Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Although he'd managed to buy some extra time when he found the Immunity idol, ex-NFL player Gary Hogeboom has been voted out of the Guatemalan Jungle. Elsewhere, some alliances have grown stronger, while others are rapidly disintergrating. Danni Boatwright plots with Rafe Judkins to improves her chances of winning by breaking up the alliance between Rafe, Stephenie LaGrossa, Judd Sergeant IV and Cindy Hall; meanwhile, Lydia Morales also works on the contentious Judd to switch alliances. This week's Reward Challenge involves an auction and a sealed envelope containing an advantage for the next Immunity Challenge--which in turn requires the players to move up and down a giant multi-level playing board. Plus, several players are pleasantly surprised by the appearance of their family members.