It is night 30 on Dangrayne. Abi pulls carter aside to inform him of the strong 4 alliance among Lisa, Denise, Carter and Michael. Carter’s head is not in it; he doesn’t care. Abi is going to keep up with the illusion that she has the 4th immunity idol.
Lisa chats with Malcolm and tells him that she feels like she took a couple punches and feels dizzy. She thinks Malcolm is playing a brilliant game, strategic but likable. She informs us in a confessional that going to the end with Denise and Malcolm is not a great strategy but betraying their trust opposes who she is.
Jeff announces that today’s challenge will pair the castaways with their loved ones. Michael Skupin Jr. comes running out just as goofy as his father. Skupin tells him that he is the best human being he knows. What a slap in the face to his other children, wife and MOTHER!
The rest of the loved ones come out. Carter’s mom is a total Mil….. I mean, she has a body to compete on Survivor. Obviously the athletic genes run in this family. Denise’s boo comes out and we do not care much. Unlike Lisa’s breakdown when her brother comes out. I was moved to tears. Gosh, this girl plays with my emotions every week. Abi’s mother runs out and the two have a Brazilian exchange. Good thing subtitles were invented (wink). Malcolm’s brother joins the group as a doofus, but a lovable younger bro.
The challenge- A survivor will throw a muddy ball to their love one. That person must throw the ball to knock down 5 poles. So congrats loved ones!! You get dirty in less than 5 minutes of being on the island. YAY!! Don’t you love Survivor’s production team?
Every team does well except for Abi. We have found someone worst than her at challenges, her mother! I mean, her mom could be good if it was a cooking or cleaning challenge.
Malcolm wins reward which is not shocking since they are two athletic people. Malcolm chooses Lisa to bring her loved one back to camp. This is a great strategy to reward her loyalty to him. Probst allows him one more pair and Malcolm chooses Skupin.
The loved ones are back at camp and they go straight to strategy. Lisa’s brother wants best for Lisa. He wants to get Lisa’s head out of the sand and to start playing the game. The plan of getting Malcolm out hatch. STOP, Lisa is not feeling it. After a long and exhausting talk, Lisa comes to the realization that she can play the game without being Mrs. goody-goody. It is okay to play dirty. She thinks if Malcolm gets voted out on Lisa’s behalf then he would reward her and not be bitter.
The loved ones have to go bye-bye. But let’s have a Coach moment and utilize a prayer circle. The atheist (Denise) looks at disgust. They pray that whatever God’s will to win this season will be done. They even pause in confusion at the mention that God wants Abi to win.