|"Fear of the Unknown"|
|Season:||Heroes vs. Healers vs. Hustlers|
|Episode Number:||9/14 (522)|
|Original Release:||November 22, 2017|
|Viewership (in millions):||7.37|
|Previous:||"Playing with the Devil"|
|Next:||"Buy One, Get One Free"|
Fear of the Unknown is the ninth episode of Survivor: Heroes vs. Healers vs. Hustlers.
Challenge: Hear About It Ladder
Divided into two teams of five, three castaways will swim out to a tall ladder, climb it, leap into the water, and retrieve a key attached to a buoy. Once they have the keys, the next two members will unlock a chest containing balls. They will then have to score five baskets to win.
Reward: Luxury yacht tour of the Fijian islands and a feast.
Winner: Red Team (Chrissy Hofbeck, Cole Medders, JP Hilsabeck, Joe Mena, and Mike Zahalsky)
Challenge: Squatty Probst
Castaways will have to stand in a squatting position, releasing the safety from their apparatus holding up an urn of water above a fire. Should they stand too high, their urn will spill, extinguishing their fire. If they go too low, a flag will release, eliminating them from the challenge. The last castaway standing wins.
Winner: Lauren Rimmer
| Tribal Council 9:|
Cole (7 votes)
Ashley, Ben, Devon, Joe, Lauren, Mike, Ryan
(used Hidden Immunity Idol)
(votes not counted)
Ben (1 vote)
| VOTED OFF:|
Ryan's vote was not shown during his confessional.
|“||(voting against Cole) Kind of shocked right now... Sorry, buddy.||”|
|“||I was hoping that it would be Joe instead of me, but that's not what happened. Everyone is gunning for me because they see me as a physical threat. I'm just so grateful and thankful to have been here. I played hard. I'm proud of what I did. No regrets at all. And I definitely still have hopes for Jessica. That was a highlight of my day when I got to go out fishing and just hang out with her, so I hope that continues to be a highlight of my days in the future.||”|
Still in the Running
Life at Ponderosa
- Cole's Ponderosa
- Joe is Frustrated: While Solewa unwinds, Joe Mena is frustrated with the fact that no one wants to listen to or play the game with him.
- Ben Driebergen had the most confessionals this episode, with 5.
- JP Hilsabeck had the fewest confessionals this episode, with 0.
- This episode's title was said by Ben Driebergen, referring to a possible unexpected use of a Hidden Immunity Idol.
|Survivor: Heroes vs. Healers vs. Hustlers Episodes|
"I'm Not Crazy, I'm Confident" · "I'm a Wild Banshee" · "My Kisses Are Very Private" · "I Don't Like Having Snakes Around" · "The Past Will Eat You Alive" · "This Is Why You Play Survivor" · "Get to Gettin'" · "Playing with the Devil" · "Fear of the Unknown" · "Buy One, Get One Free" · "Not Going to Roll Over and Die" · "The Survivor Devil" · "Million Dollar Night" · "Reunion"