Survivor Heroes Versus Villains has had some of the biggest surprises in Survivor history. There have been many different blindsides and people have been surprised at many of the votes. Without a doubt, this season is one of the best of all Survivor series.
The premise of the season was to bring back some of the greatest heroes and some of the greatest villains. A large number of fan favorites came back to play again. The tribes were divided into two tribes of ten each. The heroes have been on the losing side for the first several episodes and were reduced to five members. The Heroes tribe has been winning over the last several weeks and reduced the Villains tribe down to five also.
April 22 events
The number of survivors was reduced to ten and the time had come for a merge of the two tribes. The tribes were merged with an even split of five heroes and five villains. Everything seemed even but the villains had an advantage of two hidden immunity idols. The heroes were caught completely by surprise.
Events preceding the April 22 vote
April 22 vote started in the previous episode with one of the dumbest moves in Survivor history. The Heroes assumed that Russell Hantz was last man standing with an all women alliance. The plan was created to give Russell a hidden immunity idol discovered at the Heroes camp. The plan was to save Russell but the problem is that Russell was the mastermind of the villains.
Russell lied through his teeth to the heroes and set them up to fall. Sadly, the move to give Russell an idol was effective against the heroes. Russell believed that Parvarti Shallow was in danger and gave her his Immunity idol from the Heroes. Russell was unaware that she had her own idol from the Villains camp.
The result was shocking and completely unexpected. Parvarti played the idol but not for herself. Parvarti gives one idol to Sandra, which shocked everyone and would have been a complete waste. Parvarti then pulls out the second idol and gives it to Jerri.
The Heroes had voted for Jerri with the hopes of removing her from the opposing tribe. The votes were counted and five votes cast for Jerri were thrown out because of the immunity idol. The Villains voted for J.T. and he became the third member of the jury.
The irony of the entire episode is that J.T. came up with the idea to save Russell with the Immunity Idol and in the end that choice helped the Villains vote him out of the game. Russell now seems to be in a difficult position because his alliance has lied to him and Sandra is out to remove him from the game. Survivor: Heroes versus Villains has been one of the most entertaining Survivor seasons. The best still seems yet to come with many blindsides and many surprises in the future.