Tag Archives: loyalty

Season 41, Episode 7 –

dumbest rebus puzzle so far… no, not “pocket idol” or “hidden idol,” it’s “IDOL IN POCKET” – sheesh, TF
  • Hourglass twist –

Erika decides to smash the hourglass, rewinding time + changing the history of the game, which means the 6 people who were safe have to compete against each other in an immunity challenge.

I thought for SURE Sydney had it in the mf BAGGG. Betting she does yoga. Great balance, strong core + she was focused + taking her time. Ricard snuck up on her + Eevie (who had been in the lead from the start) to win it.

I kinda hate this challenge though… especially if I had thought I was safe + then had to do THIS mf challenge to try + stay in the game…. just sayin’… i’d be PISSED. I think it should’ve been an endurance challenge, but I could see production wanting to save those for when we get closer to the end of the game. The real nail-biters.

  • Strategy –

Ricard throws out “Eevie” right away upon returning to camp + Shan/Danny/Deshon/Sydney agree to vote that way.

Xander says he’ll play his idol for Eevie + luckily Tiffany spills the beans about Lianna’s ‘Knowledge Is Power’ advantage because Lianna’s dead-set on using it against Xander to steal his idol. So now that they KNOW, the smartest thing to do is for Xander to give his idol to Tiffany to hold onto during tribal council b/c the small print regarding stealing is “must be in their possession at the time.”

  • FAVORITE MOVE OF THE SEASON SO FAR –

Xander telling Lianna at tribal when she attempts to steal his idol “no, but you can have this fake.” AYYYYYYY, LFGGGGGG!!!!! THIS is what I’ve been waiting all season for. + I kept thinking for like 15-20 mins. of the episode ‘why TF does Lianna think she’s gonna pull this off????’ hahahaha. awesome.

  • Tribal Council –

HUGE MAD SCRAMBLE forever…. sorry I’m not a fan of this bc it makes y’all look like amateurs imo…. they can’t even pull together a backup plan in a reasonable amount of time. old school players would literally think out every single possible outcome + have backup plan on backup plan on back- you get the point…

Sydney plays her shot in the dark + sacrifices her vote for a 1 in 6 chance at immunity . Xander tells Tiffany not to play his idol for eevie bc he thinks if they thought eevie had idol they wouldn’t vote for her… he was 1/2 right on this – they split votes between eevie + sydney.

final votes: 4 ev | 3 deshon | 5 sydney

so even if Sydney had kept her vote, she still would’ve gone home b/c there only would’ve been 4 for Deshon, butttt he had also used his extra vote advantage for eevie, so if Syd voted + Deshon didn’t use his extra, could’ve ended up at a 3-way tie of 4/4/4.

  • Other thoughts/opinions –

Where yellow lacked physical strength/abilitiy to succeed in challenges, they make up for in loyalty + social game.

Overall I feel like this cast is lacking in personality – most obviously Lianna + Erika… but honestly just in general, I feel that a lot of these tribe members are v forgettable.

Xander’s my fav – truly showed his Survivor prowess this episode. that boi’s SHININ’.

“I think part of my problem is that I’m so self-obsessed – like of course everyone’s gonna gun for me.”

– Sydney

(this may be the single MOST relatable AF thing that’s ever been said on the show🙋🏼‍♀️)

Season 41, Episode 5 –

Sneaky Sneaky –

As soon as Genie says “I’m gonna go tell Shan + Ricard about this idol I found,” I’m screaming NOOO at the tv. Shan then says no one should open it, making the case against potentially losing a vote, but predictably opens Genie’s idol herself later + her/Ricard scheme about leaving a fake in its place – but turns out it’s Brad’s idol w/ the same broccoli saying + Shan has no vote. She gives her extra vote advantage to Ricard. Ricard (being v, v sneaky!) tells Genie they wanna say Brad’s phrase at tribal just to feel out if blue tribe has found their idol. GENIE, GIRL, WTF!? WYD?????? not suspecting a mf thing…🙄 agree w/ Ricard on this one about her role as a “spare tire” on the tribe.

SHOCKER –

Naseer on blue tribe finally completes the 3 idols on each tribe + their sayings, so now Shan, Xander + Naseer each have a working idol/POWER IN THE GAME. Awww Naseer saying “my daughter’s going to be so proud of her daddy” – cuteeeee. 🥰

Also love Naseer b/c he said what i was screaming at the tv all last week – whoever throws a challenge doesn’t stay in the game very long afterwards AKA IT NEVER WORKS!!! & Danny’s like “idk if Naseer’s someone i wanna work with” SMDH… Danny moving even further down the list of favs… sheesh.

Hilarious –

WHILE Evvie + Xander are talking in private about how Xander should hide his idol/not keep it in his bag at camp, at that EXACT same moment, Lianna + Tiffany are busy digging through his bag + reading his idol note. 😂

LOL @ green losing the immunity challenge …. WHAT DID I F***ING SAY ABOUT SENDING J.D. HOME??????? (losing even more challenges)

CRINGE AF –

“Thanks for being so cool about me telling a lie.” – Xander 😬🤡

Shan + Lianna Decision Mountain –

Shan shares her story about being put into foster care, being affiliated w/ a gang, feeling like she didn’t wanna live at her lowest point, but then was invited to church + eventually became a pastor. Lianna/Shan quickly form an emotional bond + Shan warns her about Ricard – ‘if im not here by day 36, Ricard can’t be trusted bc he’s my #1.’ Shan agrees to not risk anything bc she needs her vote + to allow Lianna to get an advantage. (building trust + strengthening that bond)

Knowledge Is Power Advantage –

Lianna’s advantage allows her to ask one player/one question/one time. she can ask a player if they have an idol or an advantage + they will have to tell the truth + then give her that idol or advantage. (basically a ‘Steal-An-Idol’ *if used properly*). yikes… look out, Xander. new twist in the game comin’ ur way, bud. 👀

Ricard vs. Shan –

Sooooo then Shan tries to get her extra vote advantage back from Ricard, but he’s way too smart to fall for her crap – first + foremost, b/c it’s… **his own** crap – as he says in tribal, Shan “closes the ideas that I come up with.” Shan even calls Ricard “the strategist” in one of her confessionals. Ricard knows when she asks for the advantage back, he would be vulnerable without it, so understandably he’s thrown off by that + who wouldn’t be??? good for him for not panicking + blowing their games up – many other players have/would have. Shan shows true colors here wanting full credit for all their moves together + displaying nonsensical paranoia unless walking into tribal w/ full pockets (advantage + idol). WHY TF would she think Ricard would go along w/ this???? IDK. he’s obviously much too smart for that + his refusal to give in while still keeping his original word (to give it back to her tomorrow/after tribal) made me like + respect him a lot/more!!! Ricard be like ‘I AIN’T DUMB, MF!!’ he’s loyal + works w/ her closely, but he’s no doormat either. good for you. stand your ground. 👏🏻

WWCD –

If I were Ricard, I’d vote Shan out w/ “her” extra vote, if the opportunity arose. (“her” b/c she actually stole it from J.D. last episode) BTW this extra vote advantage would earn a for sure spot in the next Ghost Island-themed season featuring ‘cursed idols’/’dumbest Survivor moves’ in history.

andddd if I were Ricard, I’d get rid of Shan because… it would strengthen my own personal Survivor resume. he says during tribal to Shan, “we’ve been together on EVERY vote.” ….yes…. you need to separate your game from hers if you’re trying to get to the end + win. as he points out, he knows the other 2 tribes will work together to target whichever 2 are left from green tribe after tonight, so he should’ve kept Genie, who we KNOW by now cannot strategize or pull a fast one + he could’ve easily thrown her under the bus to the others. i think this would’ve at least saved him from being the very next vote out, maybe still would’ve been 2nd next. b/c honestly if it comes down to Shan + Ricard scrambling to save their asses, between the 2, Shan will have more pull *especially now that she formed a strong bond w/ Lianna. another reason she’s dangerous… 👁

Can someone tell me why Genie didn’t roll her die/shot in the dark????? Why just go out like a sitting duck???? 🤯🦆