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|"Too Close for Comfort"|
The Final Five duke it out.
|Episode Number:||13/14 (313)|
|Original Release:||May 11, 2011|
|Viewership (in millions):||10.77|
|Previous:||"You Mangled My Nets"|
|Next:||"Seems Like a No Brainer"|
Too Close for Comfort is the penultimate episode of Survivor: Redemption Island.
Challenge: A Maze N' Jig
The castaways would navigate a handle across a table maze. Once they get through the maze, the handle would be used to smash open a box that contained a bag full of pieces of a puzzle. The first 3 castaways to solve the puzzle would stay in the game.
Winners: Andrea Boehlke, Matthew Elrod and Mike Chiesl
| Redemption Island|
Matthew, Mike, & Ralph
|Duel: A Maze N' Jig|
Challenge: Bone to Pick
With one arm tied behind their back, the castaways would work to solve a puzzle in the shape of a fish skeleton. The castaways would link together fish hooks to retrieve a bag of puzzle pieces that complete one of the three sections. After one section was finished, the castaways would repeat again and try to retrieve another bag of puzzle pieces ad would so until all three sections were complete. The first castaway to solve the entire puzzle wins.
Reward: Individual Immunity, plus a 3-course meal delivered at camp. The winner also gets to choose another player to enjoy and share their 3-course meal with.
Winner: Ashley Underwood (shared reward with Natalie Tenerelli)
|Reward/Immunity Challenge: Bone to Pick|
Grant, Natalie, Phillip, & Rob
| Tribal Council 14:|
Grant (4 votes)
Ashley, Natalie, Phillip, & Rob
Natalie (1 vote)
| VOTED OFF:|
(sent to Redemption Island)
Grant was shown writing Natalie's name down on the parchment but a confessional wasn't seen.
|“||(voting for Grant) Grant, I think you're too strong of a competitor and too much of a threat. Sorry.||”|
Still in the Running
- This marked the first time that a previous duel winner (Ralph) loses a duel.
- With Ralph's loss at the duel, Mike is the last remaining member of the original Zapatera tribe.
- This marks the only time that Natalie receives any votes during the season.
- This marks the first time that a woman (Andrea) has succeeded in a Redemption Island duel.
- The episode title is said by Rob Mariano when discussing how Ashley Underwood and Natalie Tenerelli are getting comfortable in their position.
|Survivor: Redemption Island Episodes|
"You're Looking at the New Leader of Your Tribe" · "You Own My Vote" · "Keep Hope Alive" · "Don't You Work for Me?" · "We Hate Our Tribe" · "Their Red-Headed Stepchild" · "It Don't Take a Smart One" · "This Game Respects Big Moves" · "The Buddy System" · "Rice Wars" · "A Mystery Package" · "You Mangled My Nets" · "Too Close for Comfort" · "Seems Like a No Brainer"