The biggest reward of the season causes a meltdown for the record books

Those allergic to fruit and coconut may want to reconsider Survivor application.

Although the game is now 26 days shorter, the hunger is still clearly taking its toll, as evidenced by Liz’s absolute outburst of anger, despair and misery on Wednesday. Not since Debbie Wanner graced our screens have we witnessed a meltdown so epic it belongs in the annals of gaming forever.

But before we dive deep into the trenches of the reward challenge heard around the world, Maria is still figuring out how to attack Tiffany, despite the fact that everyone is locked in on Q. Kenzie wanted Tiff gone last week, so a temporary deal with wild card Q might not be as crazy as it sounds. There’s just that one pesky immunity idol standing in Maria’s way. The ultimate key!

Who are we fooling? The strategy talk has to be paused for a moment because Jeff surprises the castaways with a reward challenge, once again making the idea of ​​food sound overtly sexual. (“That is 100% ground beef, braised in fried onions and mushrooms!”) Liz, who apparently is not allergic to food from Karishma Patel’s favorite restaurant, is shaking with excitement and by the time this recap comes out, someone better have made a GIF of that! It’s the biggest reward of the season, but unfortunately for starving Liz, Q gets the final sandbag and the piping hot chain restaurant meal. He chooses Tiff, Kenzie and Maria to join him.

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And that’s when Mount St. Liz erupts.

Yes, Liz is allergic to many foods on the island – including coconut – so she eats much less than anyone else. But she knew that when she signed up Survivor. She then throws an ABSOLUTE tantrum, which makes it a little hard to sympathize with her (he said from the comfort of his couch). And I’ll be the first to admit: I don’t know how hard it is to eat next to nothing for 18 days, but Liz literally wrote down Q’s name at Tribal Council the night before! Screaming into the air because Q “almost blew up my entire game” and “overshadowed everything I was trying to do”? Well that is Survivor for you! She expects Q to give her a free meal when all she was trying to do was eliminate him from the game?! The nerve! No one is owed anything in the game of Survivor. Maybe Liz should have tried putting some beef jerky in there or something.

Anyway, what better way to advertise food than by giving it to a bunch of starving people being filmed? But enough about Applebee’s already! Q wants to woo his former Yanus with the food, but Kenzie doesn’t believe it. She’s unwilling to ignore the fact that Q left her out of the plans for half the game. No sir. And unfortunately for Liz, it seems these four were too full to even eat the burger she so desperately craved. (Note to show editors: The smooth transition from the civilian close-up to Liz’s face? Savage and I love you.)

IMMUNITY IS BACK FOR THE GRIP | Players must hold on to a handle connected to a bucket that weighs 25% of their pre-game weight. The last one standing wins. Jeff gives them another chance to earn rice, but the price has gone up. Four people have to sit outside to win the bag. But he also offers one pot of rice if only one person wants to get off. Liz clearly accepts that deal. Tiffany looks like a lock to win the challenge, but when she falls out of nowhere, Charlie wins his second immunity necklace of the season.

STRATEGY | Tiffany tells us that since the only name she’s heard is Q’s, she thinks she can safely keep her idol for another vote. Although Kenzie doesn’t think it’s worth the risk to shoot Tiff this time, Maria is all about “running red lights.” Q is a game (mainly due to its lack of options), while Ben seems interested as well. But they only have four of the five votes needed. Which means they need Liz’s help to make it happen. Can she put aside her feud with Q to make a killer strategic decision?

TRIBAL COUNCIL | The group acknowledges that while Q remains a good smokescreen for a potential blindside, it appears his numbers have increased. Jeff even shakes things up a bit and grills the players about a possible shaky vote, despite the fact that Q’s torch is already extinguished at first glance.

Or is it? Tiff chooses it not play her idol and it costs her: she is voted out of the game by a vote of 5-3. And since Kenzie took her foot off the gas pedal when it came to blindsiding her best friend, all the glory goes straight to Maria this time. (Read our Q&A with Tiffany here.)

Surprised Q survived again? What did you think of Liz’s outburst? Go full bore boogie in those comments!