'Survivor: Blood vs. Water' Jury Watch: 'Thai Sun' Better Watch His Back
'Survivor: Blood vs. Water' Jury Watch: 'Thai Sun' Better Watch His Back
Hayley Igarashi
Hayley Igarashi
Contributing Writer, BuddyTV
Hello, fellow beach schemers! The drama is finally heating up on Survivor: Blood vs. Water, and that means we couch potatoes get a few delicious weeks of jury vote analysis and vendetta discussion. Whose grudge is the grudgiest? Which alliance will prevail? And will Aras' adorable "best never comes to the pessimistic" mantra ever pay off? (Probably not.)

It's all very exciting. Catch up on BuddyTV's "My Brother's Keeper" recap here before diving into some devious jury talk.

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Aras

Chances of Returning to the Game: High 

So the younger Baskauskas brother has been chilling at Redemption Island since last week's episode, just waiting for enough Survivor castoffs to warrant an eliminating duel. He's been taking it easy, resting his muscles and eating well. The down time has given him a surprisingly positive, if oddly passive, outlook on the game. 

"I'll return to the game and win -- or I won't," he said as he stretched out on the sand.


Voting Philosophy

Seriously, could this dude be feeling any more zen? All this sun and surf may be mellowing out the conniving guy we knew pre-blindside. If he fails to utilize Redemption Island's redeeming reinsertion into the game, then I'm betting he'll vote for the Survivor with the best gameplay. What a concept. Then again, the frontrunner for greatest gameplay at this point -- Tyson (or "Thai Sun" according to one pun-happy contestant) -- also stabbed Aras in the back, so we'll see.

Vytas

Chances of Returning to the Game: High


While Vytas may lack his all-star brother's knack for athleticism, the elder Baskauskas is fueled by vengeance, which is great for him and great for us at home. Unfortunately, Vytas is also being a real downer. He seems to think Redemption Island is nothing more than purgatory, a way to extend an inevitable ousting. Odd, right? It's like Vytas actually watched the other seasons of Survivor and saw how useless Redemption Island always is.

Voting Philosophy 


Vytas strikes me as the type of guy who wants to watch his fellow contestants burn. Like possibly literally. His Jekyll/Hyde routine is as unsettling as it is entertaining, but his recent elimination seems to have removed all evidence of easygoing Vytas. Luckily for us, vengeful purgatory inhabitants make great television. I'm betting he's already crafting fiery Final Tribal Council speeches for Tyson and the rest of the boys who turned on his brother.

Tina

Chances of Returning to the Game: Low 

Oh Tina, it's been fun, hasn't it? The veteran player got to deliver a sweet sacrificial speech to her daughter before heading off to Redemption Island, and that's good because we doubt the underwhelming duo will get any more days together in the game. No offense, Tina, but this next duel better belong to the Baskauskas brothers. (Unless it's a puzzle, of course -- Puzzles! Why did it have to be puzzles!)

Voting Philosophy

This seemingly mild-mannered lady is about to let loose. At least, that's what I want. After an unexpectedly ripe post-jury tirade at the top of the episode, filled with gems like "you've got five jury votes that you'll never get for flipping" and the predictable "you won the battle, but you didn't win the war" cliches, Tina is on a roll. Of course, her daughter is her only ally left in the game -- and it would take a miracle for that quiet girl to squeak through -- so Tina's fury might be curtailed by the fact that someone who backstabbed her needs to win. At the top of her Most Hated list though? Monica and Tyson. Goodness, Tyson, be better at making friends. Your prized secret Immunity Idol won't save you from a severely anti-Tyson Final Tribal Council. 

Find out who can outwit, outlast, and outplay with new Survivor episodes on Wednesdays at 8pm on CBS.

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