because Tyson is so unlikeable, he'll go far.

Great....how could these women forget the trap???

monty924 said...

Unbelievable!

Becky said...

Dumb, dumb, dumb!

Petals said...

So it isn't even strength, it's stupidity - LOL

monty924 said...

Thanks, Petals. It's on the list. Was just at Petsmart last weekend and completely forgot.

Nickelpeed said...

This actually could have been a fair game if the girls had not forgot the first trap.

However, these guys are not really great at puzzles.

Joe in NY said...

Honestly, what a horrible mistake. Would be a tremendous comeback, but they are too close

Becky said...

Sierra is not very good at anything!

Nickelpeed said...

See, these guys are not that good. The women are much better at puzzles.

Becky said...

I can't believe it.

Joe in NY said...

omg.....how did they even get it that close

Becky said...

Darn!

monty924 said...

WOW

Joe in NY said...

That was too funny. They did more dancing on that tribe...

Nickelpeed said...

Wow, that first piece was wrong by the tail. Great job though. Wow.

Nickelpeed said...

Okay, who goes? Vytas? Will the girls vote him off?

Petals said...

yikes!!

Joe in NY said...

potty patch isn't a bad idea, but it still takes a beagle about 3 years to figure it out. They are very hard to train.

Becky said...

Monty, I am saving that link as a possible avitar later.

Petals said...

I hope Vytas stays. They need him. Monica is a controlling personality, and chix don't like that. Hm.

Joe in NY said...

The girls don't dare vote off the only guy, do they? They would be toast in any strength challenge

Nickelpeed said...

Wasn't it cute, Becky? Love that picture, Monty!

monty924 said...

True, Joe. I'm learning that beagles have a pretty wide learning curve :))

Nickelpeed said...

I hope they do not eliminate Vytas. It could be Kat. They're showing her too much.

Petals said...

it'll be LAURA b

monty924 said...

Becky, that would make a perfect avi :))

Joe in NY said...

This gender crap is ridiculous. Especially with loved ones around.

Nickelpeed said...

Yep....I think Kat is gone.

monty924 said...

Interesting! hmmm

Becky said...

A lot of people think beagles are dumb, Joe. They aren't. However they are a nose with a dog attached. If you ever see an all beagle agility comp it is hysterical.

They are running the course and then they pick up a scent and take off in the wrong direction.

Food is a terrific training tool with them. But watch out, they have lying eyes. They will let you know they are starving to death, have not eaten in days - 10 minutes after they finish eating. They are gluttons and will eat until they are ill.

Joe in NY said...

It would be the height of irony if Kat went home for something she said after she told the camera that Monica talks too much. On the other hand, Tina - Little Miss Girls' World, herself - who turned the girls against each other by blabbing.

Petals said...

KAT is smart smart smart.
This "girl power" thing is ridiculous. I really dislike FemiNazi b.s.

Joe in NY said...

I didn't say they were dumb, Becky, just challenging

Becky said...

Didn't like Kat last time, don't like her this time. At least it isn't as lazy as last year.

Petals said...

Shut up Monica, you snotty B.

Joe in NY said...

If they vote off Vytas, I hope they get decimated in challenges. I mean "Girl Power" is all well and good (though abhorrent in its own way) in a unified tribe. But you need to survive to the merge and running a bunch of older women against an all guy's tribe is a little risky.

Nickelpeed said...

Becky, my Sarah is very smart. She definitely an all nose Beagle, but she is the most persistent little bugger ever.

monty924 said...

Tina's comments are just proving she's already thinking about the merge and not thinking about keeping the tribe strong until the merge.

Petals said...

Becky, I know what you mean: Sebastian has his "Oliver" act down pat! He is always 'starving', hahahah

Joe in NY said...

And where's Girl Power when Kat gets back with her boyfriend?

Petals said...

I blame Tina for this whole situation! She lost the challenge, she blabbed. TINA is the bad egg.

Nickelpeed said...

I think it will probably be Kat. Could be wrong...but

Petals said...

Monica is threatened by Kat, b/c she is cuter & younger IMO

Becky said...

I know you didn't say they were dumb, Joe. But a lot of people think they are. I think they are the clowns of the dog world.

monty924 said...

Tina did that!

Nickelpeed said...

Kat spoke too soon to the wrong person.

Becky said...

Good. She opened her mouth too much.

Petals said...

OKay, so now my HATE list is: Tina along with Tyson.

monty924 said...

Now I want Kat to get back in :)))

Petals said...

This is Tinas fault, I hope she eats a rotten fish.

Becky said...

Good show. Jackie, I apologize for being OT so much tonight.

Joe, please update us on your girl, okay.

Jackie, thank you for hosting.

Petals said...

I hope she comes back and KICKS TINA's A**

Nickelpeed said...

I feel sorry for Kat. Darn it. Tina should have never repeated anything.

Thank you so much, Jackie. See everyone Sunday.

Petals said...

Jackie - thank you!

See you guys next week, on Halloween Eve! We should wear costumes!

Joe in NY said...

LMAO! "Who dates someone who doesn't make the merge?"

monty924 said...

Great party and thanks again to Jackie.

Becky, I've been pretty OT here tonight as well. It's what we do. Don't feel too bad about it. It's how we all get to know one another and our babies. Besides, where can you get this advice anywhere else from people who KNOW. :))

See everyone next week

monty924 said...

Oh, it snowed in Ohio today. Thankfully NOT here.

Nickelpeed said...

I wonder if they are still together? Kat and Hayden?

Nickelpeed said...

I woke up to a white out, Monty! LOL

Joe in NY said...

Becky, I did post an update. Keira is getting her stamina back. Needs to lose 5 pounds. But we went to the park for 45 minutes and she was romping around like a champ!

Jackie said...

Thanks for stopping by! Time for Criminal Minds now!

Joe in NY said...

Tina was like that on her original season. She had a tremendous social game. Everyone loved and trusted her. She knew just when and how to slit everyone's throat.

Joe in NY said...

I'm also a little surprised that they haven't targeted previous winners for the simple reason that they were winners.

Nickelpeed said...

Love Criminal Minds. Hope Hodge is going to be okay!

Sharon N said...

Not unhappy Brad is gone... even if he was "my guy."

Petals said...

Sharon N - now you can root for his wife.

Sharon N said...

Hey Petals, how ya doing!!
So far, I like Hayden and Tyson.
I always liked Hayden on BB.
Caleb is kind of interesting too.
Mos of the women don't interest me so far.