|"The Last Stand"|
|Season||Survivor: La Mosquitia|
|Previous||Dropping Like Flies|
This is the 10th episode of Survivor: La Mosquitia.
Previously on Survivor...
Astrid and Lester were on the outs on their tribe. After losing the reward challenge, Astrid tried to talk to Piper and Olive about betraying their alliance in a desperate attempt to save herself. Olive and Piper shut her down however stating that they were the ones in control of their alliance. At the immunity challenge, Astrid was once again edged out by Esther in the immunity challenge. At tribal Astrid was sent home in a 7-1 vote.
Seven are left. Who will be eliminated next?
Reward Challenge: Survivor Auction
Immunity Challenge: Gang Hang
Before the challenge, the castaways will be given the choice to sit out and eat or compete in the challenge. In the challenge, the castaways have to hang on a bar for as long as they can above a pool of water. After twenty minutes, castaways must only use their legs. Once you drop, you lose. Last person left wins immunity.
Duo Flumina returned to camp. Lester was now alone. All of his allies had been consecutively eliminated. If he was to avoid their fate, he had to win all the remaining immunity challenges. He knew that that was going to be almost impossible. He hadn't been good in challenges at all this season. His only wins had come from his teammates. It would take all he had to compete in the game, but his thoughts were slipping to who would receive his jury vote. He was resigned to his fate.
|“||I've got three days left here. I know that is the truth. I have resigned to my fate in this game.||”|
As for the others, the six all knew in the back on their minds that the day was fast approaching where the alliance would self-destruct. There were three factions in the alliance all consisting of two people. Soon the power keg would blow, but now they had a common enemy in Lester. Until he is gone, they wouldn't worry about the eventual collapse of the alliance.
"Come on in, guys!" Jeff called out. Duo Flumina walked up into the arena. They took their place on their mat. The tribe's tree mail told them it was going to be a Survivor Auction. Jeff gave them their money and started the auction. The results were (in order of sale):
The tribe returned to camp after the auction. Everyone had eaten a meal except for Ivan. He had bought an advantage in the coming immunity challenge that he had to keep sealed until the immunity challenge.
|“||I bought this advantage for the next immunity challenge. I had to sacrifice food in order to do that. I just hope it is worth not eating. If I win immunity, it will be worth it.||”|
Esther and Parker walked away from camp down the riverbank. Olive and Piper were sitting in the shelter. Olive spoke up, "Those two are too close. The day is coming where we will have to break them apart."
"I know," Piper agreed, "But there is another pair out here that is dangerous as well. Michelle and Ivan."
"I noticed that too," Olive said, "How are we going to handle this?"
"I've got an idea," Piper said.
"You go back to them after Lester is gone. Tell them that you want an all Segovia alliance to make it to the end and that you have myself on board," Piper told her.
"That would give us four voters against Michelle and Ivan. Who will we vote for then?" asked Olive.
"I'm still working on that," Piper said.
"Maybe you could tell Michelle that we want an all woman's alliance. There are four women in this alliance," Olive brought up.
"Esther will never vote against Parker. Except that won't matter if Ivan is gone. That would give You, myself and Michelle the majority to take out Parker," Piper realized.
"When Parker's gone, Esther is going to put up a fight to make it to the end," Olive said.
"We will just have to beat her in one of the two final immunity challenges," Piper told Olive, "This plan is going to work. It had to."
|“||I laid out my plan to Olive. It involves us two in the finals. Hopefully that sways her to stay with me. She's starting to rub the others the wrong way. Plus when Olive tells Esther and Parker that she wants a Segovia alliance and then betrays Esther and Parker, she will anger those two and more than likely give those two jury votes to me. I am certain that I have Astrid's vote. So that is going to be three votes for me. After that, I just need one more.||”|
"Come on in, guys!" Jeff called. Duo Flumina walked on to their mat. Jeff went on, "Are you guys ready for today's immunity challenge? However, first things first. Esther, I'll take it back...Immunity is back up for grabs. Before we get to today's challenge, there is a choice. Instead of competing today, you can sit out and eat a feast of pizza, chips and soft drinks. You can eat as much as you want. You will have to stop as soon as the challenge is over. Before I ask you for your decision, I'll explain the challenge. In this challenge, you will have to hang on a bar for as long as you can above a pool of water. After twenty minutes, you must only use your legs. Once you drop, you lose. Last person left wins immunity. Ivan, you bought an advantage in this challenge. You can now open it and read it out loud."
Ivan opened the advantage. He read, "Congratulations, you bought an advantage in this immunity challenge. You are allowed to use your arms for forty minutes instead of twenty."
"So that means Ivan will use his arms for twice as long as the rest of you competing. Speaking of competing, raise your hand if you are going to sit out," Jeff said.
Piper, Olive and Lester raised their hands. Jeff said, "Lester, Piper and Olive are sitting out. Why sit out, Piper?"
"I know my limitations. I would not be able to hang long enough to win so I decided to enjoy the day with food instead."
"Lester, you need immunity. Why are you sitting out?"
"Same reason as Piper. My body is not good enough to win this challenge," Lester answered.
"I just want pizza," Olive responded.
"You three enjoy your food. As for the four of you competing in this challenge, lets start this challenge," Jeff said.
All four competitors were hanging and Jeff started the challenge. Twenty minutes passed. Michelle, Parker and Esther all had to release their arms and only use their legs. Ivan still used his arms. Parker's size proved to be his undoing. He dropped into the water thirty minutes into the challenge. Michelle followed ten minutes later.
"Michelle follows Parker in being eliminated. Forty minutes have passed. Ivan, time to use only your legs now," Jeff said.
Ivan let go of the bars and joined Esther in using only their legs. Forty more minutes passed. Esther's eyes were shut. Her body was still. Despite buying the advantage, Ivan was having trouble. His head started hurting. Twenty more minutes went by and he couldn't take it. Ivan dropped into the water. Esther opened her eyes to see she was the only one left. She dropped into the water.
"Piper, Olive, Lester stop eating! Esther wins her third straight immunity challenge!" Jeff announced. All the tribe members joined each other on the mat. Esther walked up to Jeff. Jeff said, "For the third straight time Esther, you have won immunity. As for the six you, one of you will be going home tonight. I'll give you the afternoon to think about it."
|“||This was the last stand for Lester. I don't understand why he would sit out even though he thought he couldn't have won. You need immunity to survive. I just don't get it.||”|
Everyone at Duo Flumina knew who was going to go home that night. Lester didn't even try to compete in the challenge so he had already resigned to the fact he was going home.
Duo Flumina walked into tribal. The interview was short. There was no suspense so Jeff started off the voting with Olive.
|“||This is your time.||”|
|“||I hope I get your vote in the end as a fellow Warunta member.||”|
|“||I'm going to enjoy next tribal where you will have to turn on yourselves.||”|
Jeff returned with the urn. He said his usual, "The person with the highest number of votes will be asked to leave the tribal council are immediately. I'll read the votes.
First vote: Lester
Second vote: Lester
Third vote: Lester
The tenth person voted out of Survivor: La Mosquitia and the thrid member of our jury: Lester. That is four votes and it's enough. Bring me your torch."
Lester silently brought up his torch. Jeff snuffed it, "Lester, the tribe has spoken."
Lester left the tribal council area. Jeff turned to Duo Flumina, "Now that the enemy is gone, this alliance must now decide who in this group of six is the first to go. Go on and head out."
|Tribal Council 10:|
Lester (6 votes)
Esther, Ivan, Michelle,
Olive, Parker, Piper
Parker (1 vote)
|“||What can I say? The win wasn't in the cards for me.||”|
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