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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  • 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

    If ever there were 'heroes' and 'villains' in a reality TV show, the pivotal event of this episode certainly goes far to unmask the characters and intentions of the players in this piece of social theatre.

    As soon as Jeff offered up the chance for each of the contestants to switch tribes, the one person i half-expected to do so without hesitation was Jonathan, staying true to the self-serving, Machiavellian conniver we've all come to love to loathe.

    What blew me, however, was the fact that Candice chose to backstab her supposed allies in such a public forum. Cute as she is, i didn't think she thought it through as thoroughly as she should have, considering the implications of such a move. Then again, maybe the cute ones are the ones you should be most wary of.

    Maybe she thought she would be more comfortable hanging out with the other crowd, with a greater number of her ilk (i.e. original Raro members). Or maybe it was just Adam, to whom she had been exchanging fleeting glances for a while now (the makers of Survivor don't miss a beat, don't they?).

    With a few seconds remaining in the alloted 'mutiny' opportunity, Jonathan was beginning to disappoint me. However, with Candice's impetuous - or cunningly devious, whichever way you look at it - decision to flip, Jonathan's hand was forced, being inexorably linked to his fellow Raro tribemate after stirring the pot with his scheming ways back at Aitu.

    To me, Jonathan's particular strategy of having a finger in every pie in this series of Survivor had sealed his fate long before this moment, no matter his decision to mutiny or not. But the fact that he did was just all the more fitting to the overall storyline and goes to show how small innovative tweaks to a trusted formula can make any old series even more compelling. Again, kudos to the makers of Survivor.

    However, the irony of this episode - as Nate alluded to - was the fact that the one eventually voted out, Brad, was the one who opted to stay loyal when all signs indicated he should have jumped ship. He would have known from his independent rhetoric back at camp that he was on the outer, but probably chose to stay for fear of what message such a betrayal would have said to both tribes.

    Whether out of fear or favour, he chose to weather it out in a fractured tribe that he hoped would emerge triumphant in the end. Unfortunately for him, they didn't and he paid the ultimate price. As a consolation, he became the first member of the jury and it should be interesting to see how he'll vote in the end.

    Again, Brad's decision not to jump over to Aitu was all the more fitting as it revealed not only the intentions of individual players, but also the true character of both tribes. It showed that Aitu as a whole were far greater than the sum of its parts and that Raro, fresh from gaining two new members, were a disjointed, lumbering group with no direction or focus, who were rich in physical numbers but poor in heart and soul. Having Brad join Aitu would have diluted such a wonderful tale of heroic underdogs overcoming treachery and adversity.

    Seeing the remnants of the Aitu tribe banding together to win the challenges against the odds gave me such a buzz, especially the come-from-behind immunity challenge win that could have read like a script from a movie. And the tears from Sundra after the reward challenge revealed the signifcance of such a win and just made you want to barrack for them even more.

    The heart-felt exchanges and more tears from everyone (including the normally reserved and clinical Yul) as they savoured their spoils from victory was a reward to watch in itself. Yet again, the producers of Survivor come to the fore by replacing the valued, but increasingly staid, message-in-a-video from loved ones with paraphernalic snapshots from each of the tribemember's lives. In effect, this not only let each to re-invigorate their emotional well-being, but also gave the others a glimpse into one another's lives, thus allowing them develop a strong bond with each other in a short space of time.

    And to witness Ozzy, who up until this episode was generally regarded within Aitu as a handy guy to be kept at arm's length, proudly proclaim that they were "a team to the end now" just made you wish you were apart of this Aitu tribe.

    That's the level of emotional fulfilment i've come to love of Survivor, and if the rest of this series follows the same spirit as this episode, we should be seeing yet more of the Aitu four. Well, that's my happy ending i'm hoping for, at least.moreless
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