|"They Came at Us with Spears!"|
|Episode Number:||1/15 (124)|
|Original Release:||September 16, 2004|
|Viewership (in millions):||20.06|
|Previous:|| "America's Tribal Council"|
|Next:||"Burly Girls, Bowheads, Young Studs, and the Old Bunch"|
They Came at Us with Spears! is the first episode of Survivor: Vanuatu.
Reward/Immunity Challenge: Fire Starter
This challenge consists of a commando crawl through a mud pit, three players moving a ball through a table maze, grabbing the ball, climbing a ladder to a balance beam, net slide back to the ground, three other players then using provided materials and matches inside the ball to build a fire in a cauldron to burn through a rope, lowering a torch, lighting the torch, and crossing the finish.
| Tribal Council 1:|
Brook (5 votes)
Chad, Chris, Lea, Rory, Travis
Chris (3 votes)
Brook, John K., John P.
Rory (1 vote)
| VOTED OFF:|
|“||(voting for Chris) Chris, I'm making this vote to save my own butt, and it's definitely strategy. Good luck, bud.||”|
|“||(voting for Rory) If you get voted off tonight, we'll miss your sage comments around camp. Right now, man, it's all about team and winning.||”|
|“||(voting for Brook) Just playing the game, man. I started playing it when I got to the beach. It's all part of the game.||”|
|“||The one thing I didn't want was to be the first person off. Who the hell wants to be the first person off? But, uh, during these three days in the game, I don't think I have learned much about myself. My only problem was the other seventeen people here just gave me an absolute schooling in the game of Survivor. So, uh, you know, I got beat. The bottom line, someone got me and they got me good. Peace out, Survivor land.||”|
Still in the Running
- This episode was meant to have 90 minutes, but the production decided to make a 60 minutes episode one week before its airing.
- This episode is the only time that eventual winner Chris Daugherty received votes against him.
- This is the only pre-merge episode of Vanuatu where Rory Freeman is present and the eliminated player does not vote against him.
- However, Rory did receive a vote from Brady Finta.
- Lopevi's defeat mirrors Tambaqui's loss during the first Immunity Challenge of Survivor: The Amazon, where the all-male tribe dominated through the course, but stumbled with the balance section of the challenge.
|Survivor: Vanuatu Episodes|
"They Came at Us with Spears!" · "Burly Girls, Bowheads, Young Studs, and the Old Bunch" · "Double Tribal, Double Trouble" · "Now That's a Reward!" · "Earthquakes and Shake-Ups!" · "Hog Tied" · "Anger, Threats, Tears... and Coffee" · "Now the Battle Really Begins" · "Gender Wars... It's Getting Ugly" · "Culture Shock and Violent Storms" · "Surprise and... Surprise Again!" · "Now Who's in Charge Here?!" · "Eruption of Volcanic Magnitude" · "Spirits and the Final Four" · "Reunion"