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Honesty Would Be Chill is the third episode of Survivor: Island of the Idols.

Story

Night 6

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Jason

At Tribal Council, Molly went home, and Jason stayed! Yeah! This proved to me that my tribe's willing to play with me, but Jack and Jamal are going to be pretty angry because it was still a total blindside.

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Jack

Wow. I was blindsided. I clearly was not a part of the vote, had no idea what was actually happening. This was an eyeopener. I know I have a lot of work to do.

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Tommy

I really, truly do want to rebuild these relationships with Jamal and Jack, but Jamal is much harder than Jack. You do him wrong once, he's never gonna come back to you, so now I have to do damage control with Jamal.

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Jamal

I'm not happy that this happened, and it doesn't feel good. So, forgive; don't forget. I forgive the tribe; I understand where you're coming from, cool. I'm not going to forget it.

Day 7

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Karishma

The women have a girls alliance, and when all the girls get together, on the outside it seems like a bonding experience. [...] but for me it's all an act, and that's really difficult for me. I'm in my underwear, which Indian people are conservative by nature. You know, we don't show our bodies as much; we cover up. I'm here representing an entire community of people, and I don't know how people are going to feel about a 37-year-old married Indian woman running around in her underwear, but I have to make the girls feel as though I feel strong about our alliance, and that because we have the numbers that I'm comfortable, and if that means being in my underwear, so be it.

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Aaron

Clearly, the girls are really coming together and really bonding. That worries me because there's four guys; there's five girls. They can easily get together and say, "We can just pick these guys off one at a time. What do we need them for?" So we need to make sure that tribal dynamic does not happen.

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Vince

The guys never actually talk strategy with me, and now we're down in numbers, and suddenly now I'm like a bro? Y'all are stupid! I know that Aaron wanted me out, so I can't trust him. [...] If the ladies have control of the game, wonderful; I'll work with the women.


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Dan

I think after last night's tribal, it was clear that Jack and Jamal, they were naïve, and I like nothing better than naïve players, [...] but it's a fresh start today. I think my strategy moving forward is win-win; I want it to be a win for the tribe and a win for me. [...] The win for me and the biggest win for the tribe for the next vote is Noura, and obviously even Jack and Jamal could be okay with it. [...] It would be statistically improbable to get on everybody's nerves, and she's accomplished it, [...] so I'm going to lead people to the decision that is best for them that happens to be good for me.

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Jamal

I think everyone is very excited about getting rid of Noura, and if we have to think about going to tribal having this be a nice, easy, unifying vote. But as someone who feels on the outs, I one hundred percent reserve every right to go rogue and do whatever the hell I think is best for me. I, I just feel like I want to have agency; I, I want my moves to be mine and take back control of this game. [...] Dan has that like quick-talking used car salesman vibe to him that just makes you feel icky when he's trying to get you to do something, so right now I'm thinking that I could possibly make a move against Dan.

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Janet

Jamal made a valid point. [...] I mean, Dan, he's astute, he knows the game, and he's too big of a presence.

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Tommy

Jamal is coming on way too strong, saying, "We're gonna vote out Dan." --so it makes me a little worried. [...] I have to keep thinking what's best for me in the long run. Jamal is extremely dangerous, so maybe Jamal is the best vote for my game.


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Karishma

Today, I go stab my hand right through to the bone. So I got down on my hands and knees; I put my head down to make sure I didn't faint or hurt myself anymore, and then the blood starting oozing and bubbling out. [...] I could hear conversations behind me! Nobody came to me! I'm on the ground, not fifteen feet away! Anyone else, everybody would have rushed to them. [...] I think people just don't care about me! I don't think that it hurts anyone's game to show some humanity! This is not a big deal; let's be real. It's not a big deal, but I was bleeding. You can tell when people don't want to play with you by the way people treat you at camp. If I had chopped my head off of, they wouldn't have flinched. Each and every person on this tribe is dead to me!

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Elizabeth

At the Island of the Idols, I did have a chance to win an idol, and unfortunately, I lost that chance, but I do know that it's a possibility to win an idol there. [...] So odds are, Vince comes back with an idol, and we need to flush it.

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Dean

After Vince left, we kind of all looked at each other, and then the dumb-dumb that I was kind of opened my mouth and goes as any Survivor fan would do, "Split the vote", and that's a smart thing to do in front of everyone because if you're splitting the vote, one of those people is the one you are splitting against. Was everyone thinking it? Yes. Did it need to be verbalized? No.

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Vince

Up until now, I've not been put in a situation like this. I'm super worried that people will start formulating plans to go against me, but this is what Survivor gods give you. [...] Maybe it gives me an opportunity to really change my game. [...] Out pop Boston Rob and Sandra! And I'm just like-- what? What is going on?! [...] I don't get starstruck very easily. I don't, but I was like, "You two are amazing players!" Sandra's a powerful woman of color who won twice! I had to like hold myself together. I was like, "Oh! Boy, you can't cry right now!"

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Rob

Vince was instantly overcome with emotion. It's like, uh, a humbling feeling to know that we've been out here just doing this show, and it's had such a big impact on this guy's life. [...] It's awesome!

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Vince

Maybe a little awkward to see like a grown man like crying, but I'm hoping they were able to realize just how influential you can be in a game like this.

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Vince

I feel like this is really an impossible mission. It does scare me a lot to think about how this is going to go down, but this may be my only opportunity to get an Immunity Idol at this point in the game.

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Sandra

What you seen on a map is small-scale compared to what you actually have to do. It's late at night in total darkness. He doesn't know the area, the terrain where he has to go. [...] This one's going to be hard, but I'm going to give him all my five years of military training.

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Rob

Island of the Idols is kind of like a Survivor-style boot camp, [...] but in Vince's particular situation, it was almost like an actual bootcamp. [...] We're teaching Vince how to stay calm under pressure, [...] but Sandra's taking it a couple steps too far as usual. [...] Going into the other tribe's camp in the middle of the night without getting seen and stealing fire when one person on their tribe is sure to be awake is more than difficult. Good luck, Vince!


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Vince

When I show up to the Vokai beach, it's pitch-black; it's so dark out here I can barely see anything. Rain coming down, my shoes are making sounds a bit, and I see there is a structure somewhat. At this point, I'm like, "I'm here." My heart is beating like crazy, and I'm hoping that no one wakes up because if they do, then I'm screwed.

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Vince

I go in there, and their fire's dead; they got nothing at all. I realize they're a bunch of dummies on the other side, and they don't keep their fire dry, so the best alternative for me is to collect as much ash as possible to let Sandra and Rob know that I did my best with what I was given. I adapted!

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Vince

I unscrew my water bottle, and I'm just like shoveling coal into my canister.

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Vince

And with that done, I just bust out of there. I'm just little bitty old Vince here with ninja skills, Mission Impossible, hahaha! I'm pretty sure even Tom Cruise couldn't have handled this! [...] But I was calm under pressure, and I still was able to sneak in and get remnants of what we had initially planned to get, and I'm hoping they will see that I have put in all the work.


Vince passes the test and earns a Hidden Immunity Idol that can be used at the next two Tribal Councils he attends.

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Vince

It's crazy to have this in my hands! This is what everyone dreams of getting! This idol is only good for the next two Tribal Councils, so I just have to make sure that I use it appropriately, but this is wonderful to have power in the game.

Day 8

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Aaron

I think what we are seeing right now is where the bottleneck is with this tribe, and it comes down to our ability to do puzzles. Today was a substantial lead, and we absolutely blew it, and unfortunately Karishma pretty much shot herself in the foot, but by Vince going to the Island of the Idols, there's a lot left unknown with what happened over there; so for us, Vince is the top priority to go home.

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Tom

When we got back from uh, the challenge, people were mad that we lost. We had the big lead; we should have won that today, [...] and there's a lot of thought going on that Karsihma, y'know, screwed up in the challenge, but because Vince was off at the Island of the Idols, and in all likelihood has an idol that, y'know, the target is on him. Now we have to figure out, y'know, splitting votes and all that assuming he has an idol.

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Missy

Right now, the girls have the majority; the men are on the ropes. Why would we go into the plan the men set up and give Karishma as a minority vote? Vince has shown from Day 1, he's not going to go the men's side. Aaron wrote down Vince's name. I say we keep him for our numbers.

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Missy

Aaron and Dean-- they are strong, young, athletic people, so do we just shoot for Tom because he's a little bit older? He might wither out. With the majority, there wouldn't be much bloodshed on anyone's hands.

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Elizabeth

I don't want to see Tom go. He's become our dad; he's an athlete; we connect on a different level than all the other players, and I believe Elaine feels the same too. We vote out Vince... I think that's our easiest vote; I don't think anybody will be mad at that.

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Karishma

I am very nervous going to Tribal Council tonight. Not only have I been on the outs for the past few days, but I also lost the puzzle.

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Vince

When you play with players like Karishma who do not give you names, it gets me so riled up! It's like, "Girl, you are the one who is on the chopping block. Give us a damn name!" Like, I don't know what to do anymore. Honestly, she's an easy vote. The only reason I want her is for numbers. [...] I mean, yesterday, that test allowed me to see how well I work under pressure, how well I can keep calm when it comes to situations like this one today, and so I am going to bring my Hidden Immunity Idol because it's only good for the next two Tribal Councils that I go to; and if it turns out that I feel my name is coming up, I'm definitely going to have to play it.

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Chelsea

Right now, we're still trying to figure out, you know-- do we want to put the majority of the votes on Vince with the backup option as Karishma in case he plays an idol, or Tom? [...] If we vote out Tom, I still have my girl alliance. The only issue is the guys coming back mad at us because the girls put all the votes on Tom, but the tribe is basically being run by the women right now, and I don't think the guys even realize it; and Vince, he's pretty aligned with me and the girls, and so I'd be voting out a potential ally in this game, and I don't want to look back and think that's where I went wrong.

Challenges

Reward/Challenge: Beam Me Up
One member from each tribe must swim to a net to retrieve a key before the next six members can swim to and climb up a teeter-totter. Once up there, the tribes must maintain their balance, with the last person up the teeter-totter being required to grab a bag on each side. They must then use the key to unlock the remaining puzzle pieces inside a crate, which the last two members must use to solve a fish puzzle. The first tribe to solve their puzzle wins.
Reward: Comfort items and a tarp
Winner: Vokai

Tribal Council

Tribal Council 3:
Lairo
Voted
Against
Voter
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Vince (5 votes)
S39 chelsea tS39 elaine t
S39 elizabeth tS39 karishma tS39 missy t
Chelsea, Elaine, Elizabeth, Karishma, Missy
S39 karishma t
Karishma (3 votes)
S39 aaron tS39 dean tS39 tom t
Aaron, Dean, Tom
S39 tom t
Tom (1 vote)
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Vince
VOTED OUT:
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Vince Moua

Voting Confessionals

Vince is shown writing Tom's name down on the parchment.

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Dean

(voting against Karishma) It was intended for Vince. But as someone infamously once said, "split the vote".


Final Words

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Vince

I was just blindsided, I guess you can say. I did bring the idol in my water bottle [opens the water bottle] and I was really thinking of being like, "Jeff, [pours his water bottle and reveals the idol he hid] first time in Survivor history." I relied too much on the trust that I had with the women. It's an unfortunate situation, and I think that really bit me in the butt.


Still in the Running

 Ronnie
20th
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 Molly
19th
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 Vince
18th
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 Aaron
Lairo
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 Chelsea
Lairo
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 Dan
Vokai
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 Dean
Lairo
S39 dean t
 Elaine
Lairo
S39 elaine t
 Elizabeth
Lairo
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 Jack
Vokai
S39 jack t
 Jamal
Vokai
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 Janet
Vokai
S39 janet t
 Jason
Vokai
S39 jason t
 Karishma
Lairo
S39 karishma t
 Kellee
Vokai
S39 kellee t
 Lauren
Vokai
S39 lauren t
 Missy
Lairo
S39 missy t
 Noura
Vokai
S39 noura t
 Tom
Lairo
S39 tom t
 Tommy
Vokai
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