|Episode Number:||7/14 (097)|
|Original Release:|| October 30, 2003 (part 1)|
November 6, 2003 (part 2)
|Viewership (in millions):|| 20.70 (part 1)|
21.30 (part 2)
|Ratings/Share (18-49):|| 7.7/21 (part 1)|
7.7/21 (part 2)
|CBS.com Summary:|| Part 1|
|Previous:||"Me and My Snake"|
|Next:||"Shocking! Simply Shocking!"|
What the...? 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) for a second chance 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 win first place, both Drake and Morgan would go to Tribal Council to vote a member off. The Outcasts would then follow and vote two of them back in the game. If The Outcasts finish second, whichever tribe between Drake and Morgan that finished last would vote a member off, and one returning Outcast will replace that player. If The Outcasts finish last, their chance to return is forfeited. Any returning Outcast would then be immune at the next Tribal Council.
Winner: The Outcasts
Immunity Challenge: Keel Hauling
For the first round, the castaways must jump from a pontoon into the water, pull themselves along a rope under the pontoon to the opposite end without surfacing, climb back onto the pontoon, and run back to the start. This is done in two heats of five, the first two players in each to finish two laps move on. For the final round, the same thing is done, but players must do five laps, and move a medallion to the front each lap. First to move all five medallions to the front wins.
Winner: Burton Roberts (gave to Rupert Boneham)
| 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's final words, if any, were not aired.
|“||(voting for Lillian) Lill, I would never put your name down unless it was for something good. If it's not me, I hope it's you.||”|
|“||(voting for Burton) Burton, I'm voting you back in because I know you can win the individual immunities. And if I can't win, I want another Outcast member to win.||”|
|“||(voting for Ryan S.) Ryan, you were my friend from the very beginning. You accepted me no matter what. And I want you in almost as much as I want to be in. And I hope we can be together. Thank you.||”|
|“||(voting for Nicole) Nicole, I know you're one bad bitch and I know you'll go and get 'em.||”|
| Tribal Council 10:|
Andrew (6 votes)
Burton, Christa, Jon, Lillian, Rupert, Sandra
Jon (4 votes)
Andrew, Darrah, Ryan O., Tijuana
| VOTED OFF:|
|“||(voting for Jon) Little Jon, you talk too much smack.||”|
|“||(voting for Andrew) Ooh, yeah, Mr. Macho, Mr. Savage, going down. Dig it?||”|
|“||(voting for Andrew) You're our biggest threat out here. Bye.||”|
|“||(voting for Jon) Jonny Fairplay, this message goes for you: you're a troublemaker and you're very manipulative.||”|
|“||I am unbelievably proud to be part of the Morgan tribe. We went through hell. And, to rally from losing the first three immunities, to even the score to five Morgan to five Drake, is a phenomenal accomplishment. Cheers to Morgan. Ryno, D, and T, stick it to Drake. Show them what we're made of and continue to make all of us proud.||”|
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 be split in two parts, with the first half ending in a cliffhanger.
- This is the first time that a challenge involves three tribes.
- 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.
- Burton and Lillian became the first castaways to be voted out and re-enter the game. They would later be followed by Matt Elrod and Andrea Boehlke from Survivor: Redemption Island, Ozzy Lusth from Survivor: South Pacific, and Laura Morett and Tina Wesson from Survivor: Blood vs. Water.
- Neither Burton nor Lillian voted for each other to re-enter.
- Burton became the second person to win the Immunity Necklace and pass it to somebody else, following Jenna Morasca, and the first male to do so.
- Burton is the first and so far only person to pass the Immunity Necklace to somebody else and still be immune from the vote.
- This season's Immunity Necklace is not actually a necklace. The token for individual immunity is a cutlass in a scabbard to be worn on one shoulder.
- This episode marked the first time an episode began with a Tribal Council. In a continuation of the previous episode, The Outcasts voted two people back into the game.
- The Outcasts' Tribal Council was the first time, other than the Final Tribal Council, that there was a Tribal Council in which people cast their votes for someone rather than against someone.
- This is also the first Tribal Council where castaways are voting people back into the game.
- Jonny Fairplay's voting confessional against Andrew Savage was a reference to pro-wrestler Randy Savage, who went by the nickname "Macho Man".
- The second half of the episode aired on Christa Hastie's 25th birthday.
- This is the first non-finale episode to feature Tribal Councils on two different days.
|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...?" · "Shocking! Simply Shocking!" · "Swimming with Sharks" · "The Great Lie" · "Would You Be My Brutus Today?" · "Mutiny" · "Flames and Endurance" · "Reunion"