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"My Wheels Are Spinning"
Joe loses immunityAfter 29 days, Joe's immunity streak comes to an end.
Episode Information
Season: Cambodia
Episode Number: 11/14 (438)
Original Release: November 25, 2015
Viewership (in millions): 8.18[1]
Ratings/Share (18-49): 1.8/6 Summary: Link
Episode Chronology
Previous: "Like Selling Your Soul to the Devil"
Next: "Tiny Little Shanks to the Heart"

My Wheels Are Spinning is the eleventh episode of Survivor: Cambodia. This episode and the preceding episode aired on the same date.


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Challenge: Folklore
Jeff Probst will tell the castaways a story about Cambodian history. They will then race into the jungle with torches to a series of five stations where they will have a question and three answers. When they think they have a correct answer, open the jar and grab a wrapped medallion and head back to the start. At the start, open the wrapping and if they get a gold medallion they have answered correctly. If they open a wooden medallion, then they have answered incorrectly and must toss it in the fire and go back to the station and try again. The first person to answer all five questions correctly wins reward.
Reward: Trip to a local resort.
Additional Stipulation: Unknown to the castaways, one of the correct answser's wraps also contains a clue to the Hidden Immunity Idol.
Winner: Stephen Fishbach (shared with Jeremy Collins and Tasha Fox)

Reward Challenge: Folklore
Placement Winner Competitors
Castaway S31 stephen t
S31 abimaria tS31 jeremy tS31 joe tS31 keith tS31 kelley tS31 kimmi tS31 spencer tS31 tasha t
Abi-Maria, Jeremy, Joe, Keith, Kelley, Kimmi, Spencer, & Tasha


Challenge: The Game is Afoot
Using only their feet, contestants must unwind a rope to release blocks that they will use to assemble a three-tiered tower. Once the tower is assembled, they must place a flag in the middle of the tower and the first contestant to do this wins immunity.
Winner: Spencer Bledsoe

Immunity Challenge: The Game is Afoot
Placement Winner Competitors
Castaway S31 spencer t
S31 abimaria tS31 jeremy tS31 joe tS31 keith tS31 kelley tS31 kimmi tS31 stephen tS31 tasha t
Abi-Maria, Jeremy, Joe, Keith, Kelley, Kimmi, Stephen, & Tasha

Tribal Council

Tribal Council 11:
(Joe's vote stolen by Stephen)
S31 stephen t
Stephen (4 votes)
S31 abimaria tS31 keith tS31 kelley tS31 spencer t
Abi-Maria, Keith, Kelley, & Spencer
S31 abimaria t
Abi-Maria (3 votes)
S31 kimmi tS31 stephen tS31 tasha t
Kimmi, Stephen, & Tasha
S31 joe t
Joe (2 votes)
S31 jeremy tS31 stephen t
Jeremy & Stephen
S31 stephen bw
Stephen Fishbach

Voting Confessionals

Stephen used the "vote stealer" advantage granting him two total votes. Stephen stole Joe's vote rendering him unable to cast a vote at Tribal Council.

(voting for Abi) With my vote, I'm going to vote for Abi.
(voting for Joe) And with Joe's vote, Joe will be voting for Joe. This has been 29 days coming so I just want to take a second and marinate in it. Thank you.


Final Words

So clearly I was blindsided. I thought I had locked up the split but I think Spencer must have turned and, you know, good on him. I regret splitting the votes-- we could've all voted for Joe. But I went out big. You know, this is a Survivor first. I played the "vote steal" and it's been awesome. You know, I've had-- I've had tremendous highs, I've had terrible lows, and I'm grateful for both.

Stephen Fishbach

Still in the Running

S31 vytas bw
S31 shirin bw
S31 peihgee bw
S31 jeff bw
S31 monica bw
S31 terry bw
S31 woo bw
S31 kass bw
S31 andrew bw
S31 kelly bw
S31 ciera bw
S31 stephen bw
S31 abimaria t
S31 jeremy t
S31 joe t
S31 keith t
S31 kelley t
S31 kimmi t
S31 spencer t
S31 tasha t


Life at Ponderosa

Stephen Fishbach gets his customary post-game weigh-in where he lost 20 lbs. While on his way to Ponderosa, Stephen says he is grateful to the fans for voting for him to play a second time. When he arrives at Ponderosa, everybody gives him a hug except for Andrew Savage. Stephen takes a shower and then joins the others to eat. When talking with Ciera Eastin, Stephen is shocked to learn from her that Spencer Bledsoe voted against him.

The next day, Stephen says he felt guilty for betraying people he befriended in his previous season and it took him quite some time to get over it. Kass McQuillen sympathized with him and understood his pain and let him have his space. Later that day, he and Kelly Wiglesworth baked cookies and enjoyed each other's company.[2]


  • Because of Stephen Fishbach's advantage, this was the first time that a castaway was rendered ineligible to vote outside of re-votes and the vote at the Final Three on Day 38.
  • With Stephen's elimination, every castaway on this season has been voted out of Survivor at least once.
  • This is the first time this season Joe Anglim was vulnerable at Tribal Council for elimination. This is also the first time that Joe survived a Tribal Council after the merge without immunity.

Episode Title

  • The episode title is said by Kelley Wentworth, in reference to the high-stress situation of retrieving the idol from under the tribe shelter.


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