In the Reward Challenge, two teams of four have to transport themselves across three sections of sand using four barrels, two planks, and some rope. You can't touch the ground or you have to start over. It's Survivor Hot Lava! Blue team's strategy is laying the barrels on their side, while the red team places their barrels straight up. When it gets down to do-or-die, the blue team even tries barrel rolling which is pretty impressive. I mean, it is Sierra's job afterall. The red team of Tyler, Carolyn, Will, and Dan win the reward. This means a day on a catamaran shoving burgers down their throats and talking shit about Mike.
Tribal Coucil time! Shirin talks about how trust isn't just hard in the game for her, but in life given a distant relationship with his mother. Dan says "not to take away from anything that happened" but he's adopted so his life is hard too. And Probst is like, "Uhh not the same." Shirin reiterates that while people said they felt bad for what happened to Shirin, no one seemed to tell Will it was wrong. Shirin continues to tell it like it is, pointing out that she's not a threat and that keeping Tyler is a bad move. He'll snake his way to a cool mill easily. Others caution about making big moves too early that could burn you. Mike pleads with his former Blue Collars to vote for Tyler. Tyler defends himself, insisting to be patient and wait until the six and play. Even Probst is against this, explaining if you're on the bottom of course you'd make a move. It's pointed out that the alliance wasn't always six but seven, and Mike is the one who blew that. Given the two "desperate" people left, Mike pulls out his Hidden Immunity Idol and shows Shirin. Mike calls everyone out to make a move against their allies.Shirin will vote for Tyler, Mike will for someone else randomly... so who will the six turn on? It's such a baller move and puts it all out there. But then Mike doesn't play the idol at all - PSYCH OUT. It didn't work... Shirin is voted out. Bad news: we lose Shirin. Good news: two votes were cast for Dan, showing the group is already ready to sacrifice one of their own.