[SPOILER ALERT: Read on only if you have already watched Wednesday’s episode of Survivor: Cambodia—Second Chance.]
Surprise!!! The first hidden immunity idol of the season was played tonight on Survivor, and the timing of it could not have been more perfect for one contestant. Believing she was in danger of being voted out, Kelley Wentworth used the idol she swiped at the season’s very first challenge and then watched the nine votes against her become immediately null and void.
Because the majority chose not to split their votes and cast four for Ciera as a back-up plan, that meant that Kelley, Ciera, and Abi’s votes were the only ones that mattered, leading to the immediate ouster of one of the majority ringleaders, Andrew Savage. It was a bitter blow for Savage, who flipped the middle finger at Abi on his way out after she mockingly congratulated him for making the jury.
Before all that madness broke out, there was a flurry of moves and countermoves as Stephen continued his campaign against Joe, only to have Savage and Joe mount a counter-attack against him. But once Joe won immunity (in yet another ball-balancing challenge) and Jeremy and Spencer vetoed a plan to ditch Stephen, things were right back where they began, with the minority female alliance as the target. Only Kelley had an ace — or, rather, an idol — up her nonexistent sleeve. And now Kass and Savage can practice their middle finger skills together on the jury.
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