Wednesday night on CBS’ Survivor: Nicaragua, the Espada and La Flor tribes competed for an all important immunity that included a spicy reward. But tensions were rising on both tribes as members scrutinized each other, trying to find the weakest links. So who went home on week 3 of Survivor: Nicaragua?
Espada tribe member Marty is getting tired of his star struck allies, saying “Everyone’s got glitter in their eyes” when it comes to former NFL coach Jimmy Johnson. Marty also doesn’t buy Johnson’s spiel that he’s not playing to win.
Over at La Flor, Jud has the ol’ space cadet strategy going on and Naonka is about sick of that . She complains that he’s plain stupid, thinks he’s an airhead.
To gain his tribe’s trust, Marty decides to reveal that he has the immunity idol. He plays it up that the idol is “for the tribe” but secretly plans to keep it for himself.
This week the tribes compete for immunity in a physical challenge. A confident La Flor tribe opts to save their Medallion of Power for another week and just go head to head with Espada. That runs out to be a wise choice.
The challenge involves retrieving barrels from the water, rolling and stacking them and then tossing sandbags on top of them. While Espada is surprisingly in the lead for a good while, La Flor catches up and eventually pulls ahead to win.
La Flor wins immunity and a “Survivor garden” that includes, sauces, spices and fruit.
While carrying the heavy fruit basket, Kelly B. sees a clue to the immunity idol at the bottom of the basket. But eagle eyed Naonka also sees it. The two carry the basket together, until Naonka decides to push Kelly aside, wrestle her and grab the note out of the basket. The other tribe members are flabbergasted, and some lament over the fact that the fruit got smashed.
Naonka seems to have no guilt over pushing over Kelly, who has a prosthetic leg. She even says next time she’ll push her so hard “that damn leg will fall off”.
Too Many Chiefs
Over at Espada, Jimmy T. feels like his talents are being wasted by Coach Jimmy Johnson. In fact, Jimmy T. kinda thinks he should be the team’s ringleader.
Marty agrees that he’s ready for Johnson to go. He wants his starstruck tribe to “lose their daddy” and see who shakes and crumbles in the fallout.
Meanwhile Jill thinks that Danny, Coach and Holly are all equally bad players- interchangeable. Marty approaches Danny about blindsiding Jimmy Johnson, while Jimmy T., who feels that he is a born leader, is of course on board to remove the Coach.
Tyrone, however, sees value in keeping the motivational Johnson and wonders if Danny should be sent home instead.
At Tribal Council , host Jeff Probst asks who the weakest players are. Only Jimmy Johnson steps up to admit that he is one of the weakest members of the tribe. While his honesty is admirable, he may have dug his own grave.
Jimmy Johnson is told he is voted off. Go long, Jimmy!
With the Coach gone, Espada will surely regroup, while Noanka may be stirring up her own trouble over at La Flor next week.
Who will go home next week on Survivor : Nicaragua?
Jill Behm, 43, Erie, PA
Jane Bright, 56, Jackson Springs, NC
Tyrone Davis, 42, Inglewood, CA
Wendy DeSmidt-Kohlhoff, 48, Fromberg, MT –VOTED OFF
Holly Hoffman, 44, Eureka, SD
Jimmy Johnson, 67, Islamorada, FL –VOTED OFF
Dan Lembo, 63, Water Mill, NY
Marty Piombo, 48, Mill Valley, CA
Yve Rojas, 41, Kansas City, MO
James “Jimmy T.” Tarantino, 48, Gloucester, MA
La Flor Tribe
Jud Birza, 21, Venice, CA La
Kelly Bruno, 26, Durham, NC
Shannon Elkins, 30, Lafayette, LA –VOTED OFF
Ben “Benry” Henry, 24, Los Angeles, CA
Matthew “Sash” Lenahan, 30, New York, NY
Brenda Lowe, 27, Miami, FL
Naonka Mixon, 27, Los Angeles, CA
Chase Rice, 24, Fairview, NC
Kelly Shinn, 20, Mesa, AZ
Alina Wilson, 23, Downey, CA
Survivor: Nicaragua, September 29, 2010, CBS