|Episode Number||9/14 (079)|
|First Broadcast||April 10, 2003|
|Viewership (in millions)||19.1|
|Previous||“Sleeping with the Enemy”|
|Next||“The First 27 Days”|
The Chain is the ninth episode of Survivor: The Amazon.
The first eight will try to hit a target with a blowdart. The four players closest to the center move onto the second round, throwing spears. The two closest climb a tower for the final round, trying to hit the target with a bow and arrow. The player closest to the center wins.
Reward: Afternoon at a makeshift coffee bar
Winner: Alex Bell (shared with Jenna Morasca)
|Immunity Challenge: Weapons|
|Round||Round 3||Round 2||Round 1|
Christy & Rob
Challenge: Amazon Menu
For the first round, the castaways must eat an Amazonian grasshopper. First six to finish move on. Second round, they eat 10 live coconut worms. First four move on. Third round, five beetles. First two move on. For the final round, they must eat live Amazonian beetle larva. The first to finish wins Immunity.
Winner: Matthew von Ertfelda
|Immunity Challenge: Amazon Menu|
|Round||Round 4||Round 3||Round 2||Round 1|
|Food||1 Live Beetle Larva||5 Beetles||10 Coconut Worms||1 Grasshopper|
Alex & Christy
Butch & Rob
Heidi & Jenna
| Tribal Council 9:|
Deena (6 votes)
Alex, Butch, Heidi, Jenna, Matthew, & Rob
Alex (2 votes)
Christy & Deena
| VOTED OFF:|
|“||(voting for Alex) I vote for Alex tonight because he's a serious threat to the tribe, so I'm trying to get rid of him tonight.||”|
|“||(voting for Deena) You lied to me, you betrayed me, you screwed me. Now screw you.||”|
|“||(voting for Alex) Because you are a mental and physical powerhouse, you're standing between me and the big prize.||”|
|“||(voting for Deena) Deena, you couldn't even stick by your word for three days. I'd actually love to go up against you in court any day, 'cause you're the worst liar I think I've ever met in my life.||”|
|“||They saw me as a threat and I wanted to change the, uh, the face of the game a little bit and vote off the people that were the strongest so we could finish off into the end. Things happen. People change their minds. Relationships grow and there's attachments… so, I got nixed. But remember that you're gonna have to live with your decisions for the rest of your life so make sure that they count. Thanks for the ride, I had a good time.||”|
Still in the Running
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- Rob Cesternino had the most number of confessionals this episode, with 13.
- Christy Smith didn't have any confessionals.
- This episode was the first episode to use the Survivor Smorgasbord as an individual Immunity Challenge. Unlike its use in Thailand, this was the first time that castaways competed in the individual version of the challenge.
- The episode title is said by Matthew von Ertfelda referring to how him, Butch Lockley and his alliance are part of a chain of information that will be used to further themselves in the game.
|Survivor: The Amazon Episodes|
“Boys vs Girls” · “Storms” · “Girl Power” · “Trapped” · “Pick-Up Sticks” · “More than Meats the Eye” · “Girls Gone Wilder” · “Sleeping with the Enemy” · “The Chain” · “The First 27 Days” · “Q and A” · “Sour Grapes” · “The Amazon Heats Up” · “And Then There Were Four”