Survivor: David Vs. Goliath Episode 3

The Davids lost again in Survivor: David Vs. Goliath Episode 2, so rather than voting out their weakest links, they chose to get rid of Jessica.

Gabby considers Christian her number one ally. He may play along, but his primary ally is Nick. The two of them spread gossip that Gabby is to blame for the last vote. Nick sees this as an opportunity to get rid of someone who may become a closer ally to Christian than he is.

Jeremy’s paranoid that everybody is talking about him behind his back. He calls a tribe meeting to tell people to stop doing this. Are they actually doing it, though? Furthermore, he warns people that Dan has an idol. He didn’t exactly show it to him, but he knows because he is searching through people’s belongings.

A very rainy immunity challenge requires to them to maneuver through an obstacle course while attached to a rope, hook and pull a sled, and solve a large block puzzle. Reward is wet blankets, pillows, and other comfort items. Natalia and Angelina sit out for Goliath. Alec and Bi are the two on the obstacle course and end up dead even. That frees up two groups of three for the next leg. Still tied. Goliath pulls into a bit of a lead on the sled ring toss, but it’s anybody’s game heading into the puzzle. It’s the two nerds going against presumably less well equipped goliaths, including Natalie, who insisted on not sitting out as usual. Davids win immunity.

Despite the good news, Bi sprained her MCL during the challenge. She previously tore it and had to sit out for two months from her fighting. A weak knee could turn an otherwise potentially helpful asset into a liability.

Natalie’s failure at the challenge could easily be the final nail in her coffin. As it is, people don’t like her bossing them around and being aggressive, which she acknowledges, though she tries to use more favorable words.

Her only hope is that Jeremy is a dangerous player who has proven to be willing to do anything. Angela is pushing very hard to make this plan happen. Under the right circumstances, it’s not a tough sell because Jeremy is a problem. He’s just less of a problem than Natalie and can also contribute in a team game.

Though she’s annoyingly scrambling by arguing with Jeremy, Natalie seems to know she only has a couple hours left in the game. The bickering continues at Tribal Council. Whoever goes, I don’t think we’ve seen the last of this behavior from the one who remains.

Votes
Natalie
Jeremy
Jeremy
Jeremy
Jeremy
Jeremy
Jeremy

With 6 votes, Jeremy has been voted off the island. Not the smartest move this early in the game.

Stay tuned to dingoRUE for another recap of Survivor: David Vs. Goliath Episode 4, which airs Wednesday at 8/7c on CBS.

Survivor: David Vs. Goliath Episode 2

Any strategy went out the window in Survivor: David Vs. Goliath Episode 1 when Pat was medically evacuated after being injured on the transport back from the immunity challenge.

The hits keep coming. This time, the tribes get some of the worst weather conditions, a cyclone.

Kara seems to be in a showmance with Dan, but she wants people to know that isn’t really true. Natalia decides the girls have the power and have the guys wrapped around their fingers.

Dan says two too many people know about the idol. You told them. There was no reason for it. Now, more people know. Jeremy searches his bag and finds it. His rationale is that smart people should expect people to search their belongings. He also tells Mike.

Since he caught the octopus, Davie wants to fall into the role of provider. He’s constantly searching for food. And other things. In his travels, he finds an idol.

Nick was the target, but now that they lost Pat, they can’t just throw potentially strong people away. Carl targets Lyrsa as the weakest person. Not an unreasonable accusation. She takes credit for the first challenge, the one that Christian won and she just happened to be there, as an example of why this is wrong.

Natalie’s game is to lay low and get along with people. She can’t even do that little. John warns her, and she aggressively takes it to the others. She calls it assertive and doesn’t care if people get offended. Oh, they will.

For the immunity challenge, they will climb a ladder to retrieve a key to unlock a boat, paddle to a platform, retrieve bags of puzzle pieces, and solve a block puzzle on a wobbly table. Natalie sits out for Goliath. In addition to her social conflicts, she’s not apparently going to be any use in challenges either. Alec is the ladder climber and easily beats Bi. She finally finishes by the time Goliath starts on the puzzle. This seems over, but they aren’t exactly the puzzle tribe if the first challenge is any indication. Perhaps none of that matters because Jeff eventually tells us it’s been over an hour and they’re still working on the puzzle. In the end, Goliaths win immunity and fishing gear.

Lyrsa’s hail Mary is Jessica, not the most logical option, but they aren’t playing to win challenges, just to make it another day. Elizabeth wants to save her friend. Gabby is worried about a Lyrsa vote because she admits she’s also weak, so if weak people are targets, she’s next. They hope to win over Christian and in turn Nick.

Votes
Lyrsa
Jessica
Lyrsa
Jessica
Lyrsa
Lyrsa
Jessica
Jessica
Jessica

With 5 votes, Jessica has been voted off the island. Not a result I would have predicted, but there are just enough people worried about what the others will do with the power rather than what will happen in challenges.

Stay tuned to dingoRUE for another recap of Survivor: David Vs. Goliath Episode 3, which airs Wednesday at 8/7c on CBS.