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|"Now the Battle Really Begins"|
|Episode Number:||8/15 (131)|
|Original Release:||November 4, 2004|
|Viewership (in millions):||20.70|
|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.
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
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
| Tribal Council 9:|
Rory (6 votes)
Ami, Eliza, Julie, Leann, Scout, Twila
Ami (4 votes)
Chad, Chris, Lea, Rory
| VOTED OFF:|
|“||(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.||”|
|“||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.||”|
Still in the Running
- This is the first episode in which the merge occurs after a tribal Reward Challenge.
|Survivor: Vanuatu Episodes|
"They Came at Us with Spears!" · "Burly Girls, Bowheads, Young Studs, and the Old Bunch" · "Double Tribal, Double Trouble" · "Now That's a Reward!" · "Earthquakes and Shake-Ups!" · "Hog Tied" · "Anger, Threats, Tears... and Coffee" · "Now the Battle Really Begins" · "Gender Wars... It's Getting Ugly" · "Culture Shock and Violent Storms" · "Surprise and... Surprise Again!" · "Now Who's in Charge Here?!" · "Eruption of Volcanic Magnitude" · "Spirits and the Final Four" · "Reunion"