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"Pick Your Friends"
Season Survivor: Nevada Mountains
Author Kaffe4200
Episode Number 10/14
Episode Chronology
Previous All On Shoshone
Next The Spicy and The Strong
Pick Your Friends is the 10th episode of Survivor: Nevada Mountains.

Challenges

Reward Challenge: Gathering Season
Everyone has to climb a three in which they will get three bags. They have to use the bags to assemble a puzzle. First person to assemble wins.
Reward: Feast
Winner: Marcus.

Immunity Challenge: Jump, Girl, Jump
Everyone is standing on each their raised plank and has to jump down into a lake. The plank will gradually raise and people who hesitates will be eliminated from the challenge. Last person standing wins. First person eliminated loses.
Reward: Immunity.
Winner: Earl.

Story

Day 28

Tulle Mountain

Marcus, Trenton, Gene and Al went off the next day to discuss the previous day's council.

Trenton: All three of you voted Rob?
Marcus: Of course, that was the deal.
Trenton: Gene?
Gene: Yeah, I voted for Rob too.
Trenton: So it's Nellie and Helle, for sure.
Al: Lysander?
Trenton: I don't know. Lysander wouldn't vote for Marcus.
Marcus: I think he did though.
Gene: Earl and Gertha voted for Lysander, so it's not them.
Trenton: That leaves Helle, Nellie, Lysander and Rob... makes sense.
Al: I'll go talk to the girls.

Yesterday was so close to a blindside you can get. I can't believe how close I was to getting voted out.

–Marcus


When you have a deal, you keep it. The girls and Lysander didn't keep it. We agreed to vote Rob, they didn't.

–Trenton



Al went to talk to Helle and Nellie, both were sitting with Gertha by the fire.

Al: Good morning, girls.
Nellie: Hi, Al.
Al: I was just talking to the boys. We were wondering who voted for Marcus?
Nellie: We did. That's pretty obvious, isn't it?
Al: Yes, it is.
Gertha: I'd have voted Marcus too if I had known about it.
Al: Good thing you didn't then.
Helle: So, what, you're just here to tell us that we're in trouble?
Al: I'm here to offer you back in the alliance.
Gertha: Me too?
Al: Sure.
Gertha: As long as I don't have to vote for Earl, that's a good offer.
Al: If we're voting Earl, vote Earl.
Nellie: Okay, Al, we're back in. Don't worry.

Challenge

As the tribe arrived, Jeff was standing by a bunch of trees.

Jeff: Welcome. In this challenge you will climb your tree and gather tree bags. In the bags are pieces to a puzzle. Assemble your puzzle first and you win. Does everyone understand?
Everyone: Yes!
Jeff: And here's what we're playing for; a feast. Everything you can ask for; chicken, steak, everything. Now, get ready.

We all wanted to win that feast. We're all hungry.

–Gene


Earl, Marcus and Trenton all got their bags down fast and began assembling. Nellie got down as well, but Marcus managed to assemble the puzzle before any of the others, giving him victory.

Jeff: Congratulations, Marcus. You stay behind with one person, the rest return to the camp. Who do you choose?
Marcus: I... I choose Nellie.
Trenton: Wait, what?
Jeff: Alright. Nellie, Marcus enjoy lunch. The rest, I'll see you all tomorrow.

Tulle Mountain

It makes sense why he picked Nellie. He didn't want risking anything, so he's convincing her to vote with us. It's clever, but really, I would have preferred if he chose me.

–Trenton


I don't care, to be honest. All I want is to get far in this game, food doesn't matter.

–Al


I think it's good for Marcus and Nellie. I'm happy for them.

–Earl



Day 29

Tulle Mountain

Just before the challenge, Earl and Lysander went off to talk.

Lysander: We both want to get far in this game. Nellie went off to talk with Marcus a while back, and I am not in a very safe position right now. Neither are you.
Earl: Right.
Lysander: You, me, Gertha, Nellie and Helle. That's a strong alliance.
Earl: Yeah, that sounds good.

I still don't get the game. Lysander's nice and I guess he's right. I'm just gonna do whatever Gertha does.

–Earl



Challenge

The tribes arrived to the challenge. Jeff was standing by a lake.

Jeff: Welcome. In this challenge, you will stand on a raised plank and jump at my signal. The plank will gradually be raised. If you hesitate at my signal, you are out of the challenge. Be the first out and you have a vote on you at the start of tomorrow's council. Last persons standing wins immunity. Does everyone understand?

Immunity Challenge
Placement Winner 2nd 3rd 4th 5th
Castaway Earl
Earl
TrentonJames
Trenton
Nellieowen
Nellie
Gene
Gene
Al
Al
Placement 6th 7th 8th Loser
Castaway Marcusjohnson
Marcus
Gertha
Gertha
Lysander
Lysander
Helle
Helle

Jeff: Congratulations, Earl, come take the idol. Helle, you will have one vote at you in the beginning of the council. I'll see you all tomorrow.

Tulle Mountain

As they got back, Lysander went off with Helle, Nellie, Earl and Gertha.

Lysander: If we want to save Helle, we have to vote for Marcus. So, Marcus. Everyone's in on that?
Nellie: Sounds great.
Gertha: Let's do it.

I can't vote for Marcus, not after he invited me to that feast. It might have been all tactic, but I just can't.

–Nellie



Elsewhere, Trenton and Marcus were talking as well, trying to hunt.

Trenton: It's easy, right? Helle?
Marcus: I was thinking, though. We could get rid of Gertha or Lysander.
Trenton: Right. Have Helle and Nellie vote with us?
Marcus: Yeah.
Trenton: That sounds good. Then take out Earl next chance we get.
Marcus: Let's do it.
Trenton: Man, how do you even use this bow?

Gertha brings so much joy to this tribe. Earl too. Yeah, Earl is probably the most happy person I've ever met. He's so nice, so inspirational. But this is a game, and somebody has to go.

–Trenton



Day 30

Council

At the council, the first thing they were told to do, was to light a torch and set it behind them. They did that, and then Jeff began talking.

Jeff: Welcome to council. Earl, do you think the others have realized how strong of a player you are?
Earl: I don't know. I guess. I'm just hoping they like me for, you know, who I am.
Jeff: You think you can stay on behalf of that?
Earl: Well, yeah.
Jeff: Gertha, are you feeling like you're going tonight?
Gertha: No, I feel like I'm in a pretty good spot.
Jeff: How about you, Marcus?
Marcus: Really, I have no idea. I might go home tonight. There's been so many votes on me, I don't know why. I'm not even a very strong player.
Jeff: Let that be the words. One by one, you go up and write the name on the person you want out of Survivor. You have to vote, you can't vote for yourself. You can't vote for Al. In case of tie, it will be settled by duel. Al, you're up.

One by one, they all went up and wrote the names on the people they wanted out. After everyone had voted, Jeff got the urn and began revealing the notes.
He kept turning the votes until there was 1 on Helle, 3 on Marcus and 3 on Gertha.

Jeff: That means there is three votes left. The next vote is on you, Gertha. If the next vote is on you too, you're out. Tenth person voted out of Survivor: Nevada Mountains, Gertha. Get up here, get your torch.

Gertha got her torch. Jeff put it out with the words 'the tribe has spoken'.

Tribal Council

Tribal Council 10:
Tulle
Voted
Against
Voter
Gertha
Gertha (6 votes)
AlGeneHelleMarcusjohnson
NellieowenTrentonJames
Al, Gene, Helle, Marcus, Nellie & Trenton
Marcusjohnson
Marcus (3 votes)
EarlGerthaLysander
Earl, Gertha & Lysander
Helle
Helle (1 vote)
Losersign
None
VOTED OFF:
Gerthabw
Gertha Brythenberg

Voting Confessionals

Sweet girl, but you're not into the game enough.

–Al


I'm so sorry, but it's all about surviving.

–Helle


It's impressive, y'know? How long you've managed to last despite everything. Good job, man.

–Lysander


Sorry. You're such a sweet girl, but... yeah, sorry.

–Marcus


Can't be different.

–Nellie


It's a game, I have to remind myself of that sometimes.

–Trenton


Is this the third time I'm voting for you? Man.

–Earl


I... I don't want to say anything.

–Gene


You're stronger than you think.

–Gertha



Final Words

I'm glad I got the opportunity to just be in this game. I'm glad I got to know all of you. Thanks, guys. Good luck.

–Gertha



Still In the Running

Table
Bethbw
Beth
Bobbybw
Bobby
Cameronbw
Cameron
Charliebw
Charlie
Earl
Earl
Gene
Gene
Gerthabw
Gertha
Gloriabw
Gloria
Luannebw
Luanne
Zeuiabw
Zeuia
Shoshone
Al
Al
Brownbw
Brown
Helle
Helle
Kaceebww
Kacee
Lysander
Lysander
Marcusjohnson
Marcus
Nellieowen
Nellie
Samsonbw
Samson
Sarahbw
Sarah
TrentonJames
Trenton
Morey Peak
Robbw
Rob

Next Time on Survivor...

There's auction.

I'm bidding 200.

–Lysander



And Helle is sorry.

I shouldn't have done it, I'm so sorry, Earl.

–Helle



Author's Notes

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