|"Playing with the Devil"|
|Season:||Heroes vs. Healers vs. Hustlers|
|Episode Number:||8/14 (521)|
|Original Release:||November 15, 2017|
|Viewership (in millions):||8.85|
|Previous:||"Get to Gettin'"|
|Next:||"Fear of the Unknown"|
Playing with the Devil is the eighth episode of Survivor: Heroes vs. Healers vs. Hustlers.
Challenge: Air Raid
Divided into two teams of five, castaways must race to the top of a tower. At the top of the tower, they will have to use a slingshot and sandbags to hit five targets. The first team to hit all five targets, indicated by a flag being released, wins.
Reward: A spaghetti dinner on a private island.
Additional Stipulation: Each member of the winning team will eat their meal alone, taking as much as they want from a shared portion of food. The order will be determined by the person who drew the white rock and consequently sat out of the challenge.
Winners: Blue Team (Chrissy Hofbeck, Cole Medders, Devon Pinto, JP Hilsabeck, and Ryan Ulrich) (joined by Joe Mena)
Challenge: Ten Foot Pole
Standing on a narrow beam, and using a long pole, castaways must balance a statue. At regular intervals, they will move further away from the statue. If at any point, they fall from the beam or drop their statue, they are out of the challenge. The last person left standing wins.
Winner: Cole Medders
| Tribal Council 8:|
(Lauren opted to use voting advantage)
Desi (4 votes)
Ben, Devon, JP, Ryan
Joe (4 votes)
Ashley, Chrissy, Cole, Mike
Ben (1 vote)
Lauren (1 vote)
Desi, Joe (4 votes each)
|“||(using voting advantage) I hope using this works for me somehow, someway.||”|
|“||(tearfully) It didn’t go as I had hoped or-or planned. It’s truly heartbreaking. And I’m certainly not used to losing. It’s not part of what I typically do, but, I guess, in this game I wasn’t part of anybody’s plan moving forward, so I have to just realize that’s part of the game and somebody has to go home. And I don’t think I have anything else to say.||”|
Still in the Running
Life at Ponderosa
- Desi's Ponderosa
- Cole Misses Jessica: Cole Medders shares his feelings for Jessica Johnston with the rest of the Solewa tribe.
- This episode's title was originally Knights of the Round Table. The reason for the change is unknown.
- This episode's title comes from Joe Mena after Jessica Johnston's blindside.
- The first five castaways voted out from this season, Katrina Radke, Simone Nguyen, Patrick Bolton, Alan Ball, and Roark Luskin, were invited back to help test run this episode's Reward Challenge along with the Dream Team.
- At the end of this episode, all females from the original Soko tribe have been eliminated.
- It should be noted that Jeff did not read all the votes to conceal the fact that Lauren invoked her advantage, thus reading only ten votes instead of eleven. Jeff explains that longtime fans know that he does not read all the votes once a contestant receives enough votes to be eliminated (i.e. the remaining unread votes would not have mattered regardless).
- ↑ http://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/daily-ratings/wednesday-final-ratings-nov-15-2017/
- ↑ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p5JCn-V-QVY
- ↑ https://youtu.be/XaLwAHbAl1Q
- ↑ http://www.thefutoncritic.com/showatch/survivor/listings/
- ↑ http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/survivor-heroes-healers-hustlers-challenge-preview-video-1057968
- ↑ http://ew.com/tv/2017/11/16/survivor-jeff-probst-heroes-healers-hustlers-episode-8/
|Survivor: Heroes vs. Healers vs. Hustlers Episodes|
"I'm Not Crazy, I'm Confident" · "I'm a Wild Banshee" · "My Kisses Are Very Private" · "I Don't Like Having Snakes Around" · "The Past Will Eat You Alive" · "This Is Why You Play Survivor" · "Get to Gettin'" · "Playing with the Devil" · "Fear of the Unknown" · "Buy One, Get One Free" · "Not Going to Roll Over and Die" · "The Survivor Devil" · "Million Dollar Night" · "Reunion"