Michael was the target and would have gone home in Survivor: Ghost Island Episode 9, but he was saved by his hidden immunity idol. Instead, one of his allies, Libby was sent home, as even his own tribe was willing to give them up for dead and sacrifice numbers.
Spurred by Desiree, Laurel, Donathan, Jenna, and Desiree discuss the end of Naviti. They could easily just pick off the other four, but at some point soon, someone from that big alliance needs to be blindsided.
For the reward challenge, two members will paddle to rescue the others from cages, then return to the beach and solve a giant puzzle. Reward is a chopper ride to a picnic. Michael, Sebastian, Chelsea, Kellyn, and Jenna (orange) are against Wendell, Domenick, Laurel, Desiree, and Angela (purple). Donathan must sit out. Michael and Sebastian prove to be much stronger rowers than Domenick and Wendell. Orange wins reward.
And of course we are going to draw rocks for this lame Ghost Island twist. Angela is going to Ghost Island.
Angela has a 2 out of 3 chance of having an advantage. Still, she gets the one that does not have an advantage, costing her a vote at the next Tribal.
Laurel warns Domenick that Desiree can’t be trusted. He brings this warning to Kellyn. She refuses to believe it and insists that people must be trying to take the target off Michael.
Michael and Donathan go on their own separate idol hunts. Donathan finds the clue, which tells him to look under the shelter. Rather than be sneaky about it, he tells Malolo and searches and finds it with them.
For the immunity challenge, they will balance a ball on a disc attached to two ropes. Wendell, Jenna, Desiree, Laurel, and Angela drop quickly. Within the first two minutes, Donathan and Domenick follow. Michael drops just before the round ends. The three who remain survive the ten minutes to move to the second round. Kellyn drops. Sebastian drops. Chelsea wins immunity.
The easy thing to do here would be to do what they wanted to do last time: get rid of Michael. There’s a lot of activity around an alternate plan. Desire had hoped to get rid of Kellyn, who will not believe no matter what that is going to happen. Because of that, Desiree finds out that Laurel is the one who told Domenick that Kellyn is the target. The logical thing would be to still flip against someone, but Desiree, after confronting Domenick and Laurel, says that she wants to get rid of Michael now. She may think she’s been forced back to the status quo and they will play along, but her aggressive manner is not smoothing things over.
With 6 votes, Desiree has been voted off the island. She sunk herself. She was so close to gaining control, but when it blew up, she just added gasoline to the fire. Only Chelsea went along with the failed Michael vote.
Stay tuned to dingoRUE for another recap of Survivor: Ghost Island Episode 11, which airs Wednesday at 8/7c on CBS.