Mar
27
2014

LINDSEY LETS GO; ALEXIS AXED — The Unofficial Guide to Survivor: Cagayan Episode 5

ALEXIS AXED -- The Unofficial Guide to Survivor: Cagayan Episode 5

Here’s everything you need to know about what happened in Survivor: Cagayan Episode 5 — “We Found Our Zombies” – 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 March 26, 2014, covering night 14 through night 16

Reward Challenge winner:  Solana (right to raid other team’s camp)

Immunity Challenge winner:  Solana

Lindsey

Left The Game: Lindsey – The saying goes, “if you can’t stand the heat, get out of the kitchen.” So Lindsey did just that, offering us of the most pathetic exits from this game we’ve ever seen. During the whole exchange with Trish, Lindsey didn’t really seem like she was holding back and about to burst. She looked like she lost her ally, couldn’t see a backup plan, and had to give up. Sad.

Voted Out: Alexis – On the flip side of Lindsey’s sorry surrender we have Alexis, who was so bummed about her banishment that she cried all the way back to Losers Lodge. Tony’s play on Jeremiah did more to damage Alexis and her position in the tribe thanks to her paranoid pursuit of Jeremiah’s ouster. She had no plan and could only awkwardly plead to Spencer, who mistook her awkwardness for some kind of ulterior motive and made the move to vote her out. Alexis was barely playing this game, but you have to feel bad for someone who wants to play it so bad and is so crushed when she can’t, especially after seeing Lindsey just give up.

Player Notes:

Tony

As Jefra noted, Tony is playing this game like no one else. It’s hard to believe that as hard as it is to get picked for this show that more people don’t do more to shake the game up and shape it to what they want it to be. Tony is doing that right now. He shattered any semblance of trust within Appari,causing Alexis to become completely paranoid and voted out because of it. Not the end result he was going for, but he planted a pretty effective Russell seed.

Neither Trish nor Lindsey look good after their final exchange, but Trish looks especially bad. At this point in the game, is there any real advantage to antagonizing your teammates and weakening your tribe like she did? It might even be understandable if she had done it because she was sick of Lindsey making fun of her teeth, mouth, face, age, and body, but that wasn’t the case. She did it just to be mean, and made herself look like a bully. Will her tribe decide they don’t want a teammate like that? Has painting a target on yourself by being a bully every worked out for anyone in this game?

It’s amazing that Alexis, Jeremiah, & Morgan couldn’t get it together enough to make a move on the Brains and were perfectly content to let them dictate the direction of their tribe. It’s not like they had a horrible feud like Trish and Lindsey; there was nothing preventing them from putting aside their distances long enough to not be pushed around by three people they had a huge hand in decimating just days ago. It’s hard to believe that the Brains have any semblance of compelling authority, so what is it that is preventing these former beauties from rolling over for these guys?

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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