‘Survivor’: Karishma Patel and Dean Kowalski Rivalry Heads Into Merge

Survivor: Island of the Idols castaways Dean Kowalski and Karishma Patel rivalry is growing as they go into the merge. Karishma is gunning for Dean and he probably doesn’t even know the two of them are even enemies. But Karishma made it clear at the last tribal council that she wants him gone. Which of the two will outwit, outplay, and outlast the other?

Survivor: Island of the Idols – Karishma Patel’s Sudden Dislike for Dean Kowalski

Karishma Patel and Dean Kowalski have been in the same Survivor tribe the whole time heading into the merge. But they have never really worked together, yet there didn’t seem to be any bad blood between them. Speaking of blood, it’s possible Karishma’s views on Dean soured when she suffered a nasty hand injury at camp.

None of her fellow Vokai tribemates were too concerned with Karishma’s bloody injury. But, it caused some Survivor fans to get a little lightheaded. Karishma’s may not like Dean because of the way he acted while he acted when she was injured. Or, maybe it has something to do with him voting to boot her at three separate tribal councils. Or it could be both.

Karishma Patel Shocked at Idol Play

When Dean Kowalski played his hidden immunity idol, the rest of the tribe was shocked. Besides Kellee Kim who was the one to give it to Dean. Everyone, especially Karishma Patel, thought his Survivor game over.

Karishma’s tribal confessional was downright devious when she cast her vote. “You took three shots at me and you missed,” Karishma whispered while holding up her card with Dean’s name, “and I’m nailing you on my first try.” To rub some salt in the wound, Karishma added a cheeky, “stay dry, sweetheart”. But when Dean revealed his Survivor idol, her jaw just about hit the dirt.

Survivor: Dean Kowalski Might be in the Dark

There’s a big chance that this whole Survivor rivalry is extremely one-sided. While Dean Kowalski has voted to banish her three times, it’s because of Karishma Patel’s lack of skill, not a dislike for her. The only reason he would have to hold a grudge would be because she voted out his budding showmance partner Chelsea Walker along with the rest of Vokai.

In fact, she’s probably barely on his radar and now that they’ve merged, she’s an extra vote and that is all that really matters since she’s not very good at challenges. So, which of them will make it further in the game?

Survivor airs tonight at 8 pm on CBS.

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