|"Shot into Smithereens"|
Lisa upon seeing Justice, her younger brother.
|Episode Number:||12/14 (355)|
|Original Release:||December 5, 2012|
|Viewership (in millions):||10.64|
|Previous:||“Hell Hath Frozen Over”|
|Next:||“Gouge My Eyes Out”|
Shot into Smithereens is the twelfth episode of Survivor: Philippines.
After Penner's elimination Abi is still the next target.
After seeing her younger brother, Lisa is given the motivation to make a bold move in eliminating Malcolm, though unlucky due to him winning immunity.
The majority alliance decides to target Carter before Abi, as he is a physical and likability threat. With this Carter is sent home.
Challenge: Mud Slinging
The castaways will compete alongside their loved ones for this challenge. The castaway will throw a mud-covered ball to their loved one, who must attempt to knock over five targets from a pedestal. First castaway to do this will win reward.
Reward:The winner (along with 2 other castaways of their choice) will get to spend the afternoon and the night with their loved one at the camp.
Winner: Malcolm Freberg (shared with Lisa Whelchel and Michael Skupin)
|Reward Challenge: Mud Slinging|
Abi-Maria, Carter, Denise, Lisa, & Michael
Challenge: Fish and Game
Castaways must cross over to a platform on the other side of the water via a rope bridge. From there, they will use a rope with a hook attached in order to pull three buoys out of the water with bags of sticks attached to them. After retrieving all three, they must tie the sticks together in order to knock over a target on the other end to release a flag. First person to release their flag wins immunity.
Winner: Malcolm Freberg
|Immunity Challenge: Fish and Game|
Abi-Maria, Carter, Denise, Lisa, & Michael
| Tribal Council 12:|
Carter (5 votes)
Abi-Maria, Denise, Lisa, Malcolm, & Michael
Abi-Maria (1 vote)
| VOTED OFF:|
Carter was shown writing Abi-Maria's name down on the parchment. Abi-Maria was shown writing Carter's name down.
|“||The realization that my Survivor experience is over is weighing heavily on me. It does hurt to know that that four would rather play with someone like Abi, who they feel like they can beat these next few days, as opposed to me. I can understand it, but it doesn't mean it doesn't hurt. They're playing with their heads, not their hearts, at this point.||”|
Still in the Running
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Behind The Scenes
Life at Ponderosa
Carter is welcomed at Ponderosa by the jury members. In his post-game medical, Carter is revealed to drop from 165.9 lbs. to 147.8 lbs. After dinner, Jonathan takes on a Selecta "3-in-1 +1" ice cream tub (which has four different flavors in it). Jonathan tries out two of flavors, which are spelled in Filipino (the ice cream flavors are "ube," which is "purple yam," a popular Filipino dessert, and "keso," meaning "cheese"). The two other flavors are the common chocolate and strawberry.
After a heavy breakfast of cereal, Carter joins Pete and Artis at the gym. Before lunch, the jurors hang out in the pool while Jeff Kent and Penner grill their meal. R.C. talks to Carter more, since they had little interaction in their short time as tribemates at the Dangrayne tribe.
R.C. continues to comment on how Jeff Kent has been a negative jury member, and though it is odd for her to be the only female jury member, she is still having fun nonetheless.
Carter assumes that Lisa, Michael, Malcolm, and Denise will finish the deed and vote Abi-Maria out next.
- After this episode, with Carter Williams' elimination, all of the original Kalabaw members have been eliminated from the game.
- This episode's Tribal Council marks the first time Dangrayne voted out a tribe member unanimously.
- This is also the first time that the person voted out wasn't decided by only 1 vote. All Tribal Council eliminations onward would be by unanimous decisions.
- This is also the first time Dangrayne didn't need all the votes to be read.
- This episode marks the first time that there are more female contestants remaining than males since Zane Knight's elimination in the first episode “Survivor Smacked Me in the Chops”.
- Jeff Probst stated that Lisa Whelchel's loved one visit is one of the most heartwarming visits he's ever seen.
- The episode title comes from a line spoken by Lisa Whelchel in one of her confessionals, referring to her strategy to blindside Malcolm backfiring after he won individual immunity.
|Survivor: Philippines Episodes|
“Survivor Smacked Me in the Chops” · “Don't Be Blinded by the Headlights” · “This Isn't a 'We' Game” · “Create a Little Chaos” · “Got My Swag Back” · “Down and Dirty” · “Not the Only Actor on This Island” · “Dead Man Walking” · “Little Miss Perfect” · “Whiners Are Wieners” · “Hell Hath Frozen Over” · “Shot into Smithereens” · “Gouge My Eyes Out” · “Million Dollar Question”