Survivor Island of the Idols episode 5 secret scenes: Tuppence a bag

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A bevy of Survivor: Island of the Idols episode 5 secret scenes empower some, impress others, provide introspection, and annoy sleepers.

It seems as though the Survivor social media pages have done little to share the love for what goes on outside of the 42 minutes that make it to air each week. The Twitter and Facebook pages used to share deleted scenes every Thursday, as did the YouTube channel. Now it seems as though you need to go to CBS’ website to get exclusive access to the videos.

As such, that’s where we’ll be linking for the Survivor: Island of the Idols episode 5 secrets scenes, with the first taking a look at endangered birds keeping up the Lairo tribe at night. Were it not for Jamal noting that they were endangered, I wouldn’t have been spending an hour on Earth’s Endangered Creatures and the Internet Bird Collection to try to find the birds keeping the tribe awake. It could be the Shy Ground-dove, but I’d love to get a more concrete answer!

Janet was awake for most of the bird nonsense, so I’m glad she was given a leadership secret scene all to her own as she caught fish and gave guidance to the young women of the NuLairo tribe. There were two challenges and a tribe swap this episode, but still, you would think Janet would get this kind of scene on TV had this season aired a decade ago.

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Vokai was right to be expecting victory after reading treemail in another Survivor: Island of the Idols episode 5 secret scene, as they are the most well-rounded tribe in the game right now. The only thing Dan felt like could give Lairo an edge is an essay with the smarties like Janet, Jamal, and Kellee over at Lairo.

The most pointless, narratively (but overwhelmingly entertaining) was Boston Rob going on a solo raft adventure, paddling out to the Fijian oceans in hopes of exploring the island across from them. He got so far out he tired himself coming back, as it’s clear Boston Rob would have a hard time getting himself up a series of stairs now like he did to save himself in the Redemption Island finale.

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Finally, Tom Laidlaw laid it all out in his Day After video, describing how much the experience of the show reaffirmed his mantra of living life to the edge even as a sexagenarian. The fact that he described a full life as waking up at 3:30 in the morning is crazy to me, but look at the guy; he looks incredible for most Survivor players, let alone older players.