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'Survivor' recap, 'We're a Hot Mess'

Drew Christy and Jaclyn Schultz
Drew Christy and Jaclyn Schultz (Monty Brinton/CBS)

We start tonight with Coyopa returning from Tribal Council. Dale is a little shocked that his tribe got rid of John. Yes, he was the strongest, but he also had a really short fuse and that doesn't bode well for challenges.

Over at Hunahpu, they find the flint that they lost a few days ago. Drew wants to try and barter with Jeff to get some fishing gear. He is also driving the rest of the tribe crazy, as he does absolutely nothing but sleep all day and complain about not having fishing gear. Wasn't he the one that lost the flint in the first place? Or was that Jon? Drew complains about having to drag the rest of the tribe along, and wow, Drew, you have an interesting view of the world.

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Also, I cannot keep Drew and Alec straight. It's been a month, and I still write the wrong name at least three times a recap and have to go back and fix it. They are interchangeable to me, which is kind of an insult to Alec, who hasn't proven to be the delusional blowhard that Drew is.

Reward Challenge time! Julie is not surprised that John got voted off. Drew tries use the found flint to bargain with Jeff for some fishing gear. Jeff strings him along for a little while, but it totally doesn't work.

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The challenge is throwing a hook and rope to retrieve bags with balls in them, and then the balls need to be thrown into baskets. There seem to be a lot of ball/basket elements to the challenges this season. Did they get a bulk rate on them or something? The reward is either the comfort items or camping food (s'mores and hot dogs and the like). It's Jaclyn against Jon.

Jaclyn takes an early lead, but Jon is the first one to get to the ball tossing. The tossing also involves a kind of catapult. Jon gets way ahead, but the last basket has a really small opening and Jaclyn manages to catch up. I think it's a matter of luck at this point, and it's Jon who gets lucky. Which means that Jaclyn is going to Exile Island.

I have to give Jon credit, because he's the first male spouse that says that his partner is capable of handling herself on Exile Island. He chooses Drew to go with her, saying that it's because he's very capable. I think it's because they want to get rid of his lazy butt for a while.

Hunahpu chooses the comfort reward, which surprises me since they were just complaining that they're hungry. A smarter choice in the long term, though.

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On Exile Island, it's the same old two urns and notes with the same darn clue that it's been for the past four weeks. Drew appreciates how pretty Jaclyn is, but he's not here for that, he's here to 'manipulate minds." Oy. He tells Jaclyn that he wants to throw the next Immunity Challenge, because he wants to get rid of some of the girls on his tribe. I don't completely disagree with him, but I don't think he should be telling Jaclyn any of this.

Back at Hunahpu, Keith is looking for the Immunity Idol, but doesn't find it. He assumes that Jeremy has one, and tells the rest of the tribe that. Reed goes straight to Jeremy with the information; now Jeremy is gunning for Keith.

And then Keith goes and finds the Idol, but chooses not to tell anyone about it, because he doesn't want "a target on his back." Kind of too late for that, Keith.

Over at Coyopa, Baylor and Alec don't seem to be getting along very well. Alec seems to have some issues relating to Drew and the way their father raised them, and he seems to be taking it out on Baylor. Baylor views him as an annoying little brother. That may come back to bite her, so she should watch him.

Immunity Challenge time! Jaclyn and Drew rejoin their tribes. This challenge is a swimming, diving, ring-getting, ring-tossing but no puzzle-at-the-end challenge. Tossing things is the new puzzle. Where have all the puzzles gone?

Lots of swimming, running, diving. Reed is a really good swimmer. They are neck and neck, but Alec puts them just a little bit ahead while retrieving the third ring, and they start tossing just a little bit ahead. Drew is tossing for Hunahpu, and it's totally obvious that he's throwing the challenge. Jeff even points it out.

Well, Coyopa finally wins an Immunity Challenge. To be fair, they were doing well at the challenge, and may have won even without Drew doing the most obvious throwing of a challenge ever. It would be totally sweet if he ends up getting voted out tonight.

Drew thinks he's a badass for throwing the challenge. Jon wants to vote out people who don't have a partner anymore. He suggests Julie, because not only is John gone, but she also doesn't help much around camp. Drew doesn't even let Jon get his argument out before he cuts him off and suggests (well, more orders) that they get rid of Kelley because he thinks she's a good player.

And of course, Jeremy is gunning for Keith. Drew is spouting off about Kelley. Jeremy thinks this means that Drew doesn't "have his back." Now, while I don't agree with Drew, Jeremy can't expect everyone to do what he wants all the time.

Drew manages to piss off Natalie enough that she goes to the girls about getting rid of him. I didn't think that I'd say this, but go Natalie. Drew shoots himself in the foot a little more, telling everyone, and in earshot of Kelley, that Kelley is going. Does he think this is a dictatorship? Does he not understand how this game works? Even Jon tells him he's acting like a jackass. I see why Alec has issues.

If anyone else at Hunaphu votes with Drew, they are dead to me. Dead. to. me. This little narcissist doesn't need any encouragement.

Tribal Council time. After a couple of light questions, Jeff asks Jeremy about the drama after the Immunity Challenge. Jeremy flat -out confronts Keith about the Immunity Idol kerfuffle. Jeremy flies off the handle a lot, but at least he's upfront about it. They are all over the place, and as Natalie puts it, "a hot mess."

Voting time! Please let it be Drew! Although I'll be OK with it as long as it's not Kelley. The first four votes are for Julie, Kelley, Drew and Keith. I haven't seen voting this all over the place since the first season, before it occurred to anyone that they could form alliances. But ultimately, it's four votes for Drew.

So long Drew! You were seriously overconfident about both your intelligence and skill level in this game and that's why you're going home.

Next week: Jon loses his mind over no one telling him about getting rid of Drew, and we're either merging or mixing up the tribes.

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