At the first competition it’s a luxury up for grab with cookies and tasty treats as today’s bait. The castaways were teased the strong would carry the weak in this competition, which leaves Bikal hopeful as they specialize in the latter, according to Cochran.
This battle looks tough. The entire tribe is roped together and each start at opposite corners of the track with the task of catching the other team ahead (or behind) them. Bikal basically has no hope as Gota gains on them at every turn of the course, but don’t worry because Phillip is here. Phillip will fix everything and win every competition. Yeah.
Gota easily catches up to Bikal and secures their trip to a ‘desserted island.’ See what I did there?
Immunity is back up for grabs! Tonight’s immunity challenge is called “Phoenix Rises” and is just what we saw earlier in the spoilers preview.
Gota takes the lead in the race out to the submerged statue site but quickly loses the lead at the last minute. Both tribes struggle side by side to release their phoenix and get it back in the boat. Gota has a small lead heading back to the beach as the other half of the tribes prepare to hook the five rings across the beach.
Reynold is Gota’s grappler and he does it well securing all five rings before Phillip, tossing for Bikal, can get his fourth ring. It wasn’t a blowout, but Gota still takes the win and sends Bikal to tonight’s Tribal Council. One of them will be voted off Survivor 2013 tonight.
Heading in to tonight’s council the debate rages in Bikal’s group of Favorites over whether or not they should vote off Julia or Michael. Which will it be? We’re about to find out.
Jeff tallies the votes and brings out the Jar of Doom! The votes are revealed and we have… a tie! Michael and Julia can’t vote which leaves the Favorites in charge and probably just puts us right back in the same spot.
Once again Jeff tallies the votes and pulls out the votes one by one. Well this time around things went a little differently. Julia was voted off Survivor tonight, leaving Michael as the final Fan facing off against the other Favorites until merge hits, if he can make it that long. Oops, scratch that. Looks like we get the merge next week thanks to the preview at the end of tonight’s show.
Did Bikal make the right choice in sending home Julia?