Sook Jai continued their losing streak and voted Erin out in Survivor: Thailand Episode 8.
Chuay Gahn is split. Will Sook Jai vote off Erin or Ken? Either way, they’re not overly concerned because they realize now that they have an advantage of 5-3, which are pretty insurmountable odds.
Jake’s trying to get on the other tribe’s good side by telling tales of his adventures and attempting to prove that he is an adventurer, even if he is an old adventurer. Chuay Gahn isn’t interested in whatever he’s selling.
When they arrive at the challenge, they get videos from home. The reward for the challenge will be the whole video plus a cool beverage. Before they get to that, Jeff pulls out the buffs, finally forming a merged tribe. The first part of the challenge is an obstacle course to be run in pairs chosen at random. The winning pair will then compete against each other in a final mental challenge. Jake and Jan compete against Clay and Ken in the first heat. This is not even remotely fair. Clay and Ken advance to the second heat. Ted and Penny go against Brian and Helen in the next round. Like the last time, it’s not even close, as Brian and Helen advance. Brian and Helen end up winning and will copmete against each other to replicate a pyramid of wicker balls. Brian wins reward.
He gets the full video and passes around the lemonade. His wife gets a little crazy, but at least she keeps her clothes on. He really didn’t want anyone to see more about him than they have to, but since Probst invited everybody to watch his video, they’re seeing his house. Included in that is not only a glimpse at his family but also the fact that he’s got brand new cars and a baby grand piano. Helen’s theory is that he doesn’t need the money.
Ken hopes that individual immunity challenges will help him. Either that, or he’ll be seen as a threat and be voted out the first time he doesn’t win.
Ted’s getting bothered by little things that people are doing that he considers annoying, so he goes off on his own for a long time in the canoe. He’s not doing himself any favors by isolating himself from the group.
Jake is trying to find somebody to get on his side from the other side. It would be stupid for anybody to flip now. Even if he gets one person, that would be a 4-4 tie. It’s a little late to be thinking like this. Shii Ann had it right when she was doing this two episodes ago. He’s gathered that they’re tired of Ted.
The immunity challenge is a test of memorizing Thai numbers. Miss one, and you’re out. They have 30 seconds to memorize the numbers 1-9. Jake, Helen, Jan, Ted, and Brian are out after one round. Penny is eliminated on the next round. That leaves Clay and Ken in the final round, which is to find discs through a grid and go from one buried disc to the next. The person who uncovers all 10 buried discs wins. Clay’s off to an early lead as Ken stands there mostly confused. Clay has a 4-1 lead. Then he extends that 7-2. Ken would be better off just digging randomly. Clay wins 10-3 to take immunity.
Ken realizes his neck’s on the chopping block and that they would be stupid to get rid of Ted. Jake comes up with an alternate plan. Get rid of Brian. He wants Clay and one of the women to vote with them. Why would people in the majority join a new alliance where they’re now down 3-2? Since this isn’t going to work, Ken decides to just vote for Ted and hope.
By a vote of 5-3, Mr. NYC has been voted off the island.