"Setting Himself Up For Failure"
Season Survivor: Brazil
Author User:Pieniazek666
Episode Number 8/15
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This is the eighth episode of Survivor: Brazil


Immunity Challenge: Jump Shot
Each tribe selects a goal-keeper, who stands on a platform above a pool of water and in front of a net. One at a time, Members of the opposite tribe will run up, jump out over the pool and throw the ball at the net, while the goalkeeper tries to deflect the shot. First tribe to score four goals wins the challenge.
Winner: Sabedoria

Previously On Survivor

With Everyone on Sabedoria talking bad about Cody, D-Lamm found himself in a tough spot while the rest of the tribe comforted Ruth. Over at Juventude Yul continued to aggravate Jordan by telling her they ate all the rice that was made and told her to go catch her some food rather than give her what was in the pot. That night Jordan would come together with Cody and JJ on a plan to oust Yul. However when Cody openly and obviously threw the challenge she changed targets. At tribal, Jordan and JJ would openly try to get the tribe to vote out Cody but when the votes came Yul and the other stuck with their original plan and Jordan left 4-2.


Night 17

The tribe arrives back at camp following tribal.

This is not good for me. The younger guys voted with Cody and now I'm on the outs of things.


Quote1Oh JJ, you have some explaining you need to do.Quote2- Cody
Quote1I don't have to tell you anything.Quote2- JJ
Quote1You voted for me. Explain that.Quote2- Cody
Quote1I don't have to tell you anything.Quote2- JJ
Quote1Can this be a calm night for once?Quote2- Callie
Quote1Nope. JJ chose his side tonight and I'm going to see to it that he sees his mistake.Quote2- Cody
Quote1Keeping you here all this time was the mistake.Quote2- JJ
Quote1Oh really?Quote2- Cody
Quote1Yeah. We should have voted your butt out of this game long ago.Quote2- JJ
Quote1I'm gonna go lay down.Quote2- Yul
Quote1I'm with you there.Quote2- Goliath

Yul and Goliath head into the shelter.

Quote1We always voted for what's best for the tribe.Quote2- Cody
Quote1Best for the tribe or best for you? We kept losing because of you.Quote2- JJ
Quote1Why can't I get a relaxing night?Quote2- Callie
Quote1Cause of Cody we have been to more tribal council than we have needed to. Cause of Cody, two people gave up on this game.Quote2- JJ
Quote1They could have fought.Quote2- Cody
Quote1For what reason did they have to fight. You had them scared so bad they didn't want to fight.Quote2- JJ
Quote1That is not my fault and you should best shut up before you do something you will regret.Quote2- Cody
Quote1My only regret is letting you stay in this game.Quote2- JJ
Tonight went as planned and our target eliminated. Now begins the problem, now we stick with Cody or JJ if we are to lose and if this argument says anything we just might.


Day 18


D-Lamm and Ruth are hanging around the shelter while everyone else is on the beach.

I need to do a little damage control and keep my name as far away from Cody as possible right now.


Quote1You think that other tribe will finally get rid of him.Quote2- D-Lamm
Quote1I hope so but I'm sure you would be glad to see him stay.Quote2- Ruth
Quote1I honestly don't care. I was the figure head leader of the tribe. He was the leader of the tribe.Quote2- D-Lamm
Quote1He was and is an a$$.Quote2- Ruth
Quote1I know that but what am I to do. I get put into the same position as him simply because I was made the leader for being the oldest and not controlling him.Quote2- D-Lamm
Quote1You always went to him for what to do. You were the leader yet you didn't lead. That is why you are in the same spot as him. You gave him the leadership role.Quote2- Ruth
Quote1I didn't want the leadership role. I never had a say in it either. I walk out of the forest to learn it.Quote2- D-Lamm
Quote1Well you should have said something.Quote2- Ruth
Quote1And look like a weakling. I am the head of the firefighters in my town. I can lead but I also would like a say in it because there could have been someone better than me. Not always is the oldest the best.Quote2- D-Lamm
Quote1What is done is done.Quote2- Ruth
Quote1Just give me a chance.Quote2- D-Lamm

Andrew and Kyle walks up from the beach.

Quote1What are you whispering about?Quote2- Andrew
Quote1Nothing.Quote2- D-Lamm
Quote1I sure I would love to here about it.Quote2- Andrew
Quote1We were just talking about the past.Quote2- Ruth
Quote1Oh fun.Quote2- Kyle
Quote1Not really.Quote2- Ruth
Quote1Kyle, you always did what Cody wanted.Quote2- D-Lamm
Quote1I always liked Ruth not Cody.Quote2- Kyle
Quote1Thanks Kyle.Quote2- Ruth
D-Lamm is trying to get the target off of his back. I think he is just setting himself up for failure considering we all know he would drop everything for Cody.


D-Lamm knows he is in trouble so it could be better if we act like he is still part of the group. I hope Yul and them are smart enough to make the right call.



Yul and Cody are sitting at the beach.

Quote1So what is the deal between you and JJ?Quote2- Yul
Quote1Nothing. We were in an alliance together but had separate views.Quote2- Cody
Quote1How so?Quote2- Yul
Quote1Bozo the clown here wanted to throw the challenge while I wanted to win.Quote2- JJ

JJ walks up to Cody and Yul.

Quote1Do you ever leave me alone and what is with people calling me a clown?Quote2- Cody
Quote1You do kinda look like a clown.Quote2- Yul
Quote1I swear he is lying about his occupation. No police group wants to deal with the kind of person you are.Quote2- JJ
Quote1Like you would know mister burger flipper.Quote2- Cody
Quote1I don't flip burgers. I tell people to flip the burgers.Quote2- JJ
Quote1Same thing.Quote2- Cody
Quote1No it's not. Hell if I wanted to I could not serve burgers. I run the restraunt.Quote2- JJ
Quote1Mister big shop runs a food place. I help catch some of the worst criminals.Quote2- Cody
Quote1Bull. You make the little kids laugh.Quote2- JJ

Callie walks up from the camp.

Quote1Can we not fight?Quote2- Callie
Quote1No. Cody here needs to go home. It's that simple.Quote2- JJ
Quote1I don't need to do anything you say. You are not the leader of this tribe.Quote2- Cody
Quote1I AM.Quote2- Yul
Quote1Yul, you are not the leader of this tribe. Cody, you either. This tribe has no leader. Somebody should step up and the rest step downQuote2- JJ
Quote1You are not the boss of me so you best shut up.Quote2- Cody
Quote1You don't own me. I don't have to listen to you.Quote2- JJ

Goliath walks up from the beach.

Quote1Well we obviously need a leader and to stop fighting.Quote2- Goliath
Quote1That's what I said.Quote2- Callie
Quote1I'm leading.Quote2- Yul
Quote1No you are not. I'm leading this tribe.Quote2- JJ
Quote1Okay. JJ can lead.Quote2- Cody
Quote1What the f***. Didn't you just say?Quote2- Yul
Quote1If he wants to lead this tribe then let him do it. Let's see food boy lead the tribe.Quote2- Cody
Quote1Thank you.Quote2- JJ
Quote1So can we not fight?Quote2- Callie
Quote1For now.Quote2- JJ

JJ walks off back to camp.

Please, like I would willingly give up being the leader with out a reason. When our tribe is a train wreck he will take the fall for it by being the leader cause Yul can't be handle except by Callie.


Sabedoria Night

Brownie, Ruth, and Andrew are sitting outside the shelter.

Quote1I always hate these days of no challenge.Quote2- Ruth
Quote1Why, it gives us time to relax.Quote2- Andrew
Quote1True but it's one whole day of not knowing if Cody is finally gone.Quote2- Ruth
Quote1I never thought of it like that. For us it was another day of a possible argument over nothing.Quote2- Brownie
Quote1As long as you control Yul, he isn't that bad.Quote2- Andrew
Quote1Do you think they will be able to control Yul though.Quote2- Brownie
Quote1Good point.Quote2- Andrew
Quote1Why?Quote2- Ruth
Quote1No reason. Yul is just hard to control.Quote2- Andrew
Quote1D-Lamm made a good point though. He was kind of put in his position.Quote2- Ruth
Quote1A guy I know that always sits at a table I'm at loves this quote. A great leader can take any situation and make the most of it. The best leader is not the one who can lead greatly through one situation but can lead all despite the problems.Quote2- Andrew
Quote1Huh?Quote2- Brownie
Quote1I think I get it.Quote2- Ruth
Quote1Explain it to me.Quote2- Brownie
Quote1D-Lamm wasn't fit to be the leader as he was thrown off when he had no say in it and handed it to Cody who he thought would be able to do it. Instead, he could have lead his tribe and even if he wasn't the best doing it he would have looked better because he took the reigns when it was given to him.Quote2- Andrew
Quote1Okay. I think I got it.Quote2- Brownie
Quote1Alright. Tomorrow we find out a lot more. We should rest up so we can win the challenge.Quote2- Andrew
Quote1Yeah.Quote2- Ruth
D-Lamm has the ability to be a good leader but he isn't playing his hand like he needs to be. For his sake, he better hope we win tomorrow.


Day 19

Immunity Challenge

The tribe arrives at a beach location.

Sabedoria getting your first look at the new Juventude tribe. Jordan voted out at the last tribal council.

–Jeff Probst

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

–Jeff Probst

Ruth walks up to Jeff, hands him the idol and walks back.

Immunity is back up for grabs. For today's you will take turns, jumping from the ledge and throwing a ball into the net which will be guarded by a member of the other team trying to keep it from going in. If you make the ball in the net you score a point for your tribe. First tribe to four points wins immunity. Losers, tribal council tonight were some one will be voted out of this game. Sabedoria, you have an extra member. Who is sitting out.

–Jeff Probst

Andrew, Kyle."

Kyle, take a spot on the bench. The rest of you, I'll give you a minute to strategize and we will get started.

–Jeff Probst

Both tribes group together and discuss the challenge. After everyone is back on the mats.

Alright, Sabedoria will shoot first as they won the last challenge. Yul, get in front of the net.

–Jeff Probst

Yul dives into the water and gets onto the platform. When he is situated Jeff gives the okay to Ruth. Ruth runs off the ledge and throws the ball with Yul barely missing as it goes into the net.
Jeff, "Ruth scores. Cody, you're throwing next."
D-Lamm dives into the water and gets onto the platform. When he is situated Jeff gives the okay to Cody. Cody runs off the ledge and throws the ball way above the net.
Jeff, "Cody is way off. Andrew, you're up."
Yul dives back into the water and gets onto the platform. When he is situated Jeff gives the okay to Andrew. Andrew runs off the ledge and throws the ball way past Yul and into the net as Yul jumped early.
Jeff, "Andrew scores. Sabedoria leads 2-0. JJ, you're up."
D-Lamm jumps back into the water and gets onto the platform. When he is situated Jeff gives the okay to JJ. JJ runs off the ledge and easily throws it past D-Lamm and into the goal."
Jeff, "JJ scores. Sabedoria lead 2-1. Courtney, you're up"
Yul jumps back into the water and get onto the platform. When he is situated Jeff gives the okay to Courtney. Courtney runs off the ledge and throws the ball, hitting Yul in the head and bouncing in."
Jeff, "Courtney scores. Sabedoria leads 3-2. Callie, you're up."
D-Lamm jumps back into the water and get onto the platform. When he is situated Jeff gives the okay to Callie. Callie runs off the edge and throws the ball right into D-Lamm's arms.
Jeff, "D-Lamm makes the catch. Brownie you're up. Yul needs a stop."
Yul jumps back into the water and gets onto the platform. When he is situated Jeff gives the okay to Brownie. Brownie runs off the ledge and throws for an easy shot in as Yul slips up when diving for the ball.

Brownie scores. Sabedoria wins immunity.

–Jeff Probst

After everyone is back on the mats.

Sabedoria, congrats on winning immunity. Come and get it. Juventude, I have nothing for you except a night we mef or tribal council. Grab your stuff and head back to camp.

–Jeff Probst


The tribe arrives|| back at camp following their win.

Quote1Another win just for us.Quote2- Andrew
Quote1I can't believe who they booted off.Quote2- D-Lamm
Quote1I can. Yul and her had so many arguments.Quote2- Brownie
Quote1She changed from when I knew her.Quote2- Courtney
Quote1Well guys the good news is that they have to go on back to tribal.Quote2- Ruth
Quote1Safe for another few days.Quote2- Kyle
Quote1This tribe is so united.Quote2- Andrew
Quote1I know. Let's stay this way all the way to the final 6 if we can.Quote2- Ruth
Quote1Yeah.Quote2- Brownie
Quote1Yeah.Quote2- Kyle
Quote1Yeah.Quote2- Courtney
Quote1Yeah.Quote2- Andrew
Quote1Sure.Quote2- D-Lamm

D-Lamm heads on down to the beach.

Quote1He isn't with the idea is he.Quote2- Ruth
Quote1Not a chance.Quote2- Andrew
Quote1A shame. He is still loyal though so you have to respect that.Quote2- Brownie
Quote1Yeah. You do.Quote2- Andrew
D-Lamm has been off and on when it comes to our ultimate goal. It could come back to bite him.



Everyone is around the shelter.

Quote1Just admit it.Quote2- JJ
Quote1I don't have to admit anything. You were the leader.Quote2- Cody
Quote1Yet you did not listen to me at all. You never do.Quote2- JJ
Quote1I always listen.Quote2- Cody
Quote1It was your call to put Yul there when you were most fit for that spot.Quote2- JJ
Quote1I take offence to that. I thought we did good. They were just a bit better.Quote2- Yul
Quote1We could do a whole lot better without Cody.Quote2- JJ
Quote1We could do a lot better without you as well.Quote2- Cody
Quote1Guys, we lost. Get over it. We can't always be fighting. Both of you are why we lose.Quote2- Callie
Quote1It's all on Cody. It always has been.Quote2- JJ
Quote1I agree with Callie. We can't be fighting.Quote2- Goliath
Quote1I tried my butt off in that challenge.Quote2- Yul
Quote1Cody didn't.Quote2- JJ
Quote1I tried really hard in that challenge.Quote2- Cody
Quote1That is not what I saw.Quote2- JJ
Quote1Then open up your dam eyes and look past previous chit.Quote2- Cody
Quote1You have and always will be the same person.Quote2- JJ
Quote1Then aren't you glad you won't have to deal with me after this.Quote2- Cody
Quote1Yeah.Quote2- JJ

Tribal Council

The tribe arrives at tribal council placing their torches behind them before taking a seat.

Welcome to tribal council. Callie, what has camp life been like since the last tribal?

–Jeff Probst

Quote1Loud. Cody and JJ have been at each others throats every day.Quote2- Callie
Quote1This dude never ever tries in the challenges.Quote2- JJ
Quote1I always try in the challenges.Quote2- Cody
Quote1Who scored a point today and who was way off? That's right you were way off.Quote2- JJ
Quote1All you do complain.Quote2- Cody
Quote1Hey let's not forget my awesomeness in the challenge.Quote2- Yul
Quote1Cody is the whole reason we lost today's challenge.Quote2- JJ
Quote1JJ, you say Cody cost you the challenge but Yul was guarding the goal.Quote2- Jeff Probst
Quote1It was Cody who wanted to put Yul in the goal and not someone like himself who would be a better fit.Quote2- JJ
Quote1It was your call as the leader.Quote2- Cody
Quote1Jeff, it is always like this.Quote2- Goliath
Quote1JJ has had it in for me since Leo left.Quote2- Cody
Quote1Oh so now you are turning this on me?Quote2- JJ
Quote1No. It's always on you when you are the leader. I was the leader before and everything was on me.Quote2- Cody
Quote1Even if you weren't the leader it was on you because the leader was D-Lamm not you.Quote2- JJ
Quote1Oh please. D-Lamm couldn't lead anything without some detailed instructions. He claims to be T.P.'s inspiration but he is just a wannabe leader.Quote2- Cody
Quote1Yul, the attention before this has always been on you. Do you suddenly feel safe because the focus isn't on you?Quote2- Jeff Probst
Quote1Jeff, I am always safe. Cody getting the attention doesn't matter to me. I have to look forward to what lies ahead.Quote2- Yul
Quote1Cody or JJ is what it comes down to.Quote2- Callie
Quote1Goliath, is it Cody or JJ tonight?Quote2- Jeff Probst
Quote1Yes. As much as I love the two of them it ultimately is not only an alliance thing but a peace thing.Quote2- Goliath
Quote1So alliance's are a factor?Quote2- Jeff Probst
Quote1They are always a factor. Us younger guys have had an alliance it just on who we want to boot now.Quote2- Goliath
Quote1Boot JJ.Quote2- Cody
Quote1Cody will always throw things and I'm sure everyone hates him by now.Quote2- JJ
Quote1So much to think about.Quote2- Yul
But not anymore time. It is time to vote. Goliath, you're up.

–Jeff Probst

Goliath walks to the urn, places his vote and walks back. He is followed by the rest of the tribe ending with Callie.

I'll go tally the votes.

–Jeff Probst

Jeff walks 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...JJ


Cody...2 votes JJ, 1 vote Cody

Eighth person voted out of Survivor: Brazil...JJ. You need to bring me your torch.

–Jeff Probst

JJ gets up, grabs his torch, and walks to Jeff.
Jeff, "JJ, the tribe has spoken. It's time for you to go."
JJ walks off out of tribal and into the night.

Yet another person in the take out Cody campaign takes a fall for the sake of peace. Was this the right decision? Only time will tell. Grab your stuff and head back to camp. Good night.

–Jeff Probst

Tribal Council #8:
JJ (4 votes)
Callie RCody EGoliathYul
Callie, Cody, Goliath, Yul
Cody E
Cody (1 vote)
JJ Wilson

Voting Confessionals

Just go home.


Will you finally leave.


Final Words

I hate that I didn't get to see the fall of Cody but hearing that the three have an alliance together gives me hope that he will be gone soon. The man is a calmer Phillip. He sucks and when it's obvious it is played off as he threw it. Hell if he can get away with it then all power to him.


Still in the Running

Andrew N
Callie R
Courtney K
Cody E
Kyle R

Next Time on Survivor...

The merge arrives with one contestant clearly in control and one fighting for his life

Author's Notes

The title was said by Kyle on D-Lamm trying to assimilate into the tribe.