Tonight on Survivor 2011 we got our first look at Redemption Island when Francesca arrives. She reads the posted rules and learns she’ll get only the bare necessities as she awaits her first challenger. Doesn’t look like a very fun place to be by yourself, despite Francesca’s claim that it could be the best thing for her, but maybe that’s just the nightfall talking.
Back at the Ometepe camp Phillip promises his vote to Boston Rob, but Rob isn’t buying it at all. Matter of fact, the very next conversation has Rob telling the group to vote out Phillip at their very next chance. Let’s just hope Phillip has a few more days for crab-hunting because these scenes are hilarious.
Zapatera camp reveals Russell is hot on the trail for the Immunity Idol with the help of Krista and Stephanie. He’s decided he can’t wait for the first clue, but guess who beats him to the punch? The crowing rooster himself, Ralph. Why the heck are they making these so dang easy to find??
Time for this week’s Immunity challenge. The castaways have to swim across a channel, jump up, break a tile to release a key, and finally break a few more tiles. Fishing gear is the extra reward for this week’s challenge which looks like a lot of fun. Ometepe has a slight lead after the swimming portion, but Zapatera quickly catches up and gets ahead.
Ralph and Phillip are the respective team tossers and after an amazing comeback by Phillip, Ralph still manages to seal the deal and secure immunity for the second week in a row. Sorry Ometepe, but someone is heading home again this week. Will it be Phillip facing off against Francesca at Redemption Island?
Back at Zapatera’s camp, Ralph spots Russell pocketing a clue from their fishing basket. Ralph spreads the word and the team isn’t happy at all. It doesn’t take long for a face-off when Ralph confronts Russell who denies he has the clue. Busted!
Ahead of Tribal Council, Kristina plans to use the Immunity Idol but it might be for nothing. Rob has a plan to eliminate Matt for getting too close to Andrea and then shaking hands with the other tribe after the challenge. Rob wants to be part of 5 votes for Matt while the rest of the tribe votes against either Phillip or Kristina. Let’s see if he can pull it off.
We get back to the Tribal Council and Phillip delivers with his wandering talk about his tattoos on each arm along with something about what he’d do if someone attacked America or his family. Yeah, he shines in front of Probst.