“Survivor” has become known for its numerous twists and perks over the past few seasons, so much so that many viewers even need help keeping track. Last week, it was Drea Wheeler who went into the episode full of benefits; However, her Charm of Advantage, Extra Voice, and Knowledge is Power were obviously not enough to protect her.
Now, however, the cast has been reduced to six, and almost every benefit has shifted or shifted in some form. So who put what into the penultimate episode of the season? Well, it can be important to keep track of as they are likely to play a significant role in the upcoming episode.
Here’s a comprehensive list of all the perks the last 6 castaways of Survivor 42 Episode 12 have:
Following the back-to-back eliminations of Hai Giang and Drea – two of the three Perk Charm holders – in Episode 10 and Episode 11 respectively, there is now only one person left to hold the coveted Perk: Lindsay Dolashewich. This means the amulet that started as an extra vote and matured into a ballot on Hai’s blindside is now a fully hidden immunity idol.
Also, the Amulet, now Idol, is only good up to the last 6, meaning that if Lindsay ever plays it, it will be in the next Tribal. So if nothing really goes haywire, Lindsay will likely make it into the last 5.
What gives Lindsay even more power is the fact that no one else in the game knows about the Advantage Charm, meaning no one knows she currently has an idol. She could certainly use this power to her advantage, although how she handles it might be tricky.
Maryanne Oketch, on the other hand, still keeps her two perks from last week’s episode: the extra vote she won at the Summit in episode 1, as well as a hidden immunity idol she found in episode 10, a day after she next Drea had played her immunity idol on Episode 9’s iconic dual tribal council.
Eventually, as Episode 11 viewers will no doubt recall, Omar Zaheer came into possession of Mike Turner’s hidden immunity idol after the former convinced him to give it to him in order to undermine Drea’s knowledge is power advantage. This, of course, worked in her favor and promptly led to Drea’s elimination. However, as Mike said privately during the episode, “Could this guy take me to the dry cleaners? Will they return it? You don’t have to return it! They might say, ‘No, Mike’s fine’!”
It remains to be seen what will happen to Omar’s new hidden immunity idol, or if it will be used at all. Both Omar and Maryanne’s Idols will be good until the last 5.
With a lot of talk about the former Takus now making up 4 of the last 6 and retaining a lot of the power in the game, their number of advantages certainly speaks for itself. All four advantages are currently held by three former Takus. So unless they turn against each other (which is possible, especially given the simmering tensions between 29-year-old Jonathan Young and the others), they’ll likely make it that day together.
In summary, here’s a comprehensive list of what everyone has as of Episode 11:
Of course, while it looks like Taku is in power, the same could be said of Drea ahead of last week’s episode. In Survivor, looks can be deceiving and anything can happen.
Could this be the week the mighty Taku falls? Tune in to “Survivor” on CBS Wednesdays at 8:00 p.m. to find out. The three-hour finale will air Wednesday, May 25, 2022.