The press photos for Survivor season 35, episode 6 ‘This Is Why You Play Survivor’ show tough challenges and the brewing tension on the Yawa Tribe.
We’re getting down to the real things that matter when it comes to Survivor: Heroes vs. Healers vs. Hustlers. Only 13 players remain in the game, which means that the merge is nearing ever so quickly. And that means BIG MOVES are in the works.
However, we’ve yet to see any truly big moves to this point. Players are still most definitely posturing and trying to feel out the game. While that’s important, we’re at the numbers where something has to happen.
So then, what do the photos from Survivor season 35, episode 6 tell us? Let’s take a look, starting at the Reward Challenge.
As my colleague Daniel George has already pointed out, they’re playing for the least appetizing pizza that you could possibly have in your life. Let’s take a look at the photos from the challenge and see what they have to do.
They start up there and two tribe members must run through the steps in the sand to get to the bars and buoy at the second stage.
The players must then use that to pick up the buoy and carry it.
They must carry it through the sand, but then up and down on a see-saw type of balance beam. Notice that Levu seems to be in the lead solidly at this point.
To finish the reward challenge, the players must go out in a boat and one player will shoot the buoy with a slingshot at targets. The other players and the shooter must then pull the rope to bring the buoy back in.
Perhaps it’s just two tribemates happy about drinking tea and coffee, but Devon and Joe look awfully chummy in this picture. It’ll be interesting to see if they start to get something going together. At the same time, though, Joe’s not the only one the king of stoked-ness seems to pal up with in episode 6.
Devon also seems to be getting close with Ashley as they do yoga. This is interesting as Devon has already been presented as a swing vote at one point — even if he didn’t get to use that due to the “advantage” he was gifted. Could this be when he’s actually in that role?
As for the Yawa tribe, it certainly appears as if things are less ideal than they are in Devon’s world.
Not that we haven’t seen it before this point, but Lauren once again doesn’t look pleased or happy. She’s not the only one, however.
Jessica certainly looks like she’s weighing a decision. Given the fact that she’s been growing increasingly concerned about her alliance with Cole, knows about the idol with Mike and has generally seemed like a savvy player, could this mean moves a-brewing on Yawa?
For that to matter, it’s all about the Immunity Challenge, though. Let’s take a look there.
So what is this we have here? Blocks and rope. Let’s see what they’re going to have to do with that heading into the Immunity Challenge.
So what we can gather from this, there are four players from each tribe playing. All must hold one end of a rope and all have two blocks on their barrel. They must stack and spell IMMUNITY (an old Survivor favorite) while not letting go of the rope and still balancing it.
Yes, that challenge does look insanely difficult. No, it does not look like Ryan is having a great time with it. But what does that mean for the Soko tribe’s chances in the Immunity Challenge? We shall see.
Hopefully all of these pieces and hints will begin to make some more sense as the episode plays out on Wednesday night.