Sep
26
2013

ROLLIN’ (OVER) & TUMBLIN’ — The Unofficial Guide to Survivor: Blood Vs. Water Episode 2

ROLLIN (OVER) & TUMBLIN -- The Unofficial Guide to Survivor: Blood Vs. Water Episode 2

Here’s everything you need to know about what happened in Survivor: Blood Vs. Water Episode 2 — “Rule in Chaos” – 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 September 25, 2013, covering night 3 through night 6

Reward/Immunity Challenge winner: Galang (fishing gear)

Voted Out: Rachel – Rachel is the third person now to be voted off solely based on her loved one. Her mark in this game has been small, and as of right now the only thing that her vote means anything for is Tyson’s decision to take her place on Redemption Island.

Eliminated: Rupert – Well, what do you expect, you big dumb ox? When you voluntarily take yourself out of the game like he did, you pay the price. The question is now will anyone else pick up on the link between sacrificing yourself and the very real possibility of even a strong player facing elimination at Redemption Island.

Doing It Right:

Gervase – HARD. CORE. “I’ma rub some more.” “Do ya biz.” Gervase is great, and we need to see more of him.

Monica & Aras

Aras – Dude is in control. He has formed his majority alliance with Gervase, Tina, Monica, and Tyson, and we already know he has a tighter alliance with Tina and Gervase, and he is controlling those people and camp in general, specifically in dealing with Colton.

Vytas – Vytas’s approach in this game is very similar to Aras’s – cool and calculating. We see him considering as many possibilities as he can and acting on them.

Doing It Wrong:

John – John is running into some emotional issues and he doesn’t seem to be dealing with them properly. He’s letting his desire to make things easy on Candice get in the way of his alliance, and if he doesn’t ease up or suppress those emotions he’s going to betray himself to his alliance. The side thing with Rachel isn’t going to help matters either.

Colton

Colton – Nothing Colton does in this game is right, because it fails spectacularly and gets him hated and eliminated. But it sure is fun to watch. His tribe is all returning players and several have had great success in this game. His “rule in chaos” strategy is doomed to fail.

Other Episode Coverage:

Click here for Wikipedia’s episode summary

Click here for full episode video on CBS.com (also available on CBS’s iOS app)

Dalton Ross, EW:

Here’s what John should have done. He should have immediately gone to his Sausage Party alliance and said, “Bros — may I call you bros? — I am going to find the idol and have figured out the best way to use it to protect our alliance. I am going to hold onto it so that way we have a safeguard if there is a tribe-swap and they put a few of us over with some of the returning players. That way, if we are either even or outnumbered, we can play the idol and use it to gain a numbers advantage to take out the returnees to keep our numbers in tact. This way, the idol will be used for all of us.”

All I know is, if somebody tells me that, I am all in. I make sure that guy and that idol stay safe so we have an ace in the hole should the tribe swap happen. But did John do that? No. Which is why people now are starting to get paranoid about if he has it and what he plans to do with it. Cody! You blew it, man!  You may have your astronaut good looks and effortless charm, but you need to listen to me when it comes to strategy! Me or someone with the last name of Baskausas. They seem to know what they’re doing.

Andrea Reiher, Zap2It:

There’s a backrub chain going on and Colton is having none of it. He says he came to play “Survivor,” not “Red Rover.” What does that even mean? That game can be brutal, first of all, and second of all, why are playing “Survivor” and backrubs mutually exclusive?.

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