In back-to-back episodes of Survivor 39: Island of the Idols, the contestants make one of the important landmarks in the game, merging. Although viewers saw competitors enjoying their merging party, it did not show them the name of their new tribe or make a flag.
What did the combined group decide to call their tribe, and what does it mean?
Why is the contestant 'Survivor 39' named their tribe Lumuwaku?
Back-to-back episodes were overshadowed by Kellee Kim's sexual assault charges against Dan Spilo and how other contestants responded.
Although MBA students have legitimate concerns about Spilo, he, Missy Byrd, and Elizabeth Beisel use the claims as bait voices while Kim and Byrd shoot each other, creating a reaction from the fans.
Therefore, the episodes are not very focused on new tribes, and how they appear with their new names. The Lairo and Vokai tribes who joined from Survivor 39: Island of the Idols is blue and named Lumuwaku.
Jack Nichting mentioned the abbreviation for "Love You Miss You Really Want to Kiss You," which is an acronym from his family who is now deceased to notify the family before placement.
Although Nichting did not merge, his close allies Janet Carbin and Jamal Shipman suggested the name and explained its meaning to other group members.
Fellow competitor Lauren Beck confirmed it on Twitter, and sending "a special shout to Jack for the best tribal name. "
Contestant 'Survivor 39' Jack Nichting tried to deal with father's death
In his Ponderosa video, Nichting acknowledged that he did not yet know exactly how his father's death six years ago had "truly affected" him. Therefore, he plans to use his time at Ponderosa to find it because he wants to "be a better person" than him.
So far, Nichting has been a positive energy when he welcomed Kellee Kim and Jamal Shipman and even made them cakes on their arrival. He is also bound by Shipman for their mutual love of music and writing songs together.
Nichting also has the potential to continue to use music in Ponderosa to help him overcome his father's death.
How Jack Nichting became the first member of the Jury
After Kim correctly answered three questions on Berhala Island, he got a good immunity idol for the next two Tribal Councils. However, he is protected in a strong alliance and never needs to use it.
Kim is also very close to Dean Kowalski, especially after learning that they have the same friends. Therefore, once he realized that everyone planned to place their voice on Kowalski, he gave him an idol of immunity so they could make big strides together.
He also tied Noura Salman into his plan and convinced the two to choose Jack Nichting, because his preference posed a major threat to his post-merger, and he wanted to separate it from Shipman.
Everything went according to plan, and Nichting became the first member of the Jury. Watch Survivor 39: Island of the Idols Wednesday at 8 pm EST on CBS.