"While the Cats Are Away"
Thailand 10
Episode Information
Version: United States
Season: Thailand
Episode Number: 10/15 (070)
Original Release: November 21, 2002 Summary: Link
Episode Chronology
Previous: "Desperate Measures"
Next: "The First 30 Days"

While the Cats Are Away is the tenth episode of Survivor: Thailand.


Day 28

Day 29

Day 30


Challenge: Knock-Out
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

Tribal Council 10:
Chuay Jai
S5 penny t
Penny (4 votes)
S5 brian tS5 helen tS5 jan tS5 ted t
Brian, Helen, Jan, Ted
S5 jake t
Jake (2 votes)
S5 clay tS5 penny t
Clay, Penny
S5 jan t
Jan (1 vote)
S5 jake t
S5 penny bw
Penny Ramsey

Voting Confessionals

(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.

Clay Jordan

(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.

Penny Ramsey

(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.

Ted Rogers, Jr.

Final Words

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.

Penny Ramsey

Still in the Running

S5 john bw
S5 tanya bw
S5 jed bw
S5 ghandia bw
S5 stephanie bw
S5 robb bw
 Shii Ann
S5 shiiann bw
S5 erin bw
S5 ken bw
S5 penny bw
Chuay Jai
S5 brian t
Chuay Jai
S5 clay t
Chuay Jai
S5 helen t
Chuay Jai
S5 jake t
Chuay Jai
S5 jan t
Chuay Jai
S5 ted t