|"Tastes Like Chicken"|
|Episode Number:||9/16 (283)|
|Original Release:||November 12, 2009|
|Viewership (in millions):||12.94|
|Previous:||"All Hell Breaks Loose"|
|Next:||"The Day of Reckoning"|
Tastes Like Chicken was the ninth episode of Survivor: Samoa.
Challenge: Coconut Code
The tribe would split into two teams of five, with one castaway sitting out the challenge. Two castaways at a time, the teams would race out into a field to collect a series of poles with black and white colored coconuts. The poles would have to be arranged so that the white coconuts form a four digit number. One blindfolded team member would then have to use their sense of touch to unlock a multiple-dial combination lock using the four digit number. The first team to unlock their lock would win.
Reward: A trip to a waterfall rock slide and a picnic lunch.
Winners: Purple Team (Dave Ball, John Fincher, Kelly Sharbaugh, Monica Padilla, and Shambo Waters)
Challenge: Square Peg, Round Hole
The castaways would have to toss a grappling hook to retrieve two bags with a wooden peg in each bag. The first three castaways to retrieve their bags would move on to the final puzzle round. In the final round, the castaways would untie the bags and try to insert one of the uniquely shaped pegs into board, which would release another peg. That peg would fit into another hole, which releases another peg, and so on until the board was full. The first castaway to complete their puzzle would win.
Winner: Laura Morett
| Tribal Council 9:|
(used Hidden Immunity Idol)
Brett, Dave, John, Kelly, Laura, Monica, Shambo
(votes not counted)
Kelly (4 votes)
Jaison, Mick, Natalie, Russell H.
| VOTED OFF:|
The confessionals not listed here are currently unavailable.
|“||(voting against Russell) Russell I'm voting for you tonight, you are the biggest threat among the Foa Foa tribemates and unfortunately you have to go.||”|
|“||(voting against Russell) Russell I respect your passion for the game but you just came in swinging too hard and too fast.||”|
|“||(voting against Russell) Russ I'm voting for you because I believe that you are the most dangerous member of the Foa Foa tribe. I'll meet you in Lafayette and we'll grub out.||”|
|“||(voting against Russell) You tried to stir up trouble the minute you got to camp and you made way too many promises you couldn't keep, sorry Russell. So much for the fireman's hose.||”|
|“||(voting against Kelly) Come on, baby.||”|
|“||I definitely, definitely wasn't expected to go home tonight. Everything was working out perfectly and I hope Galu gets rid of Russell. It's too many idols, how many can there be. He's just a little sneaky man and I definitely know that he's next in line. If Foa Foa stepped in and totally, I think, took us by surprise. I don't know if anyone from my tribe was involved but I'm totally shocked.||”|
Still in the Running
Behind the Scenes
Life at Ponderosa
- This episode has tied with "This Is Where We Build Trust" and "The Line Will Be Drawn Tonight" for second-most votes negated at Tribal Council, with seven votes. The record would be broken in "You Call, We'll Haul". Coincidentally, in both episodes, both people eliminated were named Kelly and had received four votes.
- The episode title was said by Natalie after consuming the rat that she killed.
|Survivor: Samoa Episodes|
"The Puppet Master" · "Taking Candy from a Baby" · "It's Called a Russell Seed" · "Hungry for a Win" · "Walking on Thin Ice" · "This Is the Man Test" · "Houdini Magic" · "All Hell Breaks Loose" · "Tastes Like Chicken" · "The Day of Reckoning" · "The First 27 Days" · "Off with Their Heads!" · "Damage Control" · "Two Brains Are Better than One" · "This Game Ain't Over" · "Reunion"