|"Swimming with Sharks"|
|Episode Number:||9/14 (099)|
|Original Release:||November 20, 2003|
|Viewership (in millions):||19.90|
|Previous:||"Shocking! Simply Shocking!"|
|Next:||"The Great Lie"|
Swimming with Sharks is the ninth episode of Survivor: Pearl Islands.
Challenge: Rats In The Rigging
In randomly-chosen pairs, climb a fishnet to the deck, climb a cargo net to reach a rope and pulley, one person pulls a bell over, the other person rings it. Then, retrieve a rope with a grappling hook, swing to fishnet, climb to deck, then to crow's nest, one person unties knots to lower bell, second person rings it. Slide down sail, release a rope, grab the bell-ringer that drops, ring final bell. Two heats, two pairs in each heat, winners move on to final. The course is the same, but at each bell the player who gets the bell must also ring it, while the other player then grabs a bag of puzzle pieces. The final rope must be chopped with a cutlass to grab a key. The key opens a treasure chest with a solving station inside. First pair to solve the puzzle wins.
Reward: Deep-sea fishing trip
Winner: Burton Roberts and Lillian Morris (Burton gave his reward to Jon Dalton)
Blowdarts. Each player has their own section on the board (sub-divided into 1-, 2-, and 3-life sections). Hit anywhere in your own section to become a killer, then hit the other players' areas to get rid of their lives and/or killer status. When you've lost killer status and all three lives, you're out of the challenge. Last player left wins.
Winner: Burton Roberts
| Tribal Council 12:|
Rupert (5 votes)
Burton, Darrah, Jon, Lillian, Tijuana
Darrah (2 votes)
Jon (1 vote)
| VOTED OFF:|
|“||(voting for Darrah) A Morgan has to go tonight. And the other two work harder than you do.||”|
|“||(voting for Rupert) To be the man, you gotta beat the man. Woo!||”|
|“||It is insane how bad I needed this. This would have made my life a lot better. I always get hurt trusting people. I want so badly to be accepted and I never get the acceptance that I want. I don't fit. So much for my dreams.||”|
Still in the Running
- During the reading of the votes, all five votes for Rupert were revealed, even after he was mathematically eliminated when the fourth had been revealed.
- When Jon voted for Rupert, he referenced "Nature Boy" Ric Flair by saying two of his famous quotes - "To be the man, you gotta beat the man" and "Woo!".
|Survivor: Pearl Islands Episodes|
"Beg, Barter, Steal" · "To Quit or Not to Quit" · "United We Stand, Divided We...?" · "Pick a Castaway... Any Castaway" · "Everyone's Hero" · "Me and My Snake" · "What the...?" · "Shocking! Simply Shocking!" · "Swimming with Sharks" · "The Great Lie" · "Would You Be My Brutus Today?" · "Mutiny" · "Flames and Endurance" · "Reunion"