Lisa finally decided that her alliance with the former Tandang was meaningless, and threw her lot in with Michael Skupin, Denise and Malcolm as the potential Final Four. Abi, now completely on her own, was still clueless as to why her behavior and attitude had turned the others against her.
Knowing that she will be the next one voted out, Abi determined to somehow win immunity.
This week begins with a treemail call to a Food Auction! Everyone is excited at the prospect of a tasty meal, but Abi’s intention is to see how best to use her money to her advantage. Jeff Probst welcomes them all, explaining that they’ve all been given $500.00 US each, and can use that money to bid on any item. They cannot share either their money, or their food, with each other.
The first item is a pancake breakfast, and Denise bids the whole $500., winning the auction. Next up is a wine and cheese platter, and Skupin bids his full $500.00. Malcolm and Penner vied for iced coffee and donuts, with Malcolm paying $200.00. Penner bids $100.00 on a covered tray, and wins a fried chicken dinner. Carter beats Malcolm and spends $200. on a covered dish, which turns out to be a baked potato. But there’s a twist – Carter can trade the potato for sacks of rice and beans for the entire tribe. Carter decides to make the trade.
Lisa and Carter vie for the next covered dish, with Lisa winning a sub sandwich for $320.00. But the next item is the most important of the day; it’s an ‘advantage’ in the form of a scroll inside a bamboo tube. Abi bids $500.00 and wins. Probst tells her to take it back to camp and read it when she’s alone.
Carter wins the final auction, which is a plate of veal shanks, to be shared by everyone, with no utensils, and a sixty second clock. They all go wild, tearing off hunks of meat and chewing as fast as they can.
Back at camp Dangrayne, everyone’s feeling pretty good. They’ve had a fun day, eaten well, and brought back beans and rice. There are smiles all around, except on Abi’s face; she’s determined to get an apology from Penner for her beat down at the last Tribal. She’d like an explanation. Penner tries to tell her that she might have been friendlier. Abi believes that they just don’t understand her honesty.
Abi’s bitter, and feels that any friendliness now being shown to her is based on her winning the advantage at the auction. She goes off by herself, and reads her note: “Move directly to the final round in this challenge. You have a one-in-three shot at winning immunity.” She’s pleased with the note, and decides to up the ante by pretending that the note also has a clue to a hidden immunity idol.
Abi pretends to search for an idol, and then approaches Malcolm privately to tell him that she’s found an idol, so the rest of them will have to decide who they’re going to vote out next, since it won’t be her.
We’re quickly taken to the Immunity Challenge, where Probst explains the game. They will be attached to a rope, which is threaded through a hitching rope. The first five to get through move on to the next round, where they will still be attached to a rope, and must make their way through a series of bamboo poles. The first two to finish make it to the final round, where they must navigate a multi obstacle course. Winner wins immunity. There’s also a twist. Probst will be asking them a question at the beginning of each round. If they answer incorrectly, they will have 5% of their body weight added to them that they must carry through the round.
Abi pulls out her ‘advantage’ note, and lies that there are two messages on the note. She reads the part about going directly to round three, but rips up the note into tiny pieces before anyone can read the paper. Survivors ready?