Last week, Bikal (the favourites) rose from their first episode jitters and won the reward/immunity challenge leading to Gota (the fans) sending Allie home. Previously, Shamar has been causing drama on Gota because he is lazy and Brandon has been going crazy on Bikal to be like his cousin Russell Hantz.
Teams swim out to a big bamboo cage they must climb and retrieve a heavy trunk. Underwater they have to untie a trap door and then pull the trunk onto shore. Next, they must use grappling rings to retrieve three missing parts of track and then push the trunk along the track once it is completed and onto the finishing platform. Not only does this challenge hold immunity, but the winners get a reward of tarp, pillows, blanket, and chairs.
After the challenge, Shamar gets pissed off towards Reynold again but Laura knows that she’ll be on the chopping block because she sucked at the swimming portion of the challenge. Because Reynold has the idol and his alliance is only himself, Eddie, and Hope, they know the three of them will be on the chopping block. Laura and Sherri devise a plan to flush out the idol where they split the votes 3/3 for Hope and Eddie, boys voting Eddie girls voting Hope, but Shamar realizes the other 3 votes will go to him. It’s a smart plan if no one changes or talks, but that’s always likely to happen with Shamar around.
Shamar starts talking to Hope and hints to her that she can save herself if she votes for Eddie instead, which she then relates to his alliance. Sherri gets mad and both Julia and Laura are concerned Shamar isn’t voting with them anymore. Laura talks to Reynold about getting him, Eddie, and Hope to vote for Shamar along with herself and Julia so he’ll go instead of her. I don’t think anyone has said Laura’s name once for sending home but she’s terrified as everyone probably is going into tribal council. But will Julia actually vote for Shamar?
Once again, Shamar is on the hot seat about his temper and he really doesn’t know how to play the social aspect of this game. Hope tells everyone at tribal how Shamar spilled the strategy beans to her in the water, and then Matt explains why Shamar is disliked. Julia opens up about how Shamar yelled at her and she seems like a good candidate for voting him out as well. Eddie thinks he is so much more important that he is, Shamar’s been trying to get him out? Only because he’s aligned with Reynold. Eddie got no votes last week and although he’s talked about for votes this time it’s merely so they can split the votes. Although Reynold was open about his immunity idol last time, on this week’s tribal he’s very quiet about it, only saying that it’s a “poker game.”
This week we have a three way tie for Shamar, Eddie, and Hope just as it had been initially planned. We get another vote, this time people can only vote for those three, and they are not allowed to vote themselves. This time out of six, Hope gets voted out 5-1 leaving only Eddie and Reynold in her alliance.
Next Episode proves to be difficult for team Gota. After thinking they’ve hit rock bottom a hurricane strikes and a rat infestation shows them just how much lower they can go.