Survivor: Micronesia Episode 3

The fans were still trying to get it together in Survivor: Micronesia Episode 2. After they lost the challenge, it looked like a pretty obvious choice: get rid of the weakest link. Instead, with Joel’s blatant taking of control, they decided to get rid of Mikey’s biggest ally, Mary, because Joel didn’t like that Mikey seemed to be in control. Over on the other camp, life was good, and there was more than one pair that needed to get a room.

Mikey immediately knows who’s to blame. He’s unimpressed with the strategy of not voting out the weakest players.

Eliza, who they were talking about getting rid of not long ago, decided to go along with an invitation from the couples to take a walk with them, as they want her to join their side. They’re discussing taking out the weakest ones (Yau-Man and Cirie). She listens but doesn’t trust them at all. Cirie, meanwhile, is trying to make a decision between the two camps as to which one suits her better.

In preparation for the challenge, the tribes get warpaint. It’ll be a battle because they’re allowing all sorts of physical contact here. Favorites are playing for shelter, lighting kit, and survival kit. Fans are playing for fishing kit, shelter, and kitchen set. Tribes will charge from their endzone to the opposing endzone in an effort to get 5 of the 6 bags in the endzone, and the other team is allowed to steal bags even after they’re in the endzone. It quickly becomes a wrestling, shoving, and tackling match. Not shy of going after the women, Erik dumps Amanda over his head, causing James to get up and get him to see how he likes dealing with people three times his size. It’s back and forth, but in the end, favorites win 5-2. They send Kathy and Ami to exile island. Kathy’s not happy about going there again, but Ami’s looking forward to it.

Cirie says she doesn’t feel relaxed and needs to keep scrambling. It’s real simple. She needs to pick a side, and pick the right one at that. If she doesn’t, she could end up like Christy from Survivor: Amazon. She has a chat with Amanda and Parvati, who say they’d lose against James or Ozzy in a second in the finals, which is true, although that didn’t prevent Amanda from dragging Todd along multiple too many times in China.

Even though she found all four clues already, Kathy doesn’t care and lets Ami look for clues as if she doesn’t know where they are. Kathy couldn’t care less about finding the idol. Due to the weather, they decide to abandon their searching anyway.

The fans are uncomfortable in the rain, but the favorites have the perfect cover for this weather and couldn’t be more comfortable. The struggle continues overnight, and the fans wake up demoralized.

The bad news for the fans is that they must now head to the immunity challenge. Tribes will hold on to a rope net, while members of the other tribe shoot coconuts into it. Jonathan refuses to shut up, an easy way to make some enemies on the other tribe. It’s becoming more and more obvious that the fans are going to win this, and they do.

Jonathan insists on taking out Parvati. The couples are discussing Yau-Man, since Cirie wants him out. However, they’re not so sure, and they try to convince her about Eliza. Cirie has a discussion with Jonathan and his alliance, and she makes it apparent she doesn’t trust the bonds between them. Everybody starts to get concerned that Cirie’s voting Yau-Man, no matter what, which appears to be true. If she keeps this up, they’ll be more willing to risk a tie in the next vote by just getting rid of her. Lucky for her, though, more than one person seems dead set against a tie. Jonathan’s got a hope that voting as a block for Parvati will be able to overcome the other side that’s arguing on how to vote.

Jonathan and Cirie continue their spat at tribal council. She tells him she doesn’t trust him.

Votes
Parvati
Yau-Man
Yau-Man
Parvati
Cirie
Yau-Man
Yau-Man
Yau-Man

Yau-Man has been eliminated. By taking such an unnecessarily strong stance, I’m not real clear how Cirie did herself any favors, or for that matter what she was trying to prove. She’s set herself up to go far, but I can’t figure out why anybody would actually trust her going forward.

Stay tuned to dingoRUE for another live recap of Survivor: Micronesia Episode 4 That’s Baked, Barbecued, and Fried, which airs Thursday at 8/7c on CBS.

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