Wednesday night on CBS’ Survivor: Nicaragua, the Espada and La Flor tribes had to deal with an unexpected elimination on both sides. But after last week’s tribal switcheroo, the individual tribes were still divided. With old alliances still kinda sorta intact, who went home on week 6 of Survivor: Nicaragua?
Host Jeff Probst breaks the news that this week’s immunity challenge is not for tribal immunity but instead for individual immunity. Yep, both tribes will be going to council and voting someone off.
The competition requires each person to dig up rope rings, fling them into a backside basket and race them back to the start- first person on each tribe to collect three rings wins.
But the biggest motivator? The winners from each tribe would square off for a ring toss competition. The winner of that comp gets a feast of chicken and beef kabobs- and a ringside seat to the other tribes’ council session.
On the Espada tribe, Holly wins immunity for herself. On La Flor, Jill wins. So it’s Holly V. Jill for the ring toss-two oldies but goodies, right?
In the end, Jill wins the feast and the voyeur session for La Flor. Yippee! More goodies for the youngsters!
Meanwhile, Sash and Brenda conspire to split the vote between Marty and Kelly B. They want to flush out Marty’s immunity idol.
Marty goes and tells Fabio/Jud an elaborate lie about how he’s a grandmaster at chess. Fabio eats it up, noting how analytical Marty is. Oh, why isn’t he as smart as he is good looking?
Dan, on the other hand, is busy complaining about the living conditions. He boasts that he doesn’t need the money, he has a Ferrari, yadda yadda yadda.
At the La Flor tribal council, Brenda calls Marty out, insinuating that Jane should be worried about Mart and Jill’s vote. Marty mouths to anyone who will listen, “Vote Brenda’.
Then, Probst asks if anyone has the immunity idol and wants to play it, now is the time. Marty, who has told his whole tribe that he has the idol, doesn’t play anything. How cocky is that?
The vote turns out to be a two-way tie between Marty and Kelly B. (Brenda gets 2 votes to their 3).
In a revote of Marty vs. Kelly B., Kelly B. is sent home. Marty is intact- and so is his idol.
Now it’s time for La Flor to enjoy a chicken and beef feast, washed down with some vino.
The Espada tribal council shows Dan is in the hot seat. Probst grills him longer than the beef and chicken, asking him if he wants to leave the game and if he’s a liability to his team on challenges.
Dan fires back that Yves is arrogant, while she throws in his face that he has a Ferrari, 6 cars, 3 houses.
The tribe votes Yves out.
And I really don’t understand the logic in this game.
Survivor: Nicaragua Week 5 Stats
Holly Hoffman, 44, Eureka, SD
Ben “Benry” Henry, 24, Los Angeles, CA
Alina Wilson, 23, Downey, CA
Chase Rice, 24, Fairview, NC
Naonka Mixon, 27, Los Angeles, CA
Dan Lembo, 63, Water Mill, NY
La Flor Tribe
Brenda Lowe, 27, Miami, FL
Jill Behm, 43, Erie, PA
Jane Bright, 56, Jackson Springs, NC
Marty Piombo, 48, Mill Valley, CA
Jud Birza, 21, Venice, CA La
Matthew “Sash” Lenahan, 30, New York, NY
Kelly Shinn, 20, Mesa, AZ
Wendy DeSmidt-Kohlhoff, 48, Fromberg, MT
Shannon Elkins, 30, Lafayette, LA
Jimmy Johnson, 67, Islamorada, FL
James “Jimmy T.” Tarantino, 48, Gloucester, MA
Tyrone Davis, 42, Inglewood, CA
Kelly Bruno, 26, Durham, NC
Yve Rojas, 41, Kansas City, MO
The next episode of “Survivor: Nicaragua” airs on Wednesday. October 27th at 8:00 p.m. ET on CBS.
Survivor: Nicaragua, October 20, 2010, CBS