TASH QUASHED — The Unofficial Guide to Survivor: Cagayan Episode 11

TASH QUASHED -- The Unofficial Guide to Survivor: Cagayan Episode 11

Here’s everything you need to know about what happened in Survivor: Cagayan Episode 11 — “Havoc to Wreak” – 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 May 7, 2014, covering night 30 through night 33

Reward Challenge winners: Spencer, Kass, & Woo (“Survivor ambassadors” bringing food and supplies to local school)

Immunity Challenge winner: Spencer

Voted Out: Tash – There’s no doubt that Tash was historically great in challenges, but with as much alliance shuffling as we’ve had and the willingness on just about everyone’s part to work with the enemy, Tash’s shortcomings in terms of strategizing are painfully obvious. With Kass so willing to flip and flop like she did, why didn’t Tash work harder to secure her as an ally?

In This Episode:


Kass continues to make up for an absence of social and physical game by turning camp upside down. Normally you can respect a player that successfully uses upheaval to their advantage, but Kass’s is neither successful nor does it have any basis in strategy. This episode it was her attempt to turn Tony’s mention of her name into some big controversy, but there was no substance and it went absolutely nowhere. Tony got a little flustered, but so what? Did it change anything other than to make everyone think Kass is a brat? Nope.


One has to wonder what Woo‘s game plan is at this point, because he’s the game’s biggest lapdog and hasn’t once demonstrated the ability to think for himself or act decisively. Kass isn’t so strong a voice that one should be changing their plans up at her beck and call, so either Woo is easily swayed by her or he’s too scared to actually move against Tony. Is he aiming to be the good cop to Tony’s bad? He hasn’t done anything to earn a single Final 3 vote.

Tony & Trish

And you could ask the same questions about Trish. Trish is obviously astute and intelligent, and she has demonstrated several times now the ability to formulate scenarios and decide if and how to act on them. She knows what’s going on and there’s no reason not to think that she could be steering this game rather than Tony. So why hasn’t she? She can’t possibly be angling for  the good cop to Tony’s bad, because she’s been a gigantic wench herself. Trish and Woo are playing for second and third and don’t have the guts to take that step to pass Tony by.


Finally, what are Spencer‘s options? Kass has realized that Tony is going to make a good final 3 opponent so there’s going to be some reluctance to get rid of him. Tony is most likely set with his alliance and will want to target Kass next, and won’t need the numbers to do so. Woo and Trish are happy to ride Tony’s coattails. Spencer has nothing left and nowhere to turn unless he wins out on Immunity Challenges.

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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