|"Don't Cry Over Spilled Octopus"|
|Episode Number||5/15 (176)|
|First Broadcast||October 12, 2006|
|Previous||Ruling the Roost|
Don't Cry Over Spilled Octopus is the fifth episode of Survivor: Cook Islands.
At Aitutaki, Cao Boi complained about Becky, Candice, and Sundra being lazy. At the modified weight-holding Reward Challenge, the tribes began trash-talking each other; but Rarotonga's Nate and Adam came in victorious. Rarotonga sent Jonathan back to Exile Island since he had been there before. Back at camp, Cristina's tribemates complained about her being bossy like JP. Cao Boi, Jessica, and Ozzy went exploring around the bay and accidentally ended up on Rarotonga's island. Their unexpected visit did not sit well with Rarotonga. Meanwhile, back at Aitutaki, Becky, Candice, and Yul tried to pull Sundra into their alliance with Jonathan. Aitutaki came from behind to win the Immunity Challenge. That afternoon, Rarotonga collectively decided that Cristina would be voted off next. But when Stephannie and Nate gathered water from the well, Stephannie told Nate that she "wanted mashed potatoes and gravy". Nate took this as a sign of weakness, and relayed it to the tribe. Even though Cristina spilled their octopus lunch earlier and continued to irritate others, the vote swung against Stephannie 7–1.
Challenge: Never Tear Us Apart
Three pairs stand on individual platforms, harnessed together at the waist and with each member holding a hook in the air. In two-minute intervals, the remaining members of the other tribe load up one pair with a five-pound weight on each hook. Drop a hook and the pair is out. Last pair standing wins.
Reward: Spices, wine, and other efficient supplies.
Challenge: United We Stand
The two tribes must assemble interlocking pieces to form two poles with small podiums on top, then use them to transfer two tribe members from one platform to another. Finally, all eight tribe members must swim out to a much smaller platform and stand on top.
| Tribal Council 5:|
Stephannie (7 votes)
Adam, Brad, Cristina, Jenny, Nate, Parvati & Rebecca
Cristina (1 vote)
| VOTED OFF:|
|“||Stephannie, I'm sorry. I think you are a great person, hope you last.||”|
|“||Just because, just because. It's nothing personal.||”|
|“||I would’ve loved to have stayed in the game a little while longer but if your mind’s not there completely, 100%, then your tribe is going to feel that. And you don’t want to be a weak link to your tribe. I had wonderful tribemates, I was thankful to have been a part of the experience and I wouldn’t trade it for the world. Thanks.||”|
Still in the RunningEdit
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- This is the first episode of Survivor: Cook Islands after the Tribe Dissolve to have somebody not from Aitutaki be voted out.