The tribe has spoken: Sierra Reed received the majority of the Timbira tribe's votes on day one, but since that vote was a producer trick , it wasn't until day 30 that she finally went home. In that month, the reasoning didn't change: she was too annoying. Stephen said that getting rid of her would minimize conflict around camp even though he realized that Coach and Debbie "were trying to curry favor" after last week's blindside. But Sierra's exit is going to increase conflict at the ousted-player camp, Ponderosa, where she'll be staying with her enemy, Tyson.
Liar, liar, dragon slayer on fire: Coach and Debbie asked Sierra to join with them and Erinn to go after the Jalapao alliance, and Coach had the audacity to ask her about her loyalty, even though he voted for her last week. Sierra told the Jalapao alliance about that conversation, and Coach denied it, even insisting during Tribal Council that he is not a coward or a liar, and that "honesty and integrity" are important to him. Someone get the dragon slayer a dictionary.
Finally: Coach, the man who's bragged about his exploits and feats of strength around the world, finally won an individual immunity challenge. What did the Dragon Slayer excel at? A labyrinth ball maze game. Impressive.
Superlative reward: At the reward challenge, the survivors voted on superlatives, including who would never survive on their own (Debbie) and who hasn't lived up to their potential (Coach). Sierra received the most votes (least likely to win, most likely to stab you in the back, and most likely to squander the $1 million prize). The tribe voted that they'd trust J.T. with their lives, but J.T. told us, "in this game, I'm not so trustworthy." He guessed that "it may be the accent" that leads others to trust him.
Turn on the Tribal TV: When Coach and Sierra argued at Tribal Council, Taj smiled, secure in her alliance and also enjoying the conflict. Jeff Probst asked her about it, and she said the conflict was as good as television. "I absolutely love it," Taj said. "I haven't watched soap operas for so long, this has really given me a boost." It was good TV for us, too.
Go fish: Paranoia has set in among the remaining seven survivors, and they worry so much that strategizing will happen behind their backs that J.T. told Jeff Probst, "I'm scared to go fishing." The irony is, J.T. basically has all of the survivors already in his net.
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