Survivor: Cagayan - Episode 11 Part Two
Havoc to Wreak
By Jim Van Nest, Survivor Analyst
May 12, 2014
The trio comes back to camp with an agreement to not tell Tony anything about their talks. As they walk down the beach, Spencer says that he'll talk to Tasha about their discussions and get her on board. Kass asks Woo if they should wait until he decides. "I'm in." And with that, a new final four/three alliance is formed. Of course, with two idols in his pocket (including the all-powerful Tyler Perry idol), this might be the shortest lived alliance ever. They once again talk about not telling anyone what's going on and just playing along with Tony and Trish. They come back into camp and Spencer tells the others about how amazing Woo was with the kids and what a showman he turned out to be. Looking at the three in the shelter, I have to say again how amazing and how necessary it was for Woo to win that challenge. It was huge.
Spencer pulls Tasha aside and rolls out the plan to her. The Brains and Woo will turn on Tony and Trish, split the vote and flush an idol. Tasha asks the million dollar question, "Do you totally trust Woo?" Spencer says that he sure hopes so. If not, Tony knows everything already. Spencer mentions that Tony reads people really well and that it's hard to lie to him. Tony and Trish are in the shelter and she's concerned that maybe they got to Woo. Tony says he'll just ask Woo if there was any strategy talk. They decide that if he says nothing was talked about, he's lying and they could be screwed.
So now is the time on Survivor where Tony asks his boy, Woo, what happened on the reward. So Tony asks Woo whether there was any strategy talk. He says that there sure was. Kass and Spencer want to take out Tasha. Tony's like, "Whaaaaa?" He says that's no strategy talk and where does it leave Spencer? He tells us that Woo has been his loyal ally this entire game, so he has no reason not to trust him. But we see him trying to clarify with Woo. He asks Woo again about whether Spencer mentioned him or his idol at all. Woo says no, he didn't. Tony says he expected Spencer to make a pitch to Woo that it was time to make a big move and to join him, Kass and Tasha to vote out Tony. Woo confirms that he did not do that. "That just don't sound right, bro." Again, say what you will about Tony, but he's no dummy. I mean, it doesn't take a genius to see through Woo here, but still, he already knew exactly what Spencer would be doing and feels confused when Woo says it didn't happen that way. The dude knows how to play this game and he DOES know how to read people.
All that being said, would it have killed Kass and Spencer to coach Woo up a bit? He can't lie worth a crap. The simple answer to the strategy question was, "Yeah, dude...they said they wanted to get you out, but I told them you were my boy and that wasn't happening with my vote." Tony tells us that Woo's story makes no sense from Spencer's point of view. He's pretty sure that Woo's lying to him and that he might have been wrong about him all along.