In the "Chaos Is My Friend" episode Spencer realized he used his idol incorrectly at Tribal the night before, and Trish paid $80 for a small popcorn and pop (almost on par with Cineplex pricing) at the Survivor Auction, which also had a lot of food items but nobody seemed to be buying (Kass actually got a steak sandwich for just $20). Tony eventually got the Advantage in a drawing of rocks against Spencer and the Auction closed. No surprise that Tony's advantage was a clue to the HII. It was interesting watching Tasha scramble for an all girl alliance, but Tony noticed it as well and Spencer was more than happy to feed the flames of Tony's paranoia. That, of course, led to him really searching and finding the HII, but I don't think he should have shared that with his alliance. The Immunity challenge was pretty interesting and especially good for Tasha with her third straight win, but not so much for Spencer . . . until Tony realizes he needs to keep Spencer. Yay! Tribal ran pretty much as usual, but in the end it was Jefra voted out, thanks largely to Spencer pointing out that the all girl alliance would eliminate both Woo and Tony in that order.
In the "Havoc To Wreak" episode Spencer is still alive, Tony is still paranoid, and Kass is still whining (which works in Spencer's favor). It's three against three now as Spencer finds time to bond with Tony and Woo, while Kass just gets lazier around camp and listens in on the boys conversation only to mishear information that makes her look as paranoid as Tony. Their quiet battle is a joy to behold, like two elementary school students arguing in the principal's office. . . which kinda leads into the Reward Challenge and it's reward of going to an elementary school as Survivor Ambassadors, with supplies and food. Really enjoyed watching Spencer, Woo and even Kass win that one, probably even matured Spencer a little bit. Kass makes her move to vote out Tony with his idol, but Woo doesn't seem to on board with the whole idea at the beginning but who knows. With only six players left it's getting down to the wire and tension is high as they head for the Immunity Challenge, a simple memory combination lock, and Tasha's winning streak is broken by Spencer. Tribal was fun to watch, even with Tony's bag of tricks, and unfortunately Tasha was voted out. Time for tonight's no holds barred episode.
Talk about a Survivor marathon. Tonight's episode opens with the usual recap of the last few episodes and how everything keeps going right for Tony but a struggle for Spencer before we return to the Blue Light Special at camp. Kass thinks that everyone hates Tony because he's evil and nobody will give him the win, but the truth is he's outplayed everyone but Spencer.
The next day Tony and Woo get a chance to chat in the canoe and Woo throws Kass under the bus when he reveals her plan to flush the idol. Unfortunately, Tony reveals to the camera that he's going to have to turn on Woo rather than take him to the end. Hopefully that means Spencer moves into the final four but I'm still hoping they all turn on Kass first. Don't any of these guys know they should never trust a lawyer.
Time for the Reward Challenge; dive into a pit of mud, cover yourself with as much mud as you can and scrape the mud off to get the most mud in ten minutes. The reward is a pizza delivery back at camp. Everyone dives into the mud pit and Woo uses his hair to transport as much mud as possible. It's an interesting color of mud, kinda reddish orange. Tony's bucket is full so by the end that it should be an easy win for him, and it is as they all forego the weighing. Pizza for one is kinda dull so Jeff allows him to choose someone to share with and Tony picks Trish to join him when he calls out "Anorexia, get over here." That was pretty funny and a good call as she has been his ally since the start of the game.
The terracotta warriors return to camp and Kass continues to whine to the camera. I'm getting kinda tired of her and her attitude. Spencer points out that everyone seems to be handing everything to Tony on a silver platter, much like the pizza. Tony reveals to Trish he has the special idol and that it allows him to use it at four players, which it doesn't but he intends to let that information spread.
When Tony confronts Kass about what Woo told him, he makes like it's all fine. Kass then confronts Woo who denies it, so Kass goes back to confront Tony. Tony gets upset with Kass running back and forth between everyone and now he's done with her. It should be obvious I'm not exactly a Kass fan, but she's doing what she needs to in order to ensure she's not the one voted out. Problem is she's too obvious about it and that could be her downfall.
Day 36 and Kass is still being passive aggressive while Tony is being all mafia boss. Kass once again turns to Woo and Spencer but I can't see why Spencer would trust either of them after the last time. Woo finally realizes that Tony is going to blindside him so it's time to make his move, but it doesn't help when Trish walks by and hears their conversation.
It's Immunity Challenge time; race to untangle a braided rope, release a key, unlock the ladder pieces, build a ladder, climb to the top and complete a puzzle. Tony is moving ahead on this one and gets his key first. Trish then gets her key, followed by Kass. Spencer gets his and is a bit behind but it's a long challenge and everyone is now on their ladder. Tony is still out in front with six pieces of his ladder, then seven, then he's up to his staircase. Spencer is trailing behind but catching up. Tony is now on to the puzzle while Spencer is on the staircase. The other three are way behind, especially Trish. Spencer finally gets on to his slide puzzle and needs to get this done. Two different schools of thought here as Tony frantically slides pieces all over the place while Spencer worked slowly and methodically . . . for the win. Way to go Spencer. Time for the pre-tribal scramble back at camp.
Tony admits he can't really do puzzles, and I think this challenge was set up to give Spencer a chance. Now it's on as Trish gets into Kass' face asking her if she thinks she's stupid, or deaf. Love the Skeletor reference from Kass. Tony and Woo go after Trish to calm her down and confirm their alliance. Tony is a master at giving the half truths he needs to but he needs to stop swearing on all these people outside the game. We all know he's going to use the idol tonight, and Woo figures he's going to give it to Trish so he goes to Kass. Spencer comes over to close the deal while Tony is standing there watching the whole thing go down, so he corners Woo. This should be fun, right?
Welcome to Tribal and the members of the jury. Love how Jeff says "Spencer wins immunity and now we get to the good part." Kass complains about Trish coming at her and goes on about her capacity for hatred. It's pretty obvious that Jeff likes Spencer too when he points out that this chaos is good for his game. Woo feels it's back to the Brains vs Brawn's and Kass calls Trish, psycho bitch. Tony goes into some sort of comedy routine and everyone is starting to laugh. Woo continues the routine and Jeff points out he can't ever recall a Tribal this late in the game with this much laughter. Told you it'd be fun.
Tony is so certain he's not going home tonight he pulls out his HII and then takes out his special immunity idol. Every one goes to vote and when Jeff asks for the idol Tony gets up and says he has no need to play the idol but no use for it either so any votes for Tony won't count. He's fed everyone the line that the special power is to use it at four players but that's now a dead idol. Jeff reads the votes . . . Trish, Kass, Trish, and Trish. Sorry Trish.
There goes Tony's closest ally and the only person that could have kept him safe at the next Tribal. He's put a lot of stock in a bluff when I think he should have given the idol to Trish to save her. She's gonna be a little pissed when she finds out he's holding a useless idol just to bluff the others, but she'll get over it. As Trish has her torch snuffed out Kass flips her the bird, much to the shock of everyone in the tribe and the jury. There goes any chance Kass had of getting votes if she made it to the final three.
Next week is the two hour finale and I'll be right here reviewing it. No more vacations for me for awhile, I need the rest. See you all back here next Wednesday. For those who follow our Amazing Race review, I'll see you on Sunday. Ciao for now.