Survivor: Cagayan - Episode 10

Chaos Is My Friend

By Jim Van Nest, Survivor Analyst

May 5, 2014

They wouldn't have voted her off if she'd kept wearing the hat.

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Hello, good people, and welcome to the BOP Survivor: Cagayan recap for Episode 10! Last week saw Spencer and Tash fail to pull Jefra into the fold to change up the game. Without her vote, Jeremiah was sent to the jury. Facing a 5-2 deficit, you have to wonder if Spencer and Tash are just destined for sixth and seventh place...or if the big difference in numbers will now have the alliance looking to whittle itself down a little. Oh yeah, and Tony found the all-powerful Tyler Perry idol, keeping him safe from the vote... even if Jeff reads his name on every piece of parchment.

I'm really looking forward to tonight's episode as it's time for the Survivor Auction!! I always enjoy the auction episodes. I enjoy the bidding against each other, the idea of buying a $500 hamburger and to see who has the will power to pass up all the food and go for the idol clue or immunity advantage that will be offered. When it comes to the immunity/idol clue, you usually have to look at who's on bottom to get an idea of who will be looking for it. I would expect Spencer and/or Tasha could be in the running for this item. At the same time, Tony knows this game, so he may sit on this item as well, in hopes of keeping it away from Spencer. After that, I'd expect everyone else to go nuts over the food items. I'm also hoping for a "zonk" or two in tonight's auction. (For you younger readers, Google 'Let's Make a Deal' to see what a "zonk" is.) No matter what happens with the bidding and eating, tonight is shaping up to be another great episode in a pretty darn good season. It could be even better if this is the point where the good guys start to turn the tables.


We begin tonight's action like we do every week, at camp as the tribe returns from Tribal Council. Jefra tells us about how she wanted to turn on Tony, but looking at the bigger picture, she felt it was better to stick with her alliance than take her chances against Spencer or Tasha in the end. As the tribe begins to talk, Spencer is asked about the idol. He says he found it the same day Woo stole the clue. Of course, Kass knew all along that he had it. That's why they voted for Jeremiah. Spencer isn't buying it, but the fact remains: He had an idol, and he played it wrong. As Spencer tried to pep himself up with a barrage of clich├ęs, Kass and Tony are reveling in the fact that they flushed the idol and got the vote they wanted. This is why viewers don't like them. If they're out their wondering, this is why. It's not the moves or the lies or the backstabbing. It's the gloating in people's faces after the fact. I've said a thousand times... hand the ball to the ref and get back in the huddle. Act like you've been there before. But they JUST. CAN'T. DO IT.

The next morning, Tony and Woo come back with Tree Mail. Woo shows off the wallets of cash that can only signify one thing: Survivor Auction! And there was much rejoicing. As they head out, Tony tells us that in every auction there is an advantage in the game. He wants that advantage. And more important, he doesn't want Spencer or Tasha to get it. Right before the credits, Spencer tells us how important this auction could be for him and Tash. They have to play it right.

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