|"Ruling the Roost"|
|Episode Number:||4/16 (188)|
|Original Release:||October 5, 2006|
|Viewership (in millions):||15.83|
|Previous:||"Flirting and Frustration"|
|Next:||"Don't Cry Over Spilled Octopus"|
Ruling the Roost is the fourth episode of Survivor: Cook Islands.
Challenge: Sacrificial Lamb
Two players are harnessed to a rope winding through several obstacles. The rest of their tribe helps them move along up and over an A-frame, under a thick log on the sand, around a long hitching post, and around a giant boxlike structure to the end of the rope. Then, one player swims to a buoy and dives down to retrieve a decoder wheel before coming back, where the entire tribe uses it to work out a six-word phrase.
Reward: Three blankets, two pillows, and one hammock.
Winner: Aitutaki (exiled Adam Gentry)
Four players untie and assemble a wooden puzzle stretcher, lock it in place with metal braces, then run to the beach. One swims out to a mast and climbs a rope ladder to free a hostage, then they both swim back holding a life ring. The victim gets on the stretcher and is carried back. Finally, the three remaining tribe members must make a fire large enough to burn through a rope, lowering the tribe flag. The first tribe to do so wins immunity.
| Tribal Council 4:|
J.P. (7 votes)
Adam, Brad, Cristina, Jenny, Parvati, Rebecca, Stephannie
Stephannie (2 votes)
| VOTED OUT:|
|“||(voting for J.P.) Sorry, J.P., it was either going to be you or me.||”|
|“||(voting for J.P.) I hate to do this to you, buddy, but no one else in this tribe trusts you, including your best friend, your good buddy, Cristina. So, I gotta go with the tribe on this one.||”|
|“||(voting for J.P.) I thought I could trust you until I found out that you were one of the first people who wanted to vote me off today.||”|
|“||(voting for Stephannie) This really breaks my heart to have to do this. I wish you to voice that weakness, but you're a wonderful and beautiful person, and you´ll be with me for the rest of this game.||”|
|“||(voting for J.P.) You cannot come into a game, guns blazing, because at the end of the day, it's going to rub a lot of people the wrong way. And, in the words of Heidi Klum, "Auf wiedersehen".||”|
|“||(voting for J.P.) J.P., I think you're a great guy. I just think you had your gameface on, and none of us wanted to be played. I think you're a really good guy though, so hopefully we can still meet and do those projects we talked about. Good luck.||”|
|“||(voting for J.P.) I choose you, J.P., because when you spoke this morning, you forgot about the alliance you made and you gave a speech about something totally different.||”|
|“||(voting for Stephannie) Your wish is my command.||”|
|“||(voting for J.P.) There are just one too many cooks in the kitchen. We've gotta let one go. Sorry.||”|
|“||Wow. This is something I never, ever saw coming. Then again, it is a game of Survivor, and I definitely got outwitted, outplayed, and outlasted in every means. I thought I was pretty confident going into this one. In no means did I think I was going to be voted out this time, next time, or for a long while, but that's the name of the game. There's no hard feelings in any way. I'm completely baffled; everybody at home, don't give me too hard of a time. Anyway, it was a great experience, I was happy to be here, that's the way the game is played, and wow, they really pulled one over on me.||”|
Still in the Running
- This is the third straight episode an original member of Aitutaki is voted out.