One Survivor was aiming for revenge but as usual, there was a surprise in store.
Returning from a brutal Tribal Council, Mark was livid that Sam had been blindsided and sent packing. Vowing to take no prisoners, Mark started a campaign to uncover the masterminds in the Asaga tribe who were behind the coup.
Using his ability to determine friend or foe, the human lie detector soon established that Henry, the faux yoga instructor, was the architect of Sam’s demise. Mark set out to cut him off at the knees and take down his nearest ally, Jacqui.
With Luke and Jericho keen to join Mark’s mission, he started securing more collaborators to turn the power within the tribe at next Tribal Council.
With tensions at an all-time high at Asaga, over at Samatau, former kingpins Locky and Tara had fallen to the bottom of the pecking order, with master manipulator A.K. enjoying his new-found reign over the camp. Desperate to claw back their power, Locky and Tara attempted to enlist A.K. supporter Ziggy.
At the immunity challenge, the two tribes were pitted against each other in a sumo style battle on a stage, surrounded by a moat of mud. Asaga came out strong and took the early lead, determined to win immunity, but Samatau soon evened the score. In a fierce tiebreaker, Sarah and Anneliese went head-to-head in an epic bout. A focussed Anneliese finally defeated Sarah, toppling her into the mud and securing another day in Samoa for her tribe Samatau.
When a defeated and deflated Asaga returned to camp, Mark attempted to rally the troops, determined to send a message to the calculating Henry and Jacqui alliance.
While the tribe tried to negotiate their way through conversations with Mark, Henry was confident he had the numbers. But Luke had other plans. When voting out Sam, Luke saw the power shift in the tribe and aligned himself with Mark to break the Henry-Jacqui dominance.
Both Henry and Mark walked into Tribal Council confident about their influence over the tribe. In an intense Tribal Council, Mark pointed to Henry and Jacqui as a dangerous power couple to watch out for, claiming they were pulling the strings in Samatau. Mark fought valiantly to save his skin, going so far as to name Jacqui as the person he would vote out.
With the dramatic Tribal Council coming at an end, Jonathan read out the first six votes: three votes to Jacqui and three votes to Mark. Tension continued to mount but with the final vote split 7-3, Mark was sent home. Mark said: “It was a bruising final Tribal Council. It was good to kind of duke it out a bit, but I knew a fair bit of the damage had been done so I had my back to the wall on that one. But, hey, it is good to go out fighting. I’m a fighter. That is what I’ve always done so to go out like that was unreal.”
On his farewell Mark said: “It was a bruising final Tribal Council. It was good to kind of duke it out a bit, but I knew a fair bit of the damage had been done so I had my back to the wall on that one. But, hey, it is good to go out fighting. I’m a fighter. That is what I’ve always done so to go out like that was unreal.”