Survivor: Nicaragua Episodes

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Survivor: Nicaragua Episode: "Pulling the Trigger"

Season 21, Episode 4
Episode Synopsis: The castaways play for immunity and a reward that includes fishing supplies and a tarp by retrieving 10 items while blindfolded and tethered to a partner. At La Flor, a secret is revealed that solidifies an alliance and at Espada one player's boasting annoys the tribe. At tribal council, another castaway is voted out of the game.
Original Air Date: Oct 6, 2010

Survivor: Nicaragua Episode Recap: "Pulling the Trigger" Season 21, Episode 4

It's week four in Nicaragua, and both tribes are beginning to establish power players while one player still hasn't learned to keeps his mouth shut! This week's episode can also be known as the Jimmy T hour, because we were stuck with the Gloucester, Mass., fisherman as he sang, cried and yammered on and on about not be utilized in his tribe. For the avid reality TV viewer, it was easy to deduce from the first segment that Jimmy T was the one going home, but the real story this week was the gameplay of two members in each tribe.

Starting with Espada's Marty, who is still feeling great about himself after ousting Jimmy Johnson last week. Marty has his sidekick Jill, and together they're calling the shots on the older tribe, even if that means Marty has to sneak a few sea urchins on the side in front of the glaring eye of Jimmy T. The only reason Marty does not have a target on his back at this point is because of Jimmy T's gigantic mouth and Dan's inability to do anything — even walk. Dan is so useless on his tribe that even bending over to collect wood gives him problems. But Marty wants to keep Dan around because he's loyal and will vote whichever way Marty says.

Holly and Jane, however, are sad that Coach is gone (so why did you vote him out?!) and agree that while Jimmy T may be annoying, he's definitely not as weak as Dan. When Espada gets the clue for this week's reward/immunity challenge, they run blindfolded practice drills with Tyrone calling the shots. They all agree on a game plan that makes Tyrone the leader — cleverly spearheaded by Marty and Jill. Marty is definitely playing this game hard, and right now he's more concerned with his own life in the game than the strength of his tribe.

Over at La Flor, NaOnka is still looking for trouble — as well as the hidden immunity idol. She teams up with Brenda to solve the clue and the two women easily discover the idol, which NaOnka promptly puts into her sock. Alina and Kelly B, however, also have a clue to the idol and decide to look for themselves, without much luck. NaOnka follows them to tree mail and proceeds to lash out at Kelly B once again. OK, NaOnka, we get that you don't like her, but at this point there's no reason to continuously attack Kelly B when she hasn't done anything to you since the scrum for the clue.

The target on NaOnka's back is growing bigger and bigger each week, but that doesn't matter since Espada is incapable of winning a challenge. At this week's competition (brought to you by Sears!), La Flor finally use the Medallion of Power and picked a great opportunity to do so, cruising to a victory after caller Tyron and Jimmy T fail to communicate on the course. La Flor collect their reward and, back at camp, Chase finds the third clue to the idol. He runs to Brenda and shares his news like an excited little boy, and Brenda does her best to hide her knowledge of the idol at first, but finally gives in and reveals to Chase that NaOnka has it. Chase is bummed, but happy that he has somebody he can trust in Brenda. Brenda now has the trust of almost every alliance in the La Flor tribe — except for Alina and Kelly B. Chase will have to be wary of his trust soon, because Brenda is playing an extremely good social game that might leave him out in the cold.

Once again, Espada has a choice to make heading into Tribal Council. Marty and Jill are gunning for Jimmy T, who can't help but speak up after the loss and make another plea to his tribe to be included more. The tribe asks if there was anything in the challenge that he could have done better, and Jimmy T says he doesn't think so. At this point, most of the tribe realizes Jimmy T is arguing just to hear himself talk, and the talking continues at Tribal Council, where Jimmy even gets a bit emotional, coming to tears — and the realization that he does not fit into his tribe as a leader but rather as a follower. Dan admits to Probst that he can't walk well in the mud, while Tyrone has the audacity to say their pre-game plan worked at the challenge despite losing. It's a wonder this tribe is still able to find their way to Tribal Council because once-crazy Holly is now making the most sense! In the end, Marty and Jill's alliance prevails and Jimmy T is sent packing.

Were you glad to see Jimmy T go? Do you think Marty and Brenda are playing the best social game? Sound off below!

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It's week four in Nicaragua, and both tribes are beginning to establish power players while one player still hasn't learned to keeps his mouth shut! This week's episode can also be known as the Jimmy T hour, because we were stuck with the Gloucester, Mass., fisherman as he sang, cried and yammered on and on about not be utilized in his tribe. For the avid reality TV viewer, it was easy to deduce from the first segment that Jimmy T was the one going home, but the real story this week was the gameplay of two members in each tribe.

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