Previously On... Survivor: Since Day 1, Blood vs. Water has been a tale of two tribes heading in opposite directions. Coyopa couldn't win a challenge and they weren't getting along. Hunahpu was unbeaten and living like kings. But even they couldn't live in peace. And Drew decided to throw the Immunity Challenge. But at Tribal Council his plan backfired as the majority came together to blindside Drew leaving his lone ally, Jon, in shock. Fourteen are left. Who will be voted out tonight?
Tribal was freaking insane! I was definitely one of the odd ones out. Drew was definitely a friend of mine but he stepped in a lot of people's toes in the past few days so I am very nervous and I got a lot of damage control to do.
Jon is on his apology tour because he knows he'll be gone next. He comes to me but I didn't have to do anything. I just swooped him up. You know what I mean? This is beautiful. (laughs) I'm right in the middle of where I want to be. This is perfect. I'm in a beautiful spot right now.
Someone coined coming back into the Arena with one less person "The Walk of Shame." And since we won Immunity, it's going to be nice to have the other team do it except if it's your Loved One who is not there.
There's another showdown in the Arena and I will absolutely be excited to face off against Drew. He's socked me in the mouth a couple of times already but I'm still standing and if I can sock him and knock him down, I'm gonna.
When I first realized that Jaclyn and I were going to be on the same tribe, it was an extremely happy moment right when I needed it. When I was at Hunahpu, I was on the wrong side of the numbers so tribe swap came at the right time. It's a whole game changer.
You come to a new tribe, a new camp and sucks, kinda, 'cause the food situation on this camp is horrible. I don't know what they were thinking, thinking that they got (makes small circle with hands) this much rice left and they got another 20-something days. We probably have more than half a bag and they got a handful of rice left. So it had to been why they were winning.
This morning, I wasn't on anyone's radar and I could do whatever I wanted. And what happens? My worst nightmare, a tribe swap. We get Wes, and Alec, and Josh together on our tribe. So all they have to do is Josh work his magic on Reed and Reed can jump ship and my game is history. They're gonna go right after me. I guarantee that.
I'm so excited about the switch and I was excited to actually get to play with Reed. I've been wondering what's been going on with him. My relationship with Reed definitely gave me the strength to come out to my family and to my friends. I grew up a very conservative Christian. My dad was a pastor and so not everyone agrees with how I'm leaving my life. We've been together two years now and because it's such a big commitment, we decided we're remaining abstinent 'till marriage and it's that level of commitment that's gonna take us all the way to the end.
My first steps on to the new Coyopa camp, it's good. (laughs) I'm feeling good about it. They got a bunch of rice. And I was just like "Yes!" Like "We get to eat!" You know. I couldn't be happier but even more importantly, I'm on the same tribe with Jaclyn.
Being here with Jaclyn right now, is a huge weight off my shoulders. She knows everything that's going on in my life. Especially, you know, my dad right now is dying of brain cancer. Jaclyn's been there for me every step of the way and I'm so excited that I can actually share some of this experience with her and even more excited that it seems like, you know, we can help each other.
We've been together for 3 years and we definitely do know how to work together as a team. We've just been through so much and it's good that we have that past so we know ho to work together in this kind of situation.
Jaclyn and Jon are in love. You know, it's kind of like I was watching a honeymoon. I'm totally jealous. I'm sitting here, single, 20, hanging out with my mom. Mom and I are both single. My mom has made her share mistakes. She's been married 3 times and divorced 3 times. My time will come, my mom's next time will come. (laughs)
Brand new tribe. It is a little bit weird being odd man out which I don't know. I mean, it's a mom and a daughter, it's a daddy and a daughter and it's a guy and a girlfriend. I'm kind in a rock and a hard place. I might be by myself but you know, I gotta a little Idol. Matter of fact, it's in my boot. If all else fails, I got the backup plan... that's always an ace in the hole.
I feel pretty good about the new tribe, to be honest. I feel like we have the more athletic of the two tribes. So maybe my tribe won't suck like the last one. It's only Day 11 and I'm like (flexes both biceps)"I'm fine! I feel good!" I think I proved that I'm not in my brother's shadow anymore. I outlasted him in the game. So for the first time in my life I can say "I beat Drew."
I can only assume that Reed jumped ship with Josh, Wes and Alec. So like I'm hoping I can just say to Alec "Just roll with us." Alec, he's by himself. He's a single. But couples are not going to break their bond. He's going to be out if he sticks with Josh and Reed.
I'm a firefighter, we have this thing called surround and drown. Surround and drown is if you're fighting fire in a building and it gets out of control and you can't even go inside anymore, everybody stay outside with their hoses, surround it and drown it. That's what we need to do. We need to just drown him with the water of the singles, you know.
I'm definitely going to play Alec's ego. Like, he's just like his brother. He's just like his brother. Its like a little Drew. But I'm still working on him. Told you, its a surround and drown. It's not over.
There's a ton of rice at this camp and Dale is like on monitor duty about how much they have. That's not how we did it over there. We made so much more than this. My daughter told me that Dale has tried to vote her out, pretty much the entire time. It's hard when you hear that someone's not being nice to your kid. I'm just telling you, I mean blood is blood. So in this experience, the only thing I want to protect my kid from is that guy picking on her.
Our tribe has been doing real good about rice. We still got two thirds of our jug left. The Missy comes in and starts dishing out double helpings. I was biting my lip hard enough to draw blood because it took every bit of self control to walk over and slap those rice dishes out of their hands. Say "Guys, this is our camp, this is my rice. Stay the hell away from it!"
I'm almost waiting for Missy and my dad to get in a battle over the rice. I like see it. I see it forming. Missy plays that sweet mom role but she can be a bit of a diva and my dad is a small town, hard working farm man and he doesn't deal with that kind of stuff. I'm really happy to be playing with my dad but he's really set in his ways and says what's on his mind so there are certain things that he does that I think can bother people a little bit. In the long run, getting in a fight with someone over an extra scoop of rice, like it can get you voted out next time. I'm gonna play peacemaker, I have to. Otherwise, my dad is going to put a big old bullseye on his back, which puts a bullseye on my back.
On our tribe we were eating once a day. We could've gone 39 Days easily the way we were going. Here, we have 3 Days of food left and then what? I'm shocked, to be honest, that people were not smarter. There were some very foolhardy players on this side. It's really, really frustrating. I don't know what we're going to do.
I feel like the last time we tried to barter with Jeff it kinda made us look a little foolish because this is not Survivor Market. But if that's what it takes, that's what we're going to settle for because we need food to be competitive.
Jeff said that he would come to our camp to discuss some sort of a trade. We need to negotiate something in order to get more rice. But that's really going to be heavy. That's going to hit hard. I'm not really sure what's going to happen so I'm scared.
Bad we lost the challenge. Seems like these 3 couples would be gunning to get me. That's just a free vote. They wouldn't lose none of their Loved Ones. Keith would be gone. Everything would be good. But um, the 3 couples, one don't like the other one, you know. That could be real good for me. I mean, we'll see tonight at Tribal.
We got 3 couples and Keith so if you could get another couple on your side, you control our tribe. It's as simple as that. It's 4 against 3. The way Missy and Baylor both have been around camp, are one of the key things driving my vote. Missy is very pushy around camp and Baylor's proven in the past she'll tell somebody to vote one way and then she changes her vote at the last minute and that makes you nervous as hell at this stage in the game. So we absolutely have to work with Jon and Jaclyn because they're swing votes. Not it's scramble city.
At this point in time, my dad and I are definitely working on Jaclyn and Jon trying to just make sure that they're on our side. If the whole point is to choose a pair, not the name of the game, then I'm choosing Jon and Jaclyn. Missy and Baylor are out.
We have so many couples here, it really is all about finding your couple that you match up with. The most important thing is to be able to read the situation and be able to say "Is this the best thing for me now?" So um, I'm leaving room for making adjustments.
What makes me nervous about working with Missy and Baylor right now, just because of Baylor's past, the basic idea that Baylor flipped on me once and she could do it again. But Dale's sneaky and I'm sure her daughter is the same way. Missy and Baylor want us, and Kelley and Dale want us. And we both keep telling them "Yeah, we're in." If we're planning on teaming up with Dale and Kelley, Jon and I are voting Baylor. If we're teaming up with Baylor and Missy, then we're splitting the vote in case there's an Immunity Idol and one of them plays it. This is a big decision tonight. It will determine what couples we may or may not be playing with later so knocking out one of them is a big move. You're going to have to vote out somebody's Loved One and somebody's not going to be happy.
Each tribe will race to dig up a bag buried in the sand, which contains two keys. They will then crawl through the mud and use one of the keys to open a gate. The next step is to shake a basket to release sandbags. Once a tribe has collected all their sandbags, then two tribe members will attempt to land those sandbags on wobbly platforms. The first tribe to land ten sandbags wins immunity. Winner:Hunahpu
Voting confessionals were not shown on this episode.
I almost wish I didn't play with my dad. I think he was more of a hindrance, um, than help for me. I would trade anything to be back with my old tribe and still in the game and for him to, to not play with him at all, um, especially coming into Coyopa. People are not a huge fan of him in the Coyopa tribe so, you know, it just did not go in my favor because of that.