Survivor: Worlds Apart - Episode 8
Keep it Real
By Jim Van Nest, Survivor Analyst
April 9, 2015
We come back from break and Mike is still looking for the idol. All he's found is a termite’s nest...which he eats, of course. He tells us once again how important it is for him to find this idol. Since no one else is looking, I can only assume that he's going to eventually find it. As he tells us that the people that find idols are the ones that are working the hardest to find it. And as he says that, he finds the idol. Then he does the most ridiculous happy dance. Can't say I blame him, though. He tells us that he has no plan to share this idol with anyone. He also confirms that if Joe doesn't win immunity, he has to go.
Day 22 brings on another Probst sighting! This contest is entirely a puzzle challenge. They will start with one piece and have to maneuver it through three slide puzzles. Once they do that, they have to take that piece and complete one final slide puzzles. Jeff asks Shirin if she's excited that there are no beams or anything like that in this challenge. Then there's some sort of conversation about all her energy and a reverse bomb. It's just weird. Every time she speaks to Jeff, it's weird.
Let's get to it. Joe tears through the first three puzzles and starts on the final puzzle. Tyler, Shirin, Mike and Sierra are right behind him. Eventually, everyone (including Rodney) gets to the final puzzle and in record time, Dan says he has it. Jeff goes to look and Dan...is...wrong. Everyone is still in it. Dan was very close, but the word Outplay just wasn't quite right. He moves a few pieces around and calls Jeff again.
Dan...is...wrong again! Outplay STILL not correct. After a couple more seconds, Joe calls Jeff and for the second immunity in a row, Joe...is...correct! Joe wins immunity. I love it when a plan comes together. On the way to break, Rodney tells us that if they'd just kept Joaquin, they wouldn't have to be worrying about Joe right now. And now they have to run around and hustle because of the decisions Mike made.
We come back from break to play, It's Anyone But...um...well, I'm not really sure. Maybe Jenn? Maybe Shirin? Maybe Mike? How about you do us all a favor and dump Rodney? That'd be pretty much okay, I think. Shirin tells us that this challenge was tailor made for her and she blew it. She tells us that she hopes that everyone's thought that she is weak will be enough to keep her in the game a few days longer. The alliance meets down at the water and seems to feel that Shirin is the vote tonight. Someone is worried that Shirin has the white collar idol.
Tyler tells them that he is pretty sure that she doesn't because she was still scrambling all over camp looking for it before the switch. Dan tells us that he's worried that someone has to have it, but he doesn't think Shirin is capable of having the idol and not telling someone. Mike mentions to the group that Shirin is in no danger of ever winning anything and that maybe they should go for one of the three No Collars. He suggests Hali. He even says to them, though, that if everyone wants Shirin, he'll go with it. He just wanted to offer up another idea. He reminds them that none of them thought Jenn had an idol.