|Andrea, Brenda, and Erik at the Immunity Challenge.|
|Episode Number:||2/14 (359)|
|Original Release:||February 20, 2013|
|Previous:||“She Annoys Me Greatly”|
|Next:||“There's Gonna Be Hell to Pay”|
Honey Badger is the second episode of Survivor: Caramoan.
The fallout of Dawn and Cochran's betrayal to Brandon happens. Brandon reminds the tribe about how Francesca became the first person voted off twice and how harsh that was. Brandon tells Erik that he considers playing like his uncle Russell, knowing that he'd be going home soon anyway. Brandon expresses his disapproval of the result of Tribal Council to his tribemates, emphasizing how Francesca became the first person voted off in two different seasons and how unfair that was.
The next day, Brandon re-considers his hasty decision and explains to Cochran what his plan was and why he decided not to push through with it, Philip walks in and Brandon confides in Philip and asks him if he would be willing to have more unified votes, Philip then tells Brandon that he can't fully trust him. Brandon reacts by telling the rest of the tribe that Philip is probably the biggest bully he has ever met.
Over in the fan's tribe, Sherri talks to Shamar and tells him that everyone in her alliance wants to work with him, knowing that she can keep Shamar under control.
The Favorites win the Immunity Challenge, which sends the Fans to Tribal Council. Reynold calls out Shamar in front of the whole tribe and tells him that his behavior is unacceptable and that he is gonna vote for him at Tribal Council. Shamar responds by saying that Reynold was gonna vote for him anyway and said "Whatever happens happens."
Reynold then decides to look for their tribe's Hidden Immunity Idol and finds it within minutes.
Sherri talks to Julia, Matt, and Laura and asks them who should go home. Since Matt is the swing vote, he proposes voting out Shamar in order to make their rival alliance trust him more, but Sherri turns down the proposal, while Laura suggests voting out Allie, who is the most strategic among the four. In the end, Matt sided with the majority alliance, blindsiding Allie 6-4.
Challenge: Plunge, Pull, Pop
For this challenge, nine contestants from each would compete. Three had to go on a raft, while three would pull a rope, which would get the raft through the water to a platform. At the platform is an underground cage with bamboo running through it. On the bamboo are nine life preservers, in different parts of the cage. The castaways would have to go underwater and pull the bamboo to release the rings. Once all nine rings are collected, the three would be pulled back to shore on the rafts. The rings would then be used to be thrown on three poles, one ring per pole. The tribe who accomplishes this first wins.
Reward: Tribal Immunity and a fishing gear set
|Reward/Immunity Challenge: Plunge, Pull, Pop|
|Result||Tribe||Swimmers||Rope Pullers||Ring Tossers||Sit-Out|
Andrea, Brenda, & Erik
Brandon, Cochran, & Corinne
Dawn, Malcolm, & Phillip
Hope, Julia, & Sherri
Eddie, Matt, & Shamar
Allie, Michael, & Reynold
| Tribal Council 2:|
Allie (6 votes)
Julia, Laura, Matt, Michael, Shamar, & Sherri
Shamar (4 votes)
Allie, Eddie, Hope, & Reynold
| VOTED OFF:|
|“||(voting for Shamar) Thank you for serving in our military, we appreciate it. Out here, not so much.||”|
|“||(voting for Allie) You gotta go, 'cause four is way too powerful.||”|
|“||I had a lot more game to play, I mean, it's just so frustrating 'cause this is what I wanted, and I just… it sucks. I wanted to play this game for half my life. I wanted this since I was eleven years old. I'm mortified beyond words that I'm leaving second. I had such a good time playing this. Ugh, it sucks!||”|
Still in the Running
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Behind the Scenes
- The Immunity Challenge is a variation of a challenge from Survivor: China.
- This episode marks the first time that Malcolm Freberg has won immunity with his original tribe after being on the winless Matsing tribe in his previous season, Survivor: Philippines.
- Like the previous vote with Bikal, Gota voted out a female in 6-4 vote.
- The title is stated by Brandon Hantz when arguing with Dawn Meehan during a conversation at camp after the first Tribal Council during Night 3.
|Survivor: Caramoan Episodes|
“She Annoys Me Greatly” · “Honey Badger” · “There's Gonna Be Hell to Pay” · “Kill or Be Killed” · “Persona Non Grata” · “Operation Thunder Dome” · “Tubby Lunchbox” · “Blindside Time” · “Cut Off the Head of the Snake” · “Zipping Over the Cuckoo's Nest” · “Come Over to the Dark Side” · “The Beginning of the End” · “Don't Say Anything About My Mom” · “Last Push”