Abi isn't sure why they kept her around, but she doesn't want to leave yet. Her latest strategy is to convince Lisa that she's on the bottom of her final four alliance, and she won't make it to the finals. Lisa isn't buying it, but she knows that she needs to keep Abi on her side whether to go to the finals or as a jury member.
Reward Challenge: The Survivors have to climb up and slide down a ramp, and retrieve two bags of rings from the water. Then they have to toss the rings onto pegs. Skupin and Malcolm are neck and neck throughout, but Skupin gets all his rings on pegs first and wins. He chooses Malcolm and Lisa to come with him on a helicopter ride to eat pizza on a boat.
Poor Denise is left on the beach with Abi, who doesn't get why she wasn't chosen to go on Reward, like does she still not get that no one likes her? Meanwhile, on the boat, Lisa, Skupin, and Malcolm make a final three deal. Skupin also drinks soda for the first time in thirty years and gets a little loopy.
The next morning, Denise discovers that she got bit or stung by something in the night and she seems to be having an allergic reaction, but she decides to try to suck it up and carry on.
Immunity Challenge: Cross a bridge and retrieve puzzle pieces, and use them to assemble a maze and then solve it. Malcolm is in first place but he falls off the bridge and has to start over. This gives Denise a chance to solve the maze, but she can't quite put it together and in an impressive feat, Malcolm comes from behind and wins the challenge. So now he has Immunity PLUS he has to play his Idol tonight, as it's the last night it can be played. If I were Denise, I would ask him to give me his Idol so that Lisa and Skupin don't start any shenanigans. That would let her know if Malcolm is really planning on taking her to the finals.
Denise does ask Malcolm for his Idol and he says she doesn't need it so he doesn't give it to her. Lisa and Skupin consider their options. They know keeping Abi makes sense from a finals perspective, but they also know they'll need Denise's challenge expertise to keep Malcolm from winning immunity in the next challenge.
At Tribal Council, Abi makes a big pitch to keep her around, since she thinks either Malcolm or Denise is going to win, so Lisa and Skupin are stupid to keep them instead of her. And then THANK GOD, they vote Abi out because I could not take her bullshit anymore. At least now, whoever wins, I will feel that it's deserved.
After voting out Carter, a mostly sad Dangrayne tribe returns to camp. Abi thanks everyone for keeping her, as if they kept her around because they like her or care about her. Abi interviews that she bluffed with her fake Hidden Immunity Idol, and she's not sure if people believed it, but she's going to keep it going. Lisa comments that it was tough to vote Carter off because he was such a nice guy. She interviews that the game isn't fair, but when choosing who to keep around, she has to keep the people she thinks she can beat.
As they settle in to sleep, Skupin jokes that he guesses Abi always thought she would make it this far, but probably thought she'd be with very different people. Heh. I'm sure she thought she'd be in the final five with Pete, Artis, and maybe Lisa and Skupin but maybe not. Malcolm interviews that Lisa admitted at Tribal Council that she wants to keep people around that she thinks she can beat, so he knows now that she's playing the game seriously with her head, and he's got to keep an eye on her.
The next morning, Malcolm, Denise, and Skupin cook breakfast and express hopes that Carter is resting well and feeling better. Abi makes a really obvious announcement that she's going to get some water. Once she's out of earshot, Skupin and Malcolm both comment on how not sly she is. Malcolm interviews that no one buys that Abi has an Idol, because if she did, she would have played it last night. Abi interviews that Malcolm is using his Idol to stay around, and she needs to destroy his alliance with Denise because it's too strong. She wants to get rid of Denise ASAP.
Later, Abi lays in the sun until she's alone with Lisa, and then dramatically gets up and warns Lisa to be careful, because she's on the bottom of her four-person alliance. Abi is such a terrible liar that she has no backing evidence and hasn't even put much thought into how she might convince Lisa she's telling the truth. Like she could say, "I heard Malcolm and Denise talking about how they didn't want to take you to the finals because you can beat them since the jury is largely made up of former Tandang members." There's an idea. Instead, Abi just says, "I think you're on the bottom, so be careful." Dummy. Lisa interviews that she doesn't believe a word Abi's saying, but she needs to keep Abi close, either to take her to the finals (which Lisa admits "feels yucky"), or as a potential jury voter. Lisa further interviews that she would love to vote off Denise and keep Abi, but she may have to keep her alliance intact. She's keeping her options open.