At the end of the day, I realized that Tony has been a jerk to pretty much everyone at some point in the game. Maybe I rather go to the end with Tony who has burned so many bridges and just been so obnoxious that nobody wants him to win.
I'm playing against Tony, who has played all these people like a fiddle, and three foolish players who don't think for themselves and I'm almost definitely next to go. But if I have any hope in the game is the fact that I'm playing with people who understand it so little.
I did consider blindsiding Tony but it's a move that I decided not to make because, honestly, I feel like sitting next to Tony at the end of the game. Top 3 would be a lovely thing since we started this game together. So I need him to see me as someone that wouldn't backstab him, someone who would be loyal to him to the end. So I decided to fill him in on what went down at the reward.
Woo has been with me since the beginning. He's proven his trust and his loyalty to me throughout. The kid is genuine and it just tears me apart that I'm gonna have to eventually blindside him. You don't want to take someone like Woo to the end because he might have a shot at getting a few votes. He might get a lot of votes and that's not good for business. I'm just thinking about my family. My wife told me "Tony, when you go out there, don't do anything stupid. Try to win the game." Taking Woo to the end is stupid. I'm going to listen to my wife on this one.
I'm actually glad Tony picked Trish for the reward 'cause it just solidifies that those two are locked together. Tony's the alpha male out here and she's the female. They're like a couple of baboons. I'm surprised she's not picking ticks off of him right now. They are attached at the hip and everyone can see it and in my view no one in this game should have that much power.
The pizza reward is kind of like a metaphor for what's going on in the game. Tony's winning, his taking along Trish, his right hand person, and no one seems to be bothered by that. Everyone seems to be handing Tony this game, much like the pizza, on a silver platter.
Both the Idols I have now, even the Idol with the special powers, have to be used when it's down to five Survivors left. My intentions are to lie to them and act like the special power Idol, I'm allowed to use it when there's four Survivors left. If they do believe my bluff, I'm guaranteed Final 3.
The game right now is in my hands. I have the power right now. I'm in the drivers seat and I want to stay strong with Trish and Kass because those are the two less likely people to win more votes over me. I know I have Trish but Kass and I, we have to solidify some kind of plan.
Tony decided to confront me and say "I heard that you were conspiring against me and I just want you to know that Woo told me all that and I'm OK with it but you shouldn't be doing that." It was stupid of Woo to tell him but it was stupid of Tony to tell me. Tony pledged on his wife and his baby that he was still going to take me to the end so I've been forgiven by the mafia boss. But if I'm going to sit next to Tony in the Final 3, I need to show everyone that Tony is a bully. Just an extremely unlikable person and he won't get any votes from the jury. So Chaos Kass is back!
I told Woo that Tony swore on his baby and his wife that he's taking me to the Final 3, because at this point in the game you want as much paranoia as you can stir up especially among tight tight people. So he just screwed himself because now perhaps Woo doesn't trust him.
That was the last straw that broke the camel's back. It's like "Are you kidding me?!" Strategically, Kass is perfect to bring to the end but she's such an insult to this game! So, as far as I'm concerned we're done.
The typical strategy would be to get rid of Tony but he has at least one Idol that we're aware of. Plus he's such a jerk I think I can beat him in the end. So I think the best option for me at this point is to pull in Woo and Spencer and screw up Tony's game.
I have been a close ally with Tony playing this game with him since Day 1 but its come out that he promised Kass, on his wife and baby girl, that he would take her to the Final 3. Which means that I know for, almost for a fact that Tony was going to blindside me. So my trust in Tony has gone down tremendously.
This morning I overheard Kass saying I was a goat and that maybe they should vote me out. Which really infuriated me because I've been sitting here trying to be nice to Kass this whole time which is really been exhausting for me. But I could tell you this, she'll be sorry she did that.
Going into today my game was basically win Immunity. Now there are some cracks I can work with which appears to be good news but at the same time I'm not stupid. I know that I'm still target number one. So even with everything going on at camp I need Immunity and I'm gonna fight my ass for it.
Winning Immunity didn't just feel good, it was nirvana. I mean, this was a win of epic proportions. My back was against the wall, I had to win and I did. And now that I have Immunity, these four are gonna have to turn on each other and cannibalize each other and I'm just gonna sit back and enjoy the show.
I'm not a passive-aggressive person. If I have a problem with somebody I go right to the source. And Kass, she's an agitator, she loves to get people angry at each other and there's only so much that you can take of somebody like that.
Today I was doing a lot of scrambling, a lot more lying. All because Kass went blabbing her mouth to Woo telling him that I was taking her to the Final 3. The problem is I didn't make any promises to Woo to go to the Final 3 and now he's suspicious of me.
Kass might be a beautiful person on the outside world but as far as Survivor is concerned she is absolutely horrible. Why would she go and tell them I said all this stuff unless she was looking to blindside me? Therefore, she's going home. Period.
Tony's been making all these promises pretty much to everyone so at this point I just don't feel as though I can trust him. The problem is I'm pretty sure that at the end of the game Tony's going to save Trish over me. So I'm thinking maybe it's time to make that big move.
Woo came over and says "I wanna get rid of Trish" which would be awesome. Unfortunately, I'm skeptical because he has before said he was going to do something and then decided not to. So I don't know how serious Woo is about this.
I'm the swing vote at this point. I can either get rid of Trish or I can take out Kass. I haven't made out my mind at this point. I'm still trying to figure out what options gonna be the best for me so I gotta make a huge decision and time's ticking.
I just saw Woo talking to Spencer and Kass and I'm thinking to myself "What the hell just happened?" I thought we were a strong alliance. I gotta just make sure that me and Woo are on the same page. If not, I might have to break my promise and change the plan. I don't wanna do that but we'll see what happens tonight.
Challenge:Mud Run Castaways have to dive into a mud pit and cover their body with as much mud as they can. They then race back and scrape it off into a bucket. They cannot carry mud in their arms or in their hands, only their body. After ten minutes, the buckets are then weighed, and the heaviest bucket wins. Reward: Pizza for the winner delivered to them at camp Winner:Tony Vlachos (shared withTrish Hegarty)
Challenge:Jacob's Ladder The castaways have to move pieces around a maze table to unravel ropes and release a key. Then they have to use the key to open a chest with ladder rungs and use the rungs to build a ladder. Afterwards, they have to build a staircase with planks that fit only in certain spots. After building the staircase, they must climb to the last stage, where they have to solve a sliding puzzle. First person to finish the puzzle, wins. Winner:Spencer Bledsoe
You know, I might be too nice to play this game. Although, from Kass' perspective, maybe I'm mean and hatred, but it's very stressful to feel like you have to backstab. And I'm very fortunate for what I have, and I'm really looking forward to getting back to it. Peanut M&M's, anyone? (laughs) I am so freaking hungry.
After the Reward Challenge, Woo Hwang compared his appearance to the lead character (a caveman) in the 1992 comedy film Encino Man. Kass then compared him to the Terracotta Warriors, a collection of Ancient Chinese sculptures.