Survivor: Worlds Apart - Episode 11
Survivor Russian Roulette
By Ben Willoughby
May 4, 2015
Previously on Survivor, the only likable person left in the game was voted out. Is there really any more to say? Eight are left. Can they all be voted out tonight?
Hi, I’m Ben Willoughby and you may remember me from previous Survivor recaps such as Caramoan with Iowa’s only sex therapist and Blair from The Facts of Life, and Blood vs Water with “Huh, Tyson gets a third season?” and “F* You, Brad Culpepper!” I’m filling in this week, because Jim is out of town and David and Kim really can’t deal with all these horrible people.
On with the show! Before the credits, Dan has an interview where he is trying to convince himself that he is not at the bottom if his alliance. He even uses the same voice he uses when talking down to other people. “Do I think I’m at the bottom of my alliance? Absolutely not! I agree with me 100 percent!” is the basic gist. At least he’s found someone appropriate to talk down to.
Then we see Dan check in with Shirin, who talks about Will attacking her and whether he’s so dumb he doesn’t realize it, or so cruel. She settles on dumb. Dan says “for what it’s worth, I’m really sorry about what happened last night at Tribal.” But then back in interview he says that “Shirin is a drama queen, a two faced liar, she loooooves to play the victim.” He makes the point that the whole situation happened because people didn’t trust that Will had shared all the food, which is a fair one. But then he calls what happened karma – like it was deserved, even though we didn’t see Shirin complain at all. All we saw was Tyler list the people he said were talking – the ones who conveniently happened to be outside his alliance - and Will explode 150,000%.
Because it’s still Jim’s season, Probst sighting! Probst explains the reward challenge, but to be honest I tuned out during the exposition. Tribes divide into teams, blah blah blah, and winners get to go on a boat and eat burgers!
After the schoolyard pick, there is a blue team with Mike, Shirin, Sierra and Rodney and a red team with Tyler, Dan, Carolyn and Will. After Probst says "go" they all start moving barrels, planks and rope to get from one end of a sandpit to the other without the castaways or the planks ever touching the ground. Basically, the blue team go with barrels on their side. The approach depends on Mike rolling three barrels at once while lying on top of them and the other three just standing on one up-ended barrel holding planks and looking useless. Meanwhile, the red team keep all their barrels up-ended and use the planks to make a bridge between two of them while moving the others. Blue gets off to a faster start, but red’s methodical approach overtakes them.