Phillip Sheppard - Survivor: Redemption Island, Survivor: Caramoan

Seasons: 2 | Days: 57 | Wins: 0 | Final Three: 1 | Jury: 1

  • Survivor 22: Redemption Island (2011) - Second place, 1 jury vote.
  • Received one jury vote, to finish in second place (8-1-0) in Episode 14, "Seems Like a No-Brainer" (Day 39).

Phillip Sheppard on social media: twitter | Instagram

Phillip Sheppard - Career statistics

Challenge stats Tribal council stats Jury stats Overall scores
Season ChW ChA ChW% VFB VAP TCA TC% wTCR JVF TotJ JV% SurvSc SurvAv
S22: Redemption Island 0.64 11.02 0.06 12 17 13 0.91 1.23 1 9 0.11 1.08 2.54
S26: Caramoan 0.96 4.90 0.20 5 5 7 0.70 2.22 - - - 0.90 3.18
Career 1.60 15.92 0.10 17 22 20 0.84 1.59 1 9 0.11 1.05 3.05

 

Phillip Sheppard - Performance ranks

Challenges: MPF percentile

9%

Tribal: VFB% percentile

91%

Tribal: rVAP percentile

19%

Challenges: MPF percentile

1

Tribal: VFB% percentile

73%

Tribal: rVAP percentile

64%

Performance ranks are a quick visual measure of the contestant's season vs. historical data from all prior contestants, in three basic (scorable) categories:

1. Performance in individual challenges (MPF), as a measure of "physical game";

2. Ability to vote people out consistently (VFB%, or VFB/TCA), or "strategic game"; and

3. Ability to avoid being voted against (rVAP, or TCA-VAP) - which scales better than a percentage would - for "social/strategic game."

See also: Full glossary for all these abbreviations.

 

Phillip Sheppard - Challenge record

Crash Course - Ep7 RC/IC

Tribal/team challenge record (4-for-7)

  • Redemption Island Ep. 1 RC/IC: "Push It Uphill" - Competes, and Ometepe loses.
  • Redemption Island Ep. 2 RC/IC: "Smash, Grab, Smash" - Ball tosser for Ometepe, and again, Ometepe loses.
  • Redemption Island Ep. 3 RC/IC: "Spin Cycle" - One of Ometepe's wheel turners, and Ometepe 'wins' (Zapatera throws the challenge).
  • Redemption Island Ep. 4 RC/IC: "Toolin' Around" - With Grant, works one of Ometepe's two saws, Ometepe loses.
  • Redemption Island Ep. 5 RC/IC: "Smoko" - Blindfolded Phillip follows Rob's directions, Ometepe wins.
  • Redemption Island Ep. 6 RC/IC: "Beach Balls" - Phillip mostly watches as Natalie shoots, Ometepe wins.
  • Redemption Island Ep. 7 RC/IC: "Crash Course" - A bit of an anchor on the obstacle course, but, Ometepe wins.

 

Gang Hang - Ep9 IC

Individual challenge record (0-for-10; 1 sit-out): (Mean % finish: 38.1%)

  • Redemption Island Ep. 8 IC: "Rollerballs" - Phillip surprisingly lasts into the third (final) round (5th/12).
  • Redemption Island Ep. 9 (F11) IC: "Meso Soup" - Eliminated in the first rounds (bottom 5/11).
  • Redemption Island Ep. 9 (F10) IC: "Gang Hang" - Opts out to eat cheeseburgers instead of competing (tie-10th/10).
  • Redemption Island Ep. 10 IC: "Mayan Pizza" - Eliminated in first round (tie-7th/9).
  • Redemption Island Ep. 11 (F8) IC: "Log Jam" - Wins vs. Natalie in first round, loses to Ralph in 2nd round (tie-4th/8).
  • Redemption Island Ep. 11 (F7) IC: "Memory" - With Natalie, first people eliminated, on the 4th card (tie-6th/7).
  • Redemption Island Ep. 12 IC: "Step On It" - Only Natalie keeps him out of last place (5th/6).
  • Redemption Island Ep. 13 IC: "Bone to Pick" - Has a good start, but not very close at the end (3rd/5).
  • Redemption Island Ep. 14 (F5) IC: "A Numbers Game" - Once again, edged out of last by Natalie (4th/5).
  • Redemption Island Ep. 14 (F4) IC: "Meso Maze" - Stuck on three bags, but again saved from last by Natalie (3rd/4).

 

Hero challenge/ duel record: (0-for-0)

  • Redemption Island: None.

Nut Bucket - Ep5 RC

Tribal/team challenge record (7-for-12):

  • Caramoan Ep. 1 RC: "Water Slaughter" - With Brenda, wins the point against Michael & Sherri, and Bikal wins.
  • Caramoan Ep. 1 IC: "A Long Way to the Top" - With Cochran, tosses crates down from the first floor, but Bikal loses.
  • Caramoan Ep. 2 RC/IC: "Plunge, Pull & Pop" - With Malcolm, one of three ring tossers, and Bikal wins.
  • Caramoan Ep. 3 RC/IC: "Cell Block Sea" - One of the rope-tossers, Bikal wins.
  • Caramoan Ep. 4 RC: "Head and Shoulders" - One of the many platform support people, Bikal wins.
  • Caramoan Ep. 4 IC: "Smash & Grab" - Knocks down blocks at the end for Bikal, Bikal wins, again.
  • Caramoan Ep. 5 RC: "Nut Bucket" - Last of Bikal's two basket-holders remaining, Bikal wins.
  • Caramoan Ep. 6 IC: "Crate Outdoors" - Now switched to the new Bikal, which promptly loses big.
  • Caramoan Ep. 7 RC: "Hot Pursuit" - Competes, Bikal loses again.
  • Caramoan Ep. 7 IC: "Phoenix Rises" - Competes, Bikal loses again.
  • Caramoan Ep. 9 RC: "Jump Shot" - Part of the losing team (with Dawn, Malcolm, Andrea, Brenda).
  • Caramoan Ep. 10 RC: "Muddy Waters" - Part of winning team (with Dawn, Erik, Cochran, Reynold)

 

Caramoan Catering - Ep8 IC

Individual challenge record (0-for-3; 1 sit-out): (Mean % finish: 25.3%)

  • Caramoan Ep. 8 IC: "Caramoan Catering" - Makes it to second round, but not the 3rd or 4th (tie-4th/12).
  • Caramoan Ep. 9 IC: "Last Gasp" - First person to drop out (11th/11).
  • Caramoan Ep. 10 IC: "Keel Hauling" - Elects to sit out the challenge (10th/10).

 

Hero challenge/ duel record:

  • Caramoan: None.
Career totals - challenges
Team/tribal challenges
Wins: 11
Played: 19
Win%: 0.58
Sat out: -
Individual challenges
Wins: 0
Played: 13
Sat out: 2
Win%: 0.00
Mean% Finish: 35.2%
Hero challenges/ duels
Wins: 0
Played: 0
Win%: -
Mean% Finish: -

 

Phillip Sheppard - Tribal Council record

Final Three

Idols held/played (0/0):

  • Redemption Island: None, but he did "find" his buried shorts.

 

VFB - Votes for the person booted (12/13):

  • Redemption Island, Ep. 1: Francesca Hogi (voted out, 4-3-2).
  • Redemption Island, Ep. 4: Kristina Kell (voted out, 4-3).
  • Redemption Island, Ep. 8: Matt Elrod (voted out, again, 6-5-1).
  • Redemption Island, Ep. 9 (F11 vote): Mike Chiesl (voted out, 6-5).
  • Redemption Island, Ep. 9 (F10 vote): David Murphy (voted out, 6-4).
  • Redemption Island, Ep. 10: Julie Wolfe (voted out, 6-3).
  • Redemption Island, Ep. 11 (F8 vote): Ralph Kiser (voted out, 6-2).
  • Redemption Island, Ep. 11 (F7 vote): Steve Wright (voted out, 6-1).
  • Redemption Island, Ep. 12: Andrea Boehlke (voted out, 5-1).
  • Redemption Island, Ep. 13: Grant Mattos (voted out, 4-1).
  • Redemption Island, Ep. 14 (F5 vote): Andrea Boehlke (voted out, again, 4-1).
  • Redemption Island, Ep. 14 (F4 vote): Ashley Underwood (voted out, 3-1).

 

VAP - Votes against (17):

  • Redemption Island, Ep. 1: Two votes, from Francesca, Kristina.
  • Redemption Island, Ep. 2: Two votes, from Matt, Kristina.
  • Redemption Island, Ep. 4: Three votes, from Rob, Grant, Kristina.
  • Redemption Island, Ep. 9: Five votes, from Mike, Ralph, Steve, Julie, David.
  • Redemption Island, Ep. 10: Three votes, from Ralph, Steve, Julie.
  • Redemption Island, Ep. 12: One vote, from Andrea.
  • Redemption Island, Ep. 14: One vote, from Ashley.

 

RECORD: Phillip's 17 votes against during Redemption Island remains the single-season record for most votes against without being voted out.

 

Jury votes received (1/9):

  • Redemption Island, Ep. 14: Received one jury vote, from Ralph Kiser, to finish second (8-1-0).

Ep10 Tribal Council

Idols held/played: (0/0)

  • Caramoan: None.

 

VFB - Votes for the person booted (5/7):

 

VAP - Votes against (5):

  • Caramoan, Ep. 5: One vote, from Brandon.
  • Caramoan, Ep. 10: Four votes, from Malcolm, Reynold, Eddie, and Erik (voted out, 4-0-0, after Malcolm & Eddie played their respective idols).

 

Jury votes made (1/1):

  • Caramoan, Ep. 14: Voted for John Cochran (who won, 8-0-0).
Career totals - Tribal Council
Hidden idols
Found: 0
Played: -
Votes voided: -
Voting record
VFB: 17
Tribals: 20
VAP: 22
Jury votes
Made: 1
For winners: 1
Received: 1
Total jurors: 9

 

Phillip Sheppard - Pictures
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    Redemption Island intro shot
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    Redemption Island intro shot
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    Pre-game interview
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    Opening sequence
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    More opening sequence
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    The coveted first-confessional spot, Ep1
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    Still on the plane
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    Seeing the returnees
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    Hooray, we could get stuck with Russell Hantz.
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    The Ometepe tribe, now complete
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    Meeting and greeting the star
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    Talking to the lovely Ometepe ladies
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    Time for smooches!
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    Getting Kristina 'on board,' early in Ep1
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    The young man in his prime and the sea
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    The very short-lived alliance with Kristina and Francesca forms
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    Another Ep1 confessional, probably about running the game
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    Phillip will not be interrupted, thank you.
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    Ometepe, ready for the Ep1 IC
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    Pushing the Ometepe blocks
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    First loss
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    You're looking at the new leader of your tribe
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    Ometepe, heading to the first Tribal
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    The calm before the storm
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    Ometepe tribe, Ep1 Tribal Council
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    Fran-sesk-qwa
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    Ep2 confessional, discussing Federal Agentry, animal nature, etc.
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    Hunting
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep2 IC
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    Not joining Matt in congratulating Zapatera
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    Ometepe, back at Tribal again, Ep2
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    Time for talking
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    Ready to go, Ep3 IC
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    Not noticing Rob finding the idol clue, Ep3
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    Watching Grant dig, Ep4 IC
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    Sawing planks, Ep4 IC
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    Ometepe, ready for Rob to order them around, as usual (this time in the Ep5 IC)
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    Ometepe wins!
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    Phillip appears to enjoy the Ep5 donut reward
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    Ometepe is ready to go, Ep6 IC
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    Pre-challenge listening to Probst
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    Skillfully advising Natalie on ball-handling techniques
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    Announcing the creation of Stealth-R-Us 1.0, Ep6 reward
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    (bonus action scene)
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    Observing the Ep7 Duel, with Boston Rob
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    Ometepe, about to enter the Three Little Pigs course
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    Giving Rob a boost up, helping him achieve his goals (in this case, Ep7 IC)
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    Shooting baskets
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    Ometepe wins!
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    Mass excitement at the Ep8 duel
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    Giving sage advice
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    Round 1 of the merge IC
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    Still going, Round 2, Ep8 IC
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    Still in it, Round 3
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    Feathered up, ready to go, Ep9 F11 IC
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    Murlonio, listening to Probst
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    Watching the final round from the traditional bench
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    Chatting with Andrea
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    Now listening to Probst, pre-Ep9 F10 IC
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    Opting out of Gang Hang in favor of cheeseburgers
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    Putting in a solid effort
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    In full feathered form
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    Enjoying the Ep10 duel
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    Communicating with ancestors, right as the Cineflex chopper happened to be just passing by the camp. Talk about a coincidence!
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    Further discussing this remarkable coincidence
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    Ready to give the Ep10 IC a spin
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    About to start 'Mayan Pizza'
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    Trying to reach the second round in the Ep10 IC
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    Observing Matt and Mike's continuing survival, Ep11 Duel
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    About to roll Natalie, Ep11 F8 IC
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    Taking on Ralph, somewhat less successfully
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    Murlonio, preparing to vote out Ralph, Ep11
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    Oh, yay. A memory challenge, right at Tribal (Ep11, F7 IC)
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    Hoping Mike makes the right choice, Family Visit/Ep12 Duel
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    He did
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    Ready to climb some stairs, 'Step On It,' Ep12 IC
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    Putting in a somewhat perceptible effort
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    Watching the Ep13 Duel
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    So long, Ralph
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    There has to be more to this challenge than what Probst just said, doesn't there?
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    Eh, apparently not (Ep13 IC)
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    Ensuring his spot in the final three
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    Watching the final duel, Ep14
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    Welcoming Andrea back to the game, temporarily
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    Maybe this will be the start of an immunity run! Eh, probably not.
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    Rites of Passage
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    Wait, there was a 'Russell' on this season? Are you sure?
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    The final four, ready for one last challenge.
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    Listening to Probst, final 4 IC.
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    Enjoying Rob's victory
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    Follow the leader.
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    The Final Three, facing the jury
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    At least he got Ralph's vote
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    Caramoan intro shot
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    Caramoan intro shot
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    S26 pre-game interview
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    Leading the S26 favorites' pre-game lineup
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    Confessional, one of the very few featured in CBS's pre-season ads
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    He brought the guns
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    In camp (pre-season ad footage)
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    Fresh off the chopper, Ep1
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    Bikal, cheering on Dawn & Erik, Ep1 RC
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    Yay, Favorites
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    With Brenda, fist bump for luck
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    Dragging Michael, Sherri, and Brenda
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    In camp, with his #1 fan, Corinne
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    Bikal reads the Ep1 IC treemail
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    Arrival, first IC
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    Flag bearer for Bikal
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    Running back
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    Watching the tossing
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    Bikal tribe, Ep1 Tribal
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    Making a statement
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    Part of Bikal's winning ring-toss team, Ep2 IC
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    Bikal wins! Ep2 IC
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    Getting Bikal to the end, Ep3 IC
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    Ho hum, Bikal wins again
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    Bikal tribe, ready for the Ep4 RC
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    Moving Brenda along
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    Bikal wins reward!
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    Taking notes from Tata, at Bikal's Ep4 in-camp reward
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    Anchoring the Bikal tossing stage, Ep4 IC
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    Taking aim
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    Bikal wins again! Ep4 IC
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    Holding up a Bikal basket - Nut Bucket, Ep5 RC
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    More holding
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    Yah, mon!
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    A fun-filled discussion with the Persona Non Grata
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    This should go well
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    Getting rid of Brandon, Ep5 'Tribal Council'
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    Bikal gets themselves switched, Ep6
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    Thankfully, this new Bikal remains Hantz-free
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    With new Bikal, finally getting around to this Crate Outdoors thing
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    New Bikal, still listening to Probst
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    Same thing, even closer-up
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    Rolling crates with Julia, Ep6 IC
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    Finally getting the crate in
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    NuBikal's grand total: 1 crate placed
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    The new Bikal tribe attends Tribal Council for the first time
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    About to get caught, Ep7 RC
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    ...aaaaand caught
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    Giving false hope to Julia
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    Listening to Probst again, Ep7 IC
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    And then there was a revote, and then another fan went home. Yada, yada.
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    Yay, new faces to control! Ep8
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    Checking for spies, post-merge
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    Filling Andrea in on what happened at Bikal
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    Enil Edam tribe gets its first treemail
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    Enjoying the first round of the gross food challenge
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    Ready to go, round 1, heat 2, Ep8 IC
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    Moving on, unlike Reynold and Brenda
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    Taking a refreshing nap, as Malcolm plots the overthrow of Stealth-R-Us
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    Enil Edam tribe, first post-merge tribal
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    Inducting Sherri into Stealth-R-Us, Ep9
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    Still in it at 1 hour, Ep9 IC
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    Well done, Brenda
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    Ep9: the 'Hold Up, Bro' tribal council
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    Putting on a performance to get Malcolm to burn Reynold's idol
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    Mission accomplished: 'Hold up, bro'
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    The team voted least likely to succeed, Ep10 RC

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    Shooting baskets again
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    They won! Ep10 RC
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    Enjoying the formerly clean pool, Ep10 reward
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    No idea what kind of challenge this is. If only there were a hashtag to help us
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    In retrospect, it probably wouldn't have mattered much
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    Welp, this tribe is on lock-down. Time to relax.
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    Ep10 Tribal Council, post-double-idol reveal. Not going so well.
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    Go ahead, burn your idols. Do it.
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    And that was that. Snuffed, Ep10.
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    Phillip Sheppard - Interviews

    Pre-game interviews

     

    Post-game interviews

    • Rob Cesternino at RHAP (5/16/11): "Federal Express: Survivors Phillip and Natalie"

    Pre-game interviews

    • Gordon Holmes at MoreWhatnot.com (2/12/13): "I Have to Get the Girls to Like Me Better"
    • Dalton Ross at EW.com (1/24/13): Pre-game interview
    • CBS Survivor: Caramoan "Meet the Cast" (YouTube)

     

    Post-game interviews

    • Rob Cesternino at RHAP (4/18/13): "Talking With the Latest Player Voted Off of Survivor - 4/18/13"
    • Gordon Holmes at MoreWhatnot.com (4/18/13): "Phillip: 'Malcolm Hated That I Was Running (The Game)'"
    • Grady Smith at EW.com (4/18/13): "Malcolm 'Was Threatened By Me'"
    • Daniel Fienberg at HitFix.com (4/20/13): "Phillip Sheppard Talks Survivor: Caramoan"
    • Steve Helling at People.com (4/20/13): "Phillip Sheppard: 'It's Obvious I'm Not Crazy'"

     

    Phillip Sheppard - Bios

    From his EW photo caption:

    "In what sounds like a plot twist straight out of Xanadu, Phillip was recruited for the show when casting director Lynne Spillman saw him rollerdancing. Philip considers Rupert, Coach, and Boston Rob his favorite players, and insists that being one of twelve siblings will help him get along with large groups in the game. And while he's excited about playing, there is one thing he is not looking forward to about the experience. 'Well, to be candid about it, defecating in an environment where other people could potentially see you or there might be a camera catching you — that's not too exciting.' (For anyone.)"


    From his official CBS bio page (1/11/11):

    "Personal Claim to Fame: Being a father to my son and being able to take risks in life. I say 'yes' when others may say 'no.'

    Inspiration in Life: Medical Professionals - they save lives in real time.

    Hobbies: Chess, basketball, skating and sport training with weights.

    Pet Peeves: People who think they know everything and yet do nothing and watch others do the work.

    Survivor Contestant You Are Most Like: I am my own man!

    Reason for being on Survivor: I love the idea of competing and proving I still have what it takes to prevail in new challenges that are completely outside my normal everyday life.

    Why you think you'll 'survive' Survivor: I come from a large family (12 brothers and sisters), and as such I've become a creative problem-solver and good talker in stressful situations where others would give up.

    Why you think you will be the sole Survivor: I am a go-getter. As a former Special Agent with the former Defense Investigation Services, I honed my interview and investigative skills to persevere when others are being evasive or less than forthcoming."

    From his official CBS Caramoan - Fans vs. Favorites bio page (1/11/13):

    "Previous Season: Survivor: Redemption Island – Made it to the final 3

    Current Residence: Santa Monica, Calif.

    Occupation: Chief Executive Officer of Enter Software Sales

    Personal Claim to Fame: Having served as a soldier in the U.S Army and being a Special Agent.

    Inspiration in Life: My son, my family and people in Healthcare, the Fire Department and Police Officers who save lives in real time.

    Hobbies: Skating, basketball, weightlifting and people.

    Pet Peeves: People who act like they know everything and do nothing.

    3 Words to Describe You: Outgoing, intelligent and a competitor.

    If You Could Have a Couple Things on The Island What Would They Be and Why?

    1) Picture of my son who I love very much. 2) Buddhist Meditation Bowl

    Survivor Contestant You Are Most Like:  Smart players – Boston Rob, Andrea Boehlke and John Cochran.

    Reason for Being on Survivor:  To win one million dollars and outwit the other contestants again.

    Why You Think You’ll 'Survive' Survivor: I’m a hard worker who easily adapts to the elements in the wild.

    Why You Think You Will Be the Sole Survivor: I am smart, can read people well, and I finished 2nd last time around as the The Specialist."