Quit or Not Quit"
Filmed June 26-28,
Airs Sept. 25, 2003
- When one tribe wins the first Reward Challenge, they learn
of a new twist: one member may visit the losing tribe's island
pillage and loot one item from their supplies!
- A tribe is stunned when one Survivor confesses a desire to quit
- Rupert, Morgan tribe's "Blackbeard," goes into a rage
after learning that a tribemate has lost something crucial to Morgan's
survival, but is determined to recover it at all costs.
- It's a desperate battle of mind and body for Immunitiy, where
every last second will decide the winner in a photo finish you
CHALLENGE/ Pearl (Islands) diving- Drake wins
not immediately obvious what this challenges involves (it looks,
apart from the clothes, remarkably similar to the IC below),
but it appears to eventually involve pulling a treasure chest
out of the water. Since Ryan O. is shown running toward the water,
part of it may involve people diving for and retrieving things
one player at a time. Drake has Christa, who swims "like
while Morgan is stuck with Osten, who charitably describes himself
as "not a strong" swimmer. Osten is likely the tribe
member who has trouble in the water, possibly requiring help
from the crew (as reported by Vanillaslave on EZ, and later hinted
at by Probst). With the emphasis on plundering the losers' camp,
and the later focus
on a Morgan
to quit, it seems a straightforward guess that Morgan loses this
one. (Intro shots of Lillian and Rupert swimming probably come
from this challenge as well. Hopefully they get to keep the diving
masks). No doubt Ryan S. will get blamed again.
CHALLENGE/ Heave ho! - Drake wins again
one looks a little simpler to call. While the challenge itself looks
complicated, involving pulling a raft (possibly the other tribe's)
onto the beach, and presumably up into a hexagonal area further
up the sand (shown behind Morgan in the caps below). Luckily, promo
shots obviate the need to spend too much time thinking about this,
especially since the CBS ad copy promises a "photo finish."
Vidcaps below clearly place the raft-tugging as the IC, due to the
presence of the happy-go-lucky impaled skull idol (we like to call
him "Pokey"). Conveniently, rhe intro shot of an ecstatic
Jon leaping into (Burton's?) arms also appears to match this challenge,
giving us the likely winner. Tijuana's tear-soaked intro shot (while
pulling) matches this challenge, as well. Not that the internal
feuding at Drake and the alleged Morgan quitter won't be used to
distract us from this outcome.
descriptions of two consecutive bootees, possibly the first two,
several weeks before the cast list was released. The first
bootee is reported to be "a youngish athletic woman,
about 5'6", with short ash or platinum blonde hair." The second is
said to be "a young, tall, skinny guy, who looked younger
than the girl, but very unhealthy." Since Nicole is now
gone, the next bootee must be the young skinny guy.
Ryan S. appears not long for the game,
both in his desire for McDonald's food and his general emaciated,
bug bite-ridden appearance. That and his isolation from the rest
of the tribe, and perceived (by Andrew, anyway) lack of effort.
Plus he's a perfect match for the male bootee described in the
He might also be a good guess as the volunteer for booting, especially
if Andrew's "motivational" speeches ("It's all that Ryan S.'s
fault! Sure, I was busy stripping, but he's skinny!") keep up.
Too bad Jon wasn't on Morgan, so he could have seen teenage girls
Of course, it's also possible that someone else wants to quit. Since
Andrew is the one complaining about it, the only other options are
Osten and Ryan O. It's possible
Osten gets overwhelmed, what with all the drowning, and the palm-frond
snakes, and such. He also looks to be the person in the "Who
quits?" vidcap. We suspect the promo
shot with Osten and Andrew on the beach, in which Osten says "Hell,
no!" may be Andrew questioning Osten on his intentions. Even
so, since he in no way matches SNN's
description of the second bootee, he must not get his wish to be
booted. Ryan O. is possible, but this would seem to reverse his
easygoing, group-nudity conformist persona from the first episode.
So we'll stick with Mr. Shoulders for now, for the boot.