|"Dinner, Movie and a Betrayal"|
|Episode Number:||10/15 (040)|
|Original Release:||December 13, 2001|
|Viewership (in millions):||20.41|
|Previous:||"Smoking Out the Snake"|
|Next:||"We Are Family"|
Dinner, Movie and a Betrayal is the tenth episode of Survivor: Africa.
The morning after a tension-filled Tribal Council, Ethan approached Lex, telling him despite siding with the ex-Borans at the last vote, he still cannot trust Brandon. But Lex rebutted that if his vote was not for Brandon, the Borans would be put in jeopardy. Voting against his fellow Samburu peers, Brandon felt he was in danger getting voted off. Brandon explained, "I would rather be out of here in three days than for anybody back home to say that I had aligned myself with Frank in any way." Kim Powers commented about Brandon's betrayal,
|“||I trusted Brandon for 24 straight days. He's been my friend and I burned up today, for sure.||”|
–Kim P., about Brandon's betrayal.
Meanwhile, Frank approached Lex for an alliance, but in a confessional, Lex outright said "No way," saying that he cannot take his sour disposition any longer.
Big Tom confessed a terrible concern, a massive boil located on his neck. Ethan joked, "It's like third eye, extra brain, I don't know."
Tree Mail instructed the castaways to pair themselves. The tribe decided to randomly pick names out of a hat. The created teams were: Kim Johnson and Ethan, Teresa and Lex, Kim Powers and Tom, and Frank and Brandon, much to the latter two's chagrin.
|“||We are polar opposites. We can be neighbors and never speak a word to each other||”|
–Brandon, about being paired with Frank.
|“||My camping trip just went to hell||”|
–Frank, about being paired with Brandon.
At the Reward Challenge, Frank and Brandon surprisingly beat everyone, and were thus forced to bond over movies and food, with the eliminated tribe members laughing and jokingly cheered on the unlikely couple as they dominate the challenge.
With Brandon and Frank away, the remaining Moto Maji members questioned Brandon's true allegiance after Kelly's elimination. And with Lex continuing to protect Brandon, Ethan turned on his ally and questioned his loyalty, thus putting Lex on the chopping block. Meanwhile, Frank approached Tom to eliminate Brandon before him. Realizing how the game changes from time to time, Frank commented, "People are changing their minds like they change their underwear."
Fearing that Ethan might turn the Boran alliance against him, Lex persevered even more and eventually won the next Immunity Challenge. Back at camp, he campaigned Frank's ouster, despite Ethan's reservations on Brandon. But despite Lex's attempts to swerve the vote, the warring alliances joined forces, sending Brandon to the jury with a 6-2 vote.
Challenge: Obstacle Course
The castaways will compete in an two-round, double-elimination obstacle course in four teams of two. The two leading teams will go to the final round. First pair to finish wins.
Reward: A movie night-out, with an eat-all-you can feast
Winner: Brandon Quinton and Frank Garrison
Challenge: Light It Up
Castaways must create fire using a magnifying glass and some twigs. If the fire that grew high enough would burn a thin cord strung across each firepit. When the cord snapped, it would drop a weight, which hoisted a flag announcing the winner. There was only one rule: if anything other than the flame touched the cord, that person would be disqualified.
Winner: Lex van den Berghe
| Tribal Council 9:|
Brandon (6 votes)
Ethan, Frank, Kim J., Kim P., Teresa, Tom
Frank (2 votes)
| VOTED OFF:|
|“||(voting for Frank) Frank, you have been nothing but rude, grouchy and a poor sport, and the last few days with you have been insufferable. Bottom line: you've been a real downer, and I can't wait to see you gone. Bye-bye.||”|
|“||(voting for Brandon) I don't even really know what to say. It's such a shame that it came to this. Um, but I just don't trust you. I don't know even if we had a friendship. I'm not even sure of that anymore, but I'm sorry that it came down to this.||”|
|“||I cannot believe I made it 27 days. I had never gone camping. Never slept on the ground. I don't have any hard feelings for those guys for voting me off, because, honestly, I stirred up some trouble. I do regret, however, that Kim feels like I somehow betrayed her. I think she is such a great person. I should be saying, "Damn, I didn't win." But you know what? I feel like I won.||”|
Still in the Running
- This was the only time Lex van den Berghe didn't vote with the majority this season.
|Survivor: Africa Episodes|
"Question of Trust" · "Who's Zooming Whom?" · "The Gods Are Angry" · "The Young and Untrusted" · "The Twist" · "I'd Never Do It to You" · "Will There Be a Feast Tonight?" · "The First 21 Days" · "Smoking Out the Snake" · "Dinner, Movie and a Betrayal" · "We Are Family" · "The Big Adventure" · "Truth Be Told" · "The Final Four: No Regrets"