Survivor: Cagayan - Episode 10
Chaos Is My Friend
By Jim Van Nest, Survivor Analyst
May 5, 2014
We come back from break to one of my favorite events, the Survivor Auction. As always, each castaway has been given $500 to bid on items. All kinds of things will be for sale and the auction will end with no notice - $20 increments, no sharing money, no sharing food. Sound like a plan?
The first uncovered item is a box of popcorn, a bowl of candy and a soda. Kass, Jefra and Trish bid, with Trish winning the item for $80. Next item will remain covered. Tasha bids $80; Jefra trumps her at $100 and wins the item. It is a quesadilla with salsa, guacamole and a margarita! Next item will also stay covered. Kass goes in for $20 and no one else bids. Ah, so this is how it's gonna be? So Kass goes up to collect her item. And Jeff gives her the Monte Hall option (Let's Make a Deal again... seriously, check it out). She sticks with the item she bought and it's a beautiful steak sandwich and a glass of iced tea. At this point, Tony tells us that it is so hard to hold out without getting any food. But he is determined to get that advantage.
Next item is the item Kass passed on. Woo gets in on the bidding for $40 and Trish goes to $60. As Trish tries to figure out why people aren't bidding, she goes up to collect her glass of water and bowl of rice that she just paid $60 for. On her way back with the rice, she scolds the players again for not buying. Seriously, I thought she had watched this show before. Two people need any help they can get and one person is determined to keep it out of their hands. And while we're mentioning that, why is Tony the only one worried about this? He's sitting on the most powerful idol in the game and yet he's the only one thinking about keeping immunity out of the hands of the two people that need it most.
The next item is a plate of barbequed ribs and a beer - sold to Woo for $40. Yeah, if this is the way it's gonna go, the Auction isn't really my favorite anymore. This is no fun at all. I mean, I get it. But when three out of seven people are saving all of their cash for one thing, it sure makes the Auction way less fun. As Woo eats his ribs, Spencer tells us that he couldn't even watch as these great items were being sold for such cheap prices. Also, I have to say the scene with Probst and Woo talking about the ribs was (at the same time) hilarious and disturbing. It was like food porn, complete with mood music and everything.