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Guest Post: Survivor Cagayan – Tonight we’ve lost the battle, we have not lost the war!

Gidget Von La Rue is back with another hilarious Survivor Cagayan recap:

It’s auction time where, even though there are limited things to bid on and they are given $500, always 2 thirds of the tribe end up returning to camp with POINTLESS money (not like there is a local milk bar to go buy a bag of lollies!)

corner shop

…besides, it’s closed!

So Jeff brings up the usual bamboo platter with a cover. Turns out they cannot share food OR pull money together to get something (it has happened in the past) Tony straight off is going to save up all his dosh to buy the advantage. Spencer and Tasha are thinking the same thing as they are on the ‘outter’. So first auction Skeletor (Trish) is right in there with her bid & wins a bowl of lollies, popcorn and a glass of coke for $80 (about the same price you pay for those same things at a night out at the movies in Sydney!) She’s stoked and starving. *Can I just say I’d bid my ass off for everything! Now even though Tony has made his mind up to wait for the advantage, he still seems really really pissed. Nothing worse than an hungry middle aged man! (I know!)

man with gun

The Colonel when dinner is late to the table.

Jeffra ends up winning the next covered platter which turns out to be a Mexican platter with a margarita. She is over the moon as she reminds us that is pretty much what she wanted. Turns out Woo probably wanted it to as she returns to the bench to eat it, he lears at Jeffra moaning out like in a porno ‘oh yeeeah, get a fat dip of that quak’.  Stop drooling Woo. It’s unbecoming.  Next item Cass bids at $20 (they can only bid at $20 bids at a time) No one else bids! What the?? Trish is the only smart one encouraging Tony to bid but nope! Then Cass gets an option of blue cover or red cover. She goes blue & gets a steak sandwich and iced tea. For twenty bucks. You idiots!

double face palm

Now just a reminder – they all have $500 to spend and it is of no use keeping any of it to take back to camp. Yep, just reminding you. Now back to the action!

So the platter Cass didn’t go with is up and even though Woo makes one pathetic bid, Trish is the only one thinking ‘just spend your damn money’. Sadly she ends up with rice and water but she already has lollies and that’s all one needs in life! Next is BBQ ribs with a cold beer and even I was bidding from my couch in my lounge room in Australia!

seagulls from nemo


Woo is right in there. He wants those ribs. He’s going to get those ribs. Woo gets the ribs! Forty bucks! God Woo is SO Keanu Reeves in Bill & Teds Excellent Adventure. I will give credit to the editor for playing seductive sexy music as Woo is biting into the luscious ribs.

Now this gets good. I’m not a Cop, Spencer and Tasha all want the advantage. Now none of them have spent a cent. Jeff lines out rules for the 3 of them bidding which went over my head because I’m thick – then wait for it – Tasha doesn’t bid!?!?!?! This is what she was holding out for wasn’t it? What the f*ck is she doing? Even Spencer looks at her like she just got booted off the short bus for being too stupid!  So it’s between I’m not a cop and Spencer – they have to pick rocks. Black rock wins and GOD DAMMIT I’m not a Cop gets the clue. Spencer’s pissed, I’m pissed and Woo has rib sauce all over his chin. It’s a mess!

The show puts up #drawingrocks like that twitter address was going to take off. Nice try. Tasha actually says ‘I was thinking Jeff would offer up another advantage that’s why I held off’. What?? Really??? Tony tries to ummm, justify I guess, things to Spencer. ‘I may have an advantage, but we are starving so we don’t have the energy compared to Woo who just ate a plate of ribs’.  Psssst Tony – you are nuts.  So now all the girls (and Woo) just kick back in the shelter while Tony tries to make himself a martyr by cutting up a coconut?! He then has a tissy about getting water and keeping the fire going. Umm if the fire is so fragile who was ‘keeping it going’ while you were ALL at the auction? Never mind.  Things actually start to look good for Spencer (I hope) as Tony gets pissed off at all the women (what about Woo, he was kicking back too!) not doing anything. I guess because Woo has long hair Tony forgets he’s a dude?

Tony heads off to look for a big white tree that is hiding another idol while all the women on his alliance INCLUDING Tasha are all wallowing in the water chit chatting about how Tasha has never been in the ocean WHILE making Tony paranoid about an all-girl alliance. This is brilliant. Even better Spencer is back at camp feeding Tony the whole ‘aren’t you worried about an all-girl alliance’ business then tells Tony about how Jeffra wanted him out (not a lie, let’s face it)  Spencer is one smart guy. He knows how paranoid Tony is.


I’m amazed the women on Tony’s alliance are not thinking hanging out with Tasha is making Tony suspicious?! So in the water the women talk about how nice Spencer is then Trish – the human skeleton – says ‘he’s so thin. He really needs to put weight on’. Trish, you are the size of one of Spencer’s legs! Then Tony finds a dead crab and doesn’t know what to do with it then gets pissed when the women tell him to just cook it. Stuff that, Tony’s back looking for the recent immunity idol. Of course he finds it as he has the Immunity Idol power of Russell Hantz. So now Tony has two idols and it’s the 3rd he’s found on the island. He decides to reveal his latest idol to his alliance. Of course he offers it to them if they need it (as he has another for himself but doesn’t tell them that!). Jeffra is not a happy camper. Either that or she just broke a nail. Not sure.

Next is immunity challenge and they must race to dig up bags in the sand which contain balls then they must do that balance puzzle maze ball thingie. No way Tasha can win for a third time – oh wait she does. Turns out doing these things in a group she was hopeless, but on her own she is Ozzy! *Ozzy was one of the greatest challenge machines ever!*


…and he was kind of adorable to boot!

Back at camp Tony’s paranoia is growing thanks to Tasha getting more chummy with the women and Spencer still stoking the ‘look Tony – the chicks are getting together – four of them, three of us’ business which seems to be working.  So as far as the women are concerned Spencer is a goner then next is Tasha if she doesn’t win the next immunity challenge. But little do they know their ‘leader’ Tony is now freaking out to the point he goes to Woo and tells him about the boy Vs girl thing and they should get rid of Jeffra. Woo does his stoner face then is on board because Woo pretty much goes along for the ride – dude! Honestly by this stage I’m thinking if Spencer can actually pull this off he truly deserves to win this whole damn thing. His head has been on the chopping block even back in his crap house brains tribe! Now I’m pretty sure this is editing to throw us viewers off so we have some doubt as to how Tony is going to vote because we then see Spencer run off to look for an immunity idol causing Tony to get paranoid again about how much he can trust Spencer. I personally think this happened when they returned to camp BEFORE Spencer started working on Tony about boys Vs girls (but I’m just guessing so don’t quote me on that!)

Now where Tony is going so very wrong on every level is he’s forgetting the end game. All those people you have betrayed, lied to etc – yeah they are the ones that decide if you get the million dollars! So far Tony does not have ONE person on the jury that even remotely likes him. It’s no good getting to the end & you have everyone hating you! If Tony votes with Spencer, he’s not telling Cass or Trish – and rest assured they’ll blame Tony as he is their leader, not Woo or Spencer or Tasha.

At tribal council they bring in the jury. Now I’m nervous for Spencer. This could go either way. The genius is Tony points out how he was told Jeffra wanted him out. Rather than deflect it Jeffra actually pretty much admits to wanting him out. Sigh. Jeff gives Spencer final say and I will say Spencer really is great at saying his piece at tribal council. If he gets to final three I have full confidence he’ll give the best answers to the jury! Tony wears his immunity idol but does not play it. First vote Spencer, then Jeffra, then Spencer, Jeffra. Oh god I’m nervous. Next, Spencer. Ah, then comes up that 3rd Jeffra vote! She’s a goner. Trish and Cass are PISSED! Now Tony has lost Jeffra’s vote, Trish’s vote and Cass’s vote. Spencer is safe again and it’s just going to get more interesting next week! But let’s face it – even if they ALL turn on Tony they can’t really get him out. He’s still got two immunity idols!  Who do you think will be in final three?

three stooges

Final 3 – you bet!



1 emp { 05.03.14 at 1:17 am }

Silly tony should’ve gotten rid of spencer!

2 Sioux Denim { 05.03.14 at 11:29 am }

FFS, could they make it any easier for Tony! Sheesh….hopefully he doesnt snare a vote!

Go Tash! She is a gun….only hope for her now is to keep on winning immunity….Go Girl!

Kass is really ticking me off too, how more self centred can you be, remembering she was once with the Brains Trust….no friggin loyality, another one who wouldnt snare a vote.

3 Jas { 05.03.14 at 12:54 pm }

Great recap once again Gidget. Thanks.
Bad move by Tony, but a great move for those of us rooting for Spencer. He has turned out to be a very canny player.

4 Carrie { 05.03.14 at 4:06 pm }

This recap would have to be your best yet Gidgit. I’m rooting for Spencer, or Tasha. Absolutely loved your photo of the paranoid cat!!

5 Techhater { 05.03.14 at 6:11 pm }

Have to say great recap Gidget love your work. :-*

Spencer is playing a cracker of a game. Hope he can keep it going.

6 Andrea { 05.04.14 at 6:32 pm }

Good on Tasha for winning immunity three times in a row, but I don’t get why she didn’t spend money in the auction, especially when at the end she didn’t want to be part of the end bid?
Yes Gidgit, Had to laugh when Trish said that Spencer was too skinny, has she looked in the mirror lately, she is a walking skeleton! Hope she goes next.
I’m hoping for either Spencer, Tash or Woo to win.

7 Carole { 05.04.14 at 7:53 pm }

Great recap Gidget. Really funny. I love seeing Sarah’s expressions every time Tony opens his mouth.

8 daisy { 05.04.14 at 11:08 pm }

I had to wait until today to watch and read the recap. And both were great.

Ggggrrr, I soooo don’t like Tony. I know, I know, I’m not supposed to like him.

Loving Tash. It made no sense for Tony to oust Jefra and put himself offside with Trish and Cass.

I am so believing the theory that Tony is being helped along by the producers. He is too stupid to be doing so well.

9 Gidgitvonlarue { 05.04.14 at 11:38 pm }

Thanks y’all – you all rock my world!

10 daisy { 05.04.14 at 11:45 pm }

Soiux, I reckon Cass has a nasty streak in her that reminds me of the poo vein in a prawn.

11 daisy { 05.05.14 at 3:08 am }

Since it now seems that Tony will continue to be fed idols by the producers, he may well end up sitting in the final 3 against Spencer. Ha! I wonder what he’ll think of last night’s missed opportunity then.
If Trish still feels any loyalty to T now, she would be nuts. That guywould eat his own grandmother in an eating challenge if he thought it would help him win.
I hope Tash can do an Ozzie, and like that grey haired fireman winner guy.

12 Chrissie { 05.10.14 at 1:40 pm }

I love Survivor. But Jeff needs to please tone it down (aka shut up!) during challenges! I like him but in absolutely seriousness have now had to resort to putting it on mute during Immunity games! Jeff just goes on and on – his voice never stops! We can see what is happening on screen!! I’d also like a chance to hear what the contestants are saying/strategising etc! Jeff, please be quiet. And editors pleeeease edit some of his rants out, it’s driving me craaaazy!!! Anyone else noticed it is so much worse this season?!

13 daisy { 05.10.14 at 2:00 pm }

Chrissie, I am very annoyed about Thursday night. Grr.
Waiting for GVL so I can growl properly.

14 Chrissie { 05.10.14 at 2:13 pm }

Daisy, I’m only just catching up (currently only up to the merge) but just couldnt hold in ny rant! Will pop back in to dissect it with you all soon! :)

15 Sioux Denim { 05.15.14 at 11:53 pm }

Im confused…i thought Tony could have played his special idol tonight to save Trish?

Was a good episode though….wonder if Kass does look back at this and see how fckun comdescending she really is.

I guess its a Woo or Spencer win now…..personally dont like either as Spencer was pegged early to take it out and i dont really follow favourites and Woo really hasnt been given too much air time for me to even make a decision on him…..

16 Techhater { 05.16.14 at 5:59 am }

Sioux Tony voted for Trish. He had no intentions of saving her.

17 Andrea { 05.16.14 at 7:50 am }

I’m glad Trish went before she starved to death, although Kass was pretty ungracious giving her the finger as she was leaving.
Kass tends to act very superior to everyone else, therefore she is not very likeable.
Tony is all over the place, not sure what to think of him.
Woo I don’t know enough about, so I guess Spencer is my pick to win.

18 Sioux Denim { 05.16.14 at 11:27 pm }

Ok, missed that Techater, makes sense…thanks.

Although he did make a big mistake IMO in doing that…From his point of view Trish and Kass better to sit against on the jury, compared to Woo or Spencer…

Lotta love for Kass on the US forums i have read….man, they take it very seriously heh!

19 daisy { 05.17.14 at 12:04 am }

What??? Tony voted for Trish. Are you sure?

I was glad she got the boot because I wanted Tony’s alliance gone.

Good show. Cass is a bear poking a hornet’s nest.

First pick was Tash. Now Spencer, then Woo. Obviously. Tony and Cass have no chance of winning now because both S and W could beat him. I hope he doesn’t even get to the final three. He throws such tantrums when he’s not in control. He thinks he’s the only one with the right to scheme. I’m suggesting he would be a bully in real life.

20 PollyB { 05.17.14 at 9:08 am }

I was happy to see Tony’s alliance smashed too. I hope he makes the final & loses! I didn’t think he voted for Trish.

21 daisy { 05.17.14 at 9:45 am }

I am going to catch a rerun. It doesn’t make any sense for him to take out Trish.

22 Andrea { 05.17.14 at 9:52 am }

Tony did vote for Trish, look right at the end when they hold up their votes.
I was surprised too, maybe he was trying to show loyalty to the others by going along with them?

23 PollyB { 05.17.14 at 10:14 am }

Yeh he did vote for her. I hope the others tell her at final so she doesn’t vote for him. Spencer deserves this. He has fought and fought to stay and without turning on his alliances. Woo has also played well to have gotten this far. But Spencer for me.

24 daisy { 05.17.14 at 10:22 am }

Tony must have thought he had a better chance of beating Trish.
I can’t think of any other reason he would do that.

Aren’t cops meant to have psych tests? He’s due for reassessment.
I’d be scared to have dealings with him even if I was jay walking.

Oh and Trish will go ballistic at him when she gets her say.

25 daisy { 05.17.14 at 10:26 am }

Woo and Spencer will want each other out now. A final 3 against Tony and Cass will be a walk in the park for either W or S.

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