|"The Biggest Fraud in the Game"|
Debbie, Brendan, and J.T. prepare for Reward.
|Episode Number:||9/14 (251)|
|Original Release:||April 16, 2009|
|Viewership (in millions):||11.64|
|Previous:||“The Dragon Slayer”|
|Next:||“It's Funny When People Cry”|
The Biggest Fraud in the Game is the ninth episode of Survivor: Tocantins.
Challenge: Rock Block
The castaways would be divided into teams of three: black, red, and white. The teams would have a row of eight team-colored ceramic tiles on frames belonging to them. Playing in rounds, one member from each team would throw a metal ball at the other two team's tiles to try to break them. When all eight tiles of a team were broken, the team would be out of the challenge. The last team with an intact tile would win.
Reward: A whitewater rafting trip down the Rio Novo and a picnic of sandwiches, chicken wings, brownies, watermelon, and potato chips.
Winners: Black Team
|Reward Challenge: Rock Block|
Brendan, Debbie, & J.T.
Erinn, Sierra, & Stephen
Coach, Taj, & Tyson
The castaways would be attached to a rope which is thread through three of obstacles, for which the castaways would have to climb under, over, or around. The first three castaways to finish would move on to the next round. The next round's challenge would be the same, but with a single obstacle three levels high. The first castaway to complete the obstacle would win.
Winner: Tyson Apostol
|Immunity Challenge: Rope-a-Dope|
Brendan & J.T.
Coach, Debbie, Erinn, Sierra, Stephen, & Taj
| Tribal Council 7:|
Brendan (4 votes)
Coach, Debbie, Stephen, & Taj
Sierra (3 votes)
Erinn, J.T., & Tyson
Coach (2 votes)
Brendan & Sierra
| VOTED OFF:|
|“||(votes for Brendan) The ancient Samurai used to say that "if you wanted to win the war, you had to cut off the head of the dragon". You, my friend, are the dragon, and I am the dragon slayer.||”|
|“||(votes for Brendan) This is my wizard lightning shooting you back home; kapow!||”|
|“||I knew at the merge that what would happen is that I'd become a big target. I didn't think it would happen quite that quickly, but it kinda feels good to be blindsided, because I wanted to blindside someone too, that's all part of the game. The thing that Sierra probably needs most right now is in my pocket right now, the Hidden Imunity Idol. But it doesn't matter, she'd be the next regardless to go in a matter of time.||”|
Still in the Running
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Behind the Scenes
Life at Ponderosa
- A type of this Immunity Challenge would later appear in Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains.
- This is the third episode where the person voted out would be eliminated in a plurality vote. The first two instances were “The Merger” and “For Cod's Sake”.
|Survivor: Tocantins Episodes|
“Let's Get Rid of the Weak Players Before We Even Start” · “The Poison Apple Needs to Go” · “Mama Said There'd Be Days Like This” · “The Strongest Man Alive” · “You're Going to Want That Tooth” · “The First 15 Days” · “One of Those 'Coach Moments'” · “The Dragon Slayer” · “The Biggest Fraud in the Game” · “It's Funny When People Cry” · “They Both Went Bananas” · “The Ultimate Sacrifice” · “The Martyr Approach” · “I Trust You but I Trust Me More”