Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Survivor: Game Changers - March 29 Episode Blog Party


Everybody ready? Got your snacks? Got your tasty adult beverages? As the show airs here on the east coast, I'll be live-blogging with all the major happenings. Refresh the page to see the latest news! But, as always, the real party is in the comments area. I hope to see you there!

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:

NUKU
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

MANA
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

TAVUA
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!
Ciera Eastin
Tony Vlachos
Caleb Reynolds
Malcolm Freberg 
 
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. 

The tally:
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?

149 comments:

SueGee said...

Ready!!! ~~~~~SPLASH~~~~~

SueGee on the LeftCoast

monty924 said...

Hi Jackie and everyone....

Ready here

~~~~SPLASH~~~~

SueGee said...

I'm going to be in and out of the pool tonight - got something special on the BBQ and it will be ready soon...

monty924 said...

Hey SueGee

JT is in trouble

Petals said...

Dang it. I wanted to stay away, but I'd miss all of you. :(

I have nothing, only some Jolly Ranchers and beer. LOL Sorry.

GET SANDRA OFF THE ISLAND!!!!!!

SueGee said...

Hey Monte

Hey Jackie

David said...

Hi Jackie, SueGee, Monty, and all who follow. =)

I agree Jackie, I would love for them to take Sandra out.

Ed in Ohio said...

Hi Monty, SueGee, Petals, & All

Joe in NY said...

Hi folks

monty924 said...

Hey Petals. Good to see you back this week. I'll take some sour apple Jolly Ranchers. If you out of them, I'll take watermelon.

SueGee said...

Hey David & Ed & Petals and whoever comes in while I'm typing

David said...

Hi Petals. =) Snuck in while I was typing. lol

Ed in Ohio said...

Petals Ozzie will be so happy you came back. Don't let Sandra take you down.

Joe in NY said...

These idol clues are so easy to find, if anyone looked they'd find it. I'm not sure what this code of honor is that prevents them from looking until they are desparate.

Becky said...

Hey, Jackie, Vincent, SueG, Monty, Petals and fellow swimmers who arrive later

Nickelpeed said...

Hi, Jackie, SueGee, David, Ed, Petals, Monty, and all else who follow. Jackie, thank you so much for hosting us. Really appreciate it.

Nickelpeed said...

Hi Becky, how are you doing? Hi, Joe.

Becky said...

Hey, David, Ed and Joe.

Jackie said...

Hey, guys! Remember ... tomorrow night at 10pm ET, it's The Amazing Race!

Nickelpeed said...

JT really ruined last week's tribal council. I wonder if Malcolm will ever forgive him. I blame it on JT. By telling his "buddy" Brad what they were doing, he set it up for them to vote Malcolm. Doesn't JT realize this is a game, not a binding friendship?

SueGee said...

I've got to remember to come tomorrow night for TAR Such a late hour LOL

Ed in Ohio said...

So Caleb & Malcom get the boot in back to back weeks. Guess it's not so good to be perceived as a 'strong' player on Survivor.

tbc said...

Hi all!!

monty924 said...

Everyone got here when I left the room. Hey Ed, David, Becky, Penny and Joe.

Petals said...

Awww, Ed - that is so sweet. YES! Ozzie would for sure miss me.

Nickelpeed said...

Yay, for the TAR! Can't wait to see how they pair them. Ought to make for some great comedy or drama.

monty924 said...

WTH? where did the audio go?

Nickelpeed said...

Yes, Ozzie. Just remember to not trust anyone, at all!!!

SueGee said...

Check back later...keep my floatie warm LOL

Nickelpeed said...

I am so angry. I do not want Brad and crew to win. I am so mad at them! LOL

monty924 said...

I had to change to the other CBS channel here. Music but no audio on the narration. UGH

Petals said...

GO JT!

Nickelpeed said...

Watch Debbie mess up.

monty924 said...

I agree, Penny. Brad's name is mud with me.

monty924 said...

LOL, Debbie

Petals said...

We have severe weather (heads-up, Monty) tonight, may lose power.

David said...

LOL, We would all be singing his praises if they had sent snadra packing, as they should have.

PB&J sandwiches? I don't know how excited I could get for that reward.

David said...

Sandra*, lol

monty924 said...

Oh, no Petals. I don't like that forecast at all. :(((

Petals said...

I love PB&J, especially if I were eating only coconut, rice & seafood for weeks. Heck, I eat PBJ for snacks!

Petals said...

YYYYYYAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY Ozzie's team wins.

monty924 said...

True, David.

Petals said...

aww, poor Tai.

Wish the nasty chick wasn't getting any reward - watch her police it like the dicktator she is (misspelling intended)

Ed in Ohio said...

Debbie LOL!!

tbc said...

I think my pool pick is in jeopardy!!

Becky said...

Mine too, girls. I wanted Malcom in the finals. I hope Debbie's performance is her kiss of death!

monty924 said...

Yeah, I can eat PB&J anytime. Don't know if I'd want a steady diet of it like they used to do in BB, but it would be better than the SLOP! js

Petals said...

so this bad weather we're having? Hail, high winds, etc BUT! Also a beautiful, perfect full rainbow.

Becky said...

Still pulling for Ozzie and JD.

Petals said...

Monty - YES! On BB, I always thought PBJ wouldn't be so bad. But slop? Meh.

monty924 said...

Well, we know Debbie blows up on Brad from the previews. Will probably get interesting tonight. :)))

tbc said...

Uh-oh Petals!

Petals said...

Becky - my gf at work adopted a rescue Beagle!

Petals said...

No Ozzie, YOU are the gold. Stay Gold, Ponyboy!

Nickelpeed said...

I am so glad Mana lost. LOL on Debbie. She talked about being so good on balance and she is just horrible. She's right, though, Brad is a dictator, but what she doesn't see at all, is she's right in the mix. She volunteered herself. I wonder if she's bipolar or maybe a Dr. Jeckle and Mrs. Hyde?

Petals said...

yeeps, Debbie acting-up. @@

Ed in Ohio said...

Debbie's Pizzzzzed!

Petals said...

God bless her, Debbie is just ... a hatchetface.

monty924 said...

Debbie is a beautiful meltdown

Petals said...

with an attitude to match.

monty924 said...

You know it, Tai

Petals said...

They are tromping around a beeeeautiiiiful beach, with not a thought about how pretty it is.

monty924 said...

Glorious and so funny

Nickelpeed said...

He's a wanker. bwrhahahahahahahahahaha

Nickelpeed said...

I know, Petals. If the day was beautiful, like it is there, I'd be sitting on the beach and taking it all in.

I agree, though, Brad is a wanker. LOLOLOLOLOLOL

monty924 said...

Yes, he is a wanker, but Debbie's reaction was so over the top and priceless. :)))

David said...

Brad is a wanker and Debbie is the crazy lady. lol What a group they have.

Ed in Ohio said...

Debbie just gave me the best laugh of the season!!

Petals said...

Starbucks, Survivor-style

Nickelpeed said...

Ed, I think you're right. They get rid of the strong players. I guess they can win without strength.

Petals said...

grrrrrrrrrr, see? I despise her.

Nickelpeed said...

OMGOSH! Sandra, you are a horrible, horrible person. What a snake.

Becky said...

BB used to complain about PB&J, now the whine aboout slop and wish for the sandwiches when they get slop for the week.

I will miss AM tomorrow. Our brother-in-law is coming for movie night and dinner.

Penny, I will email you later. I have some health issues that are causing deep depression. I went two weeks only getting out of the house, twiceto go to church. My wonderful husband was even doing most of the grocery shopping and cleaning. That is just not me. I MADE myself get out to run some errands the past three days. The Laurie and Colin had to send the most wonderful dog ever to the Bridge. She had cancer through-out her body and never let anyone know she was in pain.

Nickelpeed said...

Sandra needs to go. But, she knows she can get JT going after Michaela. She's so shrewd. I guess that is what makes her good. grrrrrr.

monty924 said...

This is just old school Survivor and Sandra is good at it

Nickelpeed said...

OH NOOOoooooo. NOT AGAIN!! What makes him so good at this????

Petals said...

woooohoooo , Go Tai!

Nickelpeed said...

Becky, I need to go through my e-mail. I can sympathize with you. It's very hard.

Poor Laurie and Colin. It is a very hard decision. Dogs can mask anything. It's sad.

Joe in NY said...

OMG! How delusional is Debbie?

Nickelpeed said...

There she goes again. She's like a gargoyle, but uglier.

Nickelpeed said...

Come on Ozzie's tribe!!!

Nickelpeed said...

Debbie is still going at it! Geeeesh. She needs to go.

Ed in Ohio said...

Debbie has a secret crush in Brad!

monty924 said...

Omg, Debbie makes this episode

Petals said...

Ed - I agree, LOL

Nickelpeed said...

OMG!!! Debbie, just SHUT UP.

Nickelpeed said...

I'm biting my fingernails. NOoooo Mana. Nooooooo

Joe in NY said...

I believe Debbie was a professional marsksman.

monty924 said...

Ozzy is blanking

Nickelpeed said...

Crap, such a horrible team and they're winning.

Petals said...

c'mon OZZ BABY!!!

Nickelpeed said...

Come on Ozzie!!!!!!

monty924 said...

And he pulls it out!!

Joe in NY said...

That's too bad. Brad and Debbie at tribal would have been amazing. LOL.

Nickelpeed said...

Okay, now here is their chance to get rid of Sandra.

I just wish Mana lost.

Becky said...

Feed the fire, Deb! Oz is carrying his tribe!

monty924 said...

Sandra or Makala? Who will it be??

monty924 said...

LOL, Ed. You think? COuld be :)))

Becky said...

Why do they not like Culpepper?

Petals said...

SANDRA SANDRA SANDRA, Good Heavenly Father, please let Sandra go home.

Becky said...

I hope is is Sandra.

tbc said...

Ozzie!!!

David said...

So Sandra, JT, or Michaela. I hope it is Sandra they send packing.

Petals said...

MVP = Ozzie

*giddy*


Nickelpeed said...

Hope it's Sandra. They'll try for JT, but he's got the idol.

Ed in Ohio said...

Sandra set JT & Michaela up with the sugar....hope it backfires on her!!!!

monty924 said...

Edit says Michaela stays, LOL

Petals said...

hope JT takes his idol to Tribal.

Ed in Ohio said...

The 'Queen' is taking charge again!

Petals said...

makes me sick, literally.

monty924 said...

It all comes down to Varner, ugh

Petals said...

Sandra is disgusting.

tbc said...

They let her lead.

Ed in Ohio said...

He's gotta' use the idol

Petals said...

Michaela was short-changed last time, and again this time.
All because of a fork-tongued, lying, thieving, greedy, slimy dog.

Nickelpeed said...

I don't want to see Michaela go. This is a tribe that is not together at all.

monty924 said...

Play the idol JT... they're setting you up

Ed in Ohio said...

Michaela's in trouble if JT plays his idol. 1 vote could send her packing.

Nickelpeed said...

Varner is just as bad as Sandra. He loves this. It protects him. Once one of the outspoken leaves, he'll start showing his true colors.

Nickelpeed said...

Someone better put Sandra

monty924 said...

Damn, JT

Nickelpeed said...

If JT doesn't use this, he is sooooo stupid.

Petals said...

I'm just sick again - Sick that the slimy nasty dog will sneak through another week.

tbc said...

I'm sick of the Queen sh!t

Nickelpeed said...

JT, JT, JT......b-byyyyyyyyyyeee

Petals said...

a space filler would be Audry,to be frank, JT

monty924 said...

He should have played it...

Becky said...

They are going to waltz Sandra to a thrid win!

Petals said...

TBC - THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!

Petals said...

Becky - bite your tongue (fingers?) LOL

Ed in Ohio said...

Why not play the idol?? Dumb!

Becky said...

Didn't he find an idol and not play it?

Nickelpeed said...

He should have played his idol. How stupid. Now we have a bunch of slimeballs left. LOL They'll have to turn on each other now. Will be interesting on how they do in challenges now.

Petals said...

SUCH a frustrating season. Reminds me of Big Brother when an evil alliance runs the house.
Grrrrr. How can so much ugliness continue?

tbc said...

I think that braid flip hit each and every member of her tribe

monty924 said...

JT just got outplayed. Pure and simple. Sad

Petals said...

BUT! the one "OK" thing is that JT has won before, and wasn't as evil as that dog.
Now they know the evil that the dog can do.

monty924 said...

Lol, for certain tbc. She whipped them around big time. :)))

Jackie said...

Keep in mind, guys ... I would name-calling of the castaways to be kept to minimum, please! Merci!

monty924 said...

Petals, I don't think Sandra will win this, but it's fun watching play the game.

NIght everyone!! have a great rest of the week

David said...

He should have played it. Bye JT

Thank you Jackie. =)

Everyone who does not show up for TAR tomorrow have a great week. Everyone else, hope to see you at TAR. =)

Becky said...

Petals, they just keep walking by the QBee and she goes further and further. Plus she wanted to eat the baby goat!

Nickelpeed said...

YES! How interesting~~ A mishmash!!!

See everyone next week. Thank you so much, Jackie!!!

Ed in Ohio said...

G'Nite Everybody!

Becky said...

Jackie, glad you have a life guard for the AR pool. I have been reading your WTW pictures on FB. BTW, I do want in the AR pool. Night all.

monty924 said...

Oh, forgot about TAR tomorrow night. Can't make it for the show but will check in when I get home.

Petals said...

Thank you Jackie. Sorry about my meltdown last week. I just hate her. So much. :(

See you next week!

Jackie said...

Thanks for coming by! I hope to see you, at least those who watch, at the The Amazing Race blog party tomorrow! Remember, it's just a televised reality show game. No need to get all worked up. Whoever wins won't be sharing the million with us!

tbc said...

Sorry, Jackie.

Have a good night everyone. See you next week. Maybe my pool pick will go then. Lol.