Sunday, December 15, 2013

Survivor: Blood vs. Water Season Finale and Reunion Show Blog Party


Well, this is IT! Keeping with the standard CBS silliness called a Sunday night schedule, the show will be starting a few minutes late here tonight. Grr. With three hours of Survivor ahead of us tonight, any lateness is not appreciated. They need to get their act together!

Tonight is going to have to be pretty action-packed to get the playing field narrowed down to three. One person will need to return from Redemption Island. I hope it's Hayden for personal likability reasons, but wouldn't be upset if it's Laura who has done spectacularly on challenges.

Here are Lifeguard Laurie's latest blog pool standings --

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

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

Survivor fans ready?

8:06pm ET and it's starting ... recapping the season.

Tyson, in a play to keep his ally in Monica, offers her the hidden idol. She's reluctant. She claims not to be his lapdog.

Time for the final Redemption Island duel. One will reenter the game, the other two will join the jury. They have to stand at a teeter-totter type thing balancing a vase with one foot. Wah - Hayden is out first and is now a part of the jury. Laura's out! Tina returns to the game! Tina keeps the clue to the hidden idol for herself. Too bad Tyson already has the idol.

Immunity Challenge time! Pull on a rope, leveling out an uneven table, back out and balance ten blocks on said table. If blocks fall, they have to upright them, all the time balancing the tables evenly with the rope.

Tyson wins immunity! Gah. I'm so not liking him this season. Hey, wait ... I didn't like him before, either! At least he's consistent.

Gervase would like Ciera to go as he thinks she can beat him at the end with the jury. Monica wants Tina to go because everyone on the jury likes her. Tyson is undecided. Meanwhile, Gervase has now alienated Monica and she seems will to work with Tina and Ciera to vote him out.

Tribal -- Jeff really draws too much out f them! Tyson doesn't give Gervase his idol even though he has no use for it as he has immunity and this is the last time it can be played. DANG! He did give it to Gervase! One of the women will go home. Grr. Tyson had said he wanted to keep the idol as a souvenir to give his girlfriend.

The tally --  Gervase, Gervase, Ciera, Ciera. Ciera would have gone anyway as Monica voted with the boys once again.

Final Immunity Challenge time! Race through obstacles, collecting bags of puzzle pieces, slide down water slide to gather more, unlock lock with puzzle solution.

Tyson wins final immunity. The plan is that the three will vote Tina out. Tina would like Monica to join in with her and make it a tie. The boys are wondering if they have a chance against Monica. Tina thinks that she could beat Gervase in a tie fire comp.

Final tribal council - the tally -- Tina, Tina, Gervase, Tina. Monica is sticking with the boys once again.

Speech time!
Gervase - Used old and new school, thirteen years, did big blindsides like Aras, warrants the win.
Monica - Address the elephant in the room, NOT dragged along by Tyson and Gervase, less blood on her hands, less broken promises, would be on jury otherwise.
Tyson - Target Numero Uno from beginning, have fun, no regrets (tears up talking about his girlfriend), made huge moves, found idols, won idols, all strategic ... all thanks to Rachel.

The jury --

Vytas -- Tyson, you get before you got got. Problem is I promised not to give you my vote and will stick to that. Gervase, you didn't adapt. Monica, we had a friendship, you turned on me.

Katie -- Congrats. One question for Tyson ... nothing out of malice, what he said to her after rock about her jury seat was malice. He apologizes.

Caleb -- Gervase, what was your big game-changing move? Voting out Aras. He thinks it's genius that Tyson took the heat for that. Monica -- be vulnerable. Whole life about Brad, really wants this and to be about me for once.

Ciera -- Tyson, do you see yourself as villain or hero? Not villain, all strategy. Gervase, ever vote out Tyson? He would have voted in the F4 if he could. He thinks he can beat Tyson.

Laura -- Monica, I don't know who you are. Monica points out how out of place she feels in the game, she's grown. Monica is shedding a lot of tears.

Tina -- One word that best describes your core. Monica, missed. Jazz? Gervase, honorable. Tyson, fun-loving.

Hayden -- Where was the idol you found? Monica, I love you and Brad. "I made him." A little fake, need to see inside Monica. More tears. Y'all keep punching me.

Aras -- Gervase, assume I can only vote for Monica or Tyson. Who and why? Gervase says Tyson, the hidden idol finding, can't knock game. Monica, vote for Tyson out of Tyson and Gervase. Charging horse for 30 days. Tyson says vote for Monica. Her big move was getting information for us.

Caleb votes Tyson, Vytas Monica.

Onto Los Angeles,

The Votes -- Monica, Tyson, Tyson, Tyson, Tyson, Tyson.

I don't like him, but he did outwit, outplay and outlast. He was the best choice for the win of the three.

Short hint for next season ... B B B. Hmm.

A bit of oddness this year with no ritual walk honoring the fallen castaways and no fan favorite vote. Hmm.

Next season is Brawn vs. Brains vs. Beauty.

Thanks for hanging out on the blog all season, folks!

249 comments:

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Rochelle said...

HERE WE GO!!!

Rochelle said...

First! hee her

Rochelle said...

I have been catching up on demand and am about 3/4 through

Rochelle said...

Another season wraps up, eh Jackie?? I BROUGHT CHAMPAGNE and candy canes for everyone!

Rochelle said...

Am I in the twilight Zone? Am I the only one here? I may drink all my own champagne and become a slurring Survivor fan....

Becky said...

Hey, Jackie and Rochelle!

lynn1 said...

Hi Jackie, Rochelle and Becky

Jackie said...

Welcome aboard!

lynn1 said...

I brought barbequed pull pork sliders

Rochelle said...

Yay, I have company. I was going to write all the comments through the show as I got fake drunk off my virtual bubbly.

Rochelle said...

I'm on the floor, going through bundles and bundles of all kinds of tangled strands of random lights to see what works and what doesn't. Multi tasking.

Rochelle said...

Lynn1 - BBQ sliders sound perfect!!!

Nickelpeed said...

HERE WE GO!!! HI EVERYONE!!!

Anonymous said...

Go Ciera

Rochelle said...

HI Nickel and Hey Becky

Anonymous said...

Go Ciera

Nickelpeed said...

Thank you so much for hosting us, Jackie. Really appreciate it. You've been wonderful.

What's next???

David said...

Hi all ;-)

I am cheering for anyone but
Tyson and Gervase to win at this point.

Got chips with choice of hot salsa or hot cheese dip on the bar. Dig in.

Becky said...

Go, Hayden!

lynn1 said...

kind of a Captain Morgan pose they have to hold

Anonymous said...

We'll, I can't see Tyson winning it!

Nickelpeed said...

Becky, how are you feeling???

Joe in NY said...

Why do I think this totally favors Laura?

Seems like guys never do well at these balancing type things.

Nickelpeed said...

I could not do this. Ever since my knee replacement and foot operation, I have no balance. LOL

Come on Hayden.

Becky said...

Jackie, I want to join everyone who appreciates you keeping this blog and inviting us to join you week after week for our shows. Thank you.

Joe in NY said...

Hi folks

Joe in NY said...

I can't believe Laura saved it as many times as she has.

Rochelle said...

I have often thought I would be most mentally distracted from my game by Jeff's commentary when I'm doing challenges than anything else.

Nickelpeed said...

NOooooooooooooo

Anonymous said...

Monica is going to have to side with Ciera. Tyson has that immunity idol. It's going to be tuff

Nickelpeed said...

I really was rooting for Hayden. Darn it.

SHUT UP JEFF.

Becky said...

NO!!!!! I had hope Laura would win it. She deserved it. Too bad.

Anonymous said...

Okay, who is going to win on redemption island?

SueGee said...

Not going to splash in tonight - way too cold even here in CA ROFL

I did bring some fresh chips, salsa and guacamole.

SueGee on the Left Coast

Rochelle said...

I love Hayden. how refreshing that he is that committed (or at least seemingly so in the moment) to his gf at that age, being so studly and having that taste of TV life. Good for him for being solid.

Nickelpeed said...

This stinks. Now we have two men in here that I can't stand. UGH. Wish a woman would win this.

I dislike Gervase and Tyson so much.

UGH

Becky said...

I think if Laura had gotten back into the game and to the end she could have won the game. I don't see how any of them can beat Tyson.

David said...

Yes. I want to thank you now while I remember Jackie for all you do since we will have a long break until I think Feb. (could be wrong) when TAR comes back.

Take a break and get all your battle wounds healed up. ;-)

Nickelpeed said...

Unless Monica changes her mind, Tina will go home tonight. I can not see Monica jumping alliance. Dang, if she would just do that, they could change the entire game.

Anonymous said...

Common Laura

Anonymous said...

Who would have thought Tina

Rochelle said...

hi Joe, SueGEE (THANKS FOR THE GUAC) and David. And Anon... What a drag for Tina to get back in, then have to leave right away

Rochelle said...

hi Joe, SueGEE (THANKS FOR THE GUAC) and David. And Anon... What a drag for Tina to get back in, then have to leave right away

Becky said...

Since Monica knows that Tyson has the II if she joined Tina and Ciera and they voted out Jervas, then they might have a chance.

Anonymous said...

Hopefully it's Ciera,Tina and not sure of Monica

Petals said...

Hi everyone!
I brought egg nog, freshly-baked gingerbread men, and a case of Stella Artois.
For the end, I have a bottle of Moet & Chandon.

Jackie said...

Just a note to those who commented -- I'll still have the weekly Sunday post and will be posting on and off about other shows I watch and enjoy!

Thank you for hanging out here!

Petals said...

GO HAYDEN!

(anyone but Tyson or Tina)

Delee said...

I posted a People.com article on Facebook. Seems Katie's brother and Tina's son was killed in a car accident beginning of Dec. How sad!
Hello all....

Petals said...

Jackie - how are you? Any residual pain from your cab ride from Hell?

Nickelpeed said...

How can he be so lucky!!!!

Nickelpeed said...

darn!!!

Nickelpeed said...

I think Tina is gone. Crap!!

Becky said...

He will give the II to Jervas.

Anonymous said...

Icon on Monica, switch sides

Nickelpeed said...

I bet he gives the idol to Gervase, too.

Rochelle said...

No Delee! I didn't see that! How horrible! Oh dear

Nickelpeed said...

So, he won't give the idol to anyone.

Monica will not budge. Dang. She won't get any votes I bet.

Anonymous said...

Tyson has immunity too. It's over

Becky said...

Monica, you don't have a chance. Get smart! You don't have a chance.

Nickelpeed said...

Then change your mind, Monica. Go to the women. Vote Gervase out! Come on and make a huge move!!!!

Petals said...

selfish Tina.

Anonymous said...

There's no way to beat Tyson now. He won't get the votes on the jury. It will be one of the two he brings with him

Nickelpeed said...

Come on Monica...make a huge play. Get Gervase out!!!

Petals said...

I'm about 30 min behind from football.
Where is the show on real time?

I will FF

tbc said...

Stella and Gingerbread men...love it!

tbc

Delee said...

This will be interesting...will Monica go Gervaise?

Nickelpeed said...

Ooooh, Hayden, you look GREAT!!!

Anonymous said...

If you wre Tyson, who would you want with you in the end?

Delee said...
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SueGee said...

Hiya Petals! Long time no see. Is the eggnog charged up??

SueGee on the Left Coast

Nickelpeed said...

Did he say he was a good guy? Hahahahahahaha

Joe in NY said...

She's blowing it. Tyson's going to give Gervase the idol.

Joe in NY said...

MOnica should have just pretended to be solid with the boys.

Petals said...

Tyson is Skeletor
Tina is Skeletora

Nickelpeed said...

I think she's getting rid of one of the girls. :-(

Petals said...

Sue, Yes!
The egg nog is NOGGED, baby!

Hey - please give me a minute stamp so I can FF.

Nickelpeed said...

Boy, Tyson looks like a skeleton.

Delee said...


Started here on time---8pm E about 51 minutes in...Petals

Becky said...

Tyson wants to take it home to his GF. Bad for Gervas.

Anonymous said...

Is Tyson going to give Gervaise the Idol? Ths is crazy

lynn1 said...

@ Petal that is so funny about skeletor and Skeletora

SueGee said...

We lost Peter O'Toole today - great actor!!

And now I read that the guy who played Billy Jack (Tom Laughlin) died today too.

Arggghhh we are all getting too old too fast!

SueGee on the Left Coast

Rochelle said...

Becky, how do you know that? Did I miss it somehow?

Rochelle said...

Agreed SueGee!
"Arggghhh we are all getting too old too fast!"

Rochelle said...

the girls didn't know he had the idol???

monty924 said...

Better late than never. Hi folks!

Rochelle said...

Argh, that's my person - and what a shame, she really played a win-worthy game. Should have been Tina, who already WON.

Nickelpeed said...

UGH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Rochelle said...

two men, two women at least, all hearty players. At least it's not a lame group in the end as there has been sometimes

Anonymous said...

Go figure, a commercial

Rochelle said...

ha, "I beat my mom"

Jackie said...

Rochelle - Tyson said he wanted to give the hidden idol to his girlfriend as a souvenir.

Anonymous said...

Tyson gives the idol to Gervaise and the votes will swing to Tina?

David said...

Hiya's Monty ;-)

Becky said...

Did they have America's Favorite vote? If so, wish I had known. I would have voted for Hayden.

Anonymous said...

Monica knows he has the Idol, nobody else

Becky said...

Joe, I think you are right. Monica blew it.

Anonymous said...

This darn firefox logged me out and I can't remember my password. And, it's gigantic letters. Anyone know how to bring it back down to regular size. Where's the zoom button on Firefox?

Penny

lynn1 said...

I don't like Tyson but if he wins I think he has earned it He certainly has out witted, out played and out lasted most of the other players. He got others to do the dirty work and to do his bidding.

Nickelpeed said...

I did not see a favorite of the season vote at all. I was wondering, too.

Anonymous said...

Ciera! I don't know now. Someone help

Becky said...

Penny, I keep getting kicked off by Google. Darn, the walk of shame is coming up.

Petals said...

Skeletora is gone? YAY!

I can't FF.

Sorry, I'll be behind the entire show.
Sorry.
Can I just snipe on Skeletor hehehe

Petals said...

"Walk of shame" LOL Becky

monty924 said...

Tina's blowing this. Hope she's good at the puzzle!

Jackie said...

Penny -- If you have a scroll wheel on your mouse, hold down the CTRL button and scroll the wheel to make the font smaller (or larger).

Becky said...

Gervas can't really think that he can beat Tyson.

Anonymous said...

I'I I take a wild guess! Monica wants Tina to go. Will Gervaise Win immunity and turn on Tyson? Okay people, any guesses?

David said...

Penny,

Zoom on FF is click the view in upper left corner.

lynn1 said...

Petals She is still competing

Nickelpeed said...

Well, dang, it looks like Tyson, Monica and Gervase are final 3. UGH, UGH, UGH.

Well, I hope the jury gives votes to only one person. JMO

Nickelpeed said...

Thanks David

monty924 said...

No way, Becky. Gervase could never beat Tyson this season. jmo

Rochelle said...

crap - why don't I want TYSON TO WIN?

monty924 said...

Tyson is winning this...

Anonymous said...

Who wins immunity?

Rochelle said...

that smile of monicas was fake

Nickelpeed said...

There goes Tina.


Well, IMO, Monica did win a lot of IC, but she never made any big moves.

Gervase was a jerk and mouthy.

Joe in NY said...

Why is Tina going to Monica? She should go to Tyson and Gervase and argue that Monica is a bigger threat than she is with the jury. Personally, a bitter jury might go with Tina, but if they go at all on game play, Tina wouldn't get a single vote.

monty924 said...

I know Tyson is hated out here, and among the jurors probably, but I don't see this one being a bitter jury. I say they give it to him on sheer game play.

monty924 said...

Of course, I hope they trash him and make him squirm at the final tribal though :)))

Anonymous said...

Tyson is a beast

lynn1 said...

The reason I don't like Tyson is his arrogance

Rochelle said...

make a game changing move then Monica

Petals said...

Rochelle - ditto on Hayden & his coolness.
I love him.

Anonymous said...

I will admit, I want ed Ciera to win but you would have to give it to Tyson, he played a good game

Petals said...

Tyson has a sinister demeanor.
He is unlikable, I think he does it on purpose!

Plus, he is Skeletor.

monty924 said...

She won't do it!

Anonymous said...

There you have it, Tyson, Gervaise and Monica. Who wins a million dollars?

monty924 said...

Monica won't get a single vote either!

Anonymous said...

A skeleter?

Nickelpeed said...

That right there is why Monica will not have people on her side.

Nickelpeed said...

She won't do it.

Nickelpeed said...

Monica does not like Tina.

lynn1 said...

Monica is a wuss

David said...

I would give it to Monica out of spite. But on game play I would have to give it to Tyson. I don't think Gervase has a chance in heck of winning.

Nickelpeed said...

Okay, do you think Gervase or Monica will get any votes?

monty924 said...

Tina had daughter and another mother/daughter on the jury. Monica made a good move, but it's a moot point.

Becky said...

Monica blew it! She will get one vote. No, wait, her loved one is gone.

Nickelpeed said...

He's just so cute....Hayden...

Anonymous said...

Let the plotting begin

Rochelle said...

That would be good Monty - if they make Tyson squirm. Now there are three...

Nickelpeed said...

I heard that Aras and Vytas stopped speaking to Tyson and Gervase for a long time. I wonder if they're talking again.

lynn1 said...

If I were on the jury I would have to vote for Tyson. Gervais hasa done nothing and Monica while she did win challeges she couldn't make a bold move

Rochelle said...

I agree David -

Rochelle said...

what do we think of Monica's speech?

Rochelle said...

I like Gervase well enough... not sure what he did to get to the finals. He knew something to not get booted off, but he didn't outwit out last. I guess that would be damn Tyson then.

monty924 said...

Here we go..... weeeeeeeeeeeee

Jackie said...

Rochelle - I must be behind here. The show started nearly ten minutes late. No speeches yet.

Rochelle said...

Where does Aras and Vytus come from? Greek Mythology? Roman?

Rochelle said...

Wow, Tina's hair looks FABULOUS.

Rochelle said...

I would have been more like you? Losers? Is that a good thing to say to those 4 on the jury Monica?

Nickelpeed said...

She just lost this vote, completely.

Not a good speech, Monica.

Petals said...

Mmmm...the sliders are great! And i love the dip, David.

Hey Delee - yeah, it's sad about Tina's son. But she is still Skeletora.

Rochelle said...

Well, tyson's speech was clearly the best...

Anonymous said...

It's not going to be Monica. Tyson out played all of them

Rochelle said...

Jackie - Just finished the speeches. I was commenting before they spoke. Does that make more sense?

Petals said...

Dang it, I'm just too far behind

Rochelle said...

what do you mean Petals?

Becky said...

Tyson did have a good speach. The tearing up helped him. I still don't like him.

Rochelle said...

Did you see the ad for the colorized version of I Love Lucy's X-mas special?

Anonymous said...

The best speech wins?

monty924 said...

Ah, glad someone mentioned food! We grilled brats with peppers and onions tonight. Plenty of them over at the bar! Yum!

David said...

LOL. I am an hour behind Petals. They just finished the table challenge here.

They should have got rid of Monica a long time ago. She has messed up everyones game except Tysons by keeping her.

monty924 said...

I hope the make HIM squirm, LOL!

Rochelle said...

Here we go!

monty924 said...

Both of HIMs ;-)

Nickelpeed said...

Well, okay, one of the other people will get his vote. Yikes.

Nickelpeed said...

Sure after the fact....Tyson.

monty924 said...

When someone asks "what was your big game move", you know that they don't respect your game!

Petals said...

Gervase is a coat-tail rider.

Nickelpeed said...

She blew it again.

Becky said...

Makes you wonder if that is a happy marriage.

Petals said...

Rochelle - football made me late, so I am about 30 minutes behind you guys. (but Chiefs won, so it's OK)

Jackie said...

Rochelle - Aras and Vytas have dual citizenship - United States and Lithuanian.

Petals said...

Was there Ponderosa footage this season?

Nickelpeed said...

One word everyone. Geesh

monty924 said...

I think Monica is playing the WRONG game. Nice doesn't win SURVIVOR :(((

Becky said...

Hayden is such a nice guy.

Nickelpeed said...

You are a target, Monica. You decided to go with two mean guys and they used you.

Nickelpeed said...

You are so right, Monty. She is playing the wrong game.

Yes, Becky, Hayden is such a nice man.

Rochelle said...

really good tribal council says Jeff. Did you think so? I do think Monica scored some points...

Nickelpeed said...

Why did they not have the fan favorite?

Anonymous said...

Tyson hands down. He played the game

Rochelle said...

Thanks Jax. (about the names)
And Becky, I think Monica's lament of being the person behind her husband and kids is a pretty common feeling.... especially if the husband is famous or a big wig in some way

lynn1 said...

after hearing the Q & A session I know I would vote for Tyson.. He is a big phoney but the other 2 did not impress me at all

monty924 said...

Petals, yes! All the Ponderosa footage is up on CBS and Youtube.

It was a nice tribal council and they didn't trash Tyson like I thought they would. I think it's safe to say he won't get Russelled with the vote. I think we have a winner. Who has Tyson in the pool? I have to go look.

monty924 said...

Delee and Meb. I have a feeling you get the bragging rights until next season. ;)

Becky said...

Excellent Tribal. Not full of bitterness of past years. Good questions.

Just hate that Tyson will win it. I know some will think I am flaky, but what turned me against him was his stealing food from his tribe. While he was milking the injured player who needed to get his strength back. Sorry I can't condom that kind of moral behavior. He was taking food out of the mouths of his friends.

I could never play this game, even if I weren't old, out of shape and want my creature comforts.

Anonymous said...

And the winner is?

Rochelle said...

Gerv does not look to confident

Rochelle said...

what do we think of Aras questioning? Is that just so like him? Cynical while baby brother is full of optimism

monty924 said...

She did get a vote! Interesting...

Rochelle said...

Are we going to spoil it for those who are behind??? Petals? WHo else?

Nickelpeed said...

Oh my, she got one. O_o

Rochelle said...

I have been watching this for 27 seasons... about 25 of them here. Maybe 26

Rochelle said...

25?
Jackie when did you start this blog after AOL?

Anonymous said...

Tyson! But I wanted Ciera

Rochelle said...

ha, Monty and Nickelpeed, that is what I was referring to.

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