Dec
5
2013

KATIE DID IN — The Unofficial Guide to Survivor: Blood Vs. Water Episode 12

KATIE DID IN -- The Unofficial Guide to Survivor: Blood Vs. Water Episode 12

Here’s everything you need to know about what happened in Survivor: Blood Vs. Water Episode 12 — “Rustle Feathers” – 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 December 4, 2013, covering night 29 through night 32

Immunity/Reward Challenge winner:  Gervase (ice cream treat)

Voted Out: Katie – Katie’s “political what-have-you” comment was a great example of why she is a non-factor in this game. She didn’t make a big move she received congratulations for – Hayden did, and she followed only because she literally had no other move. Ugh – even her assessment of the rock-drawing in confessional at the end of the show was boring.

Caleb

Eliminated: Caleb – Caleb’s sanctimonious “in the south a man’s word” was exactly what Gervase called it – sore loser status. Caleb’s memory is conveniently short; he’s a baby throwing a hissy fit, and it did him basically no good since there was no strategy to it. It was a disappointing end to a player who had not, up until that point, been bitter and whiny.

Player Notes:

Tyson

Tyson – He did it again – finding the Hidden Immunity Idol might have just punched his ticked to the final 4. Hayden was right in that Tyson – despite having a target on his back – is playing the best game and is a clear-cut winner. It was also interesting to see Tyson’s paranoia manifest and to see the pressure clearly eating at him. We don’t normally get that kind of honesty from strong players like that and Tyson’s self-depricating humor is refreshing.

Hayden

Hayden – He made it past the vote, but Ciera absolutely stole the show and perhaps some jury votes. We can’t seee a scenario where Hayden makes it to the final vote, because even if Ciera sticks with him and brings Monica along there’s no way they’d be dumb enough to let his buddies on the jury vote for him in a final 3. He would either need to win the rest of the Immunity Challenges, or consider changing things up and trying to strike up an alliance with Tyson and Gervase, who likely wouldn’t get many jury votes if up against Hayden in a final 3.

Ciera – It’s great that Ciera wants her mom to win in the Redemption Island challenges but as the only real threat to get back in the game and therefore the only loved one to potentially come back she is inadvertently putting a target on Ciera’s back.

BUT – Ciera’s move at Tribal Council was phenomenal. It looked bad at first, and we aren’t totally convinced that she was the 4th member of the alliance like she believed because of Monica’s amazing challenge performances, but it was a great time to break away from her alliance and strike out on her own. It was the biggest and best move in this game thus far.

Gervase – Gervase is in trouble. Tyson has an idol he will likely play, and Monica could be jumping ship to join Ciera. The only vote in that instance is Gervase. If he should win another Immunity Challenge it will make for an interesting vote (and we’re guessing it would be Hayden going home), but would be a tall order.

Tina – Once again, Tina gets by by being not quite the worst. Congrats on skating by on your sub-mediocrity, Tina!

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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