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WARNING: SURVIVOR SPOILERS AHEAD. >> The three tribes on Survivor: Philippines spent most of tonight's episode complaining about the rain and the cold and the hunger. Some of them went a little further. Lisa questioned how an introvert like herself could fit in with a close-knit group who left her outside their early alliance. She became such an immediate target that even when she went off to cry by herself, the other members of Tandang assumed she was looking for the hidden Idol and solidified their pact to pick her off first.

Tandang's biggest problem isn't Lisa, but the budding mutual paranoia between RC and Abi, who are nominal allies. RC found the clue in the rice and shared it with Abi, and they made a pact to keep it from the others. But Abi felt that RC had shared the clue only because she had seen her find it, and she also thinks that RC is too close to Michael.

Abi has a volatile personality, and not only did she call out RC on her friendship with Michael, accusing her of changing the conversation whenever anyone came near them, but she told RC that if she betrayed her ... well, in her words ... "you're dead to me." I don't think I've ever heard that phrase on Survivor before, at least not between two supposed allies.

Over at Kalabaw, the tribe that had come from behind to win the first Immunity Challenge, everyone knew that Jonathan was looking for the Idol, but it took him most of the first six days to solve the riddle in the clue and find it. When the others couldn't stand the rain and went off to try to make fire in the cave, he stayed behind. He got caught looking, but not finding. This gives him an advantage he's likely to need, if they ever lose a challenge. Finding the Idol made him cautiously hopeful and quite emotional.

The most dysfunctional tribe is still Matsing. They lost a member last time, and the tribal dynamics are out there for anyone to parse. Russell is still the leader, despite his protestations, and he's still a bit obnoxious, but fortunately for him, others have made themselves bigger targets. Roxy is known for not working around camp, and she and Angie both tried to opt out of the hardest task in the Immunity Challenge.

Roxy was the first to be suspicious of the sleeping arrangements. It's cold and wet in the shelter, and Angie and Malcolm, two attractive young people, have been cuddling at night. Roxy tried to get Russell and Denise on board to oust one of them, most likely Angie, who is useless in challenges. Russell was amenable, because Roxy is his spy around camp. Denise felt caught between two two-person alliances and knew she could be the swing vote.

Matsing fell behind early in the challenge, caught up near the end, but lost for the second time. Russell called out his entire tribe for not working hard enough, not caring enough to give everything they had, not believing in themselves. This isn't the kind of thing you say to people who have your future in their hands, but it's Russell. That's what he does. He's one of those Teflon people who can get away with things like that, at least when it's still early in the game and they need his strength. (Not that his strength or anything else is enough to keep this tribe from losing every challenge, of course.)

At Tribal Council, Roxy worked the relationship angle to try to get Angie voted out. It seemed, when Jeff asked them what they would change about the tribe and Angie said she would like to have cookies, that maybe Roxy might have saved herself. Malcolm tried to explain the cuddling as nothing more than an attempt at "mutual warmth," and claimed that he thinks of Angie like a little sister. Nobody was buying that, but they all voted Roxy out anyway. Maybe she came on too strong. Maybe they were put off by her faith. That hasn't been a problem for anyone for the last few seasons, but both Russell and Denise questioned her "strength of character" for praying.

It doesn't really matter, because this tribe is doomed no matter what they do, with only four people left while the other tribes have six. They've had the misfortune of being forced to turn on themselves early in the game, and that's not the kind of situation that can be overcome easily, especially with Russell vilifying their effort after every lost challenge.

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