Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Survivor: Blood vs. Water - December 11 Episode Blog Party


Oh my gosh ... this is the penultimate episode of the season! They're going to have to do some number crunching before the finale this Sunday. Did you notice that this is the first season in a long time (maybe since early on) that there was no "unseen before" clips show?

As the show airs tonight 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 join us there!

The Lovely Lifeguard Laurie has updated the blog pool --
Pool People
CIERA -- Andrea J, Karen in CA, Rochelle
GERVASE -- Jackie, Pam in NJ
HAYDEN -- Joanie, Quixotic Elf
MONICA -- Becky, KayBeeRN, Russ
TYSON -- Delee, meb

Redemption Island
TINA -- Cheryl in NC, Lynn1, Terry in TX
LAURA M -- AlbGlinka, JOKATS, rbennie
KATIE -- David, Margo, Zoetawny

Jury
ARAS -- Donna in FL, MikesGirl
VYTAS -- Donna NY, ML
CALEB -- Glenn, ORKMommy

Although my random pool pick is Gervase, I'm sort of shocked that he's still in it. I personally would like to see Hayden win. Although I don't care much for either of them, Monica and Laura M. have played incredibly strong in challenges. Tyson has been disappointing in challenges for the most part, but very astute at finding idols. It all may just crash down around him.

Survivor fans ready?

Hmm ... Tyson, thinking it will make Monica his loyal ally, tells her and Gervase that he found the other idol. It actually makes her distrust him a bit more as he held out about it.

Time for the Redemption Island duel -- Using sticks and rope to fashion a pole, retrieve keys. Probst is telling them that two will live to remain in the game, one will go home. I don't see any number crunching there, do you? Laura wins it again! Tina gets second and Katie will be heading to jury. Laura gives Ciera the clue to the hidden idol.

Ciera and Hayden both work on finding the idol. After all, it's them versus the other three. Of course, they don't know Tyson already has it.

The immunity challenge has them diving, pushing a buoy, retrieve letter tiles, solve a classic Survivor phrase puzzle. Reward has a custom dinner delivered to the winner. Ciera WINS Immunity and Reward! She can choose one person to join her for reward, goes for Hayden.

Ciera and Hayden know their only chance is to get Monica on their side. It just might work. They want to target Gervase.

Tribal Council time. The whole Monica-gate thing is discussed. Hmm.

The tally -- Hayden, Gervase, Hayden, Gervase, Hayden.

Ack. She didn't take the bait. Hayden goes to Redemption Island.

63 comments:

monty924 said...

Hi Jackie! Where is everyone?

I have Stella over at the bar.

~~~~SPLASH~~~~

lynn1 said...

Hi Jackie & Monty

Becky said...

Hey, Jackie, Monty and Lynn.

lynn1 said...

I have loaded baked potato soup

lynn1 said...

hi Becky

monty924 said...

Whew, we have peeps in the pool. Hi Lynn1 and Becky!

Becky said...

I can't stand Tyson. Wait until Monica sees the show and realizes just how badly she was used.

monty924 said...

Was just going to ask if anyone brought food. Love potato soup... YUMMY

lynn1 said...

I love most soups but potato is one of my favs

monty924 said...

I hate this challenge. Old and over it.

monty924 said...

Potato and chili are great on these cold winter days!

David said...

Still snowed in here. Haven't really tried to get out yet. LOL
Down to some popcorn and slim-jims. Dig in.

Did make a big pot of spagetti with meat-balls though.

Hi everyone, ;-)

lynn1 said...

Hi David

monty924 said...

David, all three sound good :)))

David said...

Ohhh Noooo's. I have been kicked out of the pool. Well, Katie lasted longer than I thought she would. She did make it to jury.

Becky said...

I am a bit under the weather, so I won't be commenting much.

monty924 said...

I wonder who will make it back out of Tina and Laura? My money is on Laura because she's been a Redemption Island beast, but you never know.

Becky said...

David, I have "can't keep her mouth closed" Monica.

monty924 said...

Feel better soon, Becky! HUGS

monty924 said...

Monica, UGH

Becky said...

Oh, Monica, you are such a fool.

lynn1 said...

Monica won't buy what Ciera and Hayden are selling

monty924 said...

I'll miss a big part of the finale party on Sunday unless we get another snow. :(

Becky said...

I am sick of winter already!

Lifeguard Laurie said...

*blows whistle*
You! Stop running!

Hey gang, I'm home from work, I've changed in to jammies and drinking hot tea, and it's my husband's night to fix dinner. Life is good.

I'm still mystified as to how this group will be down to the final 3 on Sunday. Tonight or Sunday will be quite the night, me thinks. The game is afoot!

monty924 said...

We had one this past Sunday and I was able to watch the finale of TAR. Then I went sort of stupid and went out in it to the grocery store. BAD decision... vehicle got wiped out by an out of control drive while I was in the store. Long story short... nobody was hurt except for the two vehicles. Now dealing with the insurance company, UGH!

monty924 said...

Hey there Laurie :)

David said...

I am also Laurie. Just looked to make sure it is only 2 hours sunday and it is with the after show for the third hour.

lynn1 said...

Glad you were not in your car when it got hit. I know it is still a big headache for you

Becky said...

Sierra is always last!

Lifeguard Laurie said...

Oh Monty, so sorry to read about your car. Glad nobody was hurt.

David, I did the same thing. I just don't see how those numbers work but I'm sure they will.

Becky, sorry you are under the weather. I'm thinking healing thoughts for you!

Becky said...

Well, I'll be darn!

Joe in NY said...

That's a mistake. Should take Monica and work on her.

David said...

Uggg monty. That is terrible. I had to do that when one of my cars years ago got creamed just after midnight on New Years day. Insurance company's are a pain to deal with. And what a way to start the new year. lol

Becky said...

It looks bad for Hayden. Can she give him the IN after the vote? That would be the way to go.

monty924 said...

Thanks Lynn. Didn't enjoy hearing my license and auto description come over the store's PA system and hated what I saw when I walked outside, but things can be repaired or replaced, people can not. Luckily the driver was insured!

Now this will get interesting. I hope Hayden can make this work tonight.

Becky said...

Monty, sorry to hear about the car. Glad you are okay.

SueGee said...

~~SPLASH~~~

Just home from work here and ordering some Chinese food for dinner. Anyone want to add something on to my order?? Can't wait to watch this later and to watch Sunday night!!

SueGee on the Left Coast

Joe in NY said...

Hayden has a shot coming back from Redemption. The problem is, unless you can break the 3, you have to win your way into the Finale.

Monica could win against Tyson. Gervase is really the one who needs to get Tyson and Monica out of there. Monica wins all the challenges, Tyson was running the show. How is Gervase going to beat either of them with a jury?

Joe in NY said...

That sucks, Monty. Hopefully you weren't upside down on the car.

monty924 said...

I agree, Joe. She should have, but that was the obvious choice so maybe this will work for her in the end.

monty924 said...

Or not, LOL

David said...

Yummm SueGee. I could go for some hot ans spicey stir fry to warm me up. With extra,extra spicey and hot. Hot enough to bite you back. ;-)

monty924 said...

Joe, I was warm in the store just shopping and doing great until....

Lifeguard Laurie said...

Jackie, did you just say that Ciera won a challenge?

Becky said...

YIKES! My station just went off.

monty924 said...

SueGee, order some shrimp lo mien! Love it!

monty924 said...

"Perhaps" doesn't sound good for Hayden!

Joe in NY said...

LOL, MOnty. I meant upside down ON the car, not IN the car.

monty924 said...

Lol, okay Joe. Neither one so it's all good :))

Joe in NY said...

Honestly, Monica can make a case against Tyson and it may be too late in the game for a flip by her to be a good move.

Becky said...

She should give Hayden the neckless.

monty924 said...

Crap!

Becky said...

Darn! You are going to hate yourself later, Monica.

lynn1 said...

i didn't think Monica would flip

David said...

Awwww. Well see you all on Sunday.

Thanks for hosting Jackie. ;-)

monty924 said...

They are all idiots if they don't find a way to get Tyson out before final 3. Not looking really good on that, but again I have to go back to he could get "Russled"! Somehow though, I don't think this jury is that naïve and bitter. They'll vote for the best gamer and not out of spite.

Sigh, I can see the writing on the wall with this season. Predictable!

Becky said...

Jacvkie, thank you for hosting. See all of you Sunday. I am off to bed.

Jackie said...

Yes, for what good it did, Ciera won a challenge and even put some fire in the game. But Monica didn't flip. Grr.

Jackie said...

Thank you all for coming tonight. See you Sunday!

lynn1 said...

Thanks Jackie. Hope I can be with you on Sunday night

monty924 said...

That is the reason why Monica will NOT win this game. She missed her chance to make a move. Love Hayden: Lapdog on a leash!

Thanks Jackie. See you all Sunday even if I'm late. :)

Have a good week!

Lifeguard Laurie said...

Here you go!
Still on the Island
CIERA -- Andrea J, Karen in CA, Rochelle
GERVASE -- Jackie, Pam in NJ
MONICA -- Becky, KayBeeRN, Russ
TYSON -- Delee, meb

Redemption Island
TINA -- Cheryl in NC, Lynn1, Terry in TX
LAURA M -- AlbGlinka, JOKATS, rbennie
HAYDEN -- Joanie, Quixotic Elf

Jury
ARAS -- Donna in FL, MikesGirl
VYTAS -- Donna NY, ML
CALEB -- Glenn, ORKMommy
KATIE -- David, Margo, Zoetawny