It is Day 26, Abi is defeated. She talks with Mike about the previous night. Apparently, she did not know how she was perceived by the tribe. At least she is not in the dark anymore. Denise says that if, by the smallest chance, Abi wins immunity, Penner is going to jury.
Abi is still sad. Malcolm even felt bad for her when they looked for Tree Mail. The girl kept crying. She has no self-awareness. They discovered envelopes with everyone’s name on it. The reward challenge will be a food auction!
In this auction, castaways can’t share money or split food. The first items to bid are pancakes and bacon with orange juice. Denise immediately bids all of her money, 500 dollars. Skupin bids on the next item without it being revealed yet. 500 dollars down the drain for what appears to be wine and cheese. Oh, he doesn’t even drink alcohol!
Malcolm bought ice coffee and donuts for 200. Penner bided on a hidden item. He was the only one and his 100 bucks bought him fried chicken and fries.
The next item became a bid war between Carter and Malcolm. Carter came on top with the hidden item revealed as a baked potato. But WAIT! Probst gave a decision to Carter. To keep the baked potato or give the whole tribe bags of rice and beans that will last them to the end. Carter chose for the greater good.
Lisa spent $320 for a huge sandwich. Abi spent 500 dollars on an advantage in the game. The last bid gave the whole tribe 60 seconds to eat veal shanks as fast as possible thanks to Carter.
Back at camp, everyone is on a food high. Then that cloud came over camp. Penner vs. Abi , Ding-Ding. These two go to blows with each other. Abi requests that Penner should apologize to her. He doesn’t but tries to explain things to her. She is being bitter, obnoxious and toxic. They end with a hug but she says that she is taking everything they throw at her with a grain of salt
Abi opens up her advantage that she bought at reward. She will advance to the final leg of the immunity challenge. She has a 1 in 3 shot at winning safety. Abi concocts up a plan of her own. She wants people to think she has a clue to the idol. She will find the ‘idol’ and get the majority alliance paranoid. She plants the seed in Malcolm by trying to start an alliance with him. She confides that she has found a 4th idol.
Her plan almost failed when at the immunity challenge Jeff Probst told them all that she will advance to the 3rd heat. Abi played it smooth by saying her advantage note had two parts. The first part is an advantage in the immunity challenge. The second part is for her to not share. Probst played along, which is shocking because he doesn’t like the gal.
Players are attacked to a rope and have to thread themselves around obstacles. Before each heat, Jeff will ask a question. If they get it wrong then they will have to carry 5% of their body weight in a bag. The first question asked how many islands make up the Philippines. Denise and Lisa got it wrong. Bad day for Lisa as this slowed her down in the first heat to unwrap around a pole. She is the first one out of the challenge.