Survivor: Island of the Idols episode 12 synopsis hints at new alliances

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Though the emotional outpouring of love and betrayal are Loved Ones signatures, the Survivor: Island of the Idols episode 12 synopsis hints at gameplay.

We’re in the post-merge phase of a Survivor season and, especially when it comes to seasons that air during the Fall holiday season, online content provided by CBS has been rather slow. As we work on the press photos for Survivor: Island of the Idols and eagerly await any promos or sneak peeks of the episode that will contain the famous Loved Ones visit, we do have a new nugget of information to tease the endgame.

Most times, the episode synopsis’ for the show offers up some sort of non-descript teaser, usually suggesting a player is tested at the Island of the Idols or how one player is going home in some sort of shocking or intense Tribal Council. However, unlike previous episodes, there’s a major tease for episode 12.

Below is the official Survivor: Island of the Idols episode 12 synopsis for the episode “A Very Simple Plan,” which is more likely to be an ironic statement by the end of the week rather than a subtle nod to Montreal-based group “Simple Plan.” Regardless, here is the synopsis, cutting off the airdate for this week’s episode:

"Trust is tested when new alliances are formed but some old ones remain. Also, lines are drawn in the sand after the family visit…"

With eight players left in the game and one guaranteed safety with an individual immunity win, it will be interesting to see who is forming the new alliances and who remains. I’m fairly certain that Tommy and Lauren are the two most confirmed to ride or die until, at least, the Final Five, but Noura has been trying to get women voting together for the longest time.

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With Karishma idolling out Elizabeth last week, it will be interesting to see how the tribe reacts, because she will be instrumental in flipping the dynamics of the tribe should it happen. Additionally, whoever wins the Loved Ones visit seems to be making impactful, tough decisions with who else enjoys time with their family members, which might be enough to move the dial and force others to retaliate.