Survivor: Blood vs Water - Episode 9
My Brother's Keeper
By Ben Willoughby
November 14, 2013
Probst asks Katie whether it could be her, her mother or Vytas tonight. Katie agrees, and says that if it’s not her, she’ll be “looking for the cracks” and “hopefully there’ll be someone here who makes a move.”
Vytas isn’t done fighting, and says that if he is voted out, the “women would behoove themselves to rally” and “Tyson and Gervase... should be the guys that these girls get out.” Time to vote.
Monica votes for Vytas, with a “what up, Brad?” That’s about as current as saying “I’m voting for Katie... not!” Ciera votes for Katie. And when Probst “tallies” the votes, they are for Vytas, Katie, “Thai Sun”, Vytas, Vytas, Vytas and Vytas. How come Katie only has one vote? It turns out that only Ciera voted for Katie. Laura? voted for Vytas, as did Tina and Katie. Probst’s parting words are that the bad news for Tina and Katie is that they are on the bottom, but the good news is they have nothing left to lose.
The castaways arrive back at camp and Tina mocks the departed Vytas by saying to Monica “let me just tell you a thing or two.” Monica happily proclaims to the group that she flipped her vote to Vytas after “the vitriol attack” at Tribal Council, and even repeats her “what up, Brad?” comment as though it was the most cutting thing ever. Hayden fake-laughs.
Understandably not everyone is enthusiastic about this. Gervase interviews about how annoyed he is that Monica didn’t stick with the plan, and that he would have lost it if someone other than Vytas had been voted out. They really should have interviewed Tyson, who actually did do this in the Heroes vs. Villains season. But it’s Gervase. “Don’t rock the boat,” he says. “Moves like that make me say, ‘let’s get rid of Monica next’. One more straw and the camel’s back will be broke.” Can we trust Monica to go through a whole half-episode without saying anything stupid?
On Redemption Island, “I did not expect to see you,” lies Aras. Vytas is quick to blame Aras for his downfall. “You’re the one that got us out of the game, bro.” “There’s just no way I could have seen it.” “There were signs,” Vytas’ hindsight is 20/20.
In interview, Vytas is still blaming Aras. “He said he was good,” and now Vytas was voted out due to “guilt by association.” So, Vytas who last episode was talking about dominating the game with his brother, and before that was only kept in the game because of his alliance with his brother, is now pleading “I’m just here from guilt by association?” That’s some sense of entitlement. Let’s give Vytas some time to calm down. I liked him a lot better when he wasn’t believing his own cock-and-bull stories.
Vytas continues bickering with Aras about whether they are still in the game or not. Aras is definite they are still in the game, because if they weren’t he would be eating a cheeseburger. Vytas is less optimistic. “It’s different. It’s purgatory.” “I’m going to come back and I’m going to win the game,” bright-sides Aras. Vytas belches loudly.