Survivor Season 46 Week 7 Recap and Live Blog

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Pictured (L-R): Venus Vafa, Liz Wilcox, Maria Gonzalez, Tim Spicer, Charlie Davis, Jeff Probst, and Q Burdette. Photo: Robert Voets/CBS

A new episode of Survivor 46 airs tonight on CBS. Read a live recap here.

The episode begins with the tribe returning to camp after tribal council. Everyone voted for Moriah, but there was one vote for Venus. Venus thinks Soda voted for her. The two discuss it, and Venus does not believe Soda’s denial. The two of them have been butting heads since the beginning of the game. Tevin is glad Soda and Venus are making themselves targets in front of him. Later, Charlie admits he voted for Venus. This annoys Q. Q says Charlie let his emotions get the best of him, so he pulls Charlie aside and explains why it was a mistake he confessed. Charlie tells Q he’s right, but he’s just placating him. In his confessional, Charlie says he thinks Q is running the show. It’s Q’s way or the highway. Charlie wants Q out of the game.

Ben has a panic attack in the middle of the night. His tribe members help him calm down, especially Kenzie. In her confessional, Kenzie says she still wants to be there for her tribe members even if they’re opponents in the game.

It’s time for the immunity challenge. It’s an endurance challenge that requires them to balance on a triangular perch in the ocean. The last one still standing wins immunity, but there is a twist. They will be randomly divided into two groups of six. The last person standing of each group will win immunity. There will be two separate tribal councils. Two people will be voted out tonight. The first person voted out tonight will not be part of the jury. They also will be playing for a food reward that includes coffee and sandwiches.

The Purple group is Charlie, Liz, Maria, Soda, Tevin, and Venus. The Orange group is Ben, Hunter, Kenzie, Q, Tiffany, and Tim. The challenge begins, and the water is calm. The challenge is easy at the moment, and the castaways pass the time by attempting to play an alphabet game. Eventually, they must step up higher on the perch. During the transition, Q and Soda are the first to fall. Ben falls seconds afterwards. Everyone remaining lasts for this second stage of the challenge. The final stage requires them to stand on one foot. Charlie falls. He’s followed by Tim, Venus, Liz, and Hunter. Tiffany falls next, meaning Kenzie wins immunity! Kenzie falls soon afterwards. Tevin and Maria are the last ones left, meaning the Purple group will win reward. Tevin ends up falling next. Maria wins immunity!

We next see the Purple group enjoy their food reward. They will be attending the second tribal council, and they celebrate making it to the jury portion of the game. In her confessional, Venus says Charlie is the obvious vote. However, Tevin and Maria are in the Journey 6 alliance, so Tevin doesn’t think the vote will be as obvious. He wants to curate a blindside.

Meanwhile on the other group, Kenzie is happy to have immunity. After a bad start on the Yanu tribe, Kenzie feels like she’s finally getting some footing in the game. In his confessional, Q admits he threw the challenge. He wants to see if he can trust his alliance or not. Q talks game with Tim, and Tim says he wants to vote for Hunter. Q counters that Hunter is part of the Journey 6 alliance, but Tim says Hunter is a former Nami and a challenge threat. Q would rather vote for Ben since Q is committed to the Journey 6 alliance. Tim says Nami will outnumber everyone if they keep Hunter. In his confessional, Q speculates that Tim wants to keep his options open with both the Journey 6 alliance and the Siga alliance. Q says he now wants Tim to be voted out tonight.

Soda doesn’t want to vote out Charlie tonight. She would rather pull him to her side than be “Nami strong.” Soda wants to vote for Venus. She reassures Charlie that he’s fine tonight. They will pretend Charlie is the vote to make Venus feel comfortable, but Venus is the target. After her conversation with Charlie, Soda lets Tevin know her thoughts. Unbeknownst to her, Tevin doesn’t feel like he can trust Soda anymore. Tevin tells Liz they can blindside Soda tonight. Liz is on board with this plan. Liz says they can read Venus, but Soda is playing under the radar. Liz doesn’t care about being “Nami strong.” She wants to vote for Soda tonight. Tevin then lets Maria and Charlie know the plan for tonight.

Venus notices no one is talking to her. She wants to make plans of her own, even if it means not going after the obvious choice Charlie. Venus talks to Maria about splitting up Tevin and Soda by voting out Tevin tonight. In her confessional, Maria says Venus can’t read the room. Venus sees that Maria feels unsure about working with her, which annoys her. Later, Venus approaches Charlie and pitches voting out Tevin. Venus wants to break up Tevin and Soda. In his confessional, Charlie is amused how eager the former Nami tribe members are to turn against each other.

Venus checks in with Maria again, and she’s noncommittal again. Maria says she doesn’t want to be pressured. Venus thinks Maria’s ego is getting in the way of the game. Later, Charlie and Maria talk game. They realize they are the swing votes. Venus is chaotic and no one trusts her, but Soda is a social threat. Charlie says he and Maria can take control of the game with this vote.

Tim tells Q and Tiffany they might have to split the votes between Hunter and Ben. Tim says Hunter is the biggest threat and should be voted out tonight. After he walks away, Tiffany says she’s not on board with Tim’s plan. Tiffany knows the former Siga tribe members are eager to get a Nami out. Q tells Kenzie and Tiffany they should vote for Tim tonight. Tiffany feels like Ben is a bigger threat than Tim since Ben is sneakier. Tiffany would rather see Ben voted out tonight, but Q says Tim keeps flipping on alliances. Q also lets Hunter know Tim is throwing his name out. In his confessional, Hunter says he’ll play his idol tonight if he needs to.

Meanwhile, Kenzie and Ben have formed a friendship, and she doesn’t want to vote him out tonight. Ben tells Kenzie that he and Tim want to vote out Hunter tonight. Ben also talks to Q, and Ben says he’s okay having his name out there as long as most of the votes go on Hunter. After his conversation with Ben, Q wants to change the plan and vote out Ben tonight. Q tells Tiffany and Kenzie that Ben is feeling comfortable, and this will be a good time to blindside him. Kenzie and Tiffany are annoyed that Q keeps changing his mind and deciding what happens. During the conversation, Q asks if they should go back to voting out Tim. After he walks away, Kenzie and Tiffany agree that it’s difficult working with Q. They don’t like how he keeps telling people what to do and then changing his mind. Kenzie and Tiffany hint they’ll be willing to vote Q out down the line, but right now they need to decide whether to vote out Tim or Ben tonight.

It’s time for the first tribal council. Q says they can even the tribe numbers tonight. Hunter says the Yanu 3 are in a power position. Hunter is alone and there are two Siga tribe members. Hunter would love to be with the Yanu group right now. Kenzie agrees Hunter could be a free agent, but she points out that Nami has the majority. Tim points out that it’s an individual game. He says Hunter has carried Nami by dominating the challenges. Hunter says Nami is not getting along, but Siga are really tight. Tim says Hunter never had to make a decision since they avoided tribal councils. Jeff asks if the vote could be going somewhere else, and Ben says he knows people are trying to split him and Tim up. Ben says it’s hard to separate the game and the personal relationships. He tells Jeff how Kenzie was there for him when he woke up with a panic attack. Kenzie says it’s hard because she’s bonded with all of them, and it’s a hard pill to swallow to have to vote one of them out. Q gives Kenzie kudos for winning immunity, especially after Yanu’s losing streak. Afterwards, it’s time to vote.

Before Jeff reads the vote, Hunter does not play his idol.

The first vote is for…

Hunter

Hunter

Tim

Tim

Tim

Tim

Tim is the seventh person voted out of Survivor 46. Tim is clearly disappointed. Hunter looks relieved that he made the right call in not playing his hidden immunity idol. Ben gives Tim a hug before Tim gets his torch snuffed and walks away.

It’s time for the second tribal council. They don’t know who was just voted out. Jeff asks how is the tribe. Liz is excited to be in two separate groups. Liz says if you have a good relationship with everyone then you’re in a good spot no matter what happens. Charlie says he feels like a big target since there are four former Nami tribe members together right now. There are two Sigas, but Maria has immunity. Tevin says people may not be willing to let go of tribal alliances. They don’t want other tribes to pick off their own. Venus says it could be an easy vote, but she still feels in trouble since Charlie voted for her last time. Jeff says it could be a good opportunity to make a move since there is only six people. Maria says she doesn’t feel like she has the power to make a big move tonight. She claims no one talked game with her. Liz didn’t even bring her bag tonight since she knows she’s safe. Soda agrees it’s a luxury to have four Nami tribe members on the same tribal council tonight. Charlie tells Jeff that all he could do today is speak for himself. Charlie pulls out his Shot in the Dark, but he hopes he won’t have to play it. Venus thinks she’s in trouble, so she hopes Charlie’s Shot in the Dark does not work. Afterwards, it’s time for the vote.

Jeff reads the votes. The first vote is for…

Soda

Venus

Venus

Soda

Soda

Soda

Soda is the eighth person voted out and the first member of the jury. Soda is clearly blindsided. She says it must’ve been Venus who orchestrated the move, and Venus says she’s right that it was her. Tevin whispers “No” to himself. Soda breaks down in tears before her torch is snuffed and she walks away.

And that wraps up tonight’s episode of Survivor. Thanks for reading, and come back next week for another live recap.

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