[SPOILER ALERT: Read on only if you have already watched Wednesday’s episode of Survivor: Blood vs. Water.]
There was another tribe shake-up tonight on Survivor: Blood vs. Water. The maneuvering began when Hayden and Caleb decided to make a move against Tyson and told Ciera of their plan. One problem: Ciera immediately went and blabbed all about it to the man they were planning to vote out. Armed with that information, Tyson and Co. voted out Caleb instead, sending him to Redemption Island.
There, Caleb will face Laura and Tina, after Laura pulled a savvy move to get rid of her biggest competition at RI. After Laura won tonight’s duel — which involved getting colored cubes and staking them so that no colors repeated on any sides — Vytas attempted to copy off of her completed puzzle. After spinning her cubes so he couldn’t get a good look at it, Laura then went one step further, giving Tina play-by-play instructions on how to finish it so that she would stay…and the bigger threat of Vytas would go. Sure, it may have been totally unsportsmanlike, but it was totally smart at the same time.
In other news, Monica won her third individual immunity on another challenge that played right into her strength and body type, as contestants were forced to hold a rope handle with a bucket carrying 25 percent of their weight. While Monica dominated, three players (Tyson, Gervase, Ciera) didn’t even compete — opting to take food instead. This was a costly shortsighted error on Tyson’s part, as he felt vulnerable later that very same day and ended up having to use his hidden immunity idol to guarantee his protection, something that could have been avoided had he competed and won (something he stood a very good chance of doing).
In any event, in the end it was Caleb who took that cold, dark walk to Redemption Island. We’ll see next week if Laura engineers his ouster too. My full recap and Q&A with host with host Jeff Probst will both be up at midnight, [UPDATE: Dalton's Survivor recap is now live, as his his Q&A with Jeff Probst] but you can sound off right here and right now on the episode.