Survivor: Blood vs Water - Episode 9

My Brother's Keeper

By Ben Willoughby

November 14, 2013

Every one of these people has been voted out of the game yet Tyson remains. It's maddening.

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Probst then asks Monica what is to stop them getting rid of her tonight. After all, they can get rid of Tina any time they want. Monica admits that there is always doubt, and recaps the vote-splitting discussion. She says “maybe I’m on the bottom.”

Probst asks Hayden why they should split the vote, and he blah-blahs about how they have run through all the scenarios. He ends on “Should we split the vote and maybe take out the bottom? Maybe we should.” Monica jumps up that “splitting the vote is a really silly plan” and claims that she is “extremely trustworthy” and to her alliance, “I don’t know how you could ask for a better player.”

It’s also a silly plan because if they split the vote 4-3 between Tina and Monica, Tina and Katie could just vote for Monica and survive without even playing an idol if they had one. I suppose they could vote for Tina, two for Monica, and then unanimously on the re-vote, but that’s pretty risky.

Probst gives the last words to Tina. “Why keep you?” She argues that if Monica were voted out, it wouldn’t be crucial to the numbers. There’d be a blind-side sooner or later, but the only way to ensure a blind-side tonight would be if she had the idol. “Maybe I have the idol, maybe I haven’t. We’ll just have to see.” Time to vote.


We see Katie’s vote for Monica and Monica’s vote for Tina. When Probst comes back from “tallying” the votes, he asks if anyone has a hidden immunity idol and Tina starts rummaging through her bag. But she’s playing. “I wish I found it, but I didn’t.”

The votes are for Monica, Tyson, Tina, Tina, Tina and the tenth person voted out of Survivor: Blood vs. Water is Tina. She doesn’t take it badly, giving Katie a kiss and saying “see y’all tomorrow” after Probst snuffs her torch. Probst does “good news/bad news” again. Good news, Katie is that the alliance of seven is not as tight as they seem. Bad news, your mother is gone!

Next time on Survivor, Laura? is excitedly talking to Ciera. “Can you believe we’re the last couple?” Ciera interviews: “My mom needs to go!”

Tina arrives at Redemption Island talking about how nice it is to have a second shot. To stay in the game, I think she’ll need a third. Vytas claims to be happy to “give Tina a hug, give her a blanket and send her on her way tomorrow.” With that sort of interview, maybe it won’t work out that way.

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