Survivor Worlds Apart - Episode 7 Recap
The Line Will Be Drawn Tonight
By Jim Van Nest, Survivor Analyst
April 2, 2015
At Tribal Council, Jeff asks Will what kind of electricity was at camp after the challenge. He says that Jeff could be going home tonight - that's how crazy it was. Kelly says that everyone was strategizing and it's gonna be crazy. Joe agrees with Jeff that everyone seems to realize this is a game and there will be no hard feelings. He says they all have a knife and it's stab or be stabbed. Will says that his vote tonight will show where his loyalty lies.
Jeff breaks down the numbers of each tribe and asks if the White Collars could be the swing votes. Tyler says that he was approached by several people and that while they're all laughing right now, an ice pick will be taken right down the center of the this tribe tonight. Carolyn agrees that after tonight a line will be drawn and you have to hope you're on the right side of it, because you probably won't be able to go back after this. Jeff asks Shirin if she had discussions today. She says that people have come up to her but she won't believe anything until she sees the vote. She also makes sure to mention that she does not consider herself to be a swing vote.
Jenn says it's pretty scary that the only person safe is Joe. She says there is chaos, but there is an underlying idea out there and she hopes it's her idea that wins out. Rodney talks about idols and that he doesn't know that anyone has one. Jenn says that she doesn't know what's gonna happen. She is not sure who to trust, she just hopes that it comes out her side. Dan agrees with everyone else that there will be a line drawn tonight, but he says it'll be with a chainsaw. And with that, it's time to vote.
They show us no votes tonight. The only thing we really see is Tyler seeming to be deciding as he is at the urn. If anyone would like to play a hidden idol, now is the time to do so. "Jeff." It's Jenn. She tells him she doesn't want to go home tonight. This is a hidden immunity idol, so any votes cast for Jenn won't count.
Jeff will read the votes. First vote: Hali. Then it's a string of seven votes for Jenn - none of which will count. The final four votes are for...duh duh duh....Kelly! And Kelly is the seventh person voted out of Survivor Worlds Apart. Jeff tells the tribe that they used the words knife, ice pick and chainsaw to describe the vote tonight. He says that judging by their reactions, it's more like a bomb.
Okay, there have been some good idol plays in the past, but this one has to be one of the best. Talk about reading a situation perfectly. I've been impressed all along with the way Jenn is playing this game and now I'm REALLY impressed. There's a lot more to the surfer girl than these people think. However, I'd be remiss if I didn't mention that she has some serious work to do, though. She doesn't want her idol play to be a waste like the Malcolm double idol play a couple seasons ago. Sure it was great TV, but it did nothing to improve his place in the game. The votes came down tonight eight against four. Sure, Will voted for Hali, but he was with the Blue Collars. So Kelly is gone and that's pretty cool, but it's still a 7-4 split right now. And the group of four doesn't have an idol anymore. So while I applaud the play tonight, the real work will start the moment they get back to camp.
Next time on Survivor: Rodney's ready to start dishing out blame to Mike. He wants to make a power move and it looks like Mike is the target. But really, it's idol paranoia gone crazy at camp as Mike is spying on Joe looking for an idol. Who knows what will happen in this crazy season of Survivor. I know I'm on the edge of my seat, and I hope you are as well. Until next week, please be sure to check out Ben Willoughby's Power Rankings and as always...reach out to me on Twitter @vannestjc. I'd love to hear what you think of the season so far! Take care!