Survivor recap: Rage in the Cage

Shamar gets upset after Reynold uses the diving mask in the challenge. Actually, Shamar gets upset about pretty much everything.
Ep. 03 | Aired Feb 27, 2013

CAGED BEASTS The Favorites came out victors in the best Survivor challenge of the season

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Anyway, the votes come back and we have a three-way between Hope, Eddie, and Shamar, which is not nearly as disturbing as it sounds. Instead, it means all three are tied with three votes and the tribe (minus those three) must vote again. Sure enough, Hope is out of hope as she is booted on the revote. Hope, we hardly knew ye! No, I’m completely serious — I think you only said seven words in three weeks. Who the hell are you anyway? I have nothing positive nor negative to say about you because the only thing I know about you is that Eddie says you’re hot.

Three episodes in, there are quite a few people I am still unsure of in terms of what they are doing in the game. On the Fans tribe, Sherri seems to be running the show and Laura is one to watch as well (if she can stop being such a liability in challenges). I liked Michael feeling out his options in episode 1, but he seems to have disappeared since then. Hopefully he’s just laying low until it is time to make a power move, but I’m worried he and Matt find themselves the odd men out against the three women (Sherri, Laura, and whatsherface).

Over on the Favorites beach, I honestly have no idea what is going on. Phillip and Andrea seem to be playing the most aggressively, but I can’t help but feel that people like Malcolm, Cochran, and Dawn are simply letting those two think they are in control for now so they become the bigger targets later. Who knows what’s happening with Erik. Dude has been completely invisible for the past two weeks. Is he still aligned with Brandon? Someone else? No clue. But he’s likely safe for a while due to his domination in challenges. And is Brenda even on this season? I interviewed her before filming began, so I thought she was, but now I’m not so sure.

The one thing I am sure of is that we have another exclusive deleted scene waiting for you in the video player below. Also check out the interesting tidbits from host Jeff Probst in our weekly Q&A. And for more Survivor scoop, follow me on Twitter @DaltonRoss. Now it’s your turn. Were you digging the challenge as much as I was? Would you have kept Shamar or sent him packing? And who do you think is playing the best on each tribe so far? Hit the message boards to let us know, and I’ll be back next week with another scoop of the crispy!

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