Survivor: Game Changers Episode 9

In another step of twisting alliances, Sarah turned on her allies in Survivor: Game Changers Episode 8 and helped vote out the person she trusted least, Debbie.

Sarah openly admits to the tribe that she is the person who flipped. She starts talking about this being the game changer season and how that should bode well for her in the end. You don’t change the game just for the sake of changing the game. Hopefully she’s doing more than just resume building.

For the reward challenge, they split into two teams of five to lift one person in a chair to retrieve numbered letters for a word puzzle. Reward is a helicopter trip to a luxury resort. Andrea, Sarah, Aubry, Zeke, and Brad (blue) are against Sierra, Troyzan, Cirie, Tai, and Michaela (orange). Blue has a small lead heading into the puzzle, not enough to matter. After 50 minutes, they are still trying to solve the puzzle. Then Jeff pretty much gives away the answer by saying that everything is always changing, which has a corresponding 11 letter word of reinventing that they have been trying to solve. Andrea picks up on this, and the blue team wins reward.

Brad should be the odd man out, but he thinks this is perfect because now he can try to sway people like Zeke. It’s not like this alliance that voted together out of convenience has much trust.

Speaking of which, when they get back to camp, Andrea and Cirie discuss Zeke as the biggest threat. Sarah disagrees, and she explains her vote stealing advantage as the better way. If you’re looking for a threat, perhaps it’s the person who just told you she has this advantage and who will not play along with your plans.

Zeke and Sarah have decided they trust each other but not the rest of their alliance. Zeke approaches Brad and Troyzan to be in an alliance with them and Michaela, eventually, maybe not this vote but maybe the next.

For the immunity challenge, they will stack a series of blocks as dominoes while avoiding trip obstacles that will make their tables wobble. Brad is the first to stumble, demonstrating that a lead in this doesn’t mean much. Despite that, Jeff keeps talking about who is in the lead the whole time, specifically Andrea, who reaches the end and realizes she didn’t leave enough space between her blocks. Still, this seems like a simple enough fix, and Andrea wins immunity.

This win emboldens Andrea to continue pushing for Zeke. Cirie doesn’t think this is a good plan, not with the numbers they have. Someone else on the other side who is on the bottom is an easier vote to obtain. Sierra has absolutely no problem doing whatever they want. Then they take the plan to Sarah, regardless of her earlier stated reservations. Michaela sort of trusts Zeke, but her point is more that she doesn’t like making it a 5-4 game instead of 6-3.

Debbie gives Sarah the finger when she hears who flipped. Oh, she won’t be at all bitter as a juror.

Votes
Tai
Sierra
Tai
Sierra
Tai
Zeke
Zeke
Zeke
Zeke
Zeke

With 5 votes, Zeke has been voted off the island. Michaela immediately starts crying. I didn’t think they were going to do it, and they can’t believe it either. Andrea is lucky she has Cirie on her side.

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

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