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"This Is Where We Build Trust"
S29 press images ep10 0001The tribe battles it out for 3 hours for immunity.
Episode Information
Season: San Juan del Sur
Episode Number: 10/14 (409)
Original Release: November 26, 2014
Viewership (in millions): 8.93[1]
Ratings/Share (18-49): 2.1/7
CBS.com Summary: Link
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This Is Where We Build Trust is the tenth episode of Survivor: San Juan del Sur.


Story

Previously On... Survivor: After 24 Days, seven have been voted out and no Idols have yet been played leaving three Idols still in the game. Jon's Idol that he shared with only Jaclyn and Missy. Keith's Idol that Reed told everyone about. And one Idol that still hadn't been found. Facing Tribal Council, Reed was the target of the majority alliance. But after Jeremy became suspicious that his ally Jon had an Idol, everything changed. At Tribal Council, Jon convinced enough of the tribe to take out Jeremy, sparing Reed and blindsiding Jeremy's closest ally, Natalie. Nine are left. Who will be voted out tonight?

Jeff Probst


Day 24

Oh, I tell you what. Tribal, that was, that was a biggie tonight. Reed was going home. That's the last word I got. I even voted for Reed. Reed's a gamer. He plays and he knows how to talk to folks and figure stuff out, mathematic numbers and all that mess which is way above me.

Keith Nale


That Tribal Council Jeremy went home. It was a big play and it was a big success which was awesome. I'm trying to decide how I can go deeper into this game right now, whether it's sticking with the Jon type group and just picking off some people who are in my alliance or taking out Jon. That would be a really great play because Jon thinks he's alpha male here.

Reed Kelly


Oh my God! Talk about a blindside. It sucks because I had Jeremy as my partner. It was really hard for me but I just had to put on like a good face and just try and figure out what to do next.

Natalie Anderson


It was definitely Jon in charge of the whole blindside and you know, I want to give Jon a little bit taste of his own medicine. I want to do it for Jeremy. It's just figuring out the right plan and the right moment. Baylor showed me her Immunity Idol clue when we were at Exile. I think it said 10 something from the flag. So, To Do List: find the Idol. If I could pull it off that would be amazing 'cause I would love to get rid of Jon.

Natalie Anderson


Day 25

Missy really wants to go on this Reward. In the grand scheme of things, I can suck this up because with them being gone it'll give me a chance to get the ball rolling in taking out Jon.

Reed Kelly


So Alec, and Jon and Jaclyn, we all four walked into this baseball field and these kids just swarmed us. They were like: "It's Christmas! Give me my present! Give me my stocking!" It was just the sweetest thing to see these kids with their new balls, and their new gloves and their new... I mean, it was, it was so darling. Look, I'll start crying again. This is so fun for me. I've been a single mom, raising two girls for most of my adult life. I love my kids and my loyalty to my kids is my number one priority. I'm glad that I have these children, kind of wrapped around me and I needed that recharge. I feel like the Energizer Bunny.

Missy Payne


Kids are definitely a huge heart string for Jaclyn and me. As long as I can remember I wanted to actually have a kid but unfortunately, Jaclyn is not able to have children. Jaclyn was born with MRKH. It's a syndrome that affects 1 in 4,000 women. When Jaclyn told me that she couldn't have kids it was like, OK, so we can adopt. I'm not gonna leave a woman that I think is like one of the most incredible people I've met just because she's not able to birth a kid into the world.

Jon Misch


The Reward was a lot more important for me and Jon than I even thought it would be going. Jon and I have a lot of love to give and it doesn't matter if it's an adopted child. It's just the love that we have to give is just crazy so... it's going to be OK.

Jaclyn Schultz


Baylor, myself, and Keith, and Natalie got back to camp and I knew that I needed to get to Keith and have kinda like this like heart to heart, come to Jesus conversation and say "where do you stand in this game?" Sometimes I don't know if Keith quite understands exactly the intricacies of how this game is played.

Reed Kelly


What I'm counting on right now is that the majority alliance will split the vote between Wes and Keith but if we stay four-strong we'll be able to take out Jon in one fell swoop. I'm playing a go big or go home, literally, game right now and I really hope it pans out.

Reed Kelly


That's a good plan. We could play all four and get Jon out, their ringleader, which I don't care much for to begin with, and I still won't have to play the Idol, hopefully.

Keith Nale


I'm like ready to go get water and Natalie was like "What are you doing? We're going to look for this Idol, right now!" I was like "Oh shoot! OK, let's go!" We thought about the clue. The Ten, Buried, Flag and Of, all the four symbols that have been in our minds since we were both at Exile.

Baylor Wilson


I went back to the flag and I took larger steps this time pass the campfire and right in the middle of camp. It's like literally the heart of our camp by the fire.

Natalie Anderson


We went berserk, we're like literally out of our minds. We pick up the pots and we run to the water well as fast as we have ever done in our lives. This is the Idol. So sick. Finding it was exactly how you'd think it'll feel, you know, just like, you're so elated, so excited. It's like my little Twinnie, it's just me and my, you know, friend out here.

Natalie Anderson


I want Jon out bad but we have to get rid of one more boy before Jon because that allows us to take out Jon and still have a majority girls. Baylor's become my #1. Me and her are on the same page as far as we have to get rid of Reed because he's really good at Immunity Challenges and all he does is make up stuff so that the target's off him and it's on other people.

Natalie Anderson


Day 26

When I started closing my eyes and seeing stars and when I felt like I was going to throw up, I knew like I was going to go out so I figured I might as well get some sustenance in my body even when I lose.

Natalie Anderson


At least I'm not going home tonight because I will not be giving up this Immunity Necklace and hopefully I can rally people around to vote Jon tonight. I'm like "ahhhhh!" (laughs)

Reed Kelly


Jon stepped down 7 minutes into the challenge today. It's always very telling when people step down, when they feel like they don't have to try and who ends up stepping down first. So I was like "Fine, that means he's going home tonight!" Basically how this works is I'm going to try to make the majority alliance have 4 people vote for Keith and then to have 3 more people vote for Wes. That's what everyone thinks is going to happen but basically myself, Wes, Alec and Keith vote four-strong and we would be sending Jon home tonight. It's an amazing plan but it has to be stuck to.

Reed Kelly


The opposing alliance think that Reed and I are going to vote with them tonight against Wes and Keith but what we are going to do is we're going to blindside Jon tonight.

Alec Christy


Tonight's Tribal is the first Tribal that I am not really calling the shots so it is the first time that I am at the mercy of my alliance. I'm saving the Idol for either Jaclyn or me, whoever makes it farthest. I feel like it be selfish to use it on myself right now. The only thing that gives me a little hope going into today is the reassurance that I had talking with Alec and that is why I believe that tonight will go as planned. This Tribal is definitely the most important Tribal so far.

Jon Misch


Challenges

Reward

Challenge: Dirty Water Dog
The tribe will divide into two teams. A member from each team will dive into the water and swim to a platform. They will then climb up the platform and jump off it, while grabbing a key. Once they are back in the water, they will collect puzzle pieces and swim them back to their team's platform. Then the next person goes. Once each team has collected all their keys and puzzle pieces, they will use them to build a puzzle statue. The first team to get it right wins.
Reward: Delivering baseball gear to kids and baseball snacks
Winner: Yellow Team (Reed Kelly gave up his reward to Missy Payne) (exiledWes Nale)

Reward Challenge: Dirty Water Dog
Result Team Competitors Sit-Out
Won Yellow
Team
S29 alec tS29 jaclyn tS29 jon tS29 reed t
Alec, Jaclyn, Jon, & Reed
S29 keith t
Keith
Lost Blue
Team
S29 baylor tS29 missy tS29 natalie tS29 wes t
Baylor, Missy, Natalie, & Wes

Immunity

Challenge: Uncomfortably Numb
Each person will balance their feet on a very narrow perch while holding a handle above their head. If at any point, they let go of the handle or a foot comes off the perch, they are out of the challenge. The last person left standing wins immunity
Additional Stipulation: While the challenge is in progress, Jeff Probst would also tempt castaways to forfeit the challenge in exchange for food.
Winner: Reed Kelly

Immunity Challenge: Uncomfortably Numb
Placement Winner 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th
Time Mark 3 Hours 1 Hour, 20 Minutes 45 Minutes 30 Minutes 7 Minutes
Castaway S29 reed t
Reed
S29 natalie t
Natalie
S29 alec t
Alec
S29 keith t
Keith
S29 wes t
Wes
S29 jaclyn t
Jaclyn
S29 baylor t
Baylor
S29 missy t
Missy
S29 jon t
Jon

Tribal Council

Tribal Council 9:
Huyopa
Voted
Against
Voter
S29 jon t
Jon
(used Hidden Immunity Idol)
S29 alec tS29 keith tS29 reed tS29 wes t
Alec, Keith, Reed, & Wes
(votes not counted)
S29 keith t
Keith
(used Hidden Immunity Idol)
S29 baylor tS29 missy tS29 natalie t
Baylor, Missy, & Natalie
(votes not counted)
S29 wes t
Wes (2 votes)
S29 jaclyn tS29 jon t
Jaclyn & Jon
VOTED OFF:
S29 wes bw
Wes Nale

Voting Confessionals

Voting confessionals were not shown in this episode.

Final Words

I hope my dad goes far. I hope he gets to the Final 3 and I hope he wins a million bucks. This is the experience of a lifetime and I'm glad I got to experience with him. Those wings were definitely not a million dollars. I do regret that decision on stepping off but, you know, you gotta wing it sometimes and take risks and you gotta risk it to get the biscuit.

Wes Nale


Still in the Running

Coyopa
S29 alec t
Alec
S29 baylor t
Baylor
S29 dale bw
Dale
S29 jaclyn t
Jaclyn
S29 john bw
John
S29 josh bw
Josh
S29 nadiya bw
Nadiya
S29 val bw
Val
S29 wes bw
Wes
Hunahpu
S29 drew bw
Drew
S29 jeremy bw
Jeremy
S29 jon t
Jon
S29 julie bw
Julie
S29 keith t
Keith
S29 kelley bw
Kelley
S29 missy t
Missy
S29 natalie t
Natalie
S29 reed t
Reed

Trivia

Behind the Scenes

Other

  • This episode's Tribal Council has tied with Tastes Like Chicken and The Line Will Be Drawn Tonight for having the second-most number of nullified votes by the Hidden Immunity Idol with 7. The record was beaten in You Call, We'll Haul.
    • However, this episode still has the highest ratio of voided votes with 7 out of 9 (77.8%) compared to 9 out of 12 (75%) in You Call, We'll Haul and 5 out of 7 (71.4%) in My Word Is My Bond.
  • This was the first time since Not the Only Actor on This Island that a plurality vote was negated by an idol.
  • This was the first time since Zipping Over the Cuckoo's Nest that the majority of the votes were negated by idols.
  • This is the first time two idols were used successfully at the same Tribal Council.
    • This is the second time that two idols successfully negated two castaways' votes at the same Tribal Council since "Zipping Over the Cuckoo's Nest" (the first one having only one successful use as the other idol negated minority votes).
  • This is the second time a player stepped down from a challenge for chicken wings and beer and was subsequently voted out. The first was in Go Out with a Bang with Jay Byars.
  • This is the first time that more than one idol was used in Tribal Council by castaways in different alliances.
  • Wes Nale did not have a single confessional during this episode, despite being voted out.
  • Baylor Wilson was the only member of the Blue Team during the Reward Challenge who was not a member of Hunahpu at any point pre-merge.

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