Goliath has the numbers and they plan on getting rid of the Davids one by one. Since there were three idols found that morning, Lauren becomes skeptical about whether or not her immunity idol is real. It was news to her that Victoria was a threat. Despite slipping on the starting platform and swimming away from his platform, Wardog kept pace for the blue team with Ron on the bellow team in the swimming portion. Gavin and Victoria had trouble on the ring toss, but Julie and Devens were on fire.
Julie and Victoria basically did nothing this challenge but stand next to Rick and Gavin on the platform. And, again, I appreciate you giving this poor Dalton substitute a chance. Then Rick played his real idol for Gavin as promised at which point Chris acted upset before playing his own real idol. He enlisted the help of Aurora, Rick, Ron and Victoria to take her out, which meant Gavin, Julie and Lauren were left out of the loop. The two teams will be drawn at random.
However, his Hidden Immunity Idol did come into play, effectively sending a 6-1 Ben vote into a 1-0 Lauren vote, sending her out in 7th place and heading to jury as the fifth member. The first step is to untie the rope and release pieces. Lauren was hoping to vote out Rick while Julie saw Wardog as Public Enemy No. This Biblically themed season initially saw 10 overachieving Goliaths take on 10 underdog Davids. More like : Edge of Emotion.
At camp, Devon is happy because everything is becoming clear to him and he thinks he is finally calling the shots. Wardog and Rick were mud brothers at the reward challenge, as their differences were finally cast aside in the interest of succulent muddy rubdowns. Alec is thrilled to be merged and is excited about really playing the game now. Elizabeth knows that Kara and Dan are close and want to get rid of Dan. On to the puzzles, both teams are at the table trying to figure it out. I guess he assumed Julie would just do whatever he told her to do? Like Kelley did, Lauren has a hidden idol in her possession and though that is useful she will need people on her side in order to make it work for her.
So who returned from the Edge and which player was ultimately named the? The new tribe name is Kalokalo and they have a lot to decide with heading to Tribal Council together. Meanwhile, Chrissy and Ryan just keep talking about getting rid of Ben next. But now she finds herself with few options to turn to. Elizabeth and John are the juries. Less predictably, he gave Aurora back her extra vote, hoping it would build trust— either so he could work with her moving forward or shock her with a blindside. They got to the rope bridge just before Kelley, Aurora and Chris. Victoria unlocked it first and began working on the puzzle just before Rick, Julie, Lauren and Gavin caught up, leaving Chris in the dust.
On the other hand, Gabby wants to see Elizabeth leave but knows she has no power and can only hope the target is not on her. That meant that only Lauren and Julie were eligible for votes as Jeff read them aloud: Chris, Chris, Chris, Lauren, Lauren. Time to read the votes, nobody played an immunity idol. Everyone was shaky out the gate, but it was Ben who dropped his rings first. Nevertheless, the returnees are fighting to integrate.
Meanwhile, Victoria approaches Gavin and Devens with a plan to vote out Chris. Mike played an idol for no reason. So knowing that the returnee will likely turn the game on its head and make things fully unpredictable just the way we like it going into a Finale! Ryan, on the other hand, congratulated everyone on the great move, but in reality, he is also furious. Julie voiced a rationale long bandied about by fans and former players alike, attributing the disparity to primal gender roles. I appreciate that you are reading this recap! Can everyone just decide to call him one or the other?! Everyone starts talking about Ryan having an idol. At regular intervals, they will have to move up making it very difficult.
When it all came down to a puzzle, Julie proved that she had what it takes, winning it all. Mike drops a piece and falls back. Rick Devens, on a list of the top 5 least-likely Survivor challenge beasts? After a lot of debate, host Jeff Probst began reading off the votes. In that challenge the players had to maneuver through a ropes course and then finish with a table maze. They are surely the biggest targets in the game, and now one of them has fallen.
Mike is out, Ashley wins individual immunity and is safe at tribal council. After a harrowing penultimate episode that saw the robotic scientist Christian Hubicki get , there are now only two Davids remaining against four Goliaths. Time to vote…before they do that Nick pulls his advantage. Midway through the speeches, most of the tribal even admitted they were still undecided. It remains to be seen if Wardog though, also had a point: That he, Ron and Devens needed each other.
The new players have the right idea — in a game as inherently unfair as Survivor, any chance to even the playing field should be seized. But — whether it be because of complacency or inability to eat the rice or both — she has basically been passed out in one way or another for the past few episodes. Once the tribe got back to camp, Ben looked like the target of the majority. Next was an army crawl under some netting. Jeff pushed the tribe on the subject of what constitutes a threat, and everyone agreed that the answer changes every day out on the island.