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Episode 14

Ep.14: "Spirits and the Final Four"

Published: August 29, 2012

For the finale, final nods to Probst, Epic IC builds, Twila, and of course, Chris. Plus an in-depth evaluation of the finalists' perfomances in front of the jury. Was Chris as flawless as advertised?

Episode 13

Ep.13: "Eruptions of Volcanic Magnitude"

Published: August 22, 2012

Volcanoes continue to grab the spotlight, so you'll never guess who wins the Trolly. Hint: Not Scout, Chris, or Eliza.

Episode 12

Ep.12: "Now Who's in Charge Here?"


As Ami's run of dominance comes to a close, finally a legit prize for her, as well as for Chris, and others.

Episode 11

Ep.11: "Surprise and... Surprise Again!"

Published: August 8, 2012

Chris and Eliza and loved ones take the prizes, but we somehow failed to reward Chris for his epic trolling (pictured).

Episode 10

Ep.10: "Culture Shock and Violent Storms"

Published: August 1, 2012

Even though we could have awarded the pig again, we instead found room for Scout, Julie, Leann, and... unnamed villagers.

Episode 9

Ep.9: "Gender Wars... It's Getting Ugly"

Published: July 25, 2012

Out come the knives... to slice off awards for... (yes, finally!) Pigs! And Scout and Chris, we guess.

Episode 8

Ep.8: "Now the Battle Really Begins"

Published: July 18, 2012

As the merge finally arrives, Chris starts his race to the finish line, Rory leaves (sniff), and Julie paints a heart for Probst.

Episode 7

Ep.7: "Anger, Threats, Tears... and Coffee"

Published: July 11, 2012

More prizes for the suddenly (and thankfully) saved Rory, of course. But also for Scout and... Julie?

Episode 6

Ep.6: "Hog Tied"

Published: July 4, 2012

Yeah, yeah, the usual suspects (Rory, Scout, Ami, Chris) take home the titles. But aren't you at least happy we didn't give a prize to the pigs?

Episode 5

Ep.5: "Earthquakes and Shakeups"

Published: June27, 2012

Oh sure, Survivor pulls off a swap, and... none of the contestants themselves get awards. Sorry. But Mt. Yasur and the Yasur chief's necklace do!

Episode 4

Ep.4: "Now That's a Reward"

Published: June 20, 2012

Dah makes his glorious cameo, entrancing the entire Yasur tribe (mostly Lisa), and winning himself an award. But don't forget Rory (and Lisa)!

Episode 3

Ep.3: "Double Tribal, Double Trouble"

Published: June 13, 2012

With two votes (some of them classic ones, as shown), there was a lot to process. But Eliza, Bubba, Chad, and John K. come up with trophies.

Episode 2

Ep.2: "Burly Girls, Bowheads, Young Studs & the Old Bunch"

Published: June 6, 2012

While the Spirit Stone garnered most of the attention this week, we still found time to recognize JP and Eliza, among others.

Episode 1

Ep. 1: "They Came At Us With Spears!"

Published: May 30, 2012

In the battle of the sexes for our weekly awards, the men came out on top (of the balance beam), with Chris, Brook, Brady, and Sarge all snagging, er, "honors."

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