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"Now the Battle Really Begins"
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Episode Information
Version: United States
Season: Vanuatu
Episode Number: 8/14 (122)
Original Release: November 4, 2004
Viewership (in millions): 20.70[1]
Ratings/Share (18-49): 7.6/20 Summary: Link
Episode Chronology
Previous: "Anger, Threats, Tears... and Coffee"
Next: "Gender Wars... It's Getting Ugly"

Now the Battle Really Begins is the eighth episode of Survivor: Vanuatu.


Day 19

Day 20

Day 21


Challenge: Fire Fighter
One tribe member must race into the ocean to fill a bucket with water. Then they must bring it back and toss it to a tribemate. The bucket must be tossed twice more, and the final tribe member must catch the water itself in another bucket, and use it to fill a jar. The tribes must repeat this until they have enough weight in their jar to lower it to the ground, sending a lit flame up to a fire tower. First tribe to light their fire wins reward.
Reward: A large chocolate cake, milk, and cookies
Winner: Lopevi

Reward Challenge: Fire Fighter
Result Tribe Competitors
Won Lopevi S9 chad tS9 chris tS9 julie tS9 lea tS9 twila t
Chad, Chris, Julie, Lea, & Twila
Lost Yasur S9 ami tS9 eliza tS9 leann tS9 rory tS9 scout t
Ami, Eliza, Leann, Rory, & Scout

Challenge: Jumper
The castaways were divided into two groups. The castaways must race to a series of tall wooden towers in the water and climb to the top. Then they must navigate across a balance beam, retrieve a flag, and jump off the tower and race to the beach. The first two castaways from each group to bring three flags to the beach moves on to the final round. The final round would work the same way with the first person to collect all three of their flags winning immunity.
Winner: Lea Masters

Immunity Challenge: Jumper
Placement Winner 2nd 5th
Castaway S9 lea t
S9 ami tS9 eliza tS9 rory t
Ami, Eliza, & Rory
S9 chad tS9 chris tS9 julie tS9 leann tS9 scout tS9 twila t
Chad, Chris, Julie, Leann, Scout, & Twila
Round Breakdown
Round Winner(s) Eliminated
Preliminary S9 eliza tS9 lea t S9 chris tS9 julie tS9 leann t
S9 ami tS9 rory t S9 chad tS9 scout tS9 twila t
Final S9 lea t S9 ami tS9 eliza tS9 rory t

Tribal Council

Tribal Council 9:
S9 rory t
Rory (6 votes)
S9 ami tS9 eliza tS9 julie tS9 leann tS9 scout tS9 twila t
Ami, Eliza, Julie, Leann, Scout, Twila
S9 ami t
Ami (4 votes)
S9 chad tS9 chris tS9 lea tS9 rory t
Chad, Chris, Lea, Rory
S9 rory bw
Rory Freeman

Voting Confessionals

(voting for Rory) You're just the, um, unfortunate victim of the master plan.


(voting for Ami) Ami, this is the first time that I've made a completely personal vote. Your treatment of me over the last nine days has been horrible. I have little or no respect for you, and I really hope that, like a bad rash, you're finally gone. Thank you.


Final Words

I think that I am the victim of a gender war right now. The women, they've got the men bamboozled into thinking that they had an opportunity. I mean, I'd be a million dollars richer but I will never forget the Islands of Fire. No one has enjoyed the experience of being on this land more than I have.

Rory Freeman

Still in the Running

S9 brook bw
S9 dolly bw
 John P.
S9 johnp bw
S9 mia bw
S9 brady bw
S9 travis bw
S9 lisa bw
 John K.
S9 johnk bw
S9 rory bw
S9 ami t
S9 chad t
S9 chris t
S9 eliza t
S9 julie t
S9 lea t
S9 leann t
S9 scout t
S9 twila t


  • This is the first episode in which the merge occurs after a tribal Reward Challenge.


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