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"Secrets and Lies and an Idol Surprise"
Episode Information
Version: United States
Season: Guatemala
Episode Number: 9/14 (151)
Original Release: November 10, 2005
Viewership (in millions): 18.98[1]
Ratings/Share (18-49): 6.9/19 Summary: Link
Episode Chronology
Previous: "The Hidden Immunity Idol"
Next: "Eating and Sleeping with the Enemy"

Secrets and Lies and an Idol Surprise is the ninth episode of Survivor: Guatemala.


Day 22

Day 23

Day 24


Challenge: Atlatl
Each person will throw an arrow with an atlatl toward a target. The goal is to get the closest to the center of the target.
Reward: Food (depending on how they placed during the challenge; the first placer gets lobster and steak with a beer and the last placer gets ramon nuts with a glass of boiled river water from camp)
Additional Stipulation: The first placer also gets a clue to the Hidden Immunity Idol.
Winner: Judd Sergeant

Challenge: Bridge It
The castaways will make their way across a balance beam and untie two wooden planks. The first four contestants to make it successfully across move on to round two. In round two, the remaining castaways will use the wooden planks to make their way across a knotted rope bridge. The first two to finish make it to the final round. In the final round, the two remaining castaways will navigate through a two-line balance bridge. The first person to make it across wins immunity.
Winner: Jamie Newton

Tribal Council

Tribal Council 10:
S11 bobbyjon t
Bobby Jon (6 votes)
S11 cindy tS11 jamie tS11 judd tS11 lydia tS11 rafe tS11 stephenie t
Cindy, Jamie, Judd, Lydia, Rafe, Stephenie
S11 stephenie t
Stephenie (2 votes)
S11 bobbyjon tS11 danni t
Bobby Jon, Danni
S11 cindy t
Cindy (1 vote)
S11 gary t
S11 gary t
(used Hidden Immunity Idol)
S11 bobbyjon bw
Bobby Jon Drinkard

^1 Gary used the Hidden Immunity Idol, giving him Individual Immunity.

Voting Confessionals

Bobby Jon, man, I love you, kid, and I didn't wanna do this to 'ya, but I gotta stick to my, uh, alliance that I am with the six. Um, I love you, kid.


(voting for Bobby Jon) This vote's just all about the strategy. Gary found the Immunity Idol, so I guess it's just the way it... the way fate fell tonight, so really sorry about it. It's been awesome playing the game with 'ya.


(voting for Stephenie) You're just starting to take control of the game, and, you know, I don't know how long it's gonna last, but better now than never, I guess.

Bobby Jon

(voting for Bobby Jon) Um, I'm glad that you made the jury. If you're the one that goes tonight... and, um, I'm just sticking to our plan, but I could be wrong. If it's not you, congrats.


Cindy, I thought you blew it when you voted for Brandon, uh, so I gotta take a vote for 'ya.


(voting for Stephenie) I know you'll forgive me for this tonight, because you're in a safe position.


(voting for Bobby Jon) I'm glad we made up before you left. Wow. Um, go back to Alabama with your head raised high, buddy. Sorry.


(voting for Bobby Jon) You're truly an inspiration to me. You're a hard worker, a kind, young man, who has a bright future. I've learned so much from you. I enjoy our talks, and, um, you know, I hope you go far in the future. You're a great man. I'm very happy to have known you.


Bobby Jon, you're a great guy. I wasn't expecting to make this vote tonight, but, um, that's what happens in this game. So, good luck to you.


Final Words

I was very surprised about the outcome tonight. I had no clue Gary was going to pull out the Immunity Idol and he did. I wanted to win the game, but everything happens for a reason and the good Lord didn't want me to win. I learned a lot about myself and communicating with people this time. I got to do something that is remarkable and amazing.

Bobby Jon Drinkard

Still in the Running

S11 jim bw
S11 morgan bw
S11 brianna bw
S11 brooke bw
S11 blake bw
S11 margaret bw
S11 brian bw
S11 amy bw
S11 brandon bw
S11 bobbyjon bw
S11 cindy t
S11 danni t
S11 gary t
S11 jamie t
S11 judd t
S11 lydia t
S11 rafe t
S11 stephenie t


  • This episode marked the first usage of a Hidden Immunity Idol.
  • This marks the first time that Bobby Jon Drinkard was voted out. In Survivor: Palau, he was eliminated by losing a fire-making tiebreaker.
    • Bobby Jon lasted three days longer than his previous performance.
    • Also, Stephenie has now voted out every other member of Ulong successfully.
  • This is the only Tribal Council of the season where more than two people received votes.


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