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Guest Post: Survivor Cagayan – Tony builds a hidey hole!

Gidgit VonLaRue if back for her weekly recap on Survivor:

So after a quick recap – because we are all alcoholics and forgot what happened last week (or is that just me?) we are reminded there is an alliance of six Vs three. Tony’s bitterness and jealousy got rid of my lover L.J – Tony you bastard!  Back at camp Tony is questioned by Jeffra about not informing her about voting out L.J. Trish and Cass are none too happy either. I think Cass is not happy. Hard to tell because she’s such a NOTHING!

The next morning Tony runs off like Wilde Coyote into the water gathering area and attempts, and I say it again, attempts to build himself some kind of hide-away leafy shack so he can spy on people gathering water and listen to their plans! Brilliant!  Only trouble is people collect the water then walk off so he has to LEAVE the hidey hole & follow them anyway!

donkey behind a tree

So we see Tony hiding in his hut while Trisha and Jeffra say he’s not trust worthy. Instantly Jeffra is on Tony’s ‘cannot trust’ list. Poor Tony is a tad sensitive. Survivor Intro – then reward challenge. Two teams and reward is eating BBQ into one of those caves that crazy people (mostly male) hurl themselves into for fun. The challenge is a wooden boat thing challenge with collecting oars. If they were collecting whores they would just have to swing by Las Vegas – but alas, they are still on a stupid island.

The reward challenge ends up seeing – god I’d love to be in that water – and Purple team winning  with Tony,Woo, Trish and Cass losing on working out a word puzzle. Phrase was: Worth Playing For. Cass was convinced she was right – she wasn’t. Turns out Cass doesn’t know what letters are.  Tony is PISSED! I’ll say it now – if Tony gets to final 3 (or rumour has it, it’s going back to final 2 again) he has certainly played the game. If he win’s Survivor he’s achieved more than Russell Hantz who got to final three twice and didn’t get one vote! Be careful who you f*ck over when it comes to f*cking over people on the jury! Turns out folks hold a grudge!


Aliens – cool!

So Spencer tries to convince Jeffra to turn to their side. Meanwhile Tony is working Cass, Trish and Woo. Cass is pretty much ‘everyone else but me’ tactic. Trish finds fruit while Tony goes on a massive special immunity search. Woo is called upon for tree climbing services by Trish to fetch papaya’s. Turns out Woo is not a spider monkey & he has a fall (that was rather built up last week’s promo as worse than it was) Woo just ends up hurting his bottom but hey, they have fruit!

Woo refers to his situation as Cliff Hanger the movie (don’t deny you have haven’t watched it – you have) and Trish does a kind of mother thing – to the point I thought she was going to kiss his bottom better. They have fresh papaya and limes so all good. Meanwhile winning team get ribs and a chance to try and swing Jeffra.  Spencer knows it’s the perfect opportunity because Tony didn’t keep her or the other girls in the loop. Turns out Spencer is right and Jeffra hops on board instantly after needing a rib to decide. I do love how when they are given letters from home they are all reading them aside from Jeremiah who just keeps eating! I don’t even think he read his letter!

Next challenge is individual immunity. Standing on a bit of wood balancing a ball on a stick! I’ll be honest I’d be first out. I know I would not be the last one standing as I get bored very quickly. I’m not competitive & if I’m not going to win, no prizes for 2nd!  Turns out Spencer and Tash are NOT like me and hold on until Tash takes out individual immunity AGAIN. By this time I’d be paddling around in the ocean having a ciggie.

polar bears

In a piece to camera, Jeffra refers to Tony as being treated like Jesus. Personally I cannot see the comparison unless Tony starts knocking up some wooden bookshelves and turns their water supply into a box of Chardonnay! She confirms to camera she’s going to stick with Spencer’s small group – UNTIL she shares her doubts with Cass and Trish. Then the minute Woo and Tony join the discussion Jeffra swings back to their side.  Ok fair enough. They have the numbers. But when she goes to tell Jeremiah she’s not with them, he should have at least said to her ‘ok fine, but will you at least tell us who you are going to vote for’ but alas he just nods and misses the opportunity.  Meanwhile Tony has found the special immunity idol. How he found it is beyond me. It was actually BURIED!  The idol can be used AFTER the votes are read and cannot be given to another tribe member. Tony may be a bit nuts but you have to give him credit for finding it!

standing in water

One of these people are weeing in the water – guess which one!

Jeremiah reveals to Spencer and Tash that he’s a fashion model like it’s some big shock. This leads Spencer to tell them he has an immunity idol. By the way I DID google ‘Jeremiah Wood model’ and ladies and gay guys – you’re welcome:


At tribal council Jeff questions Jeffra as to why she is so flaky (ok he didn’t say it like that but we got the drift). Then Spencer, knowing he and his alliance are REALLY on the back foot, makes a very intelligent plea (I guess) to Tony’s alliance finally saying ‘I know if I was on the jury at the end my vote goes to Tony’. Tash chimes in with ‘mine too’. It was a nice try but to no avail as after all votes, Spencer uses his immunity idol (he should have given it to Jeremiah but he wasn’t to know Cass guessed he had it) as Jeremy, sorry I mean  Jeremiah is a goner. I’m not sure how Spencer, now he has used his idol, is going to survive to the end if Tony’s alliance stay tight. But in the preview for next week we see Spencer making Tony paranoid which is not hard! Fingers crossed Spencer can survive as it would be nothing worse than final three Cass, Trish and Jeffra!!!





1 Reality Raver { 04.25.14 at 8:04 pm }

Gidget – Re Tony finding the immunity idol, I interview a person from survivor , Laura, from last season who was a return player I she alleged she was sure Russell Hantz had been assisted by production to find an idol. As she claimed she had been all over the place where he apparently found the idol. Maybe a similar thing occurred for Tony?

2 Hi { 04.25.14 at 9:18 pm }

^ funny you say that, people on another forum for very suss at the camera angle, suggesting that it was pointing straight down to where the clue was

3 emp { 04.25.14 at 11:27 pm }

Should Tony make it to the end I am sure Spencer and Tasha would get his votes.

4 Gidgitvonlarue { 04.26.14 at 12:20 am }

I have no doubt contestants are ‘helped’ to make it easier. I mean how the living hell did Tony find that special immunity??? The damn thing was buried! And he had no clues! It could have been anywhere! RIGGED!

5 Eliza { 04.26.14 at 2:15 am }

First thing I said when Tony found that idol – producers told him where that was!!!!!! Likely it’s the ‘special’ one too.. So annoying. Poor Jeremy.. Jeremiah. Loved it when one of the jury girls says “who is Jeremy?”

I really hope that spencer can work something out. After watching only a few eps I think that Kas and Jeffra are just sliding on by and deserve to go home.

6 daisy { 04.26.14 at 3:41 am }

Thanks again for the great recap GVL. Entertaining as always.

7 daisy { 04.26.14 at 3:45 am }

I agree that certain controversial characters are helped to find the idol because often, as with RH, the same person keeps finding them.

8 Jason { 04.26.14 at 6:37 am }

After Woo and his ninja stealth moves the other week, I have to ask again do people not see their camera man? It is all very well for Tony to be in his hidey hole, but wouldn’t people see his camera man standing there filming him?

9 Isabelle { 04.26.14 at 7:25 am }

Gidget I have to say, I really love and appreciate your recaps a lot more when they are PG rated and toned down (Like this one), they’re just as good without the swear words! :-)

10 Juz { 04.26.14 at 9:29 am }

Tony is a cert for final four now, since the idol can be used after the votes are read. That’s a lot of power when the numbers are so low. So even if Tash and Spence can sway Jeffra back again and vote Tony, he can whip out the idol and one of the Brain duo will go. I just watched the “back at the Ponderosa” web clips on the CBS Survivor website. Some interesting stuff – especially when they weigh them.

11 Sioux Denim { 04.26.14 at 10:53 am }

Agree with you all…too bloody convenient Tony found the Idol! God he is a paranoid git! Look forward to Sarah revealing he is a cop at the Final jury, finally thier ‘trust’ in him will ne gone!

TAsh for the win for me, she was hilarious at the beginning of the season getting the Brains tribe to practise before challenges, and she is one mighty fierce player…2 Idols in a row now, better watch out at the food challenge next week….

12 emp { 04.26.14 at 12:26 pm }

@Juz yeah that’s what I’m feeling. Tony is a guaranteed F4/F5 and if they are smart he should be sent packing as soon as he plays his precious idol. Let’s hope he doesn’t go on an immunity streak.

13 daisy { 04.26.14 at 2:38 pm }

Sioux, I am liking Tash too. Gutsy lady. I reckon she would do well with the jury.

14 PollyB { 04.27.14 at 6:25 pm }

I’ve mentioned this previously and to me it was so obvious it was happening again – contestants being shown where the idol is. And Tony’s acting was pathetic. This is the last series for me. Go Spencer & Tash.