Survivor: Blood vs Water - Episode 12

Rustle Feathers

By Ben Willoughby

December 5, 2013

At least he'll always be remembered as a hard worker.

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“That’s incorrect,” says Gervase. The jury cracks a smile but Gervase explains “what she has on that side is a backstabber, a backstabber, a liar, a liar. What she has here is honest words, people who keep their word and people who keep it together.”

The jury openly laughs, and Hayden says “why is the jury laughing?”

“They’re laughing because they tried to stab us in the back and they got played first!” Frowny face from Aras, and it’s true, we never saw Aras considering a move against Gervase.

“Nobody’s entertaining any ideas of jumping ship. It’s one, two, three and four. And guess what? Hayden, you’re going on the jury, belieeeeve that.” Probst points out that Gervase said Ciera was #4 again. Gervase hand-waves it away (on seating position, I guess) while Hayden is whispering to Katie “Monica.”

Gervase says that Ciera’s not going home tonight. “If she wants to go home, the time to make a move is now.” Probst points out that’s not true – Ciera could flip, tie things up 3-3 and they could all draw rocks.

“I don’t think Ciera is #4” is Tyson’s somber response.

“Yeah right,” says Hayden.

Probst assumes that means Monica would be #4. “Perhaps,” she admits uneasily.

Hayden pushes that there’s no perhaps about it, because Tyson and Gervase are #1 and #2. Tyson makes another deadpan response, and then says “Ciera, I’m telling you right now, I’ve never betrayed you, these guys have both written your name down and protected us, and I’m planning on staying with that.”


“You can be #4 all day long. You can come with us, we can draw rocks. And that’s a big move.”

Gervase wants to interrupt. “What did he say when we came back to camp after Caleb went home. Who’s getting his vote? Tyson!”

“But that was to rustle your feathers,” says Katie. “Do you want to trust people who are wishy-washy? Or people who are real with you? We’ve been one hundred with you.”

“Ciera, it was totally to rustle feathers, it was totally to rile Gerv up.”

“Ruffle,” says Tyson. Hayden doesn’t know what Tyson’s talking about. “Ruffle feathers. You said Russell Feathers. Russell is a first name”.

Hayden says he doesn’t care, then explains that it’s r-u-s-t-l-e- like rustling leaves before making a “why doesn’t he understand?” face. Do feathers make a rustling sound? I hope Kat brings this up frequently whenever Hayden laughs at her made up words. Also, I’d like to meet Russell Feathers, feather rustler. Or at least see the pilot episode. But anyway, the tension seems broken, a little.

Still, there is more discussion about who will be #4 and more pressure on Ciera. “You make a big move, and it works out, you’re a millionaire at the end of the game.” Tyson tells Ciera that if it doesn’t work out, she could be going home tonight by drawing a rock. Time to vote.

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