Survivor: Second Chance Episode 9

Most of the tribe decided to ignore the possibility of a hidden idol in Survivor: Second Chance Episode 8. After Kelley played her idol, Andrew was sent home.

Kelley seems really impressed with herself, but the reality is not that she’s great but that everybody else is so dumb or at least so full of themselves. All they had to do was split the votes. Basic Survivor 101 that people who Jeff claims are fan favorites should know, no matter how much they may wish to underestimate the lackluster minority.

For the reward challenge in the rain, they are divided into two teams of five and will use poles to build a staircase, make their way through a maze, open a chest, and solve a puzzle with the pieces inside. Reward is a trip to the Survivor spa. Tasha, Stephen, Spencer, Joe, and Ciera (purple) go against Kelly, Keith, Kelley, Kimmi, and Jeremy (green). Nobody picks Abi. Purple takes a huge lead as green falls apart at the beginning. I’m not sure I’ve seen a performance this disastrous before. Green doesn’t even make it to the puzzle.

Ciera is again the person to bring up strategy at the reward.

Back at camp, the others sit around together while Jeremy goes off on his own to find a clue to the hidden immunity idol, a map that leads him right to the idol, his second.

Stephen wants to join the outcasts, who have been dubbed the three witches. He wants to get rid of people who are actually threatening, unlike them and himself.

At the immunity challenge, they will balance on triangular platforms in the water. As the challenge starts, so does the rain again. Jeff offers them an advantage in the game to jump in the water and swim for a buoy. Somehow, Stephen beats Spencer in the swimming race, and he didn’t really give up anything because it’s not like he was going to win immunity. Those who remain transition to the top of the platforms. Kelley, Jeremy, Ciera, Kimmi, and Tasha all fall as they try to do that.

Keith is the next to fall. Joe’s shaking an awful lot compared to the women who remain. After half an hour, they go to one foot, which should make quick work of two of them. Kelly can’t make this transition. Abi falls. Joe wins immunity. As usual.

It’s a little late, but the majority is now talking about a split vote plan. They’re going to try to get rid of Kelley again.

Of course, there’s Stephen’s advantage to consider. His advantage is roughly what I thought it would be but bigger. He can steal a vote. That gives him the power to make the split vote come back and bite them if he wants, but he doesn’t want to use it tonight. This power gets even more powerful as time passes, so it does make sense to hold off rather than ending up on the bottom with the others.

Stephen tries to talk Jeremy and Spencer into his plan to get rid of Kelly instead of one of the thre girls. He doesn’t seem to be providing them with a particularly compelling reason.

Votes
Ciera
Kelley
Kelly
Ciera
Kelley
Kelly
Ciera
Kelly
Kelly
Kelly

With 5 votes, Kelly has been voted off the island. Somehow, Stephen managed to talk people into going along with his plan to get rid of Wiglesworth. I still don’t understand because that conversation didn’t seem to go very well to me.

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

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