Survivor Heroes V Villains – Battle Of The Alpha Males.
Or maybe I should rename the post the guys who THINK they are the Alpha males.
The episode opened with the capital A Alpha’s Boston Rob and Russell trying to mind fuck each other. Russell was doing a fake conciliatory chat to “show” there was no hard feelings, and Rob was trying to ramp up Russell’s paranoia, by telling him people were pissed off that he went searching for the immunity idol and his head was on the chopping block.
Boston Rob also spoke to camera saying that “Russell is not playing with amateurs now”.
Over in the heroes tribe it was James V Colby, with injured James vulnerable, against Colby who has lost his Survivor mojo.
It was a combined immunity and reward challenge, with the bad news being both tribes will be going to tribal council, which meant individual immunity was up for grabs in both team. The good news the winning team got to eat hotdogs and watch the other teams tribal council.
Each tribe’s competitors had to compete amongst themselves for immunity then the winner of each team competed to see who would win the reward challenge.
For the heroes the injured James was leading at one point, however Candice ended up winning individual immunity.
It was Tyson, Russell and Boston Rob battling it out in their challenge with Rob showing who was the Alpha male in this situation. He then beat Candice to win hotdogs for his team.
And then the scheming was on. The villains wanted to force the idol out of Russell.
Coach was his usual flip flopping self. I don’t know why he thinks he is such a ethical person, he has had his foot in both alliances.
Rob was a bit obvious with Russell about the idol and the blind side. And obviously someone must have tipped them off that Parvati was on the chopping block as he decided to give the idol to Parvati, and vote Tyson out.
However Rob had done the maths and said write down three and three.
However Russell told Tyson he was cutting strings with Parvati and was voting for her and looking after himself. And Tyson bought it.
I thought it was interesting Parvati was saying Tyson is funny and charming – which is interesting as we have barely seen any of him on the show. In fact I find him to be a little dull.
After the vote Russell took out the Idol and gave it to Parvati. Tyson at that point realised he had been fucked over by Russell, but funnily enough it was Tyson did it all to himself by switching his vote from Russell to Parvati. Karma baby karma.
As Tyson said “Oh man, I have nobody to blame but myself,” and “I was the victim of my own stupidity.”
Rob looked confused when he realised four people had voted for Parvati when there was only meant to be three.
Anyway Coach did vote for Parvati which meant Rob was the last person he spoke to before they got to tribal council.
I think to be fair it was Russell -0ne, and Boston Rob -Zero in this week’s contest, but hopefully that will be rectified soon.
The villains then got to watch the heroes tribal council whilst eating hot dogs, and just to rub it in it was raining and the tribe was getting soaked. Sometime it is tough being a hero and they must be wanting to merge soon.
On the other team Colby was being magnanimous about being voted out. But there was a bit of groundswell to get rid of James because of his leg injury, and his lack of banana etiquette. Also Colby’s heart had appeared to have gone out of the game.
It looked like James had convinced everyone he was good to keep in, but in the end it was unanimous and he was voted out, and looking at the voting footage, by James body language it appeared he knew he was about to be eliminated.
Here is an hilarious exit interview with Tyson where he reveals why and when he decided to switch his vote.
And here is an interview with James.