Survivor recap: Behold The Epic Challenge Blunder!

An big time mistake in the challenge costs one tribe dearly, but those at fault manage to stay safe
Ep. 06 | Aired Oct 23, 2013

LOOK WHAT WE REMEMBERED! Tina and Laura's whoopsie cost their tribe dearly, but Tina almost led her tribe to victory anyway. Almost.

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Anyway, Kat votes for “Vetus,” but everyone else votes for Kat. Unfortunately, with Redemption Island in play, we do not get to see her “final words” after being voted out so we have no way of knowing if Kat shed more or less tears than last time when she was ousted in One World. Seeing as how the city of Apia in Samoa is still emptying out the flood of tears bucket-line-style from the last time Kat was voted out, I’m gonna go out on a limb and venture a guess of less this time around.

Actually, the thing Kat seems most bummed out about is how the indignity will make her look in the eyes of her hunky, reality-show-winning boyfriend. In what just may be the quote of the season, Kat worries, “Who wants to date someone that doesn’t make the merge?” Well, in the case of John Cody, I suppose the answer would be…someone else that did not make the merge? Hopefully Kat and Hayden’s relationship is strong enough to survive this embarrassing black mark within the reality TV community.

But you don’t have to be depressed like Kat, because we have plenty of other Survivor goodies for you right here. Check out my weekly Q&A with Jeff Probst for his take on the tribe switch-up, Tina & Laura’s challenge blunder, and the lack of hidden immunity idols. And then click on the video player below for an exclusive deleted scene from the episode as well as my pre-game interviews with Kat/Hayden and Brad/Monica. Also make sure to check back Thursday afternoon for our InsideTV Podcast interview with Brad, which should be a doozy. And for more Survivor scoop sent right to you, follow me on Twitter @DaltonRoss.

Now it’s your turn. How do you feel about the new tribes? Did Galang make the right move in ousting Kat instead of Vytas (or one half of the Tina/Katie pair)? And do you miss the hidden immunity idols? Hit the message boards and weigh in with your thoughts, and I’ll be back next week with another scoop of the crispy!

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