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Eighteen players -- including two of the biggest villains in the history of the game -- venture to Nicaragua to outwit, outplay, and outlast in the classic game of survival for a million dollars. And THIS time, there's a possibility for them to come BACK from Redemption Island! Twenty castaways, 39 days... only ONE Survivor!

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Host Jeff Probst
Creator Charlie Parsons
EP Mark Burnett
Charlie Parsons
David Burris
Jeff Probst
Packager Mark Burnett Productions
Survivor Productions
Castaway TV Productions
Origins San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua
Web cbs.com/survivor
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Don't You Work For Me? (Zapatera)
March 9



Wow...who'd'a thunk Russell would be deep-sixed like this? The GOOD news for this third-time Survivor is that he isn't going home...yet. He heads to Redemption Island to await a duel. He THINKS, according to what was told to him, that Francesca would be awaiting him...but it was actually Matt who had won the first Challenge. Needless to say, he is PISSED that his tribe threw a Challenge just to vote him off. But he's cool; he'll just kick Matt out at the duel, await his tribemates to show up one by one and pick 'em off like metal ducks at a shooting gallery!


Stephanie and Krista, like cult members whose leader was arrested, are scared as hell now. They know that, after the next lost Challenge (deliberate or not), they will be gone next. They're only hope is finding that Individual Immunity Idol. Too bad Ralph already has it. Ralph wasn't planning on letting anyone know he does...but, with Russell's girls sunbathing, he gathers the Alliance of Six and lets them know he has it. Everyone seems happy to learn this, especially Mike. He thinks that, if Russel DOES get redeemed, the lack of a 3I will prevent him from staying longer.


Again, it's time to choose who'll witness the duel.
You can draw stones or you can "Roshambeau"

Or discuss it, like civilized folks...
But do it quickly; remembering only TWO can go.

This time we pick our spotters, namely Ralph and Sarita. And they cannot WAIT to see if Russell gets his at last!


Redemption Idol Arena awaits us. As does Uncle Jeff. As does Matt and Russell. As does Phillip and Kristina from Ometepe as THAT tribe's spotters.

For the Duel, both men must stack up small bricks on a long platform that goes up and down and up and down. There are a finite number of bricks and they all have angled bottoms tro balance easier on the platform. The object to set the blocks in such a way that, when knocked down from the beginning, they fall like dominoes to a ball at the end, knocking the ball loose to roll down and destroy a tile. First to do that stays at Redemption Island. The other...gone for good. Oh, and watch the tripwires along the way; tripping on one of them could rock the platform and knock the tiles down prematurely, forcing you to start all over again.

"Survivors ready...go!"

The stacking starts. The tripwires don't seem to be an issue as both stack without incident. Russell sets a number and goes back for more while Matt seems to grab a bunch, toss some ahead of him and work on the previous section beforehand. Matt has his lined-up first and gets ready to go, Russell stopping to watch. Matt knocks the first down...they fall about halfway...but then stops. Matt needs to re-stack while Russell goes back to working. Shortly, Russell gives it a go. A few close shaves happen...but it stops on the final upswing. Both men work like crazy now. Matt puts up another block or two, Russell scrambles to put his blocks upright. Matt is ready to try again. Up, down, up, down, up again......and the ball is loose! CRASH! The tile breaks! The impossible has happened!!


And...the tears start to flow from the fedoraed eyes of Russell. He can't believe it. But he'll be damned if he ain't going out swingin'! He says his team threw the last Challenge just to ditch him. He calls himself an all-pro quarterback in a team of "pee-wee leaguers". Ralph then speaks from the gallery, saying that Russell didn't share the clue to the 3I...even though he had already found it. Ralph goes to show it to Russell...but Sarita asks him not to. Ralph smiles and says he was joking. Phillip, the so-called ex-Feddie, says that Ralph was NOT joking and he KNOWS it. Russell then tells about the Allianc of Six, which makes Phillip smile. Russell, despite having his Buff(TM) burnt, is now (in his words) still in the game vicariously through Ometepe. Uncle Jeff sends us off, again saying that what was SAID and what we choose to SAY was said is entirely up to us.


Everyone is stoked about Russell being gone...but wasn't too much when they learned Russ spilled the beans. Stephanie and Krista...well, like cult followers whose leader had just committed SUICIDE in jail, they feel VERY bummed. Now they KNOW they're next on the chopping block. Steph complains about the team throwing the Challenge, but Mike argues that the tribe's synergy is much better now. "You have to lose one at some point," he says, "to get rid of the plague.".


More Tree-Mail:


Teamwork and ruggedness
Are the solutions to win.
Creativity and performance
Are good places to begin

Sending a tribe mate away
Is never in your plan
What you'll need today is
Trust. In your hands.

Well, hell, we have a GREAT builder on our side in Ralph the Rooster! Julie is superstitious and she fears that the "throwing" of three days before could come back to haunt them...


To Challenge Cove we go again, watching Ometepe hand over the Idol that is back up for grabs. Remember the Craftsman(TM) tools we got at our camp? Well, it's time to show how well you can use them.

It's a tag-team affair with each member having to cross a balance beam before starting on their task. One member starts with a crowbar to open up a crate. Then another uses the shovel IN said crate to dig up a hatchet. Another uses said hatchet to cut through a log holding up two straight saws. Two MORE use the saws to cut through a wooden wall to make timbers with holes on the side. Two OTHERS use said planks to create a bridge up to a platform. Finally, EVERYBODY runs up to the platform with their toolbox (and all the tools used) where one unties a hammer and another hammers in three nails on a 'bench' enough to break small tiles beneath. First tribe to get their toolbox on the hammered 'bench' gets to relax while the other drags their carcasses to Tribal Council.

Not only THAT...but the good folks at Sears(TM) will ALSO give the winning tribe a complete barbecue set, complete with a mess o' meat and fresh veggies! We sit Krista out...but she doesn't seem particularly thrilled about it.

"Survivors ready...GO!".

Crowbar: Rob vs. Ralph. Not even close; the "Rooster" gets it open quick, leaving Rob behind. Shovel: Greg vs. Julie. Julie has a lead, but Greg digs like a madman. They both find the hatchet at about the same time. Hatchet: Rob vs. Ralph II (not everyone has to take a turn, y'know). Both do rather well...but Ralph's a lumberjack and he's AWESOME. He drops the saws and tags in Mike and Steve before Rob is half-way through the log. As Zapatera start on the planks, Rob finally looses the saws and runs back.

Saws: Phillip/Grant vs. Mike/Steve. Zapatera is through two planks before Ometepe even have theirs untied. The two in purple move fast and hard, switching sides when need be. The orange...not so much; quite slow and not very effective. Do I have to say Mike & Steve finish first? Didn't think I did. Planks: Rob/Kristina vs. Steph/Sarita. The S-girls have a HUGE head start, but their puzzle-solving skills could be better. Still, they get three planks in place before Ometepe even finishes SAWING the planks. Rob, ever the puzzle-master, works things out fairly quickly, closing the gap. Still, the ladies finish first and run to get everyone. Rob and Kristina finish just as Zapatera climb up on the platform.

Now it's down to the hammers. It's Ashley vs. Steph to untie the many, many knots. It looks close...but Steph, having the head start, gets it done first. Ralph grabs the hammer and, with a total of twelve poundings of it, break the thee tiles with the nails! David puts the toolbox on the bench...and ZAPATERA WINS IMMUNITY AND REWARD! Ralph, prodded by his tribe, shows everyone WHY he's "The Rooster" with a loud crow of victory!


"I haven't thought about sex in two weeks," complains Mike. "All I've been thinking about is food!" Everyone else seems to be the same way. Ralph, especially; he wants to lick the justard off Steve's nose, not wanting to waste a DROP! David says the tribal spirit is high. More importantly, he says he wouldn't want to be Ometepe right now, wondering what do to knock their number down to six.

And WHAT did they do? Well...


To view this episode in its entirety, along with extras and blogs, as well as information on how to become a contestant, go to cbs.com/survivor.