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Krista on ‘Survivor: Redemption Island': The 3-6 split

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Krista Klumpp - Survivor: Redemption Island

A trip to the dentist? Krista Klumpp competes
in the reward/immunity challenge.

Arrogance, inflated pride, a sense of overconfidence that can lead to downfall.

Survivor: Redemption IslandThe Greeks call it Russell, er, hubris.

Russell Hantz came into “Survivor: Redemption Island” with a target on his back. Now that other players have actually seen his game on television, he can’t use the same ol’ bag of tricks he used in previous back-to-back seasons.

What does that mean for his Zapatera alliance members Stephanie Valencia and Fairhope native Krista Klumpp? Will they ride into the final 3 with him, or end up obliterated before they can scheme their way forward?

Find out after the jump …

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Matt Elrod, Francesca Hogi - Survivor: Redemption Island

The Redemption Island castaways take part in the first ever duel.

Video: Matt Elrod vs. Francesca Hogi on Redemption Island

Loser vs. loser: The Ometepe outcasts took their first step to redemption tonight, facing off in a duel to see who stays and who burns their buff. Yes, really.

Francesca Hogi and Matt Elrod squared off in the Jail Break Duel, while two members of each tribe watched. The players had to retrieve three keys using sticks they tie together, then open locks to advance through a door for the win.

Francesca had a two-key lead, until Matt came roaring from behind to win the challenge. He stays, she goes.

We groan.

Krista Klumpp, Stephanie Valencia, Russell Hantz - Survivor: Redemption Island

Bumps on a log: Stephanie Valencia, Russell Hantz and
Krista Klumpp ponder the hidden immunity idol’s location.

Long division: Russell continues hunting for the hidden immunity idol at Zapatera, unaware that Ralph Kiser found it already. Funny how Russell seems aware that he’s in a vulnerable position, but unaware that his teammates are onto his scheming.

He, Stephanie and Krista choose the fake idol tactic, and the other alliance of six see right through it. That majority alliance decided to throw the challenge to get rid of Russell, shrinking Zapatera’s overall advantage to eight vs. Ometepe’s seven.

But does the math work?

Krista Klump, Stephanie Valencia, Russell Hantz - Survivor: Redemption Island

Rash behavior: The women admire Russell’s infected armpit.

Immunity/reward challenge: Hard to tell if the reward is a set of comfort items, or getting rid of Russell.

The thrown challenge involves three players, strapped to a large dunking wheel, who spit water into a tube to release a ball. Another player solves a puzzle maze and runs the ball through the course.

Ometepe “wins” its first challenge, and Russell suspects trouble, confiding, “I’m dealing with a bunch of bitches.”

Boston Rob Mariano - Survivor: Redemption Island

“Boston Rob” Mariano locates the hidden clue for the
hidden immunity idol right under Phillip Sheppard’s ass.

Obligatory Boston Rob update: “Boston Rob” Mariano isn’t celebrating the Zapatera team’s first victory. Instead, he’s on the hunt for the hidden immunity idol, just like everyone else.

But he can’t find the clue hidden in the comfort items. Has he checked under everyone’s ass?

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Yes, he notices the beach chair occupied by one Phillip Sheppard is leaning to one side. He orders Phillip out, then notices a bump where something has been sewn into the lining.

Boston Rob gets, reads and hides the clue, unsure of where to start looking.

Krista Klumpp, Stephanie Valencia, Russell Hantz - Survivor: Redemption Island

Even at Tribal Council, Russell’s angels remain at his side.

Voted out: The alliance of six wants to cast three votes for Russell and three for one of his partners, just in case one of them plays an idol. (Ralph hasn’t told his own alliance about his good fortune.)

Video: Krista pins her alliance’s hope on recruiting Julie Wolfe.

Russell made a last-minute play for Julie Wolfe, but in the end, the vote went to a three-way tie with Ralph, Stephanie and Russell. The three nominees weren’t allowed to vote in the tie-breaker.

For the first time in his three seasons, Russell Hantz is voted out 5-1 over Ralph.

Russell Hantz - Survivor: Redemption Island

Third out: Zapatera tosses Russell 5-1.

Is Krista headed for an early exit? Can she turn her game around? Sound off in the comments.

[Videos and photos to be added.]

“Survivor: Redemption Island” airs at 7 p.m. Wednesdays on on CBS 42.

Video: Russell and Matt prepare for battle next week.

Previous: Episode 2 — Lead, follow or get more camera time
Next: Russell duels Matt on Redemption Island. Boston Rob worries that someone in his alliance will flip. [Episode 4 — The taste of bittersweet]

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