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Survivor Cagayan: “Havoc to Wreck”

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Previously on Survivor

Now that you are all caught up, here are the remaining contestants following last week’s episode:

Spencer Bledsoe
Tasha Fox
Kass McQuillen
Yung “Woo” Hwang
Trish Hegarty
Tony Vlachos

The Jury:

Jefra Bland
Jeremiah Wood
LJ McKanas
Morgan McLeod
Sarah Lacina

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With Tony continuing to make moves behind his alliance’s back, Kass was feeling uncertain of her place in the game and annoyed by his constant maneuvering. It left her ready to move on from her alliance with him. Spencer continued to plant seeds of paranoia in Tony’s ear, which only got worse when Kass accused him of calling her a bitch behind her back. Despite Tony confronting her nicely, Kass continued to incorrectly accuse him of talking about her to Woo and Spencer. The episode set up a massive showdown between two of the most headstrong players this season, both of which have been playing the game hard since the word go.

As their confrontation reached a boiling point, Kass told Tony he better play his Idol tonight because she was voting for him, and, unable to control himself, Tony divulged the fact that he possessed the Idol with special powers as well as his regular Hidden Idol, and that if she voted for him, she would be going home.

At the Reward Challenge, Kass, Woo, and Spencer took on Tasha, Tony, and Trish in a two-team battle. Tasha got her team’s puzzle started off at an incredible rate, but in the end, fell short as Spencer came from way behind to assemble his puzzle first, winning the Reward for himself, Kass, and Woo. The reward allowed them to bring school supplies to the children of Cagayan, an experience that Woo said would stay with him for the rest of his life. Woo put on a martial arts presentation for the kids as well, something that completely won Kass over. Afterwards, the three talked strategy over a meal, and planned to split the vote between Tony and Trish in hopes to flush out Tony’s Idol, if not possibly send him home.

When they returned to camp, Tony picked Woo’s brain over what was discussed at the reward, and for the first time in the game, Woo lied to Tony, telling him that they talked about getting Tasha out of the game. But Tony wasn’t buying it, smelling a lie from a mile away. It wasn’t a hard one to spot, though, as Woo is one of the worst liars the game has ever seen.

The crucial Immunity Challenge came next, testing endurance and memory, as contestants would have to count the number of items in six different piles before running across the beach to use those numbers in a combination lock. It took a while, but Spencer managed to finally crack the code, beating out Tasha, who had won the previous three Individual Immunity Challenges in a row, one off of a Survivor record held by Kelly Wigglesworth, a contestant on the very first season of Survivor. Spencer donned the Immunity Necklace, safe from tonight’s contentious Tribal Council vote.

With Trish and Tony both exposed to tonight’s vote, Tasha, Spencer, and Woo met to confirm the vote tonight, splitting with the boys voting for Tony, and the girls voting for Trish. This made Woo even more unsettled, knowing not only would he betray Tony, but would also have to write his name down. On what was to be the night she was sent home, Tasha played things a little too cool, tipping Tony off to the fact that something was up.

Kass then pulled Woo aside last minute to see if he wanted to vote out Tasha instead, knowing she would be tougher totasha beat than Tony in the finals at this point. Before we could get his response, Survivor put the smokescreen veil over us as the group headed to Tribal. The expected discussion was had, and we were shown that Tasha and Spencer voted as they said they would, for Trish and Tony, respectively. Tony voted for Tasha, and when Jeff called for any Idols, Tony kept his in his bag of tricks. The names were announced one by one, and it appears that Kass and Woo did flip last moment, as Tasha was voted out and became the sixth member of the jury.

It is now Spencer vs. the world. Can he continue to hold on? Is Tony still capable of winning if he reaches the finals? If it isn’t one of those two, who stands the best shot of winning among Kass, Woo, and Trish? Stay tuned as the season draws closer to the end, and see my thoughts on the odds of winning below.

My Top Five Power Rankings for Survivor: Cagayan:

  1. Spencer Bledsoe
  2. Tony Vlachos
  3. Kass McQuillen
  4. Yung “Woo” Hwang
  5. Trish Hegarty

Week Ten:

  1. Spencer Bledsoe
  2. Tony Vlachos
  3. Tasha Fox
  4. Kass McQuillen
  5. Trish Hegarty

Week Nine:

  1. Spencer Bledsoe
  2. Tony Vlachos
  3. Trish Hegarty
  4. Yung “Woo” Hwang
  5. Tasha Fox

Week Eight:

  1. Spencer Bledsoe
  2. Tony Vlachos
  3. Yung “Woo” Hwang
  4. Trish Hegarty
  5. Tasha Fox

Week Seven:

  1. Spencer Bledsoe
  2. Tony Vlachos
  3. Yung “Woo” Hwang
  4. LJ McKanas
  5. Trish Hegarty

Week Six:

  1. Spencer Bledsoe
  2. Kass McQuillen
  3. Yung “Woo” Hwang
  4. LJ McKanas
  5. Tasha Fox

Week Five:

  1. Kass McQuillen
  2. Spencer Bledsoe
  3. Tasha Fox
  4. Sarah Lucina
  5. Yung “Woo” Hwang

Week Four:

  1. Spencer Bledsoe
  2. Kass McQuillen
  3. Tasha Fox
  4. Sarah Lacina
  5. Alexis Maxwell

Week Three:

  1. Yung “Woo” Hwang
  2. Sarah Lacina
  3. Alexis Maxwell
  4. Jeremiah Wood
  5. Tasha Fox

Week Two:

  1. Yung “Woo” Hwang
  2. Sarah Lacina
  3. Alexis Maxwell
  4. Jeremiah Wood
  5. Tasha Fox

Week One:

  1. Yung “Woo” Hwang
  2. Jeremiah Wood
  3. Tasha Fox
  4. Sarah Lacina
  5. Cliff Robinson

What do you think?

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Written by Mark Johnson

Lover of all things film and Oscar. Fantasy sports’ equivalent of George Steinbrenner. Your very own Han Solo, making friends all over the movie-loving galaxy in spite of himself. When he’s not ranking just about everything or dominating boardgames, Mark is breaking down the Oscar race 24/7 with Rain Man-like stats and knowledge. In his downtime, you can find him commiserating with other Northeast Ohio sports fans because a hero isn’t complete without a little heartbreak. If Game of Thrones, Lost, Breaking Bad, Mad Men, and Survivor are your style, then congratulations, you have something in common with this inglourious basterd.

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