The flipping continued in Survivor: Game Changers Episode 9, and Zeke for some reason did not see himself on the wrong side of a broken alliance.
Speaking of broken alliances, the minority group that was supposed to be on the bottom all voted against Tai.
After not being told what the plan was despite saying she would do whatever they said, Sierra forgets all about that and approaches Sarah again, this time telling her about her legacy advantage, which she offers to give to her if she leaves. This may build trust, but if Sarah needed a reason to get rid of Sierra, there’s one or maybe two.
Reward is a loved ones visit and BBQ. They split into three teams of three: Brad, Aubry, and Andrea (red); Cirie, Troyzan, and Sierra (green); and Tai, Sarah, and Michaela (blue). While tied together, they make their way out of the water across obstacles, dig under a log in the sand, shuffle pieces to release a key, and toss bags at a target. Red team is the first under the log, and considering Brad’s proficiency at hitting targets, this is pretty much over. Before anyone else even starts, Brad finishes tossing to win reward.
They can choose one other player to join them. Cirie is chosen. Then they need to pick another, and that is Sarah. This is about picking favorites, which apparently means not Michaela.
The others who return to camp with Michaela know that she is very emotional and immediately get to work trying to pull her over to their side. Ironic considering that Michaela was the one warning her side that she didn’t want to vote the way they wanted because all it would take is one person to flip. Their target is the person who convinced everybody to get rid of Zeke: Andrea. I guess Sierra’s done swearing on everything that she will vote however they want (again).
For the immunity challenge, they will balance on a narrow perch while balancing a buoy on handles. Aubry is first to fall with Sierra right behind her. Andrea is next followed by Sarah and then Cirie and Troyzan. The others have been standing there for 18 minutes. Michaela drops. Then Tai. Brad wins immunity.
That knocks the top name off the chopping block, and support for the next person in that duo, Sierra, going home is not entirely unanimous.
Michaela and Tai find themselves somewhere in the middle because neither of them trust either side.
Unsurprisingly, Sarah has decided she needs to get rid of Sierra because she needs that advantage. When Sierra trusts her and tells her the plan, this sets her in motion to derail that. Sarah warns Michaela about the advantage. Of course, she doesn’t tell her that it must be willed to someone else, though Michaela should probably be suspicious since they had one of these on her last season with the exact same rule.
With 5 votes, Sierra has been voted off the island. I don’t know how serious Michaela ever was, despite the whole episode circling around it. Not being picked to go on a reward seems too petty to actually make you want to flip on your alliance. As promised, Sierra gives her legacy advantage to Sarah, hoping against the obvious reality that she didn’t just turn on her.
Stay tuned to dingoRUE for another live recap of Survivor: Game Changers Episode 11, which airs Wednesday at 8/7c on CBS.