Survivor: David Vs. Goliath Episode 13

Christian was again saved by an idol in Survivor: David Vs. Goliath Episode 12, leaving his closest ally who tried to turn on him so she could prove a point Gabby as the casualty.

Christian says he’s suspected Nick’s motives for quite a bit because he’s not really being honest. He’s not being honest? He isn’t the one who started this.

Nick finds the idol in front of Angelina, Christian, and Mike. It’s fake. Davie doesn’t believe his ploy… much. He continues to search.

For the reward challenge, they will be tied to ropes and must maneuver through obstacles to make their way to toss bags at blocks. Reward is a helicopter ride for lunch. Davie is first to start tossing, but he hasn’t left himself enough rope to get to more than a couple of his bags when he has to retrieve them to throw again. Angelina’s even worse off, unable to reach anything. Ditto for Kara. It comes down to a battle between Nick and Davie. Davie wins reward.

He chooses Nick to go with him, repaying him for choosing him on the family visit. Angelina complains that they both chose him. Would have been easier to say that he picked the person who almost just beat him. Does anyone have a final plea? Yes, Angelina does. She got the rice for them by giving up the immunity that she never would have won. So Davie’s second choice is Kara.

When they are alone, Davie warns Kara that Nick has two idols. Upon her return to camp, Kara warns Alison. Her plan was to keep Mike and Angelina in the dark. Kara has no such plan, promptly telling Mike.

Davie’s still not done searching, despite his belief that Nick may have actually found a second idol. He does not find an idol, but he does find an advantage. Also known as an idol. This idol is only good at the next Tribal Council, unless he is willing to risk his next vote. He’s got 50/50 odds. He chooses not to partake, taking guaranteed safety for next time (unless he wants to waste it again, saving someone who he now cannot get rid of) but also keeping his vote.

For the immunity challenge, they will stand on a narrow perch while balancing balls on a wooden disc. Everybody survives to the second round and a second ball. Kara and Angelina drop. Davie drops, and Christian follows. Nick drops. Alison and Mike move to the third round. Mike wins immunity.

Christian was the target who almost everybody tried to get rid of, but so far we have heard plans to target Nick and now Alison. Mike would like to revisit the Christian plan.

Nick comes clean to Davie. He only has one idol. With that honesty, Davie no longer wants to get rid of Nick, someone who’s proving trustworthy.

There’s a problem with that. He already told everybody that he wants to get rid of Nick. That’s the part that Mike tells him because that’s the only part anyone knows. Now Nick’s against Davie. I don’t think that’s what he wanted, but perhaps if Mike splinters the vote enough, he can still get rid of Christian.

Davie plays his idol for himself. Nick also plays an idol, the fake one he made. He played the fake one to get a read on them. So then he plays his real idol for himself.

Votes
Davie (does not count)
Davie (does not count)
Alison
Christian
Alison
Christian
Christian

With 3 votes, Christian has been voted off the island. He was the biggest threat to win. I don’t get why Alison is such a big target. Meanwhile, Davie was forced to burn his idol, and Nick wasted his, though his name was coming up an awful lot. Interesting strategy he used to fish up reactions, but obviously he misread them.

Mike and Alison ended up going after Davie. Davie and Christian went for Alison. The deciding votes were Angelina, Kara, and Nick for Christian.

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Survivor: David Vs. Goliath Episode 12

Having somehow been dubbed the godfather, Carl ended up being eliminated in Survivor: David Vs. Goliath Episode 11.

Nick regrets saving Christian and burning all their advantages now that he’s flipped on them.

For the reward challenge, they will be divided into pairs who will race under an obstacle to gather balls to toss on a beam. Having dragged behind everybody else, Nick and Angelina get lucky and unlock their balls first, but they can’t untie them before everybody else starts shooting. Davie is the first to land a ball. Nick scores. Angelina scores, bringing herself and Nick the win. Reward is a BBQ with loved ones. They choose Davie to join them because he and Nick promised each other that a long time ago. Angelina chooses Mike.

The four who end up on the reward discuss a final four. That seems to sound good to everybody. Except Davie. They’ve all been together with each other for a long time, so he feels on the outside of such an alliance.

Wanting to prove she’s not Christian’s sidekick who constantly needs his emotional support, Gabby now leads the charge to blindside Christian. Oh yes, that plan again, now from a different mouth.

For the immunity challenge, they will balance on a perch holding a pole connected to a bucket. Mike is first to drop. After 5 minutes, they move to the next more difficult phase. Gabby fails to make the transition. Alison drops. Then Angelina. The others last another 10 minutes to move to the next phase. Those on the bench start coaching Nick but refuse to do the same for Christian when asked. Nick drops. Christian follows. Davie is next. Kara wins immunity.

Christian’s target is Alison. He’s alone there.

Gabby approaches Nick about getting rid of Christian. That works for Nick. He’s saved Christian. Twice. After the last vote, their alliance is dead.

Davie has other plans. He wants someone weak to be eliminated. Christian is a good shield. That makes Gabby a target, so he approaches Christian to warn him that Gabby and Nick are after him.

At least Christian would like to try to repair the bridge with Nick, hoping to save his idol for another night.

Before Jeff reads the votes, Christian asks for a second to think. Then he looks around to read the crowd. Then he plays his idol.

Votes
Christian (does not count)
Christian (does not count)
Christian (does not count)
Christian (does not count)
Christian (does not count)
Alison
Gabby
Gabby

With 2 votes, Gabby has been voted off the island. They split the vote just enough to take out Christian’s former sidekick, though at the end of the day, nobody had Christian’s back. This is the second time Christian has had the most votes but been saved. The people who saved him last time are getting burned by that choice, though they did eliminate someone expendable.

Stay tuned to dingoRUE for another recap of Survivor: David Vs. Goliath Episode 13, which airs Wednesday at 8/7c on CBS.