|"I Can Forgive Her but I Don't Have to Because She Screwed with My Chickens"|
|Aitu at the opening Immunity Challenge.|
|Episode Number:||1/15 (172)|
|Original Release:||September 14, 2006|
|Viewership (in millions):||18.00|
|Previous:|| “The Final Showdown”|
|Next:||“Dire Strengths and Dead Weight”|
I Can Forgive Her but I Don't Have to Because She Screwed with My Chickens is the first episode of Survivor: Cook Islands.
Challenge: Lock, Load and Light
The four tribes must run up and over two sand mounds, assemble a puzzle boat, using unique braces to hold it together, row out to a cauldron, light a torch, row back, remove the braces, and take them to the starting line. Two players will use 16 puzzle pieces to assemble blocks representing compass directions, then the tribe fits the blocks and braces into a climbing wall and climbs up to light a fire bale. The first three tribes to do so would win immunity and reward.
Reward: Tribal Immunity and flint for the first three tribes to finish. In addition, the first-placing tribe would win a crate full of fire making essentials (firewood, husks, kerosene, etc.)
Winners (according to finish): Puka Puka, Aitutaki, and Rarotonga
|Reward/Immunity Challenge: Lock, Load and Light|
|1st||Puka Puka|| |
Becky, Brad, Cao Boi, Jenny, & Yul
Billy, Cecilia, Cristina, J.P., & Ozzy
Adam, Candice, Jessica, Jonathan, & Parvati
Nate, Rebecca, Sekou, Stephannie, & Sundra
| Tribal Council 1:|
Sekou (3 votes)
Rebecca, Stephannie, & Sundra
Sundra (2 votes)
Nate & Sekou
| VOTED OFF:|
Complete confessionals from now-defunct CBS Innertube.
|“||(voting for Sundra) You improved towards the end, but we needed you early on. You are our weakest link.||”|
|“||(voting for Sundra) It's all love, girl. You're the weakest link.||”|
|“||(voting for Sekou) You are a sweet, sweet man. We just collectively thought this was the best move for us to do right now.||”|
|“||(voting for Sekou) You have a heart of gold and you're such a sweet, sweet man, but I think you may be our weakest link to win future challenges.||”|
|“||(voting for Sekou) Sekou, I'm really sorry. You're a great guy. This is just strategy.||”|
|“||I believe a good leader is one who can instill some guidance. And I'm sure that I had a real strong effect with my tribe--I have no doubt about that. They saw that I was a real strong leader. Well guess what? They're gonna be a really strong tribe and I'm proud of that. And my torch may be out but my flame is still burning.||”|
Still in the Running
- Thus far, this episode has the longest title out of any in Survivor history.
- The first scene of the episode is reminiscent of the first scene of “The Marooning”.
- The episode title is said by Jonathan Penner, after Jessica Smith allowed Rarotonga's chickens to escape.
|Survivor: Cook Islands Episodes|
“I Can Forgive Her but I Don't Have to Because She Screwed with My Chickens” · “Dire Strengths and Dead Weight” · “Flirting and Frustration” · “Ruling the Roost” · “Don't Cry Over Spilled Octopus” · “Plan Voodoo” · “A Closer Look” · “Why Aren't You Swimming?!” · “Mutiny” · “People That You Like Want to See You Suffer” · “Why Would You Trust Me?” · “You're a Rat...” · “Arranging a Hit” · “I Have the Advantage... for Once” · “This Tribe Will Self-Destruct in 5, 4, 3...”