It’s time for the “family” episode of Survivor Philippines when the remaining castaways are reunited with a love one and even take on a competition together. These are always fun so let’s see how that goes and then find out who was voted off Survivor 2012 tonight!
As the last six castaways arrive at the luxury challenge we meet each of their “loved ones.” Mike’s son joins him. Carter’s mom runs out (and is about half his height). Denise’s husband arrives to lots of kisses. Lisa’s baby brother comes out and she breaks out in sobs. Now it’s Abi’s turn to finally get some love in the game and it’s her mom that joins her. Finally Malcolm is joined by his brother after Jeff jokes that was it.
Now it’s time for the challenge. Each castaway has to throw a muddy ball/bag to their partner and then have him or her knock down a target. First to finish gets to bring his or her family member back to camp to stay the night. It’s not going well at all for Abi while the rest of them are tearing it up. Carter is the first to get to his last one but Malcolm is right behind and catches up for the win. It seems Malcolm’s brother is even as good at these challenges as Malcolm!
Of course it’s never a simple prize. Malcolm also has to pick one more person to enjoy the reward. He gives Lisa the chance to bring back her brother. Jeff prompts Malcolm to ask for one more and what looks like an easy choice of Denise actually goes to Mike. Malcolm is banking some votes for later as I guess he feels he already has Denise in his pocket pretty securely.
It’s time for the Immunity Challenge after the family members are sent home. No secret messages and skip-ahead’s for Abi this week. Castaways have to retrieve three bags from underwater, race back to the beach, build a poking stick, and then poke the heck out of the target to drop their flag. Looks like Malcolm better do well or he could fall victim to a rejuvenated Lisa and her plan for his elimination.
Carter is the first back to the beach with Mike right behind him. Malcolm arrives third and Lisa just a step behind. Denise follows along while Abi is barely trying at all despite yells of “hustle!” from Jeff.
Wow! Malcolm wins immunity and boy oh boy was that close. Malcolm got the win on his first attempt while others were coming back with stronger poking sticks. Someone is about to go home and Lisa will need a new plan because it won’t be Malcolm tonight.
As the castaways arrive at Tribal Council Abi is still pushing her non-existent “fourth hidden Immunity Idol” which no one really seems to believe. Looks like it’s going to come down to either Carter or Abi. Sure enough, with 5 votes revealed there’s only one against Abi. She stays, he goes. Carter is voted off Survivor tonight. Do you think they made the right choice?