Episode 4: "The Strongest Man Alive"
* Reward Challenge: Three castaways, two men and one woman, from each tribe would stand on perches carrying a wooden pole over their shoulders to which weighted bags would be added. Every few minutes, two members of the opposing tribe would select someone to carry an additional 20 pounds (9.1 kg) of weight. If the weight becomes too much for a castaway, they would drop the pole and be out of the challenge. The last castaway standing would win the challenge for their tribe.
o Reward: The winning tribe would send two castaways to the losing tribe's camp where they would be allowed to steal two items from the camp
* Immunity Challenge: One tribe member at a time would race along a winding path to retrieve a puzzle piece. Each puzzle piece is a large wooden triangular prism with letters written on three faces. Once eight puzzle pieces are retrieved, they would need to be placed in their correct spot in a frame. The pieces would then need to be rotated to display a scrambled phrase. The first tribe to solve their puzzle would win.
Back at camp after Tribal Council, Coach was angry at Erinn for saying that Brendan was a better leader then himself, but he eventually accepted it and anointed Brendan as tribe leader. At Jalapao, Taj told Stephen about her secret alliance with Brendan and told him that if Jalapao were to win the next Reward Challenge, they would need to choose Sierra to go to Exile Island as she would pick Stephen to go along. However, Brendan could not find the time and privacy to tell Sierra about the alliance. At the Reward Challenge, Brendan, Tyson, and Debra shouldered the weight for Timbira, and JT, Joe, and Taj for Jalapao. Brendan dropped out first when he was about to carry 220 pounds (100 kg). Tyson dropped out next at 140 pounds (64 kg), leaving just Debbie for Timbira. JT carried 220 pounds (100 kg) before dropping out next, tying the weight carried by Rupert Boneham in Survivor: Pearl Islands. Moments later, Joe dropped out at 140 pounds (64 kg), leaving the two women to continue the challenge. Just as both women were to move to carrying 120 pounds (54 kg), Debbie dropped her pole, giving Jalapao their fourth straight challenge victory. In a rare show of sportsmanship for Survivor, Taj congratulated Debbie for a "hell of a job". Timbira selected Sierra to go to Exile Island, but since Brendan did not tell Sierra of his alliance's plan, she immediately picked Taj to join her. Joe and JT arrived to raid the Timbira camp and they chose to take Timbira's larger sack of beans and a can for water. Sandy's personality and habits started to grate on her tribemates. Sandy was upset at Sydney for flirting too much with the Jalapao men. On Exile Island, Taj got the clue to the Hidden Immunity Idol, which told her it was hidden around the tree mail area. Taj told Sierra about her secret four-way alliance and Sierra readily agreed to join the alliance. At the Immunity Challenge, Timbira broke Jalapao's winning streak. Before Tribal Council, Jalapao was undecided upon voting Sandy or Sydney out. Ultimately, Taj, JT and Stephen did not want to risk Joe and Spencer feeling betrayed by voting Sydney off, so the vote went against Sandy and she was voted out 5-1-1.