New ‘Survivor 42’ Merge Preview Hints at Hourglass Return

As many viewers of “Survivor 41” will keep in mind, the notorious “Hourglass twist” was carried out in episode 6 of the season, when eventual winner Erika Casupanan was provided an opportunity to “flip again time” and reverse the end result of the earlier immunity problem, granting immunity to herself and 5 contestants who had misplaced immunity within the final problem earlier than the merge.

Although this twist proved to be controversial amongst each followers and contestants of the sport alike – considered one of whom reamed host Jeff Probst on the island for basically mendacity to them – it appears, based mostly on sneak previews of Wednesday evening’s episode, that the twist can be returning once more on “Survivor 42.”

Here’s what you must know:

Probst Tells Contestants They Must ‘Earn’ Their Way Into the Merge

A brand new sneak peek of “Survivor 42,” episode 6 launched by CBS Friday exhibits an prolonged model of the subsequent episode preview confirmed on the finish of episode 5, wherein Probst instructed the 12 remaining contestants (coincidentally, 4 of every tribe) that the sport has “change into particular person,” adopted by the long-lasting “drop your buffs,” hinting at a merge. However, when contestant Mike Turner asks him to substantiate it’s a merge, Probst responded, “not precisely.”

The new trailer exhibits an prolonged model of that scene, wherein Probst continues, a lot to the contestants’ dismay:

In reality, you might benot merged. You is not going to be formally merged till after the subsequent Tribal Council. Like all the pieces else on this sport, you’re going to earn your method into the merge. So proper now, you might be with out a buff, and you might be with out a tribe.

This is, after all, similar to what Probst instructed the “Survivor 41” contestants final season, and on condition that the format of “42” has up to now largely mirrored that of “41,” the identical twists and benefits which occurred final season are more likely to be carried on on this one. It stays to be seen who can be given the selection to smash the hourglass, and whether or not they may certainly select to take action.

Given that the upcoming episode is a two-hour particular, we’ll seemingly get to see not solely the hour of the Hourglass twist, but additionally the following hour wherein the twist is revealed to the remaining contestants, these left weak will compete for immunity, and somebody can be despatched residence at Tribal Council.

Mike Will ‘Never Trust Chanelle Ever Again’

Another sneak peek of the upcoming episode exhibits the 4 remaining Vati members getting back from their Tribal Council in episode 5. Chanelle Howard’s shock vote for Mike Turner is coming again to hang-out her, and turns into the topic of vigorous dialogue (and argument) again at camp.

Despite Chanelle’s makes an attempt to rationalize her vote to Mike, and regardless of’s Mike’s claims that “I’m not mad; it is gameplay, it is cool,” Mike reveals privately that he’ll “by no means belief Chanelle ever once more.”

Although many followers have questioned why Chanelle voted for Mike as an alternative of Daniel, she defined in a confessional within the preview that she did so to stop herself from going residence within the occasion of Daniel efficiently enjoying his Shot within the Dark benefit. However, given how Mike voted for Chanelle within the first spherical, the consequence on this case would have turned out to be a tie between Mike and Chanelle, wherein case Chanelle virtually definitely would have been despatched residence on the revote. As a consequence, Chanelle basically painted a goal on her again for just about no cause.

The “Survivor 42” merge (or pretend merge) will naturally see three very fractured tribes coming collectively as one. On Ika, Tori Meehan declared her intent to “leap ship” as quickly as she had the prospect, and on Taku, Jonathan Young has change into ostracized from his feminine tribemates in current days, on condition that he finds them to be “annoying.” As a results of these dynamics, in addition to the assorted benefits that the contestants have, it is going to be attention-grabbing to see how this all performs out – and who stays loyal to who – as soon as it’s time to vote.

“Survivor 42” airs Wednesdays at 8 p.m. Eastern and Pacific on CBS. Be certain to look at the two-hour particular “merge” episode tomorrow; the three-hour finale airs Wednesday, May 25, 2022.

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