|"Two Brains Are Better than One"|
|Episode Number:||14/16 (288)|
|Original Release:||December 17, 2009|
|Viewership (in millions):||12.56|
|Next:||"This Game Ain't Over"|
Two Brains Are Better than One is the penultimate episode of Survivor: Samoa.
At the Reward Challenge, Natalie White and Russell Hantz were elected team captains by a random rock draw. After choosing their teams, Russell and Shambo Waters became suspicious of Natalie's decision to pick Brett Clouser over a former Foa Foa member. Although the purple team leading the challenge for a long time and Natalie and Brett being "Prayer Warriors", they made one wrong move and released too many coconuts, costing them the challenge.
Challenge: Coco Plunk
Coconuts would be suspended in the air by intertwined ropes on a frame. The castaways would be split into two teams. One at a time, each castaway would select a rope to remove, which would cause coconuts to be released and drop to the ground. The first team to cause 100 coconuts to drop would lose.
Reward: A trip to a local village with a feast and overnight stay.
Winners: Yellow Team (Jaison Robinson, Russell Hantz, and Shambo Waters)
Challenge: Combo Platter
The castaways would run out into a field to six different stations and count the number of objects (pigs, crabs, rocks, coconuts, octopi, and fish) at each station. The count of the objects would then be used to unlock a combination lock. The first castaway to open his or her lock and break a tile would win.
Winner: Brett Clouser
| Tribal Council 14:|
Shambo (5 votes)
Brett, Jaison, Mick, Natalie, Russell H.
Mick (1 vote)
| VOTED OFF:|
Jaison did not say anything when he voted.
|“||(votes for Shambo) Sham, we couldn't have done any of this without you, and you know that. Um, you know, Brett was supposed to be first out but he won immunity, so, we gotta stick to our solid four. I hate to see you go, but you played a great game. I appreciate all your help. We'll talk.||”|
|“||(votes for Mick) Mick, you're a sweetie. It's either you or me.||”|
|“||(votes for Shambo) Shambo, you betrayed my team. And with that, you gotta go.||”|
|“||(votes for Shambo) I gotta get rid of you today because I gotta keep the team strong, and you are the weakest link.||”|
|“||(votes for Shambo) Shambo, I'm voting for you for two reasons: um, first and foremost, we have to get rid of Brett and Mick and Jaison. I think, I have a better chance of beating Brett, so, hey, I'm loyal to Jaison, Mick, and Russell first and foremost. Great game, girl.||”|
|“||The Foa Foas are a very loyal group and although I helped to get them where they are and the positions they're finally gonna land in, they were loyal and true to their tribe, as it should be. I think that's awesome. I wanna thank all the members who have served in the military. I did the best job out here, and I hope you're all proud of me.||”|
Still in the Running
Behind the Scenes
Life at Ponderosa
- With Shambo's elimination, Brett is the only member remaining from the original Galu tribe, while Natalie is the last female standing.
|Survivor: Samoa Episodes|
"The Puppet Master" · "Taking Candy from a Baby" · "It's Called a Russell Seed" · "Hungry for a Win" · "Walking on Thin Ice" · "This Is the Man Test" · "Houdini Magic" · "All Hell Breaks Loose" · "Tastes Like Chicken" · "The Day of Reckoning" · "The First 27 Days" · "Off with Their Heads!" · "Damage Control" · "Two Brains Are Better than One" · "This Game Ain't Over" · "Reunion"