Brendan’s Exile alliance, which initially seemed like it would shake up the season but ended up quite lame, flipped on him and sent him home in Survivor: Tocantins Episode 9. This led to Coach’s ego going out of control as he told a bunch of stories that nobody believed.
Sierra admits defeat when she gets back to camp. The next morning, she’s got a bit of fight in her, though.
Tyson and Coach aren’t giving her any room to move. They’re not even pretending they find her of any use.
For the challenge, they are divided into two teams of four. They will gather puzzle boards and arrange them in the correct spots and flip them until they reveal seven vowels, which they will arrange with seven consonants to form a four word phrase. The winning tribe will get a local outing with a feast and martial arts demonstration. Red team is JT, Erinn, Debbie, and Tyson. Black team is Coach, Stephen, Sierra, and Taj. JT and Erinn are against Coach and Stephen. It’s roughly even after the first leg. Taj and Sierra manage to gain the lead for black team. Coach and Stephen drop the lead, though, on the third leg and get quite a bit behind. Red team’s got a lead when they begin flipping the boards. Red team is the first to get their vowels. Black team is hopeless as red team spells out “You’ve won a feast.” JT decides to send Stephen to Exile so he can get the idol if there’s one placed there. Probst rubs the loss in Coach’s face, who says he didn’t line up boards in the Amazon.
Stephen gets clue number 7. No new idol. Unexpected twist.
Debbie isn’t budging any for Sierra either. For some reason, Erinn comes to Debbie’s defense. Wait a minute. Does Erinn actually think she’s in with them? What’s more, does she actually believe she’s in control here?
Coach’s advice to Sierra: just fall on your sword and be honorable.
They arrive at the challenge in the middle of a downpour. They will play the Survivor version of shuffleboard. Jeff offers anyone willing to skip the immunity challenge the chance to eat instead. Stephen, JT, and Coach get pizza. Tyson’s not happy. Each player will get three shots to play on the table that’s slowly getting flooded as they shiver in the rain. Great planning. Tyson is knocked closest to the mark by Taj. Erinn takes the lead. Sierra knocks Tyson back into the lead. Taj is wishing she ate. Tyson gets even closer. Sierra knocks Tyson out and puts herself in the lead. Coach is regretting that he chose to eat instead. Debbie knocks Sierra out and wins immunity.
Taj, Stephen, and Erinn begin discussing how much of a threat Tyson is. Can they take him out while he doesn’t have that necklace? Stephen approaches JT to discuss the plan. They don’t want to bother discussing this with Sierra because they don’t trust her, and they don’t need her vote anyway.
Tyson says he loves everybody but Sierra, including Brendan. Sierra points out the obvious: Tyson’s a threat, certainly more than she is. Coach says he wants to walk the path of the noble warrior and pit himself against the best competition, despite voting out Brendan.
With 5 votes, Tyson has been voted out. A wise move. Coach ain’t gonna be happy.