Recap of episode 13 of “Survivor” 40: “The penultimate stage of the war”

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Prior to the 13th two-hour episode of “Survivor: Winners at War,” seven castaways were still in the running to win the $ 2 million prize: Denise Stapley, Michele Fitzgerald, Sarah Lacina, Nick Wilson, Tony Vlachos, Jeremy Collins and Ben driebergen. Considering that this 40th season started with 20 iconic winners face to face, it is quite an accomplishment. After the end of this penultimate episode of the season, which ended by putting out the torch by the host Jeff Probst?

Below, read our minute-by-minute recap “Survivor: Winners at War” of season 40, episode 13, titled “The Penultimate Stage of War”, to find out what happened on Wednesday, May 6 At 20 o ‘clock. ET / PT. Then make sure to resonate in the comments section on your favorite castaways on the CBS reality show, which currently holds immunity idols and fire tokens, and which you think will eventually join the list of “Survivor” winners.

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7:59 p.m. – “Previously on” Survivor “! “In the 12th episode of last week, Kim Spradlin-Wolfe did his best to send Tony to the brink of extinction, but his plans were foiled when he won his third consecutive immunity challenge. Kim regrouped and decided to vote for Jeremy, so Tony shook things up by telling him everything about his plans. On the tribal council, Jeremy voted with Tony, Sarah, Ben and Nick and sent Kim to race. Who will be voted this evening?

8:00 p.m. – After the tribal, Michele was disappointed that the advantage she had given to Jeremy was not used and, in the process, ignited his own game for no reason. Furthermore, it was again left in the dark as to the actual destination of the votes. Jeremy was happy to give him the 50/50 coin, not wanting his own game to be a coin throw and instead making the moves he needs to keep him safe.

8:02 p.m. – The next morning, Denise was feeling bad and was looking for inspiration to regain the lead in the game. It was clear that she and everyone else felt the stress of a chaotic and uncontrollable game from the start. It’s by far the strangest and most improvised game we’ve ever seen.

8:05 p.m. – Tony was still looking to work with Jeremy in the future, as well as Sarah, his “Cops R Us” alliance that formed (and failed) six years ago. The problem with Cops R Us was that they had retained Ben as their last deal, but he really wanted Jeremy to go out and get Jeremy out would make them vulnerable in the eyes of everyone. With that in mind, Sarah’s goal for the day was to convince Ben to get rid of Nick, not Jeremy. Sarah’s strategy was to give Ben all the information, but make it look like he’s making a decision instead of being told. Indeed, later that day, he went to Tony with the idea of ​​getting rid of Nick instead of Jeremy! LOL!

8:12 p.m. – For the top 7 immunity challenge, players ran through a short obstacle course with a puzzle at the end, the first to finish winning two fire and safety tokens at the next tribal council. Jeremy was the first on the first leg, followed closely by Sarah and Nick. He was also the first through the second leg, Ben catching up to get to the second slide puzzle. Despite the slide puzzle that started Tony in his original season, he seemed to be making good progress this time around, but Nick was better and took the win!

8:22 p.m. – Because Nick was the main target of the group, there was scrambling to be done to determine who was the backup plan. Most of the group was in place to vote for Denise, but that wasn’t what Ben wanted so his goal was to create some distrust between Michele and Jeremy. His plan was to ask Jeremy to retrieve Michele’s 50/50 coin so that they could safely vote it instead. Jeremy thought Denise’s vote was a smokescreen, probably a lie they were telling her to vote it instead, so he turned his gaze to Ben. Meanwhile, Ben’s plan went into phase 2 for Michele to question Jeremy’s confidence, but that backfired once they talked to each other. It was clearly a move to “play on both sides” and so he put a huge target on his back with yet another player.

8:26 p.m. – When Jeremy went to see Tony with the plan to vote for Ben, Tony was against the wall and so he went to see Ben with Nick and they formed a plan with everyone to share the vote between Jeremy and Michele. Sarah was nervous about trusting Nick, but they had no choice as to which direction he would go: with them or with Jeremy and Michele to vote for Ben.

8:33 p.m. – At the tribe, Jeff wanted to know what effect the idea of ​​“being watched” has on the way they play the game. Ben clarified that because you are so mentally and physically exhausted that you have to remember that you don are not always the same person as you are at home. For Sarah, this season has a “personal” side because they are all friends with each other and in this sense, they all strive to be a little more truthful than in the past. The important point to remember from this tribe was that for once, luckily, it was not a whirlwind tornado. Instead, it seemed like there was a legitimate plan in place and everyone was determined to stick to it, for better or for worse.

8:44 p.m. – Because it was the last night it could be played, Michele played her play 50/50 for … herself. Michele turned it over and he came “safe!” So any vote against Michele does not count. Jeff read the votes: Michele, Michele, Ben, Jeremy, Ben, Jeremy, Jeremy. On the way out, Jeremy told Nick it was a “bad move” (it was!) And then he gave his fire chips to Michele.

8:48 p.m. Returning to camp, Ben was happy to have come out of the battle against Jeremy, still alive and determined to move forward with Tony and Sarah. Tony’s motivation for the future was to get rid of Michele, the player who another season would be considered a “goat” and this season does not deserve to go all the way. Elsewhere, Nick and Michele explained why he thought he made the right decision. From his point of view, he brought her closer to him, but from hers, that left them no way to make the slightest move they wanted to make. Nick’s goal is to now get rid of ben? Okay……..

8:52 p.m. – The next morning, Michele was ready to play hard and with everyone who was clearly building a wall against her. She had a conversation with Sarah which she called a “Hail Mary” where she told him that she had no chance of beating Tony in the end. Michele clarified that the jury’s perception is that Tony is running the series and that he’s the biggest threat hanging around.

8:55 p.m. – On Edge of Extinction, there was a new conundrum that directed players to a “stone throne” that sent players to run for what they thought was the destination. As other players headed for the water, Wendell Holland went up the hill and Natalie Anderson darted for a stone she knew it would be (on the beach) and of course she was right! The advantage she found was actually a disadvantage to selling to one player in the game to be used against another player. Her goal was to get as many fire tokens as possible, so she targeted Nick. With six fire tokens in his possession, Nick was two of what Natalie was asking for!

9:00 p.m. – Needing two fire tokens, Nick reached out to Michele in the hope that they could buy the advantage together and use it against a player of their choice. Hoping to cause a little more chaos, they started to think about who they were going to play against and I don’t know why it took them so long to think of Tony’s name!

9:07 p.m. – On the site of the next immunity challenge where players had to stack blocks like dominoes on a ledge led Jeff informed the group that a disadvantage had been played against Ben! Another stupid gesture from Nick? Probably. Either way, the downside gave Ben 30% more beams and stacking blocks than the rest of the group.

9:10 p.m. – Regardless of the disadvantage, Ben was clumsy and by far the worst at challenge. Meanwhile, Michele and Tony were progressing and quickly taking the lead. On the way home at one point, Michele dropped a single block, which forced him to go back and then reset that block. The mistake gave Tony, Sarah and, shockingly, Ben the opportunity to catch up, but Michele still finished his row first and went for the win. And on her first try, she did! Just when she needed it!

9:18 p.m. – Back at the camp, Denise wanted to play the role of “discouraged” player by telling everyone that she knew she was on the block and offered to give the group her chips to buy rice so that she could leave for Edge of Extinction with food in her womb. Meanwhile, she and Ben were actually planning to work with Tony and Sarah to vote for Nick instead. The plan was to let Michele and Nick think it was Denise.

9:20 p.m. – In order to get his plan to eliminate Ben at work, Nick had to take Tony on board. His way of convincing Tony was to remind him that Ben had won the challenge of burning his season to get to the end. Hearing this and knowing that Ben also has an idol, Tony decided to open his spy nest for business in order to catch other players in the conversations. There he heard Denise arguing with Sarah and Ben that she would like to get rid of Tony because he will be strong with the jury. With this information, Tony suggested to Michele the idea of ​​suing Denise instead.

9:24 p.m. – Later, Tony and Sarah discussed their options and realized that these were cross votes between getting rid of Denise or getting rid of Nick. In their minds, Ben remained the person they wanted to lead to the end as third.

9:30 p.m. – At the tribal level, the first thing Jeff wanted to know was why Michele was so happy to gain immunity this time. She made it clear that she was absent and that everyone wanted to vote for her this round. He also wanted to know about Ben’s reaction to a disadvantage played against him, but he still didn’t know who played him against him. He even considered it to come directly from someone at the Edge. Denise reiterated her strategy of “testifying” before the jury and it did not appear that anyone on the jury was impressed to hear it.

9:42 p.m. – Without idols or advantages played, Jeff read the votes: Nick, Denise, Denise, Nick, Nick, Nick. So Michele was right, right, Nick? Wrong move leaving Ben in the game!

9:44 p.m. – The next morning, the Edge players woke up on their last morning of extinction. Amber mariano reflected on the tranquility of the island and the opportunity it has given him to focus on what matters most in life, such as simplicity. There was nothing peaceful or simple about their final battle! In preparation, they all had the opportunity to use the tokens they had to give themselves an advantage in the challenge. Parvati Shallow, Wendell and Yul Kwon all bought benefits and Natalie was able to buy three benefits, peanut butter, an idol and keep six fire tokens. The idol she bought was not for her, because she already had one, so she bought it for Tyson Apostol instead of.

THE NEXT TIME: We find out who comes back in the game and which winner joins the queen, Sandra Diaz-Twine, twice winner!

Here are the answers to the questions of the Gold Derby contest for “Survivor” 40, episode 13:

Who will be voted on the tribal council? Jeremy Collins and Nick Wilson

Who will win the award? Nobody

Who will win Immunity? Nick Wilson and Michele Fitzgerald

Will a hidden idol be played? No

Will someone leave or be evacuated / evacuated? No

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