|"You Own My Vote"|
|Episode Number:||2/15 (323)|
|Original Release:||February 23, 2011|
|Viewership (in millions):||10.96|
|Previous:||"You're Looking at the New Leader of Your Tribe"|
|Next:||"Keep Hope Alive"|
You Own My Vote is the second episode of Survivor: Redemption Island.
|“||Tribal Council was crazy. I thought that it would be, but not like that.||”|
She was shocked of Phillip's decision to flip to Rob's alliance. The attorney had doubts of her precarious position in the game. Not only would she be alone for a predetermined time period, she must win every single proceeding duels should she make it to the merger. Holding a lantern, she read a plaque that read: "Life on Redemption Island." Francesca was glad she had a flint in her Tree Mail.
|“||If I can make it out here and come back at some point in the game when things are changing, because things are changing everyday. I mean, I could still win Survivor.||”|
At Ometepe, Rob remarked that was one of the craziest Tribal Councils he was ever part of. As the tribe discussed the previous vote, Kristina was left alone without an alliance.
|“||I lost the battle, but it's not the end of the game.||”|
She regretted telling Phillip about the Hidden Immunity Idol she found, and aligning with him in the first place. Hoping that he gets adopted by the majority alliance, Phillip went to Rob and told him:
|“||Until I go to Redemption, you own my vote.||”|
Unsure of Phillip, Rob halfheartedly agreed, but he came back to his alliance telling that their voting plans will stay the same, and that is to eliminate Phillip and Kristina next.
At Ometepe, Phillip tried to hunt for crabs. The others were giggling while observing him, while Matthew and Rob made fun of him in a Discovery Channel fashion. Using a makeshift spear, Phillip goes on his hunt, but to no avail. Later, he used a piece of rock for a second attempt, in which he was successful. In a confessional, Phillip became emotional after his clash with Francesca. Sobbing, He stated:
|“||The best lesson I got from last night personally, besides the game aspects, was I still love Phillip Sheppard. He's a good guy and that's okay.||”|
Over at the Zapatera tribe, Ralph's rooster impression awoke the tribe.
|“||Poor old Ralph, that dude might be the dumbest person on the face of the earth, besides being the dumbest player to play Survivor.||”|
While the other had a conversation, Russell wasted no time in bringing Krista into his fold. With his three-person alliance, Russell stated:
|“||I have come to realize that I can trust nobody but my people, Krista and Stephanie.||”|
Russell came up to Krista, telling her that there might have been a Hidden Immunity Idol somewhere, but clues were still unavailable. While looking in the woods, Mike, Sarita, and Steve were secretly watching him. Unknown to everyone, while collecting rocks for the bonfire, Ralph found the Idol totally by accident.
|“||I just can't believe I found it that easy. Russell thought he was the king of finding Idols.||”|
At Ometepe, Matt and Andrea bonded at the beach.
|“||We're close and I think that we have a little bit of loyalty going on.||”|
Rob seeing all the action said:
|“||For me, that's not good, because I know how strong a pair can be in this game, like Amber and I.||”|
(pertaining to his Survivor: All-Stars alliance partner and eventual wife Amber Brkich). Rob went to Natalie to form a pair alliance of his own. They both agreed that Matt and Andrea are a dangerous couple. However, despite this new sub-alliance, Rob contemplated that she is possibly too young.
|“||It's like literally picking the girl up, putting her on my back and I'm going to drag your ass to the end. And hopefully they are going to give it to me at the end.||”|
Later, the warring tribes reconvened for their second challenge, again both for Reward and Immunity. The Zapatera tribe was surprised seeing their rival team without Francesca, because they felt that she was a strong competitor. As Ralph handed the Immunity Idol to Jeff, he and Stephanie declared that the Idol would be back at their camp after the challenge, angering Phillip.
|“||I will outlast any man over there.||”|
After Jeff explained the mechanics of the challenge, Zapatera decided to make David as their sit-out.
At the challenge, Ometepe took a large lead, thanks to Grant out-swimming Steve. The orange tribe's lead widened up as Sarita struggled to come back. Ashley, Matt, Andrea, and Rob also increased Ometepe's lead. However, Stephanie managed to catch up for Zapatera by opening her locks faster than Natalie. It came down to Ralph and Phillip for the tile-breaking portion of the challenge. In a very close race, Ralph broke his fifth tile, fulfilling his promise to bring the Immunity Idol back to the purple tribe, thus sending the Ometepe tribe back to Tribal Council. Immediately after the loss, Matt tried to prove that he was a good sport by shaking hands with Zapatera. This moved irked Rob.
|“||When we just got our asses kicked not once, but twice back to back. I'm not going over to the other team and giving them hugs and kisses.||”|
Upon reaching camp, Russell carried their reward items to make sure he had the clue to the Hidden Immunity Idol (unknown to him, Ralph already found it). As rain came down, the clue to the Hidden Immunity Idol slipped from the fins, and he immediately picked it up. Russell bragged:
|“||I don't say anything to anybody. I just grab the clue and put it in my hand. I know this game. This isn't my first rodeo.||”|
Ralph caught Russell hiding the clue and said:
|“||Russell, he's going to pay the price because this is not Russell's game. This is my game.||”|
As Russell walked away with the clue, Ralph told the others that Russell got the clue. Mike fumed,
|“||The guy is the most untrustworthy character, I've ever met in my life.||”|
Russell, Stephanie, and Krista went to the well to read their clue. Ralph taunted Russell by asking if they had the clue. Fuming that somebody is challenging him, he acted as if he was offended by Ralph's "accusations." Feeling that his mission was accomplished, Ralph walked away, because he already had the Idol in his pocket. He cheered:
|“||I'll play his game. I'll show him how smart I can be.||”|
At Redemption Island, Francesca was glad after seeing her luxury item (her journal) in her Tree Mail. As the rain poured down, she scribbled her way out of boredom. Being the first player banished at the island, she feared of what is yet to come, especially the upcoming duels she had to win to stay longer in the game. In a confessional, she said:
|“||I hope we don't have to co-exist here for a while. That would suck, especially if that person is Phillip.||”|
At Ometepe, Phillip apologized for his perceived weak performance at the challenge, but Rob cheered him up, telling him that he did quite well. Rob tried to turn his alliance on Matt after his actions after the challenge. Later, Rob orchestrated a bold plan by telling Matt and Andrea that they would repeat what they had planned at the last Tribal Council (splitting their votes between Phillip and Kristina), to finally flush out Kristina's Hidden Immunity Idol. However, in truth, he would turn the majority alliance on Matt. Grant and Ashley agreed to vote Matt out. Rob fumed in a confessional:
|“||Matt's trying to play the good Christian game and the social game and the end game on Day friggin' five. Wake up brother.||”|
Grant and Ashley agreed to the plan to oust Matt. On their way to Tribal Council, Kristina wore her Hidden Immunity Idol around her neck to assure her protection.
At Tribal Council, Kristina used her idol, but for naught, as the votes she received were not enough to eliminate her. Rob's plan came into fruition, as Matt was blindsided in a 4-2-0 vote. He walked away with his extinguished torch, but without any of his belongings. He will not go home, though, as he will be competing against Francesca in a duel for a chance to return to the game.
As the credits rolled, Matt came to Redemption Island, where he awoke a sleeping Francesca.
Challenge: Smash, Grab, Smash
One person from each tribe will swim out to a platform, climb to the top, smash a tile, and retrieve a key. Then the next person goes. Once all five keys are collected, one person will use those keys to open a box and retrieve a ball. The remaining two tribe members will use that ball to break five tiles. First tribe to break all five tiles wins.
Reward: Tribal immunity and fishing gear
As Francesca is still the lone inhabitant of Redemption Island until after Tribal Council, there is no duel.
| Tribal Council 2:|
Matthew (4 votes)
Ashley, Grant, Natalie, Rob
(used Hidden Immunity Idol)
(votes not counted)
Phillip (2 votes)
| VOTED OFF:|
(sent to Redemption Island)
Both Matthew and Kristina were shown writing down Phillip on the parchment but did not give a confessional.
|“||(voting for Kristina) Kristina, for lying and being a manipulator, along with your friend, Francesca.||”|
|“||(voting for Matthew) Are you kidding me? I hope you don't hold it against me, bud, and we'll see you on the flip side.||”|
Still in the Running
Behind the Scenes
- In a secret scene, Kristina secretly ruined Phillip's denim pants while he and the rest of Ometepe went fishing, to seek revenge for ruining her plans in the previous episode.
- This episode marks the fourth time in the history that a Hidden Immunity Idol was found without clues.
- Additionally, this is the second time that this has happened in this season, following Kristina's discovery of the Ometepe idol.
- This is the first time, however, that the Hidden Immunity Idol is found by accident, with the founder having no intentions of looking for the idol.
- Discounting Mike Borassi's evacuation in "Taking Candy from a Baby", this is the first episode in the history of the show that an elimination occurred on Day 5. This however is the first episode a Tribal Council is held on Day 5.
- This episode marks the earliest use of a Hidden Immunity Idol, beating Tom Westman's record from "Tonight, We Make Our Move".
- The episode title is taken from a conversation between Phillip and Rob where Phillip declares his allegiance to Rob.
- ↑ http://www.spottedratings.com/2011/12/spotvault-survivor-cbs-spring-2011.html
- ↑ "Secret Scene - Kristina". CBS. March 16, 2011. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iwToXwqD7GA. Retrieved January 23, 2011.
|Survivor: Redemption Island Episodes|
"You're Looking at the New Leader of Your Tribe" · "You Own My Vote" · "Keep Hope Alive" · "Don't You Work for Me?" · "We Hate Our Tribe" · "Their Red-Headed Stepchild" · "It Don't Take a Smart One" · "This Game Respects Big Moves" · "The Buddy System" · "Rice Wars" · "A Mystery Package" · "You Mangled My Nets" · "Too Close for Comfort" · "Seems Like a No Brainer" · "Reunion"