On tonight’s episode of Survivor, showmances were popping up all over the place.  On the Malakal tribe, Ozzy and Amanda paired off as did James and Parvati.  Over at Ariai, Mikey B started to develop some attraction and some feelings for Mary.  Exile Island made a triumphant return this season and came with a twist.  The hunt for the hidden immunity idol let some players on a wild goose chase.  A division in the Ariai tribe began when Tracy, Chet, and Kathy decided to set up their own camp away from the others.  A player is totally blindsided and voted out of the game.

At tonight’s immunity/reward challenge, the tribes had to select five swimmers, three puzzle makers, and one key master.  Swimmers race out to a platform, climb to the top, and smash a tile which releases a key.  Once they retrieve the key, they bring it back to shore.  With five keys, they’ll be able to open the chest which contains puzzle pieces.  The first tribe to put together the puzzle wins.  Tonight’s reward if fishing gear and a boat that will be waiting for them back at camp.  Exile Island made a triumphant return tonight with a hidden immunity idol on it.  The winning tribe would be able to send a member of the losing tribe over to Exile Island.

The favorites get off to a strong start, thanks to Ozzy.  Over on the fans side, Chet loses his key in the water and becomes tired.  Joel finally yells at him to swim back in, costing them precious time.  With Yau-Man on the puzzle, Malakal was virtually unstoppable and they pulled off an easy win.  They chose Kathy, from the opposing tribe, to head to Exile Island.  Before she left, Jeff revealed a twist: Malakal would have to send one of their own tribe members to go as well.  Cirie volunteered and the two women headed out for a night on Exile Island.  They start looking for the idol and clues that lead them on a wild goose chase all over the ocean.  Neither of them ending up finding the idol and just ended up frustrated and exhausted.

Back at Ariai, there was a lot of talk of who should be voted out from Tracy to Chet to Mary to Mikey.  Tracy and Chet were talked about for being poor performers and for not playing a good social game.  Mary and Mikey were targeted for pairing off and because Mikey acted like he was running the show.  Joel took control and convinced people to blindside Mary, making her the 2nd person voted out of Micronesia. 

Tomorrow, Mary will talk to BuddyTV in an exclusive interview.  Don’t miss out on hearing what she has to say!

– Gina Scarpa, BuddyTV Staff Writer

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Gina Scarpa

Staff Writer, BuddyTV