Galang is a big happy peace party and Colton is already sick of it, because he wants to start strategizing and no one else is interested.
The first Redemption Island duel takes place and all of the tribe members get to watch. This means that Marissa gives her entire tribe the stink eye and then tells everyone that she got voted out because Gervase was a dick. Gervase passes on swapping spots with Marissa. The challenge is one we've seen before, where they have to use a long fork to move spools through a wire maze and then stack them at the top, ten high. Candice wins first and is kind of badass about it. And then Marissa wins second! Which means Rupert is going home!
I couldn't be happier about this development, obviously. As the winner, Candice can give a clue to the Immunity Idol to anyone, and she gives it to her husband. The male alliance on Tadhana (specifically Vytas) discusses the idea of voting out Rachel next, in the hopes that her partner Tyson will swap places with her at Redemption Island, which will weaken the other tribe. John is nervous about the idea, because that would mean Candice would have to battle Tyson.
Meanwhile, Colton is bored and he starts planting seeds of chaos within the tribe by spreading rumors and instigating fights. No one really takes the bait and hopefully, they are all onto what he's trying to do and will just get rid of him first. As a result of his machinations, an alliance forms with Gervase, Aras, Tyson, Tina and Monica.
The combined Immunity and Reward challenge involves rolling one tribe member in a barrel to various locations so that she (Laura M. and Katie handle it) can hop out and untie a bag of balls. Those bags are then delivered to a bowler, who basically plays skee ball. The tribes are neck and neck, but Gervase manages to pull off the win for his tribe and yells, "This is for Marissa!" The loss was really not one person's fault; it could have gone either way pretty easily.
The guys decide to vote off Rachel for the reasons stated earlier. Then everyone gets nervous that John has found the Idol and is going to use it to save Rachel so that Tyson won't go to Redemption Island against Candice. This is something that is so unlikely to happen that I can't believe they're even discussing it. The guys actually discuss breaking up their alliance already to blindside John. How dumb are they? Really dumb, if they actually follow through.
In the end, they do what they said they were going to do from the start and vote out Rachel in hopes that Tyson will switch places with her. I don't think he's going to, but maybe I'm wrong.
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Immediately after the last Tribal Council, Marissa arrives at Redemption Island, waking Candice and Rupert when she walks in. They greet her and learn her name as she tells them that it was a blindside, and that she got voted out because of her uncle's excessive celebration. I don't think I understand what a blindside is. Marissa interviews that she was pissed off that people wrote a frowny face next to her name when voting her out, and I agree. Like have the courage of your convictions and just vote her out, but don't try to add an emoticon. She's not on the jury, so what do you care anyway? I guess she could potentially come back, but do people really think that if they indicated they had mixed feelings about voting her out, she will forgive just them? Is she going to be like, "Well, my entire tribe voted me out, but I remember that some of them (she won't know who) also wrote frowny faces, so I won't be mad at those people." Come on.
After Marissa explains why she got voted out, Candice offers up an alternate theory: Marissa called Brad out for claiming he might throw a challenge, and he was mad at her. I think that's way more logical than the reason Brad told himself, that it was because of Gervase. Marissa regrets being the first one voted off, and Candice reminds her that she's not. They all bond a little bit over the fact that they're all pissed off.
The next morning, the members of Galang form a massage train, where they stand in a line and rub one another's backs. Tyson gets the pimp spot in front; Aras gets the asshole spot in the back. I don't know if that means anything, but I thought I'd mention it. Colton doesn't join in, instead choosing to sit nearby and sulk because no one is paying attention to him. Colton complains to Monica that no one is playing the game or strategizing or making moves, and Monica reminds him that it's only day three and they will hopefully be there for thirty-nine days, so he needs to be patient. Colton interviews that he just wants to get to be on Caleb's tribe.
Colton finds Gervase, Aras and Tina and tries to start some shit by talking about Laura M. Aras says that they shouldn't be thinking eight steps ahead and should just keep winning challenges. Colton says that he doesn't care about challenges and would voluntarily go to Tribal. I don't think Colton understands what this game is about STILL. It's like he's continually shocked by the physical demands of the game. Why is he not playing Big Brother? I don't want to see him again, but he would be so much happier there. Gervase tells Colton to "shut it down" and adds that they don't need to talk strategy at all until they lose a challenge. Aras interviews that Colton tried to changes his ways, but the physical demands of the game are such that you can only keep up the charade for five or six days, tops. And that's what's happening here.