|"Drinking Her Own Kool-Aid"|
|Season||Survivor: The Amazon|
|Episode Number||11/13 (076)|
|First Broadcast||May 2, 2018|
|Next||The Honeymoon is Over|
Drinking Her Own Kool-Aid is the eleventh episode of Survivor: The Amazon.
Day 30 (Night)
The tribe enjoy the final few moments of their sudden day off, with Hall's evacuation causing the cancellation of the scheduled tribal council. Isaiah and Jenn both lay asleep in the shelter, whilst the other four sit up talking, coming to terms with the serious nature of Hall's departure.
|“||It has definitely changed the pace of the game for all of us. It has temporarily placed us all on pause, and no one has made any effort to talk about the future of what we want to do for the next vote. It's uncomfortable, because I'm a forward thinking person and I like to know where all our minds are at. The main goal for my alliance is to make sure Mayson doesn't win the next immunity challenge, because if he does then we have no choice but to vote against each other. I'm still unsure whether us getting down to five is the best thing, because Jenn and I only have one shot... which is getting one of the boys to turn on the other two. But so far the two of us have flourished in difficult positions, and I'm hoping this one won't be any different.||”|
- Even though tribal council was cancelled, I think the result had to be the same.- Mayson
- Absolutely...- Fredrick
- He couldn't stay out here in his condition... it would've been difficult but I'd have written his name down. For his sake...- Mayson
Neasa is seen rolling her eyes at Sheamus, not completely believing Mayson's supposed claims of kindness towards voting Hall out of the game.
|“||Losing my closest friend isn't going to prove an easy task. He was the person I spent most of my time with, and now I'm left with five others who have had more of a chance to bond together than I have. I've spoken with the other guys, and they agreed that as a four we should vote Neasa or Jenn out next... but I also know going down to the final four will leave me the odd man out. I'm going to have to consider using the girls at the next vote, and trying to sway someone over to target a more threatening player. We're all trying to line up the pieces that best aid our path to victory, and I think I've worked out what mine will be.||”|
The tribe arise early from the shelter due to the heavy downpour of rain that has been taking place since the early hours of the morning. Several tribe members rush around to place the wood in its shelter, wanting to ensure that it is dry for the fire later on.
|“||We've been pretty lucky out here in that it hasn't been raining as much as we've seen in other seasons... but when it starts here the rain comes down with a force that I've not seen back home. It might not make sense to people watching, but the rain is like death coming down on our camp... it takes away our fire most of the time, and our ability to cook and boil water for up to a day after the rain stops. If we're stuck with two or three days of rain... it'll deplete all remaining energy any of us have left, and it's a scary thought because we've no way of knowing how long this'll last.||”|
In the shelter, Jenn sits folded into her knees as she cries, complaining due to being unable to stay dry. Neasa and Isaiah try to comfort her, not wanting to see the rain crush any of their spirits.
- Why don't you put your hood up?- Isaiah
- What's the point? I'm soaked! It's been going since I was asleep... I can't get any more wet than I am right now! I'm freezing!- Jenn
- I know hun...- Neasa
- We all freezing though... we've got to just suck it up. Come on... gimme a hug...- Isaiah
- (rejecting him) No! Just stop! I don't even want to be here like this...- Jenn
- Forget you then...- Isaiah
Isaiah waves his hand in Jenn's face before walking off, irritated with her complaining over the weather. Neasa continues rubbing Jenn's back, wanting to help her friend through the difficult period.
|“||We all have days out here when we don't think there's any hope... and Jenn was just having one of those days. You've got to support your friends through these times, because it is incredibly lonely out here. Even if Isaiah thought what she was saying was ridiculous I think he could've shown more support... because I'm sure when he gets down out here he wouldn't want such an attitude shown to him.||”|
Mayson and Fredrick go to collect tree mail together, trying their best to shield themselves from the rain. Whilst alone, Mayson asks Fredrick what his thoughts are on the future of the game, to which Fredrick claims to be in support of an "all-male final four".
- I'm completely happy to do that... But, I think we need to consider who we're playing against y'know? I mean there's a guy here people call "Golden Boy" or "Captain America"... is that someone any of us can realistically think is possible to beat?- Mayson
- (laughs) I've had this conversation with others...- Fredrick
- Who?- Mayson
- The girls have also mentioned it...- Fredrick
- So we're all seeing it.- Mayson
- Isn't it something we can deal with at the top four?- Fredrick
- If you want to risk letting him get that far... this is the same guy who won back to back challenges and consistently performs well... if we take him to the top four then that's just two more wins he'd need to get himself to the end.- Mayson
- Then maybe we need to speak to the girls and see if there's something that needs to be done at the next tribal council...- Fredrick
|“||Sheamus and I were perhaps the closest friends on the original Tambaqui tribe, and as time has gone on we've slightly drifted whilst staying aligned, and adding Isaiah into our end game plans. I'm completely still on board with that plan, but there's a voice in my head that keeps saying over and over not to let Sheamus get anywhere near the end. He's a shoe-in to win the game, and none of us can be confident sitting next to him. I've already had conversations with Neasa about this, and after talking with Mayson I think it's clear that we may need to think about coming together to sadly blindside Sheamus the next chance we get.||”|
Isaiah interrupts the pair mid conversation, walking over in an irritated state.
- I'm fed up with that girl man...- Isaiah
- Which one?- Fredrick
- Jenn, sitting there crying and complaining because she's wet. We all wet! What does she think she's doing here if she's gonna keep whining every damn day about something.- Isaiah
- She does complain a lot... I've noticed it too.- Fredrick
- Doesn't she?! I swear she don't even help around this place anyway. The rest of us are going out of the shelter to get the firewood, and she's underneath doing nothing as always. That's why I had to just walk away from her... driving me insane.- Isaiah
- I guess the honeymoon is over...- Mayson
- Ain't no girl worth losing this game for... at this point I'm not even caring how much longer she stays. She wanna be warm send her home...- Isaiah
|“||The more time goes on here the less patience I have for people people acting like little bitches. I've gone thirty-one days out here and I'm ready to collapse. I don't need to hear you cry over the rain. If she wants out then I'll help her pack her damn bag and she can go holler at the jury.||”|
After the rain dies down, the group head off to their next reward challenge. Jeff informs the final six that they will be taking part in a challenge consisting of multiple components, which each staged designed to eliminate a select number of players from the challenge. The group are told that they will be competing for love from home, causing Jenn to break down in tears, admitting that she is in "dire need" of a visit from a family member. As the challenge commences, the six race through mounds of sand in order to find one of four available paddles for the canoes. The four men are the first to discover the paddles, eliminating both the girls from the challenge. Jenn once again breaks down crying, as the men race out onto the water in their boats. Fredrick immediately struggles with the balance, tipping out of his boat, leaving him with no option but to swim. The other three men take the lead, taking a puzzle bag corresponding to their preferential answer to the trivia question. During the paddle back to shore, Isaiah tips out of his boat, forcing him to swim the rest of the way. Unsurprisingly, Mayson and Sheamus reach the two puzzle stations first, revealed to be right in their trivia guesses, eliminating Fredrick and Isaiah from the competition. Due to the small head start, Mayson is able to finish his puzzle first, earning him a visit from a loved one over a one hour picnic.
The six contestants must dig up a paddle hidden beneath a group of sand mounds. Once they do that, they take one of four local canoes, paddle to a floating crate, read the multiple choice trivia question, choose the bag corresponding to the correct answer, paddle to the other side of the river, open the bag at one of two solving stations, and solve the Anaconda puzzle (if the wrong answer was chosen, the pieces will be black, and players must return). First to solve the puzzle wins.
Reward: One-hour loved ones visit and a shared picnic.
Additional Stipulation: Revealed after the challenge, the winner could give up visit so the others could all have ten minutes with their loved one at a shared picnic.
Winner: Mayson (opted not to give up for the tribe)
|Reward Challenge: Paddle|
- Mayson, congratulations. You have won an hour with your wife Heather... which you will spend enjoying this picnic of cheeses, wine, crackers and some meats.- Jeff Probst
- Thank you Sir...- Mayson
- However, before anything is made official I want to ask... as a philosophy, do you think it is better to give or to receive?- Jeff Probst
- Uh, normally I'd say give...- Mayson
- The dilemma you have here... you can give up your hour with your wife, and instead reward the other five people ten minutes with their respective loved ones... and you will all enjoy this picnic.- Jeff Probst
- My wife won't be here?- Mayson
- (shakes head) Not at this picnic...- Jeff Probst
- (sighs) Oh my gosh... Uh... I don't have much time to think about it... But I haven't really won a reward yet, and I'm sorry guys but I'm going to keep this one. I'm sorry...- Mayson
- Alright, Mayson opts to keep the reward to himself. That means Isaiah, Jenn, Neasa, Sheamus and Fredrick... I've got nothing for you. You can all head back to camp... Mayson, stick around and I'll have your wife brought in. Good job.- Jeff Probst
As the other five depart camp, Mayson's wife Heather is brought into the challenge area, running over and hugging her husband as the pair of them break down. Heather laughs at the length of Mayson's beard, telling him that he looks a mess.
- I didn't think you'd still be here...- Heather
- You didn't have faith in me? (laughs)- Mayson
- No, no of course I did! It's just you're a city boy... (laughs)... I'm so proud of you.- Heather
- I've missed you so much...- Mayson
|“||When Jeff gave me the option to give up the reward to the others I did think that it would be the smartest game move. But I want to take myself out of the game for a moment, and realise this is an opportunity for my wife and I to make an amazing memory together here at this amazing location with a picnic... I needed some love, and I got it. All concerns I had about the decision I made became irrelevant when I saw her beautiful smile coming towards me on that beach...||”|
- So what are the others like...?- Heather
- In the game?- Mayson
- Mmhm...- Heather
- They're alright. I mean not the kind of people I'd be friends with out of here. Actually, there was one guy who was a good friend... but he went home last night. He uh, hurt himself a few days ago and it got badly infected, so they had to pull him from the game.- Mayson
- Oh my gosh! Is he okay?- Heather
- We don't know. We won't know until the next tribal council if he's well enough to stay on to be a juror.- Mayson
- Are you feeling good about it though? The game?- Heather
- Absolutely. I've got a good relationship with the other three guys, and we've agreed to go to the end together. But, being slightly devious as you know I am... I'm thinking at the next vote myself and Fredrick will go and work with the two women, and we'll vote out the guy who in my view is the only one who can beat me in challenges.- Mayson
- Well, you do it hun. I've got faith in you that you know what you're doing if you got this far...- Heather
|“||Talking to my wife about the game and the others I've been with for the last thirty-one days is such a surreal experience. It's like getting another input into what I should be doing, but from a sane mind that hasn't been starved for the last month. She gave me confidence telling me to keep playing how I'm playing, and I feel strongly now that I need to make a move at the next vote. I'm playing this game for myself and my wife... and Sheamus is the biggest obstacle in my way of winning the million dollars.||”|
Back at camp, the five challenge losers sit around coming to terms with Mayson's decision not to grant them time with their own loved ones. Jenn appears the most obviously in a bad mood, with her sadness at the challenge now evolving into deep anger aimed towards Mayson.
|“||Mayson's decision really did surprise me today. The guys a dentist, so I know he isn't lacking in brain cells or basic intelligence. Perhaps working inside peoples mouths has left him lacking social skills? I don't know. But there's a cog in his head that is definitely loose because no one... no one... could be that dumb to not buy favour with the tribe by giving them each time with their loved ones. He has desperate people like Jenn in our camp, and he wants her vote at the next tribal council... so what does he do? He doesn't give her time with her loved one! (Laughing) Anyone who won today should have given up their prize, and I think it would almost guarantee they make it to the top five. Instead, Mayson may have sealed his fate.||”|
- I can't believe someone would be THAT selfish...- Jenn
- It did shock me.- Fredrick
- He's a f***ing a*****e. I hope he chokes on the crackers...- Jenn
- (laughing) I mean, maybe he knows he's going next so just wanted to enjoy his last few days?- Neasa
- I don't think he has any notion that he's in trouble. That's the bizarre thing.- Fredrick
- He should have given it up... I mean really... He says he thinks it's better to give and then he doesn't follow through? Ugh... I'm not saving him any food for when he's back.- Jenn
|“||Jenn is pissing me off. She there saying how Mayson was obliged to give up the reward, and how she deserves it so much. If you deserve it so much they how come you come last in every damn challenge, please? I think Mayson made a boneheaded decision... but if Jenn is expecting any of us to believe she'd have given up the win then she's drinking her own kool-aid.||”|
- So you're saying if you won you'd have given it up?- Isaiah
- Absolutely...- Jenn
- (scoffs) Yeah, right...- Isaiah
Later that evening, Mayson returns to camp to find a majority of the group sleeping. Neasa sits awake alone by the fire, asking Mayson how his reward was as he sits down opposite her. Mayson tells Neasa about his day, before requesting to "talk game" with her and Jenn the following day, which Neasa agrees to.
|“||It was kind of uncomfortable when Mayson got back to camp. No one bothered to sit up and wait for him, because I don't think anyone particularly cared what he had to say about his day. This is still a game, and if I have to stay up a bit later and act like I want to hear all about it just to get his support then I'll do it. What was more interesting was he asked to speak with myself and Jenn tomorrow morning... So I'm guessing that Mayson is planning something for his game, and he wants our votes to do it. It's always a good sign when someone wants to change up the game, and they're telling you about it... because then you're not going to be the one surprised when things get flipped.||”|
Mayson wakes up early in order to have a chance to take both Jenn and Neasa off for a chat under the guise of a fishing trip, wanting to see whether or not they would be interested in voting Sheamus out at the next given opportunity.
|“||When Mayson asked us if we wanted to go have "a talk", I wanted to tell him to get lost because he was selfish yesterday, and now he wants to carry on like we're all not going to look at him in a negative light. He's annoyed me in the past, and now I just want to count down the hours until we can vote him off.||”|
- Alright, well as you both know we're at that later stage in the game now, and I want to see where both your heads are at in terms of voting.- Mayson
- I'm probably just going to vote with the majority...- Jenn
- And what if I said there was a chance the majority was voting for Sheamus?- Mayson
- I'd ask who you've been speaking to...- Neasa
- Without naming anyone, I've spoken with one of the other guys and we agreed sticking as the guys till the end might not work for us if Sheamus is going to be around.- Mayson
- Wait, the guys have a deal? Oh my God... So we're next?!- Neasa
- Maybe not! That's the thing. I'm offering a way for you to save yourselves. I adore Sheamus, we all do. But this is a game, and he's going to win if we let him get to the end. If you both vote him at the next tribal council then we're all set...- Mayson
- And what if Sheamus wins immunity?- Jenn
- Then it is more likely that one of you would have to go... and then we'll work on this move again in three days time.- Mayson
|“||(laughing) I don't know if Mayson is going to look back at the stuff he says and cringe, but I sure would. I just played dumb to what he was saying, as if I'm not aware the person he talked to was obviously Fredrick, and as if I hadn't been told by Sheamus and Isaiah that they had a fake all guys alliance with Hall and Mayson. I think Mayson ate it up though, and really thinks that he is saving us. I agree with what he's saying, and Sheamus is without a doubt the biggest competition for all of us... but if that plan goes through it is myself and Jenn who saved Mayson, not the other way around.||”|
Back at camp, Sheamus asks a lethargic Fredrick and Isaiah if they feel worried that Mayson has taken the two girls away, but the duo assure him not to be concerned. Isaiah jokes that Mayson can "keep" Jenn.
- You don't think Mayson is going to try and vote one of us? Me or Isaiah most likely?- Sheamus
- No... Uh... No... If he says anything I'll let you know.- Fredrick
- Please... I don't want paranoia to get me here but I just feel like he's trying harder and harder to talk to them lately.- Sheamus
- Why don't you try and f**k some information out of your girl? (laughs)- Isaiah
- ... Classy.- Sheamus
|“||Mayson isn't someone who I have ever fully trusted, and I feel now that he's lost Hall he's going to be more driven to make a move against myself or Isaiah. He's not tried speaking to any of us guys as far as I'm aware, but we know he's tried getting to both Jenn and Neasa the last few hours. It can only be to turn the target onto one of us, because as far as he's aware one of the girls was going next. I'm not sure if this is just paranoia, or if my gut is telling me to be careful. I'm going to try speaking with Neasa and Mayson individually... and if I get a vibe that the tides are turning against me then I'm going to have to make sure that whatever the challenge is tomorrow... that I win it.||”|
As Neasa walks back into camp, Sheamus puts his arms around her, pulling her towards him and kissing her on the top of her head. He asks her if everything is okay, to which she claims everything is "fine". Sheamus asks Mayson to assist him in moving some firewood, wanting to question him on the nature of his talks with the girls.
- Is everything good?- Sheamus
- With me? Yeah!- Mayson
- It's just me and the guys weren't sure why you asked the girls to go fishing...- Sheamus
- Can't I ask them to help me? (laughs)- Mayson
- Come on man... it's been thirty-two days and you've never once wanted to go fishing with the two girls. It just looks fishy...- Sheamus
- Good pun...- Mayson
- Unintentional...- Sheamus
- I just wanted to see them work a bit harder. Ask Isaiah, he and I were saying yesterday how Jenn never does anything. I thought the only way to get her out there working was to get Neasa too.- Mayson
- So you're still okay with one of them going next?- Sheamus
|“||Sheamus is starting to catch on, and I'm not too worried about him being aware because unless he wins immunity tomorrow there is nothing he can do to stop it. Also, the fact he isn't completely sure on what is going on means Fredrick hasn't gone back and told him my plan, so I'm feeling really good about the three I've trusted with this plan. There's a chance Sheamus could save himself, but because enough of us are on the same page I don't see how he can get to the end unscathed now. His time is almost up in the Amazon...||”|
The final six get tree mail informing them of their upcoming immunity challenge, knowing that a lot is at stake for each and every one of them. Nearly everyone feels pressure to win, either to protect themselves from potential elimination or to make sure that someone else stays vulnerable.
|“||My main goal is always to win in these competitions, but today I'm focussing on keeping Sheamus from winning. Anyone else can win and it would be a success... he is the one person I can't have win today, because if he does then the girls might panic and leak my plan, and it could spell disaster for myself and Fredrick.||”|
|“||I won the last challenge and I didn't get to show the necklace off in front of the jury, so of course that is my main priority today. Uh, but in all seriousness I don't think I need the necklace tonight. If the truth I'm hearing is in fact the truth, Mayson is the person who badly needs protection, and Sheamus too... both of them are going after one another without being aware that the other is coming after them. It's quite funny for myself and Jenn to watch, because they're so busy knocking one another out that she and I are able to keep on progressing despite the fact that we are two solid votes that will remain inseparable. That's a dangerous twosome to bring forward into the top five... but of course the boys are blinded by their own masculine egos.||”|
Challenge: Shoot n' Shuffle
Slingshots must be used to break hanging plates with shuffleboard discs attached. After ten shots,the contestants took all of their discs (smashed by them, or by someone else) and used them on a shuffleboard table painted to resemble South America. The player closest to the X (representing their current location) wins.
|Immunity Challenge: Shoot n' Shuffle|
Fredrick, Isaiah, Jenn, Mayson, Sheamus
Upon arriving back at camp, the group congratulate Neasa on her second straight individual immunity win, which has guaranteed her a spot in the final five. Neasa thanks her tribe mates, joking about her excitement over finally getting to wear it to tribal. Mayson stands by Isaiah and Sheamus, telling them both that they should vote Jenn, which they swiftly agree to, following the facade that their all male alliance is going strong.
|“||Mayson is saying to vote Jenn tonight like we're all good, but he's got no idea that he's about to get chopped tonight. I mean it's nicer to receive in Mayson's mind, we all saw that yesterday with his decision... so here Mayson, please receive our five votes... (laughs)||”|
Throughout the day, multiple conversations begin to take place, with Mayson trying carefully to speak with Fredrick, Neasa and Jenn without raising too much suspicion. Mayson manages to get Neasa on her own, telling her that they are going forward with the plan to vote out Sheamus.
|“||Sheamus not winning immunity today was perfect, and I'm glad that it was my puck that knocked his out of the way because it meant that I was the one who really sealed his fate here. It's a huge move on my part. Fredrick is still down for the move... and if the girls are on board then I can relax and keep telling Sheamus that everything is fine...||”|
- Good job...- Mayson
- Thank you!- Neasa
- I'm just so glad he didn't get it. You're sure you will be fine voting him out? Because you and him are...- Mayson
- ... It's nothing. Just body warmth. I'm sure you or Fredrick can take his place tonight when he's gone... (laughs)- Neasa
|“||Right now I'm telling both sides what they want to hear... I'm telling Mayson that I'm voting for Sheamus, and telling Sheamus that I'm voting for Mayson. I asked Jenn who she'd rather target, but she isn't too fussed as long as we can survive the fallout of tonight. On a personal level we'd rather vote for Mayson, but we need to think about who will beat us at the end. The most important person for me to speak to is Fredrick... and for the first time in the game I think someone else's decision may impact where I vote, because I need to make sure no matter what he and I hve a good working relationship after tonight, because I'll need his vote in a few days time when I want to get down to the final three.||”|
Neasa is able to join Fredrick alone by the riverbank, laughing as she sits next to him, with both knowing what the conversation will be about before any words are spoken.
- Hello you...- Neasa
- Hello... (laughs)- Fredrick
- Well, it seems you and I are going to be the kingmakers today.- Neasa
- It seems so. You've spoken to Mayson then?- Fredrick
- It was more Mayson speaking at me... but yes...- Neasa
- Ah, well no change there then. What are you thinking? I think he makes a good argument, but is it not a move that could be made further down the line?- Fredrick
- Absolutely if we have the three of us... but will we be able to keep immunity out of Sheamus' hands if Mayson goes? That's one less big guy for him to compete against.- Neasa
|“||Tonight I hold a lot of the power, which has become a recurring thing for me in the game. I'm always between warring sides and it's the way I've been playing the whole time. So far it has fared well for me, but tonight is the real test because if I make the wrong call I'll be paying for it with my place out here. I can either go with Mayson and the girls and vote out Sheamus, opening up the playing field for all of us and giving a more equal chance of winning to myself... or... I can stay with a Jaburu alliance, and get rid of Mayson, because truthfully if I want Sheamus gone I can do it in three days time... but it's about whether or not I think I can take the risk of giving Sheamus another chance to save himself with immunity.||”|
As the group pack their things, Sheamus continues to feel paranoid, concerned that his grip on the game may be loosening as the days go on, and that tonight he will face the first attempt at getting him out.
|“||My intuition is saying that I'll be seeing my name come up tonight. Nothing is adding up, and as much as I believe Mayson when he tells me that we're all good, I can't look past his meetings with the girls and the reasons he gave. It's funny because I'm effectively stabbing him in the back tonight, and I'm feeling paranoid that he might be trying to do the same to me. It all rests on my relationship with the girls, which I think I've put enough work into to keep me safe. I don't know. You never really know how much your friendships mean out here, and what I hold to high regard might be something others are willing to break just to progress further in the game.||”|
At tribal council, the group eagerly look as as Jeff calls in the members of the jury, clapping with joy as they see Hall amongst the jury, ecstatic to see him limping into tribal council. Neasa is asked about her recent challenge prowess, which she claims is down to "anything but physical strength", pointing out that the first win was purely due to knowing what her tribe mates think. Jenn is asked about threats in the game, claiming that everyone in their own right is threatening, although certain people have more of a target on their back. When asked who she is referring to, Jenn confidently states Sheamus' name, saying that it is "no secret" that he is the most popular member of the tribe. Sheamus admits he is flattered by the compliment, but that it concerns him to know how well liked he is, as it could give others a cause to vote him out. Mayson is asked about trust, which he claims is easier to find than expected, pointing out that as a group the six of them stuck together in eliminating the older women.
- But by that logic Mayson, you may have stuck together so far... but you're the only six people left, you will be turning on each other tonight.- Jeff Probst
- Absolutely, and I think that the trust I have in certain people here is strong enough for me to feel confident.- Mayson
- You feel confident tonight?- Jeff Probst
- Yes, because I've had conversations with several people and I think we're all playing logical games here.- Mayson
- Concerned at all that your decision not to let the tribe share the reward may count against you?- Jeff Probst
- Uh, a little... but generally no. I think we're all mature enough to see past trivial things.- Mayson
- Isaiah... Mayson's decision change your mind at all?- Jeff Probst
- Nope... I mean it shocked me, but it didn't change my mind. I'm voting the same person tonight regardless of what Mayson did.- Isaiah
Jeff goes through the vulnerable members asking who feels at risk, with only Sheamus and Jenn claiming to feel nervous about the vote. Jenn states that she wouldn't be surprised to end up as "collateral damage", whilst Sheamus notes his fears that others may want to turn on him at the late stage in the game, but that he hopes his friendships will be enough to keep him around "three more days". Mayson begins the voting, and is seen writing down Sheamus' name, with Sheamus' vote unsurprisingly also being Mayson. Jeff collects the full urn, ready to reveal who will be the next member of the jury after a six day absence from tribal council.
- First vote... Sheamus.- Jeff Probst
- Second vote... Mayson.- Jeff Probst
- Third vote... Mayson. That's two votes Mayson...- Jeff Probst
- Fourth vote... Mayson. That's three votes Mayson, one vote Sheamus...- Jeff Probst
- (mouth opens and slightly laughs)- Mayson
- Fifth vote... Tenth person voted out of Survivor The Amazon and the Fourth member of our jury... Mayson, you'll need to bring me your torch.- Jeff Probst
- Wow... (laughs)...- Mayson
Mayson pats Sheamus on the shoulder, mouthing "no hard feelings" as he takes his torch over to Jeff, still in shock over his blindside. Isaiah and Neasa are both seen smiling, albeit for different reasons. Delma nods to her fellow jury members, glad to see Mayson's choice to stick with new-Jaburu backfire as she predicted. The final five head back to camp, knowing that now they must turn on one another as they did to Mayson, leaving them all questioning which of them will be the next victim of a blindside.
Mayson (5 votes)
Fredrick, Isaiah, Jenn,
Sheamus (1 vote)
|“||You pitched a good plan, but we've already spoken about it. You're not needed to carry it out. Sorry.||”|
|“||Receive this... (laughs)||”|
|“||You talk down to people, you've been pretty unpleasant at times. I don't want to work with you...||”|
|“||Sheamus, you've earned my respect and I think you're an amazing competitor. It's for that reason that you've got to be the one to go tonight.||”|
|“||I hate that you were so sure you weren't going home, because I really wanted to tell you to pack your bag before we left, but couldn't resist a surprise vote off. I'll make sure one of the other boys packs it to bring to you after next tribal.||”|
|“||You're outside the group of five that became close after the swap. It's nothing personal, and I think you'll understand it when looking back.||”|
|“||Well, I'm glad that I went out in a shock because I would hate to have been suffering out there for days knowing I had no shot of winning the game. I don't know what changed people's minds, but I guess Sheamus has more of a hold on them all than I realised. Props to him, he's a great guy and I think he'll make a good representative for the season should he reach that top two.||”|
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