|"Don't You Work for Me?"|
|Episode Number:||4/15 (325)|
|Original Release:||March 9, 2011|
|Viewership (in millions):||10.96|
|Previous:||"Keep Hope Alive"|
|Next:||"We Hate Our Tribe"|
Don't You Work for Me? is the fourth episode of Survivor: Redemption Island.
Challenge: Domino Effect
Each castaway will stack a series of blocks on a multi-leveled platform while avoiding trip wires, which could cause their blocks to tip and force them to start over. The goal is to arrange the blocks so they will fall like dominoes. Ultimately, this releases a ball, which will smash a tile. The winner of the duel will live to see another day on Redemption Island.
Winner: Matthew Elrod
Challenge: Toolin' Around
On Day 1, both tribes were given a Craftsman tool kit. Today's challenge will test how adept they've become at using those tools. Both tribes will make their way over a balance beam where they will use a crow bar to open a crate and retrieve a shovel. The shovel will be then be used to dig to find an axe, which will be used to chop a log that will release a rope holding two saws. The saws will be used to cut through a wall releasing planks. The planks will be used to complete a ramp that will get the entire tribe to the top of a platform where they must hammer three nails to break three tiles. The final step is to put the toolbox containing all the tools used in the challenge on top of the table on the platform. First tribe to complete all tasks would win the challenge.
Reward: A barbecue feast (that consists of steak, sausages, vegetables, bread, condiments, and a barbecue grill)
| Redemption Island|
|“||It's just terrible when you play with people that didn't really come here to play the game. They just came here maybe for fame or just for the money. This is my last time playing this game. That's it. I have nothing else to prove to myself or to my family. Matt, I give him props [for] beating me, and I hope he goes all the way.||”|
| Tribal Council 4:|
Kristina (4 votes)
Andrea, Ashley, Natalie, Phillip
Phillip (3 votes)
Grant, Kristina, Rob
| VOTED OFF:|
(sent to Redemption Island)
|“||(voting for Kristina) Kristina, time has run out.||”|
|“||(voting for Phillip) Phil, you're a pain in the neck. I really hope it's you and not me.||”|
Still in the Running
- This episode marks the first time that Russell has been eliminated from the game.
- This episode's duel was previously used as an Immunity Challenge used in "Nothing Tastes Better than Five Hundred Dollars".
- This is the only time this season that Rob attended Tribal Council, but did not vote for the person voted out.
- This episode was nominated for Outstanding Picture Editing for Reality Programming at the 63rd Emmy Awards.
- Episode title is said by Rob, questioning Phillip's motives of keeping Kristina longer in the game.
|Survivor: Redemption Island Episodes|
"You're Looking at the New Leader of Your Tribe" · "You Own My Vote" · "Keep Hope Alive" · "Don't You Work for Me?" · "We Hate Our Tribe" · "Their Red-Headed Stepchild" · "It Don't Take a Smart One" · "This Game Respects Big Moves" · "The Buddy System" · "Rice Wars" · "A Mystery Package" · "You Mangled My Nets" · "Too Close for Comfort" · "Seems Like a No Brainer" · "Reunion"