Can't find anywhere else to put this so...‘Survivor Tocantins’ exile alliance
Survivors Tocantins” castaways are now down to 11 with Jerry Sims, Sandy Burgin, and Spencer Duhm voted out in the last three episodes. “Survivor Tocantins” is aired locally on Q Channel 11.
Left in contention to be this season’s sole survivor are Timbira’s Coach, Tyson, Brendan, Debbie, Erinn, and Sierra and Jalapao’s JT, Stephen, Joe, Taj, and Sydney.
49-year-old US Army Sergeant and Nuclear Equipment Operator Jerry Sims was the third cast-off of the season. Stomach pains ended the chance of the South Carolina native at winning the million after having enough of Timbira’s beans diet.
Jerry’s sickness became more obvious to his Timbira tribemates shortly after losing the Immunity Challenge to Jalapao. Coach and Tyson tried to keep Jerry in the game and send Erinn home instead. But the rest of the tribe couldn’t let Jerry’s condition pass, and so he was out by six votes. Asked in an interview whether he regretted deciding to stay under the radar, as what he did in the beginning, Jerry answered, “No regrets. I had a blast.”
Sandy Burgin, the 53-year-old bus driver from Kentucky, was not as lucky in Episode 4 as she was in Episode 1, after she survived the votes she received from the pilot episode’s surprise twist. Thinking that she had the word of her Jalapao tribemates that she wouldn’t be the next one sent home, Sandy came to Tribal Council confident that she had a bigger chance of staying than Sydney. But Taj, JT, and Spencer didn’t want to put their ties with Joe and Stephen at risk by sending Sydney off. And they got more irritated by Sandy’s habits than Sydney’s flirting, and so five votes were cast against Mama K. Despite being blindsided, Sandy cherishes her experience on “Survivor Tocantins.”
“I’ll do Survivor again in a heartbeat, as brutal as it is.” Spencer Duhm, the 19-year-old telecommunications student from Florida, believes that he gave his best during Episode 5’s Immunity Challenge even if his fellow Jalapao member JT thought otherwise. In an interview, he confidently said, “Yes, I believe I gave my 100%. I just didn’t get the hang of it (the game).” Spencer’s performance during the catch-a-ball challenge for immunity did not measure up to JT’s expectations. JT, who lost half of his tooth for almost single-handedly winning the game for Jalapao, felt that Spencer gave poor defense. His frustration toward Spencer got to the other tribe members, and so Spencer became the fifth castaway whose torch’s flame was put out. Jalapao seemed not to have any difficulty in grabbing all the rewards of the last three Reward Challenges.
They got a comfort package of pillows, blankets, and hammock, a supply of beans and a water can grabbed from the other tribe, and a trip to a special café on the island for a treat of coffee, pastries, plus use of a decent toilet. They had all the advantages they needed to win the last two Immunity Challenges, yet they failed to do so.
On Episode 4, Jalapao’s winning streak was cut off after losing the puzzle challenge to Timbira. They made a strong comeback on Episode 5’s Reward Challenge which required crossing a balance beam while still dizzy from being released off a rotating platform. But Timbira again proved that they’re all for immunity when they had a come-from-behind win in the catch-a-ball challenge.
The Exile Alliance
The four-way alliance between Jalapao’s Taj and Stephen and Timbira’s Brendan and Sierra may be one of the biggest surprises of the season. During the last three episodes, the alliance had been slowly forming, with Taj revealing the plan to Stephen and Sierra, and Brendan confirming it to both. Taj and Brendan’s strategy to pick someone from the alliance to go with them to Exile Island every time it came up had been their means to make the pact final.
Now, they are armed with two Immunity Idols which Taj and Brendan found hidden in their respective camp’s tree mails. But Timbira’s Tyson, Coach, and Debra seem to now have a vague idea of the secret ties between Brendan and the other castaways. The alliance may have to bid goodbye to one of the idols soon to save Brendan in the coming Tribal Councils. http://mb.com.ph/articles/201554/survivor-tocantins-exile-alliance