There was both a tribe swap and an attempted food swap in tonight’s episode of Survivor: San Juan del Sur. But when all was said and done, another contestant’s million-dollar-dream came to end. What happened and who went home as a result? My full recap will be up later [UPDATE: Dalton’s recap is now live], but to find out and sound off on what happened, read on for more. [SPOILER ALERT: Read on only if you have already watched Wednesday’s episode of Survivor: San Juan del Sur — Blood vs. Water.]
Jeff Probst ordered the contestants to publicly strip down in tonight’s episode of Survivor, meaning he told them to “Drop your buffs.” That signaled a tribe switcheroo, and once new buffs had been selected, we were left with one tribe (Coyopa) featuring all pairs and one single (Keith), and another tribe (Hunahpu) with all singles and one pair (Josh and Reed). The swap appeared to be good news for Jon (who was on the bottom of his previous tribe and now a part of a powerful swing couple — no, not that kind of swinging couple — on his new one) and bad news for Jeremy (who went from a position of power to having to start over).
However the new division led to the same old result as Hunahpu once again won the immunity challenge. After a prolonged debate about the correct amount of rice to consume, Dale and Missy targeted each other. That left Jon & Jaclyn in the middle to decide which pair that wanted to align with. In the end, they chose the mother/daughter duo and sent Kelley home.
In other news, rice — or, rather, the lack of it — was also causing some drama over on the other beach, as Hunahpu realized they only had 3 days left of food due to a lack of rationing. (Thank God Dale wasn’t on that tribe. He would have lost his mind!) They asked Probst if there was a possible swap they could take part in for more grub, but we will not see the result of that inquiry until next week.
My full recap will be up soon, but you can sound off right here and right now on the episode? Did Jon & Jaclyn side with the right people? Should Probst give Hunahpu more food? And who is looking like the winner of Survivor: San Juan del Sur so far? Hit the message boards to weigh in, and follow me on Twitter @DaltonRoss for more Survivor scoop.