Once we get past the rehashing of the Abi drama on Survivor 2012 Philippines we get right to the first challenge of the night. Well it’s not really a challenge. It’s Survivor Auction time! Each castaway receives $500 and heads out to meet Jeff.
Denise wins a pancake breakfast for $500. Yes, she spent all her money on the first item. Not to be outdone, Mike spends all his money on a cheese and wine platter and the man doesn’t even drink. Malcolm uses $200 to get donuts and an iced coffee. The next item is a blind-item and Penner gets it for $100. It turns out to be chicken and fries and Penner is thrilled. Another blind-item comes up and it’s a betting battle that Carter wins for $200. Carter ends up trading the prize, a baked potato, for a new supply of beans and rice for the whole tribe. Lisa puts down $320 for a giant sub that looks like more food than she could possibly eat.
Here comes the big prize and guess who is the only person left with all the money? Abi. She gets the secret message which we assume is a hint for another Survivor Immunity Idol or the next challenge. There’s one last item and again Carter gets stuck with the “it’s for everyone” card when he discovers veal shanks. They have 60 seconds to eat as much of it as they can. It’s not a pretty sight but I’m sure they’re happy.
Back at camp Abi sneaks away and reads the secret message she won at auction. It’s not a clue or hint for anything but rather a pass that takes her straight to the final round of the Immunity challenge. She will have a 1 in 3 chance at Immunity with that pass.
It’s time for the Immunity Challenge. Abi will get to jump to the last round automatically. Before each round the players have to answer a question and if they are wrong they are saddled with an extra 5% of their body weight.
The first round requires the castaways to unravel their rope and make it to the other end. It comes down to Penner and Lisa for the final spot and it goes to Penner. The next round forces them to work through a bamboo maze of twisted poles again with a rope. Carter and Penner are the first two through so they’ll face off against Abi in the last round.
The last stage is a complex, multi-level maze of untying knots to progress through to the end. Carter is carrying an extra 10% of his weight after two wrong answers. Abi takes an immediate lead and never lets up. Carter is just a step behind her as she jumps across the finish line to secure Immunity. Someone is about to get voted off but it won’t be Abi.
Heading in to the Survivor Tribal Council it looks like it’ll be either Penner or Denise with Lisa and Mike as the swing votes, but Penner only needs one of them to survive. It turns out Penner couldn’t talk his way out of it this time and he’s voted off Survivor tonight by one vote over Denise.