Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Despite her efforts to keep her injuries a secret from her fellow castaways, 39-year-old police detective Amy O'Hara has been voted out of the Yaxha tribe. Before long, the Yaxha itself will be no more: in the first Survivor tribal merger to be held in the middle of the night, the Yaxha joins up with the rival Nakum to form the single Xhakum tribe. The big news this week is the introduction of a hidden treasure: a stone Individual Immunity doll, squirreled away somewhere in the Guatemalan jungle. The person possessing the doll will be able to save him- or herself just in case his/her team does not win an Immunity Challenge--but the "power" of the doll will expire when the game gets down to the Final Four. Not surprisingly, the scramble to find the doll gets mighty intense, with Rafe Judkins suffering an unexpected "challenge" when he is stung by a nest of hornets!