With Alexis gone, Aparri feels closer than ever and does a hands in "final six" - unless someone flips, of course. That flipper could be Sarah, who will flip if she doesn't feel the group trusts her which is kinda obvious given Kass' conversation with her. And that's a conversation worth having because... MERGE TIME! When Solana hears the news, Tony and LJ run into the woods to quickly retrieve their hidden immunity idols before the voyage over to their new beach. Solana greets Aparri with a picnic lunch and the comfort items they stole last week. Well at least you got exclusivity for three days. Merged they become Solarrion, which reminds me of that other Tolkien book. The big news is that an additional hidden immunity idols with different powers is now hidden and everyone is thinking in the back of their head, "Heyyy should I fake diarrhea and search for this idol right now?"
Tony is keenly aware that Aparri outnumbers them and hopes Sarah will flip back, remembering that cop vow they made awhile back. His alliance is praying he can flip her because if not, they're doomed. Sarah's loving her spot as the swing vote, getting to make all the calls of how this game will go. She likens her position to being a Sarah sandwich, which would be a great reward challenge treat. In fact, she's pretty arrogant about her position and almost demands Aparri follow her orders to keep her as a number in their alliance. She even dangles Tony's deal in front of them to prove she's in demand. Kass ain't having it! And Jeremiah's too dumb to know a decent move ("We need to get rid of Jefra.")
Individual immunity is up for grabs, y'all! The terrifying demon idol is gone and we're given... a demon-faced immunity necklace. Something to haunt you always! This week's challenge is to balance on triangular platforms, moving up the triangle until they're on the bitty beam in the middle. Everyone makes it through the first 30 minutes, but once they get to the top rung people start falling. Then it get crazy windy, everyone's wobbling, and everyone falls except for Tony and Woo. Tony can't get his balance and Woo is kickass, so he wins immunity. Rocking double buns for tonight paid off!
Post-challenge, Sarah has chosen his side and would like to go with Aparri even if she doesn't like Kass. Most of Aparri would like to get rid of Jefra, but Sarah believes no one from Solana has immunity idols and they should go for Tony. In fact, Sarah guarantees he doesn't have an idol. But Solana is onto Sarah and know she's trying to run shit and is turning on them. Tony tries to work his magic, attempting to offer a final three with him and Trish. Meanwhile, Trish has been very observant about Sarah and Kass' rift. Trish points out that Kass is in the bottom of her group with Sarah around and maybe she'd like to join them and take Sarah out. Slow clap for Trish, letting this rift develop and pouncing when needed.
Tribal Council time! LJ knows he's a threat and should be worried, because now is the time you're free to eliminate the strong. Tony explains that an alliance isn't numbers but "comfort" AKA trust. Probst brings up idols. LJ says he hasn't seen any but Tony is a baller and is like, "I have one." He's not just going to use it for him, he'll use it for the tribe. Spencer doesn't believe him and Tony's like F this, puts the idol around his neck, and Aparri is like WTF. "The other one!" they say to each other after their plan was foiled. Tony does play his hidden immunity idol, but he gives it to LJ instead. But Aparri is smirking. "Hold on Jeff," LJ says... and he takes out HIS idol to over Tony! The votes are coming out and Aparri is so smug because they voted for Jefra, and no one saved him. Props for smoking out the idols, but she's a waste. But in a 6-5 vote, it's Sarah who is totally blindsided when Kass flipped. The Solana five are excited and cheering, saying it was worth losing two idols becuase they'll find the new one. Kass is quickly sussed out as the flipper. "Kass, zero chance of winning the game," says Spencer. "We've got a long way to go," she replies. SURVIVOR IS AMAZING.