Castaways Must Cope With Change When The Tribes Swap On Survivor

Dr. Peter starts accepting new patients.

Dr. Peter starts accepting new patients.

This week, Joe discovered an irritating cut on his finger which caught the attention of Peter, his fellow castaway and an ER doctor, who immediately jumped into action and admitted the former FBI agent into "Dr. Peter’s Clinic;" though, it was purely an attempt by the medical professional to make his tribe mates feel that they needed him in the game. In fact, Peter went so far as to admit he was simply trying to get himself out of the mess he was in the week before.

Sounds like a prescription for good will, right? Wrong. 

Moments later, when Peter checked in on Neal's current condition, the ice cream entrepreneur was able to see right through the empty gesture. 
Neal finds a Hidden Immunity Idol.

Neal finds a Hidden Immunity Idol.

After finding some time to himself, Neal went off in search of an Idol and ended up finding a buried box that required a hidden key to open. Neal looked everywhere and once he made sure he was out of sight from the other castaways, he carefully acquired the key from its nearly-unreachable spot in a nearby tree and unlocked his prize. 

"The king has his Idol," Neal said, as he read the accompanying instructions that explained the Super Idol twist. 
An unexpected twist forces all the remaining castaways to start fresh.

An unexpected twist forces all the remaining castaways to start fresh.

As the castaways gathered together, following Caleb's unfortunate exit, host Jeff Probst let everyone know that it was time for them to drop their buffs for this season's highly-anticipated tribe swap!

The remaining 13 players were split into three new tribes: six in Blue, six in Yellow, and one lonely Red Tribe member, who'd have to go back to the Brawn camp alone, fend for themselves, and rely on current alliances to keep them safe until they got back in the game. On the plus side, however, they wouldn't compete in the next Immunity Challenge and could not be voted out.

On the Blue "Chan Loh" Tribe was Neal, Debbie, Michele, Nick, Jason, and Cydney. On the Yellow "Gondol" Tribe was Aubry, Scot, Joe, Anna, Peter, and Tai. That left Julia as the solo Red Tribe member.
Debbie forms a foursome in her new tribe.

Debbie forms a foursome in her new tribe.

Debbie, someone who was super-excited to get to know the Brawn Tribe better, bonded almost immediately with Cydney as they went searching for fruit together and each woman couldn't stop kvelling over the other.

After connecting with Cydney, Debbie approached Jason and Neal to complete her four-person alliance. Once in tact, she shared her strategy, which was to take out someone from the Beauty Tribe as a way to retain her own security in the game for one more week.
One castaway has a crush on Tai, while another tries to crush him.

One castaway has a crush on Tai, while another tries to crush him.

On the Gondol Tribe, Tai and Scot appeared to be complete opposites, physically, but it wasn't long before the two formed a close bond, as demonstrated best during the moment where Scot effortlessly boosted Tai up a tree for him to gather mangos.

The former NBA player couldn't deny his man crush on Tai—watch out Caleb!and even went so far as to call the California gardener his very own MVP. 

Meanwhile, while Scot was falling for Tai's charm, Anna started to crunch the numbers and realized she might be able to seal Tai's fate sooner than later, so went around camp, trying to convince Aubry and Peter to throw Tai under the bus.
Julia drops to her lowest point in the game.

Julia drops to her lowest point in the game.

Over in a secluded area of Cambodia, a tired and lonely Julia woke up and hit an all-time low in the game, thus far. Feeling dehydrated and physically depleted, Julia began shaking and also grew majorly paranoid about all the strategic game playing that might've been happening without her.
Tai spills his news and Scot plays puppeteer.

Tai spills his news and Scot plays puppeteer.

The Chan Loh Tribe was elated following their big win at this week's Immunity Challenge, but over at the Gondol Tribe, panic was beginning to set in.

Tai wondered whether this was the week he should play his Idol or not, so he shared his secret with Scot and Anna, who told him to use the Idol so they could blindside Peter instead. 

Meanwhile, Scot reveled in the fact that he knew who possessed two Idols, Tai and Jason, which put him in a good spot before the merge. Now, if this pro athlete could only convince Tai to save his Idol for later...
Anna is sent packing.

Anna is sent packing.

Despite all the talk about blindsiding Tai or targeting Peter, to everyone's surprise, it was Anna who was the castaway chosen to go home this week.

Host Jeff Probst addressed the five remaining Gondol Tribe members, saying, "Survivor is a game about decisions. Tonight ,you decided to keep Tai over Anna, and the question you're going to be wrestling with until the next Immunity Challenge is, 'Did we make the right decision?'"

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