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"The Brave May Not Live Long, but the Cautious Don't Live at All"
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Episode Information
Version: United States
Season: Guatemala
Episode Number: 3/14 (145)
Original Release: September 29, 2005
Viewership (in millions): 17.29[1]
Ratings/Share (18-49): 5.7/16 Summary: Link
Episode Chronology
Previous: "Man Down"
Next: "To Betray or Not to Betray"

The Brave May Not Live Long, but the Cautious Don't Live at All is the third episode of Survivor: Guatemala.


Day 7

Day 8


Challenge: Blind Build
Scattered around the jungle are 8 sets of materials. One person would guide blindfolded players around to collect the puzzle pieces. After collecting the pieces, they must construct an archeological tent. First tribe to complete the tent and get on their tribe mat wins.
Reward: Pillows, blankets and tarp

Winner: Nakúm

Reward Challenge: Blind Build
Outcome Tribe Caller Blindfolded Groups
Won Nakúm S11 brooke t
S11 blake tS11 brandon t
Blake & Brandon
S11 bobbyjon tS11 danni tS11 judd t
Bobby Jon, Danni, & Judd
S11 cindy tS11 margaret t
Cindy & Margaret
Lost Yaxhá S11 gary t
S11 amy tS11 brian t
Amy & Brian
S11 brianna tS11 jamie tS11 lydia t
Brianna, Jamie, & Lydia
S11 rafe tS11 stephenie t
Rafe & Stephenie

Challenge: Holding Court
Tribes would compete on an elevated court playing Mayan Courtball. They would compete in threesomes to pass the ball to each other to shoot at a target on the other side of the court. If a competitor caught the ball, they couldn't walk; they had to pass. If they did walk, they had to give the ball to the other tribe. First tribe to five points wins.
Winner: Nakúm

Immunity Challenge: Holding Court
Outcome Tribe Competitors
Won Nakúm S11 blake tS11 bobbyjon tS11 brandon tS11 brooke tS11 cindy tS11 danni tS11 judd tS11 margaret t
Blake, Bobby Jon, Brandon, Brooke, Cindy, Danni, Judd, & Margaret
Lost Yaxhá S11 amy tS11 brian tS11 brianna tS11 gary tS11 jamie tS11 lydia tS11 rafe tS11 stephenie t
Amy, Brian, Brianna, Gary, Jamie, Lydia, Rafe, & Stephenie
Round Breakdown
Round Winners Losers Total Score
Round 1
(3 males)
S11 brian tS11 jamie tS11 rafe t S11 blake tS11 bobbyjon tS11 judd t 1-0
Round 2
(2 males, 1 female)
S11 blake tS11 judd tS11 margaret t S11 amy tS11 jamie tS11 rafe t 1-1
Round 3
(3 females)
S11 brooke tS11 cindy tS11 danni t S11 brianna tS11 lydia tS11 stephenie t 2-1
Round 4
(3 males)
S11 blake tS11 bobbyjon tS11 brandon t S11 brian tS11 gary tS11 rafe t 3-1
Round 5
(2 males, 1 female)
S11 amy tS11 gary tS11 rafe t S11 blake tS11 bobbyjon tS11 brooke t 3-2
Round 6
(3 males)
S11 brian tS11 gary tS11 jamie t S11 blake tS11 bobbyjon tS11 judd t 3-3
Round 7
(2 females, 1 male)
S11 brandon tS11 cindy tS11 danni t S11 amy tS11 lydia tS11 rafe t 4-3
Round 8
(3 females)
S11 cindy tS11 danni tS11 margaret t S11 brianna tS11 lydia tS11 stephenie t 5-3

Tribal Council

Tribal Council 3:
S11 brianna t
Brianna (7 votes)
S11 amy tS11 brian tS11 gary tS11 jamie t
S11 lydia tS11 rafe tS11 stephenie t
Amy, Brian, Gary, Jamie, Lydia, Rafe, Stephenie
S11 lydia t
Lydia (1 vote)
S11 brianna t
S11 brianna bw
Brianna Varela

Voting Confessionals

(voting for Brianna) This is nothing personal, but we need a strong tribe to win these challenges, and we'll see you back home, home-girl.


Brianna, you fell off the net in the challenge. You leaned on the pole during the challenge. You were scared to pick up the ball in the challenge. I don't think you've played a contact sport in your entire life. You're a girly girl, and you need to go back to the shopping mall and leave the jungle.


My vote is for Brianna. It's based on a unified vote. But Brianna, you know as well as I know that we came into this right at the beginning with an alliance, and the fact that I'm voting out someone in my alliance brings me great concerns that there might be holes in our ship.


(voting for Brianna) You're a wonderful person, but I think you and I both know that you're ready to go home.


Brianna, you are a sweet, genuine person, and I'm so sorry that it's your time to go. But I have to do what's right for this tribe right now. We gotta win Immunity. I can't be on a losing streak anymore. I really liked getting to know you and hope we can hang on the outside. See ya.


Brianna, you're a great young girl. I just don't think this was your style of game. Best wishes.


Lydia, you have not once looked me in the eye when I've spoken to you, or even attempted at conversing when I start a conversation with you. It's either you or me tonight. I hope it's not me.


(voting for Brianna) I'm sure I'm going to have a lot of sarcastic things to say about people throughout this game when I vote them out, but you're a sweet heart, Rinny. You really are, through and through. I'm only voting for you because you are the weakest link on the tribe; you don't give it your all - Lydia does.


Final Words

It was the survival of the fittest out there and I was the weakest link. You've got to be athletic to be out here. I gave it my all. I tried my hardest. I am an athletic person but not as athletic as these people. These are strong people. I was only out here for eight days but it was the best eight days of my life. The toughest but the best.

Brianna Varela

Still in the Running

S11 jim bw
S11 morgan bw
S11 brianna bw
S11 amy t
S11 blake t
 Bobby Jon
S11 bobbyjon t
S11 brandon t
S11 brian t
S11 brooke t
S11 cindy t
S11 danni t
S11 gary t
S11 jamie t
S11 judd t
S11 lydia t
S11 margaret t
S11 rafe t
S11 stephenie t


  • According to Brian, the Immunity Challenge was actually won by the team to score ten points first, not the best of five matches.[2]

Episode Title

  • The episode title was said by Brandon describing how he's tempted to take a swim in the alligator-infested lake.


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