Redemption Island Challenge:
Christine our resident duel winner on Redemption Island and Mikayla both voted out of the Upolu tribe, face off in the Redemption Island arena. The challenge is to dislodge boards from a crate and use those boards to build a bridge. After your bridge is built you must then disassemble your bridge and flip the boards over to find a design. All boards with a design are then pieces of your puzzle which you must put together to resemble the Redemption Island arena logo. Christine is slightly ahead during the bridge building. Mikayla catches up and believes she has finished her puzzle. “NO” Jeff says, “it’s not right!”. This gives Christine a chance to complete her puzzle and win her fifth challenge in a row! Mikayla throws her buff in the fire and her Survivor experience is over.
Walking back to Savaii camp Ozzy tells Cochran that he thinks he needs to go to Redemption Island and beat Christine in a duel so that their tribe has the numbers in the merge which they feel is coming extremely soon. Cochran is thrilled to hear this because it gives him one more life in his nine lives.
Back at Upolu camp Coach is praying and meditating saying that his tribe “Needs a boost.” He’s decided to lie to his tribemates and tell them that they must find the idol before going into the merge. He gathers his tribemates for a prayer asking the Lord’s help in finding the idol (umm he has had the idol for quite some time now), and the Lord’s guidance in helping his tribe win the upcoming challenge. Coach’s plan is to go get the idol and let some of his unknowing tribemates think that the Lord led them to it. Okay this is creeping me out. First of all how many times have I said that I don’t believe God watches Survivor! He’s kind of busy! Coach is also making God an accessory to his lie in my opinion. Yeah, Coach, think you’ve past the point of no return with me.
Everyone scatters to look for the idol and Coach and Sophie go off to actually obtain the idol where Coach has stashed it. They also check tree mail and see that they have a challenge today. Coach and Sophie rejoin their tribe and say they have two pieces of great news! They’ve found the idol! Surprise! Brandon is elated that the Lord has led them to the idol. This is going to do additional damage to his psyche when he finds out the truth, I’m quite sure. Brandon is sure happy to be on a tribe that is being protected and led by the Lord. Really? Really? I’m ready for a season of atheists thank you very much. Coach and Sophie then read the clues to the immunity challenge.
Jeff asks what happened back at camp after the challenge and everyone tells Jeff exactly what is going on and Ozzy’s plan. Jeff is dumbfounded and asks, “what if the merge doesn’t happen?” They agree it’s a chance Ozzy is willing to take. Jeff asks Ozzy if he loses to Christine will he look like an even bigger fool than he did his last season when he didn’t use his immunity idol? Ozzy says yes, but again he wants to make big bold moves in Survivor and this has never been done before. It is definitely a first! Ozzy gives his immunity necklace to Cochran of all people and Cochrane agrees to save it for Ozzy. Are you kidding me? Has Ozzy ever watched Survivor?? At this point I’m screaming NO, NO to the television but it’s a done deal. The votes are cast and Ozzy readily and happily scoots off to Redemption Island. Is this the coolest Survivor move ever or the dumbest thing Ozzy’s ever done?
Will the merge be next week? Will Christine win her sixth duel or will Ozzy prevail? Will Cochran keep the immunity necklace? Until next week….The tribe has spoken!!