|"Don't Resist the Empire"|
|Season||Survivor: Game Changers|
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Don't Resist the Empire is the tenth episode of Survivor: Game Changers.
Reward Challenge: Squared Off
The castaways will start on a square and move one square at a time. As they move, they have to flip over the square they were just on. Each castaway would go until they could no longer move. Last person standing wins.
Reward: A boat party with two players of the winner's choice.
Immunity Challenge: Touchy Subjects
Every player must answer questions about the players in the game, then try and guess the answers most commonly given for the same questions. For every correct answer, a player is allowed to chop one of three ropes belonging to another castaway. Once all three ropes belonging to someone are cut, that person is eliminated. Last person standing wins.
Coming off from the previous night, Bilbo was left unnerved and frightened.
|“||At the last vote, everyone went to rocks. That shows how hard they're playing, everyone is willing to take a risk. But now, we're one person short. I don't know what we can do.||”|
Kurt talked with Squidward about joining the Empire alliance, which the latter brought him to talk to Claire, Lelouch, Lucy, and Moira. Kurt claimed to want revenge against the Singers, so he was welcomed into his new alliance.
|“||This is great, it's so much better to have numbers! No, I'm not worried about being the bottom of the totem pole. By the time we reach final six, there will be far bigger targets to go after than me. Joining the Empire is a good deal.||”|
Prince tried to work things out with Kurt, but Kurt refused to speak to him. So he went to Simon to talk about their next course of action, which Simon suggested joining forces with Bilbo's alliance.
|“||Right now, we need to work hard and fast. That majority alliance is growing, and we are shrinking. Maybe it's time for the two small teams to unite against the dictator.||”|
Bilbo, McCartney, and Scrooge talked to Prince and Simon about uniting. Bilbo deemed them as the "Rebels" against the Empire. It soon became widely known around camp who was a Rebel and who was in the Empire.
|“||I like this whole scenario we have going. An evil Empire being challenged by a group of Rebels. We didn't have this much fun in my original season. Now Claire, Moira, Kurt, Lucy, Squidward, and Lelouch are the Empire. Myself, Bilbo, Scrooge, Prince, and Simon are the Rebels. We may not have the numbers, but I bet we can flip Squidward or Moira, since they don't seem entirely loyal.||”|
McCartney spoke to Moira in the woods in an attempt to swing her over, while Prince talked to Claire. Neither of the girls cracked. Scrooge talked to Squidward, who answered the duck by saying he'll "think about it."
|“||You're kidding me? Our alliance is literally so powerful that there's a counter-alliance that call themselves the "Rebels." That's hilarious! You can't resist the Empire, don't even try.||”|
Telling everyone that he's going to fetch water, Bilbo went out hunting for the Power Ring. After being away for a while, the Besuto members grew suspicious. This also caused some tension to grow among the Rebels.
|“||Bilbo is out looking for an idol. Without telling the rest of us. Wow, you're doing great at keeping your team members in check! All of us will surely trust you after this.||”|
As everyone arrived for their reward challenge, Luke revealed that the winner would attend a private party on a boat out at sea. Everyone was excited for this, as the challenge commenced.
Early into the challenge, Lucy found herself eliminated. Squidward followed, then Scrooge, then Claire, then Simon, then Prince, then McCartney. Bilbo, Kurt, Lelouch, and Moira battled for a while, until Moira was eliminated. Kurt followed, leaving rivals Bilbo and Lelouch to face off. Eventually Bilbo cornered himself, allowing Lelouch to win reward.
As Lelouch receives his reward, he is allowed to choose two people to join him. He opts to select Claire, who wanted the reward the most, and Scrooge, who he felt the need to make it up to after voting him. The three left for their boat as the others returned to camp.
|“||One Empire, one resistance member. I'm hoping that on this trip, I can help Scrooge to join the winning team. If I can compensate for voting him, maybe he'll be obliged to join us.||”|
On the boat; Claire, Lelouch, and Scrooge had a great time drinking and watching dolphins nearby. Scrooge went diving as Claire and Lelouch talked strategy, with Lelouch telling her about his plan to bring Scrooge on the trip. Claire assured Lelouch that Moira would not betray her, while Lelouch said the same for Lucy. When Claire went to watch the fish, Lelouch began searching for a clue to the merged Magic Wand. Surely enough, he found one stored inside a bottle and hid it in his pocket.
|“||If I've learned anything, it's that clues are almost always hidden in rewards. I refuse to miss my chance to get my second Magic Wand. There will be no stopping me!||”|
When Scrooge returned, Claire and Lelouch struck a deal with him by offering not to target him again if he joins the Empire. Scrooge said he wouldn't make any promises, but it's something he would consider.
|“||Claire and Lelouch are forces to be reckoned with. They know that if they can convince me to join them, they have an easy pathway to the end. Would it be smart to use them for a while? That's the million dollar question.||”|
At camp, Prince tried to talk Moira into switching sides. Lucy watched from afar and became wary of Moira, going to Squidward with her concerns. Squidward insisted that Lucy was being paranoid, and told her paranoia will destroy them.
|“||Can Lucy just calm down and let us rule the game? We're safer than safe can be, and she's freaking out over every little thing! Someone please save me from these lunatics.||”|
Arriving at the challenge, Luke took Immunity from Bilbo and once again put it up for grabs. Doing a fan favorite challenge, everyone was ready to see where they stood with the tribe. While writing his answers, Lelouch made his way over to where the clue stated the Magic Wand to be hidden. Using his writing as a diversion, Lelouch snatched his second Magic Wand.
Once the challenge begun, the questions were asked. The challenge outcome can be seen here: Game Changers Touchy Subjects.
|“||So Lelouch had a cakewalk to Immunity, maybe we are all just playing into his hand. Can't be certain, but this vote might not go the way it was meant to originally.||”|
The Empire met up to discuss voting someone out. The original target was Bilbo, but Lelouch told everyone about his plan to bring Scrooge into the team. He figured that if he could convince Scrooge to vote his best ally McCartney, that would prove his loyalty.
|“||I would love to take Bilbo down so much, but right now Lelouch wants to test Scrooge to see if he'll vote McCartney. Either way, it's a Rebel going, so I'm satisfied.||”|
Meanwhile, Claire talked to Simon about potentially voting Lucy - Lelouch's showmance. Simon, however, was skeptical that Claire would turn so easily.
|“||You don't just go to a boating party with someone, then want to take them down without any questions asked. Claire is a sneaky and unpredictable girl, and I wouldn't mind giving her the boot.||”|
Simon talked to the Rebels about voting Claire, which they all agreed that she was a big threat socially and strategically. However, Lelouch talked privately to Scrooge and told him about the plan for him to vote McCartney. Scrooge didn't want to, but didn't know the possibility of flipping any Empire members. Prince and Simon tried to rally votes against Claire, but Scrooge came to them and Bilbo with the plan to vote McCartney, since it was unlikely that anyone would switch. This scared the Rebels, but they weren't quick to give up hope.
|“||If I have anything to say about it, Claire will go tonight. But getting Empire members to turn on her is hard, so we may have to vote McCartney without any choice on the matter. This is too hectic, too many people!||”|
At Tribal Council, everyone openly discussed the allegiances of the Empire and the Rebels. When Luke asked if that would be deciding the vote, the tribe agreed that the votes would fall between an Empire and a Rebel. When the voting started, McCartney voted Claire, but the others unanimously voted McCartney out of the game.
As McCartney's torch was snuffed, Luke commented that despite having a clear alliance division, the vote was very unified. But that unification would not last. The tribe members grabbed their torches and returned to camp.
| Tribal Council 15:|
Paul M. (10 votes)
Bilbo, Claire, Kurt, Lelouch, Lucy,
Moira, Paul S., Prince, Scrooge, & Squidward
Claire (1 vote)
|“||Whoa! Can you say 'blindside'? They are playing down and dirty, and they are not afraid to show it. I don't entirely know what happened, and I don't need to. I'm proud of how I played, I made it farther than I thought I would, and I met some incredible people. I wish them the best.||”|
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