Survivor: Blood Vs. Water Episode 11

In this season dominated by couples, the trend continued in Survivor: Blood Vs. Water Episode 10, and the last pair was split up when Laura was voted off the island for the second time.

There’s a lot of talk about the vote. More specifically, there’s a lot of talk about Ciera’s vote because she voted against her mom. Nobody seems quite sure what to make of this, but even if blood is thicker than water, there was no point to voting against the group in what was ultimately a foregone conclusion.

Vytas, Tina, and Laura compete in the duel. Laura says the vote was okay, and she’s proud. She’ll be back anyway. Again. Their challenge is to free and then arrange boxes so that there are no repeating colors on any side. Vytas and Laura are more than a full box ahead of Tina as they get to the puzzle. Laura wins. Then she starts to help Tina, who has been struggling with this from the beginning. Tina beats Vytas by seconds. I’m not sure I get what just happened, though it does make sense to keep around the weakest link, but I don’t think that was the main reason behind the offer of help.

Laura gives Ciera the clue to the hidden immunity idol. She burns it.

Tyson wants to keep everybody against Katie. Despite not having done much of anything, the argument is that she has three guaranteed jury votes.

Not wanting to wait too long, Hayden approaches Caleb to target Tyson. They realize he has done the most damage in the game and should look good to a jury. Ciera agrees and makes a final three deal with them, but she thinks they are too sketchy since they are this willing to flip against people. She goes to Tyson with this information, promising to vote however he wants. He needs them out anyway, though perhaps not this soon. Caleb’s likeability has made him Tyson’s first target of the two.

Hayden and Caleb quickly become suspicious about Ciera the next morning. She’s not talking to them and won’t look them in the eyes, and then she goes off to get treemail with Tyson.

The way things are going, multiple people could use immunity. They will each hold a rope handle attached to a bucket, which contains 25% of their body weight. Probst offers up a BBQ for anyone who is not interested. Tyson, Gervase, and Ciera opt to eat. Monica wants to show the kids more than one badass lives in her house. Katie is the first one out. Caleb is next, saying his hands are starting to bleed. Doing that much damage to your hands can be dangerous for future challenges and just camp life in general. Hayden is next. Monica wins her third individual immunity.

Hayden’s worried that he’s on a sinking ship, the one he punctured. He wants to try to get back into Tyson’s good graces and all vote against Ciera because she’s playing both sides. Tyson doesn’t trust her, but he doesn’t trust them either. Out of the three, it seems clear that Ciera is the only one he can trust, at least for now.

Prior to the reveal of the votes, Tyson pulls out his hidden immunity idol… after spending some time going through his bag to try to find it. Ultimately a waste, but the timing was nonetheless smart.

Votes
Ciera
Caleb
Ciera
Ciera
Caleb
Caleb
Caleb

With 4 votes, Caleb has been voted off the island.

Stay tuned to dingoRUE for another live recap of Survivor: Blood Vs. Water Episode 12, which airs Wednesday at 8/7c on CBS.

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