Sierra's out there crying and guess what? I really don't care. You wrote my name down. So it's time for you to get over it 'cause only the strong survive, brother. If you can't do this, take your bags, pack 'em and take your ass home now.
On Day 12, the Masaya tribe was disbanded and the remaining castaways learned that they would now be swapping onto either the Escameca or the Nagarote tribe. Each castaway pulled a covered buff from a bowl that Jeff passed around which would reveal where they ended up.
The New Escameca Tribe
The New Nagarote Tribe
I feel like my old tribe are crappy people and had to pretend that I was excited when I saw I was with three of them. But I have three new people and I'm gonna find new alliances. It's a whole different ballgame.
No way this could not be happening right now. I am the only one from my tribe that has gone over to the other tribe. You just spent 11 Days building these alliances and now you're starting over. I am definitely scared to death.
So we got three No Collars, three White Collars, and one Blue Collar-- Kelly. So it's like immediately like, "Okay, we got to get Kelly on our side." But I wanted things to be slow and feel people out because our camp is so laid back. Our No Collar camp, like, we can sit back and watch and our plan just comes to us.
I know this game really well. Not just the historical facts, but strategy. We got three No Collar, three White Collar, and one Blue Collar. I am in one of the power trios, so the simplest route is to stick with White Collar and pull over the Blue Collar.
I am an undercover cop and this is like going into a house to buy drugs from people you totally don't even know. You have to start talking, you have to start building their trust. You don't have time to wait because your life depends on it. But this isn't as bad as I thought. Maybe I will be in a good position right now because now I'm the swing vote.
The new Escameca is basically four Blue Collar, two White Collar, and one No Collar. We got the majority. So the numbers couldn't have worked out better in our favor. But with Dan and Rodney cutting into Sierra last night, it definitely has a little bit cause of concern. These three guys could woo Sierra over. I'm gonna have to make sure she doesn't get too close to somebody and her mind get mixed up and then swayed over to the other side.
Rodney's gone through a lot of struggles, but, uh, his mind's straight just like a bunch of my friends back home. I'm gonna feel them out for the rest of the night. Trying to learn as much as possible about them and work 'em like-like I've been working everybody on my last tribe.
Sierra seems to be kind of the broken puppy. These things are good. As I've always said, "Bring me your poor, your tired, your huddled Survivors." Like, I want the broken people to come with me and be on my tribe.
I see Sierra talking with the three guys, which makes me a little bit nervous because if Joe, Joaquin and Tyler can flip Sierra, then it's me and Dan and Rodney on the outskirts. We need her as a number. 'Cause in this game of Survivor, if you do not have the numbers, you go home.
The chick with the long hair, I don't know her name, but I don't like her. I don't know. I just don't like her. Maybe it's her voice. I haven't even been around her for twelve hours and I know most of her life and I know things that I never wanted to know. She hasn't stopped talking since we got here. It's driving me insane. Like, "Just shut up, man." Like, "Just sit."
I today was stung by a stingray, not once, but twice. So I hobbled in off the beach, I've got blood pouring out of my feet. Fortunately for me, we have a former lifeguard on the tribe. Jenn immediately sprung into action. She took a pot of boiling water that was meant for drinking, pulled it from the fire and said, "Put your feet in there and don't take them out."
So Max sticks both of his feet in our drinking water pot. It's been like an hour they're soaking and then he lifts his foot up. He's got a plantar's wart the size of a quarter in our drinking water. I'm like, "Max, warts are contagious. That's disgusting." Anyone who would stick their warty feet in the tribe's drinking water for hours when we're thirsty has his mind on one person, himself, and his stingray feet. It was disgusting!
Max and Shirin are so annoying. And they may think it's three and three, No Collar against, uh, White Collar... not happening. So I'm thinking, "Alright, Carolyn, patience is a virtue. Don't go crazy, but to blindside them would be so sweet." You just can't even imagine.
If you're sorry, you don't go into an apology saying, "I'm sorry that I made you feel that way, but you did it to me. So like, that's why." It was the crappiest apology I've ever received in my life. I have two separate alliances coming at me saying, "We need you as our fourth." I want to go where I'm wanted, and I don't think that's with the Blue Collars.
I'm kind of very excited to get on with the game Survivor. It's the blindsides, it's the double crossing... that's really what I signed on for. And finally I'm going to have another chance to get to do it tonight.
I've seen every season of Survivor. And I'm a huge fan of the game, but Max knows every little detail about everything that's ever happened on Survivor. It's crazy. Like, why do you know this much? Why do you like, remember like, little det... It's like people that remember like the '96 Bulls game against the Heat on like, October 13th or what-whenever basketball happens.
We came into the mix up with a classic Survivor split. Three No Collars, three White Collars and Kelly from the Blue Collar tribe in the middle. White Collar was most aggressive about pursuing Kelly as that crucial swing vote. Uh, Shirin was doing a lot of hard work up front. And I feel pretty confident that we were able to secure her.
At the end of the day, we've got all the brains over here, we've got skinny girls which are great for so many challenges, we've got great swimmers over here. Will can't do any of those things. And I think without him, we actually have a really strong chance of winning. I'm pretty sure I'm in the power seat tonight. I'm pretty sure I'm the one who orchestrated everything that's going down. I'm the one that decided it's going to be Will. So... Does it impact me all that much? Not really.
On paper Kelly looks like the swing vote, and Max and Shirin think I'm 100% in with them, but I-I'm a swing vote, you know. I can take that power away from Kelly and be four strong with the No Collars and we're good to go. So I think a fabulous blindside may be in the making.
The debate tonight is between Max and Shirin-- Who is the most annoying? I think it's about neck and neck, because, um, neither one of them will shut up and they, and they won't stop strategizing. They will just go off by the fire and leave us and just strategize, strategize, strategize.
Who is more annoying? Max or Shirin? It's exactly like a horse race. "Is it Shirin? No, here comes Max with his foot wart. Oh but here comes Shirin with her little annoying whatever is about Survivor. Oh, but here's Max again. Who's going to get voted out tonight? Who's the most annoying?" I don't know! We'll see! We'll find out tonight at Tribal!
Players from each tribe will launch balls out onto the beach, where their tribe mates will attempt to catch them. If you catch a ball, then you score a point. The first tribe to catch five balls wins a reward. Reward: Cooking supplies, sausages and rewards won by
Masaya in past challenges. Winner:Escameca
Two members from each tribe will place pots on a sled and drag it through a series of obstacles. Once they reach the finish, they will place the pots on stands and head back. Once all six pots are in place, one tribe member will use a wrecking ball to smash the pots. The first tribe to finish wins Immunity. Winner:Escameca
Pre-merge boot (deep sigh)… that's a little uncomfy. I think the fourteen days I spent out here only deepen my love and appreciation for this game. Most of all, deepen my appreciation for how difficult it is to play it. I'm truly humbled. I'm awed. And I'm thrilled that I got to live out my dream of playing Survivor.