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Survivor: Game Changers Next Time On Survivor – Episode 11


Predictions for the next episode of Survivor: Game Changers.

Next Time is back! This is a blog all about decoding previews, commercials, and previous episodes in order to predict what’s coming next on Survivor.

Hey folks, Martin here, Jacob is on vacation this week, so I’ll be filling in for this edition of Next Time On Survivor. Jacob will be back in action next week. I’ll try and keep my predictions based on the previews, although with my focus on Edgic it will be hard not to slip into some edit analysis along the way I’m sure.

Part One: Previously on… Survivor

First off, let’s evaluate Jacob’s predictions from last week.

  1. The immunity challenge appears to be one of those block-stacking-on-an-unstable-table challenges. I think Andrea will win that.

Grade: Close! Andrea was almost there until her stack, unfortunately, toppled which allowed Troyzan to snatch the win. Shall I be a harsh teacher and give an F? Hmm. I’ll be fair and give a D- because Andrea was extremely close.

  1. As for the reward, I don’t know. Let’s say that the Tai, Cirie, Aubry, Troyzan and Sarah team wins.

Grade: No fairness here. This team lost, and quite emphatically. Unlike Cirie, there is no chance for Jacob to try this prediction again until he gets it right. F.

  1. Sarah will talk to Zeke about making a move, but Zeke will take that opportunity to screw over Sarah and get in good with the majority alliance. Sarah will be voted out.

Grade: I could see what Jacob was thinking here, especially with Zeke’s eagerness to take control. However, Sarah remained completely in charge last episode and had the choice for which alliance she wanted to side with. Instead, it was his former Kaoh Rong winner pick Debbie who was voted out. F.

Part Two: Tides Have Turned?

With Sarah flipping on the “Power Six” and eliminating Debbie, it looks like Cirie’s alliance now have control of the game. If only. That seems way too easy and judging by the post-episode teaser, things are going to be shaken up again.

“The tide has turned,” Jeff Probst says at the start of the preview. We see the likes of Cirie, Andrea, and Zeke congratulating each other for a move well done and a snippet of a Brad confessional saying “The six of them are thinking, ‘Aha we gotcha.'”

But like I said, that seems way too simple. Probst then follows up, “But the line in the sand… is washed away.” The confidence in this statement stood out. It wasn’t a question like “Will the line be washed away?” It was an emphatic “IS washed away.” All signs point to alliances shifting once again.

So what will these new alliances be? And who is being targeted? We see Andrea and Cirie talking at the well with Sierra. “You’d be on board to vote for whoever, right?” Andrea asks Sierra. In confessional, Andrea continues “Let’s make a bigger move here.” That suggests that there is initially a predictable boot option, assumingly someone from the former Power Six alliance, but throughout the episode that target shifts onto a more interesting scenario.

"Reinventing How This Game Is Played" - Andrea Boehlke and Cirie Fields on the eleventh episode of SURVIVOR: Game Changers, airing Wednesday, May 3 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Photo: Screen Grab/CBS Entertainment ©2017 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Photo: CBS.

Also looking to make an interesting move, is Zeke, who we see chatting with Brad and Troyzan on the beach. “On the next vote, we do something interesting,” he tells them. “Now the game has been broken open, and I can play how I wanna play,” he follows up in a confessional. Zeke obviously sees the opportunity to turn this season into post-merge Millennials vs. Gen-X, with the shifting allegiances and #BIGMOVEZ.

What stands out to me from this preview is that Andrea and Zeke are the ones highlighted plotting the big moves. Given their somewhat heated confrontation last week, I can’t see their reluctant partnership lasting very long. Andrea said last week that she’d never fully trust Zeke again and Zeke himself told us he didn’t really want anything to do with Andrea. I believe this week, Andrea and Zeke are targeting each other.

Cirie is probably on board with Andrea to take out Zeke. And I assume Aubry and Michaela would go along with that too. That gives them four votes, but with ten players left in the game, they’ll need six to make it happen. My thinking is that Andrea will believe she has Sarah on her side, and so she’s reaching out to Sierra to be that sixth vote against Zeke. In the 30-second commercial spot, we hear Sierra say, “I’m not safe, I don’t feel safe.” So I think Sierra would jump at the chance to vote anyone which isn’t herself!

However, I’m not so sure that Sarah is loyal to the Andrea/Cirie faction. We’ve heard her talk highly of her trust for Zeke this past couple of episodes. So, if Sierra does decide to flip to the other side to vote Zeke, it could once again leave Sarah in the middle of two warring alliances. I believe this vote will come down to Andrea or Zeke.

Part Three: Spilling Secrets

The thing that could decide which way the vote goes this week is secrets. More precisely – secret advantages. This is the description for the upcoming episode:

“Reinventing How This Game Is Played” – One castaway’s alliance reacts after one of their own admits to flipping, and another Survivor must decide if they should reveal their secret advantage in the game to a trusted ally, on SURVIVOR, Wednesday, May 3 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.

First of all, that title is hyperbolic af. Initially, I thought it suggested someone trying to pull off a crazy move. But judging by the latest sneak peek, it’s simply the answer to the word puzzle in the reward challenge. Once again, it’s the show trying to force this “game-changing” narrative. I predict this is going to take well over an hour for anyone to solve this dumb ass puzzle.

"Reinventing How This Game Is Played" - Sierra Dawn-Thomas, Michaela Bradshaw and Cirie Fields on the eleventh episode of SURVIVOR: Game Changers, airing Wednesday, May 3 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Photo: Screen Grab/CBS Entertainment ©2017 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Photo: CBS.

As for the description itself, the first part is clearly referring to Sarah and her flip last week. It makes me believe that Sarah will be open about her decision to vote Debbie and probably try and justify it to the likes of Brad and Sierra. I could see her framing it as not trusting Debbie because of what she told Aubry, rather than her turning on the entire alliance. That way it keeps Sarah’s options open.

The second part of the description about someone considering whether or not to reveal their secret advantage also sounds like Sarah. But the phrasing “another Survivor” is throwing me. The only other person with a secret advantage is Sierra, but I’m not sure why she would tell anyone about it? It’s not as if the Legacy Advantage could be used to flip the game right now, as it has a specific usage date. However, we did see Jessica telling Ken about it last season, and that seemed to cement their trust. Perhaps Sierra is worried about losing the loyalty of a “trusted ally,” and so tells them about the Legacy thing to show a sign of goodwill? Maybe she offers to give this person the Legacy Advantage if they both make it to Final 6? I’d guess that person is Brad because he’s been presented as her most trusted ally.

However, that doesn’t make a whole lot of sense to me. So I’m sticking with the belief that the entire description is about Sarah and “another Survivor” is just bad wording. I think Sarah will be caught in the middle of voting either Andrea or Zeke. It would be five votes for Zeke (Andrea, Cirie, Aubry, Michaela, and Sierra), and four votes Andrea (Zeke, Brad, Troyzan, and Tai). Therefore, the decision Sarah will be contemplating will be whether or not to tell Zeke about her Vote Steal advantage. Her option could be to vote with the Zeke group and steal, let’s say, Andrea’s vote, making it a 6-4 vote against Andrea.

Will she do it? That’s where the “must decide” part comes into play.

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Part Four: Who’s gonna win?

After losing his original picks of Malcolm and Hali, Jacob is now firmly in the Brad camp. I think that’s a logical choice. Those who read my Edgic posts will know that I believe Brad and Sarah are being presented as the top two contenders. I personally lean more toward Sarah at this point, but Brad is a solid pick.

Part Five: Wrap-up!

How’s it gonna go down? Maybe like this:

  1. I didn’t mention the Immunity Challenge above, but judging by the press photos, it seems to be the domino challenge. Hmm. I’ll say Tai for the win.

  2. The puzzle portion of the reward challenge will take over 60 minutes to complete.

  3. Andrea and Zeke will come after each other. Sierra will jump ship to vote with Andrea/Cirie, but Sarah will stick with Zeke, telling him about her Vote Steal.

  4. Sarah will use her Vote Steal advantage on Andrea, and as a result, Andrea will be voted out.


Martin is a 29-year-old writer from England. He’s represented by Berlin Associates for comedy writing, and recaps/reviews TV shows, currently for Yahoo TV and ET Canada. A finalist for the Shortlist Sitcom Search in 2012 for “Siblings,” Martin received his BA in English with Creative Writing from The University of Hull. When not writing Martin can usually be found attending Wrestlemania events.



  • Antoine G.

    Do you think Sierra would vote against Brad? I think those two are still pretty close so I’m thinking maybe she stick with him and Tai and Troyzan.
    But I agree with your idea of Sarah tempted to share her advantage but i believe it will be with the other side (Michaela, Aubry, Andrea and Cirie) making it 6-4 against Zeke.

  • Yvette Barreto

    You’re a sexy bitch! I can’t wait for my trip to London!!

  • Yvette Barreto

    On a serious note: I am thinking Sarah has a good chance to take it all.

    • Yeah. Sarah is my top pick. Between her or Brad I think. 🙂

      • Yvette Barreto

        Aubrey has been a silent one..she may be a dark horse in the running to win. But you never know. Esp with this season of game changers. Lol

        • Martin Holmes

          I think Aubry’s edit has been too quiet to win, unfortunately.

  • Andy Pfeiffer

    Every time you’ve said Andrea is going, you’ve been wrong. I’m thinking Andrea wins immunity, Sierra shares her Legacy Advantage with Brad, then gets voted out and wills it to him.

    Then Andrea and Zeke battle for votes at the final 9 to get rid of each other.

  • Fritz Tubes

    Based on the press photos, Tai is seriously talking to Troyzan about something. I think the secret advantage that he is trying to divulge is his idol. I imagine a tribal where one of the bottom four has already immunity idol and they will show three hidden immunity idols for the remaining three. That would be good TV.

  • Red

    I didn’t mention the Immunity Challenge above, but judging by the press photos, it seems to be the domino challenge. Hmm. I’ll say Tai for the win.
    Andrea for the win

    The puzzle portion of the reward challenge will take over 60 minutes to complete.
    I’ll raise you to 75 min

    Andrea and Zeke will come after each other. Sierra will jump ship to vote with Andrea/Cirie, but Sarah will stick with Zeke, telling him about her Vote Steal.
    I think she will tell him but he’ll go anyway

    Sarah will use her Vote Steal advantage on Andrea, and as a result, Andrea will be voted out.
    No Sarah will hold the vote steal and use it later and Andrea will survive cause of immunity
    This is as much wishful thinking as anything cause I REALLY don’t want Andrea to go

  • Red

    You forgot to give Jacob a grade on his prediction about what makes Jeff say ‘Great moment in survivor”

    • He didn’t put that in his final wrap-up predictions.

      • Red

        Oh I just remember that he made on in his write up I didn’t even realize he only grades what is in the wrap-up.
        I just wanted credit for mine being right. Haha

  • smartsenior

    Sarah will go with whoever is making her feel important. Or wherever her imagination is telling her she is at the top of whatever alliance. Zeke is compulsively trying to be the leader, Sara is watching her spot. They both need to be pandered to more than the others which makes them unpredictable.