|"While the Cats Are Away"|
|Episode Number:||10/15 (070)|
|Original Release:||November 21, 2002|
|Next:||"The First 30 Days"|
While the Cats Are Away is the tenth episode of Survivor: Thailand.
Competing in pairs, the Survivors would have to race in a four-stage obstacle course. Each stage was designed to eliminate players. In the first stage, the castaways had to pair up, with the remaining player instantly eliminated. Then the pairs had to negotiate their way across towers using two wooden planks to bridge the gaps. The first two pairs to successfully make it across would move on to the next stage, a belly crawl under a bamboo course. The first three Survivors to finish the belly crawl would move on to the third stage, a wall climb in which they had to use the aid of another competitor to help each other over. First two to climb over the wall would move on to the final stage, a race along a bamboo balance beam. First person to complete the balance beam and cross the finish line would win.
Reward: A trip to the mainland for an elephant trek through the Thai jungle, along with an authentic Thai lunch.
Winner: Brian Heidik (shared with Clay Jordan)
Challenge: Snuff It
This challenge tested the Survivors' knowledge of Thai culture, as each castaway had to answer a multiple-choice or true-or-false question. Each tribe member who answered a question correctly was permitted to snuff out a competitor's torch. The last Survivor left with a lit torch wins Immunity.
Winner: Helen Glover
| Tribal Council 10:|
Penny (4 votes)
Brian, Helen, Jan, Ted
Jake (2 votes)
Jan (1 vote)
| VOTED OFF:|
|“||(voting for Jake) Jake, I didn't like your statements you just made about, uh, doing all you can, and, uh, you're gonna be surprised if you get voted off 'cause your mouth is definitely over-loaded your butt.||”|
|“||(voting for Jake) Tonight, my vote is for Jake because I'm trying to keep myself alive in this game and I feel this is the only way that I can do it right now.||”|
|“||(voting for Penny) Man, I gotta give it to you-- you're good. You're very, very good. Your deceiving southern belle charm; first worked on Jake, now it's starting to work on Brian and Clay... but unfortunately, I'm not falling for it. Take care.||”|
|“||Well, I guess I wasn't ready to leave the game but I guess in a weird sort of way it was a nice compliment to see that I was seen as a threat. And I came out here knowing I was one of sixteen and, um, just wanted to see how far I could get in the game. And to know that I was able to accomplish that really does surprise me. I'm very proud of myself.||”|
Still in the Running
- As of Penny Ramsey's elimination, Jake Billingsley is the only remaining member of the Sook Jai tribe.
- The torches used in the Immunity Challenge were actually the contestants' torches they bring to Tribal Council.
|Survivor: Thailand Episodes|
"The Importance of Being Eldest" · "The Great Divide" · "Family Values" · "Gender Bender" · "The Ocean's Surprise" · "The Power of One" · "Assumptions" · "Sleeping with the Enemy" · "Desperate Measures" · "While the Cats Are Away" · "The First 30 Days" · "A Big Surprise... and Another" · "The Tides Are Turning" · "Slip Through Your Fingers" · "Reunion"