"Crazy Fights, Snake Dinners"
Episode Information
Version: United States
Season: Panama
Episode Number: 3/16 (171)
Original Release: February 16, 2006
Viewership (in millions): 16.98[1]
Ratings/Share (18-49): 6.3/16 Summary: Link
Episode Chronology
Previous: "Breakdown"
Next: "Starvation and Lunacy"

Crazy Fights, Snake Dinners is the third episode of Survivor: Panama.


Night 6

Casaya returns to camp, welcoming Bruce. Bobby recaps the events of Tribal Council. Bruce asked where the water source is. When asked if he is good with Fire, Bruce say they don't need fire to boil water. Bruce states in a confessional that the tribe was good hearted but need all of his skills and knowledge. Bruce explains the is going to filter water out of t-Shirts. In a confessional, Bruce believes he can read multiple people. Shane describes Bruce as neurotic. But as much as Shane wants Bruce to be quiet, he has to let Bruce do his thing. Bruce impressed most of his tribe with his method of water filtering, but Courtney remains skeptical.

Day 7

At La Mina, Ruth-Marie is smashing snails. She makes a confessional about the lack of food, aside from snails and crabs. Sally and Ruthie eat what little they could but Misty didn't want to. Nick talks about the deteriorating condition of the tribe. Despite winning the fishing gear in the last Reward Challenge, the tribe has minimal knowledge on how to use them. Austin wonders how did Sally lost the spear. Unfortunately for La Mina, they mostly catch poisonous puffer fish. However, Terry manages to catch a small, but edible fish. Everyone was excited about it. Austin and Sally made confessionals about Terry's catch.

The tribes gather for the challenge. When asked about looking better, Casaya said they are, thanks to Bruce. After explaining the challenge, The reward was water tins, tarps, comfort items, lanterns and fuel and rope. The challenge was relatively even, resulting in a tie. However, La Mina won the challenge and exiled Bruce to demoralize Casaya.

La Mina returns to camp, happy with the victory. Terry reviews what they won and was stoked. Later that night, La Mina improves their already good shelter. This was made easily because said shelter was designed for a tarp. This makes the storm that comes in much more tolerable, keeping everybody dry. They thought about Bruce and feel sorry for him. Terry talks about how exiling Bruce was a tough decision but was needed to be down to weaken Casaya at the Immunity Challenge. At Exile, Bruce is miserable due to the rain, which prevents him from looking for the idol. Bruce talks about how he spent more time on exile than on any tribe.

Day 8

Danielle asks if the water is boiled, which Courtney is just starting. Courtney reviews the events of yesterday and views Exiling Bruce as the most evil thing they could do. Courtney tries to remove the water pot from the fire when Shane announces that he has a "thinking seat" and asked the others to not sit in it. Danielle asks why, Shane says he picked it and yells he'll get another. Aras, in a confessional, states the problems of the tribe was in the personalities. He finishes by saying he is in an alliance of "nut balls". As Courtney and Danielle try to get the water pot out of the fire, Shane walks over. Courtney asks for his advice, but Shane says you got them there. Cirie comments about Shane and Courtney clashes, yet they willingly aligned with each other them and hate each other. Shane and Courtney start fighting. Courtney comments in a confessional that she believes that Shane chose her to take his angst out. Shane calls Courtney a lunatic, but is trapped with her due to swearing on his son's life.

At La Mina, Sally talks to Austin and Nick about making an alliance. Misty massages the younger men's shoulders. She talks in a confessional about how Sally is working on the younger men because of a natural boys club and how is she natural flirty. Sally talks about how smart Misty is and that they make a good team. The younger women talk about how good they would be if they hit the merge. Austin talks about how he is the swing vote in a confessional. Sally states in a confessional her goal is to show that Terry is a power player and is going to target during the merge.  

The tribes converge for the challenge and Bruce returns from Exile. Jeff retrieves the idol and explains how the challenge works. In the first round, Cirie scores for Casaya. In the second round, Nick scores for La Mina, making it a tie. In the third round, Austin pulls Shane towards the La Mina mat to get ahead 2-1. In the fourth round, Aras uses a yoga trick to loosen Nick's grip from the bag and steal it. This ties the score, 2-2.  In the final round, Bobby grabs Ruth-Marie's bra straps and dragged her to the Casaya mat, winning his tribe immunity.

La Mina returns to camp, disappointed in losing. The tribe agrees that Casaya won because they are heavier. Terry states that he wanted to bring the tribe to the merge intact, but we have to do what we have to do. Dan talks to the other men about voting out Ruth-Marie for being the physically weakest. However, Austin points out Misty's dismal challenge performance. Dan and Terry decide on Misty for her intelligence, in addition to her challenge performance. The younger women talk to Nick about voting out Ruth-Marie because she was weaker and less able to contribute than Dan. In a confessional, Misty states that Ruth-Marie has been struggling and it would the most advantageous for herself and the tribe that Ruth should go. Nick and Austin talk about who to vote. Austin talks in a confessional about his position.

At Tribal Council, Everyone but Ruth-Marie dips their torch in a fire. Jeff asks Terry, Dan, and Sally about how their survivor experience is doing so well. Jeff asks Austin about the food situation. Upon hearing Austin's answer that the tribe is not eating much, Jeff asks about the spear. Austin reveals that Sally lost it. Misty was asked if that the tribe was in pretty good shape, which she confirms. He then asks her if the women are expected to step up and if La Mina is a team. Terry is asked if the tribe is unified, they how are they going to vote someone out. Jeff points out that Ruth-Marie was the only former Casaya to be on La Mina. When its time to vote, Misty votes against Ruth-Marie. Terry votes against Misty. Nick votes for the person who is the least strong person of the tribe. When the votes were tallied, Misty had enough to eliminate her from the game. Without the Immunity Idol, Misty was voted out of the game. 


Challenge: Cross Fire
Three tribe members launch balls into the air while the other four tribe members stand on a balance beam. Each launcher will launch two balls a round, one at a time, while the others try to catch it. The first tribe to five points wins reward.
Reward: A tarp, lantern, fuel, blankets, pillows, water cans, and rope.
Winner: La Mina (exiled Bruce Kanegai)

Challenge: Battle Dig
Each tribe races out to one of five circles, digs to find a bag buried underneath the sand, then get back to the finish mat with the bag. The first tribe to get three bags wins immunity.
Winner: Casaya

Tribal Council

Tribal Council 3:
La Mina
S12 misty t
Misty (5 votes)
S12 austin tS12 dan t
S12 nick tS12 ruthmarie tS12 terry t
Austin, Dan, Nick, Ruth-Marie, Terry
S12 ruthmarie t
Ruth-Marie (2 votes)
S12 misty tS12 sally t
Misty, Sally
S12 misty bw
Misty Giles

Voting Confessionals

(voting for Misty) Only in the game of Survivor would I make this vote. Our talks on faith have inspired me so much. You have an unlimited potential. Lord bless you, sweetie.


(voting for Misty) Misty, you're a smart girl, strong, and intelligent. I wish it didn't have to be this way. Someone has to go tonight, and the alliance picked you. Take care of yourself; see you later.


(voting for Misty) This is with an extremely heavy heart, but I'm voting my alliance.


(voting for Misty) Misty, you definitely have the right stuff, and I hope to be at the launch when your dream comes true and you head off to the moon. I'm really gonna miss you. This is a tough vote tonight.


(voting for Ruth-Marie) This is just team play; that's all.


(voting for Misty) Misty, I'm voting for you tonight. It was a very hard decision, but it's just a matter of the tribe and the strength of the tribe. I think also that you're probably the least strong member of the tribe. I'm very sorry, but it was an amazing engagement with you, an amazing five days with you.


(voting for Ruth-Marie) My vote tonight is for Ruth-Marie. You're an amazing woman. This is all about going with the tribe. I've learned a lot from you. I hope your kids know how great you are.


Final Words

Tonight was definitely a shock to me. I didn't expect it so soon, that's for sure. I was excited and I thought we had a great thing going. It is obvious I was outplayed and outstrategized. I had a good time out there. I met some great, great people. I wish my tribe the best of luck.

Misty Giles

Still in the Running

S12 tina bw
S12 melinda bw
S12 misty bw
S12 aras t
La Mina
S12 austin t
S12 bobby t
S12 bruce t
S12 cirie t
S12 courtney t
La Mina
S12 dan t
S12 danielle t
La Mina
S12 nick t
La Mina
S12 ruthmarie t
La Mina
S12 sally t
S12 shane t
La Mina
S12 terry t