MONICA UNMOVED; HAYDEN HACKED — The Unofficial Guide to Survivor: Blood Vs. Water Episode 13
Here’s everything you need to know about what happened in Survivor: Blood Vs. Water Episode 13 — “Out On A Limb” – 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 32 through night 35
Immunity/Reward Challenge winner: Ciera (order-in dinner, shared with Hayden)
Voted Out: Hayden – Hayden made a real game out of waiting for other people to make big moves that benefit him. His latest was Ciera, incessantly asking her if she was going to talk to Monica and waiting until Tribal Council to try and stick the final dagger in. It’s a strategy, but ultimately one that no one can respect and makes him look weak.
Eliminated: Katie – As we said last week, Katie made no mark in this game and her elimination is barely noteworthy.
Monica – Monica is the most worthy underdog we’ve ever seen at this point in the game; likable, an incredibly strong challenge performer, and holding a greater chance at winning this game than people are giving her credit for. What Ciera didn’t realize in badmouthing Tyson and Gervase in front of the jury like she did was that she was giving Monica a better chance against them in a Final 3 vote. That jury hates Tyson and Gervase and is sympathetic toward Ciera and, to a lesser extent, Monica. Do not count Monica out of this game. If she can make a compelling case at the final Tribal Council her chances of winning are stronger than anyone realizes.
Ciera – Ciera is gaming HARD and making some gutsy and intelligent moves, and her come-from-behind win in the Immunity/Reward Challenge was one of the biggest and most incredible this season. Unfortunately she completely botched her pitch to Monica with her desperate last minute vague accusations and poor reasoning. Hindsight is 20/20, but sticking with Tyson and hoping that challenge victory came in a final 4 scenario would have been a better decision.
Tina – Tina’s idea of “letting” Katie win in the Redemption Island challenge when she can’t even control her own performances in the challenges and has had to completely rely on Laura’s help perfectly encapsulates the type of game they both have played (or haven’t played). In the end she was able to do it, but the win was as pathetic as they come.
Gervase – Gervase did a great job massaging his alliance with Monica; you know it’s effective when she’s gushing about life-long friendships in a confessional. He doesn’t seem to have made a big enough of a stamp on this game to beat Tyson in a Final 3 vote, and they both need to be concerned about sympathy votes for Monica, so at this point we wouldn’t be putting any bets on Gervase.
Tyson – Tyson’s place in this game looks pretty set. He has an edge over Gervase in a final 3 vote, and he definitely needs to be concerned about Monica’s perception with the jury. Will he make the mistake of boasting about his dominance in the game, or will he take the humble approach? Tyson’s a smart guy who knows when to say the right thing, as evidenced by his responses to Hayden and Ciera during the last couple of Tribal Councils.
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