|"They Both Went Bananas"|
|Episode Number:||11/14 (253)|
|Original Release:||April 30, 2009|
|Viewership (in millions):||11.73|
|Previous:||“It's Funny When People Cry”|
|Next:||“The Ultimate Sacrifice”|
They Both Went Bananas is the eleventh episode of Survivor: Tocantins.
Each of the castaways would fill out a questionnaire about the tribe in private, then the results would be tallied and the Challenge would begin. The questions would be posed to the group and the castaways would guess whose name was written most often. Each time a castaway guesses the correct answer, they would get one chop at a rope assigned to another castaway. After three chops, the rope would be released, which would smash an idol, removing that castaway from the challenge. The last castaway whose idol is not smashed would win.
Reward: A trip to a natural spring and a home cooked, traditional Brazilian feast made by a local family.
Winner: Stephen Fishbach (shared with J.T. Thomas and Taj Johnson-George)
|Reward Challenge: Jala-Powed|
(who did they chop; how many chops left)
|"Who has not lived up to their potential?||Coach||
|"Who would squander the million dollars the quickest?"||Sierra||
|"Who would never survive on their own?"||Debbie||
|"Who would you trust with your life?"||JT||
|"Who is most likely to stab you in the back?"||Sierra||
|"Who would you least like to see win this game?"||Sierra||
Challenge: Snag, Drag & Bag
The castaways would toss a grappling hook to retrieve three bags. The first three castaways to retrieve all of their bags would move on to the final round. In the final round, the three would compete in a labyrinth game. The first to finish would win.
Winner: Coach Wade
|Immunity Challenge: Snag, Drag & Bag|
Debbie & J.T.
Erinn, Sierra, Stephen, & Taj
| Tribal Council 9:|
Sierra (4 votes)
Coach, Debbie, J.T., & Stephen
Debbie (2 votes)
Sierra & Taj
Stephen (1 vote)
| VOTED OFF:|
|“||(votes for Sierra) I really think you're an honest person, but, in this game, you have to eliminate wildcards. There's enough variables, and I'm sorry, but you're too erratic to keep around.||”|
|“||(votes for Sierra) We've said it all. There's nothing left to say.||”|
|“||(votes for Sierra) I'll say this again, two Tribals ago, I slayed your dragon boyfriend. Tonight, I have to take care of his princess, but you're not so much of a princess after you used that mouth tonight, are you? Goodnight. Good riddance.||”|
|“||(votes for Debbie) See you soon.||”|
|“||(votes for Sierra) I appreciate your honesty, but better you than me.||”|
|“||(votes for Stephen) I promise I'll never vote for you again, but I couldn't vote for Sierra.||”|
|“||(votes for Debbie) I promised her that I wouldn't vote her.||”|
|“||I started off super sick, I had the flu but I persevered through it and I've done all that I could do to stay in the game as long as I possibly could. Coach was lying. I guess they'll have to find that out on their own. I am just totally floored that I made thirty days living essentially in a bush with nothing and I'm very proud of myself.||”|
Still in the Running
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Behind the Scenes
Life at Ponderosa
- This marks the only time of the season where Stephen Fishbach's name was written down.
- The title of the episode was said by Sierra Reed to Stephen Fishbach when describing Coach Wade and Debbie Beebe's reaction to her refusal to their alliance proposal.
|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”