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'Survivor' recap, 'Blood is Blood'

Kelley Wentworth
Kelley Wentworth (Monty Brinton/CBS)

Back from last week’s Tribal Council, where Drew effectively engineered his own ousting. Jon is madly trying to do damage control (since he just lost his closest ally), but Jeremy sees right through it. If his eyes rolled any harder, they’d fall out of his head.

Over at Coyopa, they are relishing the fact that they aren't the tribe doing the 'walk of shame' into the reward challenge for once. Alec is gobsmacked that his brother got voted out and thinks it must have been because he was a huge threat. Or because no one could stand him.

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Enough of that, because Jeff announces that it's time for everyone to drop their buffs. But it's not a merger, it's time to mix up the tribes.

New Coyopa is Kelley and Dale, Missy and Baylor, Jaclyn and Jon and Keith.

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New Hunahpu is Josh and Reed, Wes, Alec, Jeremy, Julie and Natalie.

This really doesn't look good for Keith, but at least he has a hidden Immunity Idol. Jon is super-relieved, because he knows that he wasn't in the best position in his old tribe.

The new Hunahpu arrives back at camp, and Josh and Wes are horrified at how little food they have now. They only have a handful of rice left, while the old Coyopa had at least half a bag.

Jeremy is upset that Josh and Reed are together, because he thinks they will be gunning for him. I think he's got an inflated sense of how important he is in this game.

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At the new Coyopa, Keith, Kelley, Missy and Jon are overjoyed at the amount of food at their new camp. Jon and Jaclyn are being super kissy and it's getting a little annoying for the rest of their tribe (me too.)

Keith is feeling like the odd man out, so he goes fishing. His best bet is to be as useful as he can, and hope the couples turn on each other and need his vote.

Alec is trying to distance himself from Drew (good plan). Jeremy and Natalie are trying to figure out how they can recruit Alec.

At Coyopa, Missy is making way too much rice, and Dale is not happy about it. Missy thinks that they have a ton of rice, so it shouldn't be a problem. But maybe that's why you don't have much left at the old camp. Dale's head looks like it's going to explode.

Baylor complains to Missy that Dale has been mean to her. Umm, weren't you trying to get him voted out? And of course Missy is offended that someone was mean to her little girl. I liked Baylor before this mix-up, but I hate the dynamic her and her mother have going on.

Kelley is freaking out that her dad is going to go full-on cranky old man (get off my lawn!) about the rice. She counsels him that he's not wrong, but you have to watch how you go about things or you're going to end up with a big ol' target on your back.

Hunahpu is tired and hungry. Josh can't believe that they managed their food so badly. Alec suggests that they trade their next reward for more rice. Because that went so well for Drew.

Immunity Challenge time! I guess we don't get a Reward Challenge this week. We have to dig up keys, crawl through a mud obstacle, shake sandbags down from a pole and then throw said beanbags onto a swaying platform. I know I've complained in previous seasons that the challenges were too similar, but this feels like someone had a brainstorming session (where I'm sure the phrase 'Think outside the box!' was uttered) and they feel like they need to use every single idea this season.

Hunahpu takes an aggressive early lead, and has all of their beanbags done before Coyopa even gets to that part of the challenge. Wow, that wasn't even close.

But wait, there's more... Reed brings up needing to trade something for food, because they're out. I totally thought they were going to trade their Immunity for it, but that's not the case. Jeff says that he'll come visit after Tribal Council is over.

Have they even tried to find any food for themselves? Where is it written that they need to be provided with rice to survive? Am I the only one who remembers Season 1, where they caught and ate rats because they were starving?

So who's going to go home from the new Coyopa? My vote would be for Missy, because she's eating all the food and I like Baylor better when she's not around Missy. Keith needs to bond himself with somebody, or he's gone.

Dale and Kelley talk to Jon and Jaclyn about getting rid of Missy and Baylor. That's a great idea! Go with that. But they want to keep their options open, and go talk to Missy and Baylor. No! That's a horrible idea!

Jaclyn doesn't trust either Dale or Baylor, so she doesn't know what to do. What about Keith? What is he doing?

Tribal Council time! Jeff goes right to Keith about how he feels about the new tribe. Well, he thinks it sucks, but he's not stupid enough to say that. He just may survive this vote, because the other couples are too busy trying to oust each other. Dale full-out admits that he doesn't talk to Baylor because they don't get along. Baylor tries to soften it, but Dale's not having it. Then Baylor and Dale take turns sucking up to Jon and Jaclyn and it's super-awkward to watch.

Missy tries to go all ";mother-bear"; (as she puts it) because Dale's been ";gunning"; for Baylor. Kelley points out that Baylor went after Dale first.  I hate when people act like this in ";Survivor."; It's a game. It's not a personal affront that he voted for your daughter, and it does not need to be avenged. But when they do it to someone else, they're ";just playing the game."; You can't have it both ways.

Let's just get to the voting so we can see what Jaclyn and Jon decided to do. It's 2-2 for Baylor and Kelley, and then two votes for Dale (splitting the vote?), but it's Kelley who's going home. Probably because she's a much bigger threat than her dad.

Next week: Dale shows Jon his fake Immunity Idol, and Hunahpu finds out what price they'll have to pay to get more rice.

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