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Survivor: Blood vs Water - Episode 13

Out on a Limb

By Jim Van Nest, Survivor Analysis HOFer

December 12, 2013

Katie deserved a better fate.

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Ciera says she played in with them making fun of Monica because she was part of their group. But now that she's flipped sides, I guess, she wants to tell Monica the truth. Ciera continues on with the story about the horrible things that have been said. Monica makes a pretty long speech and I'm not sure what it all meant, but I think she was saying that if all that stuff has happened will eventually come back to them. Hayden and Ciera go in for the kill by suggesting that when her family is watching this show...how will they feel about how she's playing? Tyson, to his credit, asks Monica, "Monica, do I ever tell you what to do? Or do I ask you what you want to do and we talk about it?" Ciera interrupts this to tell her how much she loves her and how it's time to start playing Monica's game, not Tyson's game.

Before we move on, I think it has to be said...flipping on the alliance that she's been in since day one...is that Monica's game? Sounds a lot more like Ciera's game to me. I really don't like this type of bullying and manipulation. I get that it's a game and it's "do whatever it takes to win," but we have not seen anything through 13 episodes of this show that backs up Ciera's story about the horrible things allegedly being said about Monica. Tyson has mentioned several times that she plays too hard, that she gets a little crazy and that she needs to shut up. But that is nothing like what Ciera is telling her. I don't care for this type of game and I can't imagine the jury s liking it. With that, it's time to vote.




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Jeff goes to tally the votes and Monica is just sitting with her head in her hands. Anyone want to play an immunity idol? After much deliberation...nope. And here are the votes: Hayden, Gervase, Hayden, Gervase and the final vote and the 14th person out of Survivor: Blood vs. Water - Hayden. And there it is, lies and bullying will not win you this game. Hayden, on Redemption Island, is pissed that Monica just keeps listening to Tyson. No, dude, you're pissed that she's NOT listening to you. Plain and simple. In all seriousness, it's like they told this lie to Monica so much they actually started to believe it. So, we are down to four. I would expect the next duel to get someone back into the game. Is there anyone that can come back and drive a wedge into the alliance? I really don't think so. I think no matter who comes back, Tyson, Gervase and Monica will be sitting in the final Tribal answering questions.

And that'll do it for tonight's episode. PROGRAMMING NOTE: Don't forget the finale of Survivor: Blood Vs. Water will be this Sunday at 7 p.m. While you're not forgetting that...don't forget that CBS also has football on in the afternoon. Football which almost every week bleeds into 60 Minutes and there is not a snowball's chance in hell that CBS will EVER pre-empt 60 Minutes. They will show it, in its entirety. So, be sure to set your DVRs to catch all three hours of Survivor (including Reunion - where it's rumored that the entire cast will get to sit on the stage) and schedule some time after to catch the run off. Until Sunday, my friends, take care!


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