Now we're back to the blue light special and Tony asks why his name came up in the last two Tribals. Spencer points out it's a compliment because Tony is a threat but Tony keeps ranting about it like it was a personal assault. He thanks them for the compliment but just keeps going on.
The sun rises and LJ and Trish are chatting on the beach and have noticed Tony's paranoia increasing. When LJ and Tony go for a walk, Tony's still moaning about his name coming up. Tony doesn't want to turn on LJ but he knows that he's his biggest threat and he really wants him to go soon, but during their walk he pitches the idea of blindsiding Woo and tells LJ that Woo has an idol. However, the truth is, Tony is trying to get everybody against LJ.
Treemail arrives and teases of bonding and rejuvenation. It's obviously a reward challenge and Tony really wants in on it because he knows that those challenges give time away from the group to strategize. That's great if you get away with the right people.
As they arrive at the challenge, Jeff has them randomly put into three teams of three. The challenge has one member of the team use a rope to grab and move a chest which will release 20 sandbags, then they need to gather the sandbags and toss them down a long mesh tunnel, and any that get caught in the tunnel will need to be manoeuvred through, finally one member will bounce the sandbags off of a trampoline into five separate baskets. Winning team gets a Survivor Spa Reward; a shower, a massage, a chicken wrap lunch with fresh juice, and lots of time away from the other players. Just what they need to rejuvenate for the last 16 days.
Jefra, Trish & LJ are Team Orange, Tasha, Woo & Kass are Team Purple and Jeremiah, Spencer & Tony are Team Green.
Jeremiah has no problem with the rope and releases the sandbags first but has a little more trouble trying to get them through the tunnel. LJ makes up some time for the orange team, but he's nowhere near as quick as Tony when it comes to firing the sandbags through the tunnel and anything that didn't get tossed through has to be worked through, which slows down both orange and purple. Tony starts bouncing and gets one, two and three in a row just like that. Woo gets bouncing for purple, while LJ is bouncing for orange but it's too little too late. Tony gets four and five and Tony, Spencer and Jeremiah win the spa reward.
The girls all missed out on the spa day and return with Woo and LJ to camp. Jefra figures it's time for the girls to stick together, but we all know that never happens. While out on the water, LJ tells the girls how paranoid Tony's become in an attempt to take control of the situation but he doesn't try to throw Tony under the bus . . . which is kind of odd if he wants to win. I think LJ is playing just a little too loyaly.
Over at the spa reward, Spencer knows the odds are against him but he has a great attitude and intends to use his time wisely. Tony actually asks them if they want to talk strategy. Of course they do, they're at the bottom of the pack. Spencer puts up that he and Jeremiah make good pawns at this point and Tony agrees but he doesn't want to lose any pawns unless he has to. Tony even goes back to his "Tony's a threat" concern but they just let him keep talking. Spencer and Jeremiah both tell Tony what he wants to hear and he seems to be buying it, thinking he's still running the show, but it's amazing how those players who think they're in charge so quickly disappear.
The boys return to camp and we get Tasha realizing that her three person alliance is trumped by Tony's six person alliance. She approaches LJ to try and flip him but he knows that a walk with Tasha is just going to increase Tony's anxiety. That's the last thing he wants to do right now so he leaves her standing alone on the beach like a jilted suitor.
Time for the Immunity Challenge and it sounds like it's going to be colourful. As they arrive at the challenge Jeff retrieves the Immunity Necklace from Spencer who says, "Could you hold on to this for me, Jeff," which brought a big smile to his face. Today's challenge is a simple memory challenge, all they need to do is remember the order of a set of colours, which should be good for Spencer or Tasha. I'd like to include Kass here, but she's proven to be a lot less brainy than she thinks.
Time for the First Round; yellow, blue, red, green. Time to drop their first colour and everybody is good. With the second drop everyone is good except Trish. Bye bye, Trish. Next drop and everybody gets red except Woo. Boo hoo, Woo. Finally everyone moves on with green.
On to Round Two; red, green, purple, black, blue, green, blue. Everyone gets red. Everyone gets green. Everyone gets purple. Everyone gets black. Everyone gets blue. Only Tony, LJ and Tasha got the green right . . . sorry Spencer, I guess Jeff will have to give the necklace to someone else. Last colour and Tony is wrong, and LJ is wrong, but Tasha has the correct colour and wins immunity. Well, better her than Tony I suppose.
Back at camp everyone congratulates Tasha, who's pretty proud of herself. Tony, Woo and LJ discuss splitting the vote, but LJ wonders if this is the time to blindside Woo. Meanwhile, Tony intends to blindside LJ, so he goes and tells Woo that LJ is gunning for him. Credit where credit is due, Tony is playing a really hard game. Tony even goes to Spencer and Jeremiah, who assumed they were on the block, to also vote LJ. It's a big move, if he's not playing them, and it could blow up in his face if he's not careful.
It's a good thing nobody compares notes because now Tony is trying to get Trish onside with getting rid of LJ. Unfortunately Trish has had a different story from LJ and she's starting to look for the loopholes in both their stories. One of them is playing her, she just needs to figure out which one. If the six stick to their alliance it's all good, but Tony knows that it could still backfire on him and he may need to lose a pawn.
Time for Tribal Council as our two jury members return to watch the proceedings. Jeff points out that Kass is partly to blame for the current division in the tribe. Tony says you can't tell who's telling the truth and who's lying, and he's glad he brought his bag of tricks. Must be referring to the bag full of bluffs. LJ is asked if he was approached and he admits he was but disregarded it because he's in the majority so why mess it up. When Jeff asks what Tony does for work he says construction and we get a quick cut to Sarah who knows he's a cop. There's a big discussion on trust and Woo points out that it's time to cut out the bottom three, but Spencer points out that nobody knows who's actually on the bottom. After Trish goes on about how the decisions on who to trust are starting to affect how she feels it's time to vote.
Jeff retrieves the votes, Tony looks a little worried, and nobody plays an idol. LJ, LJ, LJ, Jeremiah, Jeremiah, Jeremiah, Spencer, LJ, and finally LJ. Sarah was having a blast over in the jury as LJ got blindsided big time. Guess he should have listened to Tasha.
Next week Tony lets his paranoia increase even more while Woo takes a big fall in his search for food. That looked like it might of hurt, guess we'll find out next week. LJ's farewell has him wondering where he went wrong, . . . I'd say it was when he started trusting Tony.
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