At the reward village, the red team met the natives. It is a cheery moment for all. Jonathan tells the children that in America is name is “normal” and the kids repeat “normal” like that is his name. How adorable can they be? The winners describe the event as the happiest community. Malcolm remembers how enjoyable it is to work with kids. He spent a year in Micronesia teaching elementary school.
Once the food comes, the game talks commence. They need to get Lisa and/or Skupin on board with them. They see the crack in Tangdang alliance and they need to hop on this opportunity.
Pete sees the crack as well. He wants to make Lisa feel comfortable in the tribe. Abi is not making this easy. She burns Lisa again by calling her gullible and naïve. She is a loose cannon and thinks she knows so much about the game. Artis even said that about Abi.. he talks! Abi reassures the 5 to be strong.
Lisa wanted some time to solidify the Tangdang 5. But, Abi is uncontrollable and has a mouth without a filter. The flip to Kalabaw looks more appealing but she doesn’t want to appear like a flipper. Lisa is unsure of her next move and her loyalty.
This challenge tests the players balance. They have to balance balls on an oversized paddle to place 6 balls onto their spots. This challenge has a learning curve that many did not grasp. Skupin is the first to land a ball in its spot. The ball kept rolling for him as he won immunity. The only one to come close to him was Peter.
With Mike’s win, Penner knows his days are numbered. Abi considers Penner the bigger threat but see Skupin as annoying. She even hit him on the head with a coconut, not on purpose.
Denise has her alliance and strategizes with Carter and Malcolm on the possibility of Abi’s idol. Is she Selfish (Editor: Yes)? Will she pass it off to another player? They decide to play safe by voting for Artis because she will never give the idol to him.
Penner is playing the puppeteer game again on Lisa. He asks what is the story? Who is the good/ bad guys? Who is the underdog? He is basically trying to get Lisa to stop working with the dark side and join the Jedis.
Penner then goes to Skupin to try to get him to flip. Skupin wants to play the game with Lisa. He wants to be on the same side as her.