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Survivor is a cutthroat game with only one winner each season, but had been planning bringing Taylor to the CBS reality show's season. Tyson gives Vytas a hug and assures him that he loved Aras too and it's just a game. Vytas comments, “Aras, myself, Tina and Katie got. Water is the 27th season of the American CBS competitive reality television series and All-Stars declined due to the production of the reality show Family Beef. . pairs of loved ones: Aras and Vytas, Tina and Katie, and Laura M. and Ciera.
Aras explained he felt his own fatal mistake in the game was never envisioning that Gervase would turn on him because he's really good friends with Gervase outside the game as well. Do you agree with that, and had you ever envisioned Gervase betraying you guys? Well I didn't know. I had never met Gervase. A lot of these returning players, when they come [back] to the game, they do a lot of pregaming and they talk.
We really tried not to pregame with anybody. Aras did tell me that he had gone to Philly a year before and spent the weekend with Gervase and they had texted a little bit and said, "Okay, we're going to play together.
But something that we did talk about at the beginning, Aras and I, was that we needed to be careful of Tyson. We needed to be really careful about Tyson, so that's why I was so surprised when Aras said, "Tyson's with us.
And immediately, they had this bond that, you know, "Hey, we don't have a pair anymore. I think that was his mistake, yeah. It's not why I went home, I mean, I had plenty of mistakes on my own, but we both could've done better. Aras said that he had wanted to take Tyson and Gervase to the Final 4 with you guys and you had been campaigning for Tina and her daughter Katie Collins instead.
What made you decide you wanted Katie and Tina and who do you think would have won that decision if you guys had made it that far? So if the seven would have gone out -- we were thinking the seven was going to be Aras and I; Tina and Katie; and then Gervase, Tyson and [ Monica Culpepper ]. So for me, I was going to try to get Tyson out as early as possible. I was not going to let Tyson stay.
Aras was really campaigning for Gervase. Aras was like, "I have Gervase. No matter what, I have to take Gervase to the Final 3. But either way, I don't think it would've mattered.
Had that plan worked out, Aras and I would've won. It just didn't matter, but that plan obviously didn't work and we were really short-sided and a little bit myopic in our view of what was happening on the beach. CBS' promos for this week's episode have made it clear that the six remaining castaways break into two three-person alliances and the Tribal Council vote actually goes to the purple rock-tiebreaker for only the second time in Survivor history.
Did it surprise you that the game would split so tightly into two different alliances and everyone would be willing to go to the random draw tiebreaker? You know, I mean, things would have to be pretty dire to go to a tiebreaker.
You really have to think that that is your only option -- to take something by chance. It happened earlier in the game, where there was a tie-vote, right?
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The first time, we voted -- it's when Brad Culpepper went home. That first vote was tied.
And even though I wanted to keep Brad around so bad, and I knew that he was crucial for me going forward -- because he's such a big target to hide behind -- I wasn't going to take my chances. So if anybody ever draws rocks in the game, it really has to be that they feel there's absolutely no other strategic move they can make and that that's their only play. So I mean, it's going to be great to watch, to kind of see what unfolds next episode.
When I talked to Aras, he said the producers were already familiar with you from running into you two out in LA over the years and they had specifically mentioned wanting you as Aras' partner right from the beginning when they asked him to come back. Why do you think they were so interested in you right from the start? Laughs I don't know. Monica is safe from the vote tonight, so someone else from Kasama will be voted out and sent to Redemption Island.
Vytas may have it. Tina may have it. Katie may have it. He takes a walk with Hayden, who tells him that they are going to split the vote between him and Katie tonight. Vytas knows that there are seven people in the majority alliance, so he asks Hayden to make sure that four votes go to Katie and only three votes to him.
She is trying to figure out who to align with and whether that alliance includes her mother. Meanwhile, Monica is keeping a close eye on who is talking to who and how many people seem to be scrambling, even though her alliance of seven has already decided to vote for Vytas and Katie.
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This all makes her nervous. Monica expresses her concern to Laura M. Vytas points out that if they voted Katie out next, they would break her and Tina up. He also tells Tyson that he would more likely get his jury vote in the end if Tyson let him stay another day. Sending a girl home would keep Vytas here and still keep the guys in the strong majority. Tyson tries to be careful to let his alliance decide the vote and not come across as too persuasive and powerful.
Vytas admits that he was very upset that they voted out his brother and wanted to pay the tribe back for what they did. Gervase understands the anger that Vytas feels, since he felt it too when his niece Marissa was voted out. Vytas points out that the majority alliance was successful in gaining support because they could easily talk someone like Monica, who is paranoid, into joining them. Monica fires back at Vytas and reminds him that he betrayed his alliance with her husband Brad and voted him out.
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Katie knows that it is herself, her mom or Vytas going home tonight. If she survives the vote tonight, then she plans on trying to find a crack in the majority alliance to get further in the game. Vytas pleads his case by warning the guys that the women can bond together against them, so they should vote out a girl instead.
He encourages the others to target Tyson and Gervase, since they have the power in the game. The Kasama tribe then votes. Before revealing the votes, Jeff asks if anyone would like to play a hidden immunity idol. Jeff reveals the first seven votes. Katie gets one vote. Tyson gets one vote. Vytas gets five votes. He worries that actions like that could result in himself, Tyson, or someone in their alliance being voted out instead. Vytas tells Aras that it is all his fault, since he talked Vytas into joining his alliance, which then betrayed both of them.
Vytas feels it is more like purgatory than being in the game. Aras admits that he would be just as happy if Vytas got out as he would be if he got out. Jeff Probst explains the rules of the individual immunity challenge. They will each balance a sword on a shield with one hand. Using their other hand, they will stack coins on the handle. When the stack becomes too high, it will be hard to balance and the coins will fall. When their coins fall, they are out of the challenge.
As the challenge begins, they each place their sword on their shield. Jeff instructs them to place a small coin first on the handle of the sword.
When directed, they all continue adding a combination of small, medium and large coins to the handle of their sword, while trying to make sure the stack of coins does not fall over. With only a small number of coins placed, Monica is the first one out as she drops a coin while trying to place it. Ciera has shaky hands and is the next one out of the challenge. After placing a few more coins, Tina falters and drops a coin, which puts her out of the challenge.
So now, only six people remain in the game. The next people out are Gervase, Laura M. So, the only three remaining are Hayden, Katie and Tyson. Their stacks of coins are getting very high and the wind is starting to kick up, which makes it more difficult. After adding four more coins, Tyson drops out, immediately followed by Hayden.
So, Katie wins individual immunity and is safe from the vote tonight. One of the losers will be voted out at Tribal Council and sent to Redemption Island after being in the game for 24 days. Tina is worried though, because she knows that she is likely next to go.
She decides to spend the time she has before Tribal Council looking for the hidden immunity idol. Meanwhile, back at camp, Tyson tells his alliance to keep an eye on Tina and follow her, so she will not have a chance to look for the hidden immunity idol. Tina scurries out of camp and Tyson and his alliance set out to follow her. Meanwhile, Tyson, Caleb and Hayden started out following her when she left camp, but lost her. So, they split up to try and find Tina.
Tyson catches up with Tina at the spot that he found the idol, but of course she had no success finding it. So, she just waits by the tree with serpent like branches hoping that Tyson and Caleb will go away and let her search in peace. Back at camp, Monica asks Laura M. Monica wonders who they should vote for besides Tina to split the votes, since Katie won immunity. Gervase is still upset with Monica for changing her vote at the last Tribal Council.