Survivor 28: “Our Time to Shine”

Monty Brinton/CBS ©2014 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Monty Brinton/CBS ©2014 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Last week the beauty tribe sent home Brice after collapsing during the puzzle in the immunity challenge.

The reward challenge is a normal blindfolded challenge with one caller directing people to five items and a flag. Winners pick up a cage with 3 hens and 1 rooster and runners up get a dozen eggs. Beauty was the first tribe to have retrieved an item and through their great communication they easily pulled out the win. After Brawn got off to a bad start they made an astounding comeback right at the end which allowed them to come into second place.

Morgan is antsy around Jeremiah and starts into troubling Alexis hoping to get a better alliance for herself. After the reward challenge everyone sees a hidden immunity idol clue and then they all question how chickens make eggs. Is the rooster necessary? Can they kill it? They do, but I love how stereotypically dumb their tribe is.

Over at Brawn, Sarah was concerned about Cliff and Lindsey conspiring against her, and decided to get Woo, Tony, and Trish to throw the immunity challenge with her. Sadly enough, that didn’t even work as the brain tribe was utterly useless.

The immunity challenge required people to dive down and retrieve five buoys before throwing them into a basket. LJ for beauty and Woo for brawn are up pretty quickly with the first buoys but J’Tia on brain can’t get the first one for her tribe. By the time brain has their first buoy, beauty is already onto their fourth one and brawn has begun to throw the challenge. Beauty finished the challenge ages before anyone else, but even with brawn throwing the challenge they still came in second when Cliff started shooting the buoys like basketballs.

Back at camp, Brain’s Spencer started talking himself as J’Tia sat back, thinking loyalty would keep her safe. When they made it to Tribal Council Jeff Probst was completely at a loss with how to deal with J’Tia. Kass and Tasha had been discussing whether to keep Spencer who is useful in challenges or J’Tia who’s loyal. In the end it was 3-1 against J’Tia which was definitely the only acceptable choice.

Next week, the brain tribe is running on fumes but just when it could get interesting they’re switching up the tribes. I can’t believe they’re doing that so early…