Survivor

Season 13 Episode 5

Don't Cry Over Spilled Octopus

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Aired Wednesday 8:00 PM Oct 12, 2006 on CBS

Episode Recap

It's Day 12 on Raro. Freaked by the unexpected booting of J.P., the men are doing more work around camp than before. Nate notes that he, Adam, and Brad could be on the chopping block. Over on Aitu, Cao Boi is annoyed by the women of his tribe-- specifically Candice, Sundra, and Becky-- because they don't pull their weight.

The reward challenge is a test of brute strength. Each tribe is divided into three pairs. Each pair must hold down a pulley that is loaded with bags of weight. The two extra members of each tribe periodically add bags of weight to pairs from the opposing tribe. Raro wins easily, on the strength of Adam and Nate, and garners fishing equipment, spices, and wine. Raro sends Jonathan for his second trip to Exile Island.

Back at camp, Adam catches an octopus-- the octopus actually wraps itself around Adam's leg-- and Cristina and Jenny go to the water to prepare the octopus for dinner. After Jenny leaves, a wave causes the pot to spill, washing away some of the octopus. The tribe blames Cristina for being careless, but Cristina says she thought Jenny was watching the octopus. Cristina's problems continue, as her bossiness around camp is rubbing her tribemates the wrong way.

Meanwhile, the Aitus are worried that their island doesn't have enough food. Cao Boi, Ozzy, and Jessica decide to sail to Raro island in search of coconuts. While they're gone, the alliance of Yul, Becky, Jonathan, and Candice ask Sundra to be their fifth.

At Raro island, Cao Boi, Ozzy, and Jessica soon run into the Raro tribe lounging at the beach. The Raros are a bit put off by the Aitus' barging into their camp. They let the three Aitus stay for a while, but Cao Boi bores the tribe with his extended storytelling.

Immunity challenge. Jonathan returns from Exile Island and plays coy about whether he found the hidden immunity idol. Then it's on to the two-part challenge. For the first part, two people from each tribe walk from one raised platform to another, while the rest of the tribe stands underneath and carries poles with small disks at the top to use as "stepping stones." When that is done, all eight tribe members must squeeze themselves onto a very tiny raised platform without falling.

Both tribes complete part one, but as Raro tries to squeeze itself onto the platform, one false move causes everyone to fall off. A more coordinated Aitu gets it done and wins immunity.

At Raro, Cristina seems to be the consensus choice for the night's boot. However, during a walk with Nate, Stephannie absent-mindedly jokes that she wouldn't mind going home and having some mashed potatoes and gravy. Nate takes this as a sign that Stephannie doesn't want to be there, and tells the rest of his tribe. With the mashed potatoes comment-- plus the fact that Stephannie volunteered herself for eviction at the previous tribal council-- the tribe concludes that she has mentally checked out.

At tribal council, in a unanimous vote, it is indeed Stephannie who gets booted.
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