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hey Watchers, why you keep putting the squeeze on Devon?  :-)



He wants to look thin :lol:

I will see if I can put weigh on him

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Nov 22, 2017


Episode 9


Previously on Survivor...A strong alliance of 7 was calling the shots, at TC accusations were made, Lauren saved her vote for later and Desi went home. 10 are left, who will be voted out tonight? Mike says again who he voted for didn't go home. He needs to throw some names out there, he talks about Cole. Lauren feels confident her secret advantage is in play. Lauren and Ben say they will have to rethink things when it gets down to 7. Ryan tells Devon he had an HII.


Day 22...Reward challenge time.. divided into two teams, swim out to a platform dive down to retrieve a key, use the key to unlock balls, use the balls to throw into a basket. First team to get 5 baskets. They will tour on a yacht, with sandwiches, cold beer, red wine and chocolate cake. Blue is Ben, Devon Ashley, Ryan and Lauren. Red is Cole Chrissy, JP, Joe and Mike. Go!!   Blue out first but red is right behind. Red gets first key, blue right behind. Red takes the lead with 2 keys. Blue catching up. Both teams on last key with red in the lead. Red starts using the keys to unlock the chest with the balls. Blue right behind. Red starts shooting for the baskets. Red gets 1 and 2 , 3. Blue gets 1, 2 and 3...its tied up. Red gets 4 and 5....Red wins Reward!! Boat comes in to take them off to the yacht. Blue goes back to camp.


On the yacht they watch dolphins jump. They eat the food with gusto. Cole says he has only lost 1 comp. Its good to have food. Joe cuts into the cake looking for a clue, he searches the boat too. The yacht passes camp and blows the horn, the others at camp give the yachters a quartet of full  moons. At camp Ryan tells Ben he has the HII. Ben is ecstatic. Ben says this 7 has to stick together. Day 23. they guys see a sea snake while Joe searches under the flag for the HII.


Joe says he is going to ppl so upset at him they will keep him around cuz they can get rid of him at any time. At camp Joe says Ashely will make it to F3 being a goat. Joe says he doesn't care, he didn't come here for friends or adventure. Ashley tells us she will be talking about Joe going before Cole at the next round table.


 Ben and Devon take a walk. Devon says he and Ben are set for F7. Ben says he wants to sit next to Devon. Ben says Devon has a good heart. Ben says Devon will find out secrets about the 7. Ben tells Devon about Ryan's HII. Devon tells us this game just got complicated, Ryan has been telling Devon he was the only one to know about HII....Devon and Ben make a pact for F2.


Time for immunity challenge...They will have bars on their shoulders causing them to be in a squatting position, if they go too low their flag will go up if they go too high their urn will drop. Go!! Ashley is the first to drop. There is no wiggle room in this challenge. Mike drops. JP wiggling. The wind is blowing. JP is out. Devon looks down to look at Chrissy's form and is out. Joe is out too. Ben is out. Chrissy, Cole, Lauren and Ryan are left.  20 minutes into the challenge. Chrissy gives out and her flag raises, she is out. Ryan is out. Its Cole and Lauren in a showdown. Lauren says it looks like Coles thing is leaning a bit. Both are wiggling. Cole is out. Lauren wins immunity. Cole tells us its disappointing to not win, he has a target on his but they all don't like Joe so hopefully they will take Joe out.


Day 24, they congratulate Lauren on her win. Ben suggests they split the vote 4 Cole and 3 Mike. Ashely is PO'd its Mike and not Joe. Lauren says Joe is not a threat, now is the time to get out Cole. Ashley annoyed, she is going to try to get ppl to vote out Joe. Mike asks Ben who to vote for, Ben says Cole. Mike says he cant trust Ben, he has to do something to send a big threat home. Mike goes to Joe with the suggestion of getting Ben out. Mike says he will play his HII...but for whom? Chrissy questions Ben why Mike not Joe. Ben says he doesn't want to be a dictator, Chrissy says ppl are starting feel steamrolled by Ben.


Chrissy says there is no more strategic threat then Joe. Time for TC. Desi comes in as Jury. Joe says the game is lost, he isn't part of the round table. Mike LOL says he is a jester. Cole says he and Joe are first on the chopping block. Chrissy says the vibe at camp is bad. Mike says he is disappointed with his tribe. Painting Joe as a pariah and not voting him out is not playing this game with character. Lauren rubs her forehead. Lauren says she agrees with Mike if they weren't playing Survivor.  Chrissy says they have to vote tonight so they can be successful at the next TC. Joe says they all live in a fantasy world. Ashley says you can count numbers but you cant figure in alliances and relationships. Ben says relationships will get you to the end. Joe has no relationship. They say they are ready to vote.


Time to vote. Time to tally the votes...anyone want to play the HII? Mike puts it out of his pocket and gives it to Jeff says he is playing it for Mike. Any votes cast for Mike do not count. Votes: Ben, Mike, Mike, Cole, Cole, Cole, Cole, 9th person voted out and second person in jury is Cole. He says good luck, have fun out there. Jeff says alliances are the cornerstone of survivor, but as ppl dwindle those on the bottom get desperate and its harder to keep alliances together.


Next time on Survivor: The alliance of 7 seem set in stone but they start to crumble from the inside.

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Nov 29, 2017


Previously on Survivor...After the merge cracks began to form. Mike caused chaos at TC,  played an HII and Cole was sent home. 9 are left, who will be voted out tonight. At camp Mike says he had to spice it up a bit. Mike tells us he had to play his HII for 2 reasons, one, he wasn't going to be one that goes home with an HII and there was a chance they would vote Joe. Joe says Mike messed up by playing it. Mike tells us he has to play his game and that's to make the 7 crack.


 Time for reward challenge. They will use their feet only, they have to drop some blocks from a stack, then they have to stack the block and plant a flag. Reward is an aural tour of Figi, cheeseburgers, French fries and ice cold beer. Goooo. All have their blocks released and starting to build a strong foundation. Lauren on second level, Mike on her tail. Mike on his third level with Lauren right behind him. Ashley on her third level. Mike, Lauren, Ashley and Chrissy in the lead. Mike places his last piece on the top and only needs to plant his flag...he hits a piece and it drops. He needs to set the flag down and redo the piece. Lauren working on her flag.  Lauren carefully tries her flag...and she gets it. Lauren wins reward. Lauren can bring someone with her, she picks Devon and Ben and one more....Ashley. Mike agrees with Ashley's choices. Lauren says she picked them for strategic reasons...they are not a strong group of 7, its about to blow up.


The sea plane flies past the camp and Joe moons it. Mike says its a day for he and Joe to stir things up. Mike and Joe will call their table the Coconuts. Ryan says making things easy to keep the 7. Ryan and Chrissy talk getting ppl out. Ben will be the first of the 7 out. At the reward Chrissy says she dropped mustard on the pants then figures she hasn't had a bath in 20 some days why bother about it. Lauren says JP, Chrissy and Ryan are to comfortable.. what do they know and lets figure out what to do. They don't like Ryan has an HII. Lauren tells about her secret advantage. Ashley likes Laurens plan to break from the 7 early.


 Lauren says Joe and Mike need to stick around for a while. Ben is on board and will ride with them to the F4. Devon likes it and is happy Lauren is on his side. They reach for more burger buns and find letters from home. Lauren gets a letter from her daughter. They thank Lauren. Devon says this is really bonding.


 Day 27. Ben reads his letter from his wife and kids. His wife saved his life. His family gave him the gas and fuel to play the game. Ben also finds a clue to a HII. He walks passed it hanging in a tree, he sees it and does a dance. He gets the HII. He isn't going to tell anyone cuz nobody can keep a secret.


Immunity challenge time...They have to balance on a triangular platform in the water. They will move up the triangle at intervals. If their hands touch the platform or they fall off they are out. Jeff makes them an offer....instead of pain they can pleasure...they can feast on peanut butter and chocolate. Devon, Ben and Lauren decide to sit it out and enjoy the feast. Mike, Ashely, Joe, JP, Ryan, Chrissy will compete. There is some water movement, they are struggling. Ben offers Jeff some peanut butter and chocolate, he declines. JP falls and is out. 20 minutes into the challenge and they move to the top of the triangle. Chrissy is out. Joe struggling and is out. Ryan is out. Ashley and Mike are only ones left. Mike falls. Ashely wins immunity. Ben likes stuff off his fingers. Time to head back to camp.


Day 27, the congrat Ashley. Ryan is surprised the ones didn't compete. The 7 talk about getting out Joe or Mike. Guys will vote Mike, girls vote Joe. Devon says things need to change. The reward challenge group talk about taking out flush the HII and get rid of Ryan. Devon goes to Ben and Chrissy and suggests Ben votes Mike but don't let anyone know. Ben is going to pretend he is not with them. Ben says he is down with it.  Lauren talks to Mike and Joe. Mike is excited about the 7 breaking up. Lauren says 4th of July is going to come early tonight.


Time for TC. Jury comes in. Mike says it looked like he was crazy at last TC. Because he is a doctor ppl will believe him. Mike and Joe are giving them a show all day long. Ryan says its a package deal....buy one get one free. He give them credit for trying. Joe says he doesn't have to line up with everyone just someone. Lauren says it looks like its going to be the perfect storm. Joe says they are like the two kids in the neighborhood that no one wants to play with.   Ryan says its happening when you don't know its happening. Devon says you have to find someone you trust, they are your eyes and ears. Ben says finding trust in a game of distrust is the hard part. Time to vote. Anyone want to use an HII? nope. Votes: Mike, Joe, Mike, Mike, JP, JP, JP, JP (they are all looking around) 10 person voted out and third person in jury is JP. JP walks away saying Damn they got me good.


Back at camp they wonder what happened. Chrissy is upset by how the 5 treated the other 3. Ryan says he is infuriated but not showing it. Ben says Mike and Joe are in the dark about him working with Devon and Lauren. Ben says he should get a reward for his role with being on the outs. Lauren says it reversed the roles of Ryan and Chrissy. Devon tells Ryan he had to do it. Ryan has giving Devon every piece of info he had. Ryan tells Devon he never wavered in his trust. Devon has his own plan to win the million and Ryan is no longer a part of that.


Day 28. Devon says his game has been cloudy but not its getting clear. Devon wants to keep Joe over Chrissy, he thinks Chrissy is a challenge threat.


It's reward challenge time. Two teams of 4, they will swim out to a boat, paddle to shore collecting 3 bags of logs, use the logs to push puzzle pieces thru a tunnel, put the puzzle together. Reward is spa day with food. Red team is Lauren, Ryan, Mike and Chrissy. Blue is Joe, Devon ,Ben, Ashely. Goooo. Blue has an early lead. Blue on their way to second bag of logs. both on their last bag, its dead even. Blue has all 3 bags up the beach first and start to shove logs thru the tunnel. Blue extending their lead. Red starts to push the logs thru but Blue has all their puzzle pieces out. Red starts on their puzzle now. Blue has a huge head start. Red making progress. Blue has something wrong, they fix it and win reward. Joe, Ben, Ashley and Devon will head off to the spa. Joe says the tables have turned, its time to eat and get a massage.

Spa time. Devon says its like hitting the reset button. Ben still acting it up to Joe. Joe says Ben has been the leader but now he is at the bottom. Joe says now Ben knows how Joe felt. Ashley says Ben is selling it. Ashley and Devon are happy. Back at camp, Ryan and Mike talk, Ryan is trying to find info from Mike. Mike gives up nothing. Mike says he gave Ryan so many opportunities to work together and Ryan said no. Ryan is a buck later and a dollar short. Lauren and Chrissy talk, Lauren just nods and ahummmmms. Lauren says she jumped ship once she wont do it again. They make a tree swing.


Day 29. Its raining. Chrissy is having a survivor day. She is cold, hungry and having a pitty party.


Day 30. Immunity challenge time: they have to use a driving wheel to take key thru and obstacle course, that key will unlock some puzzle pieces, first person to complete the word puzzle wins immunity. Ashley drops her key urn and has to go back. Lauren, Mike have to go back. Ben, Devon, Joe and Chrissy on the second obstacle. Ben unlocks his pieces and carries the pieces to a bin, there are many pieces to transport to the bin. Devon in the lead followed by Ben. Ashley takes 8 blocks at once. Devon has all his pieces in the bin. Devon, Ashley and Ben at working on their puzzle. Lauren and Chrissy have all their pieces now. Chrissy changing pieces around. Devon changing pieces. Chrissy pulls it out and wins immunity with the word "Invulnerable" As she gets the necklace she says she has been waiting for this for 16 years.


Day 30. Devon says he doesn't have a 12 letter word in his vocabulary. Lauren, Ben, Devon and Ashley agree to vote out Joe. Devon says they will tell Joe and Mike Lauren will use her extra vote tonight but she wont. They tell Joe and Mike that the vote will be 3/3 then in revote they will vote Ben. Joe is ecstatic. Mike is happy Ben will be going. Chrissy, Ben and Ryan talk. Ryan says he might play his HII, Ben says do it. Lauren tells us it could be the time to get Ben out. Ashley is with Lauren, Ben could go home tonight. Ashley talks to Devon about it. Devon says this vote is a hard one.


 Time for TC: Jury comes in. Mike says he is loving it, he is living a dream. Chrissy says you cant help but be joyful for playing her dream. Joe says at TC you really test alliances. Ben thinks he is going home tonight. Joe says Ben was never King Ben he was King Ben with kings and queens around him. Mike says you can say he and Joe are at the bottom but it doesn't mean they are not in it. Ryan says now its a group of 5 not 7. Mike says just cuz you didn't do it right doesn't mean they wont.


Ashley says the ups and downs are constant. Chrissy says even if an alliance is strong you still look for the cracks. Joe feels comfortable for the first time. Ben says just like them every comfortable alliance gets blindsided. Time to vote: Tally the votes: anyone want to use an HII? Ryan gives Jeff his HII and is using it on himself. Votes: Ryan, Ryan, Ashley, Ashley, Joe, Joe, Joe, 11th person voted out and 4th member of jury is Joe. Jury says wow.


Next time on Survivor: Love brings everyone together but it's every man for themselves.

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Dec 6, 2017


Previously on Survivor: 11th person voted out was Joe....7 are left, who will be voted out tonight? Night 30. Mike says he got blindsided again, he will get thru it he just doesn't know how. Ryan is in an awful spot right now. Ben tells Ryan and Chrissy that he had his plan and it didn't align with theirs. Chrissy is not happy. Chrissy will do this for her family.


 Day 31: Reward challenge time. They will be running in pairs with their loved ones. Hugs, tears and love all around. They draw a marble from a bag, if it matches family members marble they go back to camp for BBQ, and go on to the next round, if not they are out. Lauren and sister do not match, Mike and wife do not match, Ryan and Dad do not match, Ben and wife match. Chrissy and husband match. Ashley and dad do not match. Devon and mom do not match. Ben and Chrissy redraw. Ben and Wife do not match. Chrissy and husband match and they win Love. Chrissy picks Ryan, Mike and Ashely with their loved ones to go back to camp for BBQ.


 Back at camp the BBQ is amazing. Chrissy says she picked Ashley cuz she feels that Ashley would be easiest to break and pull over to their side. They talk about getting rid of Ben. Ashley wonders if that is the right way to go. Away from camp Ben makes a fake HII so others will look for it while he looks for the real one. Lauren finds 1/5 of the HII with a clue to the other 1/2 that will be at the next immunity challenge.


Day 33. Immunity challenge time. they will have their arms stretched out with fingertips on two discs if their discs drop they are out. Goo. Jeff tells them  it will hurt. Ryan says will? it already does. The discs have chimes attached. 15 min in and Ryan and Ben fidget. Lots of struggling. Ben recovers well. And Ben is the first one out, Chrissy drops, Ryan drops. Devon, Ashley, Mike and Lauren left. Lauren puts her discs down says her shoulders hurt bad. 30 min in...Ashley wiggles, Devon does the hula. Mike drops. Devon asks Ashley if they want to fight it? They are good friends. Devon drops his discs after making an agreement with Ashley that the winner gets shoulder massages. While Lauren was sitting down waiting for the winner, she picked up the other 1/2 of the HII. So Ashley wins immunity and Lauren gets HII.


Day 33, they congrat Ashley. Ashley talks to Lauren and Devon about getting rid of Ben. Devon says Chrissy. Ben sneaks up on them talking and they stop talking. They say its Chrissy going but Ben doesn't believe them. Ben goes to Ryan and they talk, Ben tells Ryan that Lauren has the HII and an extra vote. They talk about getting rid of Lauren. Ben tries to talk to Chrissy and she blows him off. They go off to talk....Chrissy is still not happy, Ben tells Chrissy about Laurens HII and extra vote. Chrissy isn't sure she can trust him. Mike talks to Chrissy about Lauren but have a plan B. Mike goes to Ashley and Devon about what Ben said.  Devon tells Lauren that Ben is trying to blindside her. Lauren gives the second half of the HII to Mike as a sign of her trust. Mike wonders if the survivor gods make her pay for it or not.


 Time  for TC. Jury comes in. (Devon got the shoulder massage from Ashley for giving up immunity.) Lauren asks Ben what part of the game was him telling ppl about her HII. Ben says he was gunning for Lauren, Lauren says she hopes he has a lot of ammunition. Lauren says she cant use the advantage tonight, she left it at camp and she has to have it with her. Ben says he took the fake HII out of play. Mike gets up and says he has waited 15 years to do this and he pitches the real HII into the fire pit.


Jeff asks Mike what the reasoning is for that and Mike replies that its a blessing and a curse. Ben says ppl at home are saying don't reveal you have an HII. Devon says Lauren with and extra vote is not as dangerous as Ben saying all kinds of things. Mike gets up and talks to Mike about getting rid of Ben. There are little groups talking about who to get out. They are ready to vote.


Time to tally the votes. Anyone want to use the HII? Ben gets up and gives Jeff the real HII on himself. Votes: Ben, Ben, Ben, Ben, Ben, Ben...12th person voted out is Lauren. She says good luck guys. Devon says that was crazy. Jeff says it was a TC where everything was out in the open yet the thing that had the most power was the only secret.


Next time on Survivor: Bens big move breeds fear, but when all hope is lost a nemesis can turn the tide.

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Dec 13, 2017


 Previously on Survivor: Ben's alliance was turning against him, at TC Ben causes chaos and Ben plays his HII sending Lauren to jury. After TC they say it was a crazy TC. Ben can't believe it he had the only vote. After Ben goes after water they all say Ben has to go, no one knew he had an HII.  Devon says if there is a Survivor God then that was a move by the Survivor Devil. Ben says he has a long hard road ahead of him. Day 34: Some are sleeping under the cover and some in the open on the beach. Ben gets up early, makes a fire and goes looking for a new HII as he gathers wood. As camp wakes up they figure out Ben is out searching for the HII.


Reward time: Divided into pairs and attached to a rope that goes thru obstacles then have to land 5 rings on a target. Playing for chopper ride to resort with lamb, chicken, lobster, cocktails, spend the night and sleep in a bed. Ben with Ashley, Chrissy with Devon and Devon with Mike. Goooo. Over and under wood...its pretty even with Ashly and Ben with a tiny lead. Ashley and Ben have an early lead. Chrissy and Devon right behind. Ashley and Ben onto the third section, they get tangled up. Ashley and Ben make it to the ring toss, Devon and Chrissy start on the ring toss. Mike and Ryan right behind. Devon gets second ring, Ben has 3, Devon has 3, Ryan gets 2, Devon gets 4. Devon makes 5...Devon and Chrissy win reward. They can pick one other person to join them...they pick Ryan. Ashley is shocked. Ben, Ashley and Mike head back to camp. Ben says this is perfect for him, he can look for HII and stir stuff up.


Day 34 camp. Mike is so pissed that they didn't take him on the trip. Ben uses the anger to his advantage. Ben tells Mike and Ashley that if they can use his vote to their advantage go for it. Ben doesn't get far with Ashley so he keeps looking for the HII. Mike says he has searched and cant find the HII, so there is no reason to follow Ben around.


 Ryan says the trip is one of the best moments in his life. They discuss getting Ben out next then Mike. Chrissy says they could be the F3. Devon says he feels like this is the perfect time to make a move, he would love to work with them and go to F3. Ryan would LOVE to go to F3 with them. Chrissy tells us that having Devon on F3 with her lets her get rid of the Ashley/Devon team. She says maybe good to get rid of Ashley first then Ben. She isn't sure.


Day 36, Immunity challenge time: Obstacle course to a sack of sand bags to release some ladder rungs, use balls to release more ladder rungs and raise their flag. Up and over the ladder/net wall. Everyone going all out. Chrissy brings up the rear at the first bag. Everyone hit their baskets and up the ladder. On to the second ladder and Devon is last. Everyone working on cog puzzle that will raise their flag. There are more spokes then they need to use but they will need to use every cog.


 All working carefully, they pick up the pace. Chrissy thinks she has it and she does. Chrissy wins...guaranteed a spot in the F5. Chrissy now has to decide who to vote out first...Ben or Ashley.


Back at camp...they call Chrissy the puzzle master. Mike says it was his fav challenge so far. Ben is upset he didn't win, he goes after water..aka...HII. The rest want to go to TC now and vote Ben. Ashley suggests splitting votes between Ben and Mike. Chrissy really wants Ashley out, convince Ben he is going so he will use the HII if he finds it but vote for Ashley. Chrissy will make a decision at TC. Ben finds a HII clue ....the HII is tied to the underside of the shelter. Good luck getting it.


Camp is talking about bagels, Ben is nervous about getting the HII. The sun is going down and its time for TC. Jury comes in. Ben says he is still the #1 target. Mike says Ben is the biggest threat but not the only threat. Devon says he has a F3, Ryan also has a F3...5 of them have a F3. Ben says they are at a point in the game where you have to make big moves. Devon and Ben have a small argument. Ben says lets get to the point and he pulls a HII out of his boot. He uses his hands and makes chrrrr sound. Devon says just because its around his neck doesn't mean he will play it. Ben asks Ashley if she wants to go back to camp with him and points to Mike. Ben had the HII to Jeff early.


 Mike says its just whose plan just got messed up. Ben says he just turned the 5 against themselves, mission accomplished. Time to vote: Time to tally the vote: anyone else want to play an HII? nope Vote: Mike, Ashley, Ashley, Ashley, 13 person voted out and 6th person in jury is Ashley. Chrissy has a happy look on her face. Ashley says good luck guys. Jeff congrats them on F5, making it to F3 will be even harder.


 Next time on the season finale of Survivor: Only 5 are left, who will out last all the rest and claim the title of sole survivor.



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I don't really like any of these people! I guess I will go ahead and jinx Ben  by saying I hope he wins.


Merry Christmas!


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I like Ben and I liked Lauren.  Absolutely can not stand Chrissy.  You are right.  None of them really ring my bell.

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I can not stand Chrissy..

Mike or Ben would be good with me....













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December 20, 2017


 Welcome to the finale of Survivor: Hereos vs Healers vs Hustlers. We are live in the audience. Jeff says we hid secrets all over the place and this season no body could keep a secret. Cast is all there, all cleaned up and looking good. At this point its 35 days in and they are running on cubes. Lets get to it.......We get a run down of the show so far.


This season will be a battle to the end. Now only 5 are left. Ben has become public enemy #1. Mike is the only healer left in the game. With the end in sight can Mike rise to the occasion. Devin has hustled his way to the end of the game. Ryan's super fan knowledge of the game has helped him find advantages and HII but its his alliance with Chrissy that has kept him in the game. Chrissy had a rough start and it nearly sent her home but the tides turned again. Now she is the only woman in the game. Who will have what it takes to win the million prize and title of sole survivor?


After the last TC they are back at camp and Ben takes off to look for another HII. The rest don't think there is another one. Mike says Ben is the bad guy in every horror movie, you keep trying to kill him and he keeps coming back. The group (w/o Ben) say they are the F4. Ben is at the water well and he is looking hard for the HII. He says this is a job not just a game to him. He looks thru the whole night but cant find it. He is sitting on a raft and he sees the word "Dig" he does and finds a HII. He laughs and says #3 baby.


Day 37. Devin gets up and makes the fire. Chrissy says her relationship with Ben is complex. She approaches him and apologizes to him. They hug it and laugh. She doesn't trust him at but she has to make sure she gets to F4. Ben tells us he is not stupid he knows what she is doing. Ben says she is his biggest competitor, he will play his HII and Chrissy is gone.


Time for immunity challenge: They will swim out to a platform, climb some plates, leap off grabbing some keys, swim out and unlock some colored balls, they will then take those balls and line them up in order on a wheel. Its also reward...food and drink back at camp. Devin has is key, so does Ryan, Chrissy is last to get her key. They are now onto a beam to get another key. Mike is first across with second set of keys. Devin is across and they are at their puzzle. Chrissy and Ben are across and onto the puzzle. Ryan keeps falling off and he finally makes it. All of them are working on their puzzles, they have to move the balls around to match the colors. Mike has something going, Chrissy is right behind him. Chrissy thinks she has it.....She does. Chrissy wins immunity and a spot in F4  along with food back at camp. At 3 individual immunities she is one away from the record among women. She picks Mike and Devin to eat with her. Ben says he has to figure out who will be his next target.


 At camp all the food is set up. Mike says look for a clue, the lift up all the food but find nothing. Chrissy says cheers to them 3 and Ryan for F4. They say no way will Ben play another HII, they will all vote for Ben. Chrissy mentions her dead super HII. Mike says they should plant it and then find it and tell Ben they found it. Chrissy is laying in the shelter and pulls out her dead HII and the clue from a previous HII. Ben pretends to be bummed as she says she is giving it away. Ryan says Ben was shocked so he doesn't have an HII. Ben gets water and is LOL. He says she just made his job easier cuz now he doesn't have to look for a fake HII now.


Ben says Ryan is safe he doesn't win a thing. Devin is a target. Devin is suspicious about how Ben is acting (like he gave up). Ryan says he is voting Ben. Devin wants to believe there is no more HII. They feel like this is their shot to get rid of Ben. 


Back in LA Jeff asks a couple to stand up and asks them what would they do? They both say go with your gut.


Night 37, time for TC. Jury comes in. Jeff says last TC everything goes crazy, what happened when you got back to camp. Ryan says they were all glad to have it over. Ben has become the common enemy. Chrissy says Ben gets up in the middle of the night looking for HII, they are all exhausted. Ryan says they have all spent time watching Ben. Chrissy tells Jeff that during the reward she found a clue to HII and dug it up, she will give it to one of the guys tonight. Ben acts bummed. Devin says Chrissy was not gloating but Ben says yes it was.

Jeff asks Ben how it feels to know that tonight might be the end. Ben says he feels bad, he has let down his family. Ryan says he doesn't like blindsiding but its the game. Time to vote. Devin hesitates over his vote. Time to tally the votes. Anyone want to play an HII? Ben reaches into his boot and pulls out another HII, he hands it to Jeff. Yup its a HII any votes for Ben don't count. Vote: Ben, Ben, Ben, Mike, Devin. Tied between Devin and Mike. They will revote, only voting for Mike or Devin who wont vote.


 Time to tally the votes. Votes: Devin, Mike, 14  person voted out and 7th person in jury is Mike. He gives hugs, gets his torch snuffed and walks off with the others saying see ya buddy. Jeff says tomorrow they will have their final immunity challenge...sleep on this...there is a twist.


Back in LA. Jeff brings out Mike. Jeff asks is he was shocked by that vote. Mike says he thought it could happen, he almost voted for Devin. Jeff asks if this fulfilled his dream. Mike says he wanted to play Survivor and he almost had it, day 37. We are down to 4, no more HII but there is twist and its a big one.


Back at camp. Ben and Devon say they are stoked to be there. Devon says he made a million dollar move right there. Ben says this is where it gets tricky, he has no more HII, he has to win individual immunity tomorrow. His family is his driving force. They wonder what the twist is and Ryan says the twist is they have to beat Ben. Chrissy say no matter which one of the 3 wins immunity they will vote out Ben.


Time for Final Immunity challenge. They will stack letter blocks on a very wobbly platform, they have to spell out Healers, Heroes, Hustlers. The twist is...the winner also receives a final secret advantage in the game. Ready....Go! Ryan off to fast start, Chrissy drops her blocks and has to go back and start over...any blocks remaining standing can stay. Ryan is in the lead he has Heroes spelled and is now working on Healers. Ben and Ryan are neck and neck. Chrissy struggling. Ryan drops 3 blocks while Ben gets his platform locked in. Ben has 4 letters left....Ben thinks he has it...but no something is not right (the u is upside down) Ben panics and drops a bunch of letters. Ryan loses a bunch of letters. Chrissy and Devon also lose blocks. They are all back in it. Ben moves to fast and loses everything.  Ben working on his last word again but Chrissy is a few letters ahead of him. Ben has all the blocks with him but Chrissy has to go back for more letters. Ben goes to lock in and drops about half his letters. Chrissy needs to lock in, she locks in and wins her fourth individual immunity. Ben sits down dejected. Its quiet no talking as Chrissy cant believe she won and Ben cant believe he lost. Chrissy gets the necklace and the advantage. She is excited to tie the record with her 4th immunity win for a woman. And the icing on the cake is Ben going home. Chrissy is in the F3, who will join her? and what is the twist?


Back at camp: hugs all around. Ben says it was a butt kicker. Chrissy says everyone was in the lead at some point. Ben says he let everything slip away and it hurt. Chrissy feels for Ben as a person. Ben says until Jeff snuffs his torch their is still options. He asks Chrissy if there is a way, she says she will go  into TC and hear him out. Chrissy tells us there is no way that will happen, he need to go. Chrissy reads her advantage...she gets information...tonight you are in charge you will cast the only vote, she will choose one person to sit beside her. the other two will have to build fire to see who sits with her. Chrissy thinks that Ryan has never made fire so the only way to get Ben out is for Devon to make fire against Ben. She tells Devon and he gets excited to be the one that sends Ben home. They tell Ryan and he agrees he cant make fire. Devon goes to practice making fire and he breaks the flint. He takes it as a sign to believe in himself, he can do it. Chrissy is nervous, either one of the guys could win it.



 Time for TC: Jury comes in. Jeff tells jury about Chrissy's 4th immunity win. She says it was a great feeling all around. Ryan says he dreamed about wearing that necklace and he didn't get it. Ben says the upside U was a million dollar mistake, he is proud of his game and did his best. Chrissy says she did share her advantage with some but not all. Ben wonders what it is. Chrissy reads the advantage. Ben nods his head. Chrissy says that for some of them to fight for their own fate is great. Chrissy pics Ryan to go  to F3 with her. Ryan is happy with it. Devon says he can put his fate in his own hands. Ben says he gets a second chance. Two warriors battling it to make fire. Devon says may the best man win.  

Time to make fire: Ben and Devon shake hands. They both have the same supplies, they have to build a fire high enough to burn thru a string. Both are working hard, both sparking the flint. Ben had something but it want out. Devon tries to build a little pile of magnesium. Chrissy whispers come on Devon. Ben has the first flame, he puts some sticks on it and some bigger sticks. Devon is working hard but has nothing. Ben builds his fire up an hits hitting the string and it snaps. Ben wins the fire challenge and his spot in F3. Devon shakes his hand and says good luck to him. Devon becomes the 8th and final member of jury, the tribe has spoken. 

Jeff tells them that tomorrow the power in the game switches to the jury. Good luck. Devon says he is glad to have the experience and he is walking away happy.


Back in LA Jeff welcomes Devon to the stage. He gets a standing ovation. Devon says he has gotten nothing but love from everyone. He feels honored to be a positive role model. Devon says its all a game, its all fun. Jeff says that final twist will be back next year.



Day 39. The last sun rise on the beach. Ben goes and marks the tally tree. Ryan is excited, now he has to convince the jury he led the game all the way. F3 breakfast time. Chrissy tells all the moms out there to believe in your dreams cuz they might just come true. Ben says this game and him are two peas in a pod, tonight will be a big battle. They pack up their things and head to the final TC.


Final TC....Jury comes in. Jeff explains what this TC is about, out whit, out play, out last.


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Desi is first and she says hats off to Chrissy for winning the individual immunities and hats off to Ben for finding idols. Then she says Ryan, it seems like everything they could beat you and that’s why you are sitting there. She wants to give Ryan an opportunity to convince them what he did to sit there and his social game.


Ryan responds to Desi that everything emanated from his social game. He found the advantage day one on the boat and he used that to build a relationship with Chrissy and Devon. Ryan also takes credit for the alliance of seven and says he made that alliance because he had good inclinations and he had to depend on the social relationships he built with people.


Ashley addresses Ryan and wants to know if that’s true, why he never had a strategic conversation with her. She says that shows a fault in his social game because he put her on the jury.


Ryan responds to Ashley that he didn’t have a strategic relationship with her, but he relied on the social aspect that was parlayed through Devon.


Joe asks Devon if he can co-sign any of that and Devon says yeah. Lauren says Ryan is sitting in the hot seat and Devon might make or break what happens. Devon says up until the final 7, Ryan’s social play was used through him. JP asks if there was communication with Ryan when he got blindsided and they flipped and Devon says Ryan did not know about that. Ryan agrees he did not know about the rogue vote and JP was one of his closest allies.


Joe says he’s glad they started with the outwit because he didn’t realize Ryan was the puppet master and he respects the play. Joe says to Ben that his social game was horrible and his and Chrissy’s relationship was like butting heads. Joe says they are both fans and they just focused on challenges and idols and they forgot about the social aspect of Survivor.


Ben owns up to the fact that his social game was difficult for him and he’s out there learning how to interact with people and how to better himself. Chrissy thinks she had a totally different social game and she got to the F3 by staying loyal to her alliances the whole time. Her game was not to go out and make a million different moves and she did try and get to know each of them individually.


Joe wants to know what Chrissy knows about him and she mentions that a reason he doesn’t want to get married is because of his parents divorce when he was young and that was horrible for him. Jeff asks where Cole weighs in on the social part of the game. Cole wants to start with Ben and says he knows he was a target of Ben’s based on food issues. Cole wants Ben to clear his name because he painted him as thief because of the food.


Ben says he did paint him as a target because he was physically strong and that was the only way he could get people to turn on him. Ryan says it went beyond that because he was painting a target on his back. Ben says it was a strategic move. Ben says he knew he had to work on his social game. Ben says he sat on the beach with Lauren and Devon and told them stories he hasn’t told anyone else and he’s opened up with Mike.


Ashley says Ben just said he told people stories, but Chrissy reached out and asked questions because she genuinely wanted to know them and that’s huge. Ashley remembers hearing some of Chrissy’s conversations and thinking she was a genius. Chrissy mentions about Cole’s score on the ACT’s and Ryan says she’s just throwing out random facts.


Cole says you can go making friendships with people, but it’s how you use those in the game and he doesn’t know any of that about her. Chrissy says getting to know people was truly part of her game play and learning how people played. Chrissy and Ryan start bickering back and forth about their social games. Cole says the back and forth over small stuff doesn’t make any impact on their decisions. Desi wants to say something to each of them on a human level and remind them they need to take a step back and realize this is just a game and outside the game they can still trust the people around them. Lauren thanks Desi for saying that and says she was saying that to all of them.


Jeff says we move on to the outplay part of the game, how they respond to the conditions of the game. Cole says as a wilderness guy himself, those survival skills are important to him. Cole says Ben did great finding idols and Chrissy killed challenges, but Ryan didn’t do anything around camp. Ryan says he can’t argue any of those points. Ryan says he had never been camping before and he knew he couldn’t be a provider like JP and he didn’t want to step on anyone’s toes.


Desi says she had never done a lot of different survival skills, so that isn’t an excuse. Lauren says Ryan said he didn’t want to mess up, but neither did anyone else. Chrissy starts pointing out that Ryan never went for water.


Joe says let’s get to the advantages and the idols. Ryan says day 1 he found the advantage on the boat and he used that to advance to the end of the game. He then begins to talk about finding the hidden immunity idol and the chaos ensued and Cole says that was well-played.


Ashley says she’d like to say she’s proud of every female, as well as Chrissy who blew them all away with winning four immunity idols and she wants to give her credit for that. Chrissy says she was terrified when challenges started because she was never athletic when she was young and she found the courage to do that. Lauren also congratulates her and Joe says we have a queen and he respects her four immunity challenge wins.


Joe says he loved seeing Ben last night build fire and he liked that Ben worked to find idols because his back was against the wall. Ben says he chose to get up early every morning to find those idols. Desi says the better questions is there was a point where Ben was with four others, how did they let him go alone to find idols. Ben says he was one step ahead of them all the way. Chrissy agrees that was a game flaw for all four of them.


Jeff says time to move on to the outlast part of the game. Jeff says this is their last moment to make sure the jury will put their name down. Ryan goes first and says he knew he couldn’t win challenges to get through the game so he knew he had to build the social relationships to get him through. He says he went to 13 of the 15 tribal councils and his name was never on the chopping block. Ryan thinks he had more deals to the end than anyone else and he never gave up and that’s why he is sitting there.


Mike asks Ryan what he learned playing the game. Ryan says he learned a lot and he got rejuvenated when his dad came out. He realizes about himself he values the simplicities of life, of having people close to him and his family.


Ben says his will be short and sweet. He says he hand in putting every single one of them there because they were a hurdle and a threat to his game and he respects them, but he had to put them on the jury. Mike says he played one of the best games in Survivor history and he’d like to know why Ben should be the winner tonight. Joe says he wants to piggy back that questions because it seems like Ben fought so hard when his back was against the wall and he’s kind of giving up now when he’s so close to winning. Joe says he knows he’s a fight and he needs more.


Ben says the reason he should be the sole survivor is even after being deemed a king and a dictator by Chrissy, he never quit looking and he never quit battling. He didn’t get put there, he brought himself there. Ben talks a little about his PTSD and he wants veterans to know you can get through it, but you have to work hard.


Chrissy’s turn and she says she came into the game underestimating herself and she realized she needed to acknowledge she was awesome. She thinks she truly did make connections with each of them and she played a clean game without leaving destruction behind. She continues all moms are heroes because they put people before themselves and they are also heroes and also hustlers. Her game and who she is was all part of that and you never give up on your dreams.


Jeff says a very healthy, candid tribal. He gives them a minute to think and vote. Live, Jeff says it’s down to the jury votes and asks a girl in the audience who she would vote for and he gives her a parchment and pen and asks her to write the name down so they can see if she agrees with the jury.


Jeff reminds the jury they are voting for the winner, whoever they believe played the best game. It’s time to vote. We see Lauren’s vote for Ben. Lauren hopes Ben helps a lot of veterans. We see Devon’s vote for Ryan. Devon wishes him luck and hopes he wins. We see Cole hesitating over the parchment. We see Ashley’s vote for Chrissy. Ashley says she has reasons to not vote for any, but she believes Chrissy is a representative of their season. Jeff thanks them for a great season of Survivor.


We are now live and Jeff thanks them all again. Jeff says to Ryan that he played with such heart, they could see it beating through his chest. Jeff says to Ben his back has been up against the wall and we could see what he was playing for. Jeff says to Chrissy, a working mom applied for 16 years and she dominated and set records and they saw a different side of her when her husband came out. Three completely different reasons for playing, but they all got them there.


Time to read the votes!  First vote, Ben. Ryan. Chrissy. Chrissy. 2 votes Chrissy, 1 vote Ben, 1 vote Ryan. Ben. Ben. 3 votes Ben, 2 votes Chrissy, 1 vote Ryan. The winner of Survivor…Ben!


Ben goes to hug everyone and Jeff calls him over and congratulates him. He hands the check to him and calls his family over for hugs. Jeff calls the family over and they show a recap of all the moves Ben had to make to get to the end and earn the win.


Jeff asks Ben if he remembers how arduous the journey was and Ben says it was so hard. He fought day and night and he says you had to go out and look for the idol, and keep looking. He says he never gave up and kept looking and the early bird gets the worm he guesses.


Jeff wants to give a sneak peek of next season and we see a very quick flash with the words: One bad decision can haunt you forever.


Jeff goes back to the girl in the audience and she wrote down Ben’s name and agreed with the jury. Everyone is now onstage for the reunion. Jeff says Ben, every hero needs a worthy adversary and he had one in Chrissy. Jeff remembers that first challenge when Chrissy was sick and he wants to know if when she got out there if it was overwhelming. Chrissy says she was terrified that she wouldn’t do as well as she could have.


Jeff says Ryan, everyone joked about his tiny body. Did the lack of food surprise even him. Ryan says yeah, the deprivation was a complete shock to him. Ryan says it’s so real, but you sign up for it and you can’t prepare for it. Ryan says he came up short, but he proved to himself he can hang with the best.


Jeff says sometimes things that are happening in society are brought into the game. He says we seen it last year with Zeke. Jeff says this year we had another emerging story line and we see a clip of Ben discussing his PTSD. Jeff asks if Ben has heard from a lot of people. Ben says a lot of vets reached out to him and they understand what he was going through.


Jeff says Ben was the only person up there that kept a secret this season and Survivor kept one too. They bring out three of Ben’s former marine buddies. Jeff says this is a legit surprise and he tracked some of them down to see what impact Ben’s story had on them and they wanted to come to the finale. They say when they last saw Ben, he wasn’t in a good place and it’s not just for them, but any vet who is struggling seeing Ben be successful can be helpful.


Jeff says if you’re struggling with PTSD reach out and ask for help. www.ptsd.va.gov


Jeff says when the started the season it was supposed to be a season of secrets with the advantages and idols, but then no one could keep a secret. After we see a clip, Jeff pulls out the shell Mike threw in the fire from Lauren’s advantage. Jeff asks if she regretted that or if it was a move that just didn’t work. Lauren says yeah, she regrets it. Can she have it back. Jeff holds up the square idol from Survivor: China and talks about James having two idols and getting voted out with both of them. Jeff says they are clues to next season. Bad decisions from former players coming back to haunt. All will be revealed when they return.


Jeff says for the 36th season, they decided to do something that speaks to the past 35 seasons and gets at the reason Survivor is so fun to watch, but difficult to play. Survivor, it is the most complicated game of social politics every created. There is no one to rely on, no one to trust. Everything rests on your ability to make the right decision at the right time because one bad decision can haunt you forever. This is Survivor: Ghost Island. The graveyard for bad Survivor decisions and after 35 seasons, there have been a lot of them. For the first time ever, a new group of players will have a chance to reverse the curse of some of the worst decisions in Survivor history. An entire season centered around the bad decisions of past players. Using the actual haunted advantages and idols that did them in. Will these new players learn from the mistakes from others? Or will the past come back to haunt again? Join us this spring for Survivor: Ghost Island.

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I can not stand Chrissy..

Mike or Ben would be good with me....


Hi guys!  I haven't commented on any of the contestants this year.  Was just not sure who I liked but for sure now I can't stand Chrissy. do not want Ryan to win either, iffy on Devon but hope Ben gets the prize.  Just watching the last episode now and still don't know the outcome lol but keeping fingers crossed.  See you guys at the next Big Brother.












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I don't wanna ruin it for anyone so I'll just say, in the end I'm happy. On to the Amazing Race in a couple of weeks.

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Hello ..

I enjoyed the survivor season...

I like to wish all 

A very Merry Christmas & a Happy & Healthy New Year

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After seeing Devon vote for Ryan, even though it was a pity vote, I liked him better.  Then watching his interview in the middle of the show, it seems like he is a very nice kid.  Still glad Ben won.

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