Australian Survivor: Titans vs. Rebels

Episode 21 Recap – Taking a Shot

What went down in Episode 21?

Three Titans and three Rebels are left in the game, and nothing seems to be clear-cut this season as players strive to have the ultimate resume to present to the jury. One challenge, conversation, or shifting of mutual interests could be the difference between staying in or leaving the game, and with only a few days left, anyone can still make those last few days count in their favour.

Having just lost her number one ally, Kirby is in the most precarious situation yet, as only an idol or winning individual immunity can keep her afloat in the game. When the final six return to camp, Kirby starts firing shots by asking who landed Rianna on their resume, leaving the others fumbling for answers.

By the following day, things aren’t too different as Kirby asks Raymond for a knife, as “he just took one out of her back.” It also seems Kirby is of the Diaz-Twine mindset of never forgetting and never forgiving, as she later brushes off Kitty’s attempt to reconcile with the latter’s lying about her vote.

During an idol hunt, Kirby is desperate to find one while the others do their best to thwart her efforts. In the end, Caroline is the one who finds the idol, giving her a potential resume boost. Caroline decides not to tell anyone about her idol and promises to use it to her advantage and to send a significant threat to the jury.

At the next individual immunity challenge, JLP explains the rules. The players will have to use a pole to transport blocks across a trip obstacle and attempt to stack the blocks at the end. They’ll have to start over if they bump into the obstacle and knock the blocks down. The first person to stack all their blocks will win immunity. After a nail-biting race to stack eight tricky little blocks, Kirby snatches up the win, leaving the other five in shambles after they see their original plan vanish before their eyes.

Back at camp, Mark is nervous he’s next on the chopping block and goes on the offensive, declaring he will side with the majority to get somebody else out, not caring who is in that group. Mark talks to the OG Rebels, who announce they want Kitty out for her endurance abilities.

On the other hand, Caroline creates a wicked plan to blindside Feras by pretending she’s targeting Mark and plans to use her idol to blindside the OG Rebels. Caroline tells Mark to vote for Feras but decides to keep the plan from Kitty, as Caroline knows Kitty isn’t the best at keeping a poker face or a secret safe. A problem Caroline notices is that her plan hinges on who Mark votes for, and as Mark excitedly claims, he can either get Kitty or Feras out. Feras is entirely unaware of his potential fallout and feels secure enough about being in the end with his long-time frenemy Kirby.

At tribal council, the conversation centres around the word confidence. Firstly, JLP asks Kirby where hers comes from. She responds that it is due to her alliance or her own work at the challenges, but in the end, she’s in the game to play it hard. Secondly, Caroline states that overconfidence is overrated, to which Mark agrees. However, Mark also knows the jury is looking for a “big game,” which doesn’t come without its own share of confidence.

Once again, Kirby is painted as the most dangerous player left by Kitty, who also calls Kirby a well-rounded player. Lastly, Feras hopes the following vote will be a simple one.

Before the votes are read, Caroline decides to play her idol for Mark, nullifying any potential votes toward him. However, Caroline’s plan miserably fails as Kitty gets voted out in a 4-1-1 vote, as Mark ultimately voted for Kitty. The OG Rebels rejoice over their plan working over Caroline’s, with Feras even telling Kirby he could kiss her at that moment. The episode closes with Mark telling Caroline she should’ve told him about the idol but still thanks her for the effort.

With that, the final week for Titans vs. Rebels is almost here. Only five players are left in the battle for the sole Survivor crown, and ultimately, only one will come up victorious. Will it be an OG Titan with Mark or Caroline? Or will it be an OG Rebel with Feras, Kirby, or… Raymond? With such strong contenders, who knows? Regardless, we can safely assume that none of them will go out quietly, and there’s still some game left to play before we know who triumphed over them all.

Written by

Mariana Loizaga

Mariana is a lawyer and a writer from Mexico City, Mexico. She has a masters degree in International Relations from the University of Surrey. Her hobbies include reading, blogging, and of course watching Survivor. The first season of Survivor she ever saw was Survivor: Philippines and she became so fascinated with the game and its many layers that she went back through the archives and watched every single previous season.

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