The schism in the Abi/RC alliance continues as Abi worries that RC is going to get the Idol and ditch her. RC tries to reaffirm their alliance but Abi is so paranoid and bitchy that RC has second thoughts. Abi shares the Idol clue with Pete, unbeknownst to RC. Pete makes a move to get Skupin out even though they are in an alliance, and gets Lisa and Abi on his side.
Over on Kalabaw, the other tribe members realize that the emblem from the top of the rice basket is gone and figure out that it was probably the Idol and Penner probably has it. They decide to try to blindside him anyway, if possible.
The sad sacks at Matsing lost their raft and they haven't quite figured out if Angie or Russell will be next to go. They're leaning towards Angie because she doesn't contribute in challenges. Seems like Denise and Malcolm have the strongest alliance over there.
The Immunity Challenge involves swimming out to retrieve puzzle wheels which can be lined up to spell out a word. First place gets immunity and a fishing kit, including a canoe and paddles. Second place gets immunity and a smaller fishing kit. Third place gets to go to Tribal Council.
Matsing starts out ridiculously badly. Angie takes forever to get her piece and then Russell isn't much better when he can't climb up the ladder to get out of the water. On their second turn, Angie refuses to go and Russell goes out and comes back without a piece so then Denise and Malcolm have to carry the team the rest of the time. Skupin somehow shatters the scuba mask while it's on his face and is bleeding below the eyes. RC gets three pieces in a row and then goes back after a one-person break for another. She's a monster. If a dude had done that, Probst would never have shut up about it. All of the teams end up trying to solve at the same time, but Matsing is way behind. Kalabaw gets first and Tandang gets second.
After the challenge, Penner realizes that he needs an alliance and approaches Jeff Kent, telling Jeff that he has the Idol to try to gain his trust. Penner is aware that there is a tribal shakeup coming soon and says that he hopes he and Jeff Kent can hook up if they end up together again in the future. Jeff Kent gives him a "four-fingered handshake" which he interviews isn't a real man handshake so it doesn't count. Ugh, this guy. Probst will love him.
Everyone on Tandang is annoyed with Skupin for getting injured so much. Apparently, he dove into the water with the mask on after telling others not to, and that's why it broke. After the challenge, Abi finds the Immunity Idol and only Pete knows she has it.
The members of Matsing try to figure out their next move. Angie tells Malcolm and Denise that she didn't refuse to go. Well, she said she didn't want to go, which I guess isn't the same as refusing.
At Tribal Council, Russell attacks Angie's physical prowess hard and she starts crying. Malcolm kind of defends her. Malcolm and Denise admit that this vote is a balancing act between creating a strong tribe and creating a loyal tribe. I guess they decided to go for a strong tribe, because they vote out Angie. I wonder how much the possibility of a tribal mix-up factored into their vote. One has to be coming, right?
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Matsing returns from Tribal Council after voting out Roxy. Russell says that Roxy did what she thought she had to do, but Angie thought it was unnecessary. Angie interviews that Roxy threw her and Malcolm under the bus and it didn't work. Denise counsels that Roxy had to find any potential threat that might keep them from voting her out, so that's what she did. Russell tries to give a little pep talk about how it's not great that they only have four people, but they have four reliable people who will work hard in the challenge, so now they just need to pull together. But then Russell interviews that he thinks the Malcolm/Angie threat is real and that they will always vote together and if Denise joins up with them, Russell's in real trouble. As they sleep in the shelter that night, Malcolm and Angie snuggle together. I don't know why they all don't snuggle together, just for some extra warmth. I'd snuggle up to my worst enemy if it was the difference between "freezing your ass off" and "warm enough to sleep."
The next morning at Tandang, Abi and RC sun themselves on the beach. RC thinks they should look for the Immunity Idol, since they found the clue but don't have the Idol yet. Abi says that she just needs to relax for the day. Yeah, because Survivor is all about relaxing and getting a tan and gives days off as needed. Can you imagine having Abi as an employee? I feel like she'd take a lot of "me" days.
The problem seems to be that Abi twisted her knee a few times so she feels like she needs to rest it and get better. I don't know why RC can't just look for the Idol by herself. Abi feels like she is now a liability to her alliance, despite RC's reassurances to the contrary. RC interviews that her alliance with Abi is strong, but Abi is getting crazy paranoid. Here's the problem: Abi's a bitch. Or maybe it's a cultural difference, but she interrupts constantly and gets really defensive when called out on her bullshit and she always has to have the last word. So she and RC go at it a little bit and I'm not entirely sure what they're even fighting about until RC walks away, frustrated and then does the worst thing she could do in Abi's eyes: goes for a swim with Skupin.
So Abi goes and tells Pete that they found the Immunity Idol clue and what the clue was, despite promising RC that she wouldn't tell anyone else. Now, RC, Abi, Pete and Skupin are supposed to be in an alliance. BUT RC and Abi did agree to keep the clue news to themselves. Anyway, Pete suggests some places they could look and says that now he doesn't trust RC, since she didn't share that information within her supposed alliance. Abi doesn't defend RC in anyway. Man, RC -- watch your back. Abi is the worst kind of frenemy.