Survivor: David Vs. Goliath Episode 8

An oddly united merged tribe joined together to get rid of Elizabeth in Survivor: David Vs. Goliath Episode 7.

Angelina has damage control to do after what she privately admits was indeed jury management. Nobody believes her that she wasn’t trying to get Elizabeth’s vote by warning her that she was the target.

There’s supposed to be an alliance of six, but Mike is concerned about the very emotional Gabby not really being with him.

Davie and Nick go idol hunting, and Davie finds what they think is a clue. On the way back, they are joined by Carl. For whatever reason, they say come join the search, and Davie lets Nick go find the advantage, the ability to steal a vote.

For the reward challenge, they will be divided into two teams of six and hold sandbags above their heads. Reward is pizza. Gabby selects Christian, Alison, John, Alec, and Nick. Mike selects Carl, Kara, Davie, Dan, and Angelina. Every 15 minutes, one person must drop out from each team and pass their bags to someone else. Gabby leaves her team behind, and Angelina also drops out. Christian and Carl are next. Dan’s being a cocky idiot and fumbles one of his bags, handing the win to the other team. This wasn’t even about someone not being able to handle it anymore. It was someone flaunting that he could do it one handed.

They ignored Angelina last week when she said that Christian is a threat. Now it’s Mike’s turn to bring up his name. Angelina pretends they are listening to him because he’s a man. No, they are listening to him because he’s talking with them, not at them.

For the immunity challenge, they will hold a buoy with two poles. Kara falls quickly. Christian, Alison, Davie, John, Gabby, and Carl are right behind. Alec is next. Then Mike. And Nick. None of these people lasted long at all, and then there were two. Angelina drops. Dan wins immunity.

Angelina’s going to have to trust people who she knows have no reason to trust her. If Christian isn’t the one going home, the next most likely is Angelina.

The other wrinkle in the plan is that Alec doesn’t want to blindside Nick, so he reveals the plan to him. Nick in turn warns Christian. He doesn’t outright say who the target is, but he does tell him they are lying to him.

Then Nick goes to Davie and asks about using the advantage to save Christian.

Nick doesn’t use his advantage. However, Davie plays his idol for Christian. The perfect plan and the right target, blown up because they trusted someone who already proved untrustworthy during the first vote after the swap. Angelina asks Dan to play his idol as well. Then she begs. He agrees. So who’s going home?

Votes
Christian (does not count)
Christian (does not count)
Christian (does not count)
Christian (does not count)
Christian (does not count)
Christian (does not count)
Christian (does not count)
Angelina (does not count)
Angelina (does not count)
John
John

With 2 votes, John has been voted off the island. The people who shouldn’t have had the numbers split the votes and still get their way. This was not a useful use of Dan’s idol. He’d have been better off with John than Angelina. That was the problem with playing the idol. Unlike the other side, they didn’t create a contingency plan.

Stay tuned to dingoRUE for another recap of Survivor: David Vs. Goliath Episode 9, which airs Wednesday at 8/7c on CBS.

Survivor: David Vs. Goliath Episode 7

Having been a target since the beginning, Lyrsa finally met her demise in Survivor: David Vs. Goliath Episode 6 in the first vote in which the Goliaths haven’t given up their numbers and voted out one of their own.

The Tiva tribe hears a boat coming, followed by another. It’s time to merge.

Despite their awful voting strategy when they were separated into different tribes, Goliaths still have a narrow 7-6 advantage.

It’s not all happy on either side. Carl wants to get rid of Elizabeth. Meanwhile, it comes out at the feast that Alec flipped and already voted out a Goliath.

Dan immediately tells Kara that he found another idol. That’s the second time he’s done that, but at least this time he didn’t tell anyone else.

Alec, Mike, Christian, Gabby, Nick, and Alison have formed an alliance of six, which consists of three people from each of the original tribe. They plan to pick off some Davids first. Maybe the David members don’t have much choice, but they could also just be digging a hole.

The first individual immunity challenge requires them to keep swinging a pendulum through a frame and around a statue. Mike is out first, followed by Christian and then Carl. Gabby is next. Nobody is having any issues with the statue. Rather, they are being stopped by hitting the frame and their momentum falling apart. Kara is next. Nick is the first to actually drop his statue. After 15 minutes, those who remain must switch hands. Davie, Angelina, Alec, and John quickly drop. Dan is next. Elizabeth drops. Alison wins immunity.

In addition to Carl having issues with her, Elizabeth is also trying to rally people against Dan, which he learns she is doing. She needed that more than she thought. The flaw in that plan is that she’s not much of a threat. Granted, they are discussing that after she almost just won something.

Angelina has a different plan. Target Christian. She’s right. He is more threatening. However, there is no chance of that result happening.

She’s not alone in wanting to see a shake up. Gabby was onboard with the plan to get rid of a David, but she’s not happy with it. Still, she can’t do anything about it, and isn’t forcing her opinion on people.

When Angelina finds out that nobody supports her plan no matter how much she tries to dictate it to them, first she makes it clear she’s angry with them and thinks this is a mistake. Then, she warns Elizabeth.

Rather than being thankful for this information, Elizabeth uses it against her, throwing her under the bus at Tribal. Alison piles on saying she’s just trying to manage the jury, which apparently begins tonight. How does that work at 13 people? I thought these people were just losing it, but I’m confused how this math works.

Then Gabby starts crying. Again. Where did that come from?

Votes
Angelina
Elizabeth
Elizabeth
Elizabeth
Elizabeth
Elizabeth
Elizabeth
Elizabeth

With 7 votes, Elizabeth has been voted off the island. She went down swinging and probably helped to ultimately bring down Angelina, but it’s very odd to see 12 people united to get rid of the same person.

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