As we join our "Survivors," Abi is moaning about how unfair life is, telling Michael, the accident-prone returning player, how brutal everyone was to her at tribal council, where she narrowly avoided being booted last week when she used her hidden immunity idol. We sob with her. Or not.

Denise overhears part of the conversation and then tells the camera that Abi is history, unless she wins immunity next time, which Denise highly doubts. Someone cue the horns of foreshadowing. So if the impossible happens (more horns), then they're voting out Jonathan, who missed his opportunity last week to join the new alliance, saying it was too early to hitch his wagon to any team of horses. You know, that team of horses that is about to trample him? Yeah, that one.

Reward challenge

Abi and Malcolm go to collect tree mail and find it full of "Survivor" wallets, signaling an auction, which somehow causes Abi to start crying about how unfair life is and how mean everyone is to her. Malcolm sympathizes. Abi tells the camera that she will save her money to get an advantage.

All the players have $500 and the first item up for bids is a stack of pancakes and a side of bacon. Denise spends all of her money on it. The next item is cheese and wine and Michael's first bid is $500, even though he says he doesn't drink wine.


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Malcolm buys a plate of doughnuts. Jonathan gets plate of fried chicken. Carter buys a mystery item, a baked potato with the fixings. Jeff Probst complicates things by offering to let him switch his potato for a tribe item, two bags of beans and rice. After a moment, Carter goes for the beans and rice. Hey, thanks Carter.

Lisa buys the next mystery item for $320, and it's a huge sandwich. The next item is an advantage in the game and before Probst can explain more, Abi spends all of her money on it. She explains there is no compassion for her so she has to have compassion for herself. Is that even possible?

Carter buys the last item, which turns out to be big beefy shanks to be shared with the whole tribe. The catch is they have no utensils and only one minute to eat. Clearly, the producers were hoping for a "Hunger Games" moment, but it was all polite and orderly. Carter's stock should rise considerably as both of his purchases benefitted the entire tribe.

As they return to camp, everyone is happy except Abi, who tells everyone how unfair life is. She thinks Jonathan should apologize to her for destroying her and making her cry. She has nothing to say to him, but wait. She decides to apologize for being too honest.

Abi later thinks everyone is going to be nice to her because they are worried about the advantage she bought in the auction. She goes off to read the note by herself. As it turns out, it gives her a head start in the next immunity challenge by allowing her to skip the initial rounds and move to the final, giving her a one in the three shot of winning immunity.

The next morning, she says that her tribemates have such a problem with her honesty, she's going to lie, which we suppose is a step above just being annoying and bullying. She tells Malcolm there is a fourth hidden idol and that she has it, so there's no way she'll be going home at the next tribal council. "Already?" Malcolm asks. "What do you think I've been doing?" Abi asks. "Sunbathing?" Malcolm replies.

Malcolm thinks Abi is like that girlfriend that you break up with but who refuses to leave. You no longer have the advantage of having the girlfriend, but you've still got the girl, and she's really annoying.

Malcolm is smarter than we thought.

Immunity challenge

Time for this weeks rope and maze challenge that has been common this season. They have to get their bodies through mazes. There are three parts of the challenge, which will whittle down the challengers to the final three players. In a twist, Probst asks a question before each round. Miss it, and you have to carry the equivalent of 5 percent of your body weight.

In another twist, Probst has Abi read the note she got at the auction. Abi says there are two parts of the message and it's her choice on whether to read the second one. Probst doesn't blink an eye. Abi reads about moving to the final, then says she's not sharing the second part and tears up the note to prevent anyone from reading it.

Denise, Carter, Michael, Malcolm and Jonathan make it through the first round, and after the next leg, Jonathan and Carter join Abi in the final.

And to prove that you always need to listen to the horns of foreshadowing, Abi wins immunity pretty handily. Denise wants to vomit.

Back at camp, Malcolm tells the camera that he pretended to be upset that Abi won, but he thinks it's good as it will give him a chance to get rid of a real threat, Jonathan.

Lisa is having trouble voting off Jonathan, whom she likes better than Malcolm and Denise. But she made an alliance. She confesses to Jonathan that she's been told to vote for him and she doesn't want to, but she's going to have to because she gave her word. Jonathan is floored. Lisa encourages him to go do the magic that he does.

Jonathan admits to the camera that he made a mistake in not forming an alliance, then he tells Carter and Abi to vote for Denise. Then he goes to Michael and lays it out for him, telling him he's the swing vote.

Michael tells the camera he's going to make three people happy and three people unhappy, winning three jury votes and losing three at the same time.

So, who will it be? Well, it's time to find out.

Tribal council

The tribe is seated and the jury is brought in. Probst asks Jonathan what happened at camp, and he spills the beans. He says he couldn't make the alliance because Lisa had written down his name twice and it took him a while to think about it. He appeals to Lisa to change her vote because she can't win the million if she goes up against Malcolm and Denise.

Probst asks Lisa if she's ever faced a decision like this, and she says yes, but it's too personal to discuss. She knows she will upset someone with her vote, no matter what she does. And it's time to cast those ballots.

Abi votes for Denise and says "Look who's judging now," then has trouble folding the vote and getting it in the box. Jonathan announces his vote loudly, "Denise." Probst is not amused.

Probst reads the votes and it's tied, three for Jonathan and three for Denise. Then he reveals the seventh and last vote. It's for Jonathan, who has his torch snuffed, makes a pithy comment and whistles his way off camera, eventually.

Next time: It's family day on the island. Lisa is filled with love; Malcolm's brother apparently is a tool.