‘Survivor’ Season 41 Spoilers: Who Goes Home in Episode 5?

Survivor Season 41 Episode 5 is finally here, and viewers saw more lying and scheming this season than ever before. While the Ua Tribe began the episode with only three players, they charged on as the underdogs. And fans began to see the other tribes crack and strategize under immense pressure. So, who goes home in episode 5? Here are the Survivor Season 41 spoilers.

[Spoiler alert: Survivor Season 41 spoilers ahead regarding who goes home during Tribal Council in episode 5.]

‘Survivor’ Season 41 Episode 5 sees all the ‘Beware Advantage’ idols activated

The Ua Tribe on 'Survivor' Season 41 all wearing green and talking around a campfire. 'Survivor' Season 41 spoilers note the Ua Tribe goes down to two players pre-merge.
The Ua Tribe on ‘Survivor’ Season 41 | Robert Voets/CBS via Getty Images

Survivor Season 41 Episode 5 finally saw the three-way immunity idol, aka the “Beware Advantage,” come into action. Xander from the Yase Tribe found the first third of the idol, and Brad from the Ua Tribe found the next piece prior to getting voted out. Then, Naseer from the Luvu Tribe found his portion of the idol. And the Ua Tribe had their piece thrown back into the wild.

Survivor Season 41 spoilers note Genie found the last piece of the idol for the Ua Tribe in episode 5. She immediately told her two other tribe members, Ricard and Shan, about the idol. Shan suggested the idol stays unopened, as she didn’t want Genie to have it. But ultimately, Shan and Ricard opened the idol privately and put a fake idol in its place. During the immunity and reward challenge, the Ua Tribe agreed for Shan to say the “Beware Advantage” phrase to see if the other tribes found their idols.

During this process, it was revealed that all three tribes found their idols. This activates the idols and gives castaways who opened the “Beware Advantage” the ability to vote again at Tribal Council.

‘Survivor’ Season 41 spoilers: Who gets sent home from Tribal Council?

Genie and Ricard talking on 'Survivor' Season 41. 'Survivor' Season 41 spoilers note Genie gets voted out in episode 5.
Genie and Ricard on ‘Survivor’ Season 41 | Robert Voets/CBS via Getty Images

So, who goes home during Survivor Season 41 Episode 5? While Tribal Council was certainly tense, it went as many fans predicted. Survivor Season 41 spoilers note the Ua Tribe went to Tribal Council yet again. Ricard and Shan voted together to get Genie out.

While Ricard and Shan stuck together in the end, they had a few tough moments prior to Tribal. After losing the challenge, Liana from the Yase Tribe chose herself and Shan to go off together and have the opportunity to gain another game advantage. The two shared a bond while on their journey, and Shan opted to walk away empty-handed so Liana could have the game advantage.

Unfortunately, this time away from the Ua Tribe gave Genie and Ricard time to talk. This started to throw a wrench into Ricard and Shan’s trust in each other. Later, when Shan asked Ricard to give back an advantage of hers prior to Tribal Council, Ricard refused, as he saw that as a major red flag that Shan may blindside him.

The merge is coming in episode 6

While Survivor Season 41 Episode 5 tested loyalties, we’re sure there’s plenty more to come. The preview for next week showed the tribes will seemingly merge — but there’s a twist of some kind. The contestants looked shocked by what appears to be another surprise.

Going into episode 6, Naseer and Xander still have their idols. And Shan currently holds the final idol piece. Will Ricard actually give back the advantage he refused to give her prior to Tribal Council? And will the twosome really continue to stick together? We’ll have to wait and see.

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