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Last week's episode started out by buff dropping and the creation of a third tribe. This week we've been warned that only the one winning tribe will be safe from Tribal Council. Second place only counts in horseshoes, I guess!
Here's the updated pool from the best pool lifeguard ever, Lifeguard Laurie:
Aubry Bracco - Ed in Ohio, meb
Jeff Varner - Donna in FL, Rochelle, DonnaNY
JT Thomas - Carol C, Petals
Malcolm Freberg - Judi Sweeney, Merrilee
Michaela Bradshaw - David, Jackie
Sandra Diaz-Twine - Jennasmom, SueGee
Brad Culpepper - Brian, Sharon N
Debbie Wanner - Glenn, tbc
Hali Ford - Buzzmaam, Nana in the NW
Sierra Thomas - Becky, monty924
Tai Trang - Cheryl in NC, Sharon C
Andrea Boehlke - Indiana Jane, ML
Cirie Fields - Leonia Hart, Terry is a Texan
Ozzy Lusth - KelseyNY, Margo, PDX Granny
Sarah Lacina - Delee, Rbennie
Troyzan Robertson - Donna in Alabama, Lifeguard Laurie
Zeke Smith - Janice from GA, Paula Bell
No more fire!
Survivor fans ready?
Hmm. Tai shows he's trustworthy to the others by talking about voting out his buddy Caleb? Hali could definitely use that against him in a court of law! Meanwhile, Debbie wants to target Hali as she thinks it's too soon to make Tai a target. Or, would that be a Taiget?
We're starting out with a Reward Challenge. Only two members of each tribe will complete. First two tribes to finish win reward. First, coffee makings and chocolate chip cookies. Second, thermos of coffee. First person has to carry a ball on a stick over obstacles, second throws sandbags.
Tai is doing a horrible job in the first part of the challenge.
Nuku wins first place! Brad Culpepper won second place for Mana after Tai's disappointing showing. It was Troyzan who lost it for Tahua.
Uh-oh. Ozzy seems to be getting a bit too confident. He thinks his providing the others make him invaluable. Then he catches a sting ray and makes them even happier with him.
Over on Nuku, Sandra is way over-confident. JT wants her out SO bad! Malcolm is willing to work with him toward that goal. But, will Sandra do that voodoo thing she seems to do and eork her mojo on them all? It wouldn't surprise me. However, any smart player should be targeting her.
Immunity Challenge time! Blindfolded, tethered in pairs, caller, collect bags, table maze. Sandra and Troyzan sit out. Jeff tells them that both losing tribes go to Tribal Council.
TAHUA wins Immunity!
Ohhh! Only ONE person will go out tonight between the two tribes at Triabal. That changes the stakes a bit!
Nuku is six versus the five on Mana. Most seem to think they need to stick together. JT wants to target Tai if that's the case. Sandra wants to take out Sierra. JT would still love to see Sandra go tonight. He trusts Brad. Over on Mana, they really want to target Sandra. Brad thinks if they go Sandra, JT will be voting her.
Tai thinks he better go looking for an idol. He finds a clue and runs off looking for the idol. He's got it! (So, for the record, both Tai and Troyzan have idols.) Oh, geez. He runs and tells Brad, Debbie and Sierra!
Time for Tribal Council. This should be interesting.
Debbie mentions that JT used to be close to then and now he's in the spotlight. Jeff points out the other threats. Sandra says she knows she's not going home tonight. Hmm. Oh my. Hali hints Culpepper should be targeted. They're all whispering. Sheesh.Whoa! JT tells Culpepper they're voting him out! Hali is reluctant to be the first vote. They're all still whispering.
Tai gives his idol to Sierra.
The tally --
Sierra, Sierra, Sierra, Sierra, Sierra, Sierra, Malcolm, Malcolm, Malcolm.
ARGH! Malcolm is sent packing!