Survivor: Nicaragua Episode 6

Following a tribe shuffle in Survivor: Nicaragua Episode 5, the new Espada could have picked the guy with the bum knee or the whiner who just the day before said she wanted to quit. Instead, they voted out Tyrone.

Dan says he thinks he’s done. He’s not sure he can take too many more nights of this weather. Not another one.

Yve is surprised she was left in the dark in the vote, which ended in a result she did not see coming.

Brenda would like to see 3 votes for Marty, 3 votes for Jill, and then whichever one of them goes home really doesn’t matter.

When Espada shows up at the immunity challenge (already?), Marty says “Awesome for us” when he sees the other tribe got rid of one of their strongest members. Tonight, both tribes are going to tribal council for a vote. One person from each tribe will win immunity. They will race to an individual digging area, where they will dig up three rope rings with a paddle, tossing the rings into a holder attached to their waists. In the final round, the winner from each tribe will square off in a ring toss for tribal reward, a feast to eat while listening to the other tribe’s tribal council.

Espada goes first. Strangely, Holly actually does well at this challenge, scoring her first ring before anybody else and then her second ring. Benry and Alina tie her at 2. Dan is a lost cause. Alina and Holly make their final toss, which Holly completes to win immunity.

La Flor is next. Everybody gets on the board with a point except purple Kelly. Marty, Kelly B, and Jill score their second. Jill drops her last ring. So does Kelly B. After a second try, Jill wins immunity.

That pits Jill against Holly in the ring toss. Holly scores first. Jill ties it at 1. Then she takes the lead 2-1. Holly ties them at 2. Jill wins reward for La Flor.

When they get back to camp, La Flor pretend to all be one tribe. That pretending does not last long, pretty much because it’s pretend. With Marty having hidden immunity and Jill having regular immunity, that screws up their original plan.

Sash suggests splitting the vote 3 for Marty and 3 for Kelly B, telling Kelly B that their votes are going for Jane.

Marty tells Fabio that he’s a grandmaster in chess. He’s not. Nor is Guillermo Vilas, an ex tennis player, who Marty claims is a great Argentine grandmaster. In any case, this all makes sense to Fabio.

If Espada continues its pattern, the choice is between Dan or Yve. Dan really does not want to be there, but he doesn’t want to lose face by quitting either.

Benry would like to get rid of Yve rather than Dan. Chase would rather surprise Benry and keep Yve. Furthermore, there is concern that Dan’s knees are getting worse and worse, as they have with each passing day.

Yve tells Alina and NaOnka that she knows the other side more intimately than Dan and Holly do. Well, that was a pretty stupid thing to say.

Jane is told the plan, or at least some small portion of the plan. Jane’s told that her responsibility for this evening is to vote for Marty. No problem.

Fabio likes Marty. He’s not sure he wants to vote for him. Nobody has any clue which way Fabio is leaning.

Marty is instructed to write down Jane’s name. He can do that. If they’re really locked on Jane, why is everybody talking so much? Nonetheless, he feels pretty safe that they’re voting for Jane, so maybe he should hang on to his idol.

As the winners of the reward portion of the challenge, La Flor will vote first.

At tribal council, Brenda is asked whether Jane has reason to worry. No, not from them, just from Jill and Marty. Marty feels uneasy seeing Brenda’s attempt at backstabbing. Marty turns to Jane and mouths the words “Vote Brenda.” Interesting. If only these two could actually trust each other. He doesn’t have the numbers to bring about change just yet, but he could stir the pot.

Marty declines to play his hidden immunity idol.

Votes
Marty
Marty
Marty
Brenda
Brenda
Kelly B
Kelly B
Kelly B

We have a tie. In the event of a tie, everybody will revote, except for the two with the most votes, Marty and Kelly B. Whoever they keep is dangerous because neither of them will like having been played.

Votes
Marty
Kelly B
Kelly B
Kelly B
Kelly B

With 4 votes, Kelly B has been voted off the island. It’s fair to say she has been blindsided.

Having completed their task, La Flor will feast on chicken and beef kabobs, while watching Espada vote.

Dan feels animosity from Yve because she says the fact: he’s a liability in challenges. His response is that she’s pretty arrogant, although she’s not the one always bragging about how much money she has.

As they leave, Marty wishes Dan good luck.

Votes
Yve
Dan
Yve
Yve
Yve

His name may have come up. Again. But Dan dodges another bullet. With 4 votes, Yve has been voted off the island.

Stay tuned to dingoRUE for another live recap of Survivor: Nicaragua Episode 7, which airs Wednesday at 8/7c on CBS.

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