"I'm on a Roll!"
Season Survivor: Portugal
Author User:PeaceOut12
Episode Number 9/14
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This is the 9th episode of Survivor: Portugal.

Previously On Survivor...

The newly merged Vencedor tribe quickly targeted the minority of Cooper, Ralphie, and Rose for the next three rounds. After Ralphie won immunity, their intentions went to Cooper. But Cooper prevented that by playing his idol, letting Brady get blindsided with only 3 votes.

The next day was traumatic as Carmen tried to regain her composure, and found a new ally in Dover. Cooper and Ralphie tried to get Chip and Skylar on board with flipping, but it was fruitless as Cooper left in a 6-3 vote.


Reward Challenge: Pulling Your Own Weight
Everyone would split into two teams of four and all have to hold up 120 pounds of rocks, all connected by four ropes. Each person will hold up one fourth of that weight. If someone lets go, the weight is added to the other three members. Last team standing wins reward.
Reward: A trip to a secluded beach with a nice wine and lunch.
Winner: Chip, Dover, Rose, Skylar
Immunity Challenge: Wrist Assured
Castaways hold on to a handle with a rope wrapped around it. At the end of the rope is a bucket that contains 25% of their body weight. As the challenge goes on, the rope will begin to unspool, making it harder to keep the bucket in the air. The last man and woman remaining in the challenge will win Individual Immunity.
Winner: Chip


The tribe comes back from voting Cooper out. Ralphie and Rose are shocked but expected that the six of them would stay together.

I just am upset, but it's not suprising. Cooper was very threatening as he was smart and he came up with most of the plans. I really wished us three stayed another round but they are a tight group. I've realized that me and Ralphie might not be able to break their bonds. But we just have to try.


Meanwhile, the six celebrated their victory in successfully voting out Cooper.

I feel like it is liberating to see Cooper gone. He just caused this paranoia and stress between all of us. He's not doing that to us anymore. We are sticking together.


Day 25

The alliance of Chip, Carmen, Dover, Casey, Skylar, and Joel are talking about who to vote off between Rose and Ralphie.

Quote1There's almost no debate, we should vote off Ralphie.Quote2- Dover
Quote1I agree, he is the most physical person left. He shouldn't win immunity.Quote2- Joel
Quote1Should we try and throw reward challenges or try and beat him in reward?Quote2- Skylar
Quote1I guess...we can't do anything until the challenge arrives.Quote2- Chip
Quote1Do we just vote Rose if he wins anyway?Quote2- Casey
Quote1Yeah, it's the only other option.Quote2- Skylar
Quote1Right...Quote2- Dover

I really don't want to vote Rose out. Me and her still had a bond on Selva. I just don't know why I care so much. It's weird, very weird.


The tribe meets for their next reward.

Quote1For today's reward challenge, you will split into two teams in four. Each of you will be holding a rope, but all of your team members will be holding up 120 pounds of rocks. If one person drops, the weight is added on to the already heavy amount you are lifting. Last team standing wins reward. Want to know what you're playing for?Quote2- Jeff
Quote1Yes!Quote2- Castaways
Quote1An exclusive trip to a secluded beach where you will be treated to a wonderful picnic lunch. You get to relax the afternoon away as dine with pizza, sandwiches, and beer. Let's draw for teams.Quote2- Jeff

The contestants select rocks, and the teams are:

  • The yellow team consists of Carmen, Casey, Joel, and Ralphie.
  • The purple team consists of Chip, Dover, Rose, and Skylar.

The teams begin their endurance competition. After about 2 minutes in, Skylar and Joel are already struggling to hold up 30 pounds. Ralphie, Chip, and Dover are almost still as they hold the easy weight. Carmen, Casey, and Rose try to keep still but shake a little once in awhile.

Elapsed Time: 20 Minutes

Joel drops his weight, and the other three adjust to their weight. Ralphie moves a step back, Carmen shuffles her feet in a better position, and Casey almost falls too, but recovers. Shortly after, Skylar drops, but the three are mostly calm about adjusting their weight. Rose moves back a bit, but Dover and Chip are fine.

Elapsed Time: 37 Minutes

Carmen can't take the weight and drops, giving now Casey and Ralphie to hold 60 pounds. Casey is thrown off by the momentum and falls too, leaving Ralphie to hold up everything. He struggles majorly, but holds on. Rose also falls, leaving Dover and Chip to battle against Ralphie.

Elapsed Time: 50 Minutes

Ralphie is shaking, but slightly. He knows the weight will soon get to him. But Dover falls after not being able to take it, and now Chip and Ralphie are carrying 120 pounds a-piece. Chip is somewhat calm, but he is struggling.

Elapsed Time: 1 Hour 16 Minutes

Ralphie is shaking visibly and almost violently. He has pushed himself to his limits and he knows he can't hold anymore. He drops the rocks and falls into the sand, his muscles throbbing and aching. Chip releases his rock pile and is hugged by his team.

Quote1Chip, Dover, Rose, and Skylar win reward!Quote2- Jeff
Quote1Yes! We did it!Quote2- Dover
Quote1A boat will be arriving shortly to take to your reward. For the rest of you, I got nothing. Head back to camp.Quote2- Jeff

Carmen, Casey, Ralphie, and Joel return to camp while a boat arrives for the other four. They are taken away to their reward.

They are taken to a beach on the other side of the peninsula. There is a long table line with pizza, salad, chicken fingers, hamburgers, hot dogs, soda, and beer. An umbrella is over the table to give them shade. The four start eating and are having fun at the picnic.

This was such a good reward. We got food and beer to give us energy and just normal food instead of rice and beans. It was an awesome time to relax with old and new allies.


Dover and Rose are chatting at the beach with sodas and burgers. Chip and Skylar walk over to start chatting with them.

Quote1Hey guys.Quote2- Chip
Quote1Hello, Chip. Skylar. What do you want to talk about?Quote2- Rose
Quote1Nothing really. Just wanted to hang out here.Quote2- Skylar
Quote1I wanted to talk about something. Rose is cool girl and I was aligned with her in the beginning, but I want to bring her in, almost as a replacement for Brady. What do you say?Quote2- Dover
Quote1Are you along with it Rose?Quote2- Chip
Quote1Only if we vote Joel out now.Quote2- Rose
Quote1That's a no-no. We need to vote out Ralphie. You saw it clearly in the reward. He held 120 pounds for almost 30 minutes. He's strong, we can't have him staying long.Quote2- Skylar

We know what Dover's true intentions are. He wanted to bring Rose to the end. We can't let him have that. Sure, we'll bring him back past the other three in our alliance, but he can't go farther than 3rd or 4th. Rose will leave after Ralphie.


Back at the Vencedor camp, Ralphie lies in the shelter, now tired after the Reward challenge. He pushed himself almost too far so he is now sleeping. Carmen, Casey, and Joel sit at the shelter.

Quote1Did you see him. How hard he fought. I give him credit, but he needs to go.Quote2- Carmen
Quote1Yeah, hopefully it isn't an endurance challenge next. We don't need him to last longer.Quote2- Joel
Quote1I don't know guys. I feel like we are on the bottom. We can use that strength to our advantage. We aren't the strongest here.Quote2- Casey
Quote1And then he'll go on an immunity run and win the game. It's just safer to vote out Ralphie or Rose.Quote2- Joel
Quote1I agree, we can't flip on them just yet.Quote2- Carmen
Quote1Fine, we'll wait.Quote2- Casey

I honestly don't want to wait. I can vote out Chip or Joel if I flip to Rose and Ralphie. Time to start planning.


Ralphie needs to go, he will win the game. He's kinda stupid, and he'll win enough immunities to go all the way.


Day 26

Everyone is back and well-rested from the rewards and the game from yesterday. Chip and Skylar are sitting in the shelter with Carmen and Joel, talking about strategy and their possible new ally.

Quote1We might have Rose on board to vote out Ralphie. I mean, it's nothing, but hey, it'll be unanimous and it keeps Dover happy.Quote2- Chip
Quote1Good enough.Quote2- Joel
Quote1And if Ralphie wins immunity?Quote2- Carmen
Quote1Then Rose can go home. Us four, plus Casey, can take out whoever we please.Quote2- Skylar
Quote1Where is Casey?Quote2- Joel

Meanwhile, Casey is talking to Ralphie and Rose about voting off one of the other threats in the game.

Quote1I want to take out Chip or Skylar. They are a dynamic duo that needs to be stopped.Quote2- Casey
Quote1I agree, and we can take them out, but we won't be able to get the votes to that. Joel is their right-hand man, and we can take him out. He's not strong and won't win immunity.Quote2- Rose
Quote1Sure, if Chip wins immunity, we can vote Joel.Quote2- Ralphie
Quote1Alright, I'll see if I can gain Dover on this.Quote2- Rose

Casey and Dover could be our hopes to survive longer in this game. Let's see if we can do with this plan!


Rose goes over to talk to Dover about the plan.

Quote1Hey, Casey has a plan.Quote2- Rose
Quote1About what?Quote2- Dover
Quote1Possibly voting out Joel tonight.Quote2- Rose
Quote1What? How is that possible?Quote2- Dover
Quote1Us, Ralphie, and Casey vote for Joel. We can hopefully sway another.Quote2- Rose
Quote1That's insane! We are all set on voting Ralphie out! We can't try to do any last-minute moves! Please, have some sense. Me and you will get to this end.Quote2- Dover
Quote1Why do you want me to stay now.Quote2- Rose
Quote1Because...I don't know. Me and you, we can work together!Quote2- Dover
Quote1What are you saying...Quote2- Rose
Quote1I think I am...starting to like you.Quote2- Dover
Quote1Woah Dover. This is Survivor. Please think before you say anything else.Quote2- Rose

Rose then walks away, almost uncomfortable at Dover.

I just had the weirdest conversation with Dover. I think he is getting a crush on me. *awkwardly laughs* It's so weird, this is a game, but many people have found love on this show. Maybe even me?


Day 27

The tribe arrives at the next immunity challenge.

Quote1Welcome to your next immunity challenge. First, Chip, I would like to take it back.Quote2- Jeff
Quote1I'll regain it soon.Quote2- Chip
Quote1Once again, immunity is back up for grabs. For today's challenge, you will hold on to 25% of your weight attached to a bucket. Attached to that bucket is a rope, which is attached to a winch. You can let as much as the rope goes to, but once you let go, and the bucket smashes through your tile, you are out. Last one standing wins immunity and a one-in-seven shot of winning this game. Let's draw spots.Quote2- Jeff

Everyone is soon up and the challenge begins. Quickly Skylar drops her weight after a couple minutes and is out of the challenge. Everyone adjusts to their own weight.

Elapsed Time: 10 Minutes

Everyone is struggling under the heat of the Portuguese sun. Joel is sweating, and soon drops, smashing his tile and eliminating him. Rose soon follows, and soon is Carmen, both dropping their buckets and smashing their titles. Dover and Casey are struggling, while Chip and Ralphie remain calm.

Elapsed Time: 40 Minutes

Casey has his rope all the way down to the little rope. He can't hold on and he lets go, smashing his tile and eliminating him. Ralphie and Chip start to move around to adjust the pressure, but Dover's arms are shaking. He is slowly losing his rope and the length of his tile and the bucket.

Elapsed Time: 1 Hour

Dover drops after slipping, and it's down to Ralphie and Chip. Both maintain their weight for a while, but Ralphie slowly struggles under his larger weight amount more than Chip. After 10 minutes of Dover dropping, Ralphie drops, and Chip is the last one standing.

Quote1Chip wins immunity!Quote2- Jeff
Quote1Woo hoo!Quote2- Chip
Quote1Come and get it Chip. Chip has a one-in-seven shot of winning this game. For the rest of you, you're time is up after tonight. Head back to camp.Quote2- Jeff

The tribe of eight heads back to camp.

I'm on a roll! Four challenge wins, I can easily go to the end like this.


The Selva five, Dover, and Rose are all at the shelter discussing plans.

Quote1Okay everyone. I have immunity, and Ralphie is going. All clear?Quote2- Chip
Quote1Yeah, he is gone, and we have Rose to help us too!Quote2- Dover
Quote1I am with you guys all the way.Quote2- Rose
Quote1Let's do this plan!Quote2- Carmen
Quote1It will be a simple vote.Quote2- Joel
Quote1Yup.Quote2- Casey
Quote1Alright, meeting adjourned.Quote2- Skylar

The seven head back to the shelter.

No, I'm not doing that. Joel is my target tonight, and he will go if all works.


Casey, Dover, Rose, and Ralphie all walk along the beach before Tribal Council.

Quote1Joel tonight?Quote2- Casey
Quote1Yeah, let's get this plan in motion.Quote2- Ralphie
Quote1this will be a great shock to everyone.Quote2- Dover
Quote1Totally.Quote2- Rose

This will be fun. I can't wait. Hopefully all goes according to plan, and Joel leaves tonight.


My mind is very conflicted tonight. Do I go to their side and vote Joel when there will be a tie and possibly a rock tiebreaker? Or do I go to the simple plan, but risk my alliance with Rose? Will she vote with me?


The eight of Vencedor all head to Tribal Council. They place their torches behind them and sit down to be questioned by Jeff.

Quote1We will now bring in our first member of the jury, Cooper, voting out of the last tribal council.Quote2- Jeff
Quote1*walks in wearing a green sweatshirt, brown shorts and black sneakers*Quote2- Cooper
Quote1Hello everyone. Tonight one of you will be going home after 27 days of Survivor. Ralphie, it seems like you are the main target. Skylar, is Ralphie going home?Quote2- Jeff
Quote1Yes, we have all decided that Ralphie is too much of a physical threat and an overall fighter to bring him farther.Quote2- Skylar
Quote1Chip, is this true?Quote2- Jeff
Quote1Yeah, it's very simple. Ralphie has no immunity and now he will leave.Quote2- Chip
Quote1Ralphie, do you think you are going home?Quote2- Jeff
Quote1Yeah, I feel like that I will go home. But I haven't given up hope. No, hopefully, after tonight, Joel will have left the game.Quote2- Ralphie
Quote1Why?Quote2- Jeff
Quote1Because, someone has flipped to the other side, my side, and I have Rose and Dover, and we can tie it up.Quote2- Ralphie
Quote1Joel, do you believe this?Quote2- Jeff
Quote1No, he's bluffing. He's trying to throw us all off. It's not working.Quote2- Joel
Quote1What about you Dover? And you Rose, he just threw you under the bus!Quote2- Jeff
Quote1Ralphie, he's trying hard. I'll give him that. But the odds are against him.Quote2- Dover
Quote1Well, they can just vote me out now Jeff.Quote2- Ralphie
Quote1I think it's time to vote. Carmen, your up.Quote2- Jeff

One by one, all eight vote. Jeff collects the urn, tallies the vote, and brings it back.

Quote1If anyone has the hidden immunity idol and would like to play it, now would be the time to do so.Quote2- Jeff
Quote1*no one stands*Quote2- Castaways
Quote1Alright, person with the most votes will be asked to leave Tribal Council immediately. I'll read the votes. First vote, Joel. Second vote, Ralphie. Third vote, Joel. Fourth vote, Ralphie. Fifth vote, Ralphie. Sixth vote, Ralphie. Ninth person voted out of Survivor: Portugal and second member of our jury...

Ralphie. Ralphie, please bring me your torch.Quote2- Jeff

Quote1That sucks a lot. Thanks for saving me Dover. *gives him the finger*Quote2- Ralphie
Quote1Ralphie, the tribe has spoken.Quote2- Jeff
Quote1See ya later guys.Quote2- Ralphie
Quote1Well, the intended target went home, but I don't think the chaos left with him. Head back to camp, good night.Quote2- Jeff

Tribal Council

Tribal Council 9:
Ralphie Selva
Ralphie (6 votes)
Carmen LitoralChip LitoralDover Selva
Joel LitoralRose SelvaSkylar Litoral
Carmen, Chip, Dover
Joel, Rose, Skylar
Joel Litoral
Joel (2 votes)
Casey LitoralRalphie Selva
Casey, Ralphie
Ralphie Selva BW
Ralphie Boruca

Voting Confessionals

It is time for you to go, good bye.


I really hope this works, and you leave Joel. Nice hanging out with you though.


No one is flipping. You are leaving. Nice try though.


Ralphie, I'm really sorry, but this is just the smarter option.


Hopefully I'm not taken out tonight, good bye troublemaker.


You are so far in their alliance it's annoying. But you have your wish of taking me out.


I can't believe I'm doing this.


This vote is strictly so you don't go on an immunity run.


Final Words

I knew I was leaving. I fought hard until the very end, and I am proud of myself for doing that. Now I get to decide who gets to win. Hopefully they have tons of food at Ponderosa. It was an overall awesome experience to be out here.


Still in the Running

Cooper Selva BW
Dover Selva
Emma Selva BW
Julianna Selva BW
Laurel Selva BW
Lukas Selva BW
Ralphie Selva BW
Rose Selva
Audrey Litoral BW
Brady Litoral BW
Carmen Litoral
Casey Litoral
Celeste Litoral BW
Chip Litoral
Joel Litoral
Skylar Litoral

Next Time on Survivor...

  • With Dover and Rose alone, can the new couple make it out of Tribal still together?
  • Will Casey's actions get consequences?

Author's Notes

  • The immunity challenge was used in the Survivor: Philippines episode, Not the Only Actor on This Island.