Wednesday, May 03, 2017

Survivor: Game Changes - May 3 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
Sierra Thomas - Becky, monty924
Tai Trang - Cheryl in NC, Sharon C
Troyzan Robertson - Donna in Alabama, Lifeguard Laurie
Zeke Smith - Janice from GA, Paula Bell

JURY
Hali Ford
Ozzy Lust
Debbie Wanner

 Survivor fans ready?

The blindside of Debbie hit Brad. It's a subdued group back at camp after the Tribal Council. Cirie knows they can't get complacent.  

Straight to the Reward Challenge. Two teams of five, one person race to a chair, team will lift chair, person will retrieve numbered blocks, 30 bats in all, solve puzzle. A helicopter ride to a luxury resort with a feast, overnight in a real bed. It's a schoolyard pick. It's a very tough puzzle. It's taking forever.

Reinventing how the game is played is the answer. Zeke, Aubry, Andrea, Brad Sarah win.

Uh-oh. Zeke and Brad are bonding. That raises Anrea's eyebrows. She and Zeke just worked things out before on the Debbie vote. Aubry is leery now of Zeke. too. Heck, even Cirie seems to be on the Oust Zeke Train.

In order to tell Cirie why and how she wants to keep Zeke right now, she tells her of the advantage she has. She thinks Zeke could be useful now and eliminated easily with her advantage to steal a vote later. 

Zeke notices the mood at camp seems to have changed. Sarah tells us it's Zeke she trusts, not the girls. Zeke tells her that he wants to make a final five deal with her, Brad and Troyzan. He tells Troyzan and Brad. Oh my. The plot thickens.

It's time for the Immunity Challenge. Stack blocks on a beam while avoiding a trip obstacle, the blocks to eventually fall like dominoes. Brad is the first one to hit the obstacle and have to start over.

Andrea wins Immunity! 

She wants to go after Zeke. She thinks her plan is brilliant because he won't see it coming. She goes to Cirie. Cirie tells her she doesn't know if Sarah would go for it. They go to Sierra.  

Time for them to talk to Sarah. Sarah isn't too pleased with it -- she needs Zeke for a few more votes, but doesn't want to push the issue and put the target on herself.Michaela isn't too keen on the plan. She talks to Sarah. Hmm.

It's to Tribal Council. Sarah tells Jeff she owned up to flipping last week. Tai is worried because he feels like he's on the bottom. He thinks he might be going home tonight. 

The tally --
Tai, Sierra, Tai, Sierra, Tai, Zeke, Zeke, Zeke, Zeke, Zeke

Tai is stunned. Michaela cries. Yet another blindside for the season.

126 comments:

monty924 said...

Hi Jackie and all who arrive. I've got chips, quacamole and salsa (red and verde). Petals is bringing a treat with the alcohol. :)))


~~~~SPLASH~~~~

Joe in NY said...

Hi folks

monty924 said...

Hey Joe

monty924 said...

I wonder what we will see at tonight's tribal??

SueGee said...

~~~SPLASH~~~ Howdy Jackie & Vincent

Howdy to Monty & Joe and all that enter while I'm typing!! I brought some fried chicken from a special little place I know.

SueGee from the LeftCoast

Nickelpeed said...

YES!!! I'm able to see all of the rest of the season!!! So excited!!

Thank you Jackie for hosting us! Greatly appreciated. Hi to sweet Vincent.

Hi Monty, Joe, and all who follow.

monty924 said...

Hi SueGee and Penny

Petals said...

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

Hello everyone! JOE!! Hi Honey!

I have frozen margarita shots! Help yourselves. (yes, also a case of chilled STELLAAAA)

Hope everyone is having a great week so far XOXO

Becky said...

Hey, Jackie, Monty, Joe and others. I am hobbling around and hope I last through the show. I hurt my knee somehow and can barely walk. I have a doctor appointment tomorrow.

I, for one, will not miss Debbie.

Nickelpeed said...

I am sooooooo glad they voted Debbie off. Hopefully, those who did this, stay together. But, this is survivor, I'm sure people will flip.

Becky said...

Hey, Penny.

monty924 said...

Sipping on a Stella until Petals gets here with the margarita shots

Nickelpeed said...

I am so sorry to hear that, Becky. I hope it stops hurting soon.

monty924 said...

Hi Becky

Nickelpeed said...

Margarita shots! YUM!

Petals said...

MMMMM Fried Chicken, thanks SueG! (I am almost to Season 4 on ER. I ♥ it!)

*scritcha* to Vincent; dropping some $$ in the kitty to Ms J for the catnip

Becky said...

Pass me a Stella, buddy. I love those things. I hope this group sticks together too.Get rid of the wart-hog.

Nickelpeed said...

Is Ponderosa up with Debbie. She's probably still totally clueless. Poor Hali and Ozzy. They're probably glad to see her, but yet not. LOL

monty924 said...

Hey Petals... slide me one of those Margarita slush shots. They looked delish on the link you sent.

Petals said...

These margarita shots are amazing - here is the recipe link:https://www.facebook.com/delish/videos/10155366778817437/

Nickelpeed said...

I do not want Brad, Sierra, or Tia to win.

tbc said...

Hi everyone!!

Bearing wine with cheese and crackers (gluten freeoines, too)

SueGee said...

Debbie was really herself at Ponderosa. Proud that she made it further than last time

Petals said...

Monty, here you go! They are chilled and salted!

Nickelpeed said...

Darn. Who to vote for?

Nickelpeed said...

I'd like to see Michala do well, but I do not like Troyzan or Sierra, or Tai.

monty924 said...

Love the lift chair

monty924 said...

Hey tbc! Thanks, Petals. Yum, yum, yum

Nickelpeed said...

Michala and Ceiri are on the wrong team. I don't like Culpepper, but I like the others.

SueGee said...

Sorry to hear about your knee Becky. Maybe they can give you a shot. The shots have really helped me so far.

Petals said...

I listen to E-radio on Sirius, and Debbie was her same, crazy self. She is just a character.

Nickelpeed said...

Come on, drop Sierra. LOL.

SueGee said...

Petals - all Beatles channel on Sirius starting 5/18

Nickelpeed said...

So, Debbie is still arrogant, even after losing. LOL. That's Debbie.

Petals said...

Debbie said that she & Culpepper's wife are pals.

Nickelpeed said...

Come on Zeke, Andrea and Culpepper!!!

monty924 said...

That's awesome, SueGee. I just got Sirius yesterday. Will definitley have that one bookmarked.

tbc said...

Oh, I'm sorry about your knee, Becky!!

SueGee said...

Isn't Debbie a cop? (or was it just call me Superwoman?)

Nickelpeed said...

He's giving you a clue. Go for it!!!

Petals said...

lol - yes Penny.

They owe this challenge to Andrea!

Becky said...

Darn, I wanted the other team to win.

monty924 said...

Aww, I feel bad for Michaela. She isn't winning anything. Heck she hardly ever gets to play.

Petals said...

I agree Monty, and she is so awesome

Joe in NY said...

Culpepper is playing much better than his first time. Frankly, I'm not really sure why he even got invited back. But he has reinvented himself. Something Debbie needed to do. LOL

Nickelpeed said...

No, I don't think Debbie is a cop. She's always talking about the Civil Air Patrol.

Sarah is the cop, I think.

Joe in NY said...

I don't really care who wins at this point. I would have hated a Debbie win - not that it ever was going to happen - but the rest of them all have something to recommend them.

tbc said...

Michaela with the popcorn in last weeks tribal was classic!!!

Becky said...

Mostly because of Mickala (sp??) and Momma Mouth (can't think of her name).

Nickelpeed said...

I agree Monty. I feel for Michaela. She deserves better than she's gotten. I hope Culpepper doesn't convince the others to switch. I know the others will try to get each other to switch, though.

Joe in NY said...

Sarah is the cop.

Debbie is the female Philip - Super Secret Agent. She claims to be a chemist, Civil air patrol, former model...and just about everything else at one point or another.

Petals said...

Yes Joe. Jeff Probst said (on E) that the name of the season really has NOTHING AT ALL to do with the actual season. The give it a name AFTER all the players are chosen. LOL

Makes sense, since 90% of these people were NOT "game changers". Gamers? Sure, but not changers.

SueGee said...

I have to think Brad is on the short list for elimination

Petals said...

LOL remember SAM drinking game? bwhahhaa

Joe in NY said...

Makayla's problems are really of her own making. She does not have a filter.

Nickelpeed said...

Come on Zeke, don't be a jerk, stay with your alliance. Don't go with Culpepper, Sierra and Tai.

Becky said...

Shouldn't have voted Ozzy out, gang! Go hungry.

Joe in NY said...

Petals! It's not even just that Culpepper isn't a "game changer". To me, he was never even that memorable a player. He left early. Other than the ultra competitive relationship with his wife, I don't remember him doing much of anything in the game the first time.

Nickelpeed said...

Don't talk about what you had. Dang.

Nickelpeed said...

Dang it, take out Brad or Sierra! You'll be sorry if you do not!

SueGee said...

93 degrees here today and pollen up your nose!! A-Chew

Becky said...

Get rid of Zeke. What is Momma Mouth's name.

monty924 said...

Cheers to SAM :)))

Petals said...

True Joe. She is young and acts-out. She'd be an amazing Survivor contender.

Joe in NY said...

Why would you throw Zeke's name out there BEFORE you have the challenge? You risk pissing people off when Zeke could even win Immunity and then wouldn't even be eligible.

Petals said...

*cheers to SAM*

Joe in NY said...

Too much information from the cop....

She should know that the swing vote in the middle often gets ousted. And by telling Cirie about her advantage, she makes herself a target.

Becky said...

Cheri! I like her. I also like Sara.

SueGee said...

I'll drink to SAM!

Petals said...

Joe I agree! None of them were game changers, at all!
Now with this season and all the tribal craziness? I think Jeff Varner BECAME a game-changer, with his Zeke outing!
Heck, I dunno

Petals said...

LOL, if SAM (Philip, right?) only knew that we still remember is SAMYy, loony ways..

Becky said...

Boy, I am messing up all the name spellings. Must be the pain has reached my brain! Hey, that's the quickest excuse that I came up with.

Nickelpeed said...

I like Cieri, too. She's one of my favorites. But I think she's wrong about who to vote out tonight.

Petals said...

Bwhaha Becky!

monty924 said...

Yes, Phillip (SAM)... he's a Survivor legend now!! :)))

Nickelpeed said...

I love Flying Foxes.

Nickelpeed said...

Why do you do that Sarah. Get rid of Brad, Sierra, Troyzan and Tai. It's bad. The girls are right about him, I guess. Maybe they should vote him out.

Nickelpeed said...

Andrea and Aubry need to work hard to get this. Or find an idol.

Nickelpeed said...

Cool challenge.

Petals said...

The challenge people on the past coupla seasons as AH-MAZING! I mean inventive, mental, physical, needing dexterity, forethought, strength, etc...(I ran outta words)

*cheers* to the challenge inventors

monty924 said...

Way to go Andrea

Nickelpeed said...

YES!

Nickelpeed said...

I hope they decide to vote out Culpepper or, I guess, Zeke.

tbc said...

This was an elevated BB competition!! Loved it

Nickelpeed said...

I think Sarah's being foolish wanting to keep some of the guys around.

Dang, I wish there were better spoilers out there. LOL. I love spoilers.

monty924 said...

I wonder who it will actually be tonight? Zeke could be in trouble but Sarah would risk her own game to help him... I think

Petals said...

I'm kinda glad Andrea won, she deserves it

SueGee said...

After Russell got in trouble and banned from Survivor for leaks - it has been pretty quiet

Becky said...

I have loved the challenges this year. Much harder. I am happy Andrea won II. She is not one of my favorites, but she is a player.

monty924 said...

My girl, the traitor, lol

Judi Sweeney said...

Hey Everyone!!!! Wow... it's getting crazy! Your right SueGee... it is in the 90's here!

monty924 said...

Michaela makes more sense than Andrea. Power goes to her head to easily.

Nickelpeed said...

I still think they should get rid of Brad, Troyzan or Tai.

There she goes, opening her mouth again. Dang.

Nickelpeed said...

No, no, no, vote out Brad.

Terry is a Texan! said...

My girl Cirie is still in and playing it smart

Joe in NY said...

Andrea really should back off here. They flipped on Culpepper and Troyzan because they thought they were cocky and running things. She's being a bit of tyrant herself.

Petals said...

Monty - who can tell anymore, right? The way the latest Tribals have been going,
Kim Kardashian

Nickelpeed said...

Dang, guys, he's playing it well. You need to get one of them out. Save Zeke until later.

Nickelpeed said...

Yeah, Joe, but they have targeted her quite often. But, I do agree with Michaela, they need to target one of the four. However, I disagree with who. They're trying to get the women, they need to target Brad. He really is the Kingpin.

Nickelpeed said...

Gosh, I hope they do not target Michaela. Shoot.

Nickelpeed said...

But, Andrea, they are human chess pieces in a game.

Nickelpeed said...

I bet the votes are all over the place.

monty924 said...

I have no idea

tbc said...

I like Tai...

monty924 said...

Dang... they went against there own numbers. DUH

Nickelpeed said...

Oh wow. I still think they should have voted one of the other 4.

monty924 said...

What Deb said there...

Nickelpeed said...

Yeah, Monty. They will lose this to one of the other 4

tbc said...

Aww Michaela

SueGee said...

I don't like that vote at all

Joe in NY said...

Frankly, I didn't think Zeke played that good a game. He was too far out front and took a lot of shots that missed. That said, Makayla had this all plotted out in the grid: if you turn 6-4 to 5-4, you're only one flip away. And someone feels like they are at the bottom of the 5.

I'd bet our lovely lady cop flips the script on them again. She's got the vote advantage and has a working relationship with Brad and Troyzan.

Nickelpeed said...

Thank you, Jackie for hosting us. So greatly appreciated. Will see most of you tomorrow night for TAR. The others, I will see you next week!

SueGee said...

See those that remember tomorrow night!!

Joe in NY said...

I'm almost willing to bet that Andrea goes next...

monty924 said...

Duh, I really do know the difference between there and their and to and too, LOL. Sometimes I type fast than my brain works.

Becky said...

Not sad to see him go! Jackie, thank you so much for hosting. Vincent, if you murder anyone else, please don't leave the body for your mom to find.

By the way, I almost wet my pants laughing over your brother's post about drawing little white lines around the body. Very clever.

Hope I can make it to AR tomorrow. Night all. Thanks for the good thoughts.

Nickelpeed said...

Yep, Joe, you are right. She will flip and stay with Brad, Sierra, Troyzan, and Tai. They will have the advantage. The others, unless they win saftey, will vote them off.

Wow, it looks like the four turned on Tai. So much for loyalty.

monty924 said...

Thanks, Jackie and will see everyone tomorrow night if I get home in time. I miss more weeks than not, but my team is still hanging in there. Everyone have a great rest of the week and weekend.

Jackie said...

Thank you all for coming! Remember, The Amazing Race is tomorrow night!

Nickelpeed said...

Jackie, someone posted one of the comic strips of a cat jumping up on to the table of his owner and girlfriend having dinner. The cat drops a rat on to her dish. She scatters and he goes after her. The mouse gets up, slaps a hi-five, and they eat the food. It was funny.

Petals said...

Thank you, Ms Jax!! Love seeing everyone!

Don't forget to donate to Jackie via Paypal on the blog home screen. Helps cover the cost of chlorine, the floaties, catnip for Vincenzo, and other sundries.


XOXO

ciao

Becky said...

Stayed and read the posts after my last one. I can understand turning on Tai. I liked him, but he would throw his chicken under the buss to save his behind. I wouldn't trust him.

Becky said...

Jackie, send me your email address again so I can help restock your cat nip fund.

Judi Sweeney said...

Wow! Biggie! Thanks Jackie... see everyone tomorrow!

Petals said...

P.S.
Is it just me or does it irritate everyone when someone says "ALterior motive"?
Grrrrr...Have they never seen the written word?

David said...

Michaela also voted to send Zeke home. I don't get why she was crying unless she was playing it up, possibly to the jury. 5 votes for Zeke, 5 for others. So the 6 did not all vote Zeke out which can be used as deniability unless someone runs their mouth, as usually happens.

Hope to make it for TAR tonight. Hope to see everyone there.