"Parting Is Such Sweet Sorrow"
Episode Information
Version: United States
Season: Game Changers
Episode Number: 11/13 (511)
Original Release: May 17, 2017
Viewership (in millions): 8.30[1]
Ratings/Share (18-49): 1.7/7
Episode Chronology
Previous: "It Is Not a High Without a Low"
Next: "No Good Deed Goes Unpunished"

Parting Is Such Sweet Sorrow is the penultimate episode of Survivor: Game Changers.


Night 32

Day 33

Day 34

Day 35


Challenge: Teeter Tower
The castaways would use one hand to hold on to a rope to steady a balancing board. With the other hand, they would build a house of cards with wooden tiles on one end of the balancing board. The first castaway to build a tall enough house of cards to reach the finish mark would win.
Winner: Aubry Bracco

Challenge: Vertigo
The castaways start on a tall perch where they have to gather water with a bucket and a long rope. Then, the water must be poured into a chute, which causes a pole with a key at the top to rise. Once the castaway is able to reach the key, they must head over to shore and work on a block puzzle. The first person to complete the puzzle wins.
Winner: Brad Culpepper

Tribal Council

Day 33

Tribal Council 13:
Maku Maku
S34 andrea t
Andrea (6 votes)
S34 brad tS34 cirie tS34 michaela t
S34 sarah tS34 tai tS34 troyzan t
Brad, Cirie, Michaela, Sarah, Tai, Troyzan
S34 brad t
Brad (2 votes)
S34 andrea tS34 aubry t
Andrea, Aubry
S34 andrea bw
Andrea Boehlke

Voting Confessionals

Aubry was shown writing down Brad's name down on the parchment, but did not give a confessional.

(voting against Andrea) Let's hope the third time's the charm. (rolls eyes)


Final Words

It's really frustrating going out on Day 33. I thought that I was playing a better game and a smarter game, and I thought I had real relationships, but it's Survivor and you can't really trust anyone. (laughs)

Andrea Boehlke

Day 35

Tribal Council 14:
Maku Maku
(Tai's vote stolen by Sarah)
S34 michaela t
Michaela (4 votes)
S34 brad tS34 sarah tS34 sarah tS34 troyzan t
Brad, Sarah (x2), Troyzan
S34 tai t
Tai (2 votes)
S34 aubry tS34 michaela t
Aubry, Michaela
S34 aubry t
Aubry (1 vote)
S34 cirie t
S34 michaela bw
Michaela Bradshaw

Voting Confessionals

Aubry was shown writing down Tai's name down on the parchment, but did not give a confessional. Cirie's vote was not shown during her confessional.

(voting against Aubry) Should've read the fine print. (laughs)


(voting against Tai) I hope you go home today–you just cause way too much drama for me.


Final Words

I'm kinda bummed, but I'm excited that I made it to Day 35. Like, it's been a wild experience. You know, it's a compliment to be voted off because people think that they can't beat you, like, don't hurt my feelings. I wanted to win a million dollars–maybe I have to come back and play a third time to get to the end. (laughs)

Michaela Bradshaw

Still in the Running

S34 ciera bw
S34 tony bw
S34 caleb bw
S34 malcolm bw
S34 jt bw
S34 sandra bw
S34 jeff bw
S34 hali bw
S34 ozzy bw
S34 debbie bw
S34 zeke bw
S34 sierra bw
S34 andrea bw
S34 michaela bw
Maku Maku
S34 aubry t
Maku Maku
S34 brad t
Maku Maku
S34 cirie t
Maku Maku
S34 sarah t
Maku Maku
S34 tai t
Maku Maku
S34 troyzan t


Secret Scene

Michaela Ruffles Feathers: Following a tense conversation between Brad and Michaela, the latter returns to the Maku Maku camp, annoyed and ranting about Michaela's behavior. Brad continues to talk about Michaela's perceived laziness to ally Troyzan, saying that he would never associate with Michaela after the season. Meanwhile, Michaela explains her interactions with Brad with her alliance members Andrea, Aubry, Cirie, and Sarah. Whilst Michaela cites how she feels she could see through Brad's attempt to catch food as a guise for searching for a Hidden Immunity Idol, Cirie voices her concern about Michaela's method of confronting Brad and how it may impact the tribe moving forward.[2]

Life at Ponderosa

Unaired Confessionals


  • By Day 33, Troyzan has improved over his past placement in this episode.
  • As of this episode, Andrea holds the record of having the most votes ever cast against her in her Survivor career, with 36 in total.
    • The record was previously held by Ozzy Lusth, at 34 votes received. Both Andrea and Ozzy were beneficiaries of the Redemption Island twist in one of their seasons, being voted out multiple times.