Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Survivor: Game Changers - May 17 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!

Here's the updated pool from the Lovable Lifeguard Laurie:
 
Andrea Boehlke - Indiana Jane, ML
Aubry Bracco - Ed in Ohio, meb
Brad Culpepper - Brian, Sharon N
Cirie Fields - Leonia Hart, Terry is a Texan
Michaela Bradshaw - David, Jackie
Sarah Lacina - Delee, Rbennie
Tai Trang - Cheryl in NC, Sharon C
Troyzan Robertson - Donna in Alabama, Lifeguard Laurie

JURY
Hali Ford
Ozzy Lust
Debbie Wanner
Zeke Smith 
Sierra Thomas 

Survivor fans ready?

Andrea is a bit leery of Sarah. Of course, she doesn't know that Sarah hoodwinked Sierra, turning the vote against her to get the promised Legacy Advantage. Now Sarah has two advantages -- a steal a vote one and the Legacy one which promises her immunity when the castaway count is down to six. Meanwhile, Cirie knows that Sarah's up to all kinds of sneaky stuff. But that's okay with her -- it would make her easier to win against at the end.

Whoa! Right to an Immunity Challenge. One hand steadies a balance board while the other hand builds a house of cards. Hmm. Aubry wins it in six minutes!

Aubry wants Brad out. Michaela goes out in the woods to see if Brad is looking for an idol. She suggests he needs to go fishing and bring back some fish. He doesn't buy it. Andrea is still leery of Sarah. Cirie and Sarah are contemplating ousting Andrea.

Right to Tribal. They're wasting no time tonight! A lot of questions about good game play or good relationships winning the game. Culpepper votes Andrea for the third time.

The Tally:
No, it's a commercial.
Andrea, Brad, Andrea, Brad, Andrea, Andrea, Andrea.

She's the sixth member of the jury. 

Cirie now thinks Aubry needs to go, she can't really trust her. Cirie is thinking Tai consoling Aubry is suspicious. Uh-oh, Tai! 

Yikes! It's immediately time for Immunity on the show (albeit daylight for them). Perched on a post in the ocean, bucket, pour water down a chute to raise key, unlock puzzle pieces, solve puzzle. 

Hey, Michaela is actually in the lead, followed quickly by Troyzan. Cirie, as usual, is rather sucking at this one. She almost wins it.

Brad Culpepper wins Immunity!

Cirie says, that since Brad is safe, someone who's a threat to her must go. Hmm. Sarah? Tai?Aubry?

Troyzan says he'll bring his idol and use it if needed at Tribal. 

Aubry thinks it's Tai who needs to go. Sarah gives Cirie her advantage of steal a vote to get her trust. Now, she plans to take Sarah's vote. Oy! Cirie wants to convince Tai he's safe in case he has an idol (he has two). She works on him. She tells him all will be voting for him. He's a bit skeptical. He's terrified, he says.

Tribal time once again. 

Cirie stands up and says there's a rat in the group and takes away a vote from Sarah. Sarah points out that the advantage isn't transferable. Oh my. She's right! Sarah is the only person who can use it! Yipes, Cirie! All goes to whispers about voting out Tai or Cirie or Sarah. 

Sarah takes Tai's vote. She will vote twice, Tai won't vote. 

The tally ... Tai does not play an idol.

Tai, Tai, Aubry, Michaela, Michaela, Michaela, Michaela.

Wah! She's my pool gal!  

Next week is the two-hour season finale and hour reunion!

107 comments:

Laurie said...

Lifeguard is ready!!

Joe in NY said...

Hi

Nickelpeed said...

Hi Jackie and all who follow! Thank you, Jackie, for hosting us. It is greatly appreciated.

Nickelpeed said...

Hi Joe, Hi Laurie!!!

Petals said...

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

Ready, Ms Jackie! Hello Vincent *scritcha*
Hello everyone!

I have BBQ'd country ribs with sweet & spicy sauce with biscuits to soak-up the juice,
and of course, a case of cool Stella!

Petals said...

So Sierra is officially on the list of Top 10 Most Idiot Moves in Survivor History (when she told Sarah about her advantage)

tbc said...

Good evening everyone!!

I'm jumping in the pool tonight! Too damn hot in NY!

Ooo, I have wine... by the bucketful

Nickelpeed said...

I like Andrea. Sarah really isn't much better. Just me.

SueGee said...

~~~~~~SPLASH~~~~~~

Can't wait to get started!! Hi to Jackie & Vincent and all those in the pool!!

Fresh cherry pie (from the local orchards) and some ice cream for the top

SueGee on the LeftCoast

Nickelpeed said...

I agree with you Petals. Sierra fell for it. It gives Sarah a huge advantage. She'll probably make it to the end with the two advantages, unless they blindside her.

Jackie said...

I don't know. It is Survivor and that was quite the move by Sarah to get that Legacy Advantage. I can respect that!

Nickelpeed said...

Yes, it was quite a move, Jackie. Is this a double elimination??

David said...

Hi everyone. =)

Hope everything turned out great for you Jackie, and you got the relief you were after.

Nickelpeed said...

Poor Michaela, she just doesn't get a good break.

Nickelpeed said...

Yes, Jackie, hope you are doing well. How you feeling, now?

Petals said...

Hey TBC, David, Penny, Sue, Ms Laurie, Penny and bf Joe :)

Nickelpeed said...

Dang it. This wind is killing them.

Petals said...

Yeeeeks, Michaela just doesn't have a steady hand...

SueGee said...

Double elimination night??

Petals said...

Wow - wtg Aubrey (who IS she?) LOL

Nickelpeed said...

Okay, they'll go after Andrea, of course. Unless, she turns the tables, she will be voted out. Jackie, it must be a double elimination, right?

Next week is the finale.

Jackie said...

Yes, they're promising two tribal councils tonight. And, eh ... okay with the leg here.

Petals said...

I don't get that "Go Fish" thing. What did I miss?

SueGee said...

I liked Aubrey last time she was on, but she has been so quiet this round

Petals said...

Can you walk on it, Jackie? Or are you on a crutch?

Nickelpeed said...

That Cieri is a very smooth talker. Very sly.

Petals said...

Sarah looks like someone pulled the head off a Cabbage Patch doll and put it on a GI Joe body!

Petals said...

Grr. I just don't like it when someone who is a "smooth talker" (Cirie, Richard Hatch, Sandra) can win the game, but Ozzy can't. This game is almost geared so that the stronger players have no chance of winning, ever.

Nickelpeed said...

Yeah, that's about it, Petals. But, I do think Andrea's gone. She's right, though, Sarah should be the one going, but it won't happen.

Nickelpeed said...

Why do they dislike Andrea? She's playing well this time, IMO.

SueGee said...

Cirie has always been a force behind the scenes in the seasons she's been on. Very good at dropping hints that others think of as their ideas

David said...

Have to agree with you Petals regarding the smooth talkers. Never could understand how they can't see right through Cirie. She brings nother else to the table but her gift of gab.

Nickelpeed said...

Sarah's going to get to the final because of her advantages.

Jackie said...

I can walk on it.

The game is to Outwit, Outplay, Outlast. The winners over the years have done so. Manipulation is certainly a big part of the game.

Becky said...

Hey, Jackie and fellow peeps. Having to watch in the living room. Sound is off on the TV. So I will be slow to respond.

Jackie said...

Ohh ... an ad for Big Brother -- June 28th!

Nickelpeed said...

That's definitely true, Jackie. Painfully true. LOL

Petals said...

Yeah, yeah Jackie, I know. But it just irks me when a non-physical player wins such a physical game. Like, they belong on Big Brother or something.
Or maybe I just won't be happy until Ozzy wins.

Nickelpeed said...

I don't want Andrea to go, but I think it will be here. Sadly.

Nickelpeed said...

Crap. Big mistake, but I knew it was going to happen. Dang it.

Petals said...

ouch!

Nickelpeed said...

Darn Ceieri. Oh well. I can not believe I'm saying this, but I'm rooting for Michaela and Aubry. Darn.

Nickelpeed said...

Ceieri is playing both sides. I don't know what she's talking about with Tai, she does the same thing.

Becky said...

I'm with you, Petals. Pass a Stella, please.

Nickelpeed said...

I just don't get this. Some of the most unphysical people do the best on this game. It happens a lot.

Petals said...

*STELLA! for Ms Becky* ~~~~~> slide

Petals said...

Penny, I am rooting for Michaela, too.

SueGee said...

Cirie barely swims - water challenges are not her forte

Becky said...

I hope Aubrey or Michela win. Okay with Brad. No, not Sara.

Nickelpeed said...

Sarah doesn't have to worry. She's got a good alliance. Her two advantages put her automatically in the finals if she plays it right.

Petals said...

Michaela is not good at puzzles, is she?

Petals said...

Sue - this pie is amazing! I've been craving cherry pie, YUM!

Nickelpeed said...

Crap. Now, they'll go after Aubry. Crap.

Petals said...

OH NOOOOO Michaela!

Nickelpeed said...

No, she isn't, Becky. She's more physical. They'll take out Aubry. I think.

SueGee said...

Next week I'll make one of my famous cheesecakes with the cherry topping

SueGee said...

If Brad is off the table, then maybe Tai??

Petals said...

Is that a hernia on Culpepper? His mid-low R abdom area? A small golfball size bump just under the skin?

Becky said...

I do not like Cirie much this year. She has not done a thing besides being a smooth talker.

Nickelpeed said...

Cheesecakes sounds good, SueGee.

SueGee said...

Maybe get Sarah to show her hand?

SueGee said...

It's his identity chip ROFL

Petals said...

Nom nom, Sue. I used to make a pumpkin cheesecake that my (ex)mother in law SWORE had to be store-bought. It wasn't, but it was a LOT of trouble.

Petals said...

LOL Sue.

SueGee said...

Jackie - I hope you got some kind of treat in your delivery today since they trashed your ice cream

Petals said...

NO tai! Dont listen!!! Turn away!!

Nickelpeed said...

Ceiri is so good. Wow.

Joe in NY said...

Even if Tai thinks Cirie is telling the truth, she says they are "all" out to get him. Stealing one vote wouldn't matter. He should still play the idol.

Nickelpeed said...

He needs to use the idol. But, they want to flush it out anyway. I think they are getting rid of Aubry

Petals said...

LOL - off-topic grocery story: I ordered some broccoli/pasta cheesy frozen dinner thing. They "substituted" it for a Mickey Mouse-shaped mac & cheese with corn. She asked, is that ok? I tried to be nice, but ultimately admitted that NO, no way. She took it back and credited my card.
But usually, they get it right (I use Walmart Grocery) I haven't been inside a grocery store in months. Whew

SueGee said...

Tai has two idols and I'm not sure how many know that

Joe in NY said...

This is HYSTERICAL!

Petals said...

YES!!!

Petals said...

Yes, Joe - it's hysterical!

Nickelpeed said...

LOLOLOLOLOLOL

tbc said...

Wow!!

Nickelpeed said...

This is great!!!

Petals said...

oh no!
I HATE this nonsense.

Tribal outta control. It's like the airlines lately - WTF ?!?!?!

Joe in NY said...

Cirie just blew up her own game. And now Tai knows he has to play his idol

Petals said...

Did Tai bring his idols?

Joe in NY said...

I don't know why Michaela is blaming Tai for the drama

Nickelpeed said...

They are trying to flush it out anyway. What did Tai do wrong?

Petals said...

Grrr.. I truly despise Sarah.

Nickelpeed said...

He better use it.

Joe in NY said...

why the hell would Tai NOT use the idol?

tbc said...

I love these tribals

Nickelpeed said...

I do not like Sarah either, Petals

Nickelpeed said...

Nooooooooooo! Why?

Joe in NY said...

Why the HELL didn't they take out Cirie?

Petals said...

Oh no!! Bye Michaela, sorry.

Nickelpeed said...

Thank you for hosting us, Jackie. It's greatly appreciated. Will see everyone next week for the finale. But, I won't be here tomorrow night for TAR.

SueGee said...

Cirie is going to always be there for the picking - never won anything, specially immunity

Joe in NY said...

I know Michaela was never popular, but JEEPERS, if you are Sarah how can you trust Cirie after the whole advantage drama. Taking out Michaela is just gratuitous IMHO. She's an ally of Cirie, but why take out #2 when you could take out #1`.

Becky said...

Never before have they had their little conferences at Tribal. Not sorry to see Tai go. Wish it was Sarah. But Tai will do.

SueGee said...

TAR is a double show and on an hour early tomorrow night

Nickelpeed said...

They probably didn't take her out because they now perceive her as an advantage to take to the end, hoping nobody will vote for her. They flushed out these advantages.

Petals said...

Yes, thank you Ms J. I hope your leg heals swiftly.

Love seeing everyone. XOXOXO

Nickelpeed said...

Darn; and I'm going to miss TAR. Will have to make sure I DVR both hours.

SueGee said...

Night everyone!!

Joe in NY said...

I also don't understand Tai sitting on the idol there. She stole HIS vote. He knew at that point that Cirie was targeting him. And he can't know that Sarah wasn't also going to target him. That's awfully trusting. Especially when he had an idol to burn.

David said...

Nooooooo, should have been Cirie. I am out of the pool also Jackie =/

Thanks Jackie. =)

Everyone have a great week.

Petals said...

Finale? Already??? Nooooooooooo

Jackie said...

Thank you all for coming!

Nickelpeed said...

Yep, and, then the following week it's TAR's.

tbc said...

I wish that was a 2 hour show... that was the fastest hour ever!

Have a great week everyone.

Thank you, Jackie!! As always, it was a fun night.

Finale!! Nooo

Becky said...

Jackie, thank you for hosting. Will be here next week. I have missed so much of Amazing Race that I have no interest in it this year. Night, Vincent, tell your mom to give you some goodies.

Nickelpeed said...

Hope you feel better soon, Jackie. Night Vincent...(((scratch, scratch)))