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TDT Survivor 12: Panama - Exile Island Spoilers
Filmed: November 6-7, 2005
Airdate: February 16, 2006
Episode at-a-glance: RC | Exile | IC | Boot | Vidcaps | Ep2 recap
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Vidcaps: Click to view
rc scene
PGA 15sec TV ad (2/11)
PGA 10sec TV ad (2/11)
snow nick and the one dwarf, icEp2 web promo (2/10)
Gallery of all Episode 3 vidcaps: Click here


Reward challenge: Catching balls over water - La Mina wins
The web promo makes clear that this challenge is the RC, and states clearly that someone from the losing tribe will be sent to Exile Island. Less clear, however, is whether the voiceover claim that "The winners get to choose" refers to who goes to Exile Island, or to something else.

As for the challenge, each tribe has a launcher and four tribe members on a perch over the water. The goal seems to be catching volleyball-sized objects flung from the launcher. We see Terry and Shane each catching one, and Aras apparently missing one (there's a missed ball behind Terry as he throws his back). Hard to conclude much from that. CBS does swear that "One Survivor proves to be an All-Star at the Reward Challenge, securing a major win for a starving tribe." Sounds like Terry, and Shane's in-camp freakout could be a reaction to losing a third straight challenge.
Reward Challenge vidcaps - Click thumbnail to view larger image
probst - rc rc from the beach rc - aras jumps, misses
rc - terry's catch rc - terry's catch rc - shane's catch

Exile: Bruce, again
bruce -exile clue from ep3Quartzeye at Sucks noticed that the footage of Bruce reading the exile clue in Ep2 actually contained a "glimpse of the future," since it says "Clue 3" when Bruce first opens it up (at right, click to expand). Later, it reverts back to the real clue Bruce would have seen during Ep2, which does not say Clue 3, and only has one section of the island crossed off. Good eyes, QE, and of course: way to edit, CBS!

We note that it's clearly Bruce, because whoever's reading it has a massive ring on his right hand, which looks identical to the one Bruce is wearing when he breaks the flint. Also, the shot of Bruce collecting the clue must have come from Ep3 originally, because his buff has been extremely poorly colorized to look orange (instead of the purple one he will wear in Ep3).
Additional exile vidcaps - Click thumbnail to view larger image
ring on hand of clue 3 reader bruce with fake orange buff bruce, with real ep2 clue
Immunity challenge: Full contact pillow racing - Casaya wins
Looks like a running-based, rugby-like version of Palau's sumo challenge (apparently with teams, instead of one-on-one bouts). Lots of shots of people running around with pillows, being tackled, being dumped upside down, and generally grunting a lot. We're not really sure what the rules are, but we can say that Casaya wins. Why? Well, see below....
Immunity Challenge vidcaps - Click thumbnail to view larger image
casaya runs in the ic ruth marie - ic more ruth marie dumpage
shane wrestles dan full nick gets smashed
danielle tries to smother misty snow nick and the one dwarf - ic austin vs aras

We've been told this week's boot is Dan Barry, astronaut. Good thing he made that final two alliance with Terry, eh? Not to mention their agreement with Austin to vote out the ladies first. Oh well.

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