Which two castaways were voted out in Wednesday’s 11th episode of CBS’s “Survivor: Ghost Island”? Ten players remained at the start of this week’s double-elimination episode, with Gold Derby readers predicting that Michael Yerger and Angela Perkins would both be voted out. But with so many secret advantages and hidden idols still in play, anything could happen. Did our predictions come true, or was another castaway blindsided?
Below, check out our minute-by-minute “Survivor: Ghost Island” recap of Season 36, Episode 11, titled “The Finish Line Is in Sight,” to find out what happened Wednesday, May 2. Then be sure to sound off in the comments section about your favorite castaways, who annoys you the most, and who you think will ultimately join the “Survivor” winners list. Keep refreshing/reloading this live blog for the most recent updates.
7:59 p.m. – “Previously on ‘Survivor’!” During last week’s tenth episode Desiree Afuye got caught in a lie and paid the price by being voted out by practically the entire tribe. Desiree’s ally Chelsea Townsend was the only person who sided with Desiree in trying to vote out Michael, to no avail. Does that mean Chelsea is now alone in the game? Or will Michael go back to being public enemy number one? Let’s find out!
8:01 p.m. – Following last week’s tribal Domenick Abbate thanks Laurel Johnson for telling the truth and in turn Laurel feels safe with Domenick, Kellyn Bechtold and Wendell Holland all in debt to her. That isn’t what Kellyn is thinking though–instead Kellyn wants to maintain her “Naviti strong” mentality and knock the remaining Malolo players out.
8:03 p.m. – Wendell and Domenick know that they’re both huge targets in the game, especially considering everyone else knows how close they are. Wendell thinks that the two of them should stick with Donathan Hurley and Laurel because no one knows how close they are with them. Domenick however thinks that he might need to cut ties with Wendell eventually.
8:04 p.m. – Knowing that an idol was played recently, Domenick goes on an idol hunt and finds a coconut with an advantage inside of it. It’s the fake idol that David Wright used on “Millennials vs. Gen X,” but it’s not an idol in this game. It is indeed a fake idol that Domenick must convince another player to use in order for the power of it to be activated in Domenick’s favor. Interesting!
8:06 p.m. – It’s early in the episode, but we’re already seeing the immunity challenge! That’s because Jeff Probst breaks the news that two people will win immunity and two people will be voted out in two different tribal councils. In this scenario, the 10 players will draw for temporary tribes, splitting them into an orange and a purple tribe of five each. One person from each tribe will win immunity and one person from each tribe will be voted out. The single player that lasts the longest from both tribes will earn their tribe the right to go to tribal council second, having the knowledge of who went out in the first one.
8:08 p.m. – On the temporary orange tribe is: Michael, Laurel, Domenick, Wendell and Kellyn. On the purple tribe is: Chelsea, Sebastian, Angela, Jenna and Donathan. The challenge itself is an endurance challenge that requires them to hold up a bar that keeps a ball in a basket above their head. If they relieve too much pressure then the ball drops and they’re out.
8:09 p.m. – Quickly into the challenge Kellyn releases pressure and drops her ball, followed quickly by Michael. That leaves Laurel, Wendell and Domenick still in it for orange.
8:10 p.m. – Donathan becomes the first purple player to drop and then Laurel drops from orange. Sebastian begins to struggle and as Jenna also begins to slip Sebastian drops his ball and then Jenna follows right behind him. That leaves Wendell vs. Domenick for orange immunity and Chelsea and Angela for purple immunity after just 15 minutes of the challenge.
8:12 p.m. – Chelsea is the first of the four to start slipping, but out of nowhere Angela drops her ball and Chelsea wins immunity on the purple side! That also means that the orange tribe has earned the right to go to tribal council second.
8:14 p.m. – Wendell and Domenick taunt each other back and forth for a good part of the challenge, but it’s Wendell that gives in first, dropping his ball and handing the second immunity over to Domenick!
8:16 p.m. – While we’re enjoying the commercial break, can I just say that I think this two temporary tribe thing is incredibly unfair? At final 10 the game is now pinning players into a completely unexpected place of having to win over just half the players left in the game and two will succumb to the whims of a majority of three players instead of a majority of six. I don’t like this at all and based on the tribe he’s on it spells utter disaster for Michael’s game. So frustrating!
8:20 p.m. – The consensus on the orange tribe is that Michael is the easy vote and likely going home from their council. Knowing that, Michael asks Donathan if he’ll lend him his idol so that he can flash it to players on his tribe to scare them away from voting for him. Donathan smartly refuses, not wanting it to get around camp that he will be using one for himself.
8:21 p.m. – With his back against a wall, Michael tells Kellyn that he for sure has an idol and that he’ll be using it tonight. He pleads with her to work with him to vote someone out instead. Because he already found two idols, Kellyn thinks it’s possible that he has one, but Domenick tells her there’s no way he does and that he’ll still be voting Michael out. Still, Kellyn is freaking out that it might be her going home.
8:23 p.m. – Kellyn tells Wendell she’s scared and asks him if he’s willing to sacrifice Laurel in order to save one of them from being voted out in case Michael has an idol. Wendell goes to Laurel and says that if Michael does have an idol and so perhaps they might need to vote for Kellyn instead. And so, despite everyone on the orange tribe wanting Michael out, it seems some may be voting for Kellyn instead. Kellyn, however, has her second vote advantage still and declares to the camera that she’ll be using her second vote to place two on Laurel just in case Michael uses the idol. Whew. This is going to be good!
8:29 p.m. – On the purple tribe, Sebastian, Chelsea and Angela know they have the majority and decide to be straight up with Jenna and tell her that they are for sure voting Donathan out. Wanting to protect herself by convincing Donathan to not use his idol, Jenna tells Donathan that Sebastian told her they’re voting Jenna out. Wanting to protect her, Donathan tells Jenna that he’ll use his idol on her and asks her to vote Sebastian tonight so that they can send him home with the idol.
8:37 p.m. – The purple tribe heads to tribal council first. Jeff asks the Naviti members if it’s going to come down to tribal lines and Sebastian says yes. Jenna tells Jeff that she found no cracks, knows she’s going home and is willing to get to the vote right away. Donathan mostly agrees with Jenna that it’s hopeless to try to turn one of the other three against each other. With that, all five tell Jeff that they’re ready to vote.
8:41 p.m. – Before the votes are read Donathan does in fact play his idol… for himself. And so Jeff reads the votes: Donathan, Sebastian, Jenna, Jenna, Jenna. That means Jenna immediately joins the jury.
8:49 p.m. – Jeff starts the orange tribal council off with the obvious news that Jenna was just voted out, much to Laurel’s dismay. Domenick admits that even by chance with the draw of the two temporary tribes that Naviti got majority on both, spelling certain doom yet again for Malolo members. From there the conversation turns to whether or not anyone thinks Michael has another idol–Domenick once again pleads to his alliance that they don’t get worried and vote Michael while Kellyn continues to agonize over the possibility that he does.
8:53 p.m. – After a pow-wow of whispers between Domenick and Wendell (that interestingly doesn’t include Kellyn), the five players vote and Kellyn does use her second vote advantage. Before the votes are read no one plays an idol and the votes are read: Kellyn, Wendell, Laurel, Michael, Michael, Laurel. It’s a tie and so they re-vote with only Laurel and Michael available for votes and not getting to vote. The three Naviti votes come through, as you might expect: Michael, Michael, Michael.
8:56 p.m. – Wowza! As unfair as I think this twist was, it made for some interesting game play and I must say, Kellyn once again showed a ton of intuition and had Michael used an idol she would have saved herself from a re-vote and had Laurel go home right off the bat. Sad to see Michael go (he played a great game) and Jenna showed so much promise in that last minute scramble!
Here are the answers to Gold Derby’s contest questions for “Survivor” Season 36, Episode 11:
Who will be eliminated? Jenna Bowman and Michael Yerger
Who will win Reward? No one
Who will win Immunity? Chelsea Townsend and Domenick Abbate
Will a hidden idol be played? Yes
Will anybody quit or be medevaced? No
Who will go to Ghost Island? No one
Listen to our exit interview podcasts with all of this season’s “Survivor” castoffs: Stephanie Gonzalez, Jacob Derwin, Morgan Ricke, Brendan Shapiro, Stephanie Johnson, James Lim, Bradley Kleihege, Chris Noble, Libby Vincek and Desiree Afuye.
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