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Survivor South Africa: Philippines Episode 3

The Fallout


Drawing rocks went in the way of the minority alliance, Ace at this stage is such a flip flopper that taking him to the end would mean one less person to worry about at tribal council, no one likes a flipper especially if said flipper wasn’t pulling the strings. Tom is livid… It’s just a game… For a million rands but he should really look at the bright side rather Neil than himself.

The minority alliance, tried to extend an olive branch but The Big 4 wasn’t having it… A team that disjointed can expect to keep losing. Ace tried to explain his action, surely he should now that is the last thing his Big 4 or 5 compatriots want to hear… It the game they should get over it.


PK is still fishing about the “all-girl” alliance, if the girls do not regroup and assert their authority, they can kiss their alliance goodbye

The Challenges

The reward challenge has immunity idols for both tribes, there really isn’t anything hidden about the idols and those in the know should just out right take them… The immunity idol is a gift and a curse as it puts a target around one’s back and is also a shield of that target.

I must say when Palesa jumped off or fell I thought, she was going for the immunity idol, but nope, she played it cool. On the other side good ol’ Pastor Werner did what had to be done and with conviction jumped off got the idol, easy does it. Tom instructs ChanΓ© to grab Luzon’s immunity idol, ChanΓ© should keep it for herself, but decides to hand it over to Tom. Luzon’s won

Back at camp Tom proclaims he’d play the idol for the girls… Bold move… I wouldn’t be too liberal with promises in this game.

At Mindanao, Werner shares the information that he has found the immunity idol, it’s a good move and claims it is for the team… Now he just has to keep his ear on the ground for a possible blindside

Mindanao is tempting the Survivor gods, you do not throw a challenge on survivor

The Aftermath

Mindanao threw the challenge, I must say Nico not going closely to check if the puzzle is correct sucks, he must go full Jeff Probst

Stacy-Lee wants to quit, that’s disheartening as there are people sitting at home who want that shot at playing Survivor and not only did they throw a challenge but in the same episode there is a quitter πŸ˜ͺ

Tribal Council

Stacey-Lee goes home, Marthunis caught feelings as he was not aware of the ruse… What is hilarious is the fact that Marthunis is genuinely confused… Marthunis is definitely not socially aware, either that or he is a very good actor


Survivor South Africa: Philippines Episode 2

From the preview, Seamus was voted out, which is terrible, because of the castaways, he really seemed like a survivor fan and knew how to play the game, his downfall how ever was his eagerness, which made him a threat. No one wants to play with a “pro” and his know how made him dangerous, because other castaways would never feel safe with him around,

The Fallout


Fresh from tribal council the 5 people who voted out Seamus made their alliance official and christened themselves the Big 5, I am guessing Tom and Niel are the Buffalo and Elephant respectively, ChanΓ© is the lioness because she engineered the Seamus blindside, I am left with the Rhino an leopard, but Ace isn’t any of those unfortunately 😭,

Moving on, on the other side there are the losers who have been isolated and from the get go they have identified Ace as a weak link in the alliance, which shows they have some fight and are already looking to bring balance to the game


For me, I feel Mindanao is adopting a loser’s mentality by deciding who goes next having not lost an immunity challenge, that also gives the target time to catch wind of the plot and make a plan… The are having conversations they should not be having, at this point they should be solidifying alliances making everyone comfortable



The reward was an option between chickens or rice, Jeanne sat out for Mindanao, I would have love to know if those chickens were egg laying hens. Even with Murishca’s tardiness, Mindanao won the challenge

After the challenge Katinka spills the beans of an all girl alliance, an all girl alliance shouldn’t surprise anyone, if you watch survivor you know, most of the time the girls will have that idea, that is why you have to watch their numbers πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚


Katinka sat out for Mindanao, as they blew past Luzon, at this point they should just call themselves “Luzers” get it? πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

The Aftermath


Luzers lost again, and Ace feels, he is not being heard and allowed to shine in the challenges. I can’t say I agree or disagree because I don’t remember him in the challenges. Annalize says she’s the Lion of the big 5, but she herself crowned ChanΓ© the queen of the jungle earlier in the episode 😟. Anyways, Tom throws Josie’s name in the hat, and Neil (the PK to Tom’s Tevin) agrees. I underestimated Palesa when I first saw her… But her last ditch bluff is a work of genius, and the timing they hatch up is quite lovely as they aim to sow doubt in Ace’s mind. Josie and Vusi’s are now making Ace the Lion 🦁 πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚, and Ace is buying what they are selling, classic survivor scrambling.

Tribal Council

Luzon rightly points out they lack communication in challenges hence they lose challenges. Tom suggests they need an authoritative voice, a leader, to which Nico suggests they elect one at tribal council. This is tricky because a leader, like a soccer coach shoulders the responsibility of the team’s performance. I certainly wouldn’t want to be a leader and apparently neither would Tom, as he nominated Neil, to which he was unanimously elected. Neil points out the downside to being a “leader” which is smart as you do not want to them to think they can just shift blame.

Ace starts dithering on his alliance, 5 vs 3, and you are not the target should an immunity idol be played, why is this guy uncertain πŸ˜’. This is not to say I am not rooting for Palesa at Luzon

Ace hangs his head as he realizes Palesa’s bluff

It’s a tie and there is a revote, now its either you remain loyal and draw rocks or you flip like a fish out of water, Ace I believe this is your speciality. Uncharacteristically Ace, stays loyal and it’s a tie again to which Captain Neil, draws the white rock and sinks like his Titanic of a team… Which really sucked for him but was a beautiful reprieve for Palesa, Josie & Vusi.

In case you are wondering I personally was going to flip on the second vote, and the only way I would go to rocks is if someone on the other side also flips πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

Survivor South Africa

So some time last year I decided to enter Survivor South Africa: Philippines… Which is the Sixth season of the South African version of the American TV show by the same name just without the “South Africa” part πŸ˜‚

Needless to say that I was not cast 😭😭😭, but that is fine. Let me also mention it is the 1st season I have watched because its on cable TV, and this is the 1st time I have had access to cable TV

I like the show so I have decided to dust open my blog and write my thoughts about it, hope you will enjoy it, my first blog will be of episode 2 because I do not have access to the first episode nor can I remember what happened,


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