Season 2 Episode 11

Let's Make a Deal

Aired Wednesday 8:00 PM Apr 05, 2001 on CBS
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Episode Summary

As the days grow longer and the temperature increases, the energy-less Barramundi Tribe quickly shifts into survival mode, trying to find a way to get food, since they only have one cup of rice left. At the Reward Challenge, everyone is treated to some food during a Survivor Acution, but it doesn't last long, and it does not give the tribe energy enough to sustain themselves. It's obvious how tired the players are during the strenuos Immunity Challenge, which Colby wins, and later, Jeff Probst makes a deal with the castaways to trade all of their tarps for more rice to last the final thirteen days in the Outback. The survivors make the trade, but how will they cope without shelter? The issue is put on the back burner as the Ogakor alliance votes off Nick, making him the third member of the jury.moreless

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  • Definitely a case of Barramundi withering away into nothingness... almost.

    Well this was certainly an interesting episode, but more in tersm of the tribal life than the tribal council. There was an Auciotn which gave the castaways some much needed food and drink, bu t sadly that was only a short-term thing and they became ill and hungry very quickyl again.

    Jeff presented an interesting tradeoff - shelter for food. Certainly it seeme d as though Barramundi was going to fade away into nothingness with no rice and no or little means of catching fish. The tradeoff was a very interesting idea, and now that they have their food, it will be interesting to see them cope with the rain which will inevitably come.

    No real shocks at Tribal Council, although I liked Nick's reasoning when he voted for Keith. He had brought no bags and Nick though t that was arrogance.

    If I was Amber, I would have flipped and worked for Kucha after seeing my tribe betray my closest ally at the previous TC, but she stuck with Ogakor for some reason. She's definitely on the bottom of the totem pole.

    CAn't wait to see the remainder of this game played out!moreless
  • The tribe trades rice for food and votes off Nick.

    The episode begins with Amber feeling isolated when the rest of the tribe voted for Jerri without telling her. Also there is little rice for the remaining fifteen days left. Instead of a reward, there is an auction where they could bid on food and drink including river water which Amber bought without knowing what it was because it was covered. After the auction, everybody except Colby and Amber got sick because their bodies were not getting enough food for the past month. At the immunity challenge, Keith almost won then celebrated too early and Colby came from behind to win it. After the challenge, Jeff came to their camp and offered them rice for their camp. They agreed and started to build a new shelter. Then at tribal council, Nick became the tenth to be voted out of the tribe. This was an excellent episode because the shelter being taken away from them and the auction and them getting sick after it.moreless

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    • Everyone's a winner during the Reward Challenge, a Survivor Auction where the castaways bid real money for food that Jeff offers. Among the winnings are Colby's iced coffee and power bar, Elisabeth's chicken and mashed potatoes, Rodger's cheeseburger, and Amber's bid on the mystery item, a tall glass of river water.

    • Colby wins his first Immunity Challenge.

    • Nick is voted off in this episode and becomes the third person to join the jury. So far, Alicia, Jerri, and now Nick constitute the jury that will decide who wins the game.


    • After Jerri is voted out of the tribe, Keith sings "ding, dong, the witch is dead," and then whistles the rest. This is the song that the Munchkins sing in The Wizard of Oz, celebrating the death of the Wicked Witch of the East.

    • During the Reward Challenge, Jeff Probst sells a food item to Colby, saying, "Once, twice, sold to the Movie Star." Ironically, the nickname becomes a reality years later in the recently-released movie Red Eye, in which Colby Donaldson plays a security gaurd with a speaking part.

    • During the Immunity Challenge, Tina sings an old kid's song called "There's a Hole in the Bucket." She sings this because of the hole in the large bucket that the contestants need to fill up in order to win the competition.