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Survivor: Nicaragua Episode: "Glitter in Their Eyes"

Season 21, Episode 3
Episode Synopsis: The tribes must toss small sandbags onto 10 barrel heads to win immunity and a reward that includes fruit and spices. A battle erupts between players of the winning team when a clue to a hidden immunity idol is discovered in a fruit basket. At tribal council, another castaway is voted out of the game.
Original Air Date: Sep 29, 2010

Survivor: Nicaragua Episode Recap: "Glitter in Their Eyes" Season 21, Episode 3

On this week's episode, there's trouble on the Espada sidelines as the players get restless and Coach Jimmy starts feeling the effects of the game. The seemingly united tribe is starting to crack, fueled by the egos and emotions of two players: Marty and Jimmy T. Marty admits from day one that he's not a fan of Johnson, and on day seven he's still lamenting being stuck in a tribe with a winning coach. OK Marty, we get that you have leadership skills and business savvy because you were a former Yahoo! executive, but Johnson won two Super Bowls. Advantage Jimmy J. Unfortunately, Jimmy T. has bigger (and much louder) problems with Jimmy J. and cannot keep his mouth shut when he feels ignored by the tribe.

Shockingly, Jimmy T. does not earn this season's Loudmouth Award, which unanimously goes to La Flor's NaOnka. Even with Shannon gone, she continues to attack tribe members outside her alliance, constantly reiterating her hatred toward Jud and targeting Alina and Kelly B. for elimination. Heck, even if I was in an alliance with NaOnka I wouldn't trust her since it seems she can find a fault with anybody. But her true character didn't come out until after this week's reward/immunity challenge, where tribes must roll 10 barrels into place and try to land 10 beanbags on top of them in the fastest time. The lead seesaws through the entire competition, and it appears Espada might come away with their second win because of Tyrone's accurate arm. But he starts missing, and Benry starts making shots for La Flor, ultimately leading them to a come-from-behind victory. Along with immunity, the tribe is awarded a basket of fruit, which Kelly B. and NaOnka both grab — and notice the second clue to their tribe's hidden immunity idol. And when they get back to camp, it's game on.

The second La Flor returns to camp, Kelly B. and NaOnka throw down the basket and dive over each other for the scroll. NaOnka shoves Kelly B. out of the way, stuffs the clue in her bra and storms away, informing the viewer that if she had to, she would push Kelly so hard her artificial leg would fly off. Stay classy, NaOnka. We also learn the difference between acting hood and acting ghetto, with NaOnka taking the actions of the former. Let's also take time to remember that NaOnka is a physical education teacher back at home, and you have to question her student's reactions to their one-time role model. But with NaOnka around at least one more week, the La Flor tribe is going to have to deal with more drama. Let's just hope Kelly B. uses her first immunity idol clue before NaOnka has a chance to solve the second.

Back at Espada, tempers are starting to flare as a defeated Jimmy T. can no longer stay silent. He feels that he should have replaced Tyrone earlier in the challenge and blames Jimmy J. for not listening to him. Tyrone in turn fires back and claims it's not about him, it's about winning. Marty sits back and relishes in the argument while the wheels start turning for his plan to vote off Jimmy J. He claims this action is purely strategic, but both Marty and Jimmy T. have had it out for Coach since the very beginning, and he was hurting their egos and their leadership abilities in the tribe. The other Espada members are not quite as willing to go along with this plan, pointing out to Marty that Dan is actually the tribe's weakest link. Even crazy-pants Holly seems to be safe this week, toning down her snail-chucking act and allowing the fingers to be pointed elsewhere. Jimmy J. appears to accept his fate before Tribal Council, and he even seems a bit relieved to possibly be going home because of how tough the experience was on him physically and mentally. At Tribal Council, he's the only player to admit that he might be the weakest on his tribe, and in a unanimous vote, the coach is the second Espada member sent home.

Do you think Espada made the right choice by sending Jimmy J. home? And are you Team Kelly B. or Team NaOnka?

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On this week's episode, there's trouble on the Espada sidelines as the players get restless and Coach Jimmy starts feeling the effects of the game. The seemingly united tribe is starting to crack, fueled by the egos and emotions of two players: Marty and Jimmy T. Marty admits from day one that he's not a fan of Johnson, and on day seven he's still lamenting being stuck in a tribe with a winning coach. OK Marty, we get that you have leadership skills and business savvy because you were a former Yahoo! executive, but Johnson won two Super Bowls. Advantage Jimmy J. Unfortunately, Jimmy T. has bigger (and much louder) problems with Jimmy J. and cannot keep his mouth shut when he feels ignored by the tribe.

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