‘Australian Survivor’ Fans Are Baffled By How Easily George & Cara Pulled Off A Blindside
As the number of Australian Survivor castaways starts to dwindle, the competition couldn’t be any more hectic and last night’s episode proved that there are no certainties in this game.
On Monday night’s episode, it looked like Cara was set to be unanimously voted out at tribal council. Herself, Wai, Dani and Laura were all vulnerable, as they placed last in the immunity challenge and in another Survivor twist, this meant those four were the only contestants who could be voted out.
In discussions following the challenge, the overwhelming target was Cara — as she wasn’t aligned with the former Brain tribe, and the leftover Brawn members Emmett and Flick were happy to vote for Cara in an effort to win over new allies.
— Just Sue. (@SueKennedy19) August 23, 2021
The vote was going to be about as straightforward as it gets, until (surprise, surprise!) George found a hidden immunity idol, which meant that he could save either himself or someone else without having to present the idol at tribal council. George and Cara have been one of the strongest alliances all season, with Cara even saving George’s place in the competition while sacrificing her own in the first week. Thankfully, this just meant she moved over to the Brawn tribe, but Cara’s kindness was something that George wanted to repay.
He got his chance last night, while also executing a plan to vote out his longtime nemesis, Laura. George knew that every single vote would go on Cara, which meant that whoever Cara voted for would be the castaway heading to the jury. George said that he would give Cara a signal at tribal, so she would know to write down Laura’s name — and it bloody worked.
The moment when Jonathan LaPaglia unboxed the immunity idol to reveal that all votes cast against Cara wouldn’t count was nothing short of electrifying:
I love this game!!!
Cara has been training for this since the early days, when she accidentally “cooked this” and wrote down Laura’s name in one of the funniest moments this season.
"Cara likes to make decisions at tribal council. She looks for winks, she looks for nods. And at tribal tonight, I'm gonna give her a very clear message."
— terence #RegisterToVote (@AngTerTer) August 23, 2021
While the whole scene was spectacular, Survivor fans are baffled that no one on the newly formed Fire Tribe thought to split the vote, or even chuck one single vote on someone else. Anyone who has watched this show will know that an immunity idol can drop at any time, so it’s always best not to put all your eggs in one basket.
— Mikey (@exile2059) August 23, 2021
— Harry the Ice Cream Guy (@HarryHills18) August 23, 2021
2 of the 3 jury members have been voted out with a single vote…
What is this season?!? WILD SCENES#SurvivorAU
— Nick Iadanza (@nickiadanza) August 23, 2021
Viewers are impressed that George managed to pull off one hell of a blindside, with the help of a hidden immunity idol:
Catching up on #SurvivorAU – George is just a brilliant, cunning player, the rest just love to bite the moment they hear something good. *grabs popcorn*
— Davis Harrigan🦁 (@DeadlineDavis) August 23, 2021
I never thought I'd say this but I bloody love George and truly hope he is not voted out tomorrow night! #SurvivorAU
— Georgie (@georgie874) August 23, 2021
George is running this game 👊🏻 when I first saw him I thought he would last two episodes #SurvivorAU
— Matt Kirk (@KrikMatt) August 23, 2021
Has there been a player who consistently plans to vote incorrectly like George has in his plans? #SurvivorAU
— Shaun Brien (@Sheenobree) August 23, 2021
— Chelsey Potter (@chels_e_potter) August 23, 2021
I’ve given George 4 🐍 of the night in the last 5 eps (since merge).
I love saving Cara as well as voting for Cara so only 1 vote is read (Cara’s). He’s playing hard and that’s all I want. 🪳
Not sure how many lives he has left, but I’ve enjoyed his character. #SurvivorAU
— Ryan (@RyanVBrink) August 23, 2021
— Johann Timkang (@johanntimkang) August 23, 2021
Keep ’em coming, Survivor producers…
— lightly seasoned (@spicy_yeetbix) August 23, 2021
If tonight’s promo means anything, George will need all the help he can get.