‘Survivor: Second Chance’ Episode 12 Recap: Who Run the World?


"Survivor: Second Chance" (CBS)

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Last Week: Kelley found de idol, Joe was devoted, and Stephen and Ciera joined de jury.

39 Days, 20 People, 1 “Survivor” Blog…

Let’s take a look at the tribe as it currently stands…

The Orkun Tribe (wearing orange)
Abi – Philippines
Jeremy – San Juan del Sur
Joe – Worlds Apart
Keith – San Juan del Sur
Kelley W. – San Juan del Sur
Kimmi – The Australian Outback
Spencer – Cagayan
Tasha – Cagayan

Before we get too far into this…

Oh man…family visit night…keep it together, Gordon.

Things start off the morning after Tribal where Jeremy and Spencer are enjoying a delightful chat over coffee. Spencer assures Jeremy that they’re still tight, but Jeremy isn’t so sure.

At camp, Kimmi wants to target Joe if he loses immunity. WHY DIDN’T ANYONE ELSE THINK OF THAT?! Kimmi also pitches an all-lady alliance to Kelley and Tasha. They both seem into the idea.

Kimmi then tells us that it’s time to make her move. Oof…never good when someone who hasn’t said much starts saying a lot. Don’t get Padilla’d.

Before we get to the reward challenge, Probst teases them about the loved-one visit. He pretends like the family members aren’t there, but they totally are. Is this “American Idol?”

Val shows up for Jeremy and it…is…waterworks. She simply says “It’s a boy” and I lose it.

Tasha’s cousin is next. They hug it out and are sooper adorable.

Then we get to meet Spencer’s girlfriend and…he tells her he loves her! He wants to know what love is, he wants her to show him!

Abi’s mom hits the beach, and Abi promptly votes her out. Just kidding, they share a nice hug.

From there Keith is greeted by his wife. Equally adorable!

Then it’s Dale Wentworth! Who expected to see him back before Baylor?

Joe’s dad comes out and fulfills Joe’s “Worlds Apart” wish to make the family visit.

Finally, Kimmi’s dad made the long trip to Cambodia. They cry and hug while I just cry.

Reward Challenge Time: The players will collect five bags of puzzle pieces while going through an obstacle course. First person to complete the word puzzle gets a barbecue at camp with their loved one.

We start off and Kimmi jumps out to a lead. However, Keith is the first one to get to the end with all of his bags.

He’s followed by Jeremy, Kelley, and then Joe.

Everyone eventually makes it except for Kimmi. Poor Kimmi.

Kelley scores the win by spelling “Nourishment.”

Kelley is allowed to pick three people to join her. She goes with Keith, Abi, and Kimmi.

Wow, Kimmi loses it. I might lose it too.

Kelley’s allowed to pick one more and she goes with Joe.

Back at camp, there are like 40 people on the beach with all of the loved ones. It’s like spring break down the shore.

Quick Aside: I hate myself for that joke.

Joe shows his dad the cool tribe flag he painted. Then his dad confesses that Joe is his best friend. STOP! STOP IT! I NEED TISSUES!

Jeremy and Spencer aren’t surprised with who Kelley picked to join in the reward. Spencer isn’t used to all of these emotions he’s feeling. Does…not…compute.

Spencer assures Tasha and Jeremy that the Stephen thing wasn’t personal. They agree to take each other to the final three. Tasha, however, is still considering the all-female alliance.

The newly minted trio decides to target Joe next. HOW DARE YOU VOTE OUT JOE’S DAD’S BEST FRIEND?!

Immunity Challenge Time: The players will balance a statue on top of a pole. As time goes on, they’ll add to the pole to make it longer. The last man and woman with their statue in the air wins immunity.

Probst says that with two immunity necklaces up for grabs it increases everyone’s odds of winning. Well, not the non-Joe males.

We start off and it’s a lot of standin’ and pole holdin’.

(Get your mind out of the gutter.)

Kimmi is the first person out. She’s followed by Abi. It’s quickly down to Kelley and Tasha for female immunity.

Tasha eventually drops out. Kelley wins immunity. Good night for her.

Then we lose Spencer and Jeremy in short order. It’s down to Keith and Joe for bro immunity.

The two battle it out until the one-hour, twenty-minute mark when Joe just kind of collapses.  Medical is called in and everyone is shocked.

And…we cut to a commercial! Gah! Be OK, Joe!

We come back and Joe is conscious. He says his legs went numb. Doctor Joe says that his blood sugar dropped to a dangerous level, but he won’t have to be pulled from the game.

Fun Fact: Doctor Joe gave me a weird sugar square when I was woozy after the press immunity challenge in Cambodia.

Another Fun Fact: We totally won that press challenge.

Back at Orkun Beach, everyone is happy to have Joe back in one piece. Abi especially because she’s very excited to vote him out.

Joe and Jeremy go out for a chat. Joe pitches voting out Abi, saying she’s dangerous because everyone wants to go to the end with her. Huh…everyone wants to go to the end with her, but that doesn’t make her dangerous. She won’t get jury votes.

Later, Tasha admits to Jeremy and Spencer that there are rumors of an all-girl alliance. As you’d imagine, they are not cool with this.

Spencer and Jeremy meet later and debate pulling Tasha, Joe, and Keith over to go after the other women.

That night at Tribal Council, Stephen’s looking psyched to be a part of the jury. Over/under on the number of Shakespeare references he makes in his jury speech?

Kelley thinks Joe is dangerous because he’s willing to compete until he passes out.

Jeremy believes the voting bloc thing is cool, but it’s time for an alliance.

Joe knows he’s on the chopping block, so does Abi.

Spencer says it doesn’t matter if you can beat someone at the end, if they won’t help you get to the end.

Joe hopes everyone sticks to the plan. A Keith reference?

Voting Time: Abi votes for Joe and tells him to get a haircut because he looks like a clown, Joe votes for Abi, and the rest of the votes are secret.

Probst asks for idols…and nobody plays one.

We’ve got one vote for Joe, one vote for Abi, one vote for Tasha, two votes for Joe, and the thirteenth person eliminated from “Survivor: Second Chance” and the sixth member of the jury is…Joe.

Verdict: Kudos to the “Survivor” editing crew for making the Joe vote look a little surprising. Seriously, they had to get rid of him. Just glad he went out on his feet instead of his back.

Who’s Going to Win? Woody Boyd sang it best, “Kelley, Kelley, Kelley, Kelley, Kelley, Kelley.”

Power Rankings Results: Jenn, Max, and I all had Joey Amazing in spot eight. The current score is Team Jenn 124, Team Max 121, and Team Gordon 115.

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