Season 13 Episode 9


Aired Wednesday 8:00 PM Nov 09, 2006 on CBS
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Before the Reward Challenge, members of the Aitu and Raro tribes are both offered a chance at mutiny and to switch tribes. From Aitu, Candice and Jonathan took advantage and went over to Raro.

Now a tribe of four, Aitu managed to win the Reward Challenge of a breakfast and a chance to look at pictures and letters from home, strengthening the tribe.

Aitu then wins the Immunity Challenge sending Raro to Tribal Council. Nate questions the trust of Jonathan, but Brad admits to not trusting any of his other tribemates and was voted out.moreless

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  • Ep 8: Two Aitu members switch tribes, Raro still loses

    Boy, what a great twist. It was a classic Survivor switch-up, with Jeff offering each tribe a chance, before the Reward Challenge, to jump ship and switch tribes. For awhile, I was positive that Aitu was solid, but as it turns out, Candice is a sneaky player and she jumps ship, leaving Yul's alliance in the lurch.

    If that wasn't ridiculous enough, Jonathan follows her, leaving Aitu with four members and Raro with six. It's a great moment for the season, and probably one of the better shake-ups in Survivor history, up until this point. However, the ramifications aren't seen in this episode, as Aitu bonds and whoops Raro in both challenges. I'm a huge fan of underdogs, so when Aitu beat Raro in both challenges, I was happy.

    Things get really interesting on the Raro side. While it seems logical to get rid of Jonathan, since he's a loose end that doesn't really fit, Nate brings up a great point: Jonathan will never be able to switch back to Aitu's alliance. He's indebted to them, so it's unlikely that he'll ever flop again. As a result, Brad, who has always sort of been a fringe player in Raro, gets the boot. Even more surprising is the fact that Brad is a member of the jury, something that is likely to affect his decision in terms of who he would vote for at the end.

    At this point, it seems like Raro will be able to simply pick off Aitu members one by one. However, that group is solid, and Yul still has the hidden immunity idol. If those members can win individual immunity, and Yul uses his idol wisely, the tables can turn yet again.moreless
  • Fascinating, absolutely!

    This episode is an iconic episode in the course of Survivor. Something happens that hasn't happened before and hasn't happened since (at least at time of writing). An episode to truly remember and one that is definitely pivotal in the course of this game.

    Candice ws the star of the show. She is cut throat and I love it! Some might think she betrayed an alliance but I think she is a terrific player! One of the best on tihs season for sure. As for Jonathan, he followed someone's lead blindly, and it could cost him. He doesn't fit in as well as Candice over there, but if he can fanegle his way to the merge, you never know!

    Brad didn't seem to fit in with Raro so the vote wasn't a surprise. What definitely surprised the castaways is his incluison on the jury. This is not a surprise for someone who has eventually seen later episodes before this season, but for someone watching things cronologically, it is a big turning and shaking point and a huge shock!

    Looking forward to see how this game pans out!moreless
  • As usual the guys are not capable of sticking together...

    ....and they vote out Brad instead of Jonathan (or Candice) for some reason.

    But I don't think it will matter that much though.

    Candice Candice Candice! Sometimes one might make hasty moves, and this was certainly one that I think will mean that you shot yourself in the head. Maybe you were too eager to play the endgame with Adam and Pavarti "overthere", and couldn't wait. I think it was a spontaneous desicion that totally revealed your intentions, and also totally revealed Pavarti and Adam. And of course, what could Jonathan do, he immediately followed as he knew he was on uncertain territory, given her a lot of deadweight to carry into that new tribe. Sneaky of her to right away start to backstab-talking about Jonathan. Now revealing the whole caucasian alliance she probably just killed them all.

    On the flip side, that Mutiny made Ozzy and Yul's team sooo much stronger, and I think in a way it was a blessing for them. They got quickly rid of two people without any social drama, and could bond and find new loyalties with each other.

    Candice's mutiny probably was the turning point for the whole game...and I don't expect it to be in her favour. I feel she just made Yul and Ozzy more powerful.

    Kind of rooting for the Yul/Ozzi-team now, and it will be exciting to see if they can form some sort of new allicance.

  • Without this episode, Survivor Cook Islands would definitely be a different story.

    In a shocking twist, Jeff Probst announces that the teams may mutiny and join the other tribe. Everyone is pretty sure no one will do anything. Raro believes Brad would mutiny, but doesn't. Yul, Ozzy, Becky, and Sundra are then completely blindsighted by Candice and Jonathan's decision to mutiny. Pivotal move, and Aitu is now losing hope, but then winning the reward challenge changes things. Yul, Ozzy, Becky, and Sundra learn to work together, become stronger people to overcome any possibilities, and create a bond and friendship. Aitu 4 till the very end.moreless
  • Candace and Jonathan leave their tribe

    Before i start my review, it's Christmas Day and I only watched this episode yesterday so I'm a little late in my review. I didn't know who won until I accidentally saw it in the forum when I was scrolling down. It would have been nice if people didn't write the winner's name in the subject and just alluded to the fact that that thread is about "the winner" instead of the person's name. Now that I know, is there really any point in watching?

    I was surprised that Candace decided to go to the other tribe. That told me a lot about the kind of person she really is. You don't abandon your team no matter what. I was even more surprised when Jonathan decided to go as well seconds before time was up. I would have made sure that one of them was sent packing since I, like Nat, could never trust either one of them given the fact that they felt no allegiance to their former team.

    I was shocked that Brad got the boot purely because I would have thought one of the defectors would have suffered that fate.<br>Jonathan certainly knew how lucky he was as the expression on his face said it all. He was mighty lucky but his days are numbered.

    Good episode though because I thought it would go one way and it did not!moreless
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Becky Lee

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Brad Virata

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Candice Woodcock

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Jeff Probst

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Jenny Guzon-Bae

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