The Hidden Immunity Idol

Season 11, Ep 8, Aired 11/3/05
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  • Episode Description
  • Tensions flare in the Mayan temples when Yaxha and Nakum merge into Xhákúm and Bobby Jon instantly clashes with the abrasive and stand-offish Jamie. The following morning, the former Yaxha tribe members immediatley get to work while the powerful former Nakum members, who outnumber Yaxha, sit back and relax, conspiring who would be best to vote off next. Later, the players are shocked to discover that somewhere in the jungle is a hidden immunity doll that could secure one of the players safety until the final four. At the Immunity Challenge, Jamie lays everything out on the table as he makes it clear that the former Nakum tribe, six strong, will be voting as one, picking off each of the four former Yaxha members one by one. Despite Gary's victory, this is exactly what happens at Tribal Council when Brandon's torch is snuffed, although Jamie now has almost everyone against him.moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Bobby Jon Drinkard

    Himself (Seasons 10 & 11)

  • Brandon Bellinger

    Himself (Season 11)

  • Cindy Hall

    Herself (Season 11)

  • Danni Boatwright

    Herself (Season 11)

  • Gary Hogeboom

    Himself (Season 11)

  • Fan Reviews (8)
  • What an interesting series of events!

    By amazing_race, Mar 12, 2012

  • Above average but sad to see Brandon go!

    By JPPT1974, Nov 28, 2005

  • What a frustrating episode!

    By donutsfordinner, Nov 05, 2005

  • That Jamie.....

    By stephanieb88, Nov 05, 2005

  • A tribe divided, hidden immunity, Brandon gone

    By TootPeed, Nov 04, 2005

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (10)

    • Jamie: We just gotta stand here with a pot on our head. You're a pot head!

    • Rafe: I've kind of had this really sad realization - am I a member of the Axis of Evil?

    • Stephenie: An Immunity Idol, that's cool and all, but we're like, starving.

    • Rafe: I'm searching for the Immunity Idol, and I reach up and put my hand in a hornet's nest. That is a signal from the Mayan gods that I am not meant to find this idol.

    • Judd: I gotta take a leak. Maybe I'll take a leak all over the idol.

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    Notes (4)

    • The two tribes merge into one, Xhákúm, in this episode. The players now compete individually and will always wear red buffs.

    • Upon merging, the survivors receive tree mail announcing that hidden in the jungle is a six inch immunity idol. Whoever finds the idol may use it to save himself from being voted out of the tribe. Whoever finds the idol may choose to keep their find a secret until they decide to use it. The catch - the power expires when it comes down to the final four, and it must be revealed before the vote. No one finds the hidden idol in this episode.

    • Gary wins the first Immunity challenge of the newly formed tribe, "Pot Head," where the participating players must balance a pot on their head for a maximum of one hour. At the end of the hour, a tie-breaker round ensues, where the five remaining survivors race to the top of the Mayan temple while balancing the pot.

    • Brandon is voted out of the new tribe, narrowly missing the first seat on the jury.

    Trivia (2)

    • Unlike all other Survivor seasons, this merge is not celebrated by a grand feast. Instead, it takes place at the Immunity Challenge, where only four participate in it.

    • For the first time in the series, an immunity idol can be obtained by one of the players outside normal competition. They are told by Jeff Probst that an idol is hidden in the area around the camp and, once found, can be used, once only, from that night up until the Final Four competition. It goes unfound for this episode...

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