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"Holding On for Dear Life"
S30 press images ep12 0019
Rodney feels depressed on his 25th birthday.
Episode Information
Season: Worlds Apart
Episode Number: 12/14 (425)
Original Release: May 6, 2015
Viewership (in millions): 9.22[1]
Ratings/Share (18-49): 2.1/8
CBS.com Summary: Link
Episode Chronology
Previous: "Survivor Russian Roulette"
Next: "My Word Is My Bond"
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Holding On for Dear Life is the twelfth episode of Survivor: Worlds Apart.

Story

Day 29

Day 30

Day 32

Challenges

Reward

Challenge: Dulcimer Stomp
The teams would begin by unspooling ribbons from a pole to release a key. Once they have the key, they would build a ladder to climb to the top and use that key to release a bag of balls. They would then make their way through a net sling to the finish, where they would attempt to land those balls in a serious of targets. The first team to get one ball in each of the five targets wins reward.
Reward: Delivering supplies to an orphanage and a feast.
Winners: Red Team

Reward Challenge: Dulcimer Stomp
Result Team Competitors Sit-Out
Won Red
Team
S30 carolyn tS30 mike tS30 sierra t
Carolyn, Mike, & Sierra
S30 will t
Will
Lost Blue
Team
S30 dan tS30 rodney tS30 tyler t
Dan, Rodney, & Tyler

Immunity

Challenge: Back Splash
Each person have to balance on a very small perch, while leaning back holding onto a rope. Every five minutes, they will move further down the rope, which makes it more difficult. When they cannot hold on any longer, they will drop in the water and be out of the challenge. The last person left standing wins Immunity.
Winner: Carolyn Rivera

Immunity Challenge: Back Splash
Result Winner 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th
Castaway S30 carolyn t
Carolyn
S30 tyler t
Tyler
S30 mike t
Mike
S30 rodney t
Rodney
S30 sierra t
Sierra
S30 dan t
Dan
S30 will t
Will

Tribal Council

Tribal Council 12:
Merica
Voted
Against
Voter
S30 mike t
Mike
(used Hidden Immunity Idol)
S30 dan tS30 rodney tS30 tyler tS30 will t
Dan, Rodney, Tyler, & Will
(votes not counted)
S30 tyler t
Tyler (3 votes)
S30 carolyn tS30 mike tS30 sierra t
Carolyn, Mike, & Sierra
VOTED OFF:
S30 tyler bw
Tyler Fredrickson

Voting Confessionals

(voting for Mike) You have no idea how much this breaks my heart.

Dan Foley


(voting for Tyler) I've been trying to get you out of this game for a long time now.

Mike Holloway



Final Words

What can I say? Um, I left it all on the field, so to speak. My tactics to go after Dan tonight were right, it's just that the rest of the group didn't really follow suit. I had a blast. I-I regret nothing that I did. Everything that I did was to my full potential. It's just difficult to get ahead in this game if you're not winning challenges and unfortunately, I came up a little short today.

Tyler Fredrickson



Still in the Running

 So
18th
S30 so bw
 Vince
17th
S30 vince bw
 Nina
16th
S30 nina bw
 Lindsey
15th
S30 lindsey bw
 Max
14th
S30 max bw
 Joaquin
13th
S30 joaquin bw
 Kelly
12th
S30 kelly bw
 Hali
11th
S30 hali bw
 Joe
10th
S30 joe bw
 Jenn
9th
S30 jenn bw
 Shirin
8th
S30 shirin bw
 Tyler
7th
S30 tyler bw
 Carolyn
Merica
S30 carolyn t
 Dan
Merica
S30 dan t
 Mike
Merica
S30 mike t
 Rodney
Merica
S30 rodney t
 Sierra
Merica
S30 sierra t
 Will
Merica
S30 will t

Trivia

Behind the Scenes

Other

  • Day 30 was Rodney Lavoie Jr.'s 25th birthday.
  • With Tyler Fredrickson's elimination, Carolyn Rivera is the last remaining original Masaya member.
    • This also means that all males from the Masaya tribe have been eliminated.
  • After the episode, it was revealed that the audience would be able to select the castaways for the next season.
  • This episode was the only time that Mike gotten votes against him.

Episode Title

  • The episode title was said by Jeff Probst during the Immunity Challenge Back Splash regarding the strategy that should be employed to win it.
    • This made it the second time in a row where Jeff was the one who named the episode title.

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