Tribes switch up on 'Survivor: Caramoan — Fans vs. Favorites'

Published: Thursday, March 21 2013 5:55 p.m. MDT

Utahn Dawn Meehan survived the tribes switching up, her new tribe losing a challenge and going to Tribal Council on Wednesday's episode of "Survivor: Caramoan — Fans vs. Favorites."

“The game just started anew,” John Cochran said after each was given an egg with a color in it.

It turned out that four Favorites were on each tribe and three Fans — leaving the Fans in an underdog position.

Meehan remained on the reconfigured purple Bikal Tribe with Favorites Cochran, Corinne Kaplan and Phillip Sheppard and Fans Julia Landauer, Matt Bischoff and Michael Snow.

On the reworked orange Gota Tribe are Favorites Andrea Boehlke, Brenda Lowe, Erik Reichenbach and Malcolm Freberg and Fans Sherri Biethman, Edward “Eddie” Fox and Reynold Toepfer.

Each tribe also received a new bag of rice, which was good news for those headed to the Favorites’ camp.

The switch came on Day 14, the day after an immunity challenge that turned into an emotional impromptu Tribal Council when Brandon Hantz was voted out. Hantz had dumped out his tribe’s beans and rice among other things.

“This game just started over,” host Jeff Probst said.

The Gota Tribe won the Immunity Challenge, which included pushing huge, heavy crates to a large structure and using the blocks to spell out “Fans vs. Favorites.”

“It was depressing to walk away thinking you had just participated in the most embarrassing challenge that had been held,” Meehan said in a video posted on the “Survivor” website about the challenge, which was on Day 16 of the 39-day contest.

For the Bikal Tribe, it became an effort to see where everyone’s loyalties were.

Sheppard and Kaplan have been at odds and wanted to see each other voted out, but decided to stay with the Favorites group of four.

It came down to Bischoff, as they knew he didn’t have a Hidden Immunity Idol and he was part of an outspoken, strong duo with Snow and Landauer, as she was a weaker player, especially in that day’s challenge. And Meehan wanted to see Bischoff go.

All four of the Favorites voted for Bischoff, Landauer voted for Meehan and Bischoff and Snow voted for Landauer, who looked visibly relieved at the end of the vote.

“The only way you stay in this game, you have to win immunity challenges,” Probst said to Snow and Landauer.

Meehan is a South Jordan adoptive mother of six, BYU English professor and a Primary teacher in the Founders Park 8th Ward, South Jordan Utah Founders Park Stake of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

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