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Survivor: Nicaragua Episode: "Worst Case Scenario"

Season 21, Episode 6
Episode Synopsis: The castaways are surprised to learn they are playing for an individual immunity and not a tribal one because both teams must attend tribal council and vote someone out. For immunity, the players dig up rope rings with a paddle.
Original Air Date: Oct 20, 2010

Survivor: Nicaragua Episode Recap: "Worst Case Scenario" Season 21, Episode 6

After last week's tribe switcheroo, it's time for yet another twist! It's double elimination week, and both tribes will be finding their way to Tribal Council, but before they do, players must compete for individual immunity within their tribe. Yve feels left out of the Espada tribe after nobody clued her in on the plan to vote out Tyrone last week. Holly claims it's because Yve and Tyrone were in an alliance, which Yve vehemently denies. While Yve is trying to explain herself to Holly, Dan reveals to Holly that he's ready to quit the game because he can't stand the conditions and frankly doesn't need the money (especially if you've got those alligator shoes, Dan!) At La Flor, the younger tribe members are still as tight as ever and all sights are set on breaking up the Jill/Marty power duo. Brenda, who is so far acting as the game's smartest competitor, has the brilliant idea of splitting their votes between Marty and Jill to flush out Marty's idol and send Jill home.

But the one factor to disrupt Brenda's plan occurs: Jill wins individual immunity on the La Flor tribe. In a race to collect rope rings with oars, Jill and Holly prevail for their respective tribes. However, a second part of this challenge (a good old fashioned ring toss) determines which tribe gets to sit in on the other's Tribal Council while enjoying a delicious feast of chicken and steak kabobs. Jill once again comes through with a big win for La Flor, but the younger players are forced to reevaluate their voting strategy. They still want to flush the idol out of Marty, so instead of splitting the vote between Marty and Jill, they decide to use three votes on Kelly B, who has been an outsider in her own tribe since the first few days. Mastermind Brenda is convinced this plan will work, but the only thing standing in her way is Fabio. It seems Marty is starting to get into Fabio's head, telling him grand tales of being a chess master and beating an Argentinean great (well, tennis great, but what's the difference to Fabio?) When Kelly B fishes for information about the plan, Brenda and Sash tell her Jane is the target, but the younger players have adopted Jane as an honorary young person and she doesn't have to worry about going anywhere.

Back at Espada, however, Yve is worried that her head is on the chopping block, even with Dan threatening to quit. She does her best to campaign with Alina and NaOnka, telling them that once they hit the merge, she is tight with the other older players and they can make a solid alliance, which only raises red flags for the younger girls. Dan can barely stand to collect firewood, but Benry points out that Dan is not a threat to any Espada player, so keeping him around makes the most sense while getting rid of a fighter like Yve will eventually help their individual chances later in the game.

La Flor arrive at the first Tribal Council, and Brenda immediately starts rattling Marty, trying to get him to admit that he's gunning for Jane. Marty is taken aback and for the first time in the game, starts to look a bit vulnerable. Before the voting begins, he whispers "vote Brenda" to Jane, who nods in agreement, but writes Marty's name down on the parchment. After the votes are read, Marty and Jill vote for Brenda, while the remaining six tribe members split the vote for Marty and Kelly B, who looks flabbergasted that her name would even be brought up. Marty does not play his not so hidden immunity idol, so the tribe votes again, and in one of the biggest headscratchers in Survivor history, they vote out Kelly B. Now, you can use the argument that her medical situation would have garnered a lot of support towards the end of the game, but here was La Flor's chance to get rid of their biggest power player — who was holding an idol in his pocket that he didn't play! — yet they completely wasted the opportunity to get rid of a strong team player. Espada's Tribal Council is much less exciting, as Dan tells Probst that he's not there to quit and he will keep playing to the best of his ability. He even correctly points out some nervous tones in Yve's voice, who does her best to fight, but is in fact voted out unanimously by the tribe.

What did you think of last night's episode? Did you think La Flor made a mistake in voting out Kelly B? And who is Kelly Purple and why have we never heard her speak yet?

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After last week's tribe switcheroo, it's time for yet another twist! It's double elimination week, and both tribes will be finding their way to Tribal Council, but before they do, players must compete for individual immunity within their tribe. Yve feels left out of the Espada tribe after nobody clued her in on the plan to vote out Tyrone last week. Holly claims it's because Yve and Tyrone were in an alliance, which Yve vehemently denies. While Yve is trying to explain herself to Holly, Dan reveals to Holly that he's ready to quit the game because he can't stand the conditions and frankly doesn't need the money (especially if you've got those alligator shoes, Dan!) read more

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