A new episode of Survivor: Winners at War airs tonight on CBS. Read a live recap and join the discussion here.
The episode begins with Jeremy waiting at camp for the rest of the tribe. He says in a confessional that everyone is lying, and he wasn’t going to risk going to the Edge of Extinction with an advantage in his pocket. The rest of the tribe returns, and he’s disappointed that Tyson is gone. “Tell me what happened,” Jeremy asks, but no one gives him a straight answer. In his confessional, Ben reveals that Jeremy was the target. He says Jeremy is still public enemy number one. Meanwhile, Kim and Michele talk game. They agree it’s a mess with so much chaos. Michele doesn’t trust anyone, and they are concerned the two of them, Jeremy, and Denise will be the next four voted out.
The next morning, Tony goes looking for a hidden immunity idol. He didn’t want to go look for idols in the beginning since it would jeopardize his game. However, he says his patience is working out for him since he is still here. While Tony is out looking for an idol while everyone is asleep, Nick wakes up and walks into the woods too. Nick offers to help search for an idol, but Tony wants to look alone. Tony sends Nick to search by the well since Tony already looked there. Tony keeps digging by the trees, and he finds a wrapped package under a rock. Tony finds a hidden immunity idol!
Later, the castaways have a fashion show for some of the clothes Sarah has made with the items they have around camp. We also hear a confessional from Sarah, and she says she and Tony play the game differently. Tony has a flashy game, but Sarah focuses more on social relationships. We next hear a confessional from Tony. Tony says Jeremy is too likable, so there’s no point in keeping him around. He wants to play double agent to get all the info and then blindside them. After his talks, Jeremy and Michele agree they want to work with Tony. They now think they have a majority with five. However, Kim realizes Tony is playing double agent, and she shares her thoughts with Denise. Kim feels like Tony is her biggest enemy.
At the Edge of Extinction, Parvati and Natalie find a clue for the next hidden advantage. After they read the note, they realize it’s under the shelter. The shelter is always crowded with people, so Parvati distracts them and takes them away while Natalie searches for the advantage. She finds the wrapped parchment, and she and Natalie read it together later. They learn it’s an extortion advantage. They can send it to a player of their choice. The person they pick must hand over as many fire tokens they demand. If the chosen player refuses, then he or she will be unable to compete in the immunity challenge and unable to vote at the upcoming tribal council. Natalie and Parvati are excited about this advantage since it will affect the game. They are torn whether they should try to get as many fire tokens as possible or shake up the game.
We next see Tony read the extortion advantage. At first he’s excited, but then he realizes that the advantage is being played against him. He must pay six fire tokens before the immunity challenge, but he does not have enough. He shows the note to Michele, but she does not have any fire tokens. She tells him she spent four fire tokens, but she lies about the advantage. Michele suggests that he ask Jeremy for the tokens, and she takes the note to Jeremy. Jeremy says he’s willing to give away one token to Tony. Tony still needs more, so he goes to his real alliance. He shows Nick and Ben the note, and they both offer to give him one fire token with no hesitation. Now Tony has the six fire tokens, so he will be able to compete and vote.
It’s time for the immunity challenge. It’s an endurance challenge that requires them to stand on a beam while holding a pole against a statue to prevent it from falling. As the challenge progresses, they will have to step farther away from the statue. The challenge begins, and Kim is the first to drop her statue. Everyone else survives the first round. Round 2 begins, and Denise and Michele are the next ones to be eliminated. Sarah is the next one out, and she’s followed by Nick. Sophie drops her statue next, meaning Tony, Ben, and Jeremy are the only ones left. Ben is the next one to drop, and he’s quickly followed by Jeremy. Tony wins immunity! He also wins two fire tokens.
Kim didn’t want Tony to win immunity, but she says the bright side is that it puts a target on his back. She has to reluctantly side with the majority alliance’s plan to vote for Jeremy tonight. They plan to split the votes between Jeremy and Michele. Later, Jeremy, Denise, and Kim talk game by the well, and Kim throws out maybe voting out Ben tonight. However, Denise reveals in her confessional that she is not down with this plan. After Jeremy walks away, Denise and Kim agree that they just have to go along with voting out Jeremy tonight. Meanwhile, Jeremy tries to rally votes against Ben tonight. Jeremy says Ben was his friend at first, but now his presence annoys him. However, Tony has another idea. Since he has immunity, he feels like he can flip between the two alliances. He says Sophie is getting too close to Sarah, so he wants Sophie gone. Tony says Jeremy and Michele won’t have a choice after he tells them what’s truly going on, so they’ll have to go along with his plan to vote out Sophie. Tony talks alone with Nick about voting for Sophie tonight, and Nick tells Tony he is on board. Tony is excited, but he still needs to tell Jeremy and Michele. Right before tribal council, Tony tells Jeremy the plan. Jeremy is unsure about Tony’s plan, especially since he wants Ben gone tonight. Jeremy just wants to vote for Ben tonight, and he is unsure if Kim and Denise are really against him. He’s reluctant to go along with this new plan. Tony is begging Jeremy to agree to his plan since it will save him, but Jeremy doesn’t realize he’s in trouble. Tony says in his confessional that if Jeremy does not vote for Sophie tonight, then he’ll be the one going home.
It’s time for tribal council. Jeff asks the feeling about two advantages and an idol being played at the last tribal council. Sophie says it was a kick in the pants since no one can truly feel like they know what will happen at tribal council. Ben adds that he had no clue about the advantages or the idol. He’s just waiting for another bomb to drop tonight. Jeremy interrupts and says everyone is only saying half truths. Jeff asks about the reasoning behind these moves, and Sarah says they are trying to build their resumes to win the $2 million. Jeff asks if big moves can backfire, and Nick says it could since you can become the next big target. Sophie says no one wants a resume that’s very long. She says they should be making moves that benefit their game, and they need to recognize if the moves they make have any sense. Jeremy says it’s all about timing. He says you can’t make a move too early. Jeremy says he did his detective work, and he realizes he would have been voted out if he did not use his advantage last time. Jeff asks about the feeling tonight, and Jeremy says he is not comfortable. Ben and Michele add that it was very quiet today. Michele says she was told a plan, but there was no scrambling today afterwards. Sophie says she thinks everyone is feeling comfortable tonight. Tony says they just put a plan into motion today since everyone was exhausted from the last tribal council. Jeff asks the feeling about pulling off a blindside, and Sarah says it’s a sense of pride. Afterwards, it’s time for the vote.
Jeff reads the votes. The first vote is for…
Sophie is the thirteenth person voted out of Survivor: Winners at War. “No! Idol in my pocket!” Sophie bemoans. She is clearly blindsided, but she gives them props on the game move. After she gets her torch snuffed and walks away, she bequeaths her remaining fire tokens. She has two fire tokens, and she gives one each to Sarah and Kim.
And that wraps up tonight’s episode of Survivor. Thanks for reading, post your thoughts in the comment section below, and come back next week for another live recap.