Survivor: HHH Episode 3 Recap: All We Need Is Love

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My Kisses Are Very Private

My Kisses Are Very Private

Can you feel the love tonight on Survivor? Love, as they say, is a many splendored thing, and it was definitely in the air tonight on Survivor. But there was no love lost by the time we reached Tribal Council, where one castaway felt the sting of betrayal after succumbing to a brutal blindside. Yes, love hurts.

Please remember that this recap assumes that you have already seen this week’s Episode 3 of Survivor: HHH, so if you have not and don’t want to be spoiled, please come back later! It’s important to add too that while we WILL hit on all of the important developments of the episode, this is not a linear “blow-by-blow” recap, and is more of a discussion and reaction of what we just witnessed together.


My Kisses Are Very Private

So I guess being classmates at college only gets you so far in the game of Survivor. Of course, I’m referring to the information that was revealed last week in my exit interview with Simone, who revealed that Ali and Patrick – while not the closest of friends – did know each other from college when attending Auburn University. Patrick was finally let go by Ali this week, who just couldn’t protect him any longer. I say good riddance, personally. Ali can only do so much, and Patrick really sealed his own fate despite being very bitter on the way out (he called his former tribe mates all “awful” on the way out, and then in his closing interview he wished them all ill will the rest of the way in the game). Patrick was possibly a good personality to have on a Reality TV show, and by that I mean he is loud, annoying, goofy and boisterous, which usually will result in drama and entertainment…never a bad thing I suppose. But he was also the type of player that Survivor fans could immediately identify as one of those characters that was never going to have a chance to win the game. There is always a few, and if this season is doing anything right, at least we now have gotten rid of three such contestants right off the bat to start the game.

Patrick‘s insistence to stay in the challenge throwing sand bags was shown to be the straw that broke the red-headed camel’s back, but we’ll learn more in my exit interview with Patrick on Thursday. For now, I think it was a no-brainer for the Hustlers tribe and I think that Lauren staying in the game is a benefit to every one else, included us viewers.

My Kisses Are Very Private

Beyond the whole “will it be Patrick or Lauren?” drama, the rest of the episode was all about the relationships being built – or being broken down – at the other tribes. We got a brief scene at the beginning of the ep reminding us that Chrissy and Ben are really running the show at the Heroes camp, with Ashley probably sitting in the three position, and with JP and Alan on the outside looking in. Alan continues to be portrayed as maybe the last remaining “not fit for this game” type of player, and despite Ashley and JP still having a strong connection, we learned that they are trying hard to dismiss the “power couple” label that Alan put on them back on Day One.

The real show-mance of the season is clearly the hook-up of Cole and Jessica, and damn are they cute. Jessica tells us that she’s a virgin and blushes after spontaneously kissing Cole on the cheek. Cole tells us that the more he learns about Jessica, the more he likes, and calls her his “dream girl.” And while that may be true on a personal level, Jessica soon found out that Cole is not necessarily her “dream partner” when it comes to the game and strategy. Not only did Cole tell Jessica (“I thought I was special!”), but he then decides to tell Desi and Roark (welcome to the show!) about Joe‘s Idol as well…and without first consulting with Jessica. Jessica also aptly noted that Cole revealed this information WAY too soon, and had he waited longer he might have been in a much-improved posi…

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