Tyson is worried that they don't have many chances to get rid of Aras before the merge, and he approaches Gervase with the thought of getting rid of Aras as soon as possible. Gervase seems amenable.
Ciera obviously doesn't trade places with her mom on Redemption Island. John, Brad and Laura M. compete in the Redemption Island truel where they have to walk across a beam while stopping to retrieve bags of numbered tiles. Then they have to put the 100 numbered tiles in order on a board. Laura makes quick work of it and wins. They weren't kidding that she's good at these types of challenges. Brad has many chances, but John still earns second place and Brad goes home. Guess that means Monica will stay in the game for a while. Laura M. gives the clue to Vytas, who burns it.
Then Probst announces that they're going to switch the tribes up. Everyone picks a random buff. Galang is now Tina, Katie, Vytas, Laura B., Monica and Kat. Tadhana is now Gervase, Tyson, Aras, Caleb, Hayden and Ciera. Wait, so Vytas is the only dude on Galang? That seems… unbalanced.
As soon as the new Tadhana gets back to camp, they spill all the details to the new tribe members about what went down in their camp and what they know about the Hidden Immunity Idol. Then Tyson sneaks up to camp and eats a ton of food while pretending that he's getting food to share. I wonder how much people have done that in past seasons and it just wasn't shown. It seems so obvious.
Meanwhile over at Galang, Vytas is trying to figure out how to bond with the women, and he decides to tell his backstory and make himself vulnerable, which pretty much works. Although now they're worried that Aras and Vytas are going to win the whole game.
Immunity Challenge: Teams have to run two-at-a-time into the water and retrieve three underwater fish traps, one at a time, and bring them back to the beach. Since there are three traps, and they go out as pairs, everyone has to swim. The fish traps contain (shocker!) puzzle pieces, which then must be assembled correctly to win immunity and a picnic. Galang ends up way behind because Tina and Laura B. go out first and swim back without a fish trap, wasting a lot of time. Tina and Monica make up a lot of time on the puzzle, but they keep thinking they're done only to find out they have at least one piece in the wrong spot. This happens twice, and after the second time, Tyson and Aras finish their puzzle and Tadhana wins.
Tadhana, at first, agrees to get rid of Vytas. Then Kat starts rabble-rousing to get rid of Monica, because she annoys her. Monica catches wind of it, and starts rabble-rousing to get rid of Kat. Yeesh, good thing these guys haven't had to go to Tribal Council much, because they are terrible at it. At Tribal Council, Vytas argues that Kat has proven that she can't be trusted and Vytas hasn't broken any trusts. He makes a good argument, because he knows he's arguing for his life. Give Vytas another week and I think he could manipulate all of these women into turning on one another. Wow, and he does get another week as Kat is voted out. I am shocked! Vytas is even better than I realized. The best part is when Kat arrives at Redemption Island and her biggest concern is whether Hayden will dump her for being uncool because no one wants to date someone who didn't even make the merge. Hilarious.
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Once Galang returns from their first tribal council, Laura B. is happy to still be there, and thinks Rupert would be proud of her. Tina says that she feels like an octopus who lost a leg. What does that even mean? I'm guessing she couldn't think of anything else that had eight parts. Aras admits that he looked at Laura when she was leaving and got a "You're a jerk" look back. Tina asks, "Why'd you look at her?" Tina knows how to fly under the radar, y'all. She knows about plausible deniability. They all wonder if Laura M. will try to get them back at the truel. Aras interviews that he seems to be the ringleader of Laura M's ouster, and it's not a position he wants, but he's not sure how to get out. Stop coming up with blindside ideas and the urging others to follow you? Make people think they came up with the ideas themselves?
The next morning, Tyson and Gervase discuss what to do about Aras. Tyson takes the lead and says that right now he likes Aras, but if they lose the next challenge, that might be their last chance to get rid of Aras before the merge. And Tyson is worried that if Aras and Vytas are reunited, they will identify Tyson as a threat and get rid of him. Gervase agrees, so while they don't agree right now to take any concrete action, they agree that Aras is dangerous.
Tyson interviews that he likes Aras, other than his Zen beliefs, because Tyson has zero beliefs, except for magic, which is awesome. I dig Tyson's deadpan delivery. He cracks me up. I would love to see Tyson play against Malcolm. I think they play a similar game. In their little confab, Gervase agrees that Aras is leading the tribe right now, and Tyson brings up some great points. Gervase doesn't totally agree to get rid of Aras next, he agrees to think about it. Tyson promises that if Gervase isn't comfortable with it, he will forget about it. It must be so weird for Gervase to play again. Remember on the first season, when people got mad at you for even thinking about having an alliance? Or talking strategy? Anyway, Gervase interviews that he and Tyson are the new power couple. They kind of are, from what we've seen.
Redemption Island Truel. Ciera finds out that her mom was voted out, but Laura M. won't even hear talk of them switching places, because she's confident in her ability to win against Brad and John. Probst explains how this challenge will go; they have to walk across a beam, untying bags of tiles along the way. Once all of the bags are retrieved, they have to put the tiles in order from 1 to 100. I know it's a fairly easy puzzle, but it's still difficult to do under pressure. Those tiles are small and when you're freaking out and your hands are shaking, it can be rough.