"This Had Better Work"
Season Survivor: Japan - Civil War
Author User:UltimateGambit
Episode Number 13/14
Episode Chronology
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This is the penultimate episode of Survivor: Japan - Civil War.

Previously On Survivor...

After Chuck was voted out, Kyle confronted Emma about her decision to send him back to camp before the vote. Emma revealed that she was more afraid of Kyle ruining her plans than she was of Bryce ruining her plans, which left Kyle feeling insulted.

The next day, Landon won the reward/immunity challenge, leaving Bryce vulnerable for elimination. Aware of his precarious situation, Bryce spent the night and most of the day after that searching for a hidden immunity idol. His search was fruitless, but he decided to attempt to pass off a rock as the idol to scare the others into voting for somebody else. Meanwhile, Shannon told Phoebe about her desire to vote out Landon after Bryce, deeming him to be the next biggest threat. Phoebe was reluctant, however, emphasizing the need for subtlety when the time came to vote out Landon. At tribal council, Bryce's bluff failed and he was finally sent to the jury in a 5-4 vote.

Upon returning from tribal council, Landon did not rest on his laurels, and was quick to approach Kyle about a plan to vote out Reyna next, making Kyle the daimyo and assuring them and Emma the majority. However, the plans were nearly foiled in the next day's immunity challenge, which revealed Kyle and Emma's mutual mistrust in each other. Emma narrowly defeated Reyna to win immunity.

Back at camp, Emma confirmed that she was on board with voting out Reyna, even though the two of them were friends. Kyle , unconvinced, attempted to broker a final four deal with Phoebe and Shannon to secure more votes. Phoebe and Shannon went into the woods to discuss their course of action, but Reyna caught them talking about the hidden immunity idol they had. Reyna offered to keep the information a secret on the condition that they helped her and Patrick vote out Landon. Shannon verbally accepted the offer, to Phoebe's exasperation.

At tribal council, Shannon pre-empted Reyna's revelation by showing the idol to everyone. Furthermore, with some encouragement from Kyle, she went back on her word to Reyna, blindsiding her in a 5-3 vote. Six are left. Who will be voted out next?


Reward Challenge: Each castaway will fill a bucket with ocean water and toss it to their loved one, who will then pour the water into a jar situated on one side of a teeter-totter. Once the jar is full, a ball will be released. The castaway and loved one must then place the ball in a circular maze and use a pair of ropes to navigate the ball through the maze. The first pair to get their ball through the maze wins.

Reward: The winning castaway will receive 2015 Ford F-150 and an overnight stay with their loved one at an Oceanside villa.

Immunity Challenge: The castaways must swim under a steel grate and stay above the water. As the tide rises, they will run out of breathing room. When a castaway bails out in fear of drowning, he/she is out. The last person still in the grate wins.


Night 33


The remaining six castaways return to camp.

Patrick: I can't believe there are only six days left.

Kyle: Yeah, it seems like just yesterday that we started. Time flies, doesn't it?

Patrick: You said it.

From being stuck on a dysfunctional tribe that couldn't win anything to possibly being set for the final three, I've come a long way. But the game isn't over yet. It's important that I don't get cocky.


Meanwhile, Shannon pulls Phoebe aside to discuss the vote.

Shannon: Well, not only did we miss out on a good opportunity to really shake up the game, but I made myself look bad in front of the jury.

Phoebe: Don't worry about it. It's like right before the tribe swap, after Patton was voted out. We've got Landon right where we want him.

Shannon: You think so?

Phoebe: If he gets cocky about his position in the game, then yes. Plus, we still have a hidden immunity idol.

Shannon: But they know that now.

Phoebe: They don't have enough votes to split, so they'll have to guess who's playing it.

Shannon: But we'll have to guess who they're voting for. *sighs* This really isn't the best situation for us.

Phoebe's convinced that we've got Landon in a situation where he'll let his guard down and we can blindside him, but I think that she's basing it on too many hypotheticals. *sighs* I already regret voting for Reyna.


Shannon isn't sold on my plan, and I can understand why she would feel that way, but I know exactly what I'm doing. It's a huge roll of the dice, but if it works out, it'll show them who's really calling the shots, and I'll pretty much be assured the million dollars. Sometimes you gotta take drastic measures, and this is one of those times. Will it work out? Only time will tell.


Day 34


While Emma is asleep in the shelter, Phoebe cooks breakfast for the tribe, Patrick and Landon chop wood, and Kyle prepares for a fishing trip in the ocean. However, Shannon soon returns with tree mail. Landon notices that she appears close to happy hears.

Landon: Loved ones challenge?

Shannon: Yes.

Everybody drops what they're doing, gathering around Shannon to read their tree mail. The news excites all of them, and they quickly leave for the beach challenge area.

Getting to see my mother for the first time in a month...Oh my god, I've missed her so much! *sniffles* This game has gotten so crazy over the past few days, and getting to see her again would be a much-needed break from that. I'm just so glad I made it this far.


Reward Challenge

Jeff Probst: Come on in, guys!

The Kasai tribe enters the challenge area more excitedly than usual.

Jeff Probst: Before we get to today's reward challenge, what do you think about today's tree mail?

Patrick: Oh my gosh, Jeff. You have no idea how happy we are.

Jeff Probst: Well, let's not get too hung up on the pleasantries. Shannon, here's your fiancé Kerry.

A muscular man with short, dark hair, wearing a plain white t-shirt and cargo shorts, emerges onto the beach. He and Shannon run up to each other and embrace warmly, soon beginning to kiss passionately, prompting Patrick to jokingly tell them to get a room.

Kerry: I've missed you so much.

Shannon: Me too. But after this, I'll be back in a few days. How's Leigh doing?

Kerry: She's doing great. She's still got those straight A's in school, and she's planning to run track next year.

As Kerry and Shannon continue their conversation as they walk back to a separate mat, Jeff continues to introduce the loved ones.

Jeff Probst: Landon, here's your best friend Connor.

A teenage boy with medium-length, blond hair, clad in a blue t-shirt and skinny jeans, steps out onto the beach. He and Landon share a "bro-hug" before going to their separate mat.

Connor: Dude, it's freaking awesome that you've made it this far.

Landon (discreetly): It's definitely an achievement. This game's mine to lose right now, just so you know.

Jeff Probst: Phoebe, here's your husband Eduardo.

A tall Hispanic man in a cobalt blue suit walks onto the beach. Phoebe runs up to him and almost tackles him. After a long kiss, she quietly scolds him for wearing an expensive suit to the beach, fearing that it would give the remaining castaways the impression that she did not need the money. Eduardo apologizes, then kisses her again.

Jeff Probst: Kyle, here's your son Barry.

A young man wearing a gray tank top and camouflage pants, and apparently attempting to grow out his hair, arrives at the beach. Near tears of joy, Kyle embraces his son, who tells him something that leaves Kyle visibly distraught.

Jeff Probst: Kyle, you look like you have some bad news.

Kyle: My ex-wife is going through chemotherapy right now. It really hurt when she left me so long ago, but I never stopped caring about her.

Everyone gives Kyle a sympathetic look before Jeff continues introducing the loved ones.

Jeff Probst: Patrick, here's your sister Sami.

A woman with waist-length, black hair, wearing a yellow tank top and white shorts, runs out on to the beach and hugs Patrick, who returns the gesture.

Sami: You've lost so much weight!

Patrick: I know! Now I just have to keep it off when I get back to Hawaii.

The others chuckle and Patrick and Sami go to their individual mat.

Jeff Probst: And finally, Emma, here's your mother Helen.

A middle-aged woman with very short hair walks onto the beach. Emma runs up to her and gives her a hug, even crying as her mother returns the gesture and strokes her hair.

Emma: Mom...I've missed you so much.

Helen: I've missed you, too.

Helen offers her daughter words of encouragement as they make their way back to their mat. After a few minutes, Jeff explains the rules of the challenge to the castaways, who are almost as excited about the reward as they are about seeing their loved ones.

Jeff Probst: For reward! Survivors ready...Go!

Phoebe and Eduardo get off to an early lead. After a while, Shannon and Kerry begin to fall out of the running, as do Emma and Helen, to a lesser degree. Kyle and Barry are able to collect a lot of water, but at a slower pace than Phoebe and Eduard. Landon and Connor and Patrick and Sami steadily maintain their places in the middle of the pack.

Phoebe and Eduardo are the first to get the ball and to start the maze, with Kyle and Barry following them closely behind. However, Phoebe and Eduardo struggle, allowing Kyle and Barry to take the lead. Just as Patrick and Sami get started on the maze, Kyle and Barry successfully get their ball through the maze.

Jeff Probst: Kyle wins reward!

Kyle and Barry celebrate while the others look on. Eduardo gives his wife the "I'm sorry, honey" look. After a minute, Kyle and Barry walk up to Jeff, who reminds them of what they've won.

Jeff Probst: In addition, Kyle, you may bring one more castaway and their loved one with you on the reward. Who's that going to be?

Kyle: Landon.

Landon and Connor exchange high-fives with each other, then Kyle and Barry when they join them.

Jeff Probst: Also, you can chose one loved one to accompany the rest of the tribe back to camp overnight. Who do you choose?

Kyle: Hmm...Eduardo.

Eduardo joins the rest of the Kasai tribe and gives his wife a hug.

Jeff sends Landon and Kyle off on the reward with their loved ones, while telling Patrick, Shannon, and Emma to say goodbye to their loved ones, reminding them that Phoebe's husband will accompany them back to camp before sending them on their way.


Kyle drives his new truck with Barry, Landon, and Connor in tow. Soon, they arrive at the villa, and they all appear stunned and excited at the same time.

Kyle: Oh wow...

Landon: That place looks awesome. Haven't seen a house that big before in my life.

So we make a sharp left turn in the truck, and suddenly we see this beautiful, white-walled building that looks like it must have at least three floors. It's quite an improvement over living in a makeshift shelter, to say the very least.


The four of them get out of the truck and walk toward the villa. At the entrance, they are greeted by a Japanese woman, who tells them that lunch will be ready for them in an hour, and advises Kyle and Landon to get showers, as they have not been able to do so in just over a month. The two of them are directed to separate showers, and they both take the woman's advice. Both are shocked at how they look after a month of living on the beach.

I haven't had this much facial hair in my life. I definitely look like I've been on Survivor for a while.


My beard is out of control. First thing when I get back to civilization, I'm getting that thing trimmed.


Once Kyle and Landon are out of the shower and in their own fresh sets of clothes, while the ones they had worn for just over a month are being washed, Barry and Connor, who had spent the time exploring the villa, lead them to the dining room. When they arrive, plates of sushi and other Japanese foods are arranged on the table, much to everyone's delight.

Landon:! How'd they know sushi was my favorite?

Barry: Who cares? Let's eat!

The foursome all start eating, with Landon and Kyle getting seconds and thirds before Barry and Connor even finish theirs.

I've never seen anyone attack their food like my dad and Landon did at lunch. But who can blame them? It's sushi, and they haven't eaten much in a month. I just hope they don't make themselves sick.


Before too long, the topic of the game comes up.

Landon: So right now, it's the two of us and Emma. Kyle's got a second vote since he's the tribe's daimyo right now, so basically, we've got a majority.

Kyle: We'll need to be sure Emma stays loyal. Maybe I should have let her mom stay at camp with her instead of Eduardo.

Landon: Yeah, that would have been a good idea.

Barry: What about the others?

Landon: Phoebe and Shannon are two peas in a pod. They're both strategic players, but they passed up a golden opportunity to get rid of me last night, so unless Emma flips, it's too late for them.

Connor: The gay guy seemed to be doing okay in the challenge.

Kyle: Patrick's a decent competitor in challenges, but strategically...Let's just say that if Survivor was Star Wars and votes were blasters, Patrick would be a stormtrooper.

Connor and Landon both laugh out loud at Kyle's comparison.

Barry: So he's basically the gay Eddie Fox?

Kyle: Precisely.

Landon's going to have a lot of competition at the final tribal council if he really does take Kyle to the end. Kyle's a really likeable guy, and it sounds like he's been playing the game pretty hard. But hey, Landon's made it this far, so I'm sure he knows what he's doing.



Eduardo accompanies the rest of the Kasai tribe back to camp, and Phoebe is quick to show him around.

Eduardo: I like the shelter. It's very well-constructed.

Phoebe: Tell that to Patrick or Emma. They're the only ones left who helped build it. The shelter at our old camp was awful.

Eduardo: I'll take your word for it.

I'm pretty sure I know why Kyle picked Eduardo to spend the night at camp; he knows I'm a strategic threat and he wants a loved one to distract me from strategy. Well it's not gonna work!


Eduardo: So how are the others?

Phoebe: On the tribe? Shannon's been my ally pretty much from the beginning. Patrick's a wild card who thinks he's a better strategist than he actually is. Emma's athletic, but disloyal, Kyle's pretty strategic and social, and Landon's probably the biggest threat out here.

Eduardo: So logically, it'll be Landon next?

Phoebe: If he doesn't win immunity and I play my cards just right, then yes.

My wife makes it seem like she's on the outs, but that might not last for long. She's usually able to convince people to go along with her plans. I have the upmost confidence that she'll win this thing.


Later in the day, Eduardo, claiming to want to help out around camp, goes fishing with Patrick and Emma. Phoebe and Shannon stay back at the shelter to repair some of the palm fronds on the roof of the shelter.

Eduardo: My wife has a plan to help get rid of Kyle and Landon.

Emma: Yeah?

Eduardo: No lies; she's got a plan. And it involves the two of you. She'll take the two of you to the final three if you help her get rid of the two of them.

Patrick: Why doesn't she just tell us that herself?

I don't like this Eduardo guy. And for the life of me, I can't understand why Phoebe wouldn't just come to us with the idea instead of having her husband relay in information for her. I mean, of course I'm going to side with her, if only out of necessity, but telling your husband to do the strategizing? Really?


Eduardo: Just think about it, okay? Make sure she gets to the end.

I feel that Eduardo's trying to talk us into serving the million dollar check to Phoebe on a silver platter. Sure, I may want to get rid of Landon and Kyle before too long, but Phoebe's a dark horse, so she'll have to go, too. Besides, I don't owe Eduardo anything.


Day 35


At mid-morning, a boat arrives at camp, returning Kyle and Landon and picking up Eduardo. Kyle, Landon, and Phoebe say goodbye to their loved ones, then watch them leave via boat.

Phoebe: So how was the reward?

Kyle: It was great. Did Eduardo enjoy his stay?

Phoebe: He loved it.

I didn't want to rub anybody the wrong way by going into detail about the villa. That mistake's gotten people voted off once or twice in the past, and I don't want to be added to that list.


Phoebe returns to the shelter while Kyle and Landon stay behind to discuss strategy.

Landon: Who goes next? Patrick or Phoebe?

Kyle: I think the smart thing would be to get rid of Phoebe. She's the only one left who I think is smart enough to stage a coup. What do you think?

Landon: I think it'd be better to get rid of Patrick. He's a bigger physical threat than Phoebe and Shannon combined, and we really can't afford to let him pull a Fabio. There's a chance that Phoebe could convince Emma to flip, but I think Emma's too smart to do that this late in the game. She's betrayed a lot of people already, so she should know that she can't afford to make any more enemies. Once Patrick's out of the picture, we can split the votes to flush out the idol, then get rid of Phoebe, and at the final four, Shannon. Then it'll be the three of us at the end, and from there, may the best man win.

Kyle's worried that Phoebe may shake things up, and she's certainly smart enough to do so, but I don't think Emma's dumb enough to make any more enemies than she already has, so I don't think I have much to worry about from here.


However, they are not aware that Shannon was listening in on their conversation the whole time.

Now that Landon thinks all of his threats are out of the picture, he's getting cocky. He'll be in for a rude surprise if he doesn't win the next immunity challenge.


Meanwhile, back at the shelter, Patrick talks to Phoebe about his conversation with Eduardo.

Patrick: Eduardo told me you had a plan to get rid of Kyle and Landon.

Phoebe: That I do. We need to convince Emma to jump ship. We need to convince her that they're just bringing her to the end as their goat, and that'll be it. It's pretty simple, and the fact that even if Emma doesn't flip, they won't have enough votes to flush out the idol makes it even better.

Patrick: But you'll still need to play the idol correctly.

Phoebe: That's the only hard part. So are you in or out?

Patrick: Definitely in, but not because Eduardo tried to talk me into it.

I had my husband talk to Patrick and Emma about yet another potential coup yesterday, because I thought that if I did it myself, it would seem to much like a desperate cry for help. Apparently, it's working. We just need Emma on board, and then it'll be clear who's really in control here.


Patrick and Phoebe shake hands on the deal.

I just need Landon gone, and then I can win the last two immunities, get rid of Phoebe and Kyle, and then that million dollar prize is all mine. Emma's made too many enemies, and Shannon's game has been so quiet that I doubt she'll be taken seriously by the jury. That'll leave me as the most deserving finalist; the jury will respect how I made it to the end despite always being on the outs. I guarantee it.


Day 36

Immunity Challenge

Jeff Probst: Come on in, guys!

The Kasai tribe enters the beach challenge area. Jeff takes the immunity necklace back from Emma, declaring it up for grabs. He explains the fairly simple challenge to the castaways, reiterating the winner is safe from the night's tribal council and is guaranteed a one in five shot at winning the game. After the castaways draw for spots and get under their grates, Jeff declares the challenge to be in progress.

For the first ten minutes, the castaways are up to their necks in water, and nothing really happens. At about fifteen minutes, as he water begins to creep toward the mouths, Shannon drops out. A few minutes later, so does Phoebe.

At the thirty minute mark, the water has almost completely submerged the castaways, and Kyle and Emma both drop out at about the same time, leaving Patrick and Landon.

Patrick: You running out of oxygen?

Landon: You kidding? I could keep doing this all day.

Patrick: Whatever helps you sleep at night. If you feel so good about your position in the game right now, why are you still hanging on?

Landon: Because I love to compete, and because you're supposed to go home next.

Kyle looks visibly shocked at Landon's revelation, but does not mention that they had not made that decision for certain yet. Patrick an Landon continue hanging on up to the forty-five minute mark, when both begin to have trouble breathing. Ultimately, Patrick lets go just a second before Landon does.

Jeff Probst: Landon wins immunity!

Landon smirks, while Patrick groans. Kyle and Emma both applaud, but Phoebe and Shannon do not as Landon receives the immunity necklace and is reminded that he is safe. Jeff tells the rest that one of them will see their time in the game end after thirty-six days before sending everyone back to camp.


As soon as the tribe returns to camp, Patrick, Phoebe, and Shannon all get in the canoe and out on the ocean to discuss the upcoming vote.

Patrick: Do you think they're really going to take me out next?

Shannon: Probably. You're the biggest physical threat left except for Landon, and you don't have the hidden immunity idol.

Phoebe: Why would Landon announce that at the challenge if he knows we could just give you the idol? Either the power is going to his head, or it's a ploy.

Patrick: So I'm safe?

Shannon: You might be. Maybe Landon was serious, but he's openly said that somebody was going home before, and it turned out to be a lie. Remember that? He could be trying to pull the same trick a second time.

Phoebe: They don't have enough votes to split, so they'll have to all vote for one of the three of us. The problem is that we only have one idol, so if it's played on the wrong person, we're all screwed.

Patrick: If it isn't me, it's probably you. You're more of a threat than Shannon is. ...Uh, no offense.

Shannon: None taken.

Phoebe: But they know that Shannon and I both have the idol.

Everyone sighs at once, not sure quite what to do with the hidden immunity idol.

This is an even trickier spot than I thought it would be. I didn't think it'd be this hard to predict who Kyle, Landon, and probably Emma would vote for.


Phoebe: Let's just play it by ear, and hope for the best. That's all we can really do right now.

Shannon: Alright.

This is exactly why I wanted to get rid of Landon a few days ago! Now we're in a really bad spot, and it's coming back to haunt is. Now, we have a one in three chance that the idol gets played on the right person, or else I'm doomed to join the jury. Brilliant.


Meanwhile, at the shelter, Landon and Kyle tell Emma about his and Kyle's plan.

Landon: Now that I've announced that Patrick is the next to go, we can't vote him out. We'll have to vote for one of the women.

Emma: Shannon seems to do whatever Phoebe's doing, which makes Phoebe the bigger threat.

Landon: That might be what they want us to think. There's a chance that Shannon could give the idol to Phoebe for her to play.

Kyle: Are you saying we should vote for Shannon?

Landon: Yeah, that's exactly what I'm saying.

We're in an interesting situation right now. We have the majority, but they have an idol, and we don't have enough votes to flush it out. At least, not yet. Of course, if Landon hadn't openly said that Patrick was going home next, there'd be a chance that we could get him on our side so that we could split them. *sighs* What to do, what to do.


Kyle: I dunno, man. I think they may be banking on us gunning for the least threatening of them. And that's definitely Shannon.

Landon: I don't think they'll see it coming. I think it's more likely that Phoebe's feeling threatened. I mean come on; do you really think we're too oblivious to realize that she's the strongest strategic player left outside of our alliance?

Emma: I have to agree with Landon on this one. Let's just vote Shannon.

As of late, I've begun to question whether or not sticking with Kyle and Landon to the end is the best course of action for me. I don't know for sure who to vote for.


So it turns out there's just one more real obstacle left; this vote. If we play our cards right, we've definitely got a clear path to the final three. If not, then unfortunately, one of my allies will have to take the fall. It'll be interesting to see how this plays out.


At sunset, the castaways grab their torches and depart for Tribal Council.

Tribal Council

The Kasai tribe arrives at Tribal Council, greeted by Jeff as usual, and takes their seats.

Jeff Probst: We now bring in the members of our jury. Dave. Hannah. Donna. Chuck. Bryce. And Reyna, voted out at the last tribal council.

Reyna glares at Shannon as she takes her seat next to Chuck on the jury bench.

Jeff Probst: Patrick, after the exchange at the immunity challenge, how do you feel about your standing in this game?

Patrick: I feel kind of threatened right now, Jeff. I've spent much of the game on the outs, and that was bound to catch up to me sooner rather than later.

Jeff Probst: Landon, Patrick doesn't seem to be making much of an effort to save himself here.

Landon: If he wants to throw the towel in like that, that's his decision. I mean, yeah, the odds are definitely not in his favor right now, but it's not like his situation is genuinely impossible or anything. It's kind of sad to see people basically quit like that. It's disrespectful to the game.

Jeff Probst: So you want him to try to scuttle your plans?

Landon: Hell yes, I do! It makes the game more exciting. As much as I like being in a good position right now, it'd be very boring if these people went down without a fight.

The jury exchanges excited glances, knowing that what they are witnessing will be yet another dramatic tribal council.

Jeff Probst: Kyle, what do you think your ally encouraging people to try to make a move against him?

Kyle: What can I say? He genuinely loves this game, and he wants to see as many people playing it as possible.

Phoebe glances at Emma, which does not go unnoticed by Jeff.

Jeff Probst: Emma, Phoebe's glancing at you.

Phoebe: You can go to the final three with them and lose, or come to the final three with me and Shannon and possibly win.

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Landon and Phoebe exchange a tense glance.

Jeff Probst: Wow. Emma, it would appear that you're the swing vote tonight.

Emma: It would seem so. But my mind's already made up.

Jeff Probst: And with that, it is time to vote. Kyle, you're up.

One by one, the castaways go up to cast their votes. No voting confessionals are shown.

Jeff Probst: I'll go tally the votes.

Jeff leaves to get the voting urn, returning a couple of minutes later.

Jeff Probst: If anybody has a hidden immunity idol and would want to play it, now would be the time to do so.

Emma subtly nudges Shannon with her elbow. Shannon then takes the hidden immunity idol out of her bag and walks up to Jeff.

Shannon: This had better work.

Jeff Probst: The rules of Survivor state that if a person plays a hidden immunity idol, any votes cast against that person will not count. This is a hidden immunity idol. Any votes cast against Shannon will not count. I'll read the votes.

Kyle (whispering): Oh (bleep).

Jeff Probst: First vote: Shannon. Does not count.

...Shannon. Does not count.

...Shannon. Does not count.

...Kyle. One vote Kyle.

...Fourteenth person voted out, and the seventh member of our jury: Kyle. That's two votes. Tonight, that's enough. Please bring me your torch.

Kyle: Well played, guys.

Kyle gets up to grab his torch, bringing it to Jeff.

Jeff Probst: Kyle, the tribe has spoken.

Jeff snuffs Kyle's torch, officially eliminating him from the game.

Jeff Probst: It's time for you to go.

Kyle: Good luck, Landon. I told you we should have voted for Phoebe.

Kyle leaves the tribal council area and disappears into the forest.

Jeff Probst: Just when you think the outcome of this game is set in stone, something happens that leaves everybody blindsided. The only thing that's for certain is that it's still anybody's game. Grab your stuff. Head back to camp. Good night.

The remaining five castaways collect their torches and head back to camp.

Tribal Council

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Emma, Kyle (2), Landon

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Patrick, Phoebe, Shannon
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Voting Confessionals

Just in case Landon gets suspicious after this vote. Nothing personal.

–Emma (voting for Shannon)

This is a bit of a crapshoot, but if it pays off, I'm all set. Take care.

–Kyle (voting for Shannon)

With you out of the way, I won't have anything left to worry about except the jury.

–Landon (voting for Shannon)

Checkmate, (bleep).

–Patrick (voting for Kyle)

The original plan was to vote out Landon, but if we get rid of you, the power shifts to our advantage, so this is really just as good.

–Phoebe (voting for Kyle)

We can't vote out the wild card, and Emma's immune. Sorry, but you're really our only option. It's been fun competing against you.

–Shannon (voting for Kyle)

Final Words

Wow. I really should have seen that coming. You know, the mantra of the game is "Outwit, outplay, outlast", and I definitely got outwitted tonight. It sucks coming just a few days short of the end, but overall, this has been quite the experience, and I'll cherish it for the rest of my life. I have no regrets whatsoever.


Still in the Running

Beth voted out
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Jasmine Voted Out
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Lawrence Voted Out
Patton voted Out
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Dave Voted Out
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John Voted Out
Katie Crockett
Lisa Voted Out
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Tyler Voted Out

Next Time on Survivor...

With his back against the wall, Landon attempts to continue his immunity streak.

Patrick continues to question his place in everyone's plans.

With momentum on her side, can Phoebe win the million dollars?

Tune in for the season finale of Survivor: Japan - Civil War!

Author's Notes

The title of this episode was spoken by Shannon.