Survivor: Blood Vs. Water Episode 9

Following the merge, Tyson got his way in Survivor: Blood Vs. Water Episode 8, getting the tribe to vote out one of the former winners, Aras.

Tina warns Monica and Tyson that they won the battle but did not win the war. Tyson mocks how she plays the game, though she has won before, admittedly early on when the players were a lot less savvy.

It’s the gross food eating competition, which is anybody’s game, even the weakest of links, though I doubt either Ciera or Katie has a prayer. Tyson, Monica, and Vytas pass the test of eating slugs, and in the next group of five, Hayden, Gervase, and Caleb advance on the same task. The next food is pig intestines, which presumably are not prepared the same way chitlins are. Monica and Gervase move to the final round. Their last item is two live grubs, the food that Gervase failed to eat during season 1. Though Gervase puts up a good fight, Monica wins immunity.

The plan is to split the vote 4 for Vytas and 3 for Katie. Hayden tells Vytas the plan, though he does not seem particularly willing to change the outcome. Realizing that the girls may wise up and form an all female alliance, Tyson decides he would prefer to get rid of Katie instead, which also would break up another pair.

Tina realizes she probably should have just kept her big mouth shut when they got back last time. Vytas is not realizing this, though, and threatens everybody because they got rid of his brother. Then he turns hostile toward Monica. He also says the girls should align themselves and get rid of Tyson and Gervase, two votes that are potentially his savior tonight.

Votes
Vytas
Katie
Tyson
Vytas
Vytas
Vytas
Vytas

With 5 votes, Vytas has been voted off the island. I was initially rooting for him to save himself, but then he opened his mouth. At least one person (Monica) changed her vote after his speech. He will be joining his brother on Redemption Island and will have a chance to get back into the game, so perhaps all of his talk was not a complete waste.

Aras says he’s still in the game. Vytas just thinks he’s in purgatory. Typical of what we expect from each of their personalities.

For the next immunity challenge, they will balance a sword in one hand while stacking coins on it with the other. Monica drops almost immediately, and Ciera is right behind her. After about a dozen coins, Tina is out. Gervase is next, followed by Laura, now at about two dozen coins. Caleb is the next one to drop. Tyson and Hayden both fall. And Katie wins immunity. Huh? Perhaps they should have gotten rid of her last time.

With Katie being safe, that makes Tina public enemy number one. Knowing that, she quickly goes to look for the idol. So everybody follows her, including Tyson, the person who already has the idol.

They can’t split the votes this time because there is no second person to split the vote toward. Monica particularly worries that she’s the person who will be the target if they do split. Tyson’s apparently the only person concerned about a Monica exit. Tina bluntly tells her what she fears: she’s on the bottom.

Votes
Monica
Tina
Tyson
Tina
Tina
Tina
Tina

With 5 votes, Tina has been voted off the island.

Stay tuned to dingoRUE for another live recap of Survivor: Blood Vs. Water Episode 10, which airs Wednesday at 8/7c on CBS.

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