Previously On... Survivor: After Jon blindsided Natalie's ally Jeremy and revealed he found another Immunity Idol, Natalie and Baylor wanted him out. But after Jon won Immunity, the majority alliance decided to take out Keith. But Natalie had a different plan. And at Tribal Council, Natalie secretly switched her vote to ruin Jon's plan. Six are left. Who will be voted out tonight?
Just the way Tribal went, I knew I had to pretend to mess up and accidentally vote out Alec instead of Keith, and act my ass off to convince them that it was a mistake. It was a risk that I was willing to take, because I just didn't want Jon to have more power and control in this game right now than he needs. I mean, I think I sold it to them properly, but it's going to be scary. But Jon is on my hit list. He's been on my hit list since he sent Jeremy home. So it's been a long time coming, and I need to make some moves soon.
Tribal was a little bit of a debacle. I guess we didn't talk enough going into it, and Natalie didn't fully understand who she was voting for. It's unfortunate that it happened here because Keith really is a threat in Immunity Challenges. I mean, that's a big, big deal. Like that potentially could screw up a lot of plans.
Been seem like I just keep squeaking by, squeaking by, squeaking by. Maybe I have somebody now. Can you believe that? 30 Days into this baby and I got Nat. Good grief. What could happen after that? Who knows?
Keith is still kinda unpredictable but I told Keith he was basically here because of me. I told him that me and Baylor, at the end of the day have his back. Hopefully, that will resonate with him and he will be a perfect person to use in a plan against Jon.
Trading places with Baylor was a pretty easy decision for me. It just opened up a window for me to do a good deed for one of my alliance members just to solidify our alliance a little bit more. And heck, it may have even strengthen my case in the jury.
My mom, Keith and Jon won the Reward and before I knew it, Jon was like "I'm switching with Baylor." And I was like "What?!" That was super nice of him to do that. But getting Jon out is me and Natalie's, pretty much, number one priority.
I've never had a spa day or spa food. Turned out it's not too bad. I ate about as much as I could and then I went on to the shower. Knock the funk off of me that in 30-something days I hadn't bathe. Then it was off to the massage.
I've never had a massage before. I mean, don't tell nobody about all that, you know. I don't want the guys at the fire station knowing I'm going to a masseuse and getting all this other extracurricular stuff. But man, I've been rejuvenated and I got 4 or 5, 6 days left. I can take this on out. No problem now.
Keith is freakishly good at these challenges. So if Keith keeps winning Immunity, then I think that everybody will get even more mad at Natalie for screwing up that vote. Then we'll have to break up the 5 sooner than we thought.
I volunteered to go to Exile but at this point in the game, when you're body is already so drained and it's so close to the end, you can almost taste it but you're not there yet. It's been, you know, really depressing being out here. It's been really a roller coaster of emotions for me because, this is the longest I've gone without seeing or talking to my sister. I've lived with Nadiya for 28 years. We've never done anything alone and I never let anybody see how much I miss her. I never cry in front of anybody (sniffles) and I kinda always just pretend like I'm fine but (cries) Nadiya has been gone for like 30 Days now and I've been kinda doing this without her. But I'm just trying to make it into something where I can use it as motivation instead of just bringing me down. It's time to, you know, buck up and make every decision moving forward count. I have one shot to prove to myself that, you know, I left everything on the table and make this last 4 Days fully worth it.
Keith is an incredible threat on all Immunity Challenges. So Natalie winning today, does kind of make up for her messing up the last vote. So the plan is to do what we tried to do last Tribal and get Keith out.
The fact that Missy had to sit out today, I'm sure was excruciating for her and probably just as bad as the pain that she was actually feeling. How the Challenge ended up today was very frustrating. But God's got a plan and I got to accept it. However things fall, it's going to be best for me.
Jon and Jaclyn think we're all voting off Keith and Keith is going home. But my plan is to basically get out Jon. But Jon has an Idol so I know it's not going to be easy. My ultimate plan is to split the votes and blindside Jon tonight.
Keith was supposed to go home last time so it's like "OK, let's just get it over with!" But I feel like your mind just causes all this paranoia. "Could I go home tonight? Could Jon go home tonight?" You never know 100%. But at least Jon still has his Idol. Jon is super big on visualizing the win and its always worked out for him so hopefully it does this time too.
I need my mom to get on board with voting Jon out but my mom treats Jon like her son that she never had. So I'm worried about whether or not she'll write his name down. It just really depends on my mom.
In my mom's life, three marriages, three divorces, she is putting the men first before herself. That's her downside, I think. And that's what I feel like is happening in this game right now with Jon. It's totally like "Mom, hey! I'm your firstborn! Like, you don't even know this guy!" Let's play the game together. I just hope that she's going to see it before it's too late.
When my child says to me "Mom, you know, our goal was to go to the end together." I mean, I have to start to listen. And you know, has it crossed my mind that this Jon-Jaclyn show may need to come to an end? Absolutely. But it's important for me to feel like I've played this game truthfully. I wasn't some sly dog that came in, shook people's hands and lied in their faces. I haven't. I've pride myself on that and that's why tonight, this is the first time, I'm having a tough time with it.
Challenge:Austin's Elemental Obstacle Course
The tribe will be divided into two teams. The players from each team will be attached to each other with ropes attached to belts around their waists. They will begin by racing through a tunnel of hay. They will then make their way over and under a series of hitching posts. The next step is to grab a bucket, fill it with water and make their way over a giant teeter-totter. They will then pour the water from their bucket into a larger bucket. When the larger bucket is full, it will lower a gate. The team will then race through the gate to solve a plank puzzle. The first team to get it right will win reward. Reward: Trip to a Spa with lunch. Winner:
Blue Team (Jon Mischgave up his reward toBaylor Wilson) (exiledNatalie Anderson)
The castaways will each hold onto two handles with their hands, while their feet are balancing on a teeter-totter. Attached to the teeter-totter is a vase. The longer the challenge goes, the more difficult it will be to balance the vase. When their vase drops, they are out of the challenge. The last person left standing wins Immunity. Winner:Natalie Anderson
Immunity Challenge: Vase Off
Tribal Council 12: Huyopa
Jaclyn (2 votes)
Jon (2 votes)
Keith (2 votes)
TIE: Jaclyn, Jon, Keith (2 votes each)
Revote (Jaclyn, Jon, and Keith ineligible to vote)
Jon (2 votes)
Jaclyn (1 vote)
Keith (0 votes)
VOTED OFF: Jon Misch
Voting confessionals were not shown on this episode. Natalie's confessional was shown on the next episode.
(voting for Jon) This is payback for Jeremy. Hope you like it.
Voting confessionals were not shown on this episode.
I thought I was doing a really good job. Putting my trust in the right people but it ended biting me in the butt. Missy and Natalie really did a good job getting my trust. Honestly, didn't feel this one coming. I definitely regret not playing my Idol. Jaclyn, I hope that you make it to the Final 3. Kick butt. I know you can do it, babe. You know you got my vote.
This episode was the first time a 2-2-2 split vote occurred after the merge.
Missy Payne became the second castaway to outright forfeit an individual challenge without reaping some sort of a reward, following Phillip Sheppard in "Zipping Over the Cuckoo's Nest". Previous forfeitures had castaways being given an opportunity to compete at the challenge or just eat at a banquet nearby.
Each pair of loved ones this episode each voted against a different castaway, while the only remaining players without their loved ones in the game voted against the same castaway also.
With Jon's elimination, Missy and Baylor have become the last pair of loved ones left standing.