Survivor: Blood vs. Water News





'Survivor' 2014: San Juan del Sur- Blood Vs Water – Kelley Pays For Dad Dale's Sins

October 23rd, 2014 11:02am EDT
Kelley Wentworth
Since Day One, Blood vs Water has been a tale of two tribes heading in opposite directions. Coyopa couldn’t win a challenge, and they weren’t getting along. Hunahpu was unbeaten and living like kings, but even they couldn’t live in peace. To get rid of the ‘snakes’ on his tribe, Drew threw an Immunity Challenge, and found himself voted out of the game.

After Tribal Council, the Hunahpu tribe were shocked but glad to have Drew out of the game. Jon, as Drew’s friend, worried that he’d be the next to go. Jeremy felt like the right move had been made, and that he was now in the tribe's best po...
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'Survivor 2014: San Juan del Sur' Recap: Rocker Out For The Count

October 9th, 2014 1:55pm EDT
Survivor 2014
Last time on, Survivor: John Rocker and Jeremy made a pact while on Exile Island to protect each other’s loved ones. But Rocker, believing Val had a Hidden Immunity Idol for protection, led a vote against her, and Val was voted out of her tribe.

After Tribal Council, Baylor realized how tenuous her place was in the group, even with her supposed ally, Josh. She can’t trust anyone now. Meanwhile, Josh felt that John Rocker had lost credibility within the tribe.

With bad weather on the way, Drew rallies the Hunahpu tribe to firm up their shelter. The women organize weaving classes to get e...
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'Survivor 2013: Blood Vs. Water' – And The Winner Is… Tyson!

December 16th, 2013 4:11pm EST
Tyson Apolstol was crowned Sole Survivor
Previously on … Survivor.  Blood vs. Water began with 12 couples, who were quickly split up and turned into competitors. Last week, Ciera and Hayden tried but failed to get Monica’s support, and it was Hayden’s turn to go to Redemption Island.

This week, the final Redemption Island duel/truel pits Tina and Laura against Hayden, who thinks his chances are good against “a couple of grandmas.” Unfortunately, the challenge involves balancing a ceramic vase on a board, using only one foot, traditionally an easier task for women than men. The winner will rejoin the tribe, but the two losers are ...
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'Survivor 2013: Blood Vs. Water': Monica's Swing Vote Cuts Hayden Loose

December 12th, 2013 11:44am EST
Hayden Moss
Previously on … Survivor.  Tyson was cruising through the game, with a strong alliance, and the second immunity idol. At Tribal Council, Ciera flipped on her alliance, and for the second time in Survivor history, rocks were drawn to break a tie. Katie was sent to Redemption Island. Tina was overjoyed to see her daughter, but was aware that only one of them can get back into the game.

At Kasama, everyone was still reeling from the Tribal Council proceedings. Tyson took an aggressive/defensive stance against Hayden, saying that you should never let a “crazy person” know that they’re on the b...
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'Survivor 2013: Blood Vs. Water' – Hayden Rustles Feathers But Katie Loses!

December 5th, 2013 1:42pm EST
Jeff Probst extinguishes Katie Collins's flame at Tribal Council
Previously on … Survivor.  After Laura M. was voted out, no couples were left, and the game was on. Caleb and Hayden saw a chance to blindside their biggest threat, Tyson, but after Ciera revealed their plan, Tyson was ready to fight fire with fire. Caleb and Hayden threw Ciera under the bus. Tyson played his Hidden Immunity Idol at Tribal Council, but in the end he didn’t need it. Caleb was sent to Redemption Island, in a close vote targeting both Caleb and Ciera. Only six players now remain in the game.

Back at Kasama, Hayden couldn’t help but congratulate Tyson on his game play. He had ...
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Survivor 2013: Blood vs. Water – Mom Power! Monica Wins 3rd Immunity!

November 28th, 2013 5:47pm EST
Survivor: Blood vs. Water
Previously on … Survivor.  After 26 days, two things were certain; Katie was at the bottom of the group, and Laura and Ciera were the last ‘couple’ in the game. But Ciera chose her alliance over her mother, and Laura was sent to Redemption Island.

After Tribal Council, everyone apologized to Ciera for voting out her mother, but wondered at Ciera’s lack of loyalty. Some thought that Ciera’s cold-bloodedness indicated a lack of trustworthiness.

Vytas and Tina were shocked to see Laura at Redemption Island, and wondered why Tyson was still floating under the radar, while running the game.

W...
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'Survivor 2013: Blood Vs. Water' – Ciera Votes To Exile Mother Laura

November 21st, 2013 1:53pm EST
Survivor 2013: Blood vs. Water
Previously on … Survivor.  The tribes merged to form Kasama. Three were reunited with their loved ones, but not for long, as Tyson systematically eliminated couples. After Aras, Vytas and Tina were voted out, Laura and Ciera were the only loved ones left in the game.

Returning from Tribal Council, Katie felt defeated. The other seven players had a strong alliance, and she knew she could be next to go.

Laura M was delighted that they were the last surviving couple, but Ciera is very aware that their partnership makes them a target. She warns her mother to avoid any strategizing with anyone...
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'Survivor 2013: Blood vs. Water' - Survivors Face Nasty Food Immunity Challenge

November 14th, 2013 10:24am EST
Caleb Bankston, Hayden Moss, Gervase Peterson, Vytas Baskauskas,
Previously on … Survivor.  After the merge, the tribes reunited. Tyson found the Hidden Immunity Idol, and then engineered a coup, sending Aras to Redemption Island.

After Tribal Council, Vytas complimented the others on their gamesmanship, saying that neither he nor Aras saw it coming. But he was angry, and wanted vengeance on those who sent his brother to exile. Tina was furious with Monica and Tyson, and told them that they had lost at least five jury votes for flipping. Tyson tried to reason with Tina, saying that they were all only playing the game, and that she had been the one that ...
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'Survivor 2013: Blood vs. Water' Recap: King Aras Loses His Crown

November 7th, 2013 4:00pm EST
Vytas Baskauskas and Aras Baskauskas during the eighth episode o
Previously on … Survivor.  Laura B. tried to saved Vytas’ feelings by warning him that he was next to go, but wound up herself being the one voted out.

After Tribal Council, Vytas assured the girls that he was on their side to the end. Tina let Monica know that she could be the next female to leave.  In a confessional, Vytas admitted that “true blue loyalty” is not the way he plays.

At Redemption Island, Laura B. was furious that the girls mistook her honesty for disloyalty. She felt that they women had made a huge mistake, pre-merge, as the men would now outnumber the women. John and Lau...
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'Survivor 2013: Blood vs. Water' - Honesty Is Such A Lonely Word

October 31st, 2013 1:43pm EDT
Survivor 2013: Blood vs. Water
Previously on Survivor.  The returning players were sweeping the challenges, until a tribal switch occurred. The shakeup left Vytas on Galang in an all-female tribe, and Ciera on Tadhana as the only female. Tina and Laura B.’s misunderstanding of the challenge rules led to a defeat for Galang, but it was Kat who was voted off the tribe at Tribal Council, when she turned on alliance member Monica instead of Vytas.

At Redemption Island, Kat woke up John and Laura M., and whined about being ousted. She had something bad to say about each of her tribe, and worried that boyfriend Hayden would d...
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'Survivor 2013: Blood vs. Water' - Look At What Kat Dragged In!

October 24th, 2013 11:55am EDT
Kat Edorsson
Previously on … Survivor.  Tadhana’s newbie tribe finally won a challenge, which meant Galang had to vote out one of their own returning players. Aras and Tyson manipulated the others into sending Laura M. off to battle against Brad at Redemption Island. After all, she might beat Brad, sending him home, and leaving Monica with only her own tribe to cling to.

After Tribal Council, Laura B. breathed a sigh of relief that she hadn’t been voted out. Aras worried that he might have been seen as the ring leader in ousting Laura M., since leaders are always a target. Sure enough, Tyson warns Gerv...
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'Survivor 2013: Blood Vs. Water' - A Tale Of Two Lauras

October 17th, 2013 2:15pm EDT
Survivor 2013: Blood vs. Water
Previously on … Survivor.  The returning players had the game in control, despite the decimation of their loved ones on the competing team. Brad Culpepper thought he had the Tadhana tribe in his pocket, but overplayed his hand, and found himself blindsided at the last Tribal Council. A shocking move by Caleb, Colton’s fiancé, found Brad exiled to Redemption Island, to compete in a ‘thruel’ (duel for three) against John and Candice.

Brad told John and Candice that it’s just business, and that his actions were not personal. His only alliance is to Monica, his wife.

This week, Tadhana’s Hayd...
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'Survivor: Blood vs. Water' - Caleb Punts Culpepper To Redemption Island!

October 10th, 2013 9:15pm EDT
Survivor: Blood vs. Water
Previously on … Survivor.  On Redemption Island (RI), Marissa and Rachel held Brad Culpepper responsible for their team’s continuing losses. Unable to stand being ignored, Colton burst into tears and quit the game for the second time, leaving in disgrace. John was blindsided, and sent to RI, where he was reunited with wife Candice.

This week, we begin with the Tadhana tribe, who are gloating over John’s shocking blindside. Brad boasts that he had John under his thumb from the beginning, and interviews that he’s got the game under his complete control. His long term plan is to reunite coupl...
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'Survivor 2013: Blood vs. Water' - Colton Sent Back Home To The Comfy Couch

October 3rd, 2013 3:31pm EDT
Survivor 2013: Blood vs. Water
Previously on … Survivor. Rupert lost the Redemption Island duel to Candice and Marissa. Candice gave husband John a clue to the Hidden Immunity Idol. Colton tried to stir up trouble amongst the returning players. But the Tadhana team lost at the Immunity Challenge, and Rachel was voted out, in hopes that Tyson, her boyfriend, would sacrifice himself for her.

This week, Colton continues to whine that no one wants to strategize with him, by which he means, stir up trouble amongst his Galang tribe mates. Since his entire team is made up of returning players, his attempts to goad the others i...
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'Survivor: Blood vs. Water' - Tell Laura I Love Her

September 26th, 2013 11:29am EDT
Survivor 2013: Blood vs. Water
Last week on … Survivor. Once more into the breach. And of course, it’s all about Rupert. You remember Rupert. We all do. He’s the good guy that can never catch a break, and sure enough, when he came on to play for the umpteenth time, this time with his wife, his wife was kicked out of the game before anyone could blink. But Rupert threw himself under that bus, to take wife Laura’s punishment, and to be her surrogate on Redemption Island.

On the newbies Galang beach, Brad Culpepper (Culpepper to Jeff Probst) began as he meant to go on, by organizing an alliance of males against females. At...
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'Survivor: Blood vs. Water' Review: Episode 'Rule In Chaos'

September 26th, 2013 12:48am EDT
One of the most consistent aspects of Survivor is the slow build. The first episodes of any given season are usually predictable, showing off who is going to leave through the editing. People don’t often betray their alliances or make bold moves until well into the season. So, when we’re teased with a thrilling twist that would allow the underdogs to take over a boring majority alliance, it’s an exciting prospect.

First, let’s start with Redemption Island. I really don’t like this concept because it is a tension killer. The episodes should lead up to the moment when somebody’s Survivor dre...
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'Survivor 2013: Blood vs. Water': The Return Of Redemption Island

September 20th, 2013 6:30am EDT
Survivor: Blood vs. Water
And so it begins. At first glance, I’m not at all happy with this season’s premise, but we’ll have to see how it plays out. This could either be fun, or a complete train wreck. Welcome to the 27th season of … Survivor.

We’ll be treated to returning players, along with newbies, and everyone’s significant others. And we’ve been promised a lot of twists. Twists can be good; I’ll keep an open mind.

But the thing that I’m not happy with, right off the top, is that the players will NOT be playing with their loved ones; rather, they will be competing against them. Returning players will be on th...
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'Survivor: Blood vs. Water' Season Premiere

September 19th, 2013 10:29am EDT
Survivor: Blood vs. Water
A lot of people don’t enjoy the recent trend in reality television of bringing back former players to compete again. They’ve had their chance already. Many people want to see a completely new group of characters try their hand at a game we love. However, I’m the opposite. I love when reality shows start to reuse past contestants. It allows us to go into the show already caring about the characters. Plus, since they already know about each other, they have to fight their preconceptions and past mistakes.

The newest season of Survivor (number 27!) is subtitled Blood versus Water. Former play...
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