Survivor: Ghost Island Episode 4

A tribe swap gave one tribe the advantage on both new tribes in Survivor: Ghost Island Episode 3. Logically, they should be able to pick off the other side one by one. So that didn’t happen. Instead, Morgan was the first casualty following the swap.

Wendell and Domenick apologize to Angela for trying to get rid of her, despite the fact that she is a member of their original tribe. That should get them precisely nowhere. Their only hope to dig themselves out of this hole they stupidly dug themselves into is Domenick’s idol.

The reward challenge requires them to battle in pairs of two and drag a ring to their post. Reward is peanut butter and jelly and milk. Chelsea sits out for Malolo. Chris makes it 1-0 for Naviti. The next round is an actual challenge, but again Naviti scores as Laurel drags the others. Bradley and Sebastian manage to get Malolo on the board, but Naviti scores again in the next round to win.

They aren’t even bothering to discuss who will go to Ghost Island. They will draw rocks. This is stupid. Clearly these two twists don’t mix well together. Kellyn will be going to Ghost Island just a few seconds after telling Jeff this is her biggest Survivor fear.

Kellyn’s game of chance would allow her to win a secret advantage, but it may cost her next vote. She decides to keep her vote and keep her tribe strong.

We now return to the battle of Chris vs. Domenick. Laurel gets along with Wendell, which apparently matters in Survivor.

For the immunity challenge, they swim to a bamboo cage, climb over it, dive under to lift it, swim back with a chest, and use the balls inside to land them on a perch. Desiree sits out for Malolo. Untying the door proves challenging for Naviti. It gets even worse from there. Wendell can’t hook the bridge after numerous attempts. Chris does, but the rest of the tribe think they are on vacation and won’t help him pull it. By the time Chris and Wendell, the only two people doing anything in this challenge, start shooting, Malolo is ahead 3-0. It’s 3-1. Then 4-1. Naviti makes it 4-2. 4-3. It’s eventually tied. Somehow, Naviti wins, no thanks to most of the tribe.

Because Ghost Island is happening after the reward challenge rather than after the immunity challenge, Kellyn is not forbidden from voting, which gives her original tribe the numbers.

The plan? Take out someone strong. Who cares if they lose challenges, as long as they do an unexpected vote and surprise the others? Neither Brendan nor Mike find this surprising, and they have an idol.

They aren’t going to wait. Rather, Mike is going to reveal that he has an idol in the middle of Tribal Council. He lies and says he will be using James’ idol, which is the one he has, and that it counts as two immunities. They will be voting for Bradley. The others can decide to come along or take a 50/50 chance. Still not overly threatening. The worst that could happen is they lose Bradley and end up in a 4-4 deadlock for next time, so either way he’s gone. Unless there’s some lame twist.

Mike’s immunity is not a double idol, but it is a single. He says he’s playing it for himself and Brendan. After watching the reactions of the others, he plays it for Stephanie. Yeah, he misread that.

Votes
Bradley
Bradley
Bradley
Bradley
Brendan
Brendan
Brendan
Brendan
Brendan

With 5 votes, Brendan has been voted off the island. Good effort with what they had, but it fell flat because they didn’t think the others would be stupid enough to put themselves at such a physical disadvantage.

Stay tuned to dingoRUE for another recap of Survivor: Ghost Island Episode 5, which airs Wednesday at 8/7c on CBS.

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