|"Roll With the Punches"|
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Roll With the Punches is the ninth episode of Survivor: Azerbaijan.
Previously On Survivor
The three tribes came together on the same beach for what seemed like a merge. The 'Five Guys' alliance reunited along with Felix and Bryce and seemed like they were ready to run the game. However, the players were shocked to find out that two people would be voted out. After Sheki won immunity, Nick began to attempt to take control of the game by leaking the existence of the 'Five Guys' alliance to Rob. Once it got back to the 'Five Guys' alliance, they all plotted against Nick. At two equally Tribal Councils, Clifford, Rob, and Jared played their idols and sent Jake R. and Bryce home. 11 are left, who will be voted out tonight?
Immunity Challenge: Flappy Bird
The players will take control of a bird andd must try to get through pipes to earn points. Person with the highest score wins immunity.
Early in the morning, the three tribes were informed that they had merged. Nifty coined the name 'Odlar Yurdu' and it stuck. Austin still wanted to get Hunter out, as he felt disrespected by him. Nick decided to finally jump ship and try and get rid of the 'Five Guys' alliance after their attempt to vote him out. Soon, the alliances became Austin, Clifford, Felix, Joseph, and Nifty on one side and Hunter, Jared, Jessica, Nick, and Rob on the other, leaving Ella in the middle. Angry at Nick, Austin wanted him out to get his alliance to the final five. Nick soon exposed everything to the tribe, including some things that Austin had said and made about Hunter. The two proceeded to fight, which caused chaos within the camp. Ella considered going with Nick's side, as she felt she could get every jury vote against them at Final Tribal. She began to play both sides to keep herself safe. Both Jared and Rob, while wanting to stick with their 'Sloppy Seconds' alliance, knew they would have to turn on Nick at some point, due to him being a jury threat. Due to the drama Clifford was causing, Ella heavily considered siding with Nick, feeling like she couldn't trust Clifford and Austin and that she could go with Jessica and Jared.
At the immunity challenge, Nifty won individual immunity.
Nifty was happy he won immunity as he felt Tribal Council would be crazy. Ella decided that, while she wanted to side with Nick's alliance, she wanted Nick out first and then blame Hunter so she could seem innocent, forgetting Austin and Hunter disliked each other and Hunter wouldn't vote with Austin. Nifty felt Nick was playing a dirty game, saying 'I admire Nick for playing an honest game. I don't admire him for being against me and using that honesty to promote his ego and paint us, the people with good personalities and a passion for this game and try to get to know these people, as the villains.' as he thought that his alliance were the heroes of the season and wanted the heroes to succeed. It became apparent that the vote was between Austin and Nick, with the 'Sloppy Seconds' alliance using Austin's Dark Pearl against him. However, Clifford got a vote nullifier at the auction and planned to use it on Nick so it would be 6-5 with Nick leaving. Rob started to think Ella was no longer on their side, which prompted Nick to go out and find the merge idol.
At Tribal, Clifford used his vote nullifier on Nick and Austin, Clifford, Ella, Felix, Joseph, and Nifty voted out the supposed 'villain'. However, Nick used his idol and with the votes of Hunter, Jared, Jessica, Rob, and the Dark Pearl, Austin was blindsided and made the first member of the jury in a 5-0 vote.
| Tribal Council 10:|
Austin (5 votes)
Dark Pearl, Hunter, Jared, Jessica,
Nick (6 votes)
(Used Hidden Immunity Idol)
Austin, Clifford, Ella, Felix, Joseph, & Nifty
(Vote Not Counted)
|“||Good. Fucking. Riddance.||”|
|“||Well my vote tonight is easy. I'm voting for Nick. Nick, we're together since the tribe switch and I kinda trusted you but you made a nasty move and I know you gave information to others. I'm the swing vote and you're believing I'll vote with you guys for Austin. That's not going to happen tbh. So I'm putting your name down and we'll see what happens. Your allies will keep trusting me because only the HUNTER gets the snake. But you don't know what I mean with that so either way, goodbye and have fun at ponderosa. Well, if you're on the jury. And the fun thing is, you and your allies will still believing btw that I'm with you guys. Well byeeeee||”|
|“||i didn't even know there was an austin playing lmao||”|
|“|| (to the tune of "Empire State of Mind"):
NICK CITY TRAITORS WILL NOT STAY THROUGH GET OUT OF ODLAR YURDU I VOTE FOR NICK CITY PONDEROSA IS COMIN' FOR YOU NOW WHAT ARE YOU GONNA DO?
|“||Sometimes, honest mouths need to be kept shut.||”|
|“||I really hope Ella isnt playing us because if she is its just a dumb move for her. If she goes with them shes the obvious 6th place, unless she has existing deals already with them. But on our side, she has 2 of her original Khizi and I promised her final 2. If she does stay with us I will take her to the final 2 because she proved loyalty and its the least I can do in return||”|
|“||I'm disappointed obviously, I honestly expected some idol play and thought we would be safer going for someone like Jessica, but what has happened, has happened, if everyone stays loyal it's 5-5 now and I hope my alliance wins, I would love to play again and I would definitely try to play a better game and trust more trustworthy people, if Nick doesn't win I will be happy, I genuinely do not like the guy, at this point I can see Nifty winning it, I want him to or at least one of the rebels win it. Sucks the idol got me but this has been a humbling experience.||”|
Still in the Running
- This episode title came from Austin's confessional.
|Survivor: Azerbaijan Episodes|
Expect the Unexpected · Make It Count · Cause Some Chaos · Stuck in Purgatory · Practically a Demigod · The Belle of the Ball · Created a War · The Equivalent of a Nuke · Roll With the Punches · · Scrambling More Than a Scrambled Egg · Nothing to Lose · Leave in the Big Dogs · Go Big or Go Home · Calm Before the Storm · The Vultures are Coming