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Episode 13: "Big Win, Big Decision... Big Mistake?" Filmed: July 30 - August 1, 2005
Airdate: December 8, 2005
Episode 13 vidcaps (newest sets below) | Full gallery: Click here
steph wins ic?Vidcaps:
Ep13 20-sec TV ad vidcaps

Aired 12/4/05
danni doesn't win IC?Vidcaps:
Ep13 10-sec TV ad vidcaps

Aired 12/3/05
Episode description
Video: Watch the CBS web promo. (Someday, maybe)
CBS: "- Feeling deceived after a tribemate's ousting, one Survivor confronts the Tribe.
- After a big win, one Survivor has a big decision: try and break the "car curse" or risk it all to drive away with a new car.
- One Survivor's car decision creates a rift at camp. Will this affect who goes home next?"
Other vidcaps: Post-Ep12 TV preview (12/1) | Ep13 web promo (12/2) | NCAA 12-sec TV ad (12/3) | 10-sec TV ad (12/3) | 20-sec TV ad (12/4) |
A sprinkling of pre- and post-challenge reaction shots in the post-Ep12 preview and the web promo. But Cindy is shown (biting her nails) with her back to the lake, while the other four are shown reacting to something Cindy or Probst has said/done. So it looks like "After a big win, one Survivor has a big decision: try and break the 'car curse' or risk it all to drive away with a new car" refers to Cindy. As the web promo makes clear, she has to choose between a car for herself, or a car for everyone but her. We say screw it, they're going to vote you out anyway, so take the car. Generosity certainly didn't help Judd, now, did it? Cindy may think otherwise, however.

As for the challenge itself, glimpses of challenge structures (balance beams, maybe?) are visible behind them. The web promo shows paddle throwing (and an apparently recycled shot of Rafe racing to answer a question from Ep11). So it's likely this challenge is the (yawn) "Super Challenge," exhuming bits and pieces of past challenges. Or it could just be a rerun of the paddle toss. Either way, not too surprising that Cindy wins, we guess.
REWARD CHALLENGE vidcaps - Click to expand
torrent spam danni - rc danni - rc cindy - rc 4x torrent spam
steph - rc probst - rc cindy wins car curse? so long cindy rafe, steph

Somewhat confusing, since it's in the same spot as the RC, and everyone's similarly dressed. But this looks like the IC (or at least, the web promo pointedly says "Only one chance at the final four" over this challenge). Looks pretty straightforward: get keys and removed cuffs/locks as quickly as possible.

Who wins? We'll go with Stephenie. First off, she's shown crying, which she last did at a challenge in her first tribal win in Ep1. This would be her first individual win, and it's possible she might need it. Plus her hair's different from the gasping RC shots, and her buff is rotated ever so slightly (clockwise) from those shots as well (while also matching the lock-picking pics). The Cindy scowl may be at narrowly losing this one. Or just an extraneous shot. Whatever. Steph wins?

IMMUNITY CHALLENGE vidcaps - Click to expand
ic layout hike to ic ic arrival ic steph - ic
rafe, cindy - ic lydia - ic steph wins ic? probst - ic cindy loses ic?

ToothOfTime's final four does not include Cindy. Feel free to put as much or as little credence in that as you see fit, although it seems unlikely that information could have been miscommunicated. Plus, clearly, Cindy is on the outside of the core Rafe-Steph-Danni alliance, and is a huge challenge threat. So it makes sense. Should Cindy win immunity, the next person to go would be Lydia, it appears. Or maybe Danni.

But we were told Cindy makes the final five, which seems like an odd thing to claim if she went further than that. So early leanings are for a Cindy boot here. Still, it's theoretically possible that Lydia could go instead. But not very likely.

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