"This Is Going to Hurt"
Episode Information
Version: United States
Season: Nicaragua
Episode Number: 14/16 (319)
Original Release: December 15, 2010
Viewership (in millions): 12.32[1]
Ratings/Share (18-49): 3.5/11 Summary: Link
Episode Chronology
Previous: "Not Sure Where I Stand"
Next: "What About Me?"

This Is Going to Hurt is the penultimate episode of Survivor: Nicaragua.


Day 33

Day 34

Day 35

Day 36

Fabio won the Immunity Challenge, leaving Sash's plans for naught. Chase wanted Dan gone, but Fabio told him that Jane should be voted off. Chase, Sash, and Holly thought that this might be their last chance to eliminate Jane. Jane barged in, creating an awkward silence. When Sash broke the news confirming her impending elimination, an angry Jane poured a bucket of water onto the fire, saying "I started it, I'm putting it out!"

At Tribal Council, Jane suggested to Fabio and Dan to force a tie against the trio of Holly, Chase, and Sash, saying to vote Holly off since the other two had Hidden Immunity Idols and this was the last night they could be used. Fabio and Dan considered her proposition. But it fell through and a disappointed Jane was voted off in 5-0 vote (her vote against Sash didn't count, since Sash played his Hidden Immunity Idol).


Challenge: Poolin' Around
The castaways would run up a ramp and into a pool to retrieve two bags of letter puzzle pieces. Their loved ones would then use the pieces to solve a word puzzle. The first loved one to solve the puzzle would win.
Reward: A trip on a sailboat along the Nicaraguan coast with food and drinks with the winning castaway's loved one.
Winner: Chase Rice (shared with Holly Hoffman and Sash Lenahan)

Challenge: Coat Of Arms
Blindfolded and connected to a rope, the castaways would go over and under three hitching posts to a station where there would be a shield with various symbols on it. Using only their sense of touch, the castaways would memorize the symbols and take the bags of the symbols back to the start line. There, the castaways would have to replicate the symbols from the shield on to a second shield. The first castaway to have all the correct symbols would win.
Winner: Fabio Birza

Tribal Council

Tribal Council 14:
S21 jane t
Jane (5 votes)
S21 chase tS21 dan t
S21 fabio tS21 holly tS21 sash t
Chase, Dan, Fabio, Holly, Sash
S21 sash t
(used Hidden Immunity Idol)
S21 jane t
(vote not counted)
S21 chase t
(used Hidden Immunity Idol)
S21 jane bw
Jane Bright

Voting Confessionals

In the aired episode, voting confessionals were not shown. Dan did not say anything when he voted. Complete confessionals retrieved from CBS' YouTube account.[2]

(voting for Jane) We should have listened to Marty a long time ago.

Holly Hoffman

(voting for Sash) You can lie all you want to.

Jane Bright

(voting for Jane) You're a classy southern lady, but what you pulled at camp today, and at Tribal, is utterly disgusting.

Sash Lenahan

(voting for Jane) Love ya, Jane. You know I wish this wouldn't have happened. Gotta keep myself further in the game, though.

Chase Rice

(voting for Jane) You've had a great run, but it's your time to go, and pouring the water on the fire at camp was not cool.

Fabio Birza

Final Words

You find out really fast what people's true colors are out here. Sash is a big-ass liar. Holly, I lost total respect for her. And there Chase, you know, my buddy in crime, I'm just very disappointed in 'cause he always promised to take me to the end. I can't believe Chase deciding to turn on me, but that's Survivor.

Jane Bright

Still in the Running

S21 wendy bw
S21 shannon bw
 Jimmy J.
S21 jimmyj bw
 Jimmy T.
S21 jimmyt bw
S21 tyrone bw
 Kelly B.
S21 kellyb bw
S21 yve bw
S21 jill bw
S21 alina bw
S21 marty bw
S21 brenda bw
S21 naonka bw
S21 kellys bw
S21 benry bw
S21 jane bw
S21 chase t
S21 dan t
S21 fabio t
S21 holly t
S21 sash t


It would later be followed by "Zipping Over the Cuckoo's Nest" in Caramoan, "Mad Treasure Hunt" in Cagayan, "This Is Where We Build Trust" in San Juan del Sur, and "Lie, Cheat and Steal" in Cambodia.

  • There have been rumors that Jane's abrupt elimination and ire towards Sash rooted from a conversation that Jane would not disclose. Survivor spoiler Missyae revealed that Sash allegedly bribed Jane of paying her ranch's mortgage, in exchange for Jane persuading the jury members to vote for him. Should this information be confirmed true, this would be directly violating the Survivor Rulebook as conspiring to split winnings is a ground for disqualification from the game. After the alleged conversation, the producers stopped filming them and intervened to resolve the situation.
  • The Immunity Challenge was previously used on "Say Goodbye to Gabon".
  • The episode title is said by Chase Rice after winning the Reward Challenge, describing his situation about taking someone with him on the reward while leaving the others back at camp.