The episode doesn't start after Tribal Council this week since there was no Council after Julie quit. Everyone is annoyed she quit, because they all had plans to get rid of either Jeremy or Josh.
Jon and Jaclyn are playing both sides. They were (and currently are) planning on voting for Jeremy, but Jeremy thinks that they are still a part of his alliance.
We jump right into a reward challenge with way too many steps. Two teams race to load heavy puzzle pieces on a cart, then push that cart to the base of a giant tower, and they have to use the puzzle pieces to build a temple. They then have to unlock a statue and raise a flag.
Reward is a taco bar with all the fixings, plus beer, iced tea and margaritas. They do a "schoolyard pick," where they take turns picking team members. Missy doesn't get picked and has to sit out. Ha!
Blue is Jon, Baylor, Alec, Josh and Jaclyn. Yellow is Keith, Jeremy, Wes, Reed and Natalie. Yellow seems to working way better together than blue, and they are the first to get all of their puzzle pieces to the tower. Blue catches up somewhat while building the temple, but it's not enough, and Team Yellow wins reward.
Team Yellow needs to decide on who to send to Exile Island, and they choose Jon. Not the best idea if you're trying to get him over to your side, Wes and Keith. But Jeremy was on that team too, so maybe that evens it out.
The taco bar does indeed look awesome, and I haven't even been starving for weeks. Natalie brings up the elephant in the room by asking if they are supposed to be talking about strategy. Keith tries to play like they were going to get rid of Julie, but Jeremy isn't buying it.
Wes won't stop eating. Keith tells Wes he's going to make himself sick, which he totally does. That would be a fine line. I understand the urge to eat everything in sight, but your body really can't handle it after so little food for so long.
Josh takes Baylor aside. He says she owes it to him to at least keep him around for a week, to try and keep the target off his back. Baylor feels like she's being blackmailed, She says mom told her he was just using her, because Baylor is apparently not allowed to have her own opinion now that her mother is around.
Jon is at Exile Island, and it's even more awful when you're there by yourself. But he gets a new clue that references a "double-edged" sword, and a lack of water. He decides to go out to a sword-like peninsula when the tide is low. It pays off, because he finds an Immunity Idol.
Back from the reward, Wes is still not feeling well. He, Alec and Keith are talking about farting and burping and I guess it's affecting Baylor and Missy's sensitive nature. Jeremy thinks you're supposed to be nicer around women, which, no Jeremy, you should be nicer around people in general. Missy thinks Keith is chauvinistic; I think Jeremy is the one who really is.
But Keith and Alec do manage to royally piss Jaclyn off, which is really not a good idea. She's thinking about getting rid of one of them. Alec thinks that Jaclyn will do whatever Jon tells her to. That mistake just might send Alec home (and I hope it does, because he's proving to be a bit of a jerk.)
Immunity Challenge time, and it's Survivor Simon, although they can't call it that. They start with a four-item chain, and John can't make it past two, probably because he hasn't eaten in two days. Reed is out next, followed by Wes and Alec.
It comes down to Missy, Keith, Jeremy and Josh. Missy and Keith both get one wrong, so it's either Josh or Jeremy. One of the front-runners for an ousting will have immunity. And Jeremy wins it. Will Jon and Jaclyn be so quick to side with Josh and the rest if they're not getting rid of Jeremy? We'll see.
Back at camp, everybody is wondering what Jon and Jaclyn are going to do. Josh's side wants to vote for Baylor now that Jeremy has Immunity, which is really Josh's way of punishing her for not helping him. I don't know if Jaclyn will want to do that.
And sure enough, Jaclyn has had it with the boys. She tells Jon that they completely ignore her when he's not around. Jon does think that's horrible, but he's not ready to get rid of their alliance with Josh just yet, because he thinks Jeremy would beat everyone in a vote.
Keith makes what could be a major misstep, telling Missy, Natalie and Jeremy that his side wants to get rid of Baylor because she's lazy around camp. I get that he's trying to be honest, but that's really not the best idea in this game.
Jon and Jaclyn are still not agreeing about who to vote for. She wants to vote for who she wants to be around, while he's trying to think strategically.
Tribal Council time! Jeff puts Jon and Jaclyn on the hot seat, calling them out on the fact that they are the swing vote. Jaclyn points out how rude the boys were to her, and Josh gets a look pure panic on his face that his alliance might have screwed up enough to send him home.
Reed tries to make his case for Jon and Jaclyn siding with him, and it's a little awkward. Jon admits that it's not bad being the swing vote right now, because it means that you're not being targeted. But that only lasts so long.
So will it be Baylor or Josh? I hope it's Baylor, but I don't think it will be. It's tied 5-5 with votes for Baylor and Josh ... but it's Josh who will be the first member of the jury.