Each week, friend and Survivor expert Scoofy will guest post his player recaps. In these recaps, Scoof will take a look at what we learned from the episode about each player through two different lenses: their gameplay and their narrative. Gameplay will focus specifically on moves they make (or didn’t make) while narrative will revolve around their place in the season’s story.
Narrative: This was a pretty invisible episode for the Tavua tribe. Andrea has two appearances: one, when she gives a confessional after Ozzy catches a big stingray where she tells us how much she is enjoying having Ozzy around and how much confidence it gives their tribe in the next challenge; and two, when she pulls out a come-from-behind victory in the immunity challenge. Andrea’s confessional was probably just to set up Tavua winning the challenge, and specifically Andrea coming up huge for her tribe in a clutch situation and winning immunity for them. Also, Andrea has still not been to tribal council.
Gameplay: Cirie had one confessional in this episode where she laughs to us about how bad Troyzan was in the reward challenge and tells us that Troyzan is still on the outs and that his life in this game is only hanging on by a thread. This only really furthers the previous episode’s gameplay from Tavua that Troyzan is still pretty firmly on the outs.
Narrative: In a quiet episode from the Tavua tribe, Cirie got one confessional where she laughed about how bad Troyzan was in the reward challenge and told us that Troyzan is still on the outs on the tribe. This was the storyline in the last episode so Cirie’s confessional in this episode served to tell us that Troyzan is still on the outs and that the remaining members of that tribe are sticking together. This is of course noteworthy because Troyzan has an idol, so making him feel as though he is on the outs will only make him more certain that he should play his idol. Also, Cirie has still not been to tribal council.
Gameplay: Ozzy had a confessional where he stated that, while losing reward challenges is always terrible, there is value in it for him. If the tribe loses reward challenges, there will be a higher need for Ozzy to provide food for them because they are not getting it from rewards. If the tribe needs Ozzy to provide for them, they won’t be willing to vote him out. He also stated that being able to spend a lot of time in the ocean allows him to keep his mind clear and keep him grounded in the game.
Narrative: Ozzy’s story in this episode is basically just one confessional where he spoke about how losing reward challenges might actually be beneficial for him because, if the tribe isn’t getting food from rewards, his fishing and providing for them becomes invaluable to them and as a result they won’t be willing to vote him out. Also, Ozzy has still not been to tribal council.
Narrative: In a quiet episode from Tavua, Sarah was barely present. Also, Sarah has still not been to tribal council.
Narrative: In a quiet episode from Tavua, Zeke was barely present. Also, Zeke has still not been to tribal council.
Gameplay: We didn’t see much from Troyzan in this episode. We did see Troyzan blow a lead in the reward challenge, causing the tribe to lose. This resulted in a confessional from Cirie where she told us that Troyzan was still on the outs and barely hanging on in this game, only by a thread.
Narrative: Troyzan’s story in this episode is a small continuation of the previous episode. He was swapped onto a new tribe with five members of a different starting tribe, causing him to be on the outs with out much room to budge. He found an idol. In this episode, Troyzan did a poor job throwing bean bags at the target and ended up giving up a lead and losing the challenge for Tavua. This conveniently set up a confessional from Cirie where she told us that Troyzan is still very much on the outs and he has not made any inroads on getting in with the rest of the tribe since last episode. Because this episode was jampacked with challenges and tribal council drama, Cirie told us so that they didn’t have to show us that Troyzan is still on the outs, with an idol in his pocket.
Gameplay: Early on in this episode, we learned that JT wanted to target Sandra. We also learned that JT thought that he and Malcolm were close and that JT was very close with Brad from when they were on the original Nuku tribe together. JT approached Malcolm to try and vote out Sandra should they lose immunity, telling Malcolm that he trusts him and wants to work with him. After Nuku lost the challenge and the tribe was made aware two tribes would be voting one person out, Sandra wanted to vote out Sierra but JT wanted to vote out Tai. During tribal council, we learn through Debbie that JT was “very, very close” to the Nuku members on Mana (Debbie, Sierra, Brad, Tai). Later on during tribal council, JT got up from his seat and whispered to Brad that the Nuku tribe is voting for Sierra. A little later, JT got up once again to tell Brad to vote for Sandra. JT’s plan, presumably, was to get the Mana tribe to save Sierra by using an idol if they had one so that Sandra would go home, with the backup plan that Sierra would go home. JT ultimately voted with the Nuku tribe in voting for Sierra, who, of his telling Brad who the target was, was saved by an idol. As a result, JT lost his new strong ally Malcolm and left him still on the outs of the Nuku tribe with the rest of the tribe very suspicious of him and his actions during tribal council.
Narrative: JT was all over the place in this episode. His story in this episode starts off with his growing relationship with Malcolm and how they want to work together. JT uses this opportunity to try and save himself and better his position in the tribe by targeting Sandra with Malcolm, which Malcolm seems to be on board with. Then, after the tribe learns that two tribes will be voting out one person at tribal council, JT wants to target Tai when Sandra wants to target Sierra. This shows us that the Nuku tribe isn’t on the same page, as Varner mentions in his confessional soon after, and that JT isn’t fully on board with following them. Shortly after that discussion, Malcolm and JT discuss who they think the Mana tribe will target. JT tells Malcolm that he thinks Brad will want to target Sandra and then in confessional tells us that he is closest to Brad out of anyone in the game, and he would bet that Brad would want to vote for Sandra. He also mentions here that he is in a swing position between voting with his new tribe and old tribe and could change up the game big time. When tribal council begins, all eyes are on JT especially after Debbie singles him out for being “very, very close” to the members of the Mana tribe while they were with JT on the original Nuku tribe. At one point during tribal council, JT gets up out of his seat to tell Brad that the Nuku tribe is voting for Sierra and then later gets up to tell Brad to vote for Sandra. JT’s plan, presumably, was to get the Mana tribe to save Sierra by using an idol if they had one so that Sandra would go home, with the backup plan that Sierra would go home. As he mentioned in the episode earlier, he trusted Brad the most out of anyone and he felt sure that Brad would want to target Sandra. This, in addition to telling Brad who the Nuku tribe was voting for and telling Brad to vote for Sandra, should have resulted in JT’s plan coming to fruition. However, Brad burned JT and the Mana tribe voted Malcolm out, JT’s new strong ally. Instead of making a big move to put himself in a better position in this tribe, JT’s actions were the Survivor equivalent of shooting himself in the foot. He not only lost his strongest ally on the Nuku tribe in Malcolm but he drew a lot of suspicion from the rest of the Nuku tribe who probably blame him for Malcolm going home.
Gameplay: Aubry’s gameplay in this episode is not interesting on an individual basis but rather the group at large. The group decided to vote for Sierra and voted into an idol. Outside of that she voted with the Nuku tribe, Aubry’s gameplay on an individual basis was insignificant in this episode. What was significant, however, was that Aubry ended up losing a strong ally in Malcolm.
Narrative: Aubry’s story in this episode was more as a piece of the larger Nuku tribe puzzle. While she received some airtime in tribal council due to her responding to Probst while talks went on around her, Aubry’s story in this episode was mostly that the Nuku tribe voted together as a unit and voted into an idol, causing them to unexpectedly lose Malcolm. This is significant for Aubry’s story because Aubry and Malcolm were shown as being close on the original Mana tribe, where Aubry scooped Malcolm into Tony’s threat alliance. Aubry got one confessional in this episode where she talked about how dangerous the twist was and how the tribal council was going to be insane. She was correct.
Gameplay: Like most of the Nuku tribe in this episode, Jeff’s gameplay in this episode was pretty insignificant on an individual basis as it was just a tribe vs. tribe warfare and he, along with the rest of the tribe, voted out Sierra. Sierra had an idol played on her and Malcolm went home. While it ended up being irrelevant in the grand scheme of the episode, Jeff blew the immunity challenge for the Nuku tribe and may have been in some serious hot water if they were voting someone out in a traditional tribal council.
Narrative: Jeff’s story in this episode was that he blew a large lead in the immunity challenge and was the main reason they needed to go to tribal council. In a traditional round, Jeff could have very easily been the boot in this round. However, the twist saved Jeff as the tribe was more concerned with voting someone on the other tribe than Jeff’s failure in the challenge. Jeff had a confessional during the post-immunity challenge deliberations where he made an astute observation that the tribe was not on the same page and that everyone is on their own page. Outside of that, Jeff’s story in this episode is that he was part of the Nuku tribe who voted for Sierra and who became very suspicious of JT when the Mana tribe was able to correctly play an idol, after JT got to whisper to Brad several times during tribal council.
Gameplay: Early on in the episode, we are shown that Malcolm and JT have formed a pretty solid friendship. JT tells Malcolm that he trusts him and wants to work with him. JT also tells Malcolm that he wants to target Sandra. Malcolm seems to be on board with JT’s plan. After Nuku lost the immunity challenge and after the tribe learned that both losing tribes would be voting out only one person, Malcolm suggested that the tribe talk through every option to make sure they were prepared for possible scenario. Malcolm, along with the rest of the Nuku tribe, voted Sierra. Malcolm is often shown whispering with JT, huddled with the Nuku group or chatting with Sierra while the rest of the Nuku tribe whispers together. It can be argued that Malcolm seemed too passive in this tribal council and that he should have been a bit more proactive in handling JT and preventing him from talking to Brad.
Narrative: Malcolm’s story in this episode seems to revolved around JT. In the beginning of the episode, we are shown a budding bromance between the two guys. JT tells us in confessional that he can tell Malcolm really wants to work with him. JT tries to pitch Malcolm on voting on Sandra and Malcolm seems to be on board. Later in the episode, Malcolm is shown wanting to go over every possible scenario so the tribe is prepared going into tribal council, showing how apprehensive Malcolm was leading into tribal council. We are also shown a scene where Malcolm asks JT who he thinks Brad and the rest of the Mana tribe would be voting for. JT tells Malcolm he thinks Brad would want Sandra out. Malcolm agrees but also mentions that he thought maybe they would target him. Later, at tribal council, Malcolm is shown whispering a lot with JT before and after JT gets up to talk to Brad. We are also shown that there are times in which the Nuku tribe is whispering amongst themselves while Malcolm remains in his seat talking to Sierra. We’re also shown a few different times in which Malcolm states how distraught he will be if he gets voted out and how he will vomit if it is him. Ultimately, the Mana tribe took JT’s warning that Sierra would be getting votes to protect Sierra with an idol but ignored JT’s request to vote for Sandra and instead voted for Malcolm. During his voting confessional, Brad states that Malcolm is the best player here and that he had to go home.
Gameplay: Like most of the Nuku tribe, Michaela’s gameplay in this episode was mostly as part of the larger group. Michaela voted for Sierra with the rest of the tribe. After Sierra had an idol played on her and after Malcolm went home, Michaela voiced her suspicion that JT set them up.
Narrative: Michaela’s story in this episode is being a background player for the Nuku tribe. She voted for Sierra like the rest of the tribe and was suspicious of JT like the rest of the tribe. During tribal council, Michaela seemed visibly agitated and often made remarks such as stating that people needed to realize they are part of a team, referencing JT’s apparent disregard for his tribe as he got up to whisper to Brad. Michaela was very skeptical of JT after Malcolm was voted out and felt that JT had set them up.
Gameplay: Aside from being targeted by JT at the beginning of the episode, Sandra’s gameplay in this episode mostly occurs after the tribe learns that both tribes will be voting out one person. Sandra is convinced that the tribe should vote for Sierra because Sierra is the one least likely to have an idol, though JT wants to vote out Tai. Sandra also stated how pivotal it is to have all six Nuku members voting together as a tribe. Later, at tribal council, Sandra was loud, boisterous and confident. She refuted Debbie’s claim that JT “used to be very, very close” to the original Nuku members by pointing out that Debbie said “used to”. She also confidently declared that she was not going home. Sandra was also a focal point during the mid-tribal whisper sessions; Hali even approached Sandra to try and flip the plan to Brad. Sandra and the Nuku tribe remained steadfast and voted for Sierra. Because JT told Brad that Nuku was voting for Sierra, Tai played his idol on Sierra and Malcolm went home, causing the Nuku tribe to become very suspicious of Malcolm.
Narrative: Sandra’s story in this episode begins with a confessional where Sandra talks about how great things are on the Nuku tribe, how she has everything in line, how she is running the show and no one knows it. She even calls it the “best tribe ever”. A little later, shortly after JT tries to sell Malcolm on the idea of going after Sandra, JT has a confessional where he mentions he has noticed Sandra knows she is in charge and that he wants to change the game by getting rid of her. After the tribe learns that both tribes will be voting together to vote out just one person, Sandra suggests that they vote out Sierra because Sierra is the least likely to have an idol and says they will be fine as long as everyone stays together. In confessional, Sandra tells us that they have to vote six strong and that if someone messed up the plan, they will get their ass beat when they go back to camp. This is a sharp contrast to her earlier confessional where she was on cloud-nine, calling her tribe the best tribe ever. JT and Malcolm had a short conversation where they mentioned they suspected Brad and the Mana tribe would be targeting Sandra. JT even went so far as to say he would bet money that Brad would be targeting Sandra. Meanwhile on the Mana tribe, Brad was in fact pushing for a Sandra boot. At tribal council, Sandra was confident and strong that her tribe was going to stick together and that JT was not going to flip. She was also haughty that she was not going home. Sandra was the central point in tribal council, being the one at the center of the huddles and the one doing most of the whispering on the Nuku tribe. At one point during tribal council, JT told Malcolm he thought the Mana tribe was going to vote for Sandra and later got up to request to Brad that they vote for Sandra. JT’s plan was to have the Mana tribe play an idol on Sierra so Sandra could be sent home. Unfortunately for the Nuku tribe, the Mana tribe used JT’s info to protect Sierra with an idol and then voted out Malcolm, causing everyone on the Nuku’s tribe to have their plans messed up.
Gameplay: Brad’s episode starts with the tribe reaping the rewards of his play in the previous tribal council: a loyal Tai. Shortly afterwards, Brad is seen agreeing with Debbie that Hali is very much on the outs and that the four original Nuku are going to stick together. Brad also had a big comeback in the reward challenge where he came from behind and beat Troyzan tossing the beanbags to win coffee for the Mana tribe. Later on in the episode, after the tribes that lost immunity were filled in that they would be joining together to vote out one person, Brad wanted to vote out Sandra while Sierra wanted to vote out Malcolm. Brad mentioned that JT probably wants to vote out Sandra and that they need JT’s sixth vote so it will all depend on what JT wants. Brad also has a moment where he calls Hali “blue eyes” and strongly suggests that Hali stick with them and that they go into tribal council five strong. Shortly before tribal council, Tai told the Nuku-4 on Mana that he found an idol and Brad said that if one of the 4 were going home, the idol needs to be played. During tribal council, after Debbie pointed out that the two big questions in the tribal council are whether Hali or JT flips, Brad made a comment saying that, if Hali flips, she will be public enemy number 1 on the Mana tribe which could have pushed Hali to flip. A little bit later on in the tribal council, JT got up from his seat to whisper to Brad, his closest ally in the game despite being on different tribes, to tell Brad that the Nuku tribe was going to be voting for Sierra. JT got up to whisper to Brad yet again, this time to tell Brad to vote for Sandra. When it was time to vote, Brad encouraged Tai to play his idol. With intel from JT on who is getting votes, Brad signaled to Tai to play the idol on Sierra, nullifying all of the votes from the Nuku tribe. Brad and the rest of the Mana tribe voted Malcolm out, despite JT’s efforts to sway Brad to vote for Sandra.
Narrative: Brad’s stories in this episode revolves around his friendship/alliance with JT from their time together on the Nuku tribe and his role as defacto leader of the Mana tribe. Brad had a big comeback in the reward challenge, winning coffee for the Mana tribe. JT tells us in a confessional that Brad is his closest ally in the game, despite the two of them being on separate tribes. JT also tells us that he would bet money that Brad would be targeting Sandra. Later, we are shown a scene where Brad pushes for Sandra to be the boot and tells his tribe that JT would want Sandra to go home, and that they need JT as the swing sixth vote so whatever direction JT wants them to go is where they should go. Brad has two different instances in this episode where he stresses the alliance of four (himself, Tai, Sierra and Debbie) and that Hali is on the outs: at the beginning of the episode after Debbie feigns interest in Hali’s plan and later, when Tai finds the idol, when Brad says that if any of the four are getting targeted, the idol needs to be played. Similarly, Brad has two instances where he almost pushes Hali away: when at camp, he refers to her as “blue eyes” and tells her that they need to go into the tribal council as a strong five and also at tribal council where he publicly tells Hali that if she flips, she will be public enemy back at the Mana camp. Brad also plays a crucial and instrumental role in the tribal council. At two different points during the tribal council, JT got out of his seat to whisper to Brad: once to tell Brad that the Nuku tribe is targeting Sierra and once to encourage Brad to vote for Sandra. With the knowledge that Sierra was the intended boot of the Nuku tribe and, since Sierra was one of the members of Brad’s alliance that he said the idol needed to be played on, Brad encouraged Tai to play the idol and signaled to play it on Sierra, saving Sierra from elimination. Despite JT’s requests, Brad and the rest of the Mana tribe voted out Malcolm, who Brad in his voting confessional called the best player in the game.
Gameplay: Debbie had an early scene in this episode where she was approached by Hali about voting out Tai next. Debbie went along with it but then in confessional told us that Hali has no options, that she is on the outs and the rest of the tribe is sticking together. Later in the episode, during tribal council, Debbie pointed out that JT “used to be very, very close” with the original Nuku members on Mana. She also pointed out that the crux of the tribal council will be if JT flips or if Hali flips, putting both JT and Hali into the spotlight. Debbie, along with the rest of the Mana tribe, voted for Malcolm.
Narrative: Debbie’s story in this episode revolves around Hali and her tribe’s inclusion of Hali. In the beginning of the episode, Debbie had a scene with Hali in which Hali wanted to try and convince Debbie to vote out Tai instead of her. Debbie feigned interest and then told us in confessional that she was just telling Hali what she wanted to hear but that the rest of the Nuku tribe planned to remain strong, and that Hali has no options within the tribe. This becomes important when, later in the episode when the tribes learned they would be voting together to vote out one person between the two tribes, the alliance needed Hali to vote with them. During tribal council, Debbie mentioned that JT “used to be very, very close” to the original Nuku members on the Mana tribe, inferring that JT might flip. Later, she mentioned that the two big questions were whether JT or Hali flips, putting them in the spotlight. Shortly after, after Brad pointed out that if Hali flips she will become public enemy number one to the Mana tribe, Debbie chimes in to tell Hali that the Mana tribe needs and wants Hali to stay with them. It is very possible that Debbie’s feigned interest earlier in the episode and Debbie’s inclusion during tribal council made it difficult for Hali to flip. Ultimately, Hali did not flip and voted for Malcolm along with the rest of the Nuku tribe.
Gameplay: Sierra in this episode was shown multiple times as being included in the majority alliance of four on the Mana tribe that planned to stay strong together and leave Hali on the outs. After the immunity challenge and after the tribes were made aware they would be voting out one person together as one large group, Sierra pushed the tribe to vote for Malcolm after Brad suggested they vote for Sandra, where Brad also said they should wait to hear from JT since they need him to be their sixth vote. Meanwhile, on the Nuku tribe, Sandra was pushing Sierra as the vote since Sierra was the least likely to have an idol. She was included in the conversation where Tai told the tribe that he found an idol. She was also included in the foursome Brad alluded to when he said if any of the four of them are targets, the idol has to be played. At tribal council, Sierra was vocally supportive of Hali and tried to make sure she felt included despite Brad and the Nuku tribe making her feel like she was on the outs. After Brad told Tai to give her the idol, Sierra played an idol and nullified all of the Nuku votes against her. Sierra, along with all of the Mana tribe, voted out Malcolm.
Narrative: Sierra in this episode was mostly seen as a member of the Mana majority alliance. At a few different moments, it was made clear that the four members of that alliance was going to stick together and that Hali was on the outs. Aside from being the target from the Nuku tribe, Sierra was mostly a background player in this episode. One moment worth mentioning is that, when Tai was about to tell the tribe he found an idol, he began to talk but then Debbie started talking over him. Sierra told Debbie to wait and asked Tai what he wanted to say which is noteworthy because, after Tai found the idol and played it on her, the two might have a better friendship than we are being told by the story. She’s currently mostly being portrayed as Brad’s right hand (wo)man. Additionally, after Sandra shut down Hali’s request for more info, Sierra was quick to tell Hali that she is not wanted by the Nuku tribe but she is wanted in the Mana tribe. While having a background role, Sierra may be the glue keeping the Mana tribe together and happy.
Gameplay: Tai had a very big move in this episode. Shortly before tribal council, Tai set out to find an idol to increase his tribe’s odds of surviving through the joint tribal council. Tai ultimately found the idol and presented it to the tribe as a group idol. During tribal council, after being encouraged by Brad, Tai stood up to play the idol and asked who wanted it, asking the tribe who they should play the idol on. Brad pointed to Sierra, heavily hinting to Tai that Sierra was the Nuku tribe’s target. Tai gave the idol to Sierra who played it and all of the Nuku votes were voided. Outside of the idol play, Tai’s gameplay in this episode was being a loyal soldier to the Mana tribe’s majority alliance after voting Caleb out in the previous episode and then finding and using an idol for the group in this episode. Had it not been for Tai finding an idol, Sierra may well have been the one voted out in this episode.
Narrative: Tai’s story in this episode revolves around finding the idol and being a valuable member of Mana’s majority alliance. In the previous episode, Tai was willing to vote out one of his good friends, Caleb, to remain loyal to the alliance. This episode began with Tai talking to his tribe about how he proved his loyalty to them by voting Caleb out and hoped that they no longer have any suspicions. Later in the episode, Tai was able to find an idol. Tai brought the idol back to camp and presented it as a group idol. After the vote, Brad encouraged Tai to use his idol. Tai stood up and asked who wanted the idol, asking who he should play it on. Brad, with intel from JT, instructed Tai to give Sierra the idol. Sierra used the idol and all votes against Sierra by the Nuku tribe were voided and Malcolm went home. Tai proved himself for the second episode in a row to be a very loyal and very valuable member of the alliance, this time saving Sierra’s life in the game.
Gameplay: Hali began this episode having a chat with Debbie where she tried to encourage Debbie to keep her and vote out Tai instead, trying to take advantage of Debbie and Tai’s complicated relationship. Shortly after, Debbie tells us that she was feigning interest to Hali, that the Nuku-4 intend to stick strong together and that Hali has no options. In the next shot, Debbie and the rest of the majority alliance confirm amongst themselves that they are sticking together and that Hali is on the outs. Later in the episode, after the two tribes that lost immunity were told they would be voting together as one tribe to vote out one person, Hali is included in the strategy talks but only insofar as Brad telling Hali that they need to stick together as a strong five. Hali was visibly absent from the group discussion when Tai found his idol and presented it to his alliance. In that discussion, Brad says that if the Nuku tribe is voting out one of the four, the idol has to be played – making Hali disposable. At tribal council, Debbie pointed out that the two big questions were whether Hali or JT was going to flip. Brad shortly after told Hali that she would be public enemy number one if she were to flip on them which Hali voiced her displeasure with. Hali asked the Nuku tribe to give more information so she would know where to put her vote if she wanted to flip, but Sandra shut her down. Sierra and Debbie followed this by telling Hali that the Nuku tribe doesn’t want her but the Mana tribe needs her, which Michaela quickly responded with reminding Hali she is on the outside of the tribe. Hali also pitched that everyone needs to think about getting rid of physical threats. Later in tribal council, after JT got up to talk to Brad, Hali got up to talk to Sandra. In her pitch to Sandra, Hali plead that the Nuku tribe vote out Brad and told them she would vote Brad with them. When it was time to vote, Hali said she didn’t consent and wasn’t ready to vote. Sandra once again shut Hali down telling Hali that they’re ready and she can vote despite Hali not being sold on the plan. Hali then voted Malcolm with the rest of the Mana tribe.
Narrative: Hali’s story in this episode was how disposable she was to both tribes. It began with Debbie feigning interest in Hali’s pitch to target Tai which ended with Debbie getting reassurance from the majority alliance that Hali was on the bottom. Debbie tells us in confessionals that Hali has no options. Later in the episode, Tai finds and idol and tells his alliance, which did not include Hali. Furthermore, Brad said that if any of the four of them (the tribe minus Hali) were the target, the idol had to be played, making Hali disposable for the Mana tribe. Hali was only involved in tribal discussions because Mana thought they needed her vote, and Brad told her, after calling her “blue eyes”, that they need to be a strong five. At tribal council, it was brought up that Hali or JT might flip since they were from different original tribes than the rest of the members of their current tribes which resulted in Brad telling Hali she would be public enemy number one if she doesn’t stay firm with the tribe. Hali voiced her concerns and that she was willing to flip but got shot down by Sandra. This caused Sierra and Debbie to tell Hali she was wanted and needed, but also caused Michaela to remind Hali that she is on the outside of the alliance. When JT got up to talk to Brad, Hali got up to talk to Sandra where she pitched that the Nuku tribe vote for Brad and later made a pitch about targeting physical threats. Later in tribal council, when it was time to vote, Hali said she wasn’t ready but Sandra told Hali they were ready and she could vote, signaling that the Nuku tribe didn’t really care how Hali voted, which led to an uncertain Hali voting with the original Mana tribe and sending Malcolm out of the game. It is possible that Hali, with her pitching a physical threat to go home, could have caused the Mana tribe to change their target from Sandra to Malcolm despite JT pitching to Brad to vote for Sandra.
That’s it for this week. Be sure to check out our Player Recaps from Episode 2!