As the famous saying goes, “Confession is good for the soul.” That applied to Brandon as he couldn’t hide his family secret for long on Wednesday’s Survivor: South Pacific as he told his fellow tribe mates that he is a Hartz. As for his relationship with his nemesis Mikayla, that’s an another story.
Before Brandon’s revelations, Christine met with Sehmar on Redemption Island after she she was voted off on the last tribal council and went on the attack against Coach by calling him “a big fat pain in the ass” and saying that he thinks he’s King Farouk. If only she tells us how she really feels.
Back at Upolu, Coach tried to comfort Mikayla after she learned about Brandon’s desire to get her out. She wondered why he wants her go. Meanwhile, Brandon felt guilty about the whole thing and wanted to be the hero unlike his uncle Russell.
Over at Redemption Island, Christine and Sehmar took part in the first duel of the season with Coach & Stacey from Upolu and Ozzy & Elyse from Savati in the audience. The duel was for each contestant to hold a wooden totem on a pole and, after each interval, add another pole without causing the totem to fall. The last one with the totem still standing wins. Prior to the challenge, Sehmar recited a poem to the man upstairs to give her the luck to win the challenge by promising that she will “take off her clothes and give you a private show.” It didn’t work as Christine won the first duel.
Back at Upolu, Brandon was so burden with guilt with hiding his last name because it went against his Christian beliefs that he decided to show his tattoos to the tribe as well as revealing that his last name is Hantz, and he’s related to Russell. Even though Coach believed that he made a mistake, he still trusted him. Later, Mikayla confronted Brandon and asked him why he wanted to vote her off. He responded that he doesn’t like her attitude, but she was still steamed at him and cried. Then, Brandon lost his temper and apologized in front of the tribe. Talk about an emotionl train wreck. Again, confession is good for the soul.
Over at the Savavti tribe, Ozzy decided to tell Keith that he holds the immunity idol. In turn, Keith told Whitney about it. Can’t you trust anyone on Survivor anymore?
The Immunity Challenge had people from each tribe to walk on a water bridge with a boogie board that was tied to a rope to retrieve a bag. Then, the other members of the tribe had to drag the rope to bring it back to the beach. After all 5 bags were recovered, another member have to pick up the bags using a grappling hook to the top of the wall and open them to get banner puzzle pieces. Then, they have to arrange the banners to assemble a flag hanging on the wall to win immunity, snacks, and another clue to find the hidden immunity idol. In the end, Upolu won immunity.
Back at the Savati, the choice for eviction was between Papa Bear and Cochran based on their performances in the challenge. Ozzy told Cochran that Papa Bear is the target, so his plan was to make Papa Bear believe that Cochran is being voted out. But, he doesn’t believe him. So, Papa Bear went and search for the idol. With tribal council closing in, he decided to make people believe that he found the idol and hid a fake one inside his shorts. Hopefully, no one was looking at the huge bulge at his underpants.
At tribal council, Cochran said that he became more useful at camp and challenges and said that Ozzy is the leader. Meanwhile, Papa Bear said that Cochran was a physical threat to himself.
In the end, Papa Bear was voted off and headed to Redemption Island to face Christine in a duel.
You can watch Survivor: South Pacific every Wednesday night at eight on WRAL.