Survivor: Cagayan - Episode 11 Part Two
Havoc to Wreak
By Jim Van Nest, Survivor Analyst
May 12, 2014
Jeff starts Tribal by asking Tasha about not having the necklace. She says that it's pretty clear that she's going home, now that she lost. She brings up Tony's claims to have the special idol and another idol. She wants everyone else to realize what a serious threat Tony is. Tony mentions that Tasha did no scrambling and that her not being worried makes him worried and that's why he has his bag of tricks. Tasha chimes in again that her winning immunity isn't as dangerous as the guy who has put almost everyone on the jury. Tony says that he knows anything can happen in this game. He says Tash is just deflecting and that his alliance is tight and loyal. And that's how they've been all along.
I'm surprised nobody speaks up about how that loyalty thing worked out for LJ and Jefra. But no one does. Kass just says that he sounds disingenuous and that getting down to the end anyone with a bag of tricks might need to be paranoid. Jeff settles it up, saying that if everyone believes he has an idol and the special idol, tonight is a night to flush one of those idols out. Kass agrees. Tony asks why the idol would need to be flushed if the alliance is tight. He says the idea is to keep the idol away from the enemy and have it available to use for whoever in the alliance may need it.
Woo says you might want to flush the idols out because if you don't, it gives Tony more and more power to decide whether or not you stay in the game or go to the jury. Spencer says that he thinks it's interesting that after every blindside, Tony comes back to camp and scoops up the rest of his alliance and they just start following him again. He wants to know when that's going to stop. He's also excited to finally get a look at what's in Tony's bag of tricks.
Jeff asks Woo what he thinks will happen tonight. Woo's answer is amazing, "Ya know, we agreed upon one thing and the vote's gonna be what we all agreed upon." Whoa! Tony says that he hopes that the alliance will stick together and Tash will be going home tonight. Last up, he asks Kass what she expects. She goes off topic by saying that while it's fun to fantasize about getting to the final three and who you want to sit next to, you have to actually GET to the final three. She then says she thinks there will be a blindside tonight. And with that, it's time to vote.
We see Tony's vote for Tasha with no comments and then we see Spencer's vote for Tony. He says that Tony's been in the driver's seat for a long time and that it's time to move over. The last vote we see is Tasha voting for Trish, saying that someone has to go tonight and "better you than me." We do hear Woo's commentary on his vote, but they don't show it. He says that the person has been a helluva player and he's sorry to put their name down. Jeff's gonna tally the votes now. The question of the night...will we finally get to see what's in Tony's bag? Not before the votes. And Jeff reads the votes. First vote: Tasha. Second vote: Tony. Third vote: Trish. Fourth vote: Tasha. Moment of truth time...fifth vote - Tasha. Awww, damn! And with that, Tasha is the 12th person voted out and the sixth member of our jury.
I love me some Tasha, but she made some critical errors along the way that could have helped avoid this situation. The first is not bidding on that idol clue at the auction. That would have given her and Spencer a better shot at finding the idol, which could have come in real handy tonight. The second is not selling the "aw shucks, I'm going home tonight and it sucks." She played it too cool. With even the slightest bit of scramble, she might not have put Tony on alert. Third, she perfectly outlined to Kass why Tony is the perfect goat to sit next to in the final Tribal. I'm not so sure the three-way split would have worked anyway, but she didn't do herself any favors out there.
Next time on Survivor: the Kass/Tony feud rages on. And Kass is loving chaos again - although it looks like she may have poked the wrong beehive as Trish looks pissed off. So maybe Tony will get a bit of a break and Trish and Kass can go at it for a while. No matter how it goes, can we please just all agree that it's time for Kass to go home? Next week is the second to last episode of the season. Don't make me have to sit through more Kass in the two-hour finale. Please?!
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