The Singles Alliance is the majority alliance of the post-Tribe Swap Tadhana tribe and Kasama in Survivor: Blood vs. Water.

Made up of castaways in the season that have no loved ones still in the game at the start of the merge (except for Laura M. and Ciera due to the alliance needing additional numbers), it aimed primarily to eliminate perceived threat Aras Baskauskas, the de facto leader of the then majority alliance of the original Galang tribe, the Galang Alliance, and later targeted those who sided with him during the start of the merge phase.

Eventually, the returning player faction of the alliance (consisting of Tyson Apostol, Gervase Peterson, and Monica Culpepper) comprised the Final Three, with Tyson winning the title of Sole Survivor.

Members

 Gervase Peterson
Founder
Days 16-39
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 Tyson Apostol
Founder
Days 16-39
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 Caleb Bankston
Reneged
Days 16-27
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 Ciera Eastin
Reneged
Days 16-32
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 Hayden Moss
Reneged
Days 16-27
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 Monica Culpepper
Remained Loyal
Days 16-39
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Affiliates

 Laura Morett
Days 19-26
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History

Creation

The alliance was formed by "Coconut Bandits" Tyson Apostol and Gervase Peterson, a sub-alliance of the Galang Alliance to counter Aras Baskauskas who, along with Tina Wesson, planned to take the winners and their loved ones to the Final Four, which alienated the rest of the members of the Galang Alliance (which are the Coconut Bandits and Monica Culpepper). They pulled in original Tadhana members Caleb Bankston, Ciera Eastin, and Hayden Moss based on the idea that they were individuals who lost their loved ones. After that, they set their sights on the goal of making the Final Five.

The Morett Matters

On Day 19, Laura Morett won the final Redemption Island duel and returned to the game. This presented a potential problem for Tyson: Laura could join Aras and form a pairs alliance, potentially giving him the majority. Laura herself was eager about the idea of doing so, which might have put the alliance in jeopardy. Luckily, Aras immediately told Tyson about the plan to vote her out of the game, giving Tyson the opportunity to relay that information to Laura and sway her to their side.

Monica Defects

In a campfire conversation after Tribal Council where Laura Boneham was voted out, Tina accidentally revealed to Monica Culpepper that she was fifth on the totem pole of the Galang Alliance. Monica was not happy to hear this, and began to look for other opportunities that would take her to the end. After the merge, she talked to Tyson about her situation with the alliance. Tyson then revealed his alliance, and made a Final Three pact between the two and Gervase to sway her to their side, which she accepted.

The Idol

After talking to Caleb and Hayden about the clues given to John Cody, Tyson went searching for the Hidden Immunity Idol. Going by the clues noting that it is "hidden beneath a serpent", he dug underneath a distinctive looking tree branch. Tyson successfully found the idol for the first time, giving him power in the game.

King Aras Dethroned

Before Tribal Council, Aras formed a plan to split the votes between Laura and her daughter, in case Laura had the idol. The plan was for the men to vote for Laura and the women to vote for Ciera, making the vote 4-3. However, this was the time for the alliance to make its first move and Aras was blindsided in a 7-2-2 vote, sending him to Redemption Island.

Distrust Amongst Decimation

The alliance itself has turned out to only be loosely aligned with each other, with each of its members having their own allegiances and agendas. It is notably divided between "Coconut Bandits" Tyson and Gervase, Five Guys remnants Caleb and Hayden, Laura trying to make it to the end with her daughter Ciera, and Monica not being entirely sure of where she stands in the alliance of seven.

After Monica won the next Immunity Challenge, they planned to split the votes between Katie and Vytas. With Katie meant to receive four votes (Vytas even begged them to do so). However, an outburst from Vytas at Tribal Council led to him being voted off instead in an 8-1-1 vote. However, Monica notably switched her vote to Vytas when she was supposed to vote for Katie, raising concerns over her being a "wild card" as Gervase put it.

Afterwards, Tina did whatever she could to make sure that herself and her daughter could survive, with the possibility that only Katie could make it. She instructed Katie to do whatever she needs to in order to stay in the game, even if that means voting her out. Katie won the next Immunity Challenge, which left Tina as the only remaining target. Desperate, she began looking for the Hidden Immunity Idol, but it was all for naught due to Tyson already having it. To defer suspicion, Tyson and the others followed Tina to keep her away from trying to find the idol. At Tribal Council, Tina tried to put the target on Monica, but failed to succeed. In the end, Tina was voted out in a 7-1-1 vote and sent to Redemption Island.

A Pair Within the Singles

With Tina being voted out, the alliance only has Katie left among the outsiders to be voted out. However, the alliance was faced with a dilemma: the only pair in the alliance, Laura M. and Ciera, are possible threats, and decided that they should vote out Laura M. first, who is only an affiliate of the alliance. Ciera was hesitant about it, worrying about having to vote out her own mother. She begrudgingly went with the majority, also voting out her mother in a 7-1 vote.

War Over Ciera

After Tina was voted out and Laura was subsequently blindsided and sent to Redemption Island, alliance members Caleb and Hayden came up with their own plan. They planned to blindside Tyson by working with Katie and Ciera. However, the trio of Gervase, Monica, and Tyson also competed for Ciera's trust.

In the end, Ciera sided with Tyson, Monica, and Gervase to send Caleb home.

An Unexpected Return

Ciera siding with the returnees was only an one time thing as at the next Tribal Council, she voted with Hayden and Katie, causing a revote and later a purple rock tiebreaker that sent Katie to Redemption Island.

Returnees Rule

Because the new players have found themselves at a 3-2 numbers disadvantage, Hayden was voted out and sent to Redemption Island after failing to win Immunity over Ciera. Tina won the Final Duel and returned to the game. Tina was the only person to side with Ciera, and Ciera was ultimately eliminated by the other three returnees.

As the only person outside of the alliance, Tina was eliminated on Day 38, falling one day short of the Final Tribal Council, allowing the three remaining members of the Singles Alliance to make up the Final Three.

Winner

At the Final Tribal Council, Gervase was criticized for hiding behind Tyson, while Monica was criticized for threatening to flip but ultimately not following thru. Tyson was awarded the title of Sole Survivor with 7 of the 8 jury votes while Monica received one vote.

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References

Survivor Alliances Per Season
Borneo The Australian Outback Africa Marquesas
Tagi Alliance Kucha Alliance Boran Alliance Maraamu Alliance
Older Samburu Alliance Rotu Four
Barbecue Alliance Ogakor Alliance
Younger Samburu Alliance Outsiders Alliance
Thailand The Amazon Pearl Islands All-Stars
Chuay Gahn Five Jaburu Alliance Drake Alliance Chapera Alliance
Morgan Alliance
Sook Jai Alliance Tambaqui Alliance Mogo Mogo Alliance
Outcast Alliance
Vanuatu Palau Guatemala Panama
Fat Five Koror Alliance Nakúm Alliance Casaya Alliance
Yasur Alliance
Yaxhá Alliance La Mina Alliance
Final Four Alliance
Cook Islands Fiji China Micronesia
Aitu Four Four Horsemen Fei Long Alliance Malakal Couples Alliance
Older Airai Alliance
Raro Alliance Syndicate Alliance Zhan Hu Alliance
Black Widow Brigade
Gabon Tocantins Samoa Heroes vs. Villains
Fang Alliance Jalapao Three Foa Foa Four Heroes Alliance
Timbira Alliance Rob's Villains Alliance
Onion Alliance Galu Alliance
Exile Alliance Russell's Villains Alliance
Nicaragua Redemption Island South Pacific One World
Espada Alliance Russell's Zapatera Alliance Savaii Alliance Misfit Alliance
La Flor Alliance Stealth R Us Muscle Alliance
The Family
Final Four Alliance Zapatera Six Salani Alliance
Philippines Caramoan Blood vs. Water Cagayan
Kalabaw Alliance Cool Kids Alliance Five Guys Alliance Aparri Alliance
Matsing Alliance
Gota Alliance Galang Alliance Cops-R-Us
Tandang Alliance
Stealth R Us Singles Alliance Solana Alliance
Fulcrum Alliance
San Juan del Sur Worlds Apart Cambodia Kaôh Rōng
Coyopa Guys Alliance Escameca Alliance Bayon Alliance Gondol Alliance
Fab Five Nagarote Alliance Witches' Coven Dara Women's Alliance
Millennials vs. Gen X Game Changers Heroes vs. Healers vs. Hustlers Ghost Island
Takali Alliance Power Six Soko Alliance Naviti Alliance
Triforce
The Round Table
David's Vinaka Alliance Tavua Alliance Final Four Alliance
Final Four Alliance
Zeke's Vinaka Alliance
David vs. Goliath Edge of Extinction Island of the Idols Winners at War
David Alliance Kama Six Lairo Women's Alliance Cops-R-Us
Goliath Alliance Manu Alliance Vokai Alliance
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