We’re back for another exit interview today as we chat to the sixth contestant eliminated from Survivor San Juan Del Sur Dale Wentworth! We also bring you a full episode preview of episode 7, 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 from the sixth episode, Dale Wentworth sat down with Ben to talk about his exit and go over the tribal structure on old Coyopa, why Josh wasn’t exactly running things at camp like it seemed, being happy to be with Kelley for about 45 minutes after the switch before realising things went bad, just why he didn’t get along with Baylor as well as the idol play with Jon, plans for post merge had he made it and just why his Twitter handle has a suggestive number in it.
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.
So what do we have in store for Survivor: San Juan Del Sur episode 7, ‘Million Dollar Decision’?
It’s merge time!
After one switch, six tribal councils, five Coyopa members, one Hunahpu, three women and three male contestants being booted from the game, merging the game with twelve players left. While I think it would have been great to see Hunahpu go to tribal council once and merge at eleven, I would rather see it happen now than watch Coyopa go again. Merge episodes are always fun to watch as well, although there is a lot to live up to after last season’s fantastic episode. Going into Blood vs Water 1’s merge there were three pairs and five single contestants left in the game. This time around there is four pairs and four pairs left. There are so many different angles, factors and possibilities going into the vote. Will the pairs make up a super eight person alliance or will the four singles pull over one or two pairs? Will Baylor trust Josh again and Missy the same with Reed to align together? Keith, Natalie and Julie are in an alliance with Keith seeming out of the picture to re-join them after last old Hunahpu tribal and much the same for Jon who has Jaclyn. It is also unlikely that Josh and Reed will side with Jeremy’s alliance, this really only leaves Missy and Baylor left. Perhaps Natalie or Julie will pull a Kass move on Jeremy and switch to a whole new alliance. If I had to make an assumption I would say the majority would be Jeremy, Natalie, Julie, Alec, Missy and Baylor but there are just so many factors that make it near impossible to predict.
The weekly online promo’s didn’t focus on the merge as much as it’s dramatic “WHAT’S…IN…THE…BAG!” teas. Apparently Julie will go on to cause some sort of drama by hiding something from the rest of the tribe in her bag. This will either be a NaOnka style hiding of food or more than likely the hiding of a clue to a new idol. I can’t think of any other possibilities of what it could be really. Whatever the move is it is being labelled as a “survivor scandal.” In the video Wes labels it as the most selfish things you could do on Survivor while Jon labels that he can’t trust someone in his alliance when something like that happens. Does this mean Jon and Jaclyn will initially align with Jeremy’s alliance or will Julie flip sides. Alternatively this comment could be taken out of context. I felt for sure after last week that Julie would be the quitter but it is interesting to see that she is actually doing notable things in the game and will no doubt appear frequently in the episode. I still think she is the quitter but regardless of this it will be interesting to see what is in store for her in the upcoming episode.
The “next time on Survivor” clip at the end of last episode doesn’t really introduce a load of material to analyse other than the obvious fact of the merge. It seems from the preview that everyone is out for everyone with the main target being Josh. Although no names are explicitly spoken so Jeremy’s comment of “if we vote him out it is over!” could be referring to any of the males in the game. In the Survivor Live extended preview however we learnt from a Josh confessional that they wanted to vote Jeremy out before the merge. This is the first time that we have heard that Jeremy is actually a target that people want out of the game. In the same clip Jeremy mentions wanting to get Reed and Josh out so it seems as if this rivalry that has been teased for the last two weeks will play a large role in the merge tribal council. In an Entertainment Weekly interview from last week, Jeff Probst stated “one move will really annoy most of our audience and most of the players.” Is he referring to whatever Julie does or a move at tribal council that could have Chaos Kass consequences towards it?
Now that we are in the second half of the game and are drawing closer and closer towards the end, I attend to introduce a new aspect of the preview where I rank every contestant in order of who is most likely to win based mostly on the edit with gameplay as well. Unlike the power rankings which can also be ranked based on week to week performances and immediate futures this is solely chance of winning and is not necessarily where they currently stand or the order in which I think they will be booted. So someone who is ranked low could still become a third placer. So without further ado:
Episode 7 ‘Million Dollar Decision’ 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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