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The Jabeni tribe returns to camp after tribal council. They believe they will have more tribe unity without Natalie around. Angelina explains to Lyrsa that she wrote her name down to make it seem like she was still on Natalie’s side. If she voted with Natalie, then Angelina was hoping for Natalie to give her her jacket in return. However, Natalie kept her jacket when she was voted out. Lyrsa and Nick are bothered by Angelina’s attempt at getting Natalie’s jacket. Nick says if she would do that for a jacket, then she could do anything for a million dollars.
It’s time for the reward challenge. They will have to go through a series of obstacles to collect rings while carrying a heavy bag of coconuts. At the end of the challenge, they will have to toss rings at posts. The first two tribes to complete the challenge will win a vegetable reward. The challenge begins, and Lyrsa’s struggle climbing a ladder puts Jabeni behind. Alec and Gabby are already tossing rings for Vuku and Tiva respectively while Jabeni still tries to catch up. However, Jabeni finally catches up with Nick tossing the rings for his tribe. Dan takes over for Gabby and Davie takes over for Alec. Dan lands the last ring for his tribe. Tiva wins reward! Nick lands the last ring for Jabeni. Jabeni wins reward!
At the Tiva camp, Dan is happy with how successful his tribe has been in challenges. He mentions his two hidden immunity idols, and his “brochacho” alliance with John and Christian. He can’t imagine playing the game any better. Meanwhile, Christian is discussing how he’s been able to fit in with his fellow tribe members. He says his hard work is paying off. However, Gabby is very aware that she is on the outs of the tribe. She doesn’t want to just rely on challenges, so she reaches out to Alison. Gabby breaks down in tears to Alison, saying it’s hard being on the bottom. She says Dan never talks to her. In her confessional, Alison admits she can trust Gabby long term. Alison tells Gabby that she’s willing to blindside Dan.
On the Vuku tribe, Elizabeth is annoyed by her back pain due to sleeping on the bamboo. She wants to split the bamboo in half, and she gets to work on that with Kara. However, Carl and Davie tell her that it’s too late in the day to do a project like that. They only have a few hours of daylight left, and that’s something to be done early in the morning. Elizabeth is frustrated by her tribe members. She says in her confessional that she can’t stand stupid people. Later, she tells her tribe members that she’s in a lot of pain and she’s done waiting for people to help her fix the bed. Carl and Davie tell her that they just wanted to get some sleep and are bothered by Elizabeth’s frustrations. In her confessional, Kara is hopeful that this disagreement will allow her to survive the vote if they were to go to tribal council. And in Carl’s confessional, he says he would vote out Elizabeth if they were to lose the next immunity challenge.
It’s time for the immunity challenge. They will have to carry a large saucer through an obstacle course and fill it with water. Afterwards, they must pour the water into a well until it’s full. When the well is full, it will release a bag of puzzle pieces. Lastly, they’ll place the saucer on the well and solve a puzzle on the saucer. The first two tribes to finish the puzzle will win immunity. The challenge begins with all tribes collecting water, with everyone spilling some here and there. Vuku and Tiva are the first trbes to get to work on the puzzle as Alec and Kara work on the puzzle for Vuku, and Alison and Christian work on the puzzle for Tiva. Jabeni is way behind as they are still trying to collect water. Alison and Christian are the first to solve the puzzle. Tiva wins immunity! Alec and Kara are taking their time solving the puzzle since Jabeni is way behind. Jabeni is still trying to catch up, but they drop their saucer and spill all their water on the way back to the well. They give up as Vuku only have a couple of pieces left. Alec and Kara solve the puzzle. Vuku wins immunity! Jabeni will go to tribal council tonight.
The Jabeni tribe returns to camp and discuss the vote. Angelina asks Lyrsa her thoughts, and Lyrsa is unwilling to talk much game with her. In her confessional, Lyrsa says she has no interest working with Angelina after the jacket incident. Lyrsa tells Angelina that she’ll just stick with Nick and walks away. Angelina says in her confessional that she was open-minded about working with Lyrsa since they’re both Latinas, but she says that Lyrsa just sealed her fate by brushing her off. Angelina tells Mike to just vote out Lyrsa tonight. Meanwhile, Lyrsa and Nick are hoping Mike will vote with them tonight. Nick feels especially close to Mike, so he hopes he can convince Mike to vote out Angelina tonight. After discussing scenarios with Nick, Mike is torn what to do. He says Angelina is a threat, but he worries if he’ll screw over the rest of the Goliaths if he votes out another Goliath before the merge.
It’s time for tribal council. Jeff points out the bond all four of them seem to have. Nick agrees, saying he was thinking of the tribe instead of himself after the challenge. Jeff asks the criteria about the vote, and Mike and Lyrsa say it’s about trust. Angelina adds strategy is a factor too. Angelina says that after voting out Natalie last time, a plan was put in place in case they did lose again. Nick says everyone has a plan, and he says he’s done looking at it simply as David vs. Goliath. Nick says he has picked his partners in the game, and Angelina chimes in saying that she would go to bat for Nick too. Lyrsa says Angelina is just trying to buy Nick’s vote. Mike hopes they won’t make a mistake tonight since tonight’s decision will affect their games moving forward. Afterwards, it’s time for the vote.
Jeff reads the vote. The first vote is for…
Lyrsa is the seventh person voted out of Survivor: David vs. Goliath.
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