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"Glitter in Their Eyes"
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Espada at the Immunity Challenge.
Episode Information
Season: Nicaragua
Episode Number: 3/15 (288)
Original Release: September 29, 2010
Viewership (in millions): 12.26[1]
Ratings/Share (18-49): 3.5/11 Summary: Link
Episode Chronology
Previous: "Fatigue Makes Cowards of Us All"
Next: "Pulling the Trigger"

Glitter in Their Eyes is the third episode of Survivor: Nicaragua.


Day 6

After eliminating Shannon Elkins, the younger La Flor conversed about their first (tension-filled) Tribal Council. Alina and Kelly S. felt that the tribe might be coming together as a united, cohesive group. Seeing all of the consoling and cheering after the fateful incident, NaOnka was not believing it. With Kelly B., Alina, and Fabio marked as her enemies for siding with Shannon, NaOnka declared: "Sooner or later it's going to come back and bite you in the butt."

Day 7

The hungry tribe of Espada tried to locate where the howler monkeys' food was. While the rest of the tribe enjoying to see Jimmy J. imitating the monkey's grunts and howls, Marty commented: "Why did we get stuck with a celebrity on our team? Everyone's got glitter in their eyes. If Jimmy Johnson got up and walked across this lagoon right now, they'd probably believe it." Meanwhile, Jimmy J. and the female tribe members (still apparently starstruck even after days of living together) bonded over fishing duties, Marty with obvious jealousy, again made a tirade against the NFL coach, saying: "I think you take Jimmy Johnson into a merge, that would be a disaster." Wanting to lure everyone to his control, Marty revealed to everyone the Hidden Immunity Idol (a large wooden key). Jill explained of the incident: "Marty's got the Immunity Idol and I thought it would pay off dividends in the long run to gain everyone's trust by sharing that now rather than later." Marty declared that he was not bragging about his find, but claimed that he wanted to use the Idol against the younger tribe. Jimmy T. approached Marty and congratulated him, for the former felt that it boosted the tribe's morale. Knowing that Marty was harboring envy for Jimmy J.'s growing star power, Jill teased him in a confessional, saying: , "I think he came out looking like a superstar." She added, "So it's good for me in the long run." While the other Espada members in awe about Marty's find, Tyrone found himself smirking on Marty's seemingly growing ego problem. He said: "I think Marty is shady. I think for sure he is doing his own thing." In the end, Marty bragged: "Everyone knows the idol can only belong to one person and that one person is me."

At La Flor, Fabio's comical antics continued when he tried to tend the bonfire, with hot coals spewing on to his face, with his tribemates laughing. The rest of the tribe were entertained, except, NaOnka who felt extremely annoyed, saying: "Fabio, he's so stupid. I can't stand him. I can't."

Day 8

At Espada, Dan confessed that he was in terrible shape, claiming he had a bad knee. "I'm starting to get concerned that this tribe might think I'm a weak link, but I don't consider myself a weak link," Dan said. While doing water duties, Yve noticed Dan's weak state and said: "Danny is really struggling and I know he is doing a really good job trying to hide it, but he just for whatever reason physically, he doesn't have it."

At La Flor, the majority alliance of Chase, NaOnka, Sash, Brenda, and Kelly S. conversed about who to eliminate next. While Chase felt that Alina was a threat, Sash still felt that Kelly B.'s artificial leg was a major problem. Unknown to the five, Alina was peering through the conversation Alina said: "Tribal Council drew a line in the sand and I ended up on the wrong side of the line." Seeing Alina, NaOnka declared, "We got to get Alina out of here. Because if we can get Alina out of here, we'll send a shockwave to Kelly B. That's what you get bitches."

The two tribes convened for their next challenge, again for both reward and immunity. With the Medallion of Power in La Flor's possession, they would have a choice to use it to lead early with having two barrels in place with a sandbag already on top of both barrels. After much deliberation, the tribe of younger castaways decided not to use it, claiming that they can win without the Medallion, thus keeping Espada from using it. Despite not using the Medallion of Power, the La Flor tribe led early, complete as Chase and Benry successfully shot sandbag after sandbag on top of the barrels. Espada, on the other hand, was in trouble when Jimmy T. begged Jimmy J. to replace the already struggling Tyrone in the shooting part of the challenge. With Jimmy T. finally allowed to play, his efforts failed as Benry victoriously placed the final sandbag, winning immunity for La Flor.

While La Flor was carrying their reward to camp, Kelly B. inspected their fruit basket in search for a possible second Hidden Immunity Idol clue. NaOnka, who was also targeting the same basket, decided to "go hood" and attacked the basket, shoving Kelly B. and mushing most of the fruits. NaOnka explained, "I did what I had to do. That paper was basically like a million dollars. That's the lifeline in this game." She then added: "It is a game. She has one leg. Don't think that I'm going to be nice to you because you have one leg. My name is NaOnka, not fool." Alliance outsiders Benry, Fabio, Alina, and Kelly B. were extremely appalled by NaOnka's rude behavior. Despite the incident, Brenda was happy being NaOnka's confidante, saying: "She definitely, in my eyes, has the power right now and I'm just keeping as tight with her as possible."

At Espada, Jimmy T. felt he was underused in challenges. He vented: "The guys that are leaders here are squelching me because I'm an obvious leader and they know it. While paranoia was setting in before their impending Tribal Council, Marty observed his tribemates' every move and said: "It's kind of enjoyable to watch a little bit of tension for a change in this tribe. I hate to say it but I'm looking forward to Tribal Council. We're finally going to get this tribe to play this game." Later, Marty revealed to Jill that he was torn between the two weaker males, the tribe's oldest member (and his bitter rival) Jimmy J. and the ailing Dan. He then told Jill: "I'm worried about Jimmy Johnson. I think he is full of it. Just playing like, hey I'm not going to win. I just don't buy that." Marty then went to Dan and Jimmy T. Worried that the other female tribe members might not be liking his plan of eliminating Jimmy J., Marty contemplated: "People like Jane and Holly, I mean they look at Jimmy Johnson as if he were, you know, the pope. So that's just people being stupid." In a conversation, Holly told Jane that she might be next because of her past conflict with Dan, but the latter assured her safety, and ending up the conversation with a plan to vote Dan. Marty's last stop on his anti-Jimmy Johnson crusade was Tyrone, who became skeptical of Marty's true motives. Tyrone realized: "I think that Marty is very much about Marty. I haven't made up my mind yet, but Jimmy Johnson's life has been about motivating and leading men. And I'm worried about Danny's physical ability to help the team."

At Tribal Council, Jimmy T. vented his feelings about being underrated. Jill revealed that Jimmy J. is the most fitting leader, being motivating and empowering in their times of need. When Jeff asked each tribe which is their weakest player, courageous enough to confess that he was the weakest for being oldest. In the end, Jimmy J.'s confession heavily affected the vote, with everyone voting against him. After a unanimous 8-1 vote, the famed NFL coach became the third castoff from Survivor: Nicaragua.



Challenge: Get Barrelled
Both tribes will race out into a field to collect ten tribe colored barrels. Once all ten barrels are retrieved, they must be arranged on individual platforms. Then one person at a time from each tribe will toss sand bags at the barrels with the goal of landing a sand bag on top of each barrel. First tribe to get a sandbag on top of all ten of their barrels wins.
Medallion Advantage: Two of their barrels will be out of the field, already on a platform with a sandbag on top of each of them.
Reward: A basket of fruits, spices, and an herb garden.
Winner: La Flor

Reward/Immunity Challenge: Get Barrelled
Result Tribe Competitors
Won La Flor S21 alina tS21 benry tS21 brenda tS21 chase tS21 fabio tS21 kellyb tS21 kellys tS21 naonka tS21 sash t
Alina, Benry, Brenda, Chase, Fabio, Kelly B., Kelly S., NaOnka, & Sash
Lost Espada S21 dan tS21 holly tS21 jane tS21 jill tS21 jimmyj tS21 jimmyt tS21 marty tS21 tyrone tS21 yve t
Dan, Holly, Jane, Jill, Jimmy J., Jimmy T., Marty, Tyrone, & Yve

Tribal Council

Tribal Council 3:
S21 jimmyj t
Jimmy J. (8 votes)
S21 dan tS21 holly tS21 jane tS21 jill t
S21 jimmyt tS21 marty tS21 tyrone tS21 yve t
Dan, Holly, Jane, Jill, Jimmy T., Marty, Tyrone, & Yve
S21 dan t
Dan (1 vote)
S21 jimmyj t
Jimmy J.
S21 jimmyj bw
Jimmy Johnson

Voting Confessionals

Dan did not have a confessional. In the aired episode, Jimmy J. is shown writing Dan's name on the parchment. Complete confessionals retrieved from CBS' YouTube account.[2]

(voting for Jimmy J.) You're a great man, but you're getting tired.

Holly Hoffman

(voting for Jimmy J.) Coach, you're my fishing buddy, and you catch all the shrimp for me to fish or for you to fish. I'm certainly gonna miss you, and it's been fun.

Jane Bright

(voting for Jimmy J.) You're a class act, and I'm going to miss you very much.

Jill Behm

(voting for Dan) Daniel, old buddy, one of us tonight, the other one next time.

Jimmy Johnson

(voting for Jimmy J.) Coach, you said you listened to everybody, but you never really listened to me. I tried to give my input, but it fell on deaf ears. Go long.

Jimmy Tarantino

(voting for Jimmy J.) It was great having you around camp, but somebody's gotta go. I'll catch you on the flip side.

Marty Piombo

(voting for Jimmy J.) It's a different kind of game, Coach. You're a great guy, but it's time to pass the torch. Thanks for your contribution.

Tyrone Davis

(voting for Jimmy J.) Like you said, JJ, quality of life, and I didn't want to see you have your fourth most miserable night. See you in Key Largo.

Yve Rojas

Final Words

I had fun but I was miserable the whole time! I still love the game. It's been a great adventure. This is the most stressful time I've ever gone through in my life and I'm including Super Bowls and collegiate national championships. I initially said, "Keep your strongest members." I obviously wasn't one of the strongest members. I think they will come together and be successful.

Jimmy Johnson

Still in the Running

S21 wendy bw
S21 shannon bw
 Jimmy J.
S21 jimmyj bw
La Flor
S21 alina t
La Flor
S21 benry t
La Flor
S21 brenda t
La Flor
S21 chase t
S21 dan t
La Flor
S21 fabio t
S21 holly t
S21 jane t
S21 jill t
 Jimmy T.
S21 jimmyt t
 Kelly B.
La Flor
S21 kellyb t
 Kelly S.
La Flor
S21 kellys t
S21 marty t
La Flor
S21 naonka t
La Flor
S21 sash t
S21 tyrone t
S21 yve t


Episode Title

  • The episode title was said by Marty Piombo in reference to having a celebrity on their team, stating, "everyone's got glitter in their eyes."


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