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"Too Little, Too Late?"
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Episode Information
Version: United States
Season: Borneo
Episode Number: 4/13 (004)
Original Release: June 21, 2000
Viewership (in millions): 24.20[1]
Ratings/Share (18-49): 9.8/33
CBS.com Summary: Link
Episode Chronology
Previous: Quest for Food
Next: Pulling Your Own Weight
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Too Little, Too Late? is the fourth episode of Survivor: Borneo.

Story

Day 10

Following the terrible storm from last episode, Pagong noticed Ramona being visibly pale and sick the whole night.

I'm not a happy camper.

Colleen Haskell


It was cold, man. It got cold and rained a lot, and everybody got, I mean... everybody was just wet.

Gervase Peterson


It was long, wet and cold. It was the worst night I've ever slept.

Ramona Gray


And worst trouble was the bugs-- the bugs love it. Once that rain comes, it's sand flea heaven.

Greg Buis


The tribe felt uncomfortable about sleeping in the hut that B.B. made (before he got voted off) and decided to dismantle the old shelter and relocate to a higher ground.

I have spent six years at the Air Force Survival School. You know, we learned how to make fires and shelters. When we got here, we argued over where the shelter should be, and everything I've always been taught, you know, you put it off the beach, you get canopy cover, which is your first layer of protection, but we made this huge shelter, which was not comfortable and it's not practical. It's a rain forest, so it was going to pour one of these times, and it poured, and we got soaking wet, and I just thought, "This is ridiculous" you know. And also, the gear is everywhere.

Gretchen Cordy


I think I am a little frustrated with Joel today because Joel wants to take over, and that's fine, but Joel doesn't know about... where we're going to be the most comfortable, and so, you know, after last night, I thought, "Well, I just can't let this go on anymore."

Gretchen Cordy


Greg continued to entertain his tribemates by "inventing" a "coconut phone."

If this were, right now, each man for himself, Greg would be the victor. He's relaxed. He's not fighting this. It's not like a battle for him.

Gretchen Cordy


Greg's a character, man.

Joel Klug


Greg talks into a coconut and thinks it's a phone.

Colleen Haskell


The nature phone is really a way that I kind of keep in touch with the greater, um... the greater spirit out here. You get reception everywhere. You're always incommunicado with everything and anyone, and, uh... you know, it's light, it's quick, it's easy, and it's relatively inexpensive.

Greg Buis


Greg knows what he's doing-- he kind of manipulates the group, and I think a lot of people don't even realize it's going on. I think most of the people don't even realize it's going on, but in his own way, Greg's the leader.

Gretchen Cordy


At Tagi, Sean commented that Sue overworked at camp.

Sue, she just always keeps working, working, working. You know, it just drives everybody crazy. I mean, the guys were talking about that today. I wish she would slow down for a little bit and just relax.

Sean Kenniff


Meanwhile, Kelly and Sue foraged for tapioca.

We're getting by on coconut and rice. You know, whatever we can gather, and we're still not done looking for tapioca or not tapioca. Got to find the tapioca.

Susan Hawk


Later, due to nine days' worth of boredom (and a dream he had), Sean decided to make a bowling alley on the sand using coconuts as bowling pins.

I had this vision, and, uh, I thought I'd build myself a bowling alley right about here. That's what I'm doing here, slaving away. What I think I might do is, I might take some of those coconuts over there-- that are lined up like that-- I might take that bamboo over there and make, like, a little shelf where you can have the extra balls hanging up out there.

Sean Kenniff


Sue complained in a confessional about Sean not helping around camp while doing his bowling alley.

Sean's telling me "Looking for nuts is a waste of time." But at least you know you can find a nut. Sean sits there for five hours and builds his bowling alley. He could've been all getting nuts or looking for tapioca during the day. I'm tired of feeding people that don't do anything. If we lose tomorrow, I'm voting Sean off.

Susan Hawk


My parents would be so proud!

Sean Kenniff


Throughout their time on the island, the tribes will compete in a series of challenges. They'll receive messages notifying them of these competitions at Tree Mail. Today's Mail informs both tribes about their next Reward Challenge called "Distress Signal." They'll build an S.O.S. on their respective beaches. A plane flying overhead will determine whose signal is the most creative and parachute in a crate full of supplies. Both tribes have been instructed to send a representative to see the creature comforts they'll be competing for. Things like hammocks, towels and pillows. But Jenna and Dirk have each requested one additional item be placed into the crate.

Jeff Probst


The Reward Challenge was held at the comfort of the tribes' camps. Jeff told Dirk of Tagi and Jenna of Pagong that they will have to construct a distress signal. The most recognizable would win. The plane would arrive the next day.

There's a little bit of conflict of ideas between everybody right now, uh, regarding our next event.

Sean Kenniff


There was conflict there between Dirk and Sue when she was trying to get going and Dirk was saying, "No" and she made fun of his swagger.

Richard Hatch


The ideas I didn't like were just some of the things that maybe were a little bit tasteless or... you know, and don't have much class, you know. I believe that class kind of shows itself, and things like... (Kelly talks in front of the group about condoms) I don't know if that has much class, you know. That's not very creative. That's just looking in a bathroom stall wall.

Dirk Been


An idea comes up and you can see on people's faces when Sean is negative about it, and then they'll just harp on it and make it... want it even more.

Richard Hatch


I just wish people would, you know, see things my way, in terms of, I think that what they want is something really spectacular, and I think that we could work through the night and build something really spectacular that would ensure us getting that crate.

Sean Kenniff


In a confessional, Richard revealed his long-term plans by making alliances with Rudy, Kelly, and Sue.

What's happening in my head is, "Here's the conflict. Here comes the dynamics that suck. Here come the people that just shout and don't listen. Here comes the negativity, and here comes the crap."

Richard Hatch


Well, I know what the resolution to the conflict that exists right now would be at home, but I'm actually planning something different from that that might benefit me, and it's a little sneaky. (laughs) I think I'm going to handle this by beginning to develop alliances with some folks to ensure that I move into the next round.

Richard Hatch


I don't think Ramona's pulling her weight. I think that she really thought she could handle this, and now she's finding that I don't think she... she can as much as she thought.

Jenna Lewis


Yesterday was bad, bad night.

Ramona Gray


The only thing Ramona can be is herself.

Greg Buis


I'm a mama's girl. Well, I'm mama's only child, so...

Ramona Gray


She has great gifts to offer. Maybe she will be able to. Maybe she won't.

Greg Buis


But I can't do any more than I can do, and I'm not gonna try and bust my ass and try and prove something.

Ramona Gray


Every chance she got, she was just making it worse. I tried to pull her to the side and just point certain things out to her and try to get her to correct that situation.

Gervase Peterson



Day 11

The day started with Tagi as they construct their SOS signal, while Richard was away fishing.

I really like our slogan-- I think it's going to grab someone's attention. We're giving it our best shot. We want to win.

Dirk Been


At Pagong, Ramona managed to pull it together by helping around camp chores, while Greg continued his "coconut phone" antics.

Work-wise, Ramona seemed today to be, "Oh, I'll help here, I'll help here. I'll do this, I'll do that."

Gervase Peterson


I feel more like a part of the group, and I don't know if that's because I'm feeling better and therefore I'm working more and harder, or if it's because, like, I've started to assert myself. I don't know. I guess it's a combination.

Ramona Gray


As the plane arrived, the tribes prepared for their distress signals. Pagong's signal was a smiley face with tribe members running frantically around the beach; while Tagi wrote "Tagi is Groggy" along their shore line with their tribe members lying on the sand while wearing their brightly-colored rain ponchos. The plane flew overhead, the pilot judged Tagi's distress signal to be more visible than Pagong's, and dropped a trunk of spices to Tagi as a reward.

I didn't like the final decision for the, for the S.O.S. game. I thought it was quite silly-- a smiley face? Give me a break!

Colleen Haskell


I didn't expect us to win anyway.

Gretchen Cordy


I'm down. I hate to lose. It sucks! But tomorrow's the one that counts, so... trying to look up.

Ramona Gray


Later, Richard discussed strategy with Kelly and Susan, saying that they'd be stronger if they formed an alliance. They decided to invite Rudy to be the fourth member of their voting bloc, although Rudy was having second thoughts about it.

The whole idea of an alliance is to make sure we're all... voting the same way.

Kelly Wiglesworth


So the, um... alliances have begun, and I didn't even have to do much about it.

Richard Hatch


Sue and I had discussed on our own about getting Richard in the same vote and us three having the same vote. Because the more people you know that are going to vote for somebody else, you might as well go with that. You might as well, you know, keep yourself safe, and, you know, keep it in the majority.

Kelly Wiglesworth


We have alliances that are happening within the group, and you're going to have that, just because, you know, everybody's... "Hey, there's money involved."

Susan Hawk


We really could control our fate if we stick together.

Richard Hatch


We really like Rudy. Rudy's kind of crabby, but he's a lot better to get along with, you know, than the two boys. At least he's honest. You know, he'll tell you, you know, "Up yours!" in a second.

Kelly Wiglesworth


Somebody said that if you want to sort of gang up against somebody, you ought to talk about it to get rid of them, but uh, I don't agree with that, so I'm not doing it. I don't know about the rest of them.

Rudy Boesch


I think we can trust the three of our votes, 'cause if one of us blows up, trustworthiness-wise, then this whole thing's out the window and it's... it's a free-for-all.

Richard Hatch


At Pagong, Ramona and Jenna bonded while doing camp chores, where Ramona revealed that Jenna can be her first white friend since junior high school. The other tribe members lauded Ramona for redeeming herself by proving her worth around camp, but Jenna declared it "too little, too late."

Jenna-- she's like this Energizer bunny that, like, keeps going and going and going. Like, I haven't had a white friend since, like, Junior High School, and I really can see her being, like, my first white friend in a long time.

Ramona Gray


I think Ramona's change has to do with she's feeling more comfortable, she's feeling better. She feels like she's more part of the group, which I don't think she felt in the very beginning.

Gretchen Cordy


I think we've definitely seen Ramona's redemption this week. Looks like she's turned things around. That's in my eyes, she's redeemed herself. Other people's eyes, it could be totally different.

Gervase Peterson


I think Ramona has changed her attitude... well, no. Changed her work ethic a lot. But I don't think her attitude has changed much. She is working more, she's trying, but I think maybe it is a little too little too late.

Jenna Lewis


This is what I'm like every day when I'm feeling like at a 100%. I'm feeling... good about being a part of the group. Hopefully, everyone sees, like, "Wow. This is Ramona!" you know, "This is what, like 100% Ramona can offer to the team!"

Ramona Gray



Day 12

The Immunity Challenge will be huge today whether the other team loses and has to vote out another person, then they're two people short of what we have, or if we have to vote somebody out. Uh, things should get interesting.

Greg Buis


I don't wanna make that trek tonight. We gotta win.

Jenna Lewis


We'll win. It might be close, but we'll definitely win today. Without a doubt.

Gervase Peterson


We got to win this Immunity Challenge.

Richard Hatch


We got to stomp them so bad.

Susan Hawk


We're excited for the challenge, we feel confident, and we feel ready.

Dirk Been


Yeah, this is a big one, and this is huge. Um, you know, yeah, we don't want to lose this one.

Joel Klug


We're here to compete, and we're here to win these competitions, and we're here to do them as a team.

Gervase Peterson


I wouldn't say we're-we're cocky. I just think that we're, uh, we're the best.

Colleen Haskell


At the Immunity Challenge Colleen blew up the challenge for Pagong, winning Tagi their second consecutive challenge, sending Pagong to their second Tribal Council.

The most difficult thing of this whole thing for me is to vote somebody off. I think we're dreading that.

Gervase Peterson


Going to this Island Council meeting tonight it's really tough. The thought of eliminating any of these people that we're placing all of our-our confidence in, it's getting worse. I can't imagine and I can't fathom voting off somebody from this team tonight.

Jenna Lewis


I'm going, not knowing what's going to happen, and I'm nervous. I'm nervous about votes being against me tonight because of... I'm not a champion in the competition.

Colleen Haskell


Speed-wise, we got right down there. We got right down to the treasure chest, and it just kept collapsing in, and it was so devastating. All day I had this feeling that my leg would be the one that would lose it for us, and it did. It does make me feel vulnerable, um, for the vote tonight.

Jenna Lewis


If somebody had to go right now in our tribe, I would vote for Jenna, because she's more annoying than Colleen. I could deal with Jenna not being here, then just keep Colleen around a little longer.

Gervase Peterson


We're all friends, and then you boot someone. It's like the game board Sorry! You pick the card and you got to take your thing and smash the other guy out of the way. Knock 'em out, that's that, you move on. Sorry!

Greg Buis


This is Tribal Council, where each week, one member will be voted off the island. The last time Pagong went to Tribal Council, Ramona got three votes. Is she still at risk? Will Gervase's weak performances in the last several challenges cost him? Or will it be someone nobody expects?

Jeff Probst


At Tribal Council, Jeff accused Gervase of being the dead weight during the last few challenges, but Gervase says he's comfortable with his position in the tribe. The tribemates agreed that it's hard to vote out anyone because they all get along so well. But in the end, Ramona's newly found vigor was not enough, as she became the second Pagong member sent home in a 4-2-1 vote.

Challenges

Challenge: SOS Signal

In a fictitious scenario, a plane flies over the island. The castaways must build a distress signal on the beach to attract the pilot's attention.The tribe with the best distress signal wins.
Reward: A cache of spices, a sharp knife, hammocks, and other comforts dropped by parachute.
Winner: Tagi

Reward Challenge: SOS Signal
Result Tribe Competitors
Won Tagi S1 dirk tS1 kelly tS1 richard tS1 rudy tS1 sean tS1 susan t
Dirk, Kelly, Richard, Rudy, Sean, Susan
Lost Pagong S1 colleen tS1 gervase tS1 greg tS1 gretchen tS1 jenna tS1 joel tS1 ramona t
Colleen, Gervase, Greg, Gretchen, Jenna, Joel, Ramona

Challenge: Buried Treasure
A combination relay race/treasure hunt. Held on Ramis Beach, a windless cove on Pula Tiga's southern side, tribes are to find a buried treasure map, then the treasure itself. In order, the relay legs leading to the final objective were swimming, floating bridge balance, rowing, jungle running, then digging for the treasure. First to bring the trunk to the finish mat would win Immunity.
Winner: Tagi

Immunity Challenge: Buried Treasure
Result Tribe Competitors Sit-Out
Won Tagi S1 dirk tS1 kelly tS1 richard tS1 rudy tS1 sean tS1 susan t
Dirk, Kelly, Richard, Rudy, Sean, Susan
Lost Pagong S1 colleen tS1 gervase tS1 greg tS1 gretchen tS1 jenna tS1 joel t
Colleen, Gervase, Greg, Gretchen, Jenna, Joel
S1 ramona t
Ramona
Role Breakdown
Role Tagi Pagong
Swimmer S1 sean t S1 colleen t
Bridge Runner S1 kelly t S1 greg t
Rowers S1 kelly tS1 susan t S1 greg tS1 joel t
Jungle Runner S1 dirk t S1 gervase t
Diggers S1 richard tS1 rudy t S1 gretchen tS1 jenna t

Tribal Council

Tribal Council 4:
Pagong
Voted
Against
Voter
S1 ramona t
Ramona (4 votes)
S1 colleen tS1 gretchen tS1 jenna tS1 joel t
Colleen, Gretchen, Jenna, Joel
S1 colleen t
Colleen (2 votes)
S1 gervase tS1 ramona t
Gervase, Ramona
S1 jenna t
Jenna (1 vote)
S1 greg t
Greg
VOTED OFF:
S1 ramona bw
Ramona Gray

Voting Confessionals

Colleen, Gretchen, and Joel's confessionals are only available on DVD.

(voting for Colleen) My vote is for Colleen. We don't know what lies ahead right now, but we're hurting. So I think we need to stay as strong as possible. I mean, I love the girl to death, but... somebody's got to go, so it's got to be for Colleen.

Gervase Peterson


(voting for Ramona) I picked Ramona only because she had such a hard time getting started. And, um, I really respect her because she's never done anything like this before, and it was really hard for her. Um, but I think, you know all things are being even, that start made me choose her.

Gretchen Cordy


(voting for Ramona) Hey, Mone. It's just, uh, sorry about that one. Um, it's nothing personal. Just that I think you are stronger than some of the other people. It's just that, you know, the team. I don't think it could've handled it if I voted someone else and you ended up, you know, same thing that happened when your name got dropped in there, just caused all sorts of chaos this week. So, we'll talk about it later. Take care.

Joel Klug


(voting for Jenna) Self-fulfilling prophecy. It seems time to go.

Greg Buis


(voting for Ramona) Okay, this is really, really, really hard. The reason that I'm picking her is because I know that she wants-- She had the hardest time adjusting at first, and I know that she misses home, so hopefully she can get KFC and all that. Okay.

Colleen Haskell


(voting for Colleen) No Comment.

Ramona Gray


(voting for Ramona) Because even though she tried to redeem herself, a little too little, too late.

Jenna Lewis



Final Words

I think the first two days that I was sick just really, really hurt me, 'cause those first two days were crucial in forming relationships and stuff, and I really didn't get a chance to do that because I was so sick... and I guess I'm signing off, and I'm, uh... out of here. Peace.

Ramona Gray



Still in the Running

 Sonja
16th
S1 sonja bw
 B.B.
15th
S1 bb bw
 Stacey
14th
S1 stacey bw
 Ramona
13th
S1 ramona bw
 Colleen
Pagong
S1 colleen t
 Dirk
Tagi
S1 dirk t
 Gervase
Pagong
S1 gervase t
 Greg
Pagong
S1 greg t
 Gretchen
Pagong
S1 gretchen t
 Jenna
Pagong
S1 jenna t
 Joel
Pagong
S1 joel t
 Kelly
Tagi
S1 kelly t
 Richard
Tagi
S1 richard t
 Rudy
Tagi
S1 rudy t
 Sean
Tagi
S1 sean t
 Susan
Tagi
S1 susan t

Trivia

Behind the Scenes

Other

  • This episode marks the formation of the first long-lasting alliance, the Tagi Four.

Episode Title

  • The episode title was said by Jenna Lewis during her voting confessional about Ramona when Ramona tried to redeem herself.
    • This is the first known Survivor episode with a castaway saying the episode title.

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