Wednesday, April 05, 2017

Survivor: Game Changers - April 5 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!

It sounds like tonight will be another evening of twists and turns -- Exile Island, the dropping of buffs once again and the return of a castaway. With the last, we don't know if it's someone from this season or another or whether they're there to stay or not. Oh my.

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
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
JT Thomas 
 
Survivor fans ready?

Sandra tells the others that JT had to go because he "betrayed" them and, due to him, they lost Malcolm. (So, vote the next strongest out? Hmm. As long as it's not Sandra!)

At his camp, Tai found another idol. Hopefully he will keep this one to himself!

Immunity Challenge time? Nope. Jeff tells them to drop their buffs. Their switching things up again. Orange and blue buffs. Debbie is without a tribe -- has no buff! 

I'll have to catch up with who's on what tribe during this. It's back to Mana and Nuku again.

Debbie goes to Exile Island, returning to the game at the next Tribal, joining the tribe which loses a member. No, she won't have a pony to keep her company.

Brad and Troyzan are the only two guys on their tribe with five women. Troyzan doesn't want to "get bamboozled by women" again.

Varner and Sandra are kind of on their own in their tribe. She vows the"queen stays queen." Well, not if Zeke and Ozzy get their way! Andrea thinks that, although they're targeting Sandra, she thinks Tai needs to go. Tai wants to get Sandra out but is concerned that he might be a target. He looks for a similar placed idol at the new camp and ... he's got it!  

Debbie's Exile Island is actually a yacht! It's fully stocked with food and beverages, even alcoholic ones. A boat pulls up and it's ... Cochran!

He's there to be an Exile sounding board and advisor on strategy. Well, that's different. How can one offer her advice? She knows everything and has done everything? Yes, Cochran, she's over-confident. He tells her she should pander to people like Brad. He also gives her an Advantage Option.  

She can pick from three options -- fake idol materials, extra vote or advantage for tribe in next challenge. She goes for the extra vote. 

Varner tries to bond with Zeke. Zeke wants to convince him that Tai is the target, not Sandra. Varner isn't 100% that he's not being fooled, but it's his best bet. He reports back to Sandra. But Sandra is a lot more dubious about the others wanting Tai out more than they want her or Varner out.

Now it's time for the real Immunity Challenge -- dive, race through monkey bars, retrieve puzzle pieces, puzzle. 

Sierra, Cirie, Aubry work on the puzzle for Mana. Mana wins Immunity!

Nuku - Tai, Sandra, Varner, Zeke, Andrea, Sarah, Ozzy ... go to Tribal. And, they get Debbie after Tribal.    

Although Varner believe Tai will go, Sandra goes to work on Ozzy. Uh-oh -- Ozzy talks to Andrea and is quasi-buying Sandra's ideas that the three -- Debbie, Tai and Sierra -- are more dangerous. Dang -- Tai tells Varner they're all voting for Sandra.

Tribal Council time -- Sandra tells Jeff Probst that she thinks she's going tonight. Oh my. Tai whispers a name to Sandra and it's Ozzy. Will that vote go down? The others are all whispering about voting out Tai.

The Tally -- Tai doesn't play one of his idols!

Tai, Tai, Sandra, Sandra, Sandra, Sandra

The Queen ain't remaining Queen!   

149 comments:

monty924 said...

Hi Jackie and all who follow. Expecting storms here so fingers crossed the power stays on.

I brought my famous Root Beer Floats. Leaded with NYFRB and unleaded with A&W

~~~~~SPLASHING EARLY~~~~~

SueGee said...

~~~~SPLASH~~~~~

Hey Jackie, Monty and all that follow!! Root Beer floats sound great!! I brought some hot pastrami sandwiches from the local deli. No cooking for me tonight!

SueGee

SueGee said...

Monty - I see we have the same pick in the TAR pool. You remember anything about them??

monty924 said...

Sounds awesome, SueGee!! YUM

monty924 said...

I have to go look, lol

monty924 said...

Don't remember them. I still haven't watched the full episode though. Need to get on that. :))

SueGee said...

I do know my pool pick here LOL The Queen!

Becky said...

Hey, Jackie, Vincent, Monty, SueG and all you other Survivor fans.

monty924 said...

Tai the idol king

Joe in NY said...

Hi folks

tbc said...

Hi everyone!! I brought Pinot Grigio and hummus with veggies!

SueGee said...

Hi Becky

Nickelpeed said...

HI Jackie, Monty, SueGee, Becky! Thank you, Jackie for hosting us! Appreciate it so much.

Boy, Tai is one lucky guy!

Here we go again!!

SueGee said...

Now everyone shows up LOL!! Hi to all that I didn't type

monty924 said...

LOL... poor crazy Debbie

Nickelpeed said...

Debbie - Exile Island!!! YAYAY, hopefully anyway.

monty924 said...

Hey becky, joe and penny

tbc said...

My pool pick has no tribe!!

Nickelpeed said...

Oh no, Ozzie will be in trouble. Sandra will go after him.

Laurie said...

Hey all! Let's get this root beer floats going!!

monty924 said...

#GIDDYUP, lol

Nickelpeed said...

She so deserves this. We'll see what goes on.

SueGee said...

Hey Laurie!

Nickelpeed said...

Thanks Laurie! I LOVE Root Beer Floats!!!

monty924 said...

Sliding a float to our Lifeguard Laurie - CHEERS

monty924 said...

Missed you come in tbc. Do you want leaded or unleaded on the root beer float?

Becky said...

Darn, Debby was beaten with an ugly stick! Sorry, but it's the truth. I hope they get rid of Sandra. Glad they shook it up by going to two tribes. Just keep your claws off of Ozzie!

Petals said...

~*~*~*~ SPLASH ~*~*~*~*

I have 2 huge bowls of movie-theater popcorn, one with butter, one without. And all the good theater candy: Twizzlers, Raisinets, Goobers, M&Ms and Reeses.

DIG IN

David said...

Hello everyone who came before and after me. =)

So it was SueGee that cleaned out my local deli of pastrami. I stopped at my local deli for corned beef and they were out. Asked for pastrami and same answer. lol

tbc said...

Monty, thanks, leaded please!

Becky said...

Hey Penny, Joe, tbc, and anyone else I may have overlooked.

monty924 said...

Hey Petals and David. Popcorn yummy and I love the Goobers. Malted chocolate goes great with my float :))

Becky said...

Hey, David.

SueGee said...

Sorry David LOL Mine are very Californian on sourdough rolls

tbc said...

Goobers!! My favorite!

monty924 said...

Sliding a Not Your Fathers Root Beer float to tbc

Petals said...

Becky, LOL! I agree about Debbie. I feel unChristian-like when I thinks those things, because she is someone's daughter. Is she married? I mean, maybe she is a great person and looks really different with makeup?

Meanwhile - Ozzie looks amazing as ever! And Makayla is a pretty girl. Not as pretty as Oz, but...

tbc said...

Sick of calling herself the Queen!!!!

Becky said...

I went back to exercise class this week. My body isn't use to doing much! I could barely breathe after the water aerobics class today.

SueGee said...

I wonder if the person "coming back" will be joining them or just hosting a challenge

Nickelpeed said...

Tai is so dangerous. THAT is why!

monty924 said...

Lol, Tai has two now. Not going to mention his hiding place....

Petals said...

Grrr me too, TBC! I can't imagine hearing that all day & all night in the tribe. And does she EVER do anything? Seems like every time we see her, she is posturing on her log perch, salivating over baby animals and barking orders.

tbc said...

That idol is in a precarious spot....

Nickelpeed said...

Aerobics are exhausting Becky. It will get better. <3

monty924 said...

Well, not so poor Debbie

Nickelpeed said...

I would LOVE this boat!!! She is one lucky person! Didn't want it to be good, but they have to through something in there.

monty924 said...

WTH, Cochran???

SueGee said...

Sounds like we need to upgrade our pool parties to a yacht!

David said...

As long as the Yacht is big enough to have it's own pool I am with you SueGee. =)

monty924 said...

Ahoy, SueGee :)))

Petals said...

Good for you, Becky! You know that TBC is a tough cookie, too? What was the competition this weekend, TBC? Was it karate?

Nickelpeed said...

Cochran? For real? Bummer.

SueGee said...

They have a commercial here in CA for the Lottery with a big white yacht and a pony on it..

rbc said...

Yes. I got 2nd in board breaking. I'm a black belt in Tang Soo Do. My son and I do it together. It's fun.

Petals said...

Wish Malcolm could have come back. Wish his 2nd chance hadn't been cut so short.

monty924 said...

Coach Cochran

SueGee said...

Doesn't Cochran work for CBS now? We shudda guessed that one

Petals said...

Sue - I'd be happy with just the pony!

Becky said...

I agree about Oz. And I do feel unChristian when I make snaky remarks about her looks. If she had a pleasant personalityit might compensate, but no such luck.

Oh, Tai has his chickens again. Did the other tribe eat any of them.

How long has it been since they had Exile. I remember Ozzie used to enjoy going because he could rest and didn't have to feed anyone buy himself.

Nickelpeed said...

This woman is so delusional.

Joe in NY said...

Debbie is constitutionally incapable of taking anyone's advice.

Nickelpeed said...

Why her? Dang it! I never thought I'd feel sorry for Cochran. LOL

Petals said...

lol, Joe! (hey Joe)

monty924 said...

Smart move... hope she uses it wisely

David said...

LMAO. I am so glad I don't have Debbie this time. I had her as my pool pick last time she was on.

Nickelpeed said...

Petals, I was hoping for either Malcolm or Caleb. This is a bummer.

Watch her go back and brag.

Petals said...

I wonder who are all the "presidents & dignitaries" that Debbie has met? And in what capacity?

Becky said...

I always like Cronckrin (sp??).

SueGee said...

If she brags too much she will be gone in a flash

monty924 said...

I think we're all in agreement that Debbie is certifiable, but she's entertaining to watch, LOL

Petals said...

Yeah, Penny - she'll put a target on her back. Hopefully Cochrane will encourage her to keep quiet and not make waves (bwhahahahaa, as IF she could follow that advice!)

tbc said...

I would have chosen the extra vote, too. I guess she's my pool pick for a reason.

monty924 said...

Zeke, don't trust Varner

monty924 said...

Well storm warnings just racheted up... hope the power stays on

Becky said...

Petals, isn't she a jail guard? Maybe she had to guard them. Hey, guys, I'm just kidding about that. Too many endorphins in my brain from exercizing!

tbc said...

Get rid of the Queen!!!!

Joe in NY said...

I don't remember Sandra being so unbearable the other two times she was on.

Petals said...

Monty, the storms have crazy-hi winds, be careful.

Is Varner really "with" Sandra?


*** NEW DRINKING GAME ***
Drink every time she says Queen. LOL

(I have Uber on speed-dial)

Joe in NY said...

Sierra is a beast!

SueGee said...

Sandra's power has always been being in the background and pulling strings. EVeryone knows her strategy now so she is more out in the open

monty924 said...

At least the "Queen" knows how to dive. I hate the belly floppers... just me though

Petals said...

C'mon OZZ

monty924 said...

We're on the fringe of the storm, Petals, but the lightening and thunder have picked up here.

Petals said...

Wow, Makayla is pretty beastly, too.

GO OZZ, baby!

Joe in NY said...

Mikayla and Sierra are powerful. I may start cheering for them.

monty924 said...

Yep, my pool girl Sierra is awesome

Nickelpeed said...

All of you in line of the severe storms, be safe. Sending prayers.

Becky said...

Penny, how is the baby Beagle doing now?

Petals said...

I lose my Pool dude, JT. But I have my heart dude, Ozz.

GOOD - get ride of that lazy Sandra!

Joe in NY said...

Honestly, if they don't oust Sandra, they are nuts. She's useless in most challenges. She's toxic to morale. But they almost all want to keep her around for some reason. Maybe they're assuming that no one will vote for her in the end. But I wouldn't bet on that if I were they.

Nickelpeed said...

I agree, Joe, I think there are some powerful women playing this game. They have some brawn, that's for sure.

Becky said...

I too think Queen should be our drink word.

monty924 said...

Penny, we're on the northern fringe of the this storm front. I hope it stays that way and yes prayers out to everyone in the path of it.

Petals said...

LOL! We need to take a few drinks just to catch-up on the "queens" she's already said.

SueGee said...

Watching the weather on the news right now! Stay safe!!

Petals said...

fingers crossed that Tai brings an idol to Tribal.

Her face is just ... GAH! Mean-muggin to the max!

But Ozzie? homina homina

Petals said...

With all her winnings she couldn't afford Botox for that mean-muggin frown?

SueGee said...

So the almost all woman tribe won?

Nickelpeed said...

That is his problem. He did this the last time. He can't keep his mouth shut.

Becky said...

DRINK!!!

Petals said...

DRINK!!

Nickelpeed said...

I want Sandra out, but you can't trust Tai. He doesn't know how to keep his mouth shut. When he stresses, he spills the beans and throws everything in a turmoil. He irritates me.

Petals said...

vote out Sandra!
vote out Sandra!
vote out Sandra!

Petals said...

Penny - lol. Yes, you wouldn't want Tai on your poker team!

tbc said...

Well, it won't be her. They are editing it to look that way...
Tai is gone

SueGee said...

I would guess Sandra has to go after Ozzy... Every time they have weakened the tribe and voted off a strong member they get a tribe shuffle from Jeff

Petals said...

Oh Tai - HUSH!

Becky said...

NO!!!

SueGee said...

Now they get Debbie ROFL

Joe in NY said...

Tai, you are a moron.

Petals said...

Sue - you're right. SO many shuffles already!

Nickelpeed said...

That is so true, Petals. He just did it again. He cannot leave it be. He has no loyalty.

tbc said...

Sandra has done it again...

Joe in NY said...

First, Tai outs the tribe to Sandra. He's already alienated her. Now, he's alienated Ozzy. He's going to need about 5 more idols.

Petals said...

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

Petals said...

MOnty!!!!!!!!!!!! :(

Joe in NY said...

Tai better be smart enough to play his idol

Nickelpeed said...

Such a moron. I want Sandra, but Tai needs to leave. Please not Ozzy.

Nickelpeed said...

If he uses the idol, it could be Ozzy, though.

Petals said...

meanwhile, the beached whale remains safe. @@

tbc said...

It just better not be Ozzy!!!

Petals said...

I realllllly hate these last-minute tribal whisperings. GAH! This is the most stressful season ever.

DRINK twice!

Joe in NY said...

Tai is one lucky mf-er

Becky said...

YES!!!!! The Queen is gone!

Nickelpeed said...

Dang guys. Now, they need to get Tai. He is not a good person to have around.

Petals said...

no idol!

tbc said...

Yes!!!

SueGee said...

he could give an idol to Ozzy and then Sandra would go?????

Nickelpeed said...

Oh, are they in for joy with Debbie.

tbc said...

We need a new drinking game...

David said...

Finally some great news to make up for SueGee taking all the pastrami. =)

So glad to see her finally gone.

SueGee said...

Okay - I'm out of the pool and off to the yacht for the duration ROFL

Petals said...

getting the champagne =

POP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I'll drink to that! BUH BYE! Dont let the crown hit ya in the butt.

Nickelpeed said...

Thank you so much for hosting us, Jackie.

Every one in line of the storms, stay safe.

I work tomorrow night, so won't be here for TAR. And, I work for the next 2 Wednesday nights, so won't be here for Survivor, for 2 weeks. It's a bummer, I'll try to stop in.

Night everyone.

Becky said...

Jackie, thank you for hosting. Vincent, I hope Petals NOOOOOO didn't wake you up. If so send her a paw message that catnip BETTER be included next week.

Petals said...

*wwhheeewwww*

Tai has gone down a peg or two for me. Hope Ozzie targets him

Nickelpeed said...

Noooooooo, not Ozzy! Get this out of their minds!

SueGee said...

Night everyone! See you tomorrow night!

Nickelpeed said...

Me, too, Petals. Ozzie better watch his back. These people are after him!

David said...

Thanks Jackie =)

Everyone who won't be here for TAR tommorow night have a great week.

Jackie said...

Thanks for stopping by!

Petals said...

lol.. Sorry about yelling, guys. I was so worried for Ozz.

Thank you Jackie!

Guess we need to think of a new drinking word, LOL!

Becky said...

I am off to bed! I was up at six, worked at working my fat body into shape and I need my rest. I am an old lady! Night all. Thanks again, Jackie.

Petals said...

Have fun on the yacht, SueG! :)

tbc said...

Thanks everyone! It was a fun night!

Thank you for hosting, Jackie! You're the best.

Sharon N said...

Ding Dong the witch is dead!!
SOOO happy it's buh-bye Sandra. :)

monty924 said...

Power off for two plus hours and I missed the Queen getting her torch snuffed... :(((

Electricity back here. Relief

Thanks Jackie and will see you all next week

Judi Sweeney said...

Bye, Bye Sandra Bye, Bye.... Wooooo Hooooo