With just 10 castaways left, the politics at camp heated up in episode 8 of CBS’ “Survivor: Kaoh Rong.” Find out who won immunity and which 2016 player was sent packing in “The Jocks vs. The Pretty People.”
Brawn And Beauty vs. Brain
Episode 8 kicks off immediately after Neal’s shocking exit from “Kaoh Rong.” The Brain members comment that with an original member gone, their is definitely a shift in the game. Meanwhile, the Brawns and Beauties talk strategy and they agree that a Brain has to go. Jason says Brawn will vote for Aubrey. Aubrey says she can sense their plan and compares the camp to high school. She considers starting trouble to find her way back into the game.
Host Jeff Probst announces that two teams of five will use stepping poles to transport one member across water and onto a platform. From there, the players must swim to a large tower and each stand on the top deck for several seconds. The winner, he reveals, we will a delicious treat — ice cream.
Julia becomes the yellow team captain and teams up with Nick, Debbie, Scott and Tai. Aubrey picks Joe, Cydney, Michelle and Jason for the blue team.
During the challenge, Julia takes the lead after Aubrey, Michelle and Cydney takes turns on the poles, but each repeatedly fall into the water. The yellow team takes the big win and Aubrey struggles with the loss. She laments to the cameras she feels she keeps making “bad decision after bad decision.”
When several of the female castaways go on a boat ride together, Scot and Jason reveal to Nick they’re worried about an all-girl alliance forming. They tell Nick they need to get arid of a girl over a guy. Shortly after, Nick approaches Julia about their suspicions and she confirms there is no girls alliance. Cydney, who sees Nick approach Julia, calls him out in front of Brawn for not being discreet. Jason claims Cydney is just being paranoid.
Jeff announces the immunity challenge will have the players balance on a narrow perch while holding a handle behind their head. If at any point they let go of the handle or a foot comes off a porch, they’re out.
Tai struggles right away but remains strong, even went Jeff tempts the castaways with food. Jeff says those who feel they’re safe from elimination can give up their chance at immunity and enjoy a feast. Scot, Michelle, Jason and Joe take up Jeff on his offer.
Tai says he didn't give up because he doesn’t want a Brain to win. Nick says its obvious the Brains are outnumbered and they’re on the chopping block. Debbie drops out quickly after, despite Nick’s announcement, and so does Aubrey. Nick follows suit shortly after.
After 30 minutes, Cydney and Tai remain. Tai says after going through war and a refugee camp, the challenge is nothing. After 40 minutes, Tai calls on Budha for strength. Cydney gives up after Tai notices she’s struggling and he wins individual immunity.
Back At Camp
Tai says at tribal council all the of the Beauties will vote for Debbie and all the Brawn members will vote for Aubrey so that if there is an idol at play, they’ll get rid of it. Nick tells Aubrey the alliance’s plan and advises her to vote for Debbie for her own safety.
Cydney approaches Debbie and and Aubrey and says she wants to take Nick out. She says it is in their best interest is to have all of the girls stay as close as possible. Cydney also tells Julia and Michelle her plan. Michelle, wanting to make a power move, struggles with the idea of hurting her alliance with Nick. Julia also warns Michelle that if they vote for Nick, Jason will be gunning for them.
Jason and Scot tells Jeff, and jury member Neal, they're confident their alliance of seven is strong and they will not be blindsided by the vote. But when Tai lets it be known there is a super idol, it is made clear that Julia hasn't been completely kept in the loop in her alliance. Debbie warns Julia she's likely at the bottom of her alliance and should be careful.
The results reveal five votes for Nick and he's sent packing. He calls his first and last tribal council “bittersweet” and admits to the cameras that he came into the evening overconfident.
“Survivor: Kaoh Rong” airs Wednesdays at 8 p.m. EDT on CBS.