“Survivor 41” is starting to heat up. Last week’s double elimination caused quite a stir among the remaining castaways.
Naseer and Evvie were eliminated after losing the immunity challenge. Both Naseer and Evvie were big threats, so their eliminations could shake up power dynamics in the game. Shan finally used her extra vote at Tribal Council, but she still has an idol.
Xander also has an idol. He is a big physical threat, so he may need to play it this week if he cannot secure immunity.
Follow along below with our live blog covering episode 10 of “Survivor 41” but be warned of SPOILERS:
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8:05- Episode 10 opens with the castaways discussing Evvie and Naseer’s elimination. Ricard shares that Shan used her extra vote at Tribal Council. Erika tells Danny and Deshawn that she wants Shan out of the game. Erika and Deshawn agree that Shan is the biggest threat. It’s true that Shan is a dangerous player. She has an idol and is playing a fantastic social game.
Shan reveals in a confessional that she doesn’t 100% trust Deshawn. Deshawn and Shan talk about the importance of keeping their alliance together. Deshawn, Shan, Liana, and Danny formed an alliance after the merge. Deshawn and Shan discuss the duality of wanting to play an individual game but also wanting to keep the alliance together for the black community.
8:10- Time for a reward challenge! Castaways have to swim to an obstacle course while attached to a rope. Once they reach the obstacle, they have to navigate their way through the course. Then, they have to successfully complete a puzzle. The reward for this challenge is HUGE! The winning castaway will be taken to a “Survivor Sanctuary” where they will enjoy pizza under the stars. They will get to spend the night in the sanctuary with blankets and pillows. RICARD wins and gets to pick three players to join him….his first pick is..SHAN. His number one ally from the beginning. His second pick is…HEATHER. His third pick is….XANDER.
8:20- Woah! Danny wants to take out Ricard. Danny thinks Ricard is a BIG threat. Deshawn agrees to help execute Ricard’s elimination. Deshawn thinks eliminating Ricard will weaken Shan’s game, which will ultimately help his game. Deshawn, Danny, and Liana agree to keep the plan to eliminate Ricard a secret from Shan.
Ricard, Shan, Heather, and Xander arrive at the “Survivor Sanctuary.” Shan tells Ricard he is her best friend on the Island!
8:30- In a confessional, Liana reveals she is struggling to blindside Shan by eliminating Ricard. Liana tells Shan about the plan. Shan knows Ricard leaving is not in her best interest. Liana encourages Shan to go after either Deshawn or Danny. Woah! Shan tells Ricard about Deshawn and Danny’s plan. Shan hatches a plan to flip the votes against either Deshawn or Danny. Things are getting intense!
8:35- Time for an immunity challenge! For this challenge, castaways have to balance a ball on a disk while standing on a narrow beam. Liana is the first one out. Danny goes down next! Time for the next round. Castaways have to move further down on the beam for the next round. Erika is out first in round two! Heather is out next in round two. Down to four: Shan, Deshawn, Ricard, and Xander. Time for round three. The castaways have to move down to the most narrow part of the beam. Shan is out first in round three! Ricard, Deshawn, and Xander remain. Deshawn is out! Time for a showdown between Ricard and Xander. Ricard could really use this win. WOAH! Xander loses control of his ball and Ricard wins immunity!!!
8:45- Shan wants Erika out of the game, but she wants to trick Xander into thinking he is at risk so he plays his idol. WOAH! Ricard reveals he wants to flip the votes against Shan, HIS NUMBER ONE ALLY. Ricard tells Deshawn that Shan told him about his secret plan to vote him out. After hearing this, Deshawn doesn’t trust Shan and is onboard to vote her out. Looks like Shan is going home unless she plays her idol. In a confessional, Danny reveals he is unsure if he wants to vote out Shan or Erika. He doesn’t trust Shan, but he also thinks Erika is a very smart player.
8:50- Time for Tribal Council. Heather, Xander, and Erika reveal that they feel like they are on the bottom of the totem pole. So, who will go home? Shan? Liana? Will Shan or Xander play their idol? Okay, Shan didn’t play her idol. She must feel safe. Jeff Probst reads the votes and….it’s a tie! Three votes for Shan, three votes for Liana. Wow! Second tie this season! Time for a revote. The castaways cast their votes for a second time. Jeff reveals the votes and…SHAN IS VOTED OUT! Shan tells Ricard that she will vote for him if he is in the finale and calls Deshawn a snake on the way out.
“Survivor” airs Wednesdays at 8 p.m. on CBS.