The women took control of the island in Survivor: Micronesia Episode 11, and despite James’ silly suggestion to target Parvati, the girls worked together to vote Jason out and get rid of his hidden immunity idol in the process, making him the second person in a row to be voted out despite having a safety net in his back pocket.
At the conclusion of the last tribal council, Jeff told James that he had to get his finger checked out by medical. Last time this happened was with Jonathan, who had to quit because his injury was too great to overcome. They warn James that he’s got overnight to heal, or he’ll need to go into surgery.
Alexis is also injured. She was walking in the dark and fell. Cirie’s happy to see this. It means two less people to worry about.
The families are here. The winner will go to jellyfish lake, where they will swim with thousands of non-stinging jellyfish. Additionally, a new idol has been hidden, and exile island is back in play. Gee, what a surprise.
It’s the majority rules pecking order challenge. Everybody but James answers James for who does the most for the tribe. Cirie and Alexis are the only ones who don’t take a hit. Parvati never shuts up. Amanda, James, Alexis, and Erik get it right. Erik, Alexis, and James are down to one rope. Parvati mistakenly thinks she’s in control of the game, which everybody but Alexis and Parvati gets right. Cirie knocks out Parvati. Alexis is the most honest, and Cirie is the only one who gets it right. Cirie knocks out Erik. James is least likely to get invited to a family dinner. Almost everybody gets it right. James is knocked out. Amanda knocks out Natalie. Cirie is out but is the deciding factor. She takes out Amanda, and Alexis wins reward. She picks Cirie and Natalie to go along with her, and she sends Amanda (who isn’t allowed a hug goodbye from her sister) to exile island.
On his way out, James has to get his finger checked out. The doctor decides it’s too big a risk for James to stay in the game, so has to leave the game and head to the hospital.
Amanda heads to exile island and starts searching for the idol. She manages to find all the clues, including the final one that tells her it’s buried at camp under the tribe flag.
The girls, who are in a girl power alliance, know they now need to beat Erik at the next challenge.
Alexis doesn’t want to be voted out, despite her injury.
Natalie’s concerned about Amanda, but Parvati won’t turn on her.
The immunity challenge is to fire a high-powered rifle and break three sake bottles.
Erik wins immunity. Now it’s time for the girls to turn on each other.
Amanda tells the others that she doesn’t have the idol and empties out her bag to prove it. She’s protesting a bit too much here. Makes me wonder whether anyone will catch on. She approaches Parvati and asks for her assistance to dig it up. Parvati wants to take out Alexis; Amanda wants to take out Natalie.
The girls had been considering taking Erik under their wing, but he tells Amanda he wants either her or Parvati gone. He tells her he’s decided on her, and he approaches the girls to get rid of Amanda.
Amanda suggests a tie, but Cirie doesn’t want to leave it up to the purple rock.
Amanda knows she’s gone, so she starts digging under the flag. Parvati stalls the others for her.
James is at tribal council with an IV bag, but he’s doing okay.
Amanda lets it be known she’s pissed off at Erik. Natalie’s concerned about Amanda because she’s a jury threat. Cirie considers Amanda the physical threat (aside from Erik).
It should come as no surprise that Amanda has found and played the hidden idol. You thought she was a threat before? The jury looks like they love her now.
Not real clear why they’d get rid of the limping girl, but Alexis has been voted out. The bad news for Amanda and Parvati is that they’re still down 3-2, but this has certainly helped their cause.