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"He's a Ball of Goo!"
S16e5
Episode Information
Season: Micronesia
Episode Number: 5/14 (219)
Original Release: March 6, 2008
Viewership (in millions): 12.64[1]
Ratings/Share (18-49): 4.0/N/A
CBS.com Summary: Link
Episode Chronology
Previous: "That's Baked, Barbecued and Fried!"
Next: "It Hit Everyone Pretty Hard"
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He's a Ball of Goo! is the fifth episode of Survivor: Micronesia.

Story

Day 12

Day 13

On Day 13, a tribe switch occured, mixing the Fans and Favorites. The new tribes were:

New Airai Tribe
Captain 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th
S16 natalie t
Natalie
S16 james t
James
S16 alexis t
Alexis
S16 jonathan t
Jonathan
S16 jason t
Jason
S16 parvati t
Parvati
S16 kathy t
Kathy
S16 eliza t
Eliza
New Malakal Tribe
Captain 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th
S16 ozzy t
Ozzy
S16 joel t
Joel
S16 amanda t
Amanda
S16 erik t
Erik
S16 ami t
Ami
S16 tracy t
Tracy
S16 cirie t
Cirie
S16 chet t
Chet

Day 14

On Day 14, the Favorites at Airai took charge and fixed the tribe's camp site by moving it further inland and building a new shelter. While Airai fell far behind during the rock throwing stage of the Immunity Challenge, they caught up during the puzzle assembly stage and won Tribal Immunity. Joel and Erik approached the Favorites of Malakal about voting out who they perceived as the weakest members: Chet, Cirie, and Tracy. Overhearing this, Cirie took Chet and Tracy aside and they decided to vote Joel out. Cirie told Amanda and Ozzy that it would be better to vote out Joel instead of Chet as Joel was the bigger threat longer term through the game, and that Chet could be used as a pawn for future strategic votes. Cirie also expressed discomfort that if the weaker members of the tribe were to be voted out, she would be voted off soon after Chet. Cirie's argument convinced the Favorites, and Joel was voted out 6–2.

Challenges

Reward

Challenge: Cat & Mouse
The tribes would divide into pairs that are harnessed together. Taking turns in rounds, one pair from one tribe would chase a pair from the other tribe through an obstacle course in the forest and attempt to grab a flag attached to the backs of the pair being chased. There would be a time limit of one minute to chase down the pair. If the chasing pair succeeded in grabbing the flag, their tribe would receive one point. If the chasing pair did not succeed, the other tribe would receive one point. The first tribe to score three points would win the challenge.
Reward: Steak, sausage, vegetables, spices, and wine
Winner: Airai

Reward Challenge: Cat & Mouse
Finish Tribe Competitors
Won Airai S16 alexis tS16 eliza tS16 james tS16 jason tS16 jonathan tS16 kathy tS16 natalie tS16 parvati t
Alexis, Eliza, James, Jason, Jonathan, Kathy, Natalie, & Parvati
Lost Malakal S16 amanda tS16 ami tS16 chet tS16 cirie tS16 erik tS16 joel tS16 ozzy tS16 tracy t
Amanda, Ami, Chet, Cirie, Erik, Joel, Ozzy, & Tracy
Round Breakdown
Round Winners Losers Total Score
Round 1
(Malakal = chasers)
S16 erik tS16 ozzy t S16 kathy tS16 natalie t 1-0
Malakal
Round 2
(Airai = chasers)
S16 eliza tS16 parvati t S16 chet tS16 joel t 1-1
Round 3
(Malakal = chasers)
S16 amanda tS16 ami t S16 james tS16 jason t 2-1
Malakal
Round 4
(Airai = chasers)
S16 alexis tS16 jonathan t S16 cirie tS16 tracy t 2-2
Round 5
(Malakal = runners)
S16 eliza tS16 parvati t S16 chet tS16 joel t 3-2
Airai

Immunity

Challenge: A Stone's Throw
Four members from each tribe would alternate at throwing rocks at hanging tiles. When the tile is broken, it would drop a bundle of puzzle pieces. Three tribe members and a direction caller would assemble a color-coded puzzle from the pieces.
Winner: Airai

Immunity Challenge: A Stone's Throw
Finish Tribe Rock Throwers Puzzle Solvers Caller
Won Airai S16 alexis tS16 james tS16 jason tS16 jonathan t
Alexis, James, Jason, & Jonathan
S16 kathy tS16 natalie tS16 parvati t
Kathy, Natalie, & Parvati
S16 eliza t
Eliza
Lost Malakal S16 erik tS16 joel tS16 ozzy tS16 tracy t
Erik, Joel, Ozzy, & Tracy
S16 amanda tS16 ami tS16 cirie t
Amanda, Ami, & Cirie
S16 chet t
Chet

Tribal Council

Tribal Council 5:
Malakal
Voted
Against
Voter
S16 joel t
Joel (6 votes)
S16 amanda tS16 ami tS16 chet t
S16 cirie tS16 ozzy tS16 tracy t
Amanda, Ami, Chet, Cirie, Ozzy, & Tracy
S16 chet t
Chet (2 votes)
S16 erik tS16 joel t
Erik & Joel
VOTED OFF:
S16 joel bw
Joel Anderson

Voting Confessionals

Joel did not say anything when he voted.

(votes for Chet) I'm voting for Chet tonight. We wanna stay strong as a tribe and I think you're hilarious, I love ya Chet, you're hilarious but we need to stay strong, take it easy.

–Erik


(votes for Joel) I think you're a really nice guy but you're just very very strategic and in this game we have to watch out for our buddies, so I'm sorry.

–Amanda


(votes for Joel) Joel, um, strength is not just physical and it comes in all shapes and sizes and you should never ever ever judge a book by its cover.

–Cirie


(votes for Joel) Joel you sometimes got to remember, when someone tells you something they may be telling you that for a completely different reason.

–Chet


(votes for Joel) This is because you called me weak one too many times.

–Tracy


(votes for Joel) Full on strategy man, it's just the move we gotta make at this point, sorry.

–Ozzy


(votes for Joel) Joel I'm just sorry to say that a man that is twice my size carries half the amount of firewood a crippled girl carries back to camp? I'm sorry, it's your time.

–Ami



Final Words

The tribe picked Chet over me. A little bit humiliating, insulting. Wow, I don't understand why you would wanna keep somebody like Chet. Ah, it's just very, very confusing. I'm angry. I mean, I think I'd like to ring a couple people's necks right now but it's done. It's done.

–Joel Anderson



Still in the Running

 Jon
20th
S16 jon bw
 Mary
19th
S16 mary bw
 Yau-Man
18th
S16 yauman bw
 Mikey B.
17th
S16 mikeyb bw
 Joel
16th
S16 joel bw
 Alexis
Airai
S16 alexis t
 Amanda
Malakal
S16 amanda t
 Ami
Malakal
S16 ami t
 Chet
Malakal
S16 chet t
 Cirie
Malakal
S16 cirie t
 Eliza
Airai
S16 eliza t
 Erik
Malakal
S16 erik t
 James
Airai
S16 james t
 Jason
Airai
S16 jason t
 Jonathan
Airai
S16 jonathan t
 Kathy
Airai
S16 kathy t
 Natalie
Airai
S16 natalie t
 Ozzy
Malakal
S16 ozzy t
 Parvati
Airai
S16 parvati t
 Tracy
Malakal
S16 tracy t

Trivia

  • John Kirhoffer said that this Reward Challenge would never be used again due to the large number of injuries, which later evacuated one contestant.[2]
  • This episode was nominated for Outstanding Picture Editing for Reality Programming at the 60th Emmy Awards.[3]

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