Unofficial Guide to Survivor: Caramoan Episode 11 — “Come Over to the Dark Side”
Here’s everything you need to know about what happened in Survivor: Caramoan Episode 11 — “Come Over to the Dark Side” – who won the challenges, who was voted of, who played well, and who is on the outs. Feel free to add your notes, thoughts, and questions.
Aired April 24, 2013, covering night 28 through night 30
Reward Challenge winner: None
Immunity Challenge winner: Cochran
Eliminated: Malcolm - Did Malcolm’s inability to hold himself back during the food auction and save up for help in the upcoming challenge cost him the game? After pulling the shenanigans he pulled in two Tribal Councils, he could be the only target once all of the idols were out of play. His appeal to Sherri should’ve been made 9 days ago and he should never have alienated his old alliance like he did. Burning bridges in this game is profoundly stupid.
Doing It Right:
- Dawn - Even though she got choked up when she lost out on the letters from home, Dawn did a good job keeping it together. She even comforted Cochran when he broke down after reading his letter from home.
- Andrea – Great move by Andrea in following and sticking with Malcolm, knowing he was going after the Hidden Immunity Idol after he woke up. She wasn’t rude, she didn’t get in his face, and she didn’t cause any unneeded friction. She did what she had to do, and Malcolm understood, even if he didn’t like it. She likely wasn’t in the danger she might have thought she was in, but as was evidenced by last week’s vote, anything can happen in this game and anything she can do to protect herself is a smart move. Very smart playing by Andrea this week.
- Cochran – His challenge help purchase won him the challenge, right after Eddie arrogantly insisted in a confessional that he was no threat.
Doing It Wrong:
- Brenda - Gah. Brenda looks terrible. And it can’t bode well for her that the most significant face time she’s had yet in this game has been her breaking down, mumbling because she doesn’t have the energy to speak, and complaining that she is worried about how strong the 3 opponents to her 6-person alliance are.
- Sherri – There’s little worse than having to listen to a clueless player who is delusional about their position in the game. You aren’t calling any shots. You aren’t doing anything except flipping back and forth between whomever has the latest show of power.
- The vote was a 3-3-3 tie among Malcolm, Andrea, and Eddie. Malcolm was unanimously eliminated in the tiebreaking vote.
- The episode title came from Malcolm during a confession in which he expressed hope that he could break up Phillip’s alliance and get a couple of their members to join him.
Other Episode Coverage:
Malcolm tries to do some early morning idol hunting. Andrea suddenly plays the role of tag along, and won’t allow him to do anything alone. She confesses to be paranoid about being the next target, and refuses to let him out of her sight in case he finds the idol. She hounds Malcolm and he fails at being able to find anything. Malcolm is now scared he wasted all that money at the auction, because maybe he was craving some pork brain.
It’s not Malcolm’s fault that the “dumbest Survivor to ever play” didn’t decide to come back this season and make smart moves.
Yes, I am talking about Erik. Erik has been labeled the “dumbest Survivor to ever play” from when he gave up his immunity necklace and got voted out in the original Survivor: Fans vs. Favorites.
Erik has been playing smart so far in the game by laying low, not doing too well in the challenges to avoid appearing as a huge physical threat, but he threw it all away this week.
To win Survivor, you need to make big moves to earn respect from the jury. Erik just missed out on his chance to make a big move.
Right now, he is at the bottom of a six-person alliance. Once this alliance takes off the remaining two amigos, who will they look to vote out? Erik.
The Three Amigos thing was horrendous! It was funny for TV, but it was never going to go anywhere. Eddie announced it at Tribal Council: “We’re the Three Amigos.” Who wants to be fourth in an alliance of three? The number of people in the alliance was in our nickname! So we’re saying to people, “You should really flip flop.” And everyone was like, “No, I’m good.” Eddie should never have announced us like that! With allies like this, who needs enemies?
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