In another nail-biting tribal council, Jason Siska, the 23-year-old gym coach from Illinois who once believed Ozzy‘s handcrafted idol was real, failed to play a real immunity idol in his possession, and became the third member of the jury on Survivor: Micronesia.
It all started at the reward auction, where each contestant got $500 to bid for food and other prizes. Cirie won a hot dog and fries while Erik traded octopus for nachos. Natalie won the chance to send someone immediately to Exile Island. After getting clarification that another immunity idol was hidden on the island since Ozzy failed to play his at the last tribal council, Natalie sent Jason. The auction ended when Natalie used Jason’s money to bid for a huge chocolate cake, which she shared for 60 seconds with Parvati, Alexis and Cirie, who let Erik lick chocolate cake off her fingers for the price of $40.
On Exile Island, Jason found the idol and wondered if Natalie had sent him there deliberately to help him in the game.
Back at Dabu, Natalie began to strategize. She told the ladies that they should split the vote between James and Jason. The goal was still to vote out Jason, but if he found the immunity idol and played it, they would get rid of James while flushing out the idol.
During the individual immunity challenge, Natalie told Jason that the goal was to prevent James from winning immunity and she would explain the rest later. Things went according to plan with Erik winning the prize.
Returning to camp, Jason volunteered to get food for the tribe. After he set off, Natalie rummaged through his bag and discovered the idol. Away from the pack, James asked Amanda what she would do. Amanda said she didn’t know but convinced James not to worry because she was sure Jason wouldn’t play the idol.
At tribal council, Ozzy flipped off the rest of the contestants before being seated with Eliza on the jury. He then got to watch the second big blindside in a row as Jason failed to play his idol and was bounced 4-3-1 from the game. –Cynthia Wang
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