Survivor: Brains vs. Brawn vs. Beauty – Episode 10 Review – “Going once, going twice…”

auctionHappy Wednesday! I’ll be keeping this week’s Survivor recap short as I began the episode late at night, but feel free to fill in the blanks with your thoughts in the comments! Click on through…

Another CRAZY episode thanks to Tony and his manic, paranoid ways. How is this guy a cop? He is so easily spooked.

This week we were treated to a Survivor auction, which seemed shorter than usual. No luxurious baths or tricky surprise meals that are actually bugs (I mean, rice and water isn’t that bad). We saw Trish, Jefra and Kass buy items before the truly coveted piece came up – a game advantage! Many were waiting for it – as Spencer the economist said, “This auction was a buyers’ market”. Yet, only Spencer and Tony paid their full $500 to draw rocks for the advantage. Not Tasha. I was shocked! She had $500, and chose not to try and win the advantage.

Tony, the luckiest man alive, won the advantage. And Tasha never got the chance to spend that money on food! So dumb. She absolutely should have paid to participate in that draw.

tony 3By the end of the episode, Tony had found the Hidden Immunity Idol – the auction advantage was a clue, not an advantage in the upcoming Immunity Challenge. I don’t care for this. Now, at a late stage of the game, a player was TWO Idols and one of them has special powers. It’s too lopsided! I would feel this way even if a player I enjoyed spencer and tashahad the advantage. The fact that it’s Tony is salt in the wound.

Tasha won the Immunity Challenge – THREEPEAT! I am very impressed. But you know what? If I were anyone else in the game, I would not want to sit next to Tasha in the end. She’s becoming quite the threat.

Throughout the course of the episode, Spencer managed to plant a seed in Tony’s head that the four ladies might align against the three dudes. This was based on nothing other than the four women hanging out together in the water – general laziness, while Tony bitterly worked around camp. But that’s the game! You have to always be on guard for the paranoia of your alliance mates.

Tony couldn’t vote for Tasha, so he convinced Woo that they should take out Jefra instead. He’s been wary of her ever since he built that wacky spy shack. Still, I wasn’t sure they’d go through with it. I was prepared to see my guy Spencer go home at Tribal Council. (Tony, ever the loudmouth, had to reveal one of his Hidden Immunity Idols during Tribal.) But Spencer squeaked by for yet another week! Tony was paranoid enough that he and Woo voted Jefra out.

Wow, this game has really been all over the place. The previews for next week suggest people are getting sick of Tony’s antics, but what can they do? The game is coming to a close and the guy is practically impossible to eliminate with those Idols in his “bag of tricks”. I can’t say I’m happy about that. What do you guys think?

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