Survivor 2017 Recap: Episode 11 – Not Going to Roll Over and Die

On tonight’s episode of Survivor season 35, we will watch as the castaways each get a much needed visit from their loved ones. Keep refreshing this page to get all the details of tonight’s episode of Survivor 2017. If you missed last week’s episode of Survivor season 35, check out my full recap right here to get all caught up!

SPOILER ALERT: Survivor 2017 spoilers ahead! If you don’t want to know what happens tonight on Survivor season 35 do NOT read ahead!

We started tonight’s episode of Survivor off with Mike being surprised by about Joe being voted out and Ryan being a little upset about using his idol when he didn’t have to. Chrissy isn’t happy about Ben lying to her about his intentions. It is now time for the reward challenge. They will be running in pairs, but not with each other. They will be working with their loved ones!

Ashley sees her dad, Ryan also sees his dad, Mike gets to see is wife and Lauren gets to see her sister. Chrissy gets to see her husband, Devon gets to see his mom and Ben gets to see his wife. If they win this challenge, they will get to spend some quality time with their loved ones. This is a game of chance, they will be drawing marbles out of a bag and if they match, they stay in the competition. If they draw a different color, they are out. There are white and black marbles in the bag.

Lauren, Ryan and Mike are out, Ben is in, Chrissy is in, Ashley is out and Devon is out. Second round is between Ben and Chrissy and their loved ones. Ben draws a black marble and his wife gets white. Chrissy draws white and her husband draws a white marble too. Chrissy and her husband win. They will go back to camp to have a BBQ together and she gets to pick some friends to join her. She picks Ryan and his dad, Mike and his dad, Ashley and her dad to join them.

While at their BBQ with their loved ones, they are talking alliances. Meanwhile, Ben is making a fake immunity idol to distract the others so that they can find the real one. Ben is hoping that Chrissy finds it and tries to use it because he wants to see the look on her face when Jeff throws it into the fire. Meanwhile, Lauren thinks she found the idol, but inside the pouch is a leather string and a note. This is only half the idol, the other half is a sea shell which will be in front of her platform at the immunity challenge. She takes the leather string and Ben puts the fake idol in the bag and buries it!

It is Immunity Challenge time! The castaways will have to stand holding two disks in place, if they fall, they are out. The first one out is Ben, then Chrissy, then Lauren (she picks up the shell from the idol clue), then Mike, leaving Devon and Ashley. Devon and Ashley make a deal that the loser will get a shoulder massage and Devon drops. They are strong allies so it didn’t matter which one got it in their mind. Meanwhile, Lauren has the other piece of her idol.

When they get back to camp, Ashley, Lauren and Devon are talking about who should go home. Ashley wants Ben to go, but Devon thinks that Chrissy might be a bigger threat. When Ben notices them and tries to follow behind them, he is spotted. He joins the conversation and they tell him that Chrissy is their target. Ben goes back to Mike and tells Mike about the idol that Lauren found and now he is trying to get the target on Lauren’s back.

Ben wants to talk to Chrissy, but she doesn’t want to talk to him. Ben talks her into talking to him and he tells her about Lauren’s idol and extra vote and tells her that Lauren is too strong right now. She really wanted to get Ben out, but could go after Lauren also. I guess we will have to see! Devon goes back to Lauren and tells her that Ben is trying to blindside her and she decides to make a move to try and get some numbers on her side and gives Mike the shell for her idol. I’m wondering if it’s the real shell for the idol though. If she knows that Ben is targeting her, why would she give away half of the only thing that can keep her in the game?

It is time for Tribal Council! Things blew up between Lauren and Ben and the rest of the castaways. Lauren then put Ben on the spot about the fake idol. Mike decides that the shell for the idol that Lauren gave him needs to be thrown in the fire. Lauren is shocked! Devon sticks up for Lauren and tells Ben that Lauren with an extra vote isn’t as dangerous as Ben going around telling everyone everything. All of a sudden, everyone gets up and starts talking about getting Ben out because he is calling everyone out while Ben and Lauren are going back and forth. Everyone then tells Jeff that they are ready to vote!

Votes and in and tallied and Jeff calls for an idol if anyone wants to play it. Ben plays his idol. The votes are Ben, Ben, Ben, Ben, Ben, Ben and Lauren. Lauren is sent to Jury because she gave Mike half of her idol!

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