Survivor: Worlds Apart - Episode 6 Recap
Odd Woman Out
By Jim Van Nest, Survivor Analyst
March 30, 2015
Sierra tells us that she doesn't trust any of the guys from her tribe. She only trusts Joaquin right now, but she doesn't like that he's tight with Rodney. She thinks Rodney is a terrible person and wants nothing to do with him. We cut to Joaq and Rod trying to talk her into an alliance. Rodney tells her that he knows she's mad at him and they've had their problems, but if they can put that aside, they can go to the Promised Land together. #primetimestory
Rodney tells us that he's in such a good place right now. He's got so many things going on that he can already see his hand raised like Rocky Balboa. Do you suppose we should tell him that in the first movie - Rocky lost? Nah, he's on a roll.
We come back from break to join Rodney sharing his amazingly brilliant strategilogical plan with Mike. The plan is to throw the challenge so they can vote out Joe. He has Joaquin like a yo-yo, so they need to do what they have to do to get Joe gone. Mike tells Rodney that he's on board with this plan and tells us that rarely in the history of this game does it ever work to throw a challenge. He goes on to tell us that in this case, though, an exception might have to be made, but not for the brilliant reason Rodney's thinking of. Mike's "real" alliance is with Kelly and she's all alone on the other tribe. If he can make sure his tribe goes to Tribal, sure, they can vote off Joe...but more importantly, Kelly lasts one more vote. And that is the perfect setup for another...
...Probst sighting!! Today's immunity challenge is a good old-fashioned memory challenge. In pairs, the tribes will stand in front of a platform with a curtain over it. Jeff will lift the curtain to show a string of items. When a player thinks they have it, they pull a lever which drops the curtain and both players run back to the start and have to recreate the lineup of items they just studied. First person to get it right wins a point for their tribe. First tribe to three points wins immunity. I can't help but think that this is the absolute perfect challenge to throw without letting it be known that you're throwing it. I mean, the memory stuff is really hard for some people and it's really easy to fake that you don't remember. And it's a one-on-one challenge, so if a couple guys decide to tank, the rest of the tribe can do nothing about it. Before we get going, Blue has to sit someone out. Joaquin is going to sit this one out for Escameca.
First round is Rodney against Carolyn. I know Rodney's throwing the challenge, but he would have lost this round anyway. Carolyn wins a point. Next up is Sierra taking on Hali. It doesn't appear that Sierra is in on the plan, but Hali still wins the point. 2-0 Red. Next up is Joe against Will. We KNOW Joe isn't in on the deal and he easily wins the point over Will. Next up is Shirin against Dan, and Dan must not be in on the deal as he wins the point and we're tied 2-2.