Baldwin County Reality Watch Party Week 7: Gulf Shores native Jonathan Young "is looking almost human"

By Melanie LeCroy
Lifestyle Editor
melanie@gulfcoastmedia.com
Posted 4/26/22

“Survivor” has reached week seven and Gulf Shores business owner Jonathan Young is still in the game.  

It is time to catch up on last week’s episodes. If you are …

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Baldwin County Reality Watch Party Week 7: Gulf Shores native Jonathan Young "is looking almost human"

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“Survivor” has reached week seven and Gulf Shores business owner Jonathan Young is still in the game.  

It is time to catch up on last week’s episode. If you are behind, this would be a suitable time to stop reading if you want to avoid spoilers.

“Survivor” week seven opened with a reward challenge early in the episode and everyone is excited to hear they will be playing for peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and potato chips. Everyone is starving and host Jeff Probst comments that everyone is looking thin and Gulf Shores business owner Jonathan Young is looking almost human. During an interview, Young says that he normally eats 4,000 to 5,000 calories a day and is taking in an estimated 400 calories a day on the island.

“Any food I can get is gonna help me think more clear, do better in the challenges, even if it’s one sandwich,” Young said.

Everyone draws rocks and split into two teams. For the challenge everyone must leap into the water from an elevated platform and move a buoy through a series of obstacles. The team must get all five buoys to a point and then toss them into a basket. The first team to compete wins the reward.

Maryann draws the gray stone and is required to sit out, but Drea offers to switch because she does not like peanut butter. Probst allows the exchange, and the teams get ready to begin.

Young’s team consists of Tori, Rocksroy, Chanelle and Mike. Young is the first on the blue team to dive into the water and he makes quick work of the water course. Both teams stay close until the very end. Omar takes the challenge of throwing the buoys into the basket for the orange team and sinks the first four before the blue team can get any into the basket. Young asks to take a turn throwing the buoys for the blue team and he manages to sink all five while Omar struggles to sink the orange team’s fifth buoy. The blue team wins and finds baskets full of oozing peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and potato chips when they arrive at camp.

Drea found the “Knowledge is Power” advantage while sitting out in the reward challenge. The advantage allows her to ask any castaway if they have an idol or advantage and if they do, they will have to give it to her. This new advantage gives Drea four: she also has an amulet, idol and extra vote.

The immunity challenge has a new twist. Probst offers an individual portion of rice for anyone who sits the challenge out or a bag of rice containing four days’ worth for the whole group if enough people sit out. The group negotiates with Probst to get the large bag of rice in exchange for four: Drea, Lindsay, Maryann and Omar.

The challenge is for each player to balance on a narrow perch while holding a buoy between two handles. If the player or buoy drops, the player is out. The last standing wins immunity and a guaranteed spot in the final 10.

Many of the competitors loose balance quickly and at the 10-minute mark it is down to Young and Tori. They each fight to recover from wobbles but Young finally looses balance and is unable to recover. Tori wins immunity for the second week in a row.

It seems the tribe is planning to vote out Chanelle at tribal council, but Romeo is getting paranoid and that puts him in the crosshairs. But as Probst counts the votes Chanelle ends up with five and is eliminated. She is now the first member of the tribal council jury.

As the tribe’s numbers dwindle, the alliances will start to focus on taking out the competition. Will Young be able to stay in the majority or will his torch be the next extinguished?

“Survivor” season 42 airs on CBS each Wednesday at 7 p.m. CST.

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