Survivor Island of the Idols episode 3 sneak peek: Teeter Totter

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The Survivor: Island of the Idols episode 3 Immunity Challenge mixes individual performances, collective efforts, and micro-group teams altogether.

This Survivor: Island of the Idols episode 3 sneak peek video highlights the Immunity Challenge requirements for completion as well as the opening of the challenge in action.

Though we had the challenge last week incorporating a bit of water-based athleticism, we truly haven’t seen an aquatic showdown like we will later this week. As seen in a second Survivor: Island of the Idols episode 3 preview video, we’re given a sneak peek of the Immunity Challenge that starts off with one player per tribe swimming out a fair distance and diving to collect keys.

All that needs to happen before the rest of the challenge can be played out by the rest of the tribe, where the rest swim out to a balance beam and, as a group, navigate balance on both ends as two players grab a bag of puzzle pieces on either end of the beam. Once everyone arrives at the final platform, it is then the tribe swimmer can unlock the last set of puzzle pieces, with puzzle-solvers looking to form a 3D fish puzzle.

There’s comfort in blankets, a tarp, a hammock, and other relaxation tools involved as a bonus for this Immunity Challenge, but most importantly, it sets up a fun little faceoff between Janet Carbin of the Vokai tribe and Elizabeth Beisel of the Lairo tribe. Obviously, Janet isn’t going to match an Olympic medalist swimmer stroke for stroke, but the 59-year-old chief lifeguard came pretty close!

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As is the case with most pre-merge Immunity Challenges, it will all come down to the puzzle regardless of how far one tribe gets ahead of the other. The notable exception I can remember is from David vs. Goliath, when the Jabeni tribe couldn’t physically carry their massive saucer, thus wasn’t able to get to the puzzle portion in time.