|"Going for the Oscar"|
|Episode Number:||12/15 (227)|
|Original Release:||December 6, 2007|
|Viewership (in millions):||13.86|
|Previous:||"Ready to Bite the Apple"|
|Next:||"Hello, I'm Still a Person"|
Going for the Oscar is the twelfth episode of Survivor: China.
Challenge: Marco Polo
Blindfolded players and their also-blindfolded loved ones are at opposite ends of a maze. Calling to each other, they must reunite and make it to the large platform in the center of the maze. First pair to do so wins.
Reward: A boat trip and a feast with loved ones, an overnight stay at camp for loved ones, and the right to a phone call home.
Winner: Denise Martin (shared with Amanda Kimmel and Todd Herzog)
Challenge: Swamp Donkeys
Attached to a rope, the final six must run down a swampy course (going over and under a series of hitching posts as necessary) to a color-coded set of boxes. They will then untie a box, open it, choose the correct statement about Chinese inventions from two options displayed, and take the corresponding key back to the start to open a lock if correct. First player to open all three of their locks and raise a flag wins.
Winner: Peih-Gee Law
| Tribal Council 11:|
Hae Da Fung
Erik (4 votes)
Amanda, Courtney, Denise, Todd
Todd (2 votes)
| VOTED OFF:|
|“||(votes for Erik) Erik, you know I think you're fabulous, and you've played this game with a lot of heart and honesty and trust. I admire it. Um, you know why you're getting this vote tonight, and I'm sorry. And I hope we can be friends later. Thank you. Bye.||”|
|“||(votes for Erik) It's either gonna be me or you tonight, I'm not ready to go, so G.||”|
|“||(votes for Todd) Um, sorry, man. This is purely strategic, and I made a promise to an old friend.||”|
|“||(votes for Erik) You're the nicest person in the world, and I feel really bad. I almost hope you have like a little trick up your sleeve. Sorry.||”|
|“||(votes for Todd) Too many people said they couldn't trust you, and you're my only hope to swing the vote. Sorry.||”|
|“||(votes for Erik) Erik, I really like you. I'm sorry I have to do this. It's probably the biggest mistake I'm gonna make in this game. Good luck to you, man.||”|
|“||I wanted to go all the way to the top in this game, but, unfortunately, today was my day. I think I can always look back and say, "Well, I could have done this differently or I could have done that," but I'm mentally and physically and emotionally exhausted. I made it 33 days. I'm really proud of myself. The five remaining contestants are going to batlle it out, and I'm really curious to see who comes out on top.||”|
Still in the Running
- With Erik's elimination, Peih-Gee is the only former Zhan Hu member remaining.
- Also, with Erik's elimination, Todd is the only male left in the game.
- The episode title is said by Courtney Yates, who described Todd Herzog's exchange with his sister during the reward as a performance.
|Survivor: China Episodes|
"A Chicken's a Little Bit Smarter" · "My Mom Is Going to Kill Me!" · "I Lost Two Hands and Possibly a Shoulder" · "Ride the Workhorse Till the Tail Falls Off" · "Love Is in the Air" · "That's Love, Baby! It Makes You Strong!" · "I'm Not as Dumb as I Look" · "High School Friend Contest" · "Just Don't Eat the Apple" · "It's Been Real and It's Been Fun" · "Ready to Bite the Apple" · "Going for the Oscar" · "Hello, I'm Still a Person" · "A Slippery Little Sucker" · "Reunion"