Last week, the reward and immunity challenges were divided with Bikal winning both. After the reward challenge, Shamar (from Gota) left for medical reasons due to some scratches on his eye. At tribal council, there was a unanimous vote to get rid of Laura, the weakest member of Gota.
Phillip and Brandon hold the nets for Bikal leaving Malcolm, Cochran, Brenda, and Corinne to throw, while Gota enlists Michael and Matt to hold the nets, so Sherri, Reynold, Eddie, and Julie are throwing. Coconuts start going into the nets pretty easily, so it seems the challenge is really who can hold on the longest. When Sherri comes up to throw next, Phillip hollers some sort of war cry which confuses her so she misses the net. Reynold starts picking on Brandon’s net which works really well, Jeff Probst says Sherri is worthless in the challenge, Michael and Matt are struggling to hang on for Gota and the coconuts keep coming. Brandon is the first to let go for Bikal leaving Phillip in charge of this challenge. Malcolm starts challenging Matt who drops his net for Gota soon after. Phillip and Michael start struggling but Michael drops his net first leaving Bikal to win another challenge. No matter how much Phillip might be crazy he’s so useful in those challenges and fun during camp time.
All the tribe seems to be rather calm now that Shamar is gone and Reynold doesn’t have an idol, it’s like one happy family. After they get back from another defeat at a reward challenge everyone is on the lookout for the idol. Sherri is mad they voted off Laura because the muscle clearly isn’t working, but neither would loyalty. As everyone says they don’t want Reynold to find the idol he goes and finds it for the second time. He’s definitely my favourite on Gota because even though he’s way down in numbers he’s stuck in there pretty well.
Before we get to the immunity challenge, we get some discussions. How did the rain effect Gota? How is fatigue effecting morale at Bikal? Most importantly, how is Brandon doing? When asked, he says he had a “bit of an outburst this morning with Phillip” then asks Jeff if he can talk to the other tribe. This is certainly new and doesn’t bode well for anyone. Even Jeff is surprised by what’s going on, but Brandon proceeds to tell Gota this is their opportunity for a comeback ending in Corinne forfeiting the challenge for Bikal. The challenge looked so interesting that I’m mad they’re doing this but it looks like tribal is coming early as Brandon starts yelling at Corinne.
Jeff decides to get back to the basics of this council. The immunity idol is handed over to the fans, and tribal council starts right now. Jeff starts to massage Brandon’s neck, trying to keep him calm enough that he won’t kill some favourites. We go through everyone on the tribe, calling out who they’ll vote for, and apart from Brandon’s vote for Phillip it’s an easy vote for Brandon to be sent home. I wouldn’t want to be the cameraman following Brandon out though…
After that dramatic episode, can anything really top it? Hopefully not, but the next one seems to be pretty big as well. Next Episode Phillip plans to take out Corinne as she wants to take out Phillip, and Jeff Probst has a surprise for everyone.