Season 20 Episode 11

Going Down in Flames

Aired Wednesday 8:00 PM Apr 22, 2010 on CBS
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Episode Summary

There are now 5 villains and 5 heroes. The Villains get a map to the Heroes' beach in their tree mail and once they arrive there, the two tribes officially merge. Once they are merged, Parvati doesn't feel welcomed by the Heroes and Sandra tells Rupert the truth about the "all female alliance". Before Tribal Council, Russell thinks the Heroes will vote for Parvati. So he gives her his immunity idol without knowing that she already has one. But the Heroes ae testing Russell to see if he is really willing to join an alliance with them. Instead of Parvati, the Heroes really plan to vote for Jerri, while the Villains plan to vote out J.T.. Then at Tribal, Parvati gives Sandra and Jerri her two idols. A 5-5 tie is avoided, and Russell is exposed as a liar.moreless

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  • Best episode in the history of survivor.

    Parvati and her two idols is a legend to me. Biggest movie in the game ever.
  • Russel hands over his crown to Parvati... (Spoilers)

    What an amazing episode, the tribal council was one of the best I've ever seen, it's definitely fair to say that this is the premier season of Survivor. The two tribes merged into one, "Ying-Yang" but there was an obvious division between the heroes and the villains whilst both were fighting for power in numbers. This episode became very interesting because of Russel's false alliance with the Heroes and Sandra trying and failing to convince the Heroes that Russel is on the Villains for a reason. The immunity challenge was decent, I always like endurence challenges but the really brilliant part came at Tribal Council. I was truly shocked by what happened at Tribal as all the events of the last few days came to a climax, it was enthralling. Russel is a brilliant player, but tonight Parvati truly showed her worth, she saw right through Amanda's lies and might the decision that no one expected, but it also happened to be the right one. This season just keeps getting better and better.moreless
  • The Heroes and Villains merge to form Yin Yang. The Heroes think they have the game under control, but the Villains once again show who's in charge.

    Another episode, another excellent Tribal Council. In the previous episode Russell said he could not believe JT is a "Survivor" winner. I could not agree with him more. JT's stupidity continued to grow in this episode. Despite repeated warnings from Rupert and the rest of his fellow heroes, JT refused to believe that Russell was lying to him! What makes matters more unbelieveable, is that JT himself suspected he was being lied to but still refused to accept it! As far as Tribal Council goes, it's already been said by other reviewers. The greatest Tribal Council ever, hands down. Incredible.moreless
  • Unbelievable! If you missed it, you'll be killing yourself! It was just simply sensational! (Spoilers!!!)

    This was the best episode that I have seen, or at least the Tribal Council part of it. Having said that, I only started watching in 'Samoa'.

    The episode was interesting, and it was great to finally see the merge, and it was great to see Parvati already starting to irritate the Heroes.

    The challenge was quite exciting, and vey enjoyable to watch. I was quite happy to see FDanielle win it, and she deserved it!

    I also enjoyed the Tribal Council, which was incredible! What a move by Parvati, and it certainly paid off! Absolutely incredible, and very glad to see J.T. set home, as he wasn't on my favorites list.

    Keep it up, Villains, and make it to the end! Definitely cheering for Prvati, Jerri and Danielle!

    I would highly recommend thi episode, as it was simply sensational! Incredible ending, and you'd be crazy not to watch it!moreless
  • Russell is such a lair! JT is such an idiot.

    Russell is such a liar. And JT should feel like a you know what having giving the enemey the idol and that he also may have cost his team. Along in the process. Because after Sandra told the Heroes after the merge, about Russell. The Heroes biggest mistake was not targetting Russell. And that they should had done so. Forcing a tie and all of that. And Amanda, though I love her, really shouldn't had gave all the secrets to Parvati. And Parvati took advantage with two HII that she gave both to Jerri, who would had been the target of the Heroes as Parvarti not giving it to her, and Sandra. JT is an idiot as it came back to bite him and his tribe in the rear.moreless
Jeff Probst

Jeff Probst


Colby Donaldson

Colby Donaldson

Himself (Seasons 2, 8, & 20)

Jerri Manthey

Jerri Manthey

Herself (Seasons 2, 8, & 20)

Parvati Shallow

Parvati Shallow

Herself (Seasons 13, 16, & 20)

Candice Woodcock

Candice Woodcock

Herself (Seasons 13 & 20)

Courtney Yates

Courtney Yates

Herself (Seasons 15 & 20)

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Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (3)

    • For the first time, one player (Parvati) plays multiple Hidden Immunity Idols at a Tribal Council.

    • Rupert, Parvati, and Amanda become the only players to play the game three times and make the merge in all three.

    • This is the 14th season of Survivor where two tribes merged into one with 10 remaining players. Thailand had 8 (after having a fake merger with 10), while All-Stars, Palau, Cook Islands and Gabon had 9 remaining players at the merge.

      This was only the 4th time in Survivor history where the tribes merged on day 25, tying the record for latest merge with Thailand, All-Stars and Cook Islands.

  • QUOTES (11)

  • NOTES (2)

    • This episode features J.T.'s first time being voted out. It is his first time on the jury. Also, no previous winner has ever sat on a jury, therefore, J.T. is the first (and only) winner to ever sit on the jury. This episode also marks the first time a previous winner (J.T., Parvati and Sandra) makes it to a merge.

    • Danielle won individual immunity and J.T. was voted out in this episode.