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Revenge (or curse?) of the sandwich

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Survivor 45 Ep. 6

Hear, I’ve all the time believed that sandwiches have particular powers. They’re, fairly actually, excellent meals. Within the sixth episode of Survivor 45, an missed sandwich from final week will get revenge this week on the expense of one of many gamers. (Oh, and there is merging too, no large deal.)

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This episode goes full steam forward from the primary minute. Everybody in Lulu (besides Katurah) is searching for an immunity idol, however Bruce is the fortunate one to seek out it (type of). As an alternative of discovering an precise immunity idol, he finds a clue to the situation of the immunity idol and can lose his vote till he finds it. (Ah.) Whereas looking out, they see a ship, which suggests just one factor: merging! Bruce wants to seek out this idol earlier than they’ve to depart the seashore. Identical to a very good Angelina Jolie thriller, Bruce searches desperately, and finds the idol on the final minute. Katora (when she finds out) will hate this as a result of she hates Bruce.

Talking of merging, everybody getting collectively is often a joyful event, however this one is stuffed with little pleasure, however filled with conspiracy and revenge.

First issues first, Austin remains to be mad as a result of he did not get that sandwich final week. (Truthfully, I may relate.) Simply to catch you up, Austin, Jay, and Kelly had been despatched on a mission and had a alternative between an amulet of restricted energy or a sandwich. J. and Kellie selected the mascot, to which Austin reluctantly agreed. Now that they are mixed, Austin needs J. (the chief of the sandwich drama) out.

Moreover Austin’s culinary beef with J. (see what I did there?), the merger additionally places a goal on Caleb and Emily’s again. You see, they’re the one surviving members of the traditional (and cursed) Lulu tribe. Because of this they each have to hurry with the intention to survive.

Caleb will get issues began, shortly forming alliances with Reba and Bello, and doing his finest to keep away from Lulu’s curse. Appears to be working. Everybody loves Caleb and appears to agree with the way in which he performs. That’s, everybody besides Bruce. He sees Caleb as a risk, particularly since nobody is speaking to Bruce. He sees Caleb working with them and is aware of that Caleb will finally vote all of them out (however all the time with 1,000,000 greenback smile). Decided to take Caleb out and regain management of management, Bruce begins making use of strain, with some success.

In the meantime, Emily and Bruce have their very own issues to take care of after the merge. You see, on Day 1, Emily referred to as out Bruce for having the benefit within the recreation as a result of he performed briefly final season, however needed to depart for medical causes. The 2 made amends, however neither of them left it in a spot the place they supported one another. These dynamics are certain to be enjoyable to look at within the upcoming episodes.

Whereas the remainder of the tribe seems to be celebrating a dancing bug (it is the little issues, you recognize?), Emily and Caleb begin planning. They know they should begin eliminating Reba’s clan members to get to the top, which suggests concentrating on J, Julie, and D. In the event that they had been ready to do this, they’d be in good condition, however contemplating they each had Lulu’s Curse hovering over them, it was positively not assured.

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(LR): Jeff Probst, Drew Basile and Austin Lee Coon from Season 45 of “Survivor.” Photograph: Robert Voets/CBS ©2023 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. all rights are save.
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The problem has gamers compete on an impediment course that ends with a puzzle. (The place’s Carson Garrett from 44 once you want him, proper?) They had been cut up into two groups, pink and blue, with Catora left with out a workforce as she selected the empty rock. She selected the blue workforce well, as a result of they received in the long run. This implies everybody on the pink workforce is about to get chopped up, which is strictly what occurs together with Emily and Kaleb from the unique Lulu, to not point out Reba’s J., so everybody they talked about all down votes. The way in which issues are going is humorous.

Whereas we’re speaking in regards to the problem, you need to take heed to Jeff Probst on hearththe official Survivor Podcast. This week explains how these wonderful constructions are constructed to fulfill the challenges.

Again at camp, the consensus is that Caleb ought to go. This is smart, and never simply due to Lulu’s curse. Because the starting of the merger, he has been transferring and dealing, which has put a transparent mark on his again. Whereas Emily has stored a low profile, all of the whereas doing no matter she must with the intention to put her within the favor of the Reba and Belo members. Bruce leads the cost by voting out Caleb, however then the tide activates J. (Insert dramatic music.) Caleb explains that Reba is so highly effective, they should begin taking her down, and guess who eagerly joins in voting J. off the present? Austin. (He actually wished that sandwich.)

Effectively, we’re at Tribal Council, and wow, this made me nervous. So, everyone seems to be there collectively for the primary time, which could be very thrilling, however the participant who takes the kick is just the dropping workforce of the problem that may be voted on. It quickly turns right into a confrontation between Caleb and J. Caleb explains all of it, invoking the Lulu curse and principally saying that he and Emily are about to be chopped up.

Emily says that the sport is now a one-on-one recreation, and that “if there’s a Lulu curse, it can finish tonight.”

Then Caleb units his sights on Reba. He says it might be a risk, nevertheless it’s not a strategic risk (no matter which means). For him, the most important risk comes from Reba’s alliance of Julie, D and J, and J has to go. This clearly makes J. activate Caleb. The 2 commute simply earlier than the vote.

Effectively, that is the place issues get good. Earlier than Jeff is about to learn the votes, Caleb performs it in the dead of night, a lot to everybody’s pleasure besides J and Emily. Everyone seems to be on guard as Jeff reveals Caleb’s shot in the dead of night. Will he be protected, and subsequently any votes for him shall be thought of ineffective, or will he not be protected?! Effectively, it is… protected! And the gang goes wild.

Oh, however wait, it will get higher! So Jeff learn the votes and everybody voted for Caleb (who could not vote as a result of he performed in the dead of night). Everyone seems to be legitimately shocked. They should vote once more, and this time Caleb shall be okay, however Emily and Man are within the scorching seat.

Everybody will get up and begins squirming. J. pushes arduous for Emily, and other people guarantee her they may vote for Emily. Whereas Emily pleads with folks to not vote for her. (She did not care a lot who they voted for.) At this second it seemed like Emily was going dwelling, that damned Lulu. Personally, I am distraught, Emily is my woman, and she will’t go dwelling now.

They vote once more. When Jeff learn the votes, it turned out that each one these assurances folks had been giving J. had been truly his blind spots. C. He will get probably the most votes. (Oh, Emily’s high quality, so I am in a very good place mentally once more. This additionally exhibits how good of a recreation Emily is enjoying. She’s been recognized to maintain even comfortable alliances in play for a second identical to this.)

What an episode! The nervousness was off the charts! On the brilliant facet, at the least I now have one thing to speak about with my therapist this week.

Who wants an inhaler?

Though I favored Caleb’s luck on this episode, I really feel like he is on his means out. It’s extremely vocal, which I really feel shall be its downfall.

Who needs to be the one one? Survivor?

Emily remains to be within the result in win for me, however Austin’s Sandwich Revenge was scrumptious tv (actually).

Watch Survivor each Wednesday on CBS or anytime on Paramount+ to catch my response to each episode this season.