Survivor Season 44 Week 3 Recap and Live Blog
A new episode of survivor 44 will air tonight on CBS. Read a live summary here.
Tika returns to camp. Carson says it’s a relief to see Helen voted out. He enjoys working with Carolyn and Yam Yam, but he needs to smooth things out with Sarah. He tries to do damage control with her, but she admits his word carries less weight now. In her confessional, Sarah Carson names the most dangerous player. However, Carolyn is glad she put her trust in Yam Yam and Carson as she still has her hidden immunity idol.
Meanwhile, Kane says that the Ratu tribe’s morale has gone up. We learn more about the background of Kane and Brandon. Kane is a nerdy guy hoping to be a hero for his tribe. Brandon goes fishing to bring food for the tribe. He has played in the NFL but says he’s a jack of all trades and can do more than just play football.
Over at the Soka tribe, Matt and Frannie have become an apparent duo and are currently onside. The other four agree to form a strong alliance against them. After that, we see Danny putting the silver coin back into the birdcage and hiding the key. Back at the Tika tribe, everyone gets along. Sarah is concerned as she is at the bottom of the tribe and the Tika tribe is not the sportiest.
The Soka tribe sets out together to find the key to the birdcage. Matt finds the key Danny hid and unlocks the birdcage. He takes the bag and pulls out the silver coin. Matt believes he has the hidden immunity idol, but the silver coin has no power. Matt tries to keep it a secret, but Danny knows Matt found the key. He confronts Matt about it while Josh is present, but Matt denies it. Eventually, Matt makes it clear to both of them that he found the key and what he thinks the idol is. He also tells Frannie that he also has an idol. In his confessional, Josh says that Matt, who has an idol, is changing his plans. Now, Matt and Frannie might not be obvious targets if they went to the tribal council. Unbeknownst to Matt, Danny tells Heidi that Matt has a hidden immunity idol. Danny is in possession of the real immunity idol and he hopes this keeps the target away from him.
At the Ratu tribe, Jaime stumbles across the hidden idol of immunity at the well. Matthew is with her and they celebrate in silence. However, we see a flashback that reveals that Matthew has already found the hidden immunity idol. He planted a fake that Jaime found. Matthew wonders if he can use this to put a target on Jaime’s back when they return to the tribal council.
It’s time for the immunity challenge. You have to go into the water to collect keys. They then have to overcome obstacles on land and then solve a puzzle. The puzzle requires them to stack four cubes and make sure no colors are repeated on either side. Along with the immunity, the victorious tribes gain a fruit reward. The challenge begins and Ratu is the first to receive a key. Soka is in second place, followed by Tika in third place. Finally, Soka takes the lead at the obstacle that requires them to dig under a log. Matt and Frannie work on the puzzle for Soka, Matthew and Kane work on the puzzle for Ratu, and Yam Yam and Carson work on the puzzle for Tika. Ratu solves the puzzle first. Ratu gains immunity! The other two tribes try to emulate Ratu’s riddle. Tika solves it next. Tika gains immunity! Soka will go to the tribal council tonight.
The Soka tribe returns to the camp after the immunity challenge. Danny and Josh discuss targeting Claire. She has yet to participate in an immunity challenge and they don’t think she’s very useful to the tribe. Matt can’t vote on this upcoming tribal council, but he’s not a target right now. The plan is to blind Claire, but Frannie wants to keep Claire. Frannie raises the possibility of voting Josh out tonight. Claire thought they were going to vote Matt out tonight, but she learns from Matt and Frannie that Josh and Danny plan to vote out Claire tonight. Since Matt can’t vote tonight, Claire needs to get Heidi’s vote. Claire brings her case to Heidi, but she admits she’s torn. Heidi goes back to Danny and tells him that she is the key vote in eliminating Josh or Claire. Danny says they have to win challenges. Heidi wants to make the decision that is best for her game. She has more of a personal relationship with Claire, but she admits Josh is more valuable in challenges.
It’s time for the tribal council. Josh admits there was a lot of excitement today, especially as it was their first time going to the tribal council. Claire wants to clarify that this isn’t the first time they’ve started the game. Frannie agrees. She adds that they can pretend they’ve been a happy family all along, but they’ve all spoken to each other. Eventually all names were mentioned. Heidi thinks it could be anyone tonight. Jeff asks if Claire is concerned since she didn’t contribute to the challenges. Claire says she put the tribe in front of her. Claire says tribal strength isn’t just raw strength. It’s trust and tribal unity. Frannie says voting today is a lot more complicated than taking part in challenges. She points out how survivor is a long game. Matt says survivor it’s all about trust. Claire asks Heidi if she was more concerned about her vote. Heidi says she’s still doing what she said. After that, it’s time to vote.
Before Jeff reads the vote, Claire reveals that she played out her shot-in-the-dark advantage. Jeff reads the scroll. Claire is “not sure”.
Jeff reads the voices. The first vote is for…
Claire is the fourth person to be voted out survivor 44.
And that concludes today’s episode of survivor 44. Thanks for reading, and come back next week for another live recap.