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The 10th episode of “Survivor 45” aired on Wednesday night, concluding with host Jeff Probst snuffing out the torch of Bruce Perreault. The 47-year old from Rhode Island became the fourth member of the jury. But did the tribe make the right decision? And what were the dumbest, most shocking and most exciting moments of this episode?
Below, read our “Survivor 45” Episode 10 Top 5 moments. Then be sure to sound off in the comments section about your favorite castaways on CBS’s reality TV show, who bothers 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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Top 5 Moments of Episode 9:
1. A Game is Afoot: To quote Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, “The Game is Afoot!” The remaining contestants have been very aware of this from the start, but have really come to view the experience as a cutthroat game in the past few weeks. Shocking eliminations have really lit a fire in everyone’s gameplay. The contestants seemed pretty proud of Kendra McQuarrie’s blindside but Drew Basile was especially critical of Jake O’Kane and wanted to flush out Bruce Perreault’s immunity idol sooner rather than later. They also marveled at the fact that there was such a small group left and Julie Alley felt guilty for voting out the most recent jury members. To quote another reality show, “This is not America’s Next Top Best Friend.” Others were more willing to break alliances and vote out big players though, even causing Bruce and Katurah Topps to reunite. He used this opportunity to lie to her though, which annoyed the heck out of her. Jake believes Bruce though, as the one man “TMZ” embarked on this odd strategy to eliminate an enemy.
2. A Reward Worth Winning: This particular reward challenge looked like torture but had a sanctuary trip in store for the winner, including an overnight stay and a mini Thanksgiving dinner. In the end, Emily Flippen won the reward to the delight of everyone, who earned her own way to the sanctuary and opted to take Dee Valladares, Katurah and Julie with her. Unfortunately, that meant the others would not receive their letters from home. Austin Li Coon noted that this could bond the ladies further and showed some serious paranoia in the process. He was not completely wrong though, as the group did spill tea and Bruce was a major topic of conversation. The letters were also tear jerkers for the recipients, which was to be expected. Meanwhile, the boys bonded as well but in a more awkward manner, complete with Drew flexing, flatulence, burping, and a song choice that perfectly augmented the situation. Needless to say, “Top Gun” this was not, but Bruce and Jake strategized with the latter singling out Dee. Jake also continued to spread Bruce’s lie, which just made the situation even better.
3. One Big Happy Family-ish: When everyone was back at camp, Bruce’s lie was debunked and Emily wanted to play Madame Leota for Jake, informing him that his game would indeed be over if Bruce failed to win immunity. Jake, visibly annoyed, came up with a third plan and target Drew, who was not thrilled to have his name out there as an option. Jake noted to the camera that Drew was not a gift from God for his game and in person this duo became vinegar and water quickly. Drew also compared Jake to a mob boss, which was just comical because out of everyone Jake has the least effective poker face.
4. Immunity Up for Grabs: Did anyone else find this challenge to be oddly fun? I would not hate giving this one a shot. Everyone was pretty gifted at this one with the exception of Emily, who dropped first, and Katurah, who panicked and eliminated herself. Drew looked especially relaxed though. This challenge did beg the question though of what carnivals Jeff attends that he sees things like this on the regular. In the end, Austin emerged victorious in the toughest challenge of the season. On an even more positive note, Katurah jumped in the water to swim back to the boat, conquering her fears.
5. Juror #4 Takes a Seat: Bruce couldn’t have cared less that he would have to play his idol, which made him a perfect person to speak with back at camp. Meanwhile, Jake had a giant target on his back. Katurah and Emily noted that eliminating Julie would be the power move because her social game would get many votes at the finale. Jake felt conflicted over the plan and doesn’t know who to trust. Jeff picked up on the happier vibe at Tribal Council, which was a fact nobody could deny. Jake spoke about his insecurities and the apparent imposter syndrome amongst lawyers, which is something the majority of the viewers were previously unaware of. Julie also addressed her own emotions about being part of the Kendra vote and could not even look in the direction of the jury. When all was said and done, Bruce did not play his idol and was voted off with it in his pocket to the delight of his enemies. He was gracious though, and really had the time of his life. Out of all the jurors now, his vote will undoubtedly be the most interesting in the finale given how some contestants have treated him.
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