|"Honeymoon or Not?"|
|Season:||The Australian Outback|
|Episode Number:||10/16 (024)|
|Original Release:||March 29, 2001|
|Viewership (in millions):||28.12|
|Previous:||"The First 24 Days"|
|Next:||"Let's Make a Deal"|
Honeymoon or Not? is the tenth episode of Survivor: The Australian Outback.
On Day 25, the tribe's food supply is running low. They're down to just one supply of rice, and the stormy weather has made it impossible to fish.
The tribe gets Tree Mail about the Reward Challenge, telling them to divide themselves into pairs. The tribe decides to draw names out of a hat. Jerri ends up with Colby, while the other teams are Amber/Keith, Tina/Rodger, and Elisabeth/Nick. The challenge, an obstacle course, promises a majestic trip to the Great Barrier Reef. Jerri and Colby beat out Amber and Keith to claim the prize.
Back at camp, the helicopter arrives to take Jerri and Colby to their reward. Jerri says that winning two consecutive rewards may irk her tribemates, but "I couldn't give a flying crap." During a meal of sandwiches, fruit, and champagne, Jerri tries to flirt with Colby, but he ignores her come-ons. They then go snorkeling at the reef. Jerri calls it "one hell of a first date." Colby calls it a nice break from the game.
When the duo returns to camp, Colby gives each tribe member a piece of coral that he took from the reef. The Ogakors discuss which Kucha to target at the next vote. They agree on Nick, who is challenge threat, though has also been feeling sick lately.
The Immunity Challenge is a tug-of-war on platforms in the water. Two people will square off at a time. The final round ends up pitting Colby against Nick. After a hard-fought battle, Colby falls in the water and Nick wins a much-needed immunity. With Nick safe, the only other Kuchas, Rodger and Elisabeth, feel vulnerable. Jerri and Amber settle on booting Elisabeth. However, Colby, Keith, and Tina are unsure. They know that it may be strategically safer to stick with Ogakor, but they don't like the idea of keeping the annoying Jerri over the extremely kind Elisabeth.
At Tribal Council, the tables are finally turned on Jerri, and she is shocked to find herself booted by a 6-2 vote. "Checkmate," says Jerri as she gets her torch snuffed. "You guys got me." Jerri joins Alicia on the jury.
Challenge: Double Play
The eight remaining Barramundi members will be divided into four groups of two. They will then traverse a 3-leg obstacle course. The winners of the first two races compete against each other in the third race to determine the final winner.
Reward: A trip via helicopter to one of the Seven Wonders of the World, the Great Barrier Reef, where the winning twosome enjoys a feast of delicious food and a day of snorkeling.
Winner: Colby Donaldson and Jerri Manthey
Challenge: Hanging in the Balance
Part 1: Know Your Ropes
Each member of a pair stands on a platform in the water and uses a rope to cause the opponent to lose balance and to fall in the water. The winners of this round proceed to the next.
Part 2: Rock the Boat
Each member of a pair rocks an unsteady beam above the water back and forth, attempting to force the opponent to fall off. The winners proceed to the final competition. In the final round, "Sinking Ship," each person in a pair uses a rope to cause the opponent to fall off an unsteady wooden raft in the water.
Winner: Nick Brown
| Tribal Council 8:|
Jerri (6 votes)
Colby, Elisabeth, Keith, Nick, Rodger, Tina
Elisabeth (2 votes)
| VOTED OFF:|
|“||You know, it's funny, because I absolutely knew this was coming. It must have been my remark about how this game isn't fair. I'm pretty sure that's what set everyone off. I've had a great time, and I'm still up for sitting around with everybody having a beer and laughing about this whole thing.||”|
Still in the Running
- During the reward trip, Colby Donaldson broke an Australian law by breaking off coral from the Great Barrier Reef which could have resulted in a fine up to AU$110,000. The helicopter pilot involved in the reward trip also broke an Australian law as he flew over sea bird rookeries. Survivor's producer Mark Burnett apologized on behalf of Colby and the production team after the season had aired.
- The Immunity Challenge this episode is the only one this season that isn't won by a former member of Ogakor.
- This is the last Tribal Council of The Australian Outback in which Colby Donaldson is not immune.
|Survivor: The Australian Outback Episodes|
"Stranded" · "Suspicion" · "Trust No One" · "The Killing Fields" · "The Gloves Come Off" · "Trial by Fire" · "The Merge" · "Friends?" · "The First 24 Days" · "Honeymoon or Not?" · "Let's Make a Deal" · "No Longer Just a Game" · "Enough Is Enough" · "The Final Four" · "The Most Deserving" · "Reunion"