Survivor – Blood V Water – A Name Player Gone
Producers must not have been happy that Rupert was the first person to be eliminated from Survivor – Blood V Water. Like or loathe the bearded dude he certainly is one of Survivor’s “characters” and a viewer draw card.
Rupert was eliminated after going up against Candice and Marissa who beat him in a hand eye coordination/balancing objects challenge. He told Jeff he does not regret swapping with his wife as he loves her more than Survivor.
His wife has no hope of winning at this stage as she has not been strategic at all and has not even tried to get into an alliance. Though sometimes people can fly under the radar and she won’t be viewed as a threat now.
The producers are going to have to hope Colton does not quit as it looks like as that would be two big names in a week gone. And boy didn’t Colton shoot himself in the foot. Standing over Kat saying you tell me what Tina said or I will call her over and ask her, and that is what he did and the whole camp over heard. He is a great villain.
This meant no one wants to align with him, and there is a five strong alliance which includes Aras, Tina, Monica, Gervase and Tyson. They ended up winning the immunity challenge so the alliance was not tested this episode.
The all male alliance in Tadhana was still going strong though Ciarian was being clever in pointing out the alliance that John has with Rachel to try and create suspicion. John who is a doctor is not being that clever. First he gets an immunity idol clue because his wife Candice won the elimination challenge and he does not share it with any of his alliance. This means he has made his side suspicious of him. Then when the men say they are going to eliminated Rachel he tries to defend her.
This again makes them suss of him. They want to target Rachel as they think this will weaken Tyson and hope that he will swap himself in for her. John does not want this to happen has it will mean Candice is at a greater risk of going home. But long time Survivor fans will know that in the early stages if the tribe/alliance insists on someone going just go with the flow to fit in and be part of the group.
Also weird in that group was they thought that John if he had found the immunity idol would use it to save Rachel. Why would he do that at the second tribal council it would be a waste and would mean he had busted his alliance leaving him very isolated indeed.
A good episode that again showed the different strategy that is emerging due to the family being in the mix.