We are getting dangerously close to the jury, as this season of "Survivor: Cagayan" continues to seemingly fly by. Last week's merge saw the end of the "Brains versus Brawn versus Beauty" set-up and with the blindside of former NBA star, Cliff Robinson, we finally were able to see some of the tribal dynamics of the former Brawn tribe.
But the ousting of "Uncle Cliffy" is sure to have major implications. Trish and Tony were the ones who orchestrated the move, siding with LJ and Jefra who had been in the minority, if only momentarily. Cliff's exit now leaves Woo and Lindsey completely vulnerable, as the new minority of the recently formed purple Solana Tribe.
But as last week's "Next Time On" preview showed us, Lindsey may be taking the brunt of it all. In that clip, we see that Jeff Probst himself makes an appearance at the tribe, sitting with Lindsey. When Probst shows his face at camp, it usually isn't a good sign.
Here is how CBS presents this week's episode:
Episode 6 – “We Found Our Zombies” - A SHOCKING BLINDSIDE LEAVES ONE CASTAWAY QUESTIONING THEIR RESOLVE TO PLAY THE GAME, ON “SURVIVOR,” WEDNESDAY, MARCH 26. A shocking blindside leaves one castaway questioning their resolve to play the game. Meanwhile, a camp raid leaves one tribe scrounging for supplies while another revels in comfort, on SURVIVOR, Wednesday, March 26 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.
Analysis. So what does it mean that Probst is at camp? Usually that means that a contestant is either hurt or is very serious about quitting. Could we see Lindsey quit the game? In that scenario, Woo would suddenly be the odd-man out at Solana, but in another light, he'd also be the sudden potential swing vote if the other four decide to turn on one another.
We could have just witnessed the creation of a very powerful alliance in LJ, Jefra, Trish and Tony. If they truly bond, both LJ and Tony have hidden Idols, which they have not revealed publicly as of yet (from what we know). But having not one, but two Idols as well as a solid four-person alliance, could be huge. Something tells me that Tony is playing the game too hard though, so I feel we will see this group turn on one another soon enough.
So what of the other tribe? Spencer, Tasha and Kass seem to be in the driver's seat with a big decision to make themselves: Which of their new tribe mates should they go with? Morgan, Sarah, Alexis or Jeremiah? It seems like these four are too fragmented to really join together against the former Brains, so it will be interesting to see the direction this tribe goes in.
No one likes a quitter, so here's hoping that Alexis can sleep off the night's events and awake with a fresh new perspective. If there's anything we've learned about the show from week to week over the past 28 seasons, it's that the game can change quickly - suddenly - and the biggest challenge these players face is overcoming their own frustrations and being able to overcome the times in the game where things look the grimmest.
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