In episode 4, a bottomless Steers feast had our castaways drooling:
In episode 5, Bio-Strath supplied a delicious smoothie bar.
It also provided Meryl with an opportunity to bag a hidden immunity idol – with some help from Dante:
In episode 6, the reward was less substantial but no less sweet – coffee and donuts!
And when Laumei won, we got our first taste of Durao’s more-than-healthy appetite!
In episode 8, the fight was on for pizza:
And Dante was NOT happy to be on the losing side:
Merge arrived with a massive feast from Steers!
In episode 10, a schoolyard pick produced an unlikely team – Dante, Geoff, Mmaba and Durao. And wouldn’t you know it, they won!
Their reward: a spa day where Dante began trying to unite the “loose change players”:
Dante won the next reward too – an exotic Samoan cultural experience including umu (hot rock-cooked food) and fire dancers – and opted to take Laetitia, Mike and Mmaba.
Here again, Dante tried to align with Mike and Mmaba – to no avail.
There were three rewards up next – food, a letter from home, or an advantage in the game:
Rob won the advantage, on the Island of Secrets, and got all three!
Next up, Steffi and Mmaba were sent to the Island of Secrets, and were greeted with a feast:
In the following episode, we enjoyed a rejigged Survivor auction, with treats including steak, cake, breakfast, biltong and beer, letters from home, and an advantage in the game:
Winning the advantage in the game, Steffi was sent to the Island of Secrets, where she found another feast, and her best friend Gina:
Remember: Jacques had a reward steal, and could have used it to see his wife on the Island before being voted out:
Then: family visit time and all of the tears!
Rob won, and elected to take Laetitia and Steffi:
And finally, most recently, (no surprises here) Rob won reward:
And chose to take Nicole on it – a visit to the Manono “bat” Island to enjoy a spread of decadent hotdogs and a range of beverages.
It wasn’t shown in the ep, but on the way there, Rob and Nicole had time for some snorkeling!
Survivor is the greatest game on earth and also the toughest – these rewards were well-needed!