We’re back for another exit interview today as we chat to the fourth contestant eliminated from Survivor San Juan Del Sur Drew Christy! We also bring you a full episode preview of episode 5, as Noah Groves sits down and takes a look at what you can expect from tomorrow’s episode of the 29th season! Click below for more!
After his elimination in the fourth episode, Drew Christy sat down with Ben to chat about why the edit wasn’t exactly kind to him and let us in on some things that perhaps should’ve been shown to help out his character. We also hear about just why Reed was so dangerous and which former contestant he reminded Drew of, as well as getting the scoop on Baylor and Alec and giving us the most honest and open ‘Word OZociation’ answers yet!
Each week with our exit interviews we will also bring you a preview of the upcoming episode, as your favourite Ozlet Noah Groves sits down and gives his thoughts on what you can expect from the show tomorrow!
It is now time to bring back a new feature as I preview what is to come in the next episode airing tomorrow. These previews will use the ‘next time on Survivor,’ commercials, Survivor Live extended preview, deleted scenes and events that happened in the previous episode to look forward and see what is in store for us. Please note that only details learnt in the previously stated list will be discussed, if you consider things like what the challenge will be or who is competing in the dual and hints at people’s actions as a spoiler then you should avoid this feature. In saying that, absolutely no boot spoilers will be stated if somehow CBS slips up but the next voted out will be speculated on.
Warning: This preview will discuss the results of the upcoming tribe swap. If you consider this to be a spoiler then do not continue reading!
So what do we have in store for Survivor: San Juan Del Sur episode 5, ‘Blood is Blood’?
I mean other than a few hints at old Hunahpu and the immunity challenge, the real talking point this week is the tribe swap. Let’s get everything else out of the way first. Firstly on the ‘Next time on Survivor’ segment we are shown Jon raging at the old Hunahpu in a classic “you’re with me or against me” move. Jon’s character has just started to gain some more air time only for this to come and probably damage Jon’s game immensely. Luckily, or unluckily for him, the tribe swap is coming to yank him away from the heat. A challenge preview video tells us that the upcoming immunity challenge will be titled “Shakedown Street.” The challenge will involve digging through sand to obtain a key, travel through a long mud pit, unlock a crow’s nest which drops twenty bags and a tonne of mud and sawdust and finally throwing ten bags onto a scale to win the challenge. There is a dual still occurring tomorrow but it is after the tribe swap and there is currently no word on how these will take place. Will it just be two random tribe members randomly selected? As much as I was an advocate for Exile Island to return, I feel like it should be put to bed at this point in the game.
Ok, now onto the tribe swap. Initially I was against this as the dynamics on both tribes were still interesting and so many possibilities were in the firing line. In saying this, the eventual tribe designation, which I am assuming will be completely random, provides with some extremely interesting and contrasting dynamics. The new Hunahpu tribe will consist of five individual players without a loved one and one couple. On the complete opposite, the new Coyopa will consist of three couples and one individual person. For reference, here are our two new tribes. On new Hunahpu we have: Jeremy, Natalie, Julie and Reed who are all staying put with Coyopa members Alec, Wes and Josh (pairing with Reed) who will join them. On the new Coyopa we have former Coyopa members Dale, Baylor and Jaclyn joined by four former Hunahpu members Kelley, Missy and Jon joining with their respective loved ones and Keith Nale, the lone star left over. At first glance it would seem that Hunahpu has all the strength and will continue to win the majority of the challenges. This is probably a fair assessment but I wouldn’t be surprised if Coyopa snuck through with a win as they seem like they can still hold their own. Depending on if the quitter is pre merge or post merge we should only have two or three more tribal councils before the merge. So let’s talk about the inner dynamics of each of the tribes…
Let’s start with the Coyopa tribe. It will be fascinating to see the three pairs on the tribe; I mean that makes for an easy six person alliance right? Well, it may not be that simple. Firstly let’s not forget that Keith has an idol and from his point of view it probably wouldn’t be totally out of the question to play if the tribe loses immunity. But what about the relations of the pairs? Baylor and Jaclyn were already aligned on old Coyopa so it wouldn’t be unreasonable to see them paired again but Dale was completely on the outs of their alliance, so will he trust Baylor and Jaclyn enough to bring Kelley into the couples? Hunahpu hasn’t been shown enough to determine how close Missy and Kelley are but they have voted together and seemed to be aligned in the previous vote. Jon on the other hand didn’t vote in the block and has his upcoming freak out so Baylor may be paired with Jaclyn but Missy probably won’t be paired with Jon. The different scenarios to come from this seem endless and are sure to create an exciting episode tomorrow.
Over on Hunahpu we have the polar opposite in terms of tribe designation. Jeremy remains with his alliance members Natalie and Julie with Reed as a potential vote. Alec and Wes will probably join forces with the Hunahpu members as they really have nothing to lose. The most interesting aspect is Josh and Reed being the sole couple of the tribe. I do wonder if they will be immediately targeted or if Alec and Wes will stick by Josh, pull in Reed and one other, perhaps Julie to form a five person majority. Jeremy and Josh have without a doubt received the biggest ‘strategic’ edits so far this season which makes me think neither will leave but will these two power players side together or clash? Reed has arguably received the most minimal edit so far, so if Josh and Reed do get targeted I would guess that Reed would be the one to go home. Hunahpu does seem like the stronger tribe but I generally do hope that we see both tribes go to tribal council.
Quickly looking back at our super preview from episode one on the season, we still have some hints yet to have been seen. Perhaps most notably being the quitter who is coming this season. For two weeks I suggested that Drew could in fact be the quitter and we can clearly rule that out now. I also through in Julie after Rocker was voted out but she handled this much better than I thought and moves down from the likely candidate for a quit. Jon is still a potential due to the confessional about his dad in episode one and I am now placing Reed as a candidate just based on his miserably minimal edit. But perhaps we have had no hints at all so far and it will be a medi-quit type scenario ala Dana from the Philippines, thus making it much harder to predict. Of course we still have Keith proclaiming that he has done the worst thing in Survivor history, I wonder if this is much further down the track in the merge or if this is in relation to the tribe swap. Stay tuned as we cross off our checklist of the super preview.
Episode 5 ‘Blood is Blood’ will air Wednesday night 8pm EST on CBS in the United States and Thursday at 9:30 PM AEDST on channel Go! in Australia.
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