And we're back from tribal council, Jeremiah-less. Tony tells Spencer that they were going to vote him off, but they suspected he had a hidden immunity idol, which he did, because he was acting too calm and not being as nasty. Spencer regrets playing the idol, as he didn't draw any votes, but Tony is delighted that the plan came together.

Morning arrives and with it, treemail and the news that the survivors are headed to the traditional auction. They all have island themed wallets with $500. Tony plans to save his money to buy an advantage in the game, a traditional sales item. He doesn't want Tasha or Spencer to get it. The minute Jeff Probst starts to say "advantage," he's bidding $500. Spencer has some designs on the item, too.

"Survivor" Auction

First item is popcorn, candy and a soft drink, drawing bids from the women. Trish gets it for $80. Next item is a mystery. Jefra buys it for $100 and gets guacamole, quesadia, salsa and a margarita.

Third item is also a mystery. Kass gets it for $20 with no one else bidding. Probst offers her the choice between two mystery items and she gets the one that has the steak sandwich and iced tea. Trish urges Tony, who is starving, to bid, but he shakes his head. Trish buys the next item, the one Kass passed on, and it's a bowl of rice and water.

The next item is three meaty ribs and a bottle of beer. Woo bids, but Spencer, Tony and Tasha are holding onto their money. Spencer calls it a buyer's market with players getting good food at discount prices.


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Probst wants to know what's going on. Spencer, Tony and Tasha say they are waiting for the advantage. Probst says he'll give them what they want. He allows anyone with $500 to buy a chance at drawing a rock to get the advantage. Tony and Spencer are in, but Tasha suddenly backs out. Tony's luck continues and he gets the advantage. Spencer is not happy.

The auction ends and we learn that Tasha was hoping Probst would offer one more item -- a clue to a hidden immunity idol -- but that doesn't happen so she pockets her money and heads back to camp, determined to win immunity.

Back at camp, Tony tells Spencer that the advantage might not be much help. He hasn't had anything to eat and is weak, so someone like Woo could win immunity.

Everyone settles in for a snooze while Tony complains that he sacrificed eating while all the members of his alliance ate and put the burden on him to get the advantage. He tries to get someone to watch the fire or go get water, but no one is interested. Tony heads out to read his advantage and it turns out to be a clue to another hidden idol. He looks, but can't seem to find it.

While he's hunting and gathering firewood, all the women take a soak in the lagoon. Tasha wants to make sure that Tony sees them and starts the paranoia bus rolling. Spencer puts gas in the bus by telling Tony that Jefra was all ready to vote him off, and that she could get Trisha to vote with her.

At first Tony doubts Spencer, who admittedly is desperate. But then the bus climbs into second gear and Tony thinks it makes sense that the women in his alliance would join with Tasha and try to blindside him. He says he'll just have to take matters in his own hands, like always. We don't see Tony going anywhere as long as he has that magical hidden immunity idol that he found last week. It allows him to play it after the votes have been read, so a blindside would be impossible. The others aren't aware that he found it, or what its special properties are. Tony can just park the bus at the curb and rev the engine.

Back at the lagoon, the women continue to soak the day away. Kass says she feels so comfortable with her alliance that she doesn't need to worry about a thing today. Hark, are those the horns of foreshadowing?

Meanwhile, Tony and Spencer find that one of the crabs they were planning to eat has died. Is it safe to eat it? Kass says yes, just throw it in some boiling water. There is no water boiling, Tony says. Jefra says to get some. Tony is upset that the women aren't doing anything but relaxing in the water.

He heads off to hunt for the idol, and this time he finds it. It's one of the regular, non-magical idols -- a muggle idol, if you will. He decides to show it to everyone in his alliance so they'll know not to mess with him.

Immunity challenge

Today's contest involves digging to find the end of a rope and then pull the rope from the ground to collect five bags of buried balls. Once they have the balls, they have to use them on a tilt board maze. Tasha collects all of the balls first and has two balls in their slots before Tony, Spencer and Woo even start.

It comes down to a breathless finish, but Tasha just edges out Woo and wins immunity for the third time in a row. She has become an immunity challenge juggernaut.

Back at camp, the alliance decides to vote out Spencer, but Tony does the math. If they lose Spencer, it will be four women and just two men, and the women then can pick them off. He's going to have to turn on his alliance and vote off Jefra, without telling Trish and Kass. If Tony, Woo, Spencer and Tasha vote together, they can get her out.

Tony goes to Spencer, but says Spencer needs to bring Tasha in on it. Spencer is hoping Tasha, his friend and ally, will agree, and she does. Spencer is overjoyed, but not so assured that he doesn't go hunting for the magic hidden immunity idol. Tony considers that a bad sign and a reflection that Spencer doesn't trust him, so maybe he should vote him out anyway. Tony promises it will be chaos tonight.

Tribal council

With the tribe and jurors gathered, Probst gets to the point, asking Spencer what's it like to be marked for torch snuffing. Spencer says it would appear that he was in danger, but perhaps not. He says he tried to warn Tony that Jefra was gunning for him.

Tony says that he's not going to be blindsided, and he pulls out his muggle idol and puts it around his neck. No way he's going home.

Jefra says she'd been upset at the blindside of LJ and that no one had told her. Tony says that of course they didn't tell her. You don't advertise a blindside and you don't blow your cover.

Spencer says the reason people lose at "Survivor" is that they didn't make the big move when they could have. And it's time to vote. Kass votes for Spencer, saying she saved him once and isn't saving him again. Spencer votes for Jefra, saying she should have played the game.

Probst asks for idols, but none are played and Jefra gets hit by the paranoia bus. She looks genuinely puzzled, but wishes her alliance good luck as she heads to Loser Lodge and becomes the fifth member of the jury. Kass shakes her head in disgust.

Next time: A plan is hatched to vote off Tony, who apparently has become so annoying and controlling that even Woo can't stand him.