"I Love The Auction"
Season Survivor: Argentina
Author User:Pieniazek666
Episode Number 12/15
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This is the twelfth episode of Survivor: Argentina

Previously on Survivor...

Following tribal Sara went off on Zaya for her betraying the girls. Sara then started a plan to take out Zaya's closest allies Tree and Audi. Upon hearing this Zaya targeted Kristie as Sara's closest ally. Sara attempted to get T.P. in on her plan but he declined forcing her to go and talk to Scott who appeared to be in on the plan. At immunity it was a battle between Scott, Jay and Tree for immunity with Tree coming up with the win. Before tribal Sara asked Scott to talk Jay into it and Kristie talk Audi into voting Scott. At tribal, the vote came down to alliances with tribe lines being dead. When the vote came Audi didn't believe Kristie and Scott played Sara sending Kristie to the jury 6-2.


Reward Challenge: Survivor Auction
Immunity Challenge: Rollerballs
The castaways must stand on a small log while balancing a ball on a wooden disc. At regular intervals, one more ball will be added onto the plate until there are three balls, which will increase difficulty. If at any time a ball falls off the disc or a castaway loses their footing on the log, they will be eliminated. The last castaway standing will win Immunity.
Winner: Sara


Night 27

The tribe arrives back at camp following tribal.

This really sucks right now. I am alone in this game. I have nobody. The people I once had are either against me or voted out.


Quote1Well guys it has been great playing with you.Quote2- Sara
Quote1You're not gone yet.Quote2- Scott
Quote1But of course I'm next.Quote2- Sara
Quote1That's your fault for going off on us like that.Quote2- Zaya
Quote1Well if you had told us Tree voted with us we wouldn't be in this spot now would we.Quote2- Sara
Quote1They are in a better spot then you.Quote2- Scott
Quote1Quiet Scott.Quote2- Sara
Quote1Guys, can we stop?Quote2- T.P.
Quote1T.P. is right. Sara has a little hope still.Quote2- Tree
Quote1There is always a bit of hope.Quote2- Jay
Quote1Well then we can't let her get it.Quote2- Audi
Quote1I can hear Audi.Quote2- Sara
Quote1Good to know.Quote2- Audi
Everyone is rejoicing Sara being near her doom but I know that just one win could hinder that and send one of us to the jury.


Day 28

Buenos Iris

Everyone is hanging around the shelter.

Quote1I can't believe there are only seven of us left.Quote2- Scott
Quote1It hasn't gone that quickly.Quote2- Zaya
Quote1When you deal with Scott and the other three, it goes by pretty slowly.Quote2- T.P.
Quote1Is there any rice left?Quote2- Tree
Quote1Unfortunately not.Quote2- Sara
Quote1We ate all the rice.Quote2- Audi
Quote1Wow. What about the beans?Quote2- Jay
Quote1There is very little of them left.Quote2- Sara
Quote1We are not going to last on this.Quote2- Audi
Quote1It's all Sara's fault. She is the one that always makes it.Quote2- Scott
Quote1I do not.Quote2- Sara
Quote1Yes you do. It isn't me. I don't know how to make rice and beans.Quote2- Scott
Quote1It doesn't matter. The point is we are all hungry now.Quote2- T.P.
Quote1We could always fish.Quote2- Tree
Quote1I haven't been able to catch nothing lately.Quote2- Scott
Quote1Well while you guys fight over food, I am going to check for mail.Quote2- Sara
Quote1I'll go with you.Quote2- Tree

Tree and Sara head off into the woods.

Quote1I don't think we will have any today.Quote2- Jay
Quote1Just let Sara leave for a while.Quote2- Audi
Quote1Yeah. I think she needs a break from everything.Quote2- Zaya
Quote1We all do.Quote2- T.P.
Quote1So we sent them out just so Sara could get away from us for a bit. That's stupid.Quote2- Scott
Quote1Is it?Quote2- Jay
Quote1Yeah, but maybe they will bring back something.Quote2- T.P.
Quote1They better.Quote2- Scott

T.P., Zaya, Audi, Scott and Jay lay around for a little bit until Sara and Tree come back from the woods.

Quote1We got envelopes for everyone.Quote2- Sara
Quote1It's an auction today.Quote2- Tree
Quote1Sweet.Quote2- Scott
Quote1I love the auction. So much food and maybe some letters.Quote2- Audi
Quote1Yeah. It's always good to take a break from the game.Quote2- T.P.
Audi is all overjoyed because she will get to have food or a letter. I am gonna be looking out for an advantage if there is one. If not, then I just got $500 in my pocket. I am not worried about food right now.


Survivor Auction

The tribe arrives at the auction site.

Welcome to the Survivor Auction. Earlier you each received and envelope with $500. Bidding will be in increments of 20. You can not share money or food bought. Your first item is a hot dog with chips and a drink.

–Jeff Probst

T.P. "40"
Zaya "60"
Jay "80"
Zaya "100"
Jay "120"
Zaya "200"
Everyone stays quiet.
Jeff, "Sold to Zaya for $200. Come and get it."
Zaya walks up, hands Jeff the money, grabs the food and walks back.

Next item will remain covered.

–Jeff Probst

Tree "60"
Jay "80"
Tree "100"
Jay "120"
Tree "140"
Jay "180"
Everyone stays quiet.
Jeff, "Sold to Jay for $180. Here is what you bought. A half a hamburger."
Jeff opens the container to reveal a half of a hamburger.
Jay walks up, hands Jeff the money, grabs the food and walks back.

The next item will remain covered.

–Jeff Probst

T.P. "20"
Tree "60"
T.P. "100"
Tree "120"
T.P. "140"
Tree "160"
T.P. "200"
Tree "220"
T.P. "240"
Everyone stays quiet.
Jeff, "Sold to T.P. for $240. Here is what you bought. A pig brain."
Jeff opens the container to reveal a pig brain.
Scott, "Was that leftover from earlier in the game?"
T.P. walks over, hands Jeff the money, grabs the food and walks back.

Next item, letters from home for $20 to anyone.

–Jeff Probst

Sara, "Deal."
Jeff, "Come get them for those that want one."
Scott, "I'm not sure I have one."
Jeff, "There is one for everyone here."
Sara collects $20 from everyone, walks to Jeff, hands him the money, grabs the letters and walks back handing out the letters.

Next items is a plate of donuts.

–Jeff Probst

Sara "20"
T.P. "40"
Zaya "60"
Jay "80"
Tree "120"
Audi "140
Jay "160"
Tree "180"
Jay "220"
Tree "260"
Everyone stays quiet.
Jeff, "Sold to Tree for $260."
Tree walks up to Jeff and hands him the money.
Jeff, "Now you can keep what you bought or trade it for a bag of rice and a bag of beans for the tribe."
Tree, "I'll trade."
Jeff, "Alright, here is your rice and beans."
Tree takes the rice and beans back to his seat."

Next item will remain cover and it comes with a note.

–Jeff Probst

T.P. "60"
Audi "100
Tree "160"
T.P. "240"
Scott "260"
Everyone stay quiet."
Jeff, "Sold to Scott for 260."
Scott walks up and hands Jeff the money."
Jeff, "Here is what you bought. A whole pizza. Read the note out loud."

You may share this pizza with one other person of your choice.

–Scott (reading the note)

Scott, "I pick Tree."
Jeff, "Tree come up here."
Tree walks up and grabs some of the pizza. Scott and Tree then walk back.

Next item will stay covered.

–Jeff Probst

Audi "480"
Jeff "Sold to Audi just like that for $480."
Audi walks up hands Jeff the money.
Jeff, "You bought the doughnuts Tree traded."
Tree, "That's not right"
Jeff uncovers the doughnuts.
Audi grabs the doughnuts and walks back.

Next item will remain covered. It also has a note with it

–Jeff Probst

T.P. "200"
Scott "220"
Everyone stays quiet
Jeff, "Sold to Scott for $220. Come get it."
Scott walks up and hands Jeff the money.
Jeff "here is what you bought."
Jeff lift the container to reveal a chocolate cake.
Jeff, "Now read the note."

You just bought a chocolate cake to be shared with the tribe. you will have 5 minutes to eat as much of it as you can.

–Scott (reading the note)

Scott crumbles the note and walks the cake over. The tribe then begins eating it.

And with that this auction is over. Anything on your hands may be taking with you.

–Jeff Probst

The tribe gathers their things and head back to camp.

Buenoes Iris

Upon arrive back at camp everyone goes someplace to read their loved ones letter.

That auction was a big bust. I was hoping for an advantage and instead bought this letter from someone I don't really care about, a pizza I shared with Tree, and a cake that was shared with the tribe. Why do these thing happen to me?


After everyone reads their letters, Sara heads down to the beach.

Quote1I now hate auctions.Quote2- Scott
Quote1I got doughnuts.Quote2- Audi
Quote1Tree was the most help over here.Quote2- Zaya
Quote1I wanted some of those doughnuts.Quote2- Tree
Quote1We would take the rice and beans anytime.Quote2- Jay
Quote1I wonder about Sara. She didn't even make a bid.Quote2- T.P.
Quote1Forget about her. No advantage this time.Quote2- Scott
Quote1There isn't always an advantage.Quote2- Zaya
Quote1Would have been nice to have one.Quote2- Scott
Quote1Is that why you went after the ones with notes?Quote2- T.P.
Quote1That's right.Quote2- Scott
Quote1Well now that we have all filled our stomachs. We need to make sure she doesn't win.Quote2- Jay
Quote1Exactly.Quote2- Zaya
Quote1We will.Quote2- T.P.
This is one of the most important challenges because if Sara wins then we have to take out one of our own.


Buenos Iris Night

Sara and Scott are up and out of the shelter.

Quote1So what happens if I win immunity.Quote2- Sara
Quote1Somebody else goes.Quote2- Scott
Quote1So I have to win or I go.Quote2- Sara
Quote1Pretty much. Wish there was an advantage.Quote2- Scott
Quote1A little bit.Quote2- Sara
Quote1So do I. Deal with it.Quote2- Scott
Quote1You're such an a$$.Quote2- Sara
Quote1Yep. I threw my letter in the fire.Quote2- Scott
Quote1Why?Quote2- Sara
Quote1I wanted to see it burn.Quote2- Scott
Quote1I still have mine. You want me to read what they wrote.Quote2- Sara
Quote1Nope.Quote2- Scott
Quote1You should try being nicer.Quote2- Sara
Quote1Not happening.Quote2- Scott
Quote1Well when I win the challenge I'll talk to you about the vote.Quote2- Sara
Quote1I might listen.Quote2- Scott
Scott is an a$$ but I'm sure he might have read the letter. What kind of person doesn't care about their family.


Sara walks off to go back to sleep.

Day 29

Immunity Challenge

The tribe arrive at the challenge site.

Welcome to today's immunity challenge. Tree I will take it back.

–Jeff Probst

Tree walks to Jeff, takes off the necklace handing it to him and walks back.

Immunity is back up for grabs. For today's challenge, you will each balance a ball on a flat disk while standing onto of logs in the ground. After 15 minutes we will add another ball and continue on. After 30 minutes we will add a third ball making it even harder. If at any point a ball fall off the disk or you step off the log you are out of the challenge. Last person standing wins immunity and is guaranteed a one and six shot at winning this game. We will draw for spots and let's get started.

–Jeff Probst

After everyone is in their spots.

On my go you will move your hands away from the ball. Survivors ready...Go.

–Jeff Probst

Everyone removes their hands from the ball.
15 minutes
No one has moved at all.

You can relax now and grab the ball.

–Jeff Probst

Everyone relaxes, grabs another ball, and then place them on the disk.

On my go you can remove your hands from the balls. Survivors ready...Go.

–Jeff Probst

Everyone removes their hands from the balls.
Jeff, "And with that this challenge is back on."
25 minutes
T.P. has a ball hanging on each side.
Scott, Jay and Sara haven't moved at all.
T.P. tries to move the balls back to the center but one falls off.
Jeff, "T.P. is out. Take a spot on the bench."
30 minutes
All who are left have not moved.

You can relax now and grabs the balls.

–Jeff Probst

Everyone relaxes, grabs the final balls and then places them on the disk.

On my go you can remove your hands from the balls. Survivors ready...Go.

–Jeff Probst

Everyone removes their hands from the balls.
Jeff, "With that this challenge is back on. We will remain like this until one is left."
45 minutes
Scott has all three of his balls on separate ends.
Tree has all his balls on one end.
Scott loses a ball.
Jeff, "Scott is out. Take a spot by T.P."
Tree then loses a ball.
Jeff "Tree is out. Take a spot by Scott."
60 minutes
Jay and Sara haven't moved.
Audi has a ball in the middle and two on the side.
Zaya has her three balls separated but not by any edge.
Audi loses the two balls on the edge.
Jeff, "Audi is out."
1 hour 15 minutes
Zaya's balls continue to separate from each other getting closer to the edge.
Jay and Sara still have yet to move.
Zaya tries to recover a ball close to the edge but over corrects and loses one.
Jeff, "Zaya is out. We are down to two."
2 hours
Jay and Sara continue to stand still.
Jeff, "We have hit the two hour mark in this challenge."
Jay loses his footing and steps off the log for a quick second.
Jeff, "Jay, we saw that. Jay is out. Sara wins immunity."
Jey, "Dang."
After everyone is back on the mat.

Sara come and get it.

–Jeff Probst

Sara walks to Jeff, grabs the necklace and walks back."

Sara is safe at tomorrow's tribal. As for the rest of you, somebody will be voted out of this game. Grab your stuff and head back to camp.

–Jeff Probst

Buenos Iris

The tribe arrives back at camp following Sara's win. Sara heads down to the beach.

Quote1I can't believe I did that.Quote2- Jay
Quote1It's not your fault.Quote2- Zaya
Quote1It kind of is.Quote2- Scott
Quote1Scott, we all could have won that.Quote2- Tree
Quote1Losing footing is something I've never done before.Quote2- Jay
Quote1Really?Quote2- T.P.
Quote1I do parkour. Footing is one of the biggest things.Quote2- Jay
Quote1I have no idea what that is.Quote2- Audi
Quote1It's alright.Quote2- Jay
Quote1Okay. We have all day tomorrow to think about what is going to happen.Quote2- T.P.
Quote1Let's not be all too down about this.Quote2- Zaya
Quote1Let's all just vote someone different and see who Sara will vote for.Quote2- Scott
Quote1I am not putting my faith in her.Quote2- Tree
Quote1Me either.Quote2- Audi
Quote1We will think of something.Quote2- Jay
Quote1Well I'm going to go talk to Sara.Quote2- Scott
Quote1Later.Quote2- T.P.

Scott gets up and heads down to the beach.

This day just get worse and worse. I did the one thing you try not to do in parkour and that's mess up on you footing because some of the stuff happens in the air. If you mess up in the slightest, you could fall and break something.


Buenos Iris Night

Zaya and Tree are sitting outside the shelter.

Quote1I've been think about the vote.Quote2- Zaya
Quote1What are our options?Quote2- Tree
Quote1We go on strength. Scott and T.P. did the worst today so it should be one of them.Quote2- Zaya
Quote1As much as I hate it, I agree.Quote2- Tree
Quote1I know you like T.P.Quote2- Zaya
Quote1He has been there for us the whole game.Quote2- Tree
Quote1Yeah.Quote2- Zaya

Audi gets up and walks over.

Quote1What's up.Quote2- Audi
Quote1We were just talking about between Scott and T.P. who do we take out.Quote2- Tree
Quote1Oh.Quote2- Audi
Quote1What do you think?Quote2- Zaya
Quote1Scott might be mean but he is a strong guy.Quote2- Audi
Quote1Okay. We are still going to think about it more but those are our options.Quote2- Zaya
Quote1Got it.Quote2- Tree
This vote is going to come down to who is better to keep in order to beat Sara in a challenge.


Day 30

Buenos Iris

Scott, Jay and Audi are down at the beach. Sara and Tree are in the woods while T.P. and Zaya are at the camp.

Quote1Zaya did some thinking. Scott.Quote2- Audi
Quote1What do you need.Quote2- Scott
Quote1It's most likely between you and T.P.Quote2- Audi
Quote1T.P. is going down.Quote2- Scott
Quote1Seriously.Quote2- Jay
Quote1Yeah, Zaya is telling T.P. and Tree is telling Sara.Quote2- Audi
Quote1Well I better start asking people to keep me.Quote2- Scott
Quote1I'm sure your fine.Quote2- Audi
Quote1Umm. Scott isn't the nicest guy here. You have my vote to stay Scott.Quote2- Jay
Quote1Thanks Jay. Even if you are just saying that cause I am right here.Quote2- Scott
Quote1Just calm down.Quote2- Audi
Quote1I'm going to the woods.Quote2- Scott
Quote1Stop.Quote2- Audi

Scott heads off into the woods to find Sara and Tree.

Quote1Can you follow him and keep him at bay?Quote2- Audi
Quote1Yeah. You head back to camp.Quote2- Jay

Jay heads off behind Scott while Audi heads to camp.

This is getting crazier and crazier. I should have just said vote T.P.


Inside the woods.

Quote1Well I don't see a point in keeping Scott.Quote2- Sara
Quote1The idea is that he is hated so people won't want to vote for him.Quote2- Tree
Quote1True but T.P. is so nice. Even to you.Quote2- Sara
Quote1I know. It hurts me that this needs to happen but one of them has to go.Quote2- Tree
Quote1Well alright. I will make a decision.Quote2- Sara

Tree heads off to camp. Scott arrives from the beach.

Quote1Hey can vote out T.P. for me.Quote2- Scott
Quote1Maybe I will.Quote2- Sara
Quote1Please. I don't want to go yet.Quote2- Scott
Quote1I've made up my mind.Quote2- Sara
Quote1Well I hope it is to T.P.Quote2- Scott
Quote1It might.Quote2- Sara

Sara walks off towards camp. Jay come up from the beach.

Quote1Did you make her mad?Quote2- Jay
Quote1I don't think so.Quote2- Scott
Quote1Scott, this is too close to be making anyone mad.Quote2- Jay
Quote1I know.Quote2- Scott
Quote1Good. Let's head to camp. Everyone else is there I'm sure.Quote2- Jay

Scott and Jay head back to back.

This vote is going to be big. I hope I come out on top because I have a lot of game left to play.


Tribal Council

The tribe arrives at tribal, placing their torches behind them and taking their seats.

We will now bring in the members of our jury. Nikki and Kristie, voted out at the last tribal council.

–Jeff Probst

Nikki and Kristie walk in and take a seat on the other side of the area.

Quote1Sara, how happy were you after you won immunity?Quote2- Jeff Probst
Quote1I was very happy. I felt like if I didn't win then I was booked a seat over there.Quote2- Sara
Quote1So you had to win in order to survive?Quote2- Jeff Probst
Quote1Exactly.Quote2- Sara
Quote1Scott, If that was true, what happens now that Sara is safe?Quote2- Jeff Probst
Quote1Today everyone has been going around trying to figure out how the vote is going to go.Quote2- Scott
Quote1How do expect it to go?Quote2- Jeff Probst
Quote1I hope it goes in my favor but that is up to everyone to decide.Quote2- Scott
Quote1It really comes down to who do we think can help us better at beating Sara.Quote2- Zaya
Quote1So what you are saying Zaya is that you get rid of a weaker player and keep somebody that will beat Sara in a challenge?Quote2- Jeff Probst
Quote1Yeah.Quote2- Zaya
Quote1You have to if we even want to beat her.Quote2- Tree
Quote1T.P., what is your take on this?Quote2- Jeff Probst
Quote1I believe that if you have a target that you need to have people that can beat the target in a challenge so that you can get them out.Quote2- T.P.
Quote1So you agree that you should get rid of a weaker player.Quote2- Jeff Probst
Quote1A weaker challenge player. They can still be a threat though.Quote2- T.P.
Quote1Jay, what are thinking about on this?Quote2- Jeff Probst
Quote1I think everyone has a good point. I just feel like if I hadn't lost my footing we wouldn't be in this mess.Quote2- Jay
Quote1Audi, what are you thinking?Quote2- Jeff Probst
Quote1I have to go with my allies.Quote2- Audi
Quote1So at day 30, you are thinking that let's keep this strong challenge player and get rid of a weaker challenge player so we can beat Sara in a challenge.Quote2- Jeff Probst
Quote1Yeah.Quote2- Audi
Quote1Sara, what do you think about this?Quote2- Jeff Probst
Quote1I think I might as well vote out a strong player so I can maybe win more.Quote2- Sara
Quote1So you have decide to vote out a challenge threat?Quote2- Jeff Probst
Quote1Exactly.Quote2- Sara
Quote1Tree, are you afraid you are on the chopping block?Quote2- Jeff Probst
Quote1I believe it comes down to two people. I don't think I am one of them but I could be wrong.Quote2- Tree
Well it is time to vote. Sara you're up first.

–Jeff Probst

Sara gets up, walks to the urn to vote and then comes back. The rest of the tribe follows ending with Scott.

I'll go tally the votes.

–Jeff Probst

Jeff walks over to the urn, grabs it and walks back.

Once the votes have been read the decision is final. Person voted out will be asked to leave the tribal council area immediately. I'll read the votes.

–Jeff Probst

First vote...T.P.

Scott...1 vote T.P., 1 vote Scott

Scott...2 votes Scott, 1 vote T.P.

T.P....2 votes T.P., 2 votes Scott

T.P....that's 3 votes T.P., 2 votes Scott, 2 vote left. Next vote.

Thirteenth person voted out of Survivor: Argentina and the third member of our jury...T.P. You need to bring me your torch.

–Jeff Probst

T.P. gets up, grabs his torch and walks to Jeff.
Jeff, "T.P., the tribe has spoken. It's time for you to go."
T.P. walks off into the darkness waving goodbye.

A difficult vote can easily lead to another. Grab your stuff and head back to camp. Good night.

–Jeff Probst

Tribal Council #12:
(Buenos Iris)
T.P. (5 votes)
Audi, Jay, Scott, Tree, Zaya
Scott (2 votes)
T.P. Padalecki

Voting Confessional

Sorry Scott. I wanted to keep you as long as possible.


Don't tell me how to vote.


In this game of chess. It is checkmate for you.


Final Words

Well I had a great time. I just wish things could have been different. I will always look back at when Jay lost his footing sending me home.


Still In The Running

La Plata
Jessica bOUT
Jessica B.
Jessica hOUT
Jessica H.

Next Time on Survivor...

Scott decides it's time to pull a daring move.

Author's Notes

The title is said by Audi after hearing they are going to the Survivor Auction