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Will we see another blindside tonight? I would so love to see Sandra go just to see how she would react!
Here's the updated pool from the best pool lifeguard ever, Lifeguard Laurie:
Aubry Bracco - Ed in Ohio, meb
Jeff Varner - Donna in FL, Rochelle, DonnaNY
JT Thomas - Carol C, Petals
Michaela Bradshaw - David, Jackie
Sandra Diaz-Twine - Jennasmom, SueGee
Brad Culpepper - Brian, Sharon N
Debbie Wanner - Glenn, tbc
Hali Ford - Buzzmaam, Nana in the NW
Sierra Thomas - Becky, monty924
Tai Trang - Cheryl in NC, Sharon C
Andrea Boehlke - Indiana Jane, ML
Cirie Fields - Leonia Hart, Terry is a Texan
Ozzy Lusth - KelseyNY, Margo, PDX Granny
Sarah Lacina - Delee, Rbennie
Troyzan Robertson - Donna in Alabama, Lifeguard Laurie
Zeke Smith - Janice from GA, Paula Bell
No more fire!
Survivor fans ready?
JT is against a rock and a hard place. He knows he told Brad that Sierra was their target thinking they'd vote out Sandra. Instead, it was Malcolm, JT's closest ally and one of the strongest players on his tribe whose torch got snuffed. Sandra's mad. He ends up finding a clue and pursuing the hidden idol. He's got it and says he'll tell no one ... as it should be.
Reward Challenge - grappling hook, retrieve, again balancing a ball through obstacles, slide puzzle. Winning tribes - 1. PB&J sandwiches, cookies and milk. 1. PB&J sandwiches. Debbie is doing horribly on this one!
TAVUA wins first place! NUKU wins second place.
Debbie blames Brad for the loss because he decided positions. Cue to replay: Debbie saying, "I'm very good at balance." Brad replies, "Then you balance." Ha!
Sarah and Troyzan are quasi-bonding. Sarah tells him they need to work on trust and that she's looking for an idol. Troy has one, but doesn't tell her and now is reluctant to use it right away.
Debbie goes on a rant about Brad to Hali and thinks she (Debbie) ZOOMED across the balance beam and Hali being slow. Um. Alternate facts, methinks. Tai tells us he thinks Debbie is a "crazy lady." Well, duh. Debbie tells us that she doesn't go on rants, she works out physically and has a calm approach. Sheesh. She wants to take out Brad. I would suggest they hide any knives in camp.
Oh my. JT and Michaela are rubbing each other wrong. Sandra decides to eat all the sugar because she knows JT will blame Michaela. Varner knows it was Sandra.
Tai is worried about the tension in his tribe. He doesn't know where he stands. He thinks that he needs another idol and, sure enough, finds a clue.
Immunity Challenge time -- Race up and over tall wall, work together to roll big cube, keys, sandbags across balance beam, giant slingshot to knock down five targets. First two tribes are safe. Cirie sits out. Debbie is being a jerk. But I expected that.
MANA wins Immunity! TAVUA wins Immunity!
JT thinks they should target Michaela, mainly because she stole the sugar. Will Varner tell him? Sandra thinks they need to target JT because it was his fault Malcolm went. Um. WHY AREN'T THEY TARGETING SANDRA?
Tribal Council. JT claims he had no idea Malcolm would go. Michaela trash-talks JT. JT says he's sick of babysitting. It sounds like Michaela is the target of most.
Michaela, JT, Michaela, JT, JT
Whoa! Varner flipped and voted out JT!
Sandra and Michaela fist bump. Aubry is shocked. Sandra also 'fesses up to taking the sugar.
I feel bad that JT is out. I still would love to see Sandra blindsided. But, I've gotta say ... well-played, well-played.
A teaser for next week has them dropping buffs again, Exile Island and a returning castaway (whether cameo or not, we don't know). JT tells us he felt confident and didn't bring his idol to Tribal. Maybe he can earn some $$ selling it on eBay?