Oct
10
2013

BRAD SACKED — The Unofficial Guide to Survivor: Blood Vs. Water Episode 4

BRAD SACKED -- The Unofficial Guide to Survivor: Blood Vs. Water Episode 3

Here’s everything you need to know about what happened in Survivor: Blood Vs. Water Episode 4 — “One Armed Dude and Three Moms” – 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 October 9, 2013, covering night 8 through night 10

Reward/Immunity Challenge winner: Galang (reward: tea & coffee)

Voted Out: Brad – Brad finally outlined his plan – to reunite with loved ones to form a super alliance at the merge, hence the need to get rid of John, whose loved one was at Redemption Island. His trustworthiness was a major topic of conversation at the Redemption Island challenge. And then, as if he needed to make things worse for himself again, he admitted to Caleb that they considered voting him off. Dumb move. Can’t wait to see the dynamic at Redemption Island next week.

Eliminated: Marissa – It was a good short run at Redemption Island, but ultimately Marissa was not a significant player in this game and the only interest her ouster creates is that a husband and wife are alone together on Redemption Island.

Player Notes:

Caleb – Good on Caleb for seeing and perceiving Brad’s sliminess when he didn’t join up with the other guys to discuss he vote. We’d like to see some comments from Hayden and Vytas to see if their bond is as strong as Caleb hopes, but it was great to finally see someone make a power play in this game. Caleb made a gutsy move announcing his vote during Tribal Council and it paid off. That move just made the entire season.

Monica – Her burning of the Hidden Immunity Idol clue was bizarre and ultimately will come back to haunt her, but hey – if Aras approves, there must be something to it, and with the target she has on her back with Brad’s status in this game she may not have had much choice. But the reality is that she’s not part of Aras’s core alliance and is in no position of power in this game. Bad move, but one she had to make. But she would be better off to recognize why she needed to do it and regret it than to think she really is in a good position in this game, because it’s not likely as good as she thinks.

Gervase – Kudos to Gervase for being, seemingly, one of the few people that have a level headed perception of loved ones in regards to their role in this game. It probably is easier when a) your loved one isn’t a spouse or child and b) she’s no longer in the game.

Tyson & Gervase – There’s no telling at this point if Gervase’s apparent alliance with Tyson supercedes the one he has with Aras and Tina, but Tyson makes a great point — they’ve both lost loved ones while, at this point, Aras and Tina each have loved ones on the other side with whom they might join up with at a merge. And the “Coconut Bandit” link seems to be legit.

Laura M. – Once again, a phenomenal performance in the puzzle portion of the challenge. The lady is a savant. Has there been anyone in this game THIS dominant in puzzle challenges? It’s ridiculous. We weren’t sure of her inclusion in this game given that she wasn’t much of a personality her first time around, but this…this is something else and it’s great to watch.

Other Notes:

The vote resulted in a 3-3 split between Ciera and Brad. At the re-vote, Hayden voted again for Ciera but Vytas switched his vote to Brad, who was voted out 3-1

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)

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