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"Running the Show"
Coach-and-Cochran
Episode Information
Version: United States
Season: South Pacific
Episode Number: 10/16 (346)
Original Release: November 16, 2011
Viewership (in millions): 11.66[1]
Ratings/Share (18-49): 3.3/9
CBS.com Summary: Link
Episode Chronology
Previous: "Cut Throat"
Next: "A Closer Look"
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Running the Show is the tenth episode of Survivor: South Pacific.

Story

Day 25

After Tribal Council, the entire tribe gathered around Coach, and Coach explained that Jim was a "difficult" kind of person and that Dawn and Whitney are part of the family and this is one tribe. Later on, Coach revealed that he knew that he had to make sure that the people on the bottom didn't feel like they were on the bottom in order to suppress any chance of a rebellion. Jim, Keith, and Ozzy competed in just the second duel in Redemption Island history where only the winner (1st place finisher) would survive and more that one person would be eliminated; in this case, 2. All 3 contestants got settled relatively easily. Brandon cheered for Jim and Whitney cheered for Keith, but no one cheered for Ozzy. Jim would be the first one to drop out, and he was furious about it. After the intensity increased to a boiling point, Keith dropped out as well. So Jim became the 1st and Keith became the 2nd member of the jury. Ozzy then revealed that he felt more at home on Redemption Island as opposed to the main game since there wasn't the stress of having to vote people off.

Day 26

Day 27

After Sophie won immunity on Day 27, Jeff said that there would be a twist at the following Tribal Council. Albert tried to formulate a plan to blindside Edna using outsiders Dawn and Whitney, Cochran (who is at the bottom of the Upolu alliance), and Sophie, Albert's closest ally. However Coach caught wind of the plan and reminded his alliance that there would be no mercy towards anyone who voted against their alliance. Albert did not pull through on his plan and Dawn would be voted off 7-2. However, due to the twist, a second vote would occur that Tribal Council following a short Immunity Challenge consisting of survival trivia. Rick, Albert, and Edna lost in the first round. Brandon and Cochran lost in the second round. Coach lost in the third round, leaving only Sophie to prevent Whitney from winning immunity. The next question decided the winner and Sophie won her second individual Immunity Challenge of the season, and interestingly on the same day. With Whitney vulnerable, the Upolu alliance completed their mission of dominating the rival alliance by voting Whitney off 7-1.

Challenges

Challenge: Keep It Up
Each contestant holds two poles against a wooden board while standing. If a contestant drops either pole or moves either pole away from the board, that person is out. The last contestant left wins.
Winner: Ozzy Lusth

Challenge: Price On Your Head
Each contestant balances a bowl on a bean bag on their head. They must fill the bowl with rice and then walk to another bowl, where they fill that bowl with the rice they have carried. The first person to fill that 2nd bowl with rice to completion wins immunity.
Winner: Sophie Clarke

Challenge: C.A.T.
Each contestant has an answer cube and must turn the cube to the side which they think has the best answer. If they are correct, they remain in the challenge. If not, they are out of the challenge. Last one remaining wins.
Winner: Sophie Clarke

Redemption Island

Redemption Island
Duel 7
Competitors Result (in order of finish)
S23 ozzy t

Ozzy
(incumbent inhabitant)

Won
S23 keith t

Keith
(challenger)

Lost
S23 jim t

Jim
(challenger)

Lost
ELIMINATED:
S23 jim bwS23 keith bw
Jim Rice and Keith Tollefson

Final Words

Tribal Council

Tribal Council 11:
Te Tuna
First Vote
Voted
Against
Voter
S23 dawn t
Dawn (7 votes)
S23 albert tS23 brandon tS23 coach t
S23 cochran tS23 edna tS23 rick tS23 sophie t
Albert, Brandon, Coach, Cochran, Edna, Rick, Sophie
S23 edna t
Edna (2 votes)
S23 dawn tS23 whitney t
Dawn, Whitney
VOTED OFF:
S23 dawn t
Dawn Meehan
(sent to Redemption Island)
Second Vote
Voted
Against
Voter
S23 whitney t
Whitney (7 votes)
S23 albert tS23 brandon tS23 coach t
S23 cochran tS23 edna tS23 rick tS23 sophie t
Albert, Brandon, Coach, Cochran, Edna, Rick,Sophie
S23 cochran t
Cochran (1 vote)
S23 whitney t
Whitney
VOTED OFF:
S23 whitney t
Whitney Duncan
(sent to Redemption Island)

Voting Confessionals

First Vote

(voting for Edna) I really hope there's four more of these.

Whitney


Second Vote

Still in the Running

 Semhar
18th
S23 semhar bw
 Mark
17th
S23 mark bw
 Stacey
16th
S23 stacey bw
 Elyse
15th
S23 elyse bw
 Mikayla
14th
S23 mikayla bw
 Christine
13th
S23 christine bw
 Jim
12th
S23 jim bw
 Keith
11th
S23 keith bw
 Ozzy
On Redemption
S23 ozzy t
 Dawn
On Redemption
S23 dawn t
 Whitney
On Redemption
S23 whitney t
 Albert
Te Tuna
S23 albert t
 Brandon
Te Tuna
S23 brandon t
 Coach
Te Tuna
S23 coach t
 Cochran
Te Tuna
S23 cochran t
 Edna
Te Tuna
S23 edna t
 Rick
Te Tuna
S23 rick t
 Sophie
Te Tuna
S23 sophie t

Trivia

  • This was the third time two vote-offs occurred in a single Tribal Council, following "People That You Like Want to See You Suffer" and "A Mystery Package".
    • But, this was the second time there was a challenge before the next vote, following "A Mystery Package."
    • Because of this, Sophie Clarke is the first contestant to win immunity twice on the same day.
  • This episode's duel is a throwback to the challenges used in "The Brains Behind Everything" and "Loose Lips Sink Ships".
  • This episode marks the first, and at this point, the only, time at any point during the season that someone won two challenges in a row, if duels are excluded.
  • This is the first episode where a former Upolu member wins individual immunity.
  • This episode was nominated for Outstanding Cinematography for Reality Programming at the 64th Emmy Awards.[2]

References