Tonight on CBS their Emmy Award-winning series Survivor airs with an all new Wednesday October 22, season 29 episode 5 called, “Blood is Blood.” On tonight’s episode the tribes are reconfigured and it leaves one castaway on a team that has three pairs of loved ones. Meanwhile, the other tribe is forced to negotiate for their next meal, after they mismanage their food supply.
On the last episode, one castaway contemplated throwing an Immunity Challenge to rid their tribe of the weaker players. However, their thirst for power could resulted in a shocking blindside. Did you watch the last episode? Did you see Drew Christy get eliminated? If you missed it, we have a full and detailed recap right here for you.
On tonight’s episode after a surprising tribe swap, the game gets complicated when one castaway is stranded on a tribe with three pairs of loved ones. Meanwhile, the other tribe is forced to negotiate for their next meal as a result of mismanaged portion control.
Tonight’s season 29 episode 5 looks like it is going to be great and you won’t want to miss it, so be sure to tune in for our live coverage of CBS’s Survivor: San Juan del Sur – Blood vs Water episode at 8:00 PM EST! While you wait for our recap hit the comments and let us know how excited you are about the return of Survivor.
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It’s time for #Survivor. Hunahpu is back from Tribal and they say it was gnarly. Jon says Drew was a friend but had made people mad. He tells the others some of the stuff Drew was saying in order to bond with the others. Jeremy says he’s on an apology tour and he accepts it. Jeremy is happy and says he’s in a beautiful spot. Over at Coyopa, tree mail comes and says it’s back to the arena. They are happy that they don’t have to do the walk of shame – that’s because the losing tribe has to come in second.
Alec is excited to face off against his brother in the arena (he doesn’t know his brother was sent home). Coyopa comes in first then the new Hunahpu. Alec is open mouthed at what happened. They clap Alec on the shoulder. He says he doesn’t get it and says he was one of their best players and says clearly they must have seen him as a threat. Baylor also looks shocked and says she thought he was popular and good at challenges. Josh says they don’t know because they aren’t in the tribe.
Jeff tells them to #DropYourBuffs! Kelley says she would like to play with her dad but says that could make her a target. She says those without loves ones are freer. Jeremy says he would give anything for Val to still be there. Jeff hands out bags of buffs and says the game is about to change. Kelley is with her dad and Missy with her daughter. Jon is with his GF Jaclyn. Keith and Wes are apart.
Wes, Alec, Jeremy, Julie and Natalie are in with Josh and Reed in the new Coyopa. The others are now Hunahpu. Reed says he hopes he’s not a target since he’s now with Josh and could represent two votes. Jeff sends them back to camp to get to know their new tribe. At Hunahpu, Josh tells them their shelter is double the size. They are also shocked that they are almost out of rice. They were overeating at the beginning and had a larger tribe for longer.
Wes says the food situation sucks and says he doesn’t know what they were thinking eating up all their rice. He says they had half a bag left and the others are almost out and says that must be why they were winning. Jeremy isn’t happy about the new tribe arrangement. He says this could kill his game and worries Josh and Reed will be after him. Josh is excited to get to play with Reed.
He says his relationship with Reed is what gave him the strength to come out to his family which was hard since his dad is a pastor. They are remaining abstinent til marriage in honor of Josh’s strong Christian values. Over at Coyopa, Missy welcomes Baylor. Jon is happy that hey have a bunch of rice. He’s thrilled they get to eat and tells them how low they are on rice at the other camp. Jaclyn says she missed him and he says he was thrilled to see they got the same color buff.
Jon mentions his dad’s brain cancer and how Jaclyn has been with him throughout that process and now through this. Jaclyn says she doesn’t know what it means for her individual game since she has someone she knows 100% she can trust. She tells him she doesn’t trust Baylor or Josh. Baylor says it’s so cute and says she’s totally jealous how much they love each other while she’s hanging out with her mom. She says her mom’s three marriages have been mistakes but says she and her mom both will have love.
Keith says it’s strange since he’s the odd man out. He’s with the three couples – mom and daughter, dad and daughter and the couple. He’s glad he has his idol and says it’s his backup plan. Over at Hunahpu, Alec says he’s excited because he’s in a more athletic tribe and says his brother was probably sleepy and they tell him how much he was sleeping. He says he’s happy for the first time he beat Drew. Natalie talks to Jeremy and says Alec is very different.
They discuss that Alec should be with them instead of with Josh since they will cast him aside. She says she’ll talk to him about joining forces with them. Jeremy says as a firefighter you do a thing called surround and drown that you do with an out of control fire. He wants to take this strategy to Alec. Natalie talks to him to make the case. Jeremy then tells him he has heart that Drew didn’t have. They are chipping away at him.
Baylor wants more rice but Dale says they are cooking too much. Missy is annoyed that Dale is monitoring her and says they cooked a ton of rice over at Hunahpu. She’s also annoyed because Baylor told her that Dale tried to vote her out constantly. She says #BloodIsBlood. Dale says she’s doing double helpings and is going to go through all their food. He wants to slap the dishes out of their hands.
Kelley talks to her dad and says she sees the battle forming with Missy. She says Missy can be a diva and her dad doesn’t deal with stuff like that. Kelley tells him he doesn’t need to come off as aggressive to them even though he’s concerned. She says it’s not worth creating the drama. She’s worried he’s going to get voted out. Dale says Missy is a self-centered bossy bitch.
Over at Hunahpu, they’re lying around and Natalie says they are down to one and a half cups of rice. Reed says it won’t be good if they’re hungry. Josh says they were eating once a week on the other tribe and doesn’t understand how they were so foolish with their food. They discuss hitting some birds with a rock to eat them. Alec says they may have to trade a reward for food. Reed doesn’t like that and says it makes them look foolish.
It’s time for the #ImmunityChallenge. They have to dig up bags with keys, crawl through the mud, open a gate, shake loose sand bags and then throw them onto a scale. The first tribe to 10 bags wins. They start. These are buried deep. Hunahpu gets their bag and runs for the mud. They all have to go under these low wood bars through mud. Coyopa hasn’t found theirs yet.
Hunahpu makes it to the gate and has a huge lead. Coyopa finally gets their bag and starts for the mud. Hunahpu gets through the gate and shake their basket. They have to knock out 20 bags. They are covered in mud and now are shaking debris onto them. Coyopa is working on the gate as Hunahpu starts to toss their bags onto the scale. Jeremy and Wes are tossing.
They have three on the scale already while Coyopa is barely shaking their basket and not getting results. Finally they start to really shake it. Hunahpu has six and Jeff mocks Coyopa for not communicating when most of the tribe are couples. Hunahpu is up to eight and then nine. Jeremy tosses the last one and they win immunity by a landslide.
Hunahpu asks to talk to Jeff. They tell him they are out of food and want a trade for a bag of rice. Wes says there is maybe two scoops. They each got a bite full today. Josh says it’s frustrating because they were conserving over at Coyopa. Jeff says it looks like that might have been the difference in the challenges. Jeff says, as a consequence, the tribe has to pay that invoice and it will be steep.
He tells them to enjoy the little bit of rice they have and tells them he’ll come talk to them about it later. Julie says she’s scared. Since they’re headed to Tribal tonight, Keith is very worried the couples will come after him but he’s hoping Dale and Missy’s animosity will benefit him. Dale says if they can unite with another couple, they can run the tribe. He doesn’t like Missy and Baylor.
He says Baylor is a waffling vote changer and wants to work with Jon and Jaclyn. Dale goes and tells them that Baylor was gunning for him then changed her vote. Jon says he doesn’t like that. Kelley tells Jon that Missy is the same way. Dale says it’s a new tribe and they need to start from scratch. He and Jaclyn go talk and he says they need to figure out who they’re closer to.
They decide to get to know people better before they decide. They go talk to Missy and Baylor. She tries to explain her voting irregularities. She says because she was with the guys. Missy tells them that Dale and Kelley are huge threats at the end of the game. Jaclyn is skittish about them because Baylor has flipped on her before but she also thinks that Dale and Kelley are sneaky.
They’ve told both couples they are in with them but haven’t decided. They head off to #TribalCouncil. Keith says initially he was worried but says he also has teammates with him, so it’s good and bad. He says it could be bad if it’s six to one. Jaclyn admits that the couples will have to take each other on eventually. She says it’s harder to have loved ones on the same tribe for voting.
Jon says everyone was trying to figure out who to align with. He says he knows he can trust Jaclyn 100%. Dale says he and Baylor don’t talk because they have a rocky relationship. Baylor says since the beginning, she and Dale haven’t had the chance to get to know each other but says she doesn’t dislike him. He reminds them that Baylor flipped on the girls after getting them to gang up on him.
Dale says Jon and Jaclyn are the hottest couple in camp right now. Kelley says she didn’t approach Baylor for the alliance because of her issues with her dad. She says it was a burden to find out she and Dale weren’t getting on. Missy says she can’t get past Dale gunning for her daughter and he says Baylor came after him first. Baylor admits she did tell the girls to go after him.
Missy says she knows Dale wrote her daughter’s name down. Missy says she’s going to protect her kid no matter what. Keith says it’s good for him but he says he understands since he’s a dad too and hopes they’ll get over this hump as a tribe. Dale says it’s hard voting someone’s loved one out and especially if you have to go back to camp with them afterward.
Jeff calls for the vote. Baylor is first. We don’t see anyone’s votes. He goes to tally the votes. He comes back and calls for an immunity idol. Keith doesn’t play his idol. The votes are: Baylor, Kelley, Baylor, Kelley, Dale, Dale and then Kelley. She’s voted out and her dad is floored. He watches as she has her torch snuffed and leaves. Kelley says she thinks playing with her dad was a hindrance and says she would give anything to get back in. She essentially thinks her dad’s presence tanked her. Kelley is eliminated!