Meanwhile, it's time for breakfast at the Beauty camp and Tai is sneaking off again to retrieve his idol. Somehow he's managed to lose the tool he needs to free the key but he improvises and manages to knock the map and the key down from the palm tree. Tai gets the key and the map and then . . . the idol. Along with the idol he also gets instructions on how to create a SuperIdol, by combining two Hidden Immunity Idols, which can be used after a vote.
Over at the Brains camp, President Obama, oops, I mean Peter, is strengthening his alliance with Liz as they soak up the sea. Unfortunately Debbie is on to their alliance and wants to blindside Liz so she goes to the rest of the tribe to see where they stand. I still think Deb's a bit crazy but at least she's playin' the game.
Checking back in with Beauty there's talk about cooking one of the chickens and Tai's not happy about it. Chop, . . . there goes the head, and here come the tears. Tai may be a little too emotional for Survivor. Meanwhile the girls are thinking that they can't trust emotionless Nick and they need to bring either Caleb or Tai over to their way of thinking before they end up at Tribal.
Everyone is searching for the Immunity Idol over at the Brawn camp. Alecia finds a clue and heads off in the right direction, followed by Cyndy, but they're caught digging by Jason. As Alecia tries to draw him off Cyndy finds the locked Idol box but has no idea about the tool so she tells the guys that Alecia found a clue and now the guys race off to find the Idol first. Jason finds another clue, which he shows to the others (not like he had any choice) and then they find the key, open the lock box and . . . Jason gets the Immunity Idol. Alecia is not happy.
Time to move on to today's Immunity Challenge. Tribes need to jump off a platform in the ocean, swim to a boat to retrieve three bags of rice, work those bags through a hole in an obstacle wall, get the bags to shore and rip them open to find three balls, and then one player needs to stand on a balance beam while they maneuver their balls up a maze full of holes to to the top. We've seen variations on this before and it's a good challenge. The first tribe to win gets first choice between a huge comfort reward or emotional items. Brain & Beauty both sit out a few players and it's time to go.
All tribes are quick getting into the water and swimming to the boat but those are huge bags of rice to squeeze through some pretty small holes and the wetter those bags get the heavier they get. Beauty has once again pulled ahead of the other two tribes, with Brawn eventually coming up second and Brains falling behind. Beauty made short work of the water section, gets their balls and starts moving their first ball, . . . and just like that, done.
Beauty starts working their second ball all the way to the top just as Brains gets their first ball. In no time at all Beauty wins reward with all three balls. Brawn finally gets into the game and gets a ball to the top as Brains get their second. Brawn follows quickly with their second as they close the gap. It's neck and neck to get that last ball, . . . but in the end Cyndy pulls it off and Brawn wins second reward. Beauty chooses the comfort reward, leaving the emotional items for Brawn, and Brains get the shaft as they return to camp to get ready to go to Tribal Council.
At the Brains camp, Liz is trying to manipulate everyone to split votes to get rid of either Neal or Aubrey. Liz starts dropping hints that Neal has an Idol. Unfortunately, Debbie has Liz in her sights and goes straight to Neal who's really not happy about it. It's like everyone is playing everyone at this point, which should provide for a fun Tribal Council. Debbie's concerned about taking Peter too far along and she's planning a blindside, but at this point . . . on who?
At Tribal the Brains all grab their torches and Jeff asks Peter how things have aligned at camp. Peter points out that there seem to be three groups, which Deb agrees with. Aubrey starts talking about social subtleties and picking up on those, which others don't. Jeff asks Joe about paranoia in the tribe and he agrees there is some, but Peter says that he trusts Joe's word. Apparently there's a plan in place but which plan plays out is still up in the air.
This has actually been a much calmer Tribal than I thought it would be as they go to vote. Jeff goes to tally the votes, asks for the HII and reads out the votes . . . Aubrey, Aubrey, Peter, Peter, Liz, and . . . Liz. It's a three way tie so those three can't vote while the others revote. Jeff reads them again . . . Liz, and . . . the third person voted out of Survivor Kaoh Rong is . . . Liz. Damn, there goes Peter's alliance.
As Liz wanders into the darkness Jeff points out that despite all the smarts in the tribe, Survivor survival hinges on emotional cues and the ability to pick up on them. I guess Liz missed that cue, probably a few of them. With her final words she admits that the numbers didn't lie to her, her tribe mates did.
It looks like next week things are heating up and there could be a medical emergency and an evacuation. Sounds exciting. Looking forward to it, and I hope everyone is looking forward to my next review. See you then.