Season 44 • Episode 5
(Warning: The following content contains MAJOR spoilers for Survivor Season 44 Episode 5, “The Third Turd.”)
Struggles always arise when once-strong alliances are broken. That was the case in survivor Season 44, Episode 5, “The Third Turd,” as Carolyn and Yam Yam of the Tika Clan try to make amends after a shocking Episode 4 Tribal Council.
The real battle lies with Matthew from Ratu, who is still suffering from the consequences of a dislocated shoulder in the season premiere. The premiere medical break-in has already sent one player home after Bruce sustained a serious head injury. Brandon also needed medical care initially to treat heat exhaustion.
Brandon recovers And Matthew started working on a sore shoulder in the weeks since then, but Episode 5 proved that the pain from his injury was too severe to continue. He eventually withdrew from the game. This resulted in a rare episode without Tribal Council.
This is how he found himself making the heartbreaking premature decision to leave the game.
Matthew said he was “very hurt” with Carson’s new teammate early in the episode. But noticed that he was trying hard to pull it off. Not being able to play at his best after long pre-season training has saddened him. But he was determined to keep fighting.
However, Jeff Probst retorted that he left another challenge and came to the event with his arm back in the sling. After Ratu’s victory (Soka came second, likely sending Tika to the second tribal council in two days, third overall) The medical team returned to check on Matthew’s health.
“It’s very weak. I felt like gravity was pulling it out of its socket,” he told the doctor through tears. “I’m just really worried. Because I only eat a few hundred calories a day. And I just don’t know how well my body will heal under the conditions I’m in.”
Probst looked on sympathetically as he asked Doctor Will to explain the pain. as he explains The soft tissue on Matthew’s shoulder was likely torn to the point that it healed as quickly as the other cases. Jeff asks why he still competes in physical challenges if he’s in pain. although they recommend doing it casually.
As Matthew decides his fate Carolyn from Taiga Danny from Soca and Brandon from Ratu is sent to join the expedition.
As they hike, Yam Yam campaigns against his former ally with Josh. The two bond. And even though Josh trusted Carolyn more The outcome of her mountaintop expedition will change tactics.
The trio walked along the beach and got to know each other. Finally arrived at the holy place. Instead of having to risk voting for idols or having uncommitted idols waiting for them when they arrive, Their reward is respite from heat, hunger and dehydration, and the benefit is mutually informative conversation.
Carolyn realized how quickly the conversation turned into a boys’ club. While the trio is having a meal together, Danny and Brandon start discussing strategy together and act as though Carolyn isn’t there. Even though she was sitting in between them.
survivor Viewers have noticed for several seasons that most of the people who voted for the game’s first tribe were women. Past contestants have also received criticism from tribe members and spectators alike for voting for black players individually.
Seeing Brandon and Danny ignore Carolyn shows how easily the players on the show ignore women and their strategic, social, and physical skills. Although Carolyn demanded exemptions But they were not divided according to her rightful point.
Four women in a row… #survivor pic.twitter.com/Zzsz6fljHU
— َ (@aidenshoh) March 23, 2023
Just like Yam Yam last week. Brandon complimented Carolyn head-to-head. She said she was someone to watch because she didn’t do well in the challenges.
“I can’t believe it,” she confessed. “People might look at me and underestimate me. And think I’m just playing around but i’m joking I found immunity I planted a fake immune idol. I succeeded in planning my blindfold. So they should be careful with me in merging because I’m merging, yes!”
with a screen time in which Carolyn defends her play and condemns those who doubt her. So the montage is starting to feel like she’s gone too far in this game, otherwise the season’s fan favorite will be heading home soon (I personally hope it’s in the past).
Returning to Tika, she bemoans her “lump” to her teammates. Made it clear that she thought Josh was a part of it (he wasn’t). To protect himself, Josh repeatedly lied that he had another idol. But makes a mistake by showing the fake idol he made Carolyn and Yum Yum, who immediately recognize the idol notes and beads from the letter tree. and called him to find
“This idol is so fake,” he tells the camera, as Carolyn wrests Yam Yam back on her side. He can turn bad situations into good ones. (The surgeon made a complete caesarean section during his 1st year of medical school due to continued complications from childhood illnesses)
Their entire campaign is questionable. Jeff came to the camp before they even left for tribal council to deliver news that might “Completely changes the direction of the game.”
“Matthew is out of the game because of his shoulder,” he told the players. “The pain is too much. He couldn’t bear it any longer. And he made a wise choice to take care of himself in the long run.”
But why report this on the beach? “The bad news for Matthew is your luck,” he said, “meaning there is no tribal council tonight.”
Viewers didn’t get to see Matthew’s final moments with his team. And from the episode 6 trailer, that might be Ratu’s last moment anyway.
“Leave your favorite!” Josh reads aloud with glee in the trailer. That’s right, time to merge!
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