‘Survivor 46’ episode 7 recap: Which 2 players were voted out in ‘Episode Several’? [LIVE BLOG]

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Heading into the seventh episode of “Survivor 46,” the remaining 12 people had just merged into a single tribe. That number included five original Nami players (Hunter McKnight, Liz Wilcox, Soda Thompson, Tevin Davis and Venus Vafa), four original Siga contestants (Ben Katzman, Charlie Davis, Maria Shrime Gonzalez and Tim Spicer), and three original Yanu castaways (Kenzie Petty, Q Burdette and Tiffany Nicole Ervin). This week, host Jeff Probst snuffed two torches in a shocking double elimination. So how’d it all play out on Wednesday night?

Below, read our minute-by-minute “Survivor 46” Episode 7 recap/live blog of “Episode Several” (that’s a reference to David Jelinsky‘s comment from the season premiere) to find out what happened on April 10, 2024 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT. Then be sure to sound off in the comments section about your favorite castaways on CBS’s reality TV show, who annoys you the most and who you think will ultimately join the “Survivor” winners list and take home the $1 million grand prize.

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8:00 p.m. – “Previously on ‘Survivor’!” In the sixth episode, Jeff randomly divided the players into two teams for the “merge limbo” challenge, with the group consisting of Ben, Hunter, Kenzie, Q, Tevin, Tim and Tiffany winning safety and a feast. The other six contestants were all in danger of going home, with Moriah Gaynor and Venus both being on the chopping block. In the end, Moriah’s decision to not reveal she was on the bottom of her Siga tribe came back to bite her, and she was eliminated by a 10-1 vote over Venus. Which two players will be voted out tonight?

8:02 p.m. – Venus called her first trip to Tribal Council “mind-blowing” and returned to camp accusing Soda of being the one vote against her. Soda insisted that she was not the vote, but their fight was music to Tevin’s ears because he was happy for everyone else to see “how toxic” they can be. Q was also glad to see Nami players imploding, but then frustrated that Charlie “let emotions get the best of him” and confessed to being the vote against Venus. For that reason, Q pulled Charlie aside to scold him for screwing around with a situation he wasn’t in the hot seat for and ruining an opportunity for Venus to stir up trouble with Soda. That conversation didn’t make Charlie feel good and had him turn the page on thinking Q is running the show and needs to go next.

8:07 p.m. – That night, Ben woke up in the middle of a panic attack and needing the comfort of friends to help him calm down. Kenzie was the one who held his hand and helped him build a fire and unexpectedly made him feel the most comfortable in that moment. She explained that she has family members that suffer from anxiety and so she felt like she was in a position to be there for him.

8:09 p.m. – The next morning, Jeff brought the final 12 together for their next challenge where he explained they would balance on a triangular platform in two independent groups of six where two people would win immunity and two people would be sent home in two TCs. They also played for reward where the person who lasts the longest earns for their group a tea, coffee and pastry brunch and the opportunity to attend TC second. Jeff noted that the person voted out first won’t make jury and the person voted out second will.

8:15 p.m. – The groups were: Soda, Liz, Maria, Charlie, Venus and Tevin in purple and Tiffany, Kenzie, Q, Hunter, Tim, and Ben in orange. Everyone made it through the first stage of the challenge, but in the transition to a new position, Q and Soda became the first eliminated from each of their groups. The next to fall was Ben and everyone else made it to the final stage where they had to stand on the perch with only one leg. In the transition to one leg, Charlie, Tim, Venus, Liz, Hunter, Tiffany and then Kenzie all fell. Kenzie was the final person to fall from orange, securing herself immunity and sending the orange group to TC first. Still remaining on purple was Tevin and Maria fighting for immunity knowing they already earned the reward and second trip to TC. Despite an awesome recovery from falling, Tevin eventually fell and Maria earned the second immunity.

8:25 p.m. – In the last moments before the tribes returned to camp, Jeff told the orange group that they would be going to the old Siga camp, separated from the rest of the merged tribe where they’d deliberate on their own ahead of attending TC first.

8:30 p.m. – At their reward brunch, the winning group was happy to eat and happy to know that they all at least made it to jury. With Maria having immunity, Venus felt like the biggest target would be Charlie because the rest of the players are Nami strong. That being said, Tevin wanted to make a big move and use his new alliance with Maria to execute the first major blindside of the season.

8:33 p.m. – At the other camp, Q said in a confessional that he “jumped off on purpose” in order to test the strength of his alliance to support him when he doesn’t have immunity. His first conversation was with Tim who saw a “Christmas present” in front of them to eliminate Hunter despite him being part of the agreement for the cross-tribe alliance of six. Tim told Q it’s their chance to get the immunity threat out of the way, but Q isn’t threatened and wanted to take out someone else. Tim stressed that Nami has the most numbers and they’ll “control anything” going forward. Q got increasingly frustrated that Tim was trying to run the show and so that made him want to vote Tim out rather than protect him.

8:40 p.m. – Charlie felt the pressure of being up against four Nami players, but felt slightly comforted by the fact that he was in the group with his closest ally Maria. Unfortunately, there weren’t a lot of invitations to talk strategy and so Charlie felt up against a wall with nowhere to go. Soda was not ready for Charlie to go and instead wanted to pin the target on Venus because of her own personal inability to work with her. She told Charlie that they’d have to make Venus feel comfortable enough to not play her Shot in the Dark and so “the story” would be taking out Charlie as the easy vote. Soda told Tevin that she has Charlie “tight” and so they should go for Venus, but Tevin was already feeling “distant” enough from Soda to take her out.

8:42 p.m. – Tevin presented the Venus vote as “an option” to Liz where “another option” would be to take out Soda. Liz was “down” and ready to finally get Soda out because she sees her as the biggest threat in the game. Maria was also game to go against Soda because she agreed with Liz and Tevin that they “know what kind of game” Venus is playing whereas Soda they’re less sure of.

8:45 p.m. – In all of these conversations, Venus was left out and felt the energy of Charlie scrambling. She approached Maria with the topic of Soda vs. Tevin and suggested that Tevin is the biggest threat. Maria didn’t commit to anything with Venus which made her think Maria might be working with Tevin. Venus went to Charlie next and said it’s important for them to break up Soda and Tevin, but got nowhere because per usual no one was taking Venus seriously.

8:52 p.m. – In another conversation, Maria leveled with Venus by telling her that she was “put off” by how Venus “came at” her and pressured her for a decision on the vote. Maria explained that her demeanor makes people not trust her, but Venus didn’t really receive it well and instead decided that it was Maria’s “ego getting in the way.” Later, Charlie and Maria had their own conversation where they decided Charlie would act like he knows he’s going home, but secretly know that it’s them in the middle to decide between taking out Venus or Soda.

8:55 p.m. – On the other beach, Tim was still pushing the narrative that they need to go for Hunter, but like Q, Tiffany was not having any part of that. She knew that Tim’s biggest concern was Siga wanting to “chip away” at Nami’s numbers, but Tiffany understood that’s nothing to worry about for her because she “can do that on [her] own.” Tiffany, Kenzie and Q all felt like Tim was being shady and they should take him out, but Tiffany suggested that Ben is stronger competition and possibly a “secret agent of chaos.” Even though the Yanu players told Hunter they’re working with him to take out a Siga player, Hunter was worried they’re lying and was considering playing his idol that no one knows about.

8:57 p.m. – Kenzie had a difficult time lying to Ben because they had already connected as friends. Ben told her that “the only thing that makes sense” is “evening the playing field” in terms of original tribal numbers by taking Hunter out. When Ben got around to talk to Q, it was pointed out that Ben would be taking a risk by offering his own name out as the person to tell Hunter they’ve voting for because if Hunter plays an idol then Ben would actually go home. When Q went back to Tiffany and Kenzie to tell them that they have to vote Ben out because he was okay with them putting his name out, Tiffany and Kenzie got frustrated with Q trying to tell them what to do rather than having a conversation of equals. Kenzie and Tiffany decided that eventually they may have to turn on Q sooner rather than later.

9:06 p.m. – At the first TC, Q began with the narrative of evening the tribal line numbers by taking out a Nami player. Hunter responded by noting that the “Yanu three” are in the power position because that’s where the majority of their group falls currently, offering himself up as a “free agent” to join them. Tim said that Hunter has “carried Nami by leading and dominating in every single challenge.” Hunter countered that the Nami group doesn’t even get along and Siga is “really, really close.” Ben got emotional when he started discussing the ways that “the personal” aspect of the game does get in the way and makes decisions hard for him.

9:12 p.m. – After the first group cast their votes, Hunter did not play his idol and so everyone was up for elimination except Kenzie. Jeff read the votes: Hunter, Hunter, Tim, Tim, Tim, Tim.

9:20 p.m. – At the second TC and with no clue of the outcome of the first one, Charlie followed up with his plan to act like he was the “only person vulnerable” as the Siga player without immunity. The Nami players were also playing up that narrative by calling it “clear where the numbers are” in their dynamic, but Jeff wasn’t eating it up necessarily. Venus changed the topic by admitting that she feels like she’s the one that has to be worried because she got Charlie’s vote at the last TC and she’d be just as easy to target this time. Eventually, Charlie teased his Shot in the Dark as his best option for this vote, but Venus said that she just hopes it doesn’t work because she knows he and Maria will be voting for her.

9:25 p.m. – After the votes were cast, Charlie showed his hand by not playing his Shot in the Dark and then Jeff read the votes: Soda, Venus, Venus, Soda, Soda, Soda. On her way out, Soda said to Venus that “it was you, wasn’t it,” to which Venus replied yes publicly, but Tevin whispered “no” to himself.

NEXT TIME: Hunter hides in trees and Q calls himself a “mob boss.”

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