Another week, another blindside. It was a shocking result once again on what has proven to be a topsy-turvy season of Survivor. My full recap will be up at midnight, but if you’d like to sound off on what happened and who went home, then read on for more. [SPOILER ALERT: Read on only if you already watched tonight’s episode of Survivor: Cagayan.]
Whenever Survivor shows a player repeatedly going on about how much they trust another player, that first person is automatically doomed. We have seen it happen time and time again, and we saw it again tonight as LJ was ousted by his former best buddy Tony. Why did Tony feel the need to betray his alliance partner? I HAVE NO IDEA! Well, Tony claimed it was because he needed to get LJ out of the way to win, but what it actually did was piss off four potential future jury members (LJ, Trish, Jefra, Kass) while also keeping around an even bigger threat in Spencer (who, along with Tasha and Jeremiah stand a strong chance of beating Tony at the end due to their having friends on the jury and not having backstabbed a single person).
So curious logic on Tony’s part to be sure — even human flip-flop Kass noted how stupid it would be to switch sides at this stage of the game — but it made for some pretty riveting television. Tony solidified his plan after coming up with some convoluted strategy to entrap LJ into turning on Woo, and then bonding over foot massages with Spencer and Jeremiah on their Survivor spa reward. Then, after Tasha won what was essentially a glorified game of Simon to earn individually immunity, Tony set his plan to oust LJ into motion…even though nobody in his alliance except a deceived Ninja Stealth Woo wanted any part of it.
That leaves eight players vying for the million bucks as well as the title of Sole Survivor. My full recap will be up at midnight but you can sound off right here and right now. Do you think Tony made the right move? Hit the message boards to let us know and for more Survivor scoop, follow me on Twitter @DaltonRoss.