Previously on Survivor: Chrissy managed to get herself on the top while Ashley and Ben continued to argue and be at the bottom. Jessica and Cole grow closer romantically to the point where Cole reveals that Joe has an idol. The Hustlers lost the challenge and were deciding on Lauren or Patrick. Ultimately they decided on Patrick because of his unpredictability and behavior.
Tribe Swap: Before the challenge, we hear those famous words “everybody drop your buffs.” That’s right, it’s time for a tribe swap. Everyone grabs a hidden buff and reveal the new tribes. The new tribes are…
- Levu: Ben, Ashley, Desi, Joe, and Devin
- Soko: Ryan, Ali, Chrissy, JP, and Roake
- Yawa: Cole, Jessica, Lauren, Mike, and Ben
With no time to waste, we get into our reward challenge. Three members of each tribe will be attached to a rope and must untangle themselves while going through a course. They will then use the rope to hook a sled and pull it back to them. The other two tribe members will use the shed to solve a puzzle. The winning tribe will get a feast of PB&J sandwiches with an individual bag of chips. Everyone is close but Yawa is in the lead. Levu becomes tangled up and slowly falls behind. Yawa gets in the lead and solves the puzzle.
Yawa: Ben is a little worried because he’s the only Hero in the tribe. Yet he doesn’t dwell on it and tries to bond with his new tribe. Everyone is enjoying their feast but Jessica notices something in her chips, a secret advantage. Hell, she almost ate it but thankfully not. This advantage involves blocking another vote at the next tribal council. If Yawa wins then she must give it to one person on the losing tribe. She tells Cole and Mike which maybe wasn’t the best option. Cole quickly tells everyone and by god he needs to shut up.
She tells Cole and Mike which maybe wasn’t the best option. Cole quickly tells everyone and by god he needs to shut up. Lauren wants to swing Mike to her side so they can have the majority. Mike is pissed and tells Jessica that everybody knows about the advantage. Well, Cole confesses that he told Ben and she keeps her feelings of betrayal inside her.
Soko: Roark is also like Ben because she’s the lone Healer. Ryan is excited because, in the first episode, he gave Chrissy the temporary super idol. He tells her what happened and she is thrilled about this.
Levu: Ashley isn’t happy because Alan is on her tribe. Instead of being out, Devon becomes the swing vote between the 2 healers and 2 heroes. Joe is nervous and approaches him about joining them in the next vote. He makes up a lie that the Heroes want Devon to go home.
Immunity: The challenge involves each tribe racing to a large crate of puzzle pieces. Next, they have to move the crate through the challenge. Once they reach the finish, they will unlock their second set of puzzle pieces. Then everybody must work together to make a giant puzzle. The first 2 tribes to win will be safe while the losers will go to tribal council. Yawa quickly goes through the obstacles and finish their puzzle. Soko finishes right behind them and wins.
Tribal: Devon is in a good position of the swing vote for this upcoming tribal. Ashley talks to him and he tells her that Joe said the heroes want him out. Now he really doesn’t trust Joe. Desi sees this and Joe thinks about playing an idol at the next vote. Well, Alan and Joe become very paranoid and throws Desi under the bus. Joe tries to calm her down and Desi tells him to play the idol for her. Tribal will get more tricky because Devon gets the advantage from Jessica.
At tribal, Alan immediately gets into it and tells about Joe being crazy after their loss. Although he appreciates Joe’s honesty, one of the healers will be going home. The point of 6 healers still being in this game is a good one. Devon acknowledges he’s the swing vote and opens up the secret advantage. Well, it actually becomes more of a disadvantage because now he can’t vote. Then Joe plays his idol for himself and manages to get two of the votes blocked. Which means Alan is voted out.