Season 11 Episode 13

Big Win, Big Decision, Big Mistake?

Aired Wednesday 8:00 PM Dec 08, 2005 on CBS
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The tribe is now down to Five. At the Reward Challenge, the Survivors are given a chance to win a car. Cindy ends up winning the car but is surprised by a twist: Jeff reveals that the winner of the car has never won the game, and some fans have claimed that the pattern is a curse. To thwart the superstition, Jeff gives Cindy the option to give up her newly-won car and give one to each other player in the game. A distraught Cindy decides to keep her own car and chooses Stephenie to come with her on the Reward, an overnight stay at an archeological dig. In the Immunity Challenge, Stephenie manages to unwind herself from a series of poles before the others, pulling off her first individual challenge victory ever, securing her a spot in the Final Four. At Tribal Council, the "car curse" continues when Cindy's irritated tribemates vote her out of the game unanimously.moreless

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  • Such asad episode! :(

    Really disappointed with how this one played out.

    No one can blame Cindy for keeping a car, especially as someone who has never ever owned a brand new car in their lives. She made the right decision.

    However, someone like Rafe is like 'I would've given it up in a heartbeat'. It's very easy to say that when you don't actually have a car to give away. Not so easwy to do that if you actually won the challenge.

    Immunity Challenge was not as good as Reward, but it was so suspenseful at the end! Stephenie was in tears after her first ever win! She deserved it!

    But I still think Stephenie's biggest downfaall is that she definitely betrayed anyboyd and everybody. I'd love for her to win more than anything, but sadly you can't play like this and expect to collect the million dollar cheque.

    Really sad that Cindy went! She was such an amazing contender and she deserved to go further! She'll be missed!

    I definitely hope Lydia or Rafe doesn't win. That would be devastating. And I don't think the jury will vote for Stephenie over any one of these people, so that leaves Danni. I hope the underdog can collect the money! It would be the perefect comeback story if she were to win!

    Good luck Danni and Stephenie!!! Can't wait to waitch the finale! :)moreless
  • Cindy Should've won

    I wish Cindy didn't get voted off. But guess what she determines who wins and who loses so hahaha. it was funny judd smiled when cindy said that to them about thinking of them in her new car. That made me mad that they voted her off i wanted either her or gary to win but now no one deserves to win survivor.
  • Just stop bragging about the car!! Oops, too late.

    It's not so much a curse, but it’s the nature of the beast. At this point of the game, its a lot more "they've already won something, why should they win more" than anything else.

    I really thought Cindy had a chance. But, as often happens, she annoyed people at a time when she should have kept quiet.

    Nice move on the producer’s part, giving her the option of giving everyone else cars. It forced Cindy to reveal her true colors and the reason everyone plays the game, greed.

    How has Lydia stayed around for so long? Oh, right, it’s the Lil syndrome. Keep around someone who you know won't win a challenge, so you'll look better us against him or her in the finals.

    As much as I like Danni and Rafe (I thought he'd be the first to go), Steph will win. She's the only won who knows that it doesn't matter who she makes mad by voting them out, against Lydia she'll win. She won't bring Danni, because Danni has played a fairly honest game (I don't think anyone is ever really honest) and hasn't betrayed the jury. She won't bring Rafe, because he won't make it that far (if he looses immunity, he's gone).

    Congrats, Steph, way to learn from your previous trip.

  • Good one yet again

    Cindy's big mistake was that she should had given all four of the contestants their cars.

    And that is why she paid for that mistake by not going into the final four. I think Step is indeed in command and that she is a take charge kind of person. She is running the show big time!! I think Dani and Step will be in the final two.
  • Episode: Big Win, Big Decision. Big Mistake?

    Episode: Big Win, Big Decision. Big Mistake?

    Oh dear lord! What was Cindy thinking by keeping that car? I knew at that exact moment she would be the next to get sent packing. To make it worse, she rubs it in to the rest of them "oh my new car this, and oh my new car that". The "curse" lives on!

    But the biggest surprise came at the end at the tribal council vote when we see that STEPH voted her off too! That should show all you Steph lovers what a back stabbing biotch she really is!

    Ahead -- all I can say is Rafe, Danni and Lydia better wake up and get rid of Steph when they still have the chance to!moreless
Bobby Jon Drinkard

Bobby Jon Drinkard

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Cindy Hall

Cindy Hall

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Danni Boatwright

Danni Boatwright

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Gary Hogeboom

Gary Hogeboom

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Jamie Newton

Jamie Newton

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Jeff Probst

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