Week 8 "Survivor" Recap


Jean-Robert Bellande might have had a good hand, but Courtney Yates ’03 was holding all the right cards.

Bellande, the professional poker player who has been a consistent thorn in the side of our Suffolk alumnae, was voted off the island on the November 8 installment of Survivor: China, the CBS hit reality television series. It must have been sweet for the Melrose native who has had to ward off Bellande’s scorn and ire since the first show back in September.

Courtney also won her very first challenge when she became the last person remaining seated in a leaking barrel, surprising everyone—including herself. The victory gave her immunity at the Tribal Council, allowing her to lead the charge to snuff Jean-Robert’s torch.

With just five weeks remaining before the December 16 finale, Courtney now seems poised to defy the odds and win the $1 million jackpot. Tune in next Thursday, Novembr 15, at 8 p.m. to see if she can continue to survive.

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