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"Old and New Bonds"
Season Borneo
Episode Number 9/13 (009)
First Broadcast July 26, 2000
Viewership (in millions) 27.18[1]
Ratings/Share (18-49) 11.9/36
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Episode Chronology
Previous Thy Name Is Duplicity
Next Crack in the Alliance

Old and New Bonds is the ninth episode of Survivor: Borneo.


Day 25Edit

On day twenty-five, Richard and Sue celebrated their position in the game, whilst Kelly’s trust in the Tagi alliance started to waver. The remaining Pagongs felt disgusted for the lying incident at the previous night’s Tribal Council. Meanwhile, while Richard was away fishing, Rudy, Gervase and Sean started to notice that Richard may have a good position in the game by being the tribe’s provider. In a confessional, Sean realized that Richard might use his fishing skills as his crutch so that the tribe keeps him longer and don’t vote him out. But Richard rebutted in another confessional that his tribe provider position has nothing to do with the game, and he stressed that his stratetic approach to the competition gets him by every day. Later, Colleen felt uncomfortable when Richard started to prepare the fish for cooking (i.e. scaling the fish and finally slaying the stingrays). While cooking the fish, Richard got irritated when Rudy haplessly cooked their food, with most of the catch either became half-cooked or overcooked. And for revenge, Richard decided to stop fishing for a while so that his tribemates can fully appreciate his contributions to the camp. Colleen vented her feelings in a confessional, stating that Richard should stop being a know-it-all. With much of the fish wasted and Richard still bitter about the wasted fish, Jenna, Colleen, Sue and Kelly decided to catch fish on their own, and much to their surprise, they caught a huge one. Upon going back to camp, the guys (including Rich), were speechless about the womens’ feat.

Day 26Edit

The remaining members of Rattana met Jeff Probst in the middle of the jungle for their next challenge, where Jeff first revealed the prize (a BBQ feast with letters from home) before the mechanics of the challenge itself. After a closely-contested challenge, Colleen ended up victorious. Jeff then revealed that she can choose one tribe mate to join her at the reward. And with no hesitation, she picked Jenna. After the challenge, Jenna and Colleen enjoyed the barbecue that Jeff cooked himself, while the scene was constantly changing from the barbecue feast and back at Rattana camp, where the other tribe members were eating rice. During their feast, Jenna and Colleen discussed about the mysterious four votes that eliminated their former Pagong comrades Greg and Gretchen. And after much deliberation, they decided to make a counter-alliance, named the Barbecue Alliance, by bringing Gervase and possibly the Tagi outsider Sean to potentially break Richard’s pact. After the feast, Jeff handed them their letters from home, making Jenna extremely happy since she hadn't received any news from them, adding up to the failure of having her own tape last episode. Jenna cried as she read the letters from her daughters aloud.

Back at Rattana camp, the remaining members greeted Richard for his 39th birthday. To celebrate, Richard decided to take all of his garments and walked around camp naked. Despite an outcry from Colleen and Jenna, Richard kept his promise and remained naked most of the morning.

Colleen and Jenna then tried to persuade Gervase, and Sean to get rid of the Tagi alliance. Gervase was in to the plan, while Sean declared that he doesn't need it and he will stick to his "alphabet strategy." The girls also decided to convince Kelly (a member of the rumored Tagi pact), though Kelly was unsure.

Day 27Edit

At the first Survivor mental challenge, Rudy outsmarted everyone else, thus securing himself a spot in the final seven.

At Tribal Council, Jeff greeted Rich for his birthday. Colleen’s alliance failed with only three votes (against Rich), while the three of the Tagi alliance members voted for Jenna (while Kelly on the other hand betrayed the Tagi alliance by voting for Sean.) In the end, It was Sean’s alphabetical voting strategy which became the deciding vote and with a 4-3-1 descision, Jenna Lewis became the 9th person voted off from Survivor, and the second Jury member



Challenge: Out on a Limb
A web course with 16 legs, each leg had a medallion with the castaways number on it. First castaway to get back to the center of the course with all of their 16 medallions wins. If they fall of the course once, they are automatically out from the challenge.
Reward: A barbecue feast and letters from home.
Winner: Colleen Haskell (shared with Jenna Lewis)

Reward Challenge: Out on a Limb
Result Winner Competitors
Castaway S1 colleen t
S1 gervase tS1 jenna tS1 kelly tS1 richard tS1 rudy tS1 sean tS1 susan t
Gervase, Jenna, Kelly, Richard, Rudy, Sean & Susan


Challenge: Squared Off
The castaways started on a square and moved one square at a time. As they moved, they had to flip over the square they were just on. Each castaway would go until they could no longer move. Last person standing wins immunity.
Winner: Rudy Boesch

Immunity Challenge: Squared Off
Placement Winner 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th
Castaway S1 rudy t
S1 sean t
S1 gervase t
S1 richard t
S1 jenna t
S1 susan t
S1 kelly t
S1 colleen t

Tribal CouncilEdit

Tribal Council 9:
S1 jenna t
Jenna (4 votes)
S1 richard tS1 rudy tS1 sean tS1 susan t
Richard, Rudy, Sean & Susan
S1 richard t
Richard (3 votes)
S1 colleen tS1 gervase tS1 jenna t
Colleen, Gervase & Jenna
S1 sean t
Sean (1 vote)
S1 kelly t
S1 jenna bw
Jenna Lewis

Voting ConfessionalsEdit

Kelly and Colleen’s confessionals are currently unavailable. Also, Richard’s confessionals is only available on DVD.

My vote's for Rich. Because the longer he stays, the bigger a threat he becomes to me, taking that million dollars. Happy birthday Rich.


Hey, Jenna. I guess you were trying to form a competitive alliance. We don't want any of that.


Eliminating a bigmouth.


Continuing my alphabet strategy. You know I love you. No offense to this.


I'm sorry, Jenna, but you're just way too wired for me to live with you any longer. Just your personality is way too zippo-zippo, and you whine too much."


Fish or not, he's getting irritable and I think he's ready to go home, even though it is his birthday.


Final WordsEdit

Still in the RunningEdit

S1 bb bw
S1 colleen t
S1 gervase t
S1 greg bw
S1 gretchen bw
S1 jenna bw
S1 joel bw
S1 ramona bw
S1 dirk bw
S1 kelly t
S1 richard t
S1 rudy t
S1 sean t
S1 sonja bw
S1 stacey bw
S1 susan t


Behind the ScenesEdit

  • After Jenna Lewis’s elimination, she finally had her videotape from her family that she was meant to receive the previous episode.
  • Day 26 was Richard Hatch's birthday (making him the first castaway to celebrate his birthday on Survivor).


  • Rudy became the oldest person to win individual immunity.
  • Oddly, Gervase was still wearing the Immunity  Necklace while the Immunity Challenge was ongoing.
  • Colleen became the first woman to win an individual challenge.
  • The Immunity Challenge, Squared Off, was modified for use in Marquesas, Guatemala and South Pacific.


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