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"Houdini Magic"
Samoa episode 7The tribes compete in the Immunity Challenge.
Episode Information
Season: Samoa
Episode Number: 7/15 (263)
Original Release: October 29, 2009
Viewership (in millions): 12.19[1]
Ratings/Share (18-49): 3.7/10 Summary: Link
Episode Chronology
Previous: "This Is the Man Test"
Next: "All Hell Breaks Loose"

Houdini Magic is the seventh episode of Survivor: Samoa.


Day 16

Day 17

Day 18



Challenge: Brain Food
The castaways would play a variation of Concentration with thirteen pairs of survival items plus four unpaired dummy items hidden under covers. One tribe member at a time would uncover two items. If the items matched, they would score one point for their tribe. However, the tribe leaders would have the option of forfeiting the point and taking the uncovered pair. The tribe with the most points at the end of the challenge would win.
Reward: A sailing trip aboard a three-masted barque and lunch, and the items collected for the points forfeited for either tribe.
Winner: Galu

Reward Challenge: Brain Food
Result Tribe Score Competitors Sit-Outs
Won Galu 7 S19 brett tS19 erik tS19 john tS19 laura tS19 monica t
Brett, Erik, John, Laura, & Monica
S19 dave tS19 kelly tS19 shambo t
Dave, Kelly, & Shambo
Lost Foa Foa 5 S19 jaison tS19 liz tS19 mick tS19 natalie tS19 russellh t
Jaison, Liz, Mick, Natalie, & Russell H.


Challenge: Canoe Dueling
The tribes would paddle out into the ocean to retrieve six sets of fish-shaped puzzle pieces. Once back on the beach, three tribe members would have to assemble the puzzle pieces. The first tribe to assemble their puzzle would win.
Winner: Galu

Immunity Challenge: Canoe Dueling
Result Tribe Puzzle Solvers Other Competitors Sit-Outs
Won Galu S19 brett tS19 dave tS19 kelly t
Brett, Dave, & Kelly
S19 erik tS19 shambo t
Erik & Shambo
S19 john tS19 laura tS19 monica t
John, Laura, & Monica
Lost Foa Foa S19 jaison tS19 liz tS19 mick t
Jaison, Liz, & Mick
S19 natalie tS19 russellh t
Natalie & Russell H.

Tribal Council

Tribal Council 7:
Foa Foa
S19 liz t
Liz (4 votes)
S19 jaison tS19 mick tS19 natalie tS19 russellh t
Jaison, Mick, Natalie, & Russell H.
S19 jaison t
Jaison (1 vote)
S19 liz t
S19 liz bw
Liz Kim

Voting Confessionals

Jaison did not say anything when he voted.

(voting against Liz) I feel terrible about blindsiding you like this. This is strictly strategic and that's it. Um, we have a soft alliance over at Galu, and a lot of it hinges on, um, Natalie's play, so that's all this is about, and, I mean, around camp you've been amazing. In competitions, I mean, your performance is always, uh, top notch. So, please don't take this personally; this is strategy.


(voting against Jaison) This is totally strategic and not at all personal. Sorry.


(voting against Liz) You're the weakest link when it comes to trust; that's why I gotta get rid of you. If the merge happens, I know you'll flip-flop.

Russell H.

(voting against Liz) Liz, I'm voting for you because this was, uh, what the group decided. Played a great game.


Final Words

This experience was nothing but intense. My tribemates outwitted me. It was a very strategic move, and the tables turned so quickly that, you know, it's a little bit surprising, but kudos to them. I really hope that they make it to the end. And this is one hell of a game, so I'm glad I made it as far as I did.

Liz Kim

Still in the Running

S19 marisa bw
S19 mike bw
S19 betsy bw
S19 ben bw
S19 yasmin bw
S19 ashley bw
S19 russells bw
S19 liz bw
S19 brett t
S19 dave t
S19 erik t
Foa Foa
S19 jaison t
S19 john t
S19 kelly t
S19 laura t
Foa Foa
S19 mick t
S19 monica t
Foa Foa
S19 natalie t
 Russell H.
Foa Foa
S19 russellh t
S19 shambo t



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