|"The Strongest Man Alive"|
|Episode Number:||4/15 (263)|
|Original Release:||March 5, 2009|
|Viewership (in millions):||11.85|
|Previous:||"Mama Said There'd Be Days Like This"|
|Next:||"You're Going to Want That Tooth"|
The Strongest Man Alive is the fourth episode of Survivor: Tocantins.
Challenge: Shoulder the Load
Three members (two men and one woman) from each tribe will have a pole across their shoulders. Each round, weight (20 lbs.) will be added to each pole. The decision about which tribe member gets the weight will be made by the other tribe. When the weight becomes too much to bear, the tribe member will drop the pole and be out of the challenge. Last person left standing wins reward for their tribe.
Reward: Tribe Raid of two items of the losing tribe by the winning tribe
Winner: Jalapao (exiled Sierra Reid; Sierra chose Taj Johnson-George to accompany her.)
One tribe member at a time would race along a winding path to retrieve a puzzle piece. Each puzzle piece is a large wooden triangular prism with letters written on each of the three faces. Once eight puzzle pieces are retrieved, they would need to be placed in their correct spot in a frame. The pieces would then need to be rotated to display a scrambled phrase. The first tribe to solve their puzzle would win.
| Tribal Council 4:|
Sandy (5 votes)
J.T., Joe, Spencer, Stephen, Sydney
Joe (1 vote)
Sydney (1 vote)
| VOTED OFF:|
|“||(votes for Sandy) You're one of the toughest and funniest ladies that I know. Good luck. It's been a pleasure.||”|
|“||(votes for Sydney) I'm giving you my vote because you asked me to, so...||”|
|“||(votes for Sandy) This may be an enormous strategic blunder, but I think it's the move that I have to make right now.||”|
|“||(votes for Joe) I just didn't wanna vote Momma K's down, so I'm gonna...||”|
|“||(votes for Sandy) Overall, you've been great to have around. I appreciate you being the mother figure for the tribe, but, uh, lately, you've been getting on my nerves quite a bit, and, uh, I just think it's your time to go. Sorry.||”|
|“||(votes for Sandy) It's just your time to go.||”|
|“||(votes for Sandy) Sorry, Momma K. It's just too early to make that move. Good luck.||”|
|“||I was the slung out you know right off the bat. The first day without anybody knowing me or anything. And then I kinda got in with them. I was like the mother hen over all these little ducks. And I stayed around a lot longer than I thought I was going to and I didn't quit. So I'm real proud of myself.||”|
Still in the Running
- The Reward Challenge is a throwback to the Immunity Challenge used in "Me and My Snake". The same challenge is used in "Survivalism".
- The Immunity Challenge is a variation of a challenge used in Survivor: Panama.
|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" · "Reunion"