Dalton Ross
May 06, 2010 AT 12:00 PM EDT

Two immunity challenges! Two Tribal Councils! Two eliminations! And too much drama as contestants verbally attacked each other right and left in hopes of staying in the game. My full recap will be up at midnight, [UPDATE: Dalton’s full Survivor recap is now live!] but if you’ve already watched the latest episode of Survivor: Heroes vs Villains and can’t wait to sound off, then read on after the jump for more. [SPOILER ALERT: Read on only if you have already watched Thursday’s episode of Survivor: Heroes vs Villains.]

The Survivors exchanged words so sharp this week they could have replaced the tribe’s machete. Rupert called Russell a “disgusting, terrible human being.” Russell dubbed Rupert a “dumbass.” Colby barked at Candice for not owning up to her betrayal of the other Heroes. And Russell reduced his alliance-mate Danielle to tears at Tribal Council, and then sent her home. It was a wild episode jam packed with challenges, Tribal Councils, and eliminations. When all was said and done, Candice was voted out, as was Danielle. The second elimination occurred after Russell attempted to pit his two female partners (Danielle and Parvati) against each other, only to watch them swap stories and realize what he was up to. When Danielle announced at Tribal that “I’m closer to Parvati than you think,” Russell and Jerri appeared to change their votes on the spot and sent her home, leaving the Villains alliance in tatters, and giving a ray of hope to previously left-for-dead Colby and Rupert.

My full recap will be up at midnight, but in the meantime check out the video player below for some pep talks that Candice and Danielle recorded before the game to cheer themselves up in the event they were voted out. Now it’s your turn to tell us what you think. Did Russell overplay his hand by breaking up his alliance? Did you shed a tear for either Danielle or Candice? And when did Colby get so awful at challenges? Hit the message boards and let us know. And for all the Survivor scoop sent right to you, you can follow me on Twitter @EWDaltonRoss.

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