Water Beats Out Blood on 'Survivor'
Ciera Eastin and Laura Morett in "Survivor: Blood vs. Water"
The "blood vs. water" twist this season on "Survivor" has already produced quite a few memorable moments — Aras and Vytas tussling, Rupert taking his wife's place on Redemption Island, and John not taking Candice's place.
But we're sure the producers' dreams really came true when Ciera voted out her own mother.
Watch the moment:
This has been building ever since Laura came back from Redemption Island. At the time, Laura's return seemed more like a hindrance than a helpful turn of events for Ciera, who'd clawed her way into an alliance with Tyson and the guys. This week, with Tina's exit, Ciera and Laura are the only couple left in the game — which puts a huge target on both their backs.
And Ciera does the best thing for Ciera: eliminating her mom.
It's sad and distressing; she cries and apologizes to Laura for writing her name down. Laura just smiles and says it's OK, that she loves her, that she'll be back. Now, Ciera can play her own game without worrying about her other half. Now, she can focus solely on winning.
A rundown of this week's episode:
Redemption Island: Aras, Vytas, and Tina troop in, and at first, it seems like Tina is going to get her butt kicked. But the duel seems designed for fairness: They have to guide a ball through a tilted maze. Tina gets to an early lead, but hits a major bump when the ball falls through a hole right near the end. Vytas is able to catch up and win. Aras, usually a very good challenge player, struggles. Tina gets a hold of herself and manages to finish in second. Goodbye, King Aras! Have fun in the jury! In a touching moment, the brothers acknowledge all their past difficulties and express hope that they'll continue to repair their relationship in the future.
Digging for the Idol: Vytas gives Katie the clue to the hidden Immunity Idol, which she is not going to burn in the fire. No way. But finding the Idol is going to be tough when the other tribe members are dogging her. Katie tries waking up at the crack of dawn to go digging, but Laura's hot on her heels.