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"I'm in Such a Hot Pickle!"
Jason and Eliza debate the validity of his "Hidden Immunity Idol".
Episode Information
Season: Micronesia
Episode Number: 9/14 (223)
Original Release: April 10, 2008
Viewership (in millions): 11.59[1]
Ratings/Share (18-49): 3.9/N/A Summary: Link
Episode Chronology
Previous: "A Lost Puppy Dog"
Next: "I Promise..."

I'm in Such a Hot Pickle! is the ninth episode of Survivor: Micronesia.


Day 22

Day 23

Day 24

At tribal, the Malakal Couples Alliance and their allies decided to target the only outsider not protected, Eliza, as Jason Siska had immunity.



Challenge: Last Gasp
The tribe members are positioned under a metal grate as the incoming tide rises. As the tide rises, the breathing space under the grate grows smaller. The last castaway to remain under the grate would win Individual Immunity.
Winner: Jason Siska

Immunity Challenge: Last Gasp
Placement Winner 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th
Time Mark 1 hr 45 mins 35 mins
Castaway S16 jason t
S16 ozzy t
S16 james t
S16 erik t
S16 eliza t
S16 natalie t
S16 cirie t
S16 alexis t
S16 parvati t
S16 amanda t

Tribal Council

Tribal Council 9:
S16 eliza t
Eliza (8 votes)
S16 alexis tS16 amanda tS16 cirie tS16 erik t
S16 james tS16 natalie tS16 ozzy tS16 parvati t
Alexis, Amanda, Cirie, Erik, James, Natalie, Ozzy, & Parvati
S16 ozzy t
Ozzy (2 votes)
S16 eliza tS16 jason t
Eliza & Jason
S16 eliza bw
Eliza Orlins

Voting Confessionals

James did not say anything when he voted

(votes for Eliza) Eliza I think you're a great girl you kind of just played a bad social game this time but I really respect you as a person, good luck with everything.


(votes for Eliza) You spoke out of both sides of your mouth one too many times. You're a really sweet girl but...not credible.


(votes for Eliza) I'm voting for Eliza. Jason, if you want to try and take on Ozzy by yourself; go ahead, you're digging your own grave. That's a losing hand. Eliza I can't trust you and luckily this vote coincides with my conscience as well as my strategy tonight. See you later.


(votes for Eliza) Liza, Liza, Liza... You can't have seven cards in a game over five card draw. No one will ever believe you. See you when I get out.


(votes for Eliza) I think the reasons are obvious and, yeah, the reasons are pretty obvious.


(votes for Eliza) Sorry lady, it's not personal I just couldn't trust you in this game.


(votes for Ozzy) They're idiots if they don't get rid of you as soon as they possibly can. I hope something miraculous happens with this stick and you get voted out and not me.


(votes for Ozzy) Tonight, my vote is for Ozzy. You're the strongest competitor in the game and hopefully what I gave Eliza is the real Hidden Immunity Idol and you're going home tonight. I can't wait to see the look on your face if it is you.


(votes for Eliza) It was your bad luck to pick the wrong girl to mess with. Sorry to see you go but hope you learn from your mistakes the second time around.


Final Words

Well, I think I did everything I could do in this game. I think I went out with a bang, played a fake Hidden Immunity Idol. I can't really believe that Jason thought that stick was the real Hidden Immunity Idol but I had to play it anyhow. I applaud Ozzy for having the real one and hopefully now, people can do something about it. Too bad that Immunity Idol wasn't real because we would've shocked them.

–Eliza Orlins

Still in the Running

S16 jon bw
S16 mary bw
S16 yauman bw
 Mikey B.
S16 mikeyb bw
S16 joel bw
S16 jonathan bw
S16 chet bw
S16 kathy bw
S16 tracy bw
S16 ami bw
S16 eliza bw
S16 alexis t
S16 amanda t
S16 cirie t
S16 erik t
S16 james t
S16 jason t
S16 natalie t
S16 ozzy t
S16 parvati t


Behind the Scenes

  • Mario Lanza, the writer of The Funny 115, posted a commentary from Eliza Orlins regarding her discovery of the fake idol. As she approached the bag where Jason Siska had stashed it, several cameramen ran up to her. Startled, she paused, asked if they were there for her, and when they gave the affirmative, she continued on to find the fake idol. According to her, the cameramen had all been threatened with losing their jobs if they failed to catch Eliza's first reaction to the fake idol on film.[2]

Life at Ponderosa

Eliza arrives at Ponderosa and is overwhelmed by the amenities available to her. Her post-game medical shows that she lost 11 lbs. after 24 days. Eliza wonders what the remaining contestants will do now with Ozzy's Hidden Immunity Idol out in the open.

Three days later (Day 27), Eliza receives a message from the Ponderosa "Tree Mail," telling her that Tribal Council looms, and someone will join her as the second member of the jury. Before heading to Tribal Council, Eliza finds it hard to dress up, and undergoes several wardrobe changes.[3][4]

Episode Title


  • After this episode, Eliza Orlins became the first castaway to live at Ponderosa.
  • With Eliza being voted off this episode, all former contestants from Survivor: Vanuatu have been voted off.


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