Survivor

Season 19 Episode 7

Houdini Magic

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Aired Wednesday 8:00 PM Oct 29, 2009 on CBS
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The men on the Galu tribe know that "Shambo" does not fit in with the girls on thetribe and all agree to keep her around until at least the jury. The men decide to have a vote for a new tribe leader and "Shambo" receives all the men's votes.

At the Reward Challenge, Galu wins a lunch on a pirate ship and a tarp. "Shambo" decides that Laura will go with the Foa Foa tribe for a visit. Once Foa Foa arrive back at camp, Russell takes Laura aside and tries to gain her trust for a secret alliance once the tribes merge. Then, while Liz is preparing the fire she gets angry with Natalie for talking too much with Laura.

After Galu wins the Immunity Challenge, Foa Foa return to camp and Russell sets his target on Jaison instead of Liz since he gave up during the challenge. But at Tribal Council, Russell's original plan comes into action.

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  • Sad elimination for me.

    9.0
    This episode was very interesting from the beginning. I was rather surprised to see Shambo elected as the Galu leader, but I was really glad to see the great strategy involved in that decision.



    I personally enjoyed the 'Memory' Challenge. It was well planned, very interesting to watch and unpredictable. One of my favorite challenges so far.



    I liked the first part of the Immunity Challenge, but for me, that puzzle seemed really weird and a bit too difficult.



    Personally, I was disappointed with the elimination, however, it was predictable.



    Overall, a decent episode with mostly well-planned challenges. I didn't find it to be too suspenseful, so that was the down side for me.moreless
  • Sorry to see Liz to go!

    8.5
    Liz was unpredictable but also in a sense, she knew either she or Natalie would go. The latter has an alliance with Russell out of the two women. Shambo was picked as the leader as the men knew that the women didn't like Shambo at all. Wished at the reward challenge that Monica would had gone. As she really not doing anything. And that all she does is whine and complain. Laura and Russell got a secret alliance going. But despite this, noting new that Russell hasn't done. As nothing is ever surprising with him anymore. Jaison is now knocked down a notch as he started off strong. But guess due to the lack of food and dehydration, he is getting weak. Liz was much more stronger than he was. And still, she got voted off. Seems a merge will be taken place or will there be a fake merge?moreless
  • At Galu an unexpected leader is elected. Russell makes the right choice. I smell merge soon...

    9.0
    I was really surprised to see Shambo elected as new chief of Galu...She isn't the type in a way.

    Anyhow, Foa Foa loses both challenges, at reward Shambo sends Laura to join Foa Foa instead of Monica, because the latter was targeted for a long time.

    In regarding to voting out, they had two choice: Jaison or Liz. Jaison performed very poorly at the immunity challenge, however he was most trustworthy so Liz got voted out.

    Personally I agree with Russell voating of Liz, because she was the most unpredictable one. He also did some conviction work with Laura to try to attract her. Had I not seen this, I would have thought Foa Foa is in BIG TROUBLE, because I am 70% sure next episode a merge will take place as the game between the two tribes is way to big. So Russell could have a chance is luring Laura and maybe Shambo, as by what I saw she is a rigid woman, not very bright so she could be convinced with some promises to join Foa Foa group.

    I am really looking forward to the next episode as phase two will probably start-the most important part, individual challenge.moreless
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