|"What the...? (Part 1)"|
|Episode Number:||7/14 (091)|
|Original Release:||October 30, 2003|
|Viewership (in millions):||20.70|
|Previous:||"Me and My Snake"|
|Next:||"What the...? (Part 2)"|
What the...? (Part 1) is the seventh episode of Survivor: Pearl Islands.
Marking several firsts in the series, the competing tribes are challenged by a third group of people comprised of those voted out previously (The Outcasts) in a last ditch effort to get back in the game and one player opts to leave the game of their own accord.
Immunity Challenge: Pirate Prison Break
Additional Stipulation: If The Outcasts beat one tribe, that tribe will have to go to Tribal Council and vote a player off. The Outcasts will then vote one player back into the game. If The Outcasts beat both tribes, Morgan and Drake will both go to Tribal Council and both vote a player off. The Outcasts would then vote two players back into the game in that scenario. If both Drake and Morgan win, The Outcasts' chance to get back in the game will be forfeited.
Winner: The Outcasts
|Challenge: Pirate Prison Break|
|Result||Tribe||Runner||1st Cage||2nd Cage||3rd Cage|
|Won||The Outcasts|| |
Nicole, Ryan S.
| Tribal Council 7:|
Shawn (4 votes)
Christa, Jon, Rupert, Sandra
Jon (1 vote)
| VOTED OFF:|
|“||(voting for Jon) Jon, you and I know the truth. Basically, you've been backstabbing everyone including myself.||”|
|“||(voting for Shawn) (expletive censor) you!||”|
|“||I should have seen this one coming. Jon basically went back on everything he had told me for the first three days, um, about our supposed alliance. I had hoped that today would have brought a merger. Things probably would have been a lot different and I might have been able to go a lot further. I don't know. What can I say? Game, set, match.||”|
| Tribal Council 8:|
Because of his voluntary exit from the game, Osten never produced final words.
Still in the Running
- According to the (now defunct) Survivor: Pearl Islands website, The Outcasts challenge was technically an Immunity Challenge. Had Drake or Morgan won the challenge, the other tribe would have gone to Tribal Council and vote someone out. Had The Outcasts had finished second, they would have only voted one person back into the game, of they came last they would vote nobody back into the game.
- Osten is the first person to ever quit Survivor.
- This episode marked the very first double Tribal Council, or in this case triple Tribal Council due to The Outcasts.
- This episode marks the first time that a contestant deliberately left the competition.
- This is also the first episode not to cover the usual three-day cycle, as the episode only covered only one day (Day 19).
- Osten's final words were not revealed. Instead, the closing credits only had footage of the Morgan Tribe departing Tribal Council and ending with a shot of Osten's now laid-down torch. Additionally, his torch was not included during the Rites of Passage before the Final Immunity Challenge. It remained at Tribal Council lying down on the ground since Osten's exit; though a video recap of his time in the game is still shown.
- This is the first episode to end in a cliffhanger.
- This is the first time that a challenge involves three tribes.
- This episode's challenge was similar to a challenge held in "Assumptions" and "Girl Power".
- Because Drake went to Tribal Council first and voted out Shawn, this is the only episode with Morgan have more members that Drake. This was short lived because Morgan also had to go to Tribal Council the same night.
- Due to Osten quitting at Morgan's Tribal Council, this marks the first time a Tribal Council was held, but nobody was voted out.
|Survivor: Pearl Islands Episodes|
"Beg, Barter, Steal" · "To Quit or Not to Quit" · "United We Stand, Divided We...?" · "Pick a Castaway... Any Castaway" · "Everyone's Hero" · "Me and My Snake" · "What the...? (Part 1)" · "What the...? (Part 2)" · "Shocking! Simply Shocking!" · "Swimming with Sharks" · "The Great Lie" · "Would You Be My Brutus Today?" · "Mutiny" · "Flames and Endurance"