“Survivor” fans were treated to a bonus two-hour episode this week on CBS that promised to spill more secrets about the fates of the voted-out castaways at Extinction Island. Reem Daly, Keith Sowell, Chris Underwood and Rick Devens, who had been doing their best to survive on the deserted island, were just joined by Aubry Bracco in Part 1. How did the big twists play out in Part 2, and what does this now mean for the remainder of the game?
Below, check out our minute-by-minute “Survivor” recap of Season 38, Episode 6, titled “It’s Like the Worst Cocktail Party Ever (Part 2),” to find out what happened Wednesday, March 20 at 9/8c. Then be sure to sound off in the comments section about your favorite castaways on CBS’s reality TV show and who you think will ultimately join the “Survivor” winners list. Keep refreshing/reloading this live blog for the most recent updates.
9:00 p.m. – Part 1 of tonight’s two-hour episode has just concluded and Aubry has just been voted out. Aubry said hitting rock bottom is always her favorite part, because she thrives in picking herself back up.
9:01 p.m. – At the Reward Challenge, Manu and Lesu were very surprised to see Aubry voted out. The challenge involved hurdling over table obstacles, untying knots to level-drop sandbags, then throwing sandbags at a target. The winning tribe would win coffee, tea, pastries, and cookies, while the second place tribe would receive smaller portions. Unsurprisingly, Joe Anglim dominated in hitting the targets, giving Kama another victory. Meanwhile, Gavin Whitson helped Manu win the second place Reward. Once again, Lesu went back to camp empty-handed. Kelley Wentworth said it was frustrating that Joe was helping Kama go on a “two-week vacation.”
9:10 p.m. – Julie Rosenberg said she was basically expecting to win challenges at this point. Joe told his tribe to protect him as they go into the merge. Joe and Aurora McCreary were heartbroken to see Aubry go out early. Joe teared up about having no one to rely on, though it did make him appreciate having people back home to rely on. Joe spoke with Julia Carter about sticking together, observing that they are both threats. This made Julia nervous, as she doesn’t want to be seen as a target.
9:13 p.m. – David Wright pondered what life must be like for Joey Amazing. Lauren O’Connell said she has now cried four days in a row. She said she was starting to black out even while walking on the beach. David fished for clams, making Dan “Wardog” DaSilva observe that he still has some life in him, while Lauren is starting to check out. He spoke with David and Kelley about getting out Lauren because she is wasting away. Kelley spoke with David about Wardog, saying he’s a bit too aggressive. The tables have certainly turned for David, who found himself now trusting Kelley the most, after days of wanting to get her out.
9:20 p.m. – On Extinction Island, the stranded players found another group of individualized maps for everyone. Aubry didn’t quite know what everyone was doing but followed along with their random folding. Rick figured out that the secret item must be at the mast, but didn’t discover it. Reem and Keith went into the ocean to search. Upon spotting the item, Reem said, “What’s that?” This led Keith to pick up the item, a curse he could place on his biggest enemy involving knots. Chris said Reem gave away the advantage to Keith, which caused Reem to blow up at Chris in a major way. Total dysfunction.
9:26 p.m. – This Immunity Challenge involved climbing a ladder, maneuvering a bag through a bamboo frame, tossing a ball through a hoop, and solving a slide puzzle. But there’s a twist! Only one tribe would win this Immunity Challenge, with the other two going to Tribal Council. Of course, Kama got out to an early lead, followed by Manu. Lesu bumbled their way to the slide puzzle and while David thought he had this puzzle, Kama wound up winning in the end. Joe, Julie, Julia, Aurora, and Ron Clark remain undefeated. Jeff Probst revealed that both losing tribes would be at the same Tribal Council voting out one person. This is the same twist that sent Malcolm Freberg out of the game in “Survivor: Game Changers.” Could another fan favorite go out from this twist?
9:35 p.m. – Eric said this could be a scenario where both the Manu and Lesu tribes tie the vote 4-4, forcing them to go to rocks. This means that the two people voted out are now safe, where everyone else picks a rock, and the person who picks the wrong rock is automatically eliminated. Wendy Diaz said David was vulnerable to flip, among the four Lesu tribemates. There was a palpable fear of going to rocks, especially with Victoria. She said she would be willing to see someone go out from her alliance if it could guarantee her staying.
9:39 p.m. – Over at Lesu, Wardog orchestrated a plan to vote for Wendy, because why would the Manu tribe go to rocks for Wendy. Lauren was unhappy with the idea of going to rocks, especially with Wardog being such a domineering force. Meanwhile, Wardog was wary of Lauren and decided to go off and look for the Hidden Immunity Idol. This caused his tribe to talk negatively about him, and Kelley managed to find the Idol! Lauren told Kelley she had no intention of going to rocks for Wardog and contemplated whether she should play her Idol.
9:48 p.m. – The two tribes gathered together for the big Tribal Council. Lesu established that they intend to stick together as a foursome. Wendy said it felt like she was having a flashback, with her old tribe present alongside her new tribe. Talk went to the potential of a rock draw. Wendy told David he had a spot with them. The whispering began among the two tribes, with David summoning Wendy over to the corner for a private chat.
9:53 p.m. – The two tribes cast their votes. Probst returned and asked if anyone wanted to play the Hidden Immunity Idol, and no one did. The votes: Wendy, Lauren, Wendy, Lauren, Wendy, Lauren, Wendy, Lauren. It’s a tie! The tribes mingled to chat with each other, with poor Wendy not being acknowledged at all. After the revote, Wendy received unanimous votes, showing that the tribes could at least agree on one thing. Wendy seemed genuinely thrilled as she exited. Upon seeing the offer, she scoffed and easily made the decision to go to Extinction Island.
Here are the answers to Gold Derby’s contest questions for “Survivor” Season 38, Episode 5/6:
Who will be voted out at tribal council? Aubry Bracco and Wendy Diaz
Who will win Reward? Kama and Manu
Who will win Immunity? Kama and Lesu
Will a hidden idol be played? No
What will the voted-out castaway decide? Go to Extinction Island
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