Survivor SA Episode 6 Recap – Sinking Ships.. Coming off the heels of a mind-blowing Tevin blindside, Return of the Outcasts proved its players are hungry for big targets even on the tribe with far less game experience.
One of the best parts of any season like this is that you never feel like anyone is safe. The votes could just magically manifest on them in the span of a five-minute conversation based on a social faux pas, poorly hidden if not arrogant control of the tribe, or one piece of information entering the wrong set of ears. And this episode was no different.
Waking up on Yontau beach with one less ally and his spot blown up, Seamus feels the heat. And it’s not just from the roaring campfire.
Working to assess his shaky situation, he gets to work on finding a crack in the new power structure, settling on Dino as his new nemesis.
Believing Dino’s goofy, bumbling, puppy-dog personality is a clever cover for a great strategist (which isn’t an awful read), Seamus isn’t about to settle for just letting the votes fall on an easy target. He wants to take back his power position with brute force or lose his flame trying.
But the true mastermind on Yontau, as far as organizing votes is concerned, is Phil. The firefighter snuffed a blazing torch last night with Tevin’s shocking elimination, cementing his spot as a power player and key member of the new majority alliance.
Leaving Shona, Killarney, and Seamus out to dry, he’s set himself up very well with three easy pickings. And to make the deal sweeter than sugarcane, not everyone on the bottom is on the same page.
Shona, emerging from her unfortunately under-the-radar edit, gives us some insight into her game. It’s all about underestimation a la Nicole Wilmans.
People might think she’s a clumsy, ditzy player who dances around in the sun without a strategic thought in her head, but there’s a serious sleeper threat lurking under that sweet exterior.
And she proves so by immediately ratting out Seamus and his anti-Dino plan once she’s brought into the scheme, feeling as though Seamus is playing too selfishly and has become a sinking ship.