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Here's the latest post-merge blog pool update from the Lovable Lifeguard Laurie:
Abi-Maria Gomes - Nobody is stuck with her!
Andrew Savage - Jennasmom, JoyzJenn, Silk
Ciera Eastin - chrob61, Jackie, Russ
Jeremy Collins - Brian, meb, Nickelpeed
Joe Anglim - Delee, Mother Guru, PDX Granny
Keith Nale - Tammy, gaylos, Margo
Kelley Wentworth - monty 924, Grandi, RENOthunder
Kelly Wiglesworth - ML, Sharon N, Indiana Jane
Kimmi Kappenberg - Glenn, Nana in the NW, Rbennie
Spencer Bledsoe - Ellen vdW, Nancerella, Terry is a Texan
Stephen Fishbach - Brenda, Matt, Rochelle
Tasha Fox - Donna in AL, Jennamom, Stephanie in Baltimore
Shirin Oskooi - Cheryl in NC, Kelly D, Sharon C
Peih-Gee Law - Becky, David, Joanie,
Jeff Varner - Donna in FL, Linda in MA, SueGee
Monica Padilla - ChicMC, Kelsey, sanra
Terry Deitz - Anonymouse, Merrilee, ORKMommy
Woo Hwang - Ed in Ohio, LafayetteLisanne, Laurie
Kass McQuillen - Donna NY, Marlo, Petals
Survivor fans ready?
Andrew is thrilled to have lasted until jury. He schemes with Jeremy to get out Ciera and Wentworth. Meanwhile, Ciera wants to convince Fishbach that it's time to make a big move -- get Joe out.
It's Rewards Challenge time! Two teams of six, paddle out to retrieve crates, stack them so no repeating colors on any side. Winning team goes to Survivor Cafe for sweet goodies. It's a schoolyard pick.
Tasha, Jeremy, Spencer, Fishbach, Abi, Andrew on one team, the rest on the other.
Keith, Ciera, Wiglesworth, Wentworth, Joe and Kimmi win. At the cafe, Ciera works the crowd. Keith decides to drive one of the tuck-tucks that delivered them around the beach and all have a grand ol' time. Meanwhile, Fishbach is all worried because he fears Joe is bonding with his alliance. He goes to his fellow stuck on the beach mates and convinces them that it's time to blindside Joe. Or, tries to convince them, that is. Andrew is very NOT convinced and this could backfire on Fishbach.
Immunity Challenge time! Balance a ball on a disk attached to a rope. At intervals, they have to move their hands to a different location on the rope. Keith and Jeremy did this in their season -- Jeremy was first out, Keith won.
Wentworth out, Ciera out. Wiglesworth out, Jeremy out. Abi out. Fishbach out, Savage out. Second round starts -- Kimmi out, Tasha out. Spencer out. After thirty minutes, Keith and Joe get a second ball on the disk.
Joe wins Immunity once again!
Joe, knowing that Fishbach was trying to get him out, gets the three bottom tier girls in on a plan to blindside Fishbach. Andrew tells his bunch and Jeremy isn't keen on getting out Fishbach.
If Savage doesn't watch it, he's going to get himself blindsided, I think! Nope, he backs down to Jeremy and it looks like Wentworth and Ciera are once again targets.
Tribal Council. Time for Jeff to instigate! Ciera calls out some for running the show -- Jeremy, Savage, Joe, Fishbach and Tasha.
Whoa! Wentworth plays her idol!
Wentworth, Wentworth, Wentworth, Wentworth, Wentworth, Wentworth, Wentworth, Wentworth, Wentworth, Savage, Savage.
Savage is SO blindsided!