Deal or No Deal Island Episode 5 Recap: The Banker Puts One Player in a Tricky Situation

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Welcome back! Let’s get right into the Deal or No Deal Island Episode 5 recap. Last time, Boston Rob asked to face the Banker in a bid to send Kim home. He was successful. This week’s episode, “Are You Trustworthy?” finds Aron in a unique position. Here’s everything you need to know about Deal or No Deal Island Episode 5!

Where is Aron?

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After the elimination last week, the Banker called and asked who was the most trustworthy. Aron was the man! I’m not sure if it was a blessing or a curse, because he had to stay at the Temple. The next morning, Alyssa and Rob were worried because Aron was still in MIA. Was he sent home?

While Alyssa was fretting about Aron, Stephanie was concerned about Alyssa wanting her out. Not going along with the plan to oust Kim has made Stephanie some enemies at camp.

Rob, who was a giant target, needed to find a backup if Aron was gone. So, he tried to see who he could bond with who wasn’t already in his alliance. I love watching Rob work his magic.

Meanwhile, Amy spoke badly about Rob, and called him “the puppet master deluxe.” Mostly because he never tried to talk with her. Is someone jealous?

A shocking excursion

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The group headed to the next excursion. They find a sign labeled “help desk.” They find the host, Joe, waiting for them. He admitted that he was concerned about this challenge. “But after hearing his excitement, he’s got me persuaded,” Joe said of the Banker. And today’s challenge will test out how persuasive, or easily persuaded, his guests are.

The cases, which were locked, were scattered all across the jungle. Each guest would bring their case to a clearing. They will find the Banker’s ledger there, which lists the value of each case.

Once the guest finds out the value of their case, they can keep it or discard it and search for another. As always, the cases that are locked in will be added to the board for that night’s game with the Banker.

Joe told the group to run, but Rob asked where Aron was. “That’s way above your pay grade,” Joe replied. Finally, Nick reached the clearing first. And who was waiting for him? Aron was seated on a throne with the Banker’s ledger. And there were chains around the throne.

Aron is being tested

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One hour earlier, Joe chatted with Aron. To establish his safety, Aron must prove to the Banker that he is in to win it. He must use his power of persuasion. Cases one and two don’t list a value, because they contain keys. The Banker is diabolical.

When the players arrive, they will ask Aron about the value of their cases. To avoid playing against the Banker, he must persuade two players to keep the cases with the keys. Aron needs both keys to free himself. If he is successful, he will choose which of those two players will face the Banker. If not, Aron must play against the Banker.

Aron told Nick to search for cases 14 or 16, which had higher values. Dawson ended up with a $3 million case. Aron told Jordan to look for cases 14 and 16, also.

Aron decided to tell Stephanie to bring back a key case. But first, she told Aron, “Alyssa is an absolute snake.” Wrong audience, Stephanie. But now she can’t go against the Banker because she would punch Alyssa’s ticket home.

Who trusts Aron the most?

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Next up was Miranda, and Aron suggested that she take case one or two. But then he told Alyssa to look for the same cases. What is happening right now? Aron wanted to keep his ally in the bottom two, but not put her up against the Banker. That seems … risky.

Although Amy had a case containing $500,000, she didn’t believe Aron. She dissed him and announced that she was keeping her case. Congrats!

Nick locked in case 14, and Jordan took number 16. Alyssa found case number two, and Miranda took case number one.

Rob was feeling the heat, and he didn’t trust Miranda. He asked Aron if he should go in the bottom two. Aron explained that he needed certain cases to guarantee his safety. And if it comes down to Alyssa and Rob, the Survivor winner would face the Banker again.

Some guests felt played

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Rob was seething because Aron was more loyal to Alyssa than him. Meanwhile, Aron believed that Rob knew about his strong connection with Alyssa. Rob finally agreed to trust Aron and kept his case. But first, he checked in with Miranda and Nick to make sure that they were all good.

Once the cases were locked in, the group headed back to Aron to reveal the value of their cases. And Joe filled them in about Aron’s little side hustle during the challenge.

Alyssa was shocked when she opened her case, and it contained a key. Almost everyone else had big money cases, except for Amy. Now Alyssa was spiraling, unsure about her entire gameplay. And Stephanie was gloating because Alyssa had the key.

Rob’s case was worth $1.75 million. Once Miranda realized she also had a key, she was salty. Joe sets Aron free, but he might want to stay far away from Miranda.

Meanwhile, Rob discovered that he wasn’t Aron’s number one. That spot belonged to Alyssa, and Rob wasn’t thrilled to be Aron’s side piece in the game.

Aron has some explaining to do

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Alyssa and Aron talked, and he shared that this was the only way he could keep her safe. Meanwhile, Stephanie watched them chat and started to feel like something about this whole scenario was off. Duh!

During his chat with Miranda, Aron apologized. Miranda stated that she was hurt, and she suggested that Alyssa should face the Banker. But Aron was honest and told Miranda that she was playing. Then Miranda asked who Aron wanted to send home. He picked Stephanie. But was Miranda trustworthy? Nope! She had her own little “blindside” planned. This game is stressful!

Who will face the Banker in The Temple?

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Miranda Harrison faces off against The Banker in Deal or No Deal Island Episode 5.

And Miranda has honed in on her target: Alyssa. But first, she has some flirty banter with Joe. You go, girl!

Joe asked Miranda what she would do if she won the final case. She would like to own her own pest control business called The Ladybugs. And nine months ago, her hometown was hit by a hurricane. So, she would like to help the community. That is awesome that she planned to give back.

There are a total of 12 cases tonight. Five cases are worth over $1 million. Miranda selected case 11 for her case. In the first round, Miranda has to open six cases. At the end of the round, there are three cases worth over $1 million left.

The Banker offered Miranda $208,000 and asked her to stop flirting with Joe. She declined the deal. Next, she has to open two more cases. At the end of the round, she has $100, $1.5 million, $1.75 million, and $3 million left on the board. Wow!

The Banker offered Miranda $937,000, which was the biggest offer so far this season. While Miranda and the group were discussing it, the Banker called back. He offered Miranda a personal offer. If she accepts his deal, he will give her $40,000 to keep. Wow!

She took the deal, so the $40,000 is hers no matter what. Miranda knew that there was a good chance that she made a bad deal, but she needed to take the personal offer.

Who was eliminated in Deal or No Deal Island, Episode 5?

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Miranda Harrison was the fifth player eliminated in Deal or No Deal Island.

Her case needed to contain $100 to continue in the game. But instead, it contained $1.5 million. The final case total is now a robust $1,991,000.

“I might not be the Banker’s ultimate opponent, but I didn’t go home empty-handed. So, I definitely robbed him of at least $40,000, and to me, that was not a bad deal,” Miranda explained.

Before Miranda left, Joe asked her who she would have sent home. She shared that she was upset with Aron, so she was going to send Alyssa home. But Miranda added that Aron asked her to eliminate Stephanie.

Joe asked Stephanie if she knew about this plan. She said that if you don’t hear any game talk, then you are the target.

Aron was freaking out because Miranda revealed all this information. Meanwhile, Rob was looking on the bright side. Since Alyssa and Aron were exposed, that took some of the heat off of him.

Deal or No Deal Island continues on Mondays at 10 p.m. ET on NBC.


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