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|"The Brains Behind Everything"|
|Episode Number:||9/14 (237)|
|Original Release:||November 13, 2008|
|Viewership (in millions):||12.88|
|Previous:||"Apple in the Garden of Eden"|
|Next:||"Nothing Tastes Better than Five Hundred Dollars"|
The Brains Behind Everything is the ninth episode of Survivor: Gabon.
At Tribal Council the votes are between the two main alliances, the Onion Alliance and the Fang Alliance. Susie Smith who was originally an Onion Alliance member flipped to the Fang Alliance, giving the Fang alliance a 5-4 vote advantage. Because of this Charlie, a member of the Onion Alliance was voted off in a 5-4 vote.
Challenge: Super Golf
The tribes would use a three man slingshot to shoot an oversized golf ball along three golf holes. The tribe that put their ball in the hole using the fewest number of shots would receive one point. The first tribe to score two points would win.
Reward: An overnight trip to a Gabonese village.
Challenge: Fired Up
The castaways would make a fire large enough to burn through a rope using flint, steel and a box of fire making supplies. The first castaway to completely burn through their rope would win.
Winner: Susie Smith
|Immunity Challenge: Fired Up|
Bob, Charlie, Corinne, Crystal, Ken, Matty, Randy, & Sugar
| Tribal Council 10:|
Charlie (5 votes)
Crystal, Ken, Matty, Sugar, & Susie
Crystal (4 votes)
Bob, Charlie, Corinne, & Randy
| VOTED OFF:|
|“||(votes for Crystal) Bitch!||”|
|“||(votes for Charlie) Sorry, Charlie, but you picked two of the worst allies when I have to make a vote. I'm a traitor, sorry.||”|
|“||(votes for Charlie) Charlie, you're a hell of a guy, you played a very good game, but it's time for you to go.||”|
|“||(votes for Charlie) Charlie, you're a good competitor. I got to take you out if I'm going to move ahead. I hope we can still be friends.||”|
|“||(votes for Charlie) You are a big threat, and you are hurting my alliance. I'm sorry, but you got to go.||”|
|“||(votes for Charlie) Sorry, Charlie. It's not like I'm a homophobic. It's just that at that feast, you took the Hidden Immunity Idol away from me and I thought I gotta get you for that. Sorry.||”|
|“||(votes for Crystal) Sorry Crystal, it's a game. Hope to see you later.||”|
|“||(votes for Crystal) You're a bully, and I don't want to play this game with you. I hope you go home tonight.||”|
|“||(votes for Crystal) Word on the street is that you are a really mean person, but that's side the point, you took out my Marcus and that made me really mad. Sorry.||”|
|“||Okay, this is a disaster. I hundred percent did not see this coming, but what can you do at this point. And I didn't think I'd make it past the first tribal, so to make it this far is amazing. If I'm gonna leave Survivor, I'm glad it's a blindside. Thank God, Marcus is in the jury house, that is my saving grace! I can't wait to see Marcus!||”|
Still in the Running
Behind the Scenes
Life at Ponderosa
- This episode was dedicated to Marge Boesch, Rudy Boesch's wife, who had passed away earlier in November 2008.
- This is the first episode since "Want to See the Elephant Dung? (Part 2)" where someone other than Sugar Kiper is exiled.
- This is the second time Jeff could not identify who a vote was cast for following "Gender Bender". The vote in question was cast by Randy for Crystal. Randy wrote C.C (for Crystal Cox) on the paper.
- The episode title was said by Ken Hoang referring to Charlie Herschel, in an attempt to get him voted out.