"One Foot Out The Door"
Unless they figure a way out, Aaron and Gerardo are next on the chopping block.
Season Survivor: Caucasus
Author User:Blaine7275
Episode Number 8/14
Episode Chronology
Previous Smooth Sailing
Next Triple Play

One Foot Out The Door is the eighth episode of Survivor: Caucasus.

Previously On Survivor...

With the tribe switch mixing up the alliances in both tribes, Gerardo found himself outnumbered on his new tribe. He advised his only two allies, Martin and Aaron to lay low, but after performing below satisfactory in the Immunity Challenge, Martin was the prime target for elimination. Gerardo tried to convince original Alazani tribemate Daniel to vote for Van, whom Daniel branded as untrustworthy, but in the end, Daniel decided to stick with his alliance to vote out the stay-at-home dad. Down a member, will Gerardo and Aaron find a way to keep themselves in the game? And will Heather manage to cling on despite having her whole tribe against her? Find out next on Survivor: Caucasus!


Reward Challenge: Fauxconut Bowling
Castaways will square off with members of the other tribe and roll a coconut down the lane, trying to knock down as many pins as possible. Whoever knocks over the most pins, wins a point for their tribe. First tribe to score three points wins reward.
Reward: A feast of pizza and breadsticks
Winner: Alazani

Immunity Challenge: Don't Let Your Balls Drop
Two members of each tribe will throw a ball that will roll down a wall bouncing and changing direction along the way. Two members of the other tribe must work together to catch those balls as they come down the wall. If a ball hits the ground then the other tribe scores a point, that round is over and the next pairs compete. The first tribe to score three points wins immunity.
Winner: Rioni


Night of Day 19

As the men arrive back to camp, Gerardo seems visibly upset over the outcome of Tribal Council.

Looks like I wasn't able to convince Daniel to vote with us. Aaron and I already have one foot out the door, if we lose this upcoming Immunity Challenge, one of us two will go for sure.


Meanwhile, Van and Sebastian quietly celebrate their small victory.

As if it's already clear that should we lose the next immunity, one of those two Rioni members will go. But deciding on which is a tough one. Gerardo's smart, which makes him a threat while Aaron's strong, but not really well mannered. I don't think it matters though, because whoever doesn't leave next, will surely leave the next time.


After adding wood to the fire, the rest of the tribe quickly goes to sleep.

Day 20

Early in the morning at the Rioni camp, Yessica and Amy decided to go fetch water from the watering hole. Along the way, the topic of Heather and the Hidden Immunity Idol was brought up.

Amy: "So do you think Heather would have found another idol? In the past couple of days, I've seen her search around bushes and trees as she walked around camp."
Yessica: "I wouldn't put her past it."
Amy: "But what if she does find another one?"
Yessica: "Then we'll have to turn on eachother. But I'd rather not think about it unless we lose the next Immunity Challenge."
Amy: "Alright."
Yessica: "But I'll tell you now that I would never turn on you."
Amy: "Thank! Me too!"

When I switched, I left Derek and Daniel and came into this tribe alone, and since Rachel was voted out, Yessica's been alone too. However, the good thing that came out of this was that we were able to become really close friends, and hopefully, it'll stay like that.


Over at Alazani, Gerardo tries once again to persuade Daniel into voting out Van, but this time, he also includes Derek in the conversation.

Gerardo: "Look guys. I've noticed that there isn't much trust between you and Van. I've heard that the guy already betrayed his group of girls before the tribe swap, so what makes you think that he won't do it again when he gets the chance."
Daniel: "That's what I've been thinking, but I don't know what this guy over here and Sebastian think about it."
Derek: "I do agree that Van is untrustworthy, but Sebastian seems to have a good handle on him, so I don't worry too much about it."
Gerardo: "Well just keep an open mind."

After watching Survivor for as long as I can remember, it's not really common for one person to flip on their alliance, which was something I didn't consider. This time, I hope that approaching them as a group will get them spare me or Aaron, but most importantly me.


Back at Rioni, Heather offers to go get treemail. However, suspicious of her sudden generousity, Yessica and Amy decide to follow her. Not knowing that she was being followed, Heather takes out her clues to the Hidden Immunity Idol. Yessica and Amy then start to whisper to eachother.

Amy: "What's she holding?"
Yessica: "I think those are clues to the idol! She's probably trying to look for it."
Amy: "Oh my! Should we interupt her?"
Yessica: "No, it's better if she thinks that we don't know about this. But since we do know that she has clues, she should follow her more often."

While the two girls look on, Heather stares coldly at the clue and mumbles something to herself.

Heather: "What the hell am I not getting? Waves.. welcomes.. plain sight.."

She then stuffs the clues in her bra, and continues in retriving treemail.

This idol has been so difficult to find, but after carefully reading the clues, I think I know where it is. However, I've noticed that these two little annoyances have been sticking to me like glue. I'll probably need to get it after everyone's asleep.


I'm not being ignorant to idols anymore. If she does find it, I'll know.


Later, both tribes converge for their next Reward Challenge. Rioni arrives first and sees the new Alazani walk in. Upon seeing that her close friend and ally was voted out, Agatha bows her head in sadness while Yessica and Heather are glad that they're allies, Gerardo and Aaron respectively, are still in the game. Jeff then announces the challenge as a simple game of bowling, with the winning tribe earning a feast of pizza and breadsticks, which is awaiting them feet from where they're standing.

The challenge starts with Lauren going up against Sebastian. Sebastian goes first, and manages to take down five pins. Lauren follows, but ends up rolling a gutter ball. Alazani leads, 1-0.

Van and Samantha go up next. After a slow throw down the lane, Van ends up only taking down two pins. Not wanting to lose to the guy who flipped on her, Samantha angrily rolls the coconut, and surprisingly gets a strike, tying up the score, 1-1.

Amy and Derek are up next. After they both take their turn, both end up getting gutter balls, leaving the score tied at 1-1.

In the fourth round, Daniel and Heather represent their tribes. Daniel ends up scoring a seven. On Heather's turn, she aims it straight down the middle, but narrowly loses the round, taking down only six pins. Alazani lead 2-1.

Agatha steps up for Rioni while Gerardo does for Alazani. Agatha goes first, but ends up taking down just one pin. Shockingly though, Gerardo misses the pins, resulting in a 2-2 tie.

Yessica and Aaron then go up next for the final round. Yessica takes her time on her turn, and manages to take down six pins. Knowing that the pizza feast rests on his shoulders, Aaron also takes him time. He ends up taking down eight pins, which wins the all-male tribe the feast, sending the females back to camp hungry.

The Alazani tribe begins to enjoy their reward, but it soon goes south after Aaron makes derogatory remarks about his tribemates. This angers some members of the tribes, namely Van and Sebastian. After the feast is over, the tribe heads back to their camp.

I don't know if I'll be able to handle Aaron from now on. I'm trying to keep him in this game longer, but he's not helping me. If I need to sell him out in order to keep myself in, I'll do it.


Over at Rioni, the sun begins to set and Heather gets ready to go get the Hidden Immunity Idol. She waits for everyone to go to sleep, and once she thinks they are, slowly creeps out of her shelter and heads towards the center of camp. Unknown to her, Amy and Yessica are watching her every movements from their shelter. Heather approaches the tribe flag and begins to search around it. She then notices that the top part of the post holding the flag unscrews. She unscrews it and takes it closer to the fire to take a better look a it. Fortunately for her, she ends up finding out that it's stamped, meaning that it is in fact a real idol. She then goes back to her shelter, while Yessica and Amy look on.

I finally found this stupid thing! It only took me 20 days, but it's finally in my hands, meaning that I'm not going anywhere anytime soon!


Heather unfortunately found another idol, but the good thing is that we actually know about this one. She'll probably play it at the next Tribal Council we go to, which means that one of us five will be leaving if we lose, which sucks.


Day 21

The next day, the Immunity Challenge was held early in the morning and the tribes met up once more. Jeff described the challenge and told the tribes to get ready. The first pair for Rioni was Samantha and Lauren while Sebastian and Derek were the pair for Alazani. The two tribes fared well for the first minute, but after more time elapsed, Derek fumbled with the ball after catching it, but ended up dropping it, giving Rioni the point.

In round two, Heather and Amy went up for Rioni while Aaron and Van went up for Alazani. After thirty seconds, Amy dropped a ball, but Heather was quickly able to catch it before it hit the ground. Distracted by the amazing catch his ex-teammate, Aaron missed a ball, giving Rioni a lead of 2-0.

Next up were Gerardo and Daniel for Alazani and Agatha and Yessica for Rioni. But in less than five seconds, Agatha's slow response cost her team the point, by dropping the ball. But Rioni still lead the score at 2-1.

For the next round, Samantha and Lauren and Sebastian and Derek went out once again. However, just like what happened in Round 1, Derek wasn't able to get a hold on the ball and let it hit the ground, winning Rioni their second immunity in a row.

I guess I'm not that good at handling balls.


The women return to their camp victorious and Heather immediately takes Agatha aside.

Heather: "Agatha. I just wanted to tell you that I forgive you for your previous treachery. You're pretty much the only person I can trust on this tribe, and also the only one I actually like."
Agatha: "Thank you Heather. That means a lot."
Heather: "I want us to work together, just how we used to."
Agatha: "I've been thinking about it, and I'd love to."
Heather: "Great!"

I'm still wary of Heather, but since my dear friend Martin was just voted out, she's all I've got. And she did give me her idol which I still have, so turning on her again won't be such a good idea."


Back at Alazani, the four men assemble to decide on which the the two outsiders they'll target next. Van suggests Gerardo, but the other three decide on Aaron.

Van: "That brute will get himself eliminated later on! Gerardo's the most cunning of the two, which is why he needs to go first."
Daniel: "But we've all decided on Aaron."
Sebastian: "Daniel's right, Aaron's behavior lately cannot be left unpunished."
Van: "Uggh! Fine."

As Van agrily leaves the group, Daniel brings up the topic of voting out Van instead. Sebastian is shocked at the revelation, but promises to hear him out.

Daniel: "To be honest with you Sebastian, I don't trust Van at all. I feel like he's always scheming behind our backs, and will ditch us the first chance he gets. I actually trust Gerardo more than I do Van."
Sebastian: "That really caught me off guard, but I told Van I'd never vote for him. I've broken many words I've had in this game, but I'd like to at least keep some. But if you, as well as Derek, think that it's better to vote him out now, then do it. However, just try to think it over before you make your final decision."
Daniel: "Okay."

It was really shocking to hear that there were trust issues within our alliance and that Daniel was targetting Van. Normally, I would have told him to stop, but I have no right considering the mistakes I've made in the game. However, I did promise Van that I wouldn't vote for him, and I'd like to keep at least one promise throughout this game.


Later, Gerardo once again goes up to Daniel and Derek, but this time, tries to offer them a deal.

Derek: "Yeah?"
Gerardo: "Hear me out guys. If you two are unsure on voting out Van because you're afraid you'll be short on numbers later on, I want to tell you that you'll have my complete loyalty and cooperation if he is voted out. The only reason I sided with Aaron was because I was pretty much forced to, but I have no problem leaving my Rioni roots and sticking with you guys. You don't have to say anything, but think it over."
Daniel: "Okay."

I have to do whatever I can to keep myself in this game longer. If it means having Aaron as colateral, then I'm perfectly okay with it. We weren't that close anyway.


Alazani then arrives at Tribal Council later that they. They put their torches in their place and sit down. The tribal session then starts by Jeff asking if one of the old Rioni members is going to be voted off. Van bluntly answers with a yes, which pisses Aaron off who goes on a rampage, dissing Van and every other member of the tribe. When Jeff asks if this happens regularly, Derek responds that it does. Jeff then turns towards Aaron and tells him that these outbusts might be the reason for his elimination and Aaron states that it doesn't matter. Jeff changes the subject and asks Sebastian how he was voting, and Sebastian says that he made a commitment to a person, and is planning on keeping it. The session then ends when Jeff tells the tribe to go vote. After everyone votes, Jeff goes and tallies the votes. He then brings the urn back, asks for any idols, and then proceeds to read the votes.

Jeff: "1st vote.. Aaron. Aaron. That's two votes Aaron. 3rd vote.. Van. Van. We're tied, two votes Aaron, two votes Van. 5th vote.. Van. Three votes Van, two votes Aaron, one vote left. 9th person voted out of Survivor: Caucasus... Van."

Shocked reactions cover the faces of Van, Gerardo, and Aaron as the last votes are read. Van then agrily goes over to get his torch and slams it down to get snuffed by Jeff. Before heading out, Van flips the bird towards the alliance that voted him out.

Tribal Council

Tribal Council 9:
Van Stevenson
Van (4 votes)
Gerardo GuzmanAaron McCarthyDaniel MarvinDerek Phu
Gerardo, Aaron, Daniel & Derek
Aaron McCarthy
Aaron (2 votes)
Van StevensonSebastian Hibbard
Van & Sebastian
Van Stevenson BW
Van Stevenson

Voting Confessionals

Even though it hasn't seemed like it, I'm a man of my word, so my vote goes to you.


If you don't go tonight, then I'm screwed.


Take your punk ass home, before I kick it there for you!


I didn't trust you on Day 1, I didn't trust you at the tribe switch, and I certainly don't trust you know.


I don't know why my stupid alliance wants you out know when you're basically going to implode later on, but my vote goes to you.


This is for Mary-Jean.


Final Words

I really wish I could punch all these guys in the face right now! Were they really that scared that I was going to turn on them?! Right now, they can all go screw themselves and hopefully, none of them wins this game!

–Van Stevenson

Still In The Running

Aaron McCarthy
Agatha Christenson
Gerardo Guzman
Hazel Quezada BW
Heather Villegas
Martin Bowell BW
Max Fisher BW
Rachel Hudson BW
Winston Grant BW
Yessica Chang
Amy Corazon
Daniel Marvin
Derek Phu
Lauren Faas
Mary-Jean Pettie BW
Phoebe Noyola BW
Samantha Marino
Sebastian Hibbard
Stan Bailey BW
Van Stevenson BW

Next Time On Survivor...

  • With voting out one of their own, the alliance of men decide to add another member.
  • At Rioni, scrambling occurs when a member reveals an idol.

Author's Notes

  • The Reward Challenge is the same challenge used in Expectations from Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains.
  • The Immunity Challenge is the same challenge used in Turf Wars from Survivor: Nicaragua.
  • This episode's title was said by Gerardo.
Survivor: Caucasus Episodes

A Tribe Full Of Imbeciles! · Gone Like The Wind · To Live, Thrive, And Conquer · Beautiful People's Club · She Can't Blame It On The Alcohol · Expect The Unexpected · Smooth Sailing · One Foot Out The Door · Triple Play · Playing Everybody's Game · Three-Faced · David & Goliath · A Girl's Best Friend · Fight To The Finish