Survivor: Cagayan - Episode 8
Bag of Tricks
By Jim Van Nest, Survivor Analyst
April 17, 2014
We come back from break to Tree Mail. The mail tells them they'll win some nourishment and rejuvenation. Even a suggestion of a Reward freaks Tony out now. He wants to win the reward so that whoever goes on it can't plan without him. Wow...dude is on overdrive right now. It's crazy to see someone in a 6-3 alliance so worried about losing. I don't know, maybe I'm the one that's nuts here and this kind of paranoia is what will get him to the end. It just seems like a hard way to play out there. And with that...
Probst sighting! Today's challenge will see them divided into three teams of three. The teams will work to release some sandbags. They'll have to throw them through a net tunnel. Once they get all their sandbags through, one person will have to bounce the sandbags off a trampoline and into some baskets. First team to fill all five baskets wins reward. Today's reward is a spa day. They'll get clean and pampered. They'll get to eat. They'll get complete rejuvenation. The teams are split like this: Jeremiah, Spencer and Tony; LJ, Jefra and Trish; Woo, Tasha and Kass.
First team out is Jeremiah. They get their bags way before either of the other teams. LJ is next followed by Woo. Jeremiah's team is hung up on the net tunnel a little bit but they still hold a slight lead over the other teams. They are the first team to get all 20 bags through the tunnel and Tony starts bouncing sandbags. His first three shots find their target. Jefra is shooting for her team while Woo shoots for his. Before anyone else can land a bag, Tony lands the fourth and fifth and Tony, Spencer and Jeremiah win reward! They're off for showers, massages and food. Everyone else? Jeff's got nothin' for them. As we head to break, Tony tells us that he's going to get Spencer and Jeremiah on board to vote out LJ.
We come back from break as the six losers arrive back at camp. Woo tells us how bummed he was not to have won that reward. He's feeling pretty good about Tony keeping an eye on Spencer and Jeremiah. Jefra tells us that everyone is down about losing. She's not worried about that and is thinking more about still being in the game. We join LJ, Trish and Jefra out on the water. LJ is telling them about how paranoid Tony is and how he's talking about getting rid of Woo. He confirms with the girls that the other three HAVE to be the next to go. They all discuss how they have to talk Tony down and get him to relax a little bit. Trish feels that she is in the best position to do that and she'll work on that when he gets back from reward.
We now join the guys on the reward. Spencer is planning to work something on this reward. He's been down before and keeps getting back up. He's glad to have his right hand with him in Jeremiah and he's really looking to see what's in Tony's head. Tony starts the conversation by asking Spencer where his head is. Spencer tells Tony that right now the three of them are pawns and they can be moved around however he wants.