Survivor 44 Feature
Finally! Last night's Survivor 44 Episode 7 was actually very entertaining. Here's my recap of the show. Who got voted out?
Survivor 44 Episode 7
Survivor 44 Episode 7
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Survivor 44 Episode 7 - Let’s Not Be Cute About It - Some Pretty Funny Moments 1

Survivor 44 Episode 7 – Let’s Not Be Cute About It

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Survivor 44 Episode 7

Last night’s Survivor 44 Episode 7 was actually very entertaining and funny for a change. Unlike last week last night’s episode had some actual entertaining content. Finally!

Up until the immunity challenge, not much happened in the first half of the show. In order to avoid any awkwardness with anyone who voted for him, Yam Yam returned to camp after a Tribal Council where he received a few votes for the first time.

He wanted to stay a part of the tribe rather than alienate himself even more from the tribe despite the fact that he knew he would still be vulnerable. He described it as “doing my best Yam Yam thing,” and everyone who was laughing with him seemed to agree.

The tribe that had just been combined was given the name Va Va the following morning, which in Fijian means 4-4 for season 44.

Survivor 44 Episode 7 Immunity Challenge

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Survivor 44 episode 7 immunity challenge

Jeff dropped the bomb at the Day 14 challenge: they would be competing individually but from the perspectives of two groups. They had to maintain their balance while holding a ball atop a pole in order to complete the challenge. The twist calls for two teams of five players each, and the player on each team whose turn lasts the longest receives immunity.

In addition, the player that lasts the longest overall would earn immunity for their entire team. Although they would receive a picnic reward, the winning team would not participate in voting at the Tribal Council. It would be up to the five members of the losing team to cast their votes.

Randomly chosen teams included Heidi, Danny, Kane, Frannie, and Carolyn on the orange team and Lauren, Yam Yam, Jaime, Matt, and Brandon on the purple team. Instead of being assigned to a team, Carson had to pick the victorious tribe; if he was correct, he would split the gain or loss with that tribe. He assumed Orange would triumph, and he was right.

Frannie earned immunity for herself, Heidi, Carson, Danny, Carolyn, and Kane. Brandon also earned immunity but would be part of the group that votes to eliminate Yam Yam, Jaime, Lauren, or Matt from the game.

Instructed by Jeff to return to the Old Soka beach, where they would be separated from their new camp and the other players, the losing purple tribe was told to do so before the players were dismissed. With his Shot in the Dark advantage and the idol that might still be real, Matt immediately realized that he had forgotten his bag back at camp. Although he knew he was in a very difficult situation, he was proud of Frannie nonetheless.

Who ended up on the chopping block for Survivor 44 episode 7? – Who would you vote for – Poll

There wasn’t that much debate on who they all wanted to vote out. At the reward picnic, they haggled between Yam Yam and Matt. But Frannie being in a showmance tried to convince them to vote out Yam Yam. But the picnic had a twist that was a letter that they had to read after they finished eating their PB&J meals.

The winning team ultimately made the decision to read the note after lunch. They learned that there was a new advantage in the birdcage and that there were several keys strewn throughout the forest. The cage could be opened with one of the keys, and whoever does so first gains the advantage.

Everyone sped off to try different keys, but many of them turned out to be ineffective. In the end, Heidi used the lock’s key, and it opened. She unlocked the cage and obtained the Control a Vote Advantage, enabling her to influence one player’s vote at the upcoming Tribal Council.

Heidi would have the opportunity to declare her advantage and direct a player to cast their ballot in a particular way during voting. It was a significant advantage for this Tribal Council that could change the outcome of the vote.

The losing tribe was back at another camp and it was just Yam Yamm and Matt pleading for their positions to stay. Lauren’s name came up as an alternate blind side scheme thought up by Yam Yam but that would be thwarted by the Advantage Heidi possesses at Survivor 44 Episode 7 Tribal.

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Who Got Voted Out of Survivor 44 Episode 7?

Matt Blankenship was voted out of Survivor 44 Episode 7
Matt BlankenshipSurvivor 44 Episode 7

Matt Blankenship was voted out of Survivor 44 Episode 7

Age:27
Hometown: Albany, Calif.
Residence: San Francisco, Calif.
Occupation: Security Software Engineer
Three Words to Describe You: Joyful, empathetic, persistent
What has prepared them for the game? Honestly? Failing at stuff. Failing to get a job, into college, into Survivor (the first time). In all those cases, I had to pick myself up and try again, and I think the best Survivors are defined by how they respond to setbacks.

10 years ago (wow!), I told everyone that would listen I was made for Survivor. When it came to applying though, I chickened out. Now I want to close the loop on this unfinished business and I’m excited for the opportunity!

Matt Blankenship

Matt was a funny character and I will miss his funny antics and personality. It’s too bad that the offering of fruit to put off voting didn’t work for him. Ultimately I think that the votes for him were because the others may have seen his relationship with Frannie to be a problem and this was their opportunity to take one of them out.


Cast members voted out Survivor 44 so far:

Do you have any thoughts on last night’s episode? Post them in the comments below.

Cheers!

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