The Purple Rock Survivor podcast: Worlds Apart episode 13

Purple Rock Survivor podcast: Worlds Apart episode 12 (Podcast episode 12, Survivor episode 13- they had one week with two episodes)

We recapped the penultimate episode of the season as much as we could between technology issues, scheduling conflicts, and holding back vomit from thinking about Dan. You shain’t miss it!

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Points of interest this week:

The schadenfreude is delicious: a final farewell to Dan Foley.

Did Carolyn just clinch a ticket to Cambodia after tonight?

Was getting rid of Dan instead of Carolyn really better for Mike? And how awesome are his sneaking skills?

Plus, final predictions for the season. Let’s do this.

Of course, we always welcome your comments. You can leave a comment here, tweet us @purplerockpod, or email us at purplerockpodcast on gmail. Thanks for listening!

  • Rob

    On RHAP, Dan said he thought Will might have flipped and gone with Mike and Carolyn because he seemed wish washy after the reward. Or something like that. I still don’t think it makes much sense, because why would Will (or Sierra) want to force a tie at 6, putting themselves at risk, and joining a final 3 with the two biggest jury threats? And if two people jump ship, the extra vote doesn’t help either. Dan’s not smart.

    • Dan also told Rob he got voted out because he was a jury threat, so yeah… Dan doesn’t know things.

      Seriously anyone who hasn’t listened to that train wreck, don’t; but do read the transcript.

      • that RHAP interview, just from reading the transcript, sounded so uncomfortable. I just wanted to hug Rob afterwards because ugh Dan is the worst

      • Rob

        Rob is such a professional it’s insane. Dan opened the interview talking about how disappointed he was and Rob took it in stride and gave Dan most of the interview to talk about how unjustly he was portrayed. As usual, Dan’s defense of himself only served to confirm that his negative portrayal was accurate. Then Rob offered to give Dan a whole offseason podcast to defend himself, before going into a few minutes of talking about the actual season, where Dan was about as insightful as you’d expect he’d be (i.e. not at all). He deserved the podcast awards just for putting up with Dan so graciously.

  • Rob

    On RHAP, Dan said he thought Will might have flipped and gone with Mike and Carolyn because he seemed wish washy after the reward. Or something like that. I still don’t think it makes much sense, because why would Will (or Sierra) want to force a tie at 6, putting themselves at risk, and joining a final 3 with the two biggest jury threats? And if two people jump ship, the extra vote doesn’t help either. Dan’s not smart.

    • Dan also told Rob he got voted out because he was a jury threat, so yeah… Dan doesn’t know things.

      Seriously anyone who hasn’t listened to that train wreck, don’t; but do read the transcript.

      • that RHAP interview, just from reading the transcript, sounded so uncomfortable. I just wanted to hug Rob afterwards because ugh Dan is the worst

      • Rob

        Rob is such a professional it’s insane. Dan opened the interview talking about how disappointed he was and Rob took it in stride and gave Dan most of the interview to talk about how unjustly he was portrayed. As usual, Dan’s defense of himself only served to confirm that his negative portrayal was accurate. Then Rob offered to give Dan a whole offseason podcast to defend himself, before going into a few minutes of talking about the actual season, where Dan was about as insightful as you’d expect he’d be (i.e. not at all). He deserved the podcast awards just for putting up with Dan so graciously.

  • Are we sure a tie ends in rocks? In Blood vs. Water Probst gave them one last chance after the second tie to come to a consensus, and I can’t see Dan or Sierra being important enough to anybody’s game that they’re really going to go to rocks over them.

    Maybe Mike is all ‘yeah, rocks,’ but I’m sure the show has some contingency in place so the person with immunity can’t just force rocks by default.

    • First tie breaker is a revote where you can only vote for those involved in the tie, and those involved in a tie can’t vote.

      Then you go to rocks, with those in the tie, plus the immunity challenge winner, immune from drawing rocks. It remains to be seen if playing a hidden idol carries over into the rock draw or not.

      In votes with four or fewer players, they do not go to rocks. After the re-vote, it is a fire making challenge (with the notable exception being the only time they ever actually had a PURPLE rock, when it was at final four. The show admitted afterword that they deployed the tiebreaker incorrectly in that scenario).

      So for this hypothetical:
      Dan, Rodney, Will vote Carolyn
      Carolyn, Mike, Sierra vote Dan

      If no idol or extra vote is played:
      Revote – Rodney and Will vote Carolyn
      Mike and Sierra vote Dan
      (Assuming no one flips in order to avoid a rock draw)

      Then we go to rocks:
      Rodney, Will, and Sierra draw rocks, each with a 33.3% chance of leaving (but Dan’s alliance would have a 66.6% of losing)
      Mike, Carolyn, and Dan are safe from the draw.

      • I just rewatched the BvW rock draw to be sure I wasn’t misremembering, and there’s an extra step in between the second vote and the rock draw where Probst gives them a chance to reach a verbal consensus on who’s going home.

        It’s kind of moot because I got confused and was talking about the other tie possibility that’s been floated where Dan votes Sierra twice, Carolyn places her idol, and it’s 2 Dan, 2 Sierra. In that one I don’t think there’s any chance it makes it to rocks.

        In a tie between Carolyn and Dan it seems much more likely, although I still think Will ends up flipping back.

  • Are we sure a tie ends in rocks? In Blood vs. Water Probst gave them one last chance after the second tie to come to a consensus, and I can’t see Dan or Sierra being important enough to anybody’s game that they’re really going to go to rocks over them.

    Maybe Mike is all ‘yeah, rocks,’ but I’m sure the show has some contingency in place so the person with immunity can’t just force rocks by default.

    • First tie breaker is a revote where you can only vote for those involved in the tie, and those involved in a tie can’t vote.

      Then you go to rocks, with those in the tie, plus the immunity challenge winner, immune from drawing rocks. It remains to be seen if playing a hidden idol carries over into the rock draw or not.

      In votes with four or fewer players, they do not go to rocks. After the re-vote, it is a fire making challenge (with the notable exception being the only time they ever actually had a PURPLE rock, when it was at final four. The show admitted afterword that they deployed the tiebreaker incorrectly in that scenario).

      So for this hypothetical:
      Dan, Rodney, Will vote Carolyn
      Carolyn, Mike, Sierra vote Dan

      If no idol or extra vote is played:
      Revote – Rodney and Will vote Carolyn
      Mike and Sierra vote Dan
      (Assuming no one flips in order to avoid a rock draw)

      Then we go to rocks:
      Rodney, Will, and Sierra draw rocks, each with a 33.3% chance of leaving (but Dan’s alliance would have a 66.6% of losing)
      Mike, Carolyn, and Dan are safe from the draw.

      • I just rewatched the BvW rock draw to be sure I wasn’t misremembering, and there’s an extra step in between the second vote and the rock draw where Probst gives them a chance to reach a verbal consensus on who’s going home.

        It’s kind of moot because I got confused and was talking about the other tie possibility that’s been floated where Dan votes Sierra twice, Carolyn places her idol, and it’s 2 Dan, 2 Sierra. In that one I don’t think there’s any chance it makes it to rocks.

        In a tie between Carolyn and Dan it seems much more likely, although I still think Will ends up flipping back.