A crazy Tribal Council with serious implications played a big role in this week’s jam-packed episode of Survivor: Island of the Idols.
This week’s episode of Survivor: Island of the Idols lived up to the hype presenting us with some of the most entertaining moments of the season so far. From two nail-biting challenges to an intense and emotional Tribal Council, there is a ton to unpack from episode 6. Here are three key takeaways from this week’s Survivor action.
1) Original Lairo is fighting back
Coming into yesterday’s episode, original Vokai had a nine to six player advantage over Lairo. It even looked like Aaron and Missy were content with letting Elaine go to preserve their own skins. However, that all changed with Elaine’s visit to Island of the Idols where she eventually passes her test and receives a Block a Vote advantage.
Heading into a potential tie vote, a Block a Vote advantage could even be more useful than a Hidden Immunity Idol. The epic way Elaine pulled it out at Tribal Council and gave Lairo the majority vote brought flashbacks of the David tribe using their advantages together to surprise the Goliaths. Now with a clear majority on the Vokai tribe, Lairo made a clear statement: they’re not going to get picked off easily by anyone.
2) Jamal and Jack became a tight duo
There were so many memorable moments in this great episode, and one of them was the interaction between Jamal and Jack. Despite the hurtful comment, this scene was a testament to the character both of these castaways have. Jack did his best to understand where Jamal was coming from, and he genuinely felt bad for his comment.
From Vokai’s first Tribal, Jamal, Jack and Molly were painted as a close trio, but since then, it was hard to tell how close the two guys actually were. It was clear that Jamal thoroughly appreciated Jack’s apology, and this incident made these two castaways closer. Not only are they strategically aligned, but they shared serious conversations together that make them a tight pair moving forward.
3) Dean and Jamal saved Lairo
One of the most painful Survivor situations to watch is seeing the same tribe lose challenge after challenge. That has been the case for Lairo, as they just couldn’t beat Vokai until last night. Jamal’s strong leadership skills and Dean’s clutch shots saved Lairo from another loss. Without Lairo’s win, we would have also missed out on this weeks amazing Tribal Council, so there’s plenty of reasons why this victory was so sweet.