Previously On... Survivor: After a surprise switch, the new tribes were completely different. The new Coyopa had a fake Idol, a real Idol, and a new power couple. Over at the new Hunahpu, Jeremy, Natalie and Julie were worried about losing their ally Reed. To make matters worse, everyone was starving. And after they won the Immunity Challenge, Hunahpu made a desperate plea. With Coyopa facing Tribal Council, Jon and Jaclyn had to choose between two couples. And at Tribal Council they decided to stick with Missy and Baylor sending home Dale's daughter, Kelley. Thirteen are left. Who will be voted out tonight?
Tribal was probably as bad as it could get. For me it was obvious, very upsetting 'cause you see complete strangers slaughter your daughter in front of your eyes and there's nothing you can do about it. It was the roughest thing I've ever watched my daughter go through and I don't think there's any father that could be more proud of a daughter than I am of Kelley. It's tough. But I'm not going to give up until I can't talk anymore.
Just reading the votes last night, I know who's next, me. So, I gotta do something drastic to make sure I don't go home. I'm not dead 'til I see my name written 4 times. The Idol is not a true Idol. I just took it out of the water well first day here. They don't know it's not but they're gonna spend a couple of restless nights thinking it is.
After we won the Immunity Challenge yesterday, Reed asked Jeff if we could make a trade for rice. If you're trading something for rice, Jeff's gonna clean you out. I'm not having that. Like "Come on guys, suck it up! We can win a Reward tomorrow. We can have a feast tomorrow. Why y'all so hungry over a little bit of rice?" It's just mind-boggling to me.
We gave all of our comfort back. It really sucked. Our tarp being gone is a really big deal to me. I don't know if it is to everyone else as much as it is to me. I just know how I am. I'm very worried about the rain. Being cold is really, is really gonna test me.
Me making this move to volunteer to go to Exile, I hope it plays in my favor. Once I merge I'll just prove to Missy and Baylor like "Listen, we need to take care of Natalie if she's not taken care of."
Baylor has the Immunity Idol 'cause she straight up showed it to me. I didn't ask her, she just showed it to me. Getting information from Baylor, I feel like long term is way more important to me right now than some food reward. Me, Jeremy, and Julie, we're on the chopping block now. Long term, whatever Baylor says, I'm listening to because Missy I trust, and so if I can trust Missy, I can trust Baylor.
Josh and Reed, they're walking like they own the place, just um... (mockingly imitates them walking) and then they're all lovey-dovey with each other. If Val was here we'd be so separate that you would think we don't really like each other at all like, and that's what you're supposed to do but these two hugging and kissing, that's a threat.
Oh Julie, Julie, Julie. This is a sad situation. Crying, ready to go home. If Julie quits, like I wouldn't know what to do. I'm dying for numbers. But if she has to go, I need her to go before I go. (snickers) You know what I mean? So I can make this merge and make some magic happen.
Jeremy is checking on me this morning. He keeps telling me you know, "Hang in there. I need you." He is here to protect me, I'm here to protect him. Last night was pretty hard. It was the hardest night of my life. I thought about it a million times you know, you're in a hard situation, you can jump ship at any time but I'm sitting here right now and that speaks volumes to me and it says a lot.
We can't catch a break. What do you do?! Heck, I mean, we were there today. It is frustrating. (spits) But now, my job is to get Dale outta there and get to the merge where I can reunite with Wesley and we're gonna have a strong pack then. I got my backup plan too. It's great having that Idol. You can always pull that baby out. I don't want to but you always can. That's the luxury of having it.
Right now I'm one guy against a tribe of five. So I sat down with Jon right away and I told him that if I did not get voted out tonight, I'd give him my Idol. I'm sure the Idol is not real so playing that Idol would not benefit me one bit. Right now I'm bartering that Idol for votes.
Dale said if he doesn't go home tonight, he would give me his Immunity Idol. It's very tempting to take that offer but you can't just get hung up on small details, right, and I have to consider all the pieces of this puzzle.
Just in case Dale has this Idol, we're gonna have 3 people vote Dale, and then Baylor and I are gonna vote Keith. If he plays his Idol, Keith goes home. I'm sad about that but better Keith than me and Baylor.
Jaclyn and I once again find ourselves in the middle. There are options here. One, we could vote for Dale, we could take out Keith, or we could vote for Missy. I feel like the best option here is to actually align with Dale and use the Idol for the alliance's advantage. But the biggest thing that I need to do for this vote is line myself up so when the merge happens, Jaclyn and I are a power couple.
Challenge:More Than A Feeling
One person from each tribe will be blindfolded. They will race through a series of obstacles to a station where they will find a mask. They will study the mask using their fingers. Next, they will untie bags of puzzle pieces and head back through the obstacles to a second station where they will use those pieces to recreate the mask. The first person to get it right wins reward. Reward: A barbecue Winner:Hunahpu ( Reed Kelly chose Natalie Anderson to accompany Baylor Wilson to Exile Island)
Challenge:Flips, Flops & Flags
Each tribe will race up and over a tall wall. Each tribe will then work together to push a large wooden cube to a series of posts. At each post, they will grab a bag of puzzle pieces. Once they've collected all three bags, then two tribe members will use the scrolls inside to solve a flag puzzle. The first tribe to get it right wins immunity. Winner:Hunahpu
Immunity Challenge: Flips, Flops & Flags
Josh & Reed
Alec, Jeremy, Natalie, & Wes
Jon & Missy
Baylor, Dale, Jaclyn, & Keith
Tribal Council 6: Coyopa
Dale (3 votes)
Jaclyn, Jon, & Keith
Keith (2 votes)
Baylor & Missy
Missy (1 vote)
VOTED OFF: Dale Wentworth
Voting confessionals were not shown on this episode.
I did everything I possibly can starting as soon as I woke up this morning and I thought I had my bases covered. Jon and Jaclyn did the same to me they did to Kelley. I tried everything I could but it was an uphill battle today. This game was everything and more than I ever expected it would be. I can't wait to talk to Kelley. We're going to have a long talk tonight.
At the beginning of the last confessional before Tribal Council, which is said by Jon, there is a brief instant that he is shown wearing the merged Huyopa buff around his neck when he is saying "Jaclyn and I once again find ourselves in the middle." This suggests that footage from beyond the merge, which has yet to happen at this point in the game, was edited into this confessional.
The title of the episode was said by Jeremy about the possibility of reach the merge without numbers.