I love these ‘who wants it more’ type of challenges. Everyone has to hold on to a bucket that is filled with 25% of their body weight. There will be a male and female winner. This should be an easy win for Abi since her bucket weighs like 5 pounds.
As expected, the men drop like flies. Skupin, Pete and Penner are the first 3 out. Lisa can’t hold on anymore. Malcolm drops leaving 3 males competing. RC is not looking good. She tries to rally her bucket but it’s too late; she is out. Abi drops immediately. It is apparent that she didn’t want RC to win and now that she is out, she couldn’t care less who won. Denise wins immunity idol for the females. This will be the first tribal Denise doesn’t have to worry about being voted out.
Artis finally gives in to the pain and we are down to Jeff and Carter. It is past 25 minutes and those two try to make a deal. It is awkward to watch, as a fan, because we both know they are safe and that they are aligned. We are shouting for one of them to drop. Jeff quits, giving the win to Carter.
Back at camp, Skupins talks with Jeff about an alliance. Jeff shares his reservations about joining up with Penner and Skupin. He doesn’t want a returning player to win. Jeff then talks with Carter about this. Does he go with the veterans and be in the majority sub-alliance? Or does he go with Tangdang and be at the bottom? Jeff’s decision will ultimately come down to not wanting Penner outlast him in the game.
At Tribal, Jeff congratulates Tangdang. They are the only tribe to not go to tribal before a merge. However, that doesn’t mean that they are a happy family. Seconds into tribal, RC and Abi talk about their main argument. Did RC leave the clue out to frame Abi? Is Abi crazy and making this up in her head?
Lisa makes a comment about flippers. They won’t benefit because they are in a weak spot on the tribe (If Tangdang goes to Kalabaw). Also, there is a possibility for a flipper to join Tangdang if they perceive themselves to be at the bottom of the totem pole. It will buy them some time in the game if a kalabaw decides to flip.
The group votes. When Jeff goes tally the votes, everyone hears a weird noise coming from the jungle. Is that a sign, a pain sign for whoever is about to get voted out?
Penner uses his idol. That means all 5 votes that he received will not count. He would have been voted out. The votes are split between Pete and RC. Another beauty left the game with 4 votes, the tribe has spoken RC. Pete received 2 votes from Penner / RC. Penner knows he has no alliance.