In Survivor Nicaragua episode 6, all of the contestants would have to face tribal council, but two would be immune from the vote. Some schemed to get a hidden immunity idol out, while others voted for people they thought would be a threat.
Before the Immunity Challenge
Another storm was rolling into Nicaragua. Dan mentioned to Holly that he wanted to quit; he didn’t think that he could handle another 20 nights of rain. The beach looked like a mess, with driftwood that had washed up against the shore and a raging river running next to it, safely contained within its banks, for the time being. Yve asked Holly why nobody told her that they were going to vote out; Holly remarked that she thought that Yve was in an alliance with Tyrone. Eve denied the alliance.
At La Flor, the tribe was still divided along older tribal lines. The members of the former younger tribe liked Jane though. They decided that they would either get rid of Jane or Marty at the next vote.
The Survivor Immunity and Reward Challenge
When the Survivor contestants met for the immunity challenge, Jeff announced that two people would be voted out that night, and that they would be competing for individual immunity. Each tribe would compete separately, and there would be one winner of immunity from each tribe.
There were two parts of the challenge. For the first part of the challenge, everyone would dig for three rope rings for. Once they dug up a ring, they would have to use the shovel to flip the ring into a basket attached to their back. The first person to retrieve the three hidden rope rings would win immunity. For the second part of the challenge, the winners of individual immunity would throw their rope rings at a board with three hooks on it. The first to get all three rings on a hook would feast on chicken and beef kabobs with the rest of their tribe during the other tribe’s tribal council.
As Espada competed, Dan had trouble getting any rings. It wasn’t a test of strength; Holly won immunity on her tribe. For La Flor, Purple Kelly had trouble getting her first ring, but everyone else tied after the first ring. Jill came out ahead and won the immunity on her tribe.
During the second part of the challenge, Holly scored the first ring, but Jill tied and then passed her. Holly scored another ring for a tie. Jill scored the final ring and won the reward for La Flor.
Back at Camp
La Flor was excited that they were going to get some food that evening. The young alliance wasn’t happy that Marty had a hidden immunity idol and Jill had immunity. That was their worst case scenario. They decided to give three votes to Marty and three votes to Kelly B; they would tell Kelly B that they were voting out Jane. They hoped that by splitting the vote, they would be able to get rid of Marty’s hidden immunity idol. If Marty didn’t play the idol, then at least the team member that they thought was the biggest threat, Kelly B, would be gone.
Marty decided to do a little scheming on his own. He tried to pull Fabio over to his side, telling him that he was a grandmaster in chess, and that he had beaten a major player in the chess world when he was a kid. Marty then tried to explain his own ideas on how they could go farther in the game together. The truth was, Marty was not a grandmaster in chess, and rattled off the name of a tennis instead of chess player as someone that he had beaten in the past.
At Espada, Dan still wanted to go. He didn’t need the money, as he was already wealthy even without the win. Some of the other players, like Benry, wanted to vote out Yve, because she was part of the older tribe and was motivated to win. Initially, Chase didn’t really agree with that strategy. He didn’t trust the other younger members of his tribe, and thought that voting out Dan might be a good idea. Yve tried to convince Naonka and Alina that Dan should be the one to vote out; they saw this as scheming, and it made them want to vote her out more.
Survivor Tribal Council
La Flor went to tribal council first. Marty thought that helping around camp was a way that he had increased his reputation in the tribe. He mentioned that telling others that he had the idol was an honest thing to do, but it also put a target on his back. Kelly B was pretty comfortable with her chances of not being voted out that night. Brenda brought up the fact that Marty had discussed voting out Jane; he denied it. Marty mouthed to Jane to vote out Brenda, but she didn’t change her vote.
Marty did not play his hidden immunity idol. This resulted in a tie between Marty and Kelly B, with two votes for Brenda. There was another vote between Marty and Kelly B. In the second vote, everybody except for Jane voted to get rid of Kelly B instead of Marty.
It was time for the second vote. Espada came in and La Flor started eating their kabobs. Espada did not enjoy looking at the other team while they ate. Jeff pointed out the food to the Espada tribe, asking Fabio how he enjoyed his food. When Jeff asked Dan if the ice clinking in the glasses bothered him, Dan responded that nothing bothered him. Yve pointed out that he was lying; that he complained a lot when he was around camp. Dan thought that Yve was arrogant, but Yve pointed out that she didn’t talk about her six cars and three homes, as Dan did. We don’t know whether her other tribemates thought she was arrogant or not, but they all voted Yve out.