Denise knows she is at the bottom of the Final Four alliance as Malcolm is not able to commit to a final three with her. Denise knows that Malcolm has the best chance to win the jury's votes, so she approaches Lisa and Michael in an attempt to vote him out.
Before the tribe's final vote, Lisa and Denise are on board to vote out Malcolm, but Michael considers going to the final three with Malcolm. On day 39, the final three enjoy a relaxing view of the horizon, a breakfast reward and burn down their shelter. That evening, the three face the jury.moreless
Lisa reveals she would take someone she can ultimately beat to the finals, which Malcolm takes as a warning sign. The next morning, the Final Four alliance have a hard time believing that Abi has a real hidden immunity idol. Abi tells Lisa she is at the bottom of the alliance in an attempt to get Denise out. Lisa feels her vote could go either way and is waiting for the appropriate time. Later while on their reward, Malcolm, Lisa and Michael plan to be the final three. The next morning, Denise wakes up in pain but still participates in the Immunity Challenge. Before Tribal Council, Abi tries again to persuade Michael and Lisa to join her side. Malcolm feels confident that Abi is the next to go, but he doesn't know that Lisa is considering voting out Denise.moreless
Abi now knows about the Final Four Alliance but continues to lie about having a new hidden immunity idol. Meanwhile, Lisa doesn't know if going to the finals with Malcolm and Denise will work in her favor, but doesn't want to betray them.
At the Reward Challenge, the tribe mates are partnered with their loved ones. Malcolm wins the reward and chooses Lisa and Michael to have their loved ones spend the night at camp. That evening, Lisa's brother encourages blindsiding Malcolm and his idol.
But when Malcolm wins immunity, Lisa new plan will no longer work, leaving Carter and Abi as the two major targets.moreless
The Final Four alliance (Malcolm, Michael, Denise and Lisa) have their next target, Abi. But if she were to win immunity, the four plan to vote out Jonathan. Abi is feeling beat up after the last Tribal and tries her best to give herself an advantage. At the Survivor Auction, she buys a place into the final round at the next Immunity Challenge and although there is no second hidden immunity idol, Abi tells the others she has one.
At the Immunity Challenge, Abi's auction money is put to good use and she wins individual immunity. Later, although Lisa is part of the Final Four alliance, she doesn't want to vote out Jonathan. Lisa tells Jonathan the alliance's plan, allowing him to tell Carter and Abi to vote for Denise. Jonathan then approaches Michael to see if he will also vote for Denise, which would betray his Final Four alliance.moreless
Abi approaches Lisa about her comments at the last Tribal Council and Lisa tells her that she can't be in an alliance with someone who doesn't trust her anymore.
After a Reward Challenge win, Abi cannot stop talking about how much she enjoyed it, annoying the other tribe mates in the process. Afterwards, Malcolm wants to secure a final four alliance with Denise, Michael and Lisa. But Lisa feels more secure with Jonathan, but Jonathan doesn't want to jump on board just yet.
Pete and Abi's former Tandang alliance are struggling to survive and after the Immunity Challenge, the two try to get the others to vote Malcolm out. But the rest of the tribe is staying loyal to their six-person alliance. However, when Pete approaches Michael, he considers betraying the final four alliance he just made.moreless
The five former Tandang tribe mates are a strong group, but Jonathan knows there are a few cracks in the alliance. During a reward challenge win, the former Kalabaw members suggest that Michael and Lisa could possibly be persuaded to join their alliance.
Back at the beach, Abi orders Lisa to stay loyal to Tandang and vote Joanathan out. Lisa feels that Abi is being too aggressive and thinks maybe it would be better to align with the former Kalabaw.
After the Immunity Challenge, the Tandang alliance are planning to vote for Jonathan, but Abi is concerned that Michael or Lisa will flip. Over on the Kalabaw alliance, the plan is to vote for Artis, but they need someone from Tandang to help them out.moreless
The Dangrayne tribe return to their beach and Jonathan removes himself from his former alliance as a result of the last vote. Now that he is without an idol, Jeff is hoping to vote out Jonathan next. Michael tells Jonathan that there are cracks in the alliance and not to give up. At the same time, he also wants to break up the alliance between Artis, Abi and Pete.
While half the tribe is enjoying reward, Abi and Pete discuss taking out Jeff once Jonathan is out. But when Jonathan wins the Individual Immunity Challenge, the target is then put on Michael since he is a returning player. But Pete suggests to vote out Jeff and everyone is on board until Jeff finds out and tries turns the tables on him.moreless
The two tribes merge and the former Kalabaw tribe hopes to bring someone from the Tandang tribe to give them an advantage. Later, while Lisa is drying everyone's clothes, she accidentally finds Malcolm's immunity idol, ultimately promising her a final three with Denise.
Jonathan approaches Michael to see if he and R.C. would be willing to join the Kalabaw alliance. But Jeff talks with the men of Tandang to get rid of Jonathan.
After the individual Immunity Challenge, R.C. feels confident with her alliance. But Jeff is unsure if he should side with the returning players or go with Tandang's plan.moreless
At the Reward Challenge, rather than complete the challenge, Kalabaw make an agreement with Tandang. Michael on Tandang offered to give up the challenge for all of Kalabaw's rice. Back at the Tandang campsite, Artis, Pete and Abey are not happy with the decision. Although Kalabaw enjoy themselves at the reward, they now have no more rice and have difficulty catching fish.
After the next Immunity Challenge, Kalabaw must return to Tribal Council. The tribe returns to their beach and Jeff and Carter discuss the next vote. Jeff thinks Jonathan should be the one to go, but Carter wants Katie out.moreless
Matsing is now down to 2 members. After the two get Tree Mail, they are unsure if they will be returning to their beach after the Reward Challenge, so they look for the immunity idol. Once the three tribes meet, their suspicions are realized as Malcolm joins Tandang and Denise joins Kalabaw.
On Tandang, everyone is welcoming and happy to have Malcolm join them. Pete approaches him and tells him he has the idol and wants Michael out. Meanwhile on Kalabaw, Katie wants Denise to join the female alliance. Afterwards, medical attention is called for Dana who later decides to leave the game due to stomach pains.
After the Immunity Challenge, Kalabaw must go to Tribal Council. The tribe recognizes that Katie did not do well during the challenge. After Jeff brings Denise into the male alliance, the men agree that either Katie or Dawson need to be voted out.moreless
While the Tangdang tribe are in their shelter, Abi sees the clue to the idol in RC's bag and points it out in front of the other tribe mates. Abi thinks RC did it on purpose, but Pete was the one who actually planted the clue for everyone to see. On Kalabaw, Jeff, Jonathan and Carter build a strong alliance, leaving the girls to build an alliance of their own. On Matsing, Denise thinks Russell has the idol, but don't have the evidence. Back on Tangdang, Abi and RC aren't getting along, which worries RC about her position in the alliance.
After Matsing lose the Immunity Challenge once again, Malcolm plays both sides of his alliance by telling Denise to vote out Russell and telling Russell to vote out Denise. But after Russell and Denise have a conversation about Malcolm, everyone is vulnerable.moreless
Matsing return from Tribal and Russell knows that the alliance between Malcolm and Angie is dangerous and that if Denise sides with them, it could be the end for him. The next morning on Tandang, Abi is concerned about her sprained knee and doesn't trust RC with the idol. Pete learns about the clue from Abi and then approaches Lisa for a new alliance to vote out Michael. Over on Kalabaw, Jeff and the others notice a missing piece from the rice box and suspect that was the idol and that Jonathan has it. The next morning on Matsing, the tribe discover that their raft drifted away and with Denise and Malcolm in an alliance, the two discuss who should go next.
After the Reward/Immunity Challenge, Matsing must go to Tribal Council for the third straight time. Kalabaw return to their beach and Jonathan tells Jeff he has the idol in an attempt to gain his trust. On Tandang, Abi and Pete find the idol while the others look for clams. On Matsing, Malcolm and Denise are frustrated with Angie and Russell's performance at the challenge and think one of the two have to go.moreless
After Tribal Council, Russell realizes his mistake of giving out orders and plans to tone it down. That night, Angie and Malcolm try to stay warm. When Roxy sees this, she feels the two cannot be allowed to get too close. The next morning on Tandang, RC finds the clue to the idol and shares the clue with Abi as a sign of trust. On Kalabaw, while the other tribe mates take shelter from the rain in a cave, Jonathan searches the camspite for the idol and eventually finds it. Back on Matsing, Roxy tells Russell about how close Angie and Malcolm are getting in an attempt to get Angie out. On Kabalaw, Lisa is finding it hard to fit in and her shyness gets mistaken for time away looking for the idol.After the Immunity Challenge, Matsing are going to Tribal Council for the second time in a row. Denise is caught in the middle of a Russell/Roxy alliance who want Angie out, and an Angie/Malcolm alliance who want Roxy out.moreless
Contestants are divided into three tribes and meet the returning players. The Matsing tribe arrive on their beach and right away, Russell states he doesn't want to be the leader but still gives order to his tribemates. The tribe quickly get fire and water and Malcolm decides to let Russell have his way around camp...for now. Over on Kalabaw, Jeff fears he may have injured his knee, but doesn't want anyone to know. Behind his back, the tribe discuss how Jonathan should be the first to go since he is a returnee. Tandang arrive at their beach and RC and Abi click right away and start thinking about an alliance with Peter and Michael.
Back on Kalabaw, Dawson knows that Jeff is really a former professional baseball player. Meanwhile on Tandang, RC doesn't trust Lisa and Michael knows who she really is, but doesn't tell the others. On Matsing, Zane puts himself in an alliance with everyone the tribe and when Malcolm reveals this to Denise, they create a bond and start a real alliance. Back on Kalabaw, Jonathan begins his search for the hidden immunity idol and finds the first clue. On Matsing, Russel also finds a clue, but doesn't know that Zane saw him take it.
After the first Immunity/Reward Challenge, Matsing must go to Tribal Council. Back at camp, Zane tells the others he is the weakest and wants to go, in reality just a ploy. But some of the others on the tribe prefer to vote out Russell, especially when they suspect he has an idol.moreless