Survivor: Ghost Island

Give Me Five! Episode 9

Which moments made an impact in Episode 9?

Welcome to Give Me Five! Each week, Brent Sullivan will look at the top five impactful moments from the latest episode that could influence the rest of the season.


Libby finally sees the end come around for her, plus orange and purple still seems to be a thing. Let’s see what else happened this week that may come back around later:

1. Wendell confides in Laurel. I say it time and time again, but no one on this show can keep a secret. I mentioned it earlier this season… when Domenick was playing show and tell with all of his findings. Wendell decided to tell Laurel about his hidden immunity idol. I am on the fence about this choice. I can see where Wendell was coming from about wanting to be out in the open, but on the other hand, I think that he waited too long to tell her. That could have been a huge moment in their alliance if he had shown her as soon as he got it, but now she’s lost a little bit of trust in him. I don’t think that this permanently damages their relationship, but you can see that it was on Laurel’s mind the whole episode. Once there aren’t so many people left in the game, we may see this turn against Domenick and Wendell and either one of them could be blindsided while still holding an idol.

2. Angela uses some of her skills. What a breakout episode for Angela. She has been quiet for a large majority of the game and now, not only did she win immunity, but we saw her spreading stuff in camp about Michael and people believing her. She said that she is going to start using tactics that she learned in the army and they seem to be working. Angela had everyone thinking that Michael had been stirring up trouble and told different groups exactly what they want to hear. Plus, it gave everyone a common target. Will we continue to see more of this new Angela?

3. How loyal are Donathan and Laurel? So much of the pre-tribal life was centered around these two or more importantly their decision on where they want to vote. They were being pulled by two different sides. They have their four-way alliance with Domenick and Wendell which seems to be strong, but they also have a bond with the original Malolo. The main issue with the Malolo group is that there are only five of them left in the game. Personally, I think that Laurel and Donathan made the right choice for this week, but I do believe that a big move is going to be made by those two once the numbers get down to a manageable amount… like 9 people perhaps. No matter what it is or when it happens, those two should have a good episode in their future.

4. Wendell’s little comment. This moment is going to be short and very simple. During tribal council, while Wendell was answering one of Jeff Probst’s questions, he mentioned Chris, pointed at him and told him that he was he was a big threat and that is why he was voted off. This may be a stretch, but I feel like him doing this was a show in jury management. As subtle as it was, Chris even seemed to play into it a little bit. I would like to watch Wendell over the next few weeks and see if and how he talks to the other jury members

5. Michael plays his second idol. Michael has found two idols, and they both have now been played. This is a big deal for Michael who seems to be fighting his way from the bottom almost every week. This also means that as of right now, there are only two more hidden idols in the game. I am sure we are bound to get a new one from Ghost Island this week. The next level to this is that since Libby went home, it is basically just Michael and Jenna left from Malolo with Laurel and Donathan teaming up with Domenick and Wendell. He will need to find something to keep himself safe from the vote. Michael has been really fun to watch play this game, and I am looking forward to seeing what he does moving forward.

There you go. What moments from this week’s episode do you think made an impact?

Written by

Brent Sullivan

Brent is a 39-year-old Survivor super fan from Muncie, IN. He is married with two kids and does IT work at a local non-profit organization. He has been running in-person and online Survivor contests since season 7.

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