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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!
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
Andrew Savage - Jennasmom, JoyzJenn, Silk
Survivor fans ready?
Kelley is super happy with her success in playing the idol at the right time. Her tribemates are congratulating her, but they're thinking quite differently. Fishbach likens them (Kelley, Ciera and Abi) to the Three Witches. Now everyone is on an idol search. Joe is still a big target despite the threat of witches. Kelley wants a big move made at the next tribal. She should probably hope her wish doesn't come back to bite her.
The Reward Challenge is very physical. They're divided into two teams vying for a Survivor Spa visit. They're building, climbing, going through mazes and obstacles, doing puzzles and more. It's a schoolyard pick with one person not participating. Abi was not selected. Poor Abi. The challenge was first played out in Brains, Brawn and Beauty -- thus, Spencer and Tasha have done this before..
Spencer, Tasha, Joe, Fishbach and Ciera win reward.
During Reward, Ciera tries to get them thinking Jeremy or Wiglesworth as targets. Back at camp, Jeremy finds a clue to a second idol to ensure his personal safety. And now he indeed has two idols.
I keep wondering what will happen if Fishbach, the unofficial narrator for the season, goes. Hmm.
Joe, Jeremy and Wiglesworth are targets as well as the Three Witches. Fishbach doesn't seem to be on the radar, nor is Keith.
Immunity has them balancing on triangular platforms in the water. Last one remaining upright wins. Jeff is offering a chance to earn an advantage and gets buoys in place. First one getting buoy wins the advantage. Fishbach wins. Spencer and Fishbach were the only two to go for it.
Back at the challenge, they've moved to the top of the triangular platforms. Quickly only four remain -- Joe, Abi, Wiglesworth and Keith. Keith is down. One foot will be next. Wiglesworth out. It's down to Joe and Abi. Abi out. Joe wins his third individual immunity and is the only winner of immunity since the merge.
The Group of Eight wants to split the votes between the Three Witches. It sounds like Kelley Wentworth is the actual target.
Fishbach's advantage is that he gets to "steal" another person's vote and vote his own vote in place of it. He tells us he doesn't need to use it tonight. He tells Wentworth that Wiglesworth is the target to shake the game up a bit. He also tries to get Jeremy and Spencer on the Get Wiglesworth Out Plan. I guess we'll see how this plays out.
It's time for Tribal Council. It's storming and they're freezing. Lots of talk of the voting block strategy which was Fishbach's brainstorming.
Cierra, Wentworth, Wiglesworth, Ciera, Wentworth, Wiglesworth, Ciera, Wiglesworth, Wiglesworth, Wiglesworth.
It worked. Kelly Wiglesworth is gone.