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Survivor: Second Chance premiered last week with twenty past players who were voted in to play by America. Each player has only played once before and has never won. After the first episode, Bayon won immunity and Vytas was voted out. Will Ta Keo win immunity tonight or return to tribal council? Let’s find out!
On the morning of Day 4, Kelly Wiglesworth is disappointed that Varner flipped against her alliance with Terry and Woo and voted out Vytas. She feels like they are on the outs of the tribe now. Meanwhile, Kelley Wentworth finally opens the hidden immunity idol she found at the challenge yesterday. She is beside herself in excitement. She wants to finally play the game she feels she didn’t get the chance to play in San Juan del Sur. Later on, she talks strategy with Spencer, Jeff Varner, and Shirin. They feel like the new school players are on top right now, but Varner doesn’t feel committed to new school. Varner then talks to Terry afterwards and says it wasn’t Abi-Maria’s time to go. He wants to take out a new school player next, especially Spencer or Shirin. He wants the old school players to wake up and play.
At the Bayon tribe, Joe makes hammocks for the tribe. He realizes he’s a physical threat, but he wants to do stuff for his tribe so he feels needed. Stephen calls him Survivor MacGyver and too much of a golden boy. He says he’s the guy perfect to keep around in the beginning of the game, but the person who needs to leave immediately once the tribes merge.
Back at the Ta Keo tribe, Abi-Maria is upset she received votes in the last tribal council. While talking to Spencer and Peih-Gee, Abi-Maria slightly confronts Peih-Gee about where the two of them stand. Peih-Gee and Spencer are taken aback, and Peih-Gee says everything is fine. In a confessional, Spencer admits he is nervous that he’s aligned with Abi-Maria. He believes they share the same interests in the game, but he calls her a big liability. Abi-Maria still feels uneasy about her tribe mates and notices Varner, Terry, and Woo gathered around talking. She then decides to break up their conversation. “So what’s going on?” she asks as she throws her arms around Terry and Woo’s shoulders. Terry tells Abi-Maria she doesn’t need to know everything that is going on. Varner, on the other hand, is amused by Abi-Maria. He says she’s the perfect person to keep around to help him win a million dollars.
Back at Bayon, Andrew tells the story of how he met his wife. He breaks down in tears talking about her. “She’s my world,” he says. Kass appreciates how her tribe mates have real feelings and aren’t in game mode all the time. Andrew’s story also touches Jeremy since he misses his wife too, and she’s also pregnant. While Jeremy walks away to have a moment to himself, Stephen says to the rest of his tribe that maybe Jeremy is looking for an idol. Andrew then walks up to Jeremy and tells him what Stephen said. “It shows where is head is,” Andrew says. They are both wary of Stephen.
At nighttime, Peih-Gee and Shirin badmouth Abi-Maria. They find her very annoying and are fed up with her. Unfortunately for them, Abi-Maria overheard everything they were saying about her. Shirin walks away as Peih-Gee and Abi-Maria get into a heated exchange. Peih-Gee then talks about Abi-Maria to Spencer, Kelley, and Shirin in the shelter as Abi-Maria sits alone on the beach. At this moment, Abi-Maria is approached by Terry. He tells her he is there for her and Shrin and Spencer are just out for themselves. The next morning, Varner approaches Abi-Maria too. He successfully coaxes her into his alliance and brings up the idea of voting out either Shirin or Spencer next. Abi-Maria agrees, and she says her former allies will regret not being there for her when she felt so alone.
It’s time for the immunity challenge. The tribes greet Jeff, and Bayon is shocked that Vytas was voted out. For the challenge, the tribes must run over three wooden walls while carrying ropes. They will then use the ropes to pull wooden crates to them. Afterwards, they will have to solve a puzzle. Along with immunity, the winning tribe will be given a survival kit to make camp life easier. The challenge begins, and there is a lot of skidding and hard falls as they run over the walls. The tribes are even, but Ta Keo falls behind when they have to pull the crates. Bayon starts the puzzle first, with Kass and Kimmi working on it. Ta Keo starts the puzzle too, with Peih-Gee and Wentworth working on it. Soon, Spencer takes over for Wentworth and Joe takes over for Kimmi. Jeremy also takes over for Kass and Shirin takes over for Peih-Gee. The tribes soon are even and both tribes are very stressed due to how much they are struggling with the puzzle. Ta Keo thinks they finally solved the puzzle, but are incorrect. Right afterwards, Bayon thinks they have solved it and are correct. Bayon wins immunity!
At the Ta Keo tribe, Varner wants either Spencer or Shirin gone. He gets to work to have people on board with voting one of them out. Peih-Gee wants Abi-Maria gone, but will vote with the majority. Wentworth feels close to both Shirin and Spencer since they were original allies, but realizes she can’t save them. Meanwhile, Shirin approaches Abi-Maria and the two of them have a private conversation. Shirin apologizes to Abi-Maria, but Abi-Maria tells her she feels betrayed by her. She is also very grateful of Terry for comforting her after her fight with Peih-Gee last nihgt. Abi-Maria even candidly tells her that she’s done working with her in the game and that either her or Spencer will leave tonight.
Shirin tells Spencer they are in trouble. They approach Woo to flip with them, but Woo is unwilling to help them. He tells Shirin this is the first time Shirin has talked strategy with him. Shirin and Spencer realize one of them will be leaving tonight. Spencer breaks down in tears in his confessional since Shirin was the person he wanted to work with the most in the game.
It’s time for tribal council. Jeff asks Varner about the vibe of the tribe, and he says they are exhausted. Spencer says that they all miss Survivor when it’s over, but are reminded by how much it sucks and can kick their asses once they return. Shirin says she’s been reminded by her first experience already since she’s having a rough time already. She feels like she is on the bottom of the tribe now. Abi-Maria then tells Jeff about the fight. She was hurt by Shirin and Peih-Gee and felt rescued by Terry. Jeff then tells Shirin that this situation is very similar to her first season, but now Shirin is on the opposite side. Shirin was ostracized by her tribe and felt rescued by Mike, but now she’s the one making Abi-Maria feel ostracized. Spencer then tells Jeff that he and Shirin know they are in trouble, and Varner confirms that it’s true. Spencer pleads to his tribe and says he wants to form relationships with everyone. Jeff tells Spencer that this is very similar to his first season too. Spencer also had to plea for his life in the game to Kass and Tasha the night J’Tia was voted out. Jeff is astounded at how Shirin and Spencer’s current predicament has uncanny similarities to their original seasons.
It’s time for the vote. Either Shirin or Spencer will be voted out tonight.
Jeff reads the votes. The first vote is for…
Shirin is the second person voted out of Survivor: Second Chance.
And that wraps up tonight’s episode of Survivor: Second Chance. Thanks for reading and come back next week for another live recap.