Welcome to a new season of Survivor, this time in Toucancheens, the highlands of Brazil. We've got two tribes of eight contestants each: the red JalapeÃ±o tribe and the black Tempura tribe. Upon de-trucking, Probst forces them to vote out one member of their tribes based on first impressions, and Jalapeno kicks out Sandy the bus driver because she's old and Tempura takes out Sierra the blonde because she looks frail. Which she is, since she's still recovering from strep throat. Sandy and Sierra are very upset indeed until Probst tells them that the only thing they've been voted out of is the four-hour hike to camp. They take a helicopter instead while their tribemates hoof it and grow resentful. At the campsite, Sierra rejects a hidden immunity idol in order to set up camp and win over the people who tried to vote her out, while Sandy decides to look for the idol since there's nothing she can do to change her new tribe's mind about her anyway. In the end, she can't find it because she doesn't know what a "pace" or a "lone palm tree" mean and her efforts to search for it make her appear even more antisocial.
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