Since Tammy had immunity, the elimination process was carried down the line with Zoe instead in Survivor: Marquesas Episode 10. By voting out the individual who had strayed from the alliance, the rest of the tribe still left a pair intact.
It’s the let’s talk about food and how tired we are episode. While the others talk about food, Kathy’s diving for shells, but she hopes to kill a baby shark.
We know where all this is leading. The reward challenge is the food/bed/shower challenge. It’s an island version of musical chairs. Scattered on the bottom of the ocean are shells. Whoever dives down and comes up without a shell is eliminated. The final four will compete in a sprint from the dock to the shore carrying a 40 pound rock. Their reward will be a room on a luxury cruise ship for the evening. Vecepia quits on the first leg. At least pretend to try. Neleh lags behind but grabs one. Sean, despite his original fear of the swimming challenge, pulls it together to get one as well. Sean is eliminated in the second leg, but at least he tried. The final four is as obvious as it originally appeared, as Neleh gets eliminated. 40 pounds in the water is not very heavy, but it’s probably enough to weigh down the women and make it a race between Paschal and Robert. Paschal wins reward pretty easily. He is not forced to make a choice of who to bring with him. Not at the challenge anyway. Probst will clearly make him pick when he arrives with the boat. It goes without saying he invites Neleh. Sean points out that it’s Vecepia’s birthday, and he should have picked her like he would have if he won (granted, V is also Sean’s closest ally, so it’s pretty easy for him to say that).
After Neleh and Paschal have their multiple course meal, utilizing Jeff Probst’s Visa to leave a $200 tip, they return to a tribe expecting smuggled food. Neleh’s not shy to tell them about her adventures in excessive detail. So what has she brought back for them? A used mint. No takers. The next morning, Sean’s using the reward as a reason to complain about Neleh. He says she’s lazy. Ironic. That’s what people said about him the first 21 days or so of the game.
Tired of being taunted by a pig, Robert has decided to make himself a snare. He believes that catching a pig will save him. A little late for that.
The immunity challenge is to make fire and pop one kernel of popcorn. Then they will move to the final station to make another fire. Unlike most seasons where they’re given flint or matches, this year they’ve had a magnifying glass, so this challenge using magnesium, flint, and steel will be new to all of them. Vecepia is the first one to get a flame. The General is right behind her, and he knows he has to win. Kathy is next to get fire, followed closely by Sean. Neleh is next. Paschal is just hoping for some matches. Robert is the first to move on to the next station. Vecepia is in second. Nobody else has a chance here. Robert wins immunity. Oddly, Vecepia actually held her own this time.
With that win, Robert assumes that Tammy is going. Kathy is afraid that Tammy has something up her sleeve, though. She’s worried that Vecepia and Sean will flip. That would make them a foursome rather than a fivesome, theoretically improving their odds. Granted, they also run the risk that one of the others, likely Kathy, would see this betrayal as an opportunity to make herself a final three pact with Rob and Tammy.
By a vote of 5-2, Tammy has been voted off the island. I didn’t care for the rest of her alliance, but Tammy actually seemed to be a competent player.