Truth Kamikaze – CBS Baltimore
After an emotional Tribal Council last week, Deshawn is more vulnerable than ever. The entire tribe found his character admirable and even praised him for speaking out about racial inequality and representing his culture in the game. He feels a mixture of pride and defeat at this point – knowing a close ally, Liana, with whom he shares a “cultural connection,” has just been voted down. This season is incredibly unique with a diverse cast – it’s definitely special to watch each of the tribe members come together and raise the bar for who they are!
Yellow: Deshawn, Erika and XanderBlue: Danny, Ricard and Heather
The challenge itself looked tired. After navigating across the ocean, it went down to Deshawn hooping for the Yellow team and both Danny and Ricard hooping for the Blue team. In the end, Deshawn won it for their team, choosing the chicken and veggie meal as their reward.
Deshawn’s confidence has now returned to him. He feels pretty safe knowing he just made his mark at the Rewards Challenge. After competing in last week’s “Do or Die” game, Deshawn is ready to play the game harder than ever. So, while accepting the prize, Deshawn proposed a plan to reach the final three with this winning group: Deshawn, Xander and Erika. Of course, Xander and Erika say they’re on board – at least for now, that is. Of course, Deshawn remains skeptical when he learns that these two were not initially involved in last week’s vote for Ricard. But, as they say – anything can change at any time in Survivor.
But in reality, both Xander and Erika are open to voting for the next Ricard because it’s pretty obvious that he has one of the – if not * most impressive Survivor resume of the season. On the other hand, Xander mentioned to both Deshawn and Danny that Ricard was his shield. If Ricard stays in the game, everyone’s focus will be on targeting him – not Xander. And, because I personally watched this game run for 41 seasons – it really wasn’t a bad move for Xander. However, the hard part is the timing to steal Ricard’s torch. In the end, it may end just too late…
Meanwhile, back at camp, while Ricard and Heather are building a fire, Danny appears to have gone missing. These two find that rather suspicious – as they know Danny is most likely looking for an idol. Well, he was – and I applaud him for that! Danny knows that he and Deshawn are very low right now, so he is doing everything he can to stay in this game. At one point we even see him get past the latent Idol Immune, but unfortunately, he didn’t find it in the end. However, that did not stop him from further raising suspicions. While heading back to camp, Ricard and Heather think he looks like he’s got a little extra “his step” because he’s humping and seems in a better mood. Is it part of his plans? We’re not sure. But surely now Ricard and his alliance are in a predicament!Personal Immunity Challenge This challenge is a huge challenge. Only one of the remaining six fortresses will soon claim their spot in the final five. We clearly see Ricard as the first person on everyone’s list at this point. While if he wins, Deshawn or Danny will be next.
The challenge itself was a dizzying one. Castle participants must untangle themselves from a spool, then immediately overcome a series of obstacles, collecting a mixture of puzzle blocks along the way. After taking their blocks, they use them to build Survivor phrase out of seven words, four letters each.
We’re getting dizzy just watching .😵💫🌀 #Survivor pic.twitter.com/lzTQP8e6lk
– SURVIVOR (@survivorcbs) December 9, 2021
In the first leg, between Ricard and Deshawn won the victory. And out of nowhere, Ricard immediately solved his phrase:
“Don’t Let This Be Next Make Your Last Vote.”
And Ricard has earned his 3rd Personal Immunity! Probst was so impressed with his timing, when he asked how he solved it so quickly, Ricard simply said, “he’s just constantly thinking about every four letter word in this game. ” during that whole ordeal. Now THAT’S how you play Survivor.Tribal Council Well, since plan A (vote for Ricard) failed, now everyone has to come up with an alternative “plan B”. It was unbelievable how Ricard won another challenge and the other five were all aware of how he could win them all. Now they have to think more strategically to move forward. Who has a better chance of beating Ricard in the next challenge: Danny or Deshawn? Here’s what’s going through their heads – mostly for Erika, Xander, and Heather.
Meanwhile, both Deshawn and Danny are doing all they can to stay in this match. At one point, Deshawn tries to convince Erika that she ‘needs’ him. He even gave her hints on how she should begin to differentiate herself from Heather. Both she and Heather have been sorted, it seems as of Day 1. Deshawn is now doing all she can to convince Erika to finally split from Heather and sit in the final three with him. However, will this persuasion work for him?
At Tribal, when Probst reminded the tribe and asked why they were voting the way they did last week, there were mixed reactions. When Heather gives a good point of view, “good move” or “bad move” are both very subjective. Play your personal game in Survivor really like chess. The reward can pay off or it can end up being a brutal mistake. Plus, at this point, people also include their “jury management.” After all, every player they voted for will decide who will win a million dollars…
Before voting, Deshawn and Danny made it clear that they knew it would be one of them because their original union was currently sitting on the jury. Probst asked both of them if they had “any final words” if they were next. Danny went ahead and shared a positive perspective – explaining how he’s still fighting hard in this game but is proud of everything he’s done. However, Deshawn took a different approach. Later, Deshawn said he was ready to drop a “truth bomb” as one final “Hail” in the game. Probst, along with the other castrated people, was stunned. Deshawn then shared how Erika plans to vote for Heather if it makes it to the final three. Everyone was confused as to why he was spreading the news – and basically, throwing Erika under the bus. It wasn’t the best look for his game, and both Erika and Ricard spoke up at the time, informing Deshawn that it could be a terrible move on his part. I mean, Deshawn doesn’t even know if he’ll show up next, so saying it in front of the Tribe – and the jury, maybe biting him…
Due to suspicions that Danny had an idol, the vote was settled 3:3 against Danny and Deshawn. After the second round of voting, the tribe kept Deshawn, meaning Danny, the former Dallas Cowboys NFL player, was next to leave this season.
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