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"Dead Man Walking"
Survivor ep8 sg 0001 2
Jonathan, Lisa, and Abi on the tribe's fishing boat.
Episode Information
Season: Philippines
Episode Number: 8/14 (351)
Original Release: November 7th, 2012
Viewership (in millions): 10.31[1]
Ratings/Share (18-49): 2.8/8 Summary: Link
Episode Chronology
Previous: "Not the Only Actor on This Island"
Next: "Little Miss Perfect"

Dead Man Walking is the eighth episode of Survivor: Philippines.


Night 19

Day 20

Day 21

Day 22



Challenge: Catch of the Day
Castaways are split up into two teams of five. One at a time, they must go out in the water and clip a rope to a fish basket containing pieces to a flag puzzle. The other teammates would then drag them back to shore. The first team to assemble the puzzle will win reward.
Reward: A river cruise lunch.
Winners: Yellow Team

Reward Challenge: Catch of the Day
Result Team Competitors
Won Yellow
S25 denise tS25 jeff tS25 jonathan tS25 lisa tS25 malcolm t
Denise, Jeff, Jonathan, Lisa, & Malcolm
Lost Blue
S25 abimaria tS25 artis tS25 carter tS25 michael tS25 pete t
Abi-Maria, Artis, Carter, Michael, & Pete
Role Breakdown
Role Blue Team Yellow Team
Swimmers #1 S25 abimaria t S25 jeff t
Swimmers #2 S25 pete t S25 jonathan t
Swimmers #3 S25 carter t S25 lisa t
Swimmers #4 S25 michael t S25 denise t
Diggers S25 artis t S25 malcolm t
Puzzle Solvers S25 michael tS25 pete t S25 jeff tS25 jonathan t


Challenge: Snake in the Grass
Each castaway must traverse a series of hurdles to retrieve bags of puzzle pieces. First three to finish will move on to the final round, where they have to use the puzzle pieces to form a snake. First contestant to finish the snake puzzle wins Immunity.
Winner: Jonathan Penner

Immunity Challenge: Snake in the Grass
Round Final Preliminary
Placement Winner 2nd 4th
Castaway S25 jonathan t
S25 jeff tS25 pete t
Jeff & Pete
S25 abimaria tS25 artis tS25 carter tS25 denise tS25 lisa tS25 malcolm tS25 michael t
Abi-Maria, Artis, Carter, Denise, Lisa, Malcolm, & Michael

Tribal Council

Tribal Council 8:
S25 jeff t
Jeff (5 votes)
S25 abimaria tS25 artis t
S25 lisa tS25 michael tS25 pete t
Abi-Maria, Artis, Lisa, Michael, & Pete
S25 pete t
Pete (4 votes)
S25 carter tS25 denise tS25 jeff tS25 malcolm t
Carter, Denise, Jeff, & Malcolm
S25 abimaria t
Abi-Maria (1 vote)
S25 jonathan t
S25 jeff bw
Jeff Kent

Voting Confessionals

(voting for Jeff) Well, I said you were Plan B, but I think this was actually Plan D or E.


(voting for Pete) Pete, it was fantastic to watch your little alliance just kind of implode on itself.


Final Words

You know what pisses me off? 'Cause I think I've made about 60 million dollars playing baseball, and I want this frickin' million dollars in this game. And it's not even a million bucks! It's 600 grand by the time Obama takes it! I'm a Game 7 World Series loser. You know, I've played in the biggest games in the world and the worst games in the world, but this just sucks!

Jeff Kent

Still in the Running

S25 zane bw
S25 roxanne bw
S25 angie bw
S25 russell bw
S25 dana bw
S25 dawson bw
S25 katie bw
S25 rc bw
S25 jeff bw
S25 abimaria t
S25 artis t
S25 carter t
S25 denise t
S25 jonathan t
S25 lisa t
S25 malcolm t
S25 michael t
S25 pete t


Behind the Scenes

Life at Ponderosa

  • Jeff Kent is welcomed by R.C. Jeff apologizes for his bad judgment call for not taking R.C. and Michael into his alliance.
  • Jeff Kent lost 22.5 lbs. in the 22 days he was in the game. Medics then confirm that his MCL was torn (as he speculated when he got injured in the first episode).
  • Jeff reveals he is happy when nobody recognized him as a former baseball player, but regrets not taking R.C. and Michael in his alliance.
  • Jeff is delighted to see rainfall coming down, wanting the remaining survivors to suffer more.


  • This episode was voted the 23rd best Survivor episode of all time in the "Top 25 Greatest Episodes of All Time" poll by Survivor Oz in 2015
  • This episode marks the first time that Jonathan Penner won an individual Immunity Challenge in the three seasons he has competed in.
    • It is also the first time in his three seasons that Penner has won any individual challenges after the merge.
    • He is the second castaway to win their first individual immunity on their third time playing, following Jerri Manthey in Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains.
  • This episode is similar to "Zipping Over the Cuckoo's Nest" the following season:
  • This is the second episode where a reference to Barack Obama (who was President of the United States of America at the time) is made, the first being "Bum-Puzzled" a season prior, in which the reference was made by Tarzan Smith.

Episode Title

  • The episode title comes from Jeff Kent's confessional, referring to Jonathan Penner winning the individual Immunity Challenge when on the outs of Dangrayne.


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