Yessirree ... we're back for more schemin' demons ... er ... castaways. The tribes are getting down so low that you know a shuffle or merge has to be upon us soon. So, what are we in for tonight? Will Shan hum again? She's reminding me of Omar's whistling 'The Farmer in the Dell' as he walks with his shotgun in The Wire.
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Ua - Day 10! The tribe of three. Genie is feeling solid with the three of them. Genie is looking for JD's recycled three-part idol rehidden. And, she finds it! Argh. She tells Shan and Ricard about it. Shan doesn't want it opened, tells us she doesn't want anyone to have more power than her. She talks to Ricard, neither trust Genie. They decide to hide a fake idol in its place before opening it. It is the three-way one. If the third part isn't used by the merge, it expires. Ricard, the one behind the fake idol idea, tells Genie they need to say Brad's speech just to see if Luvu has found theirs.
Luvu - Erika is out there catching fish. The men are getting worried about men on other tribes are getting voted out. Naseer doesn't want to throw challenges. He is feeling good because Danny and Deshawn have accepted him. They haven't really, though. They just feel they need him.
Yase - The women are making Xander feel like he has the power. Tiffany and Evvie don't trust his relationship with Liana. They go in his bag and find the extra vote. He tells Tiffany that he has the three part.
Day 11. A very hot day. Whoa! Naseer comes up with the third line for the three-part idol! Immunity Challenge -- also Reward, rope and giant tarp for 1st, 2nd smaller tarp.
Up and over net "ramp," one person untangle knots after all tribe mates up and over, release key, machete to release bags, fire at targets with giant slingshot doohickey.
YASE wins 1st Immunity! Luvu wins 2nd! Uh-oh ... Ua will be down to two? Yase sends two in a journey, must choose a Ua -- chooses Shan. One more -- Liana.
Liana and Shan travel together. Shan rats out Xander to Liana. They agree to work together after the merge. Shan also tells her that if she's not here tomorrow, Ricard can't be trusted because he's her ally. We get the backstory on both. Shan used to be in a gang but is now a pastor. Liana is just getting to know her mother. Shan doesn't risk her vote. Liana says she needs to risk her vote. The Knowledge of Power Advantage. She can ask others if they have an idol or advantage, they cannot lie to her. Then she can take it.
Ua - Ricard and Genie. Ricard tells her that he thinks Shan will vote him out. He tells us he plans on convincing Genie to vote out Shan while he and Shan vote out Genie. Genie doesn't really trust Ricard. She's not a dummy and she tells us she and Shan would vote him out.
Shan returns and tells us she will tell them all that happens. She does tell them that she did not risk her vote. All three decide to pitch themselves. Shan wants one on one meetings with both. Genie tells her she's with her. Shan trusts her. She wants to snag the extra vote back from him. Ricard tells her he won't vote her out. He thinks if he gives her the extra vote back she will vote him out. They argue-ish. He tells her he will give it back tomorrow. Shan is down to trying to decide between the strategist or the loyalist.
Tribal Council time and Jeff's Probsting questions. Ricard is taking a lot of credit for himself. Hmm. All are nervous.
The tally -- no idols played -- Genie, Ricard, Genie.
Aw, I was getting to really like her.
Next week -- Drop your buffs. But it's not really a merge. I assume it will be a tribe jumble of some kind. Either two tribes or people drawn from Luvu to fill out the other two tribes.