"We've Got Some Housecleaning to Do"
Season Survivor: Japan - Civil War
Author User:UltimateGambit
Episode Number 3/14
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We've Got Some Housecleaning to Do is the third episode of Survivor: Japan - Civil War.

Previously on Survivor...

After the Ashikaga tribe returned from tribal council, Patton confronted Jasmine about the botched coup d'état. When Jasmine confirmed that she had switched her vote to Shannon, ensuring that Beth went home instead of Lawrence, Patton decided to get rid of her next. Meanwhile, Kyle, Landon, and Hannah agreed to form a final three alliance.

Kamakura won the reward challenge the next day, but all of the men on the tribe except Patrick got into an argument over Tyler's laziness around camp, which reached its apex when John states his belief that Tyler didn't have a "real job". Donna exploited the situation by forming a women's alliance with Katie and Reyna. She also aligned with Dave and Chuck, but said in a confessional that she had no intentions of honoring the latter agreement.

At Ashikaga, Jasmine and Kyle got into the argument over the latter's bar fight stories, causing Jasmine to come across to her tribe as self-righteous. Patton talked to Lawrence about possibly getting rid of Jasmine should Ashikaga lose the next immunity challenge, which Lawrence considered.

The next day, at Kamakura, John grew annoyed with Patrick's constant chattering and yelled at him and Tyler. His short temper led Tyler to consider voting him out in the near future. Meanwhile, Donna pulled Lisa into her alliance. Emma found out and remained wary of Donna.

A storm hit Ashikaga, nearly causing the tribe's machete to drift away from camp. Landon, however, went into the storm and retrieved it. Jasmine further reinforced her newfound bad reputation by yelling at Patton for his perceived dismissive attitude toward Landon.

The immunity challenge, highlighted by an intense round between John and Landon that had to be redone twice due to unnecessary roughness, was won by Kamakura. The tribe debated between voting out the athletic, yet volatile Jasmine, or the weaker and untrustworthy Patton. At tribal council, Jasmine continued to malign her tribemates, which sealed her fate as she was blindsided in a 7-3 vote.


Reward/Individual Immunity Challenge: Three members of each tribe will hold a pole across their shoulders. The rest of the tribe will add buckets filled with twenty pounds of water to one of the opposing tribe's poles. When somebody holding the load drops the pole, he or she is out. The last person standing wins immunity for his or her tribe. (Note: The last person standing for the losing tribe wins individual immunity. If more than one person from the winning tribe is still standing, whoever is holding more weight wins individual immunity.)

Reward: Hot dogs, condiments, and soft drinks to be enjoyed at the losing tribe's tribal council.


Night 6


The Ashikaga tribe returns to camp in silence.

Jasmine's gone, so now Phoebe and Shannon won't even think about turning on me. They know now what will happen if they try to mess up my plans. Now, with Jasmine out of the way, I can focus on getting rid of Lawrence.


Lawrence: I know we've gotten off to a bad start. But it's never too late for us to turn the tides. I think that with Jasmine's attitude out of the picture, we'll be closer as a tribe, and that will help us in challenges. It may not have been the most conventional decision I could have made, but I have my reasons.

After Lawrence did nothing to save Jasmine, who we need for challenges, I lost a ton of respect for him. As soon as Patton's out of the picture, he'll be the next to go. He's the weakest person on this tribe, and he ain't a good leader. It's a simple as that.


Meanwhile, Kyle pulls Landon and Hannah aside.

Kyle: Guys, I think we've just made a huge mistake.

Hannah: We should have stuck to the original plan and voted out Patton?

Kyle: Exactly. Not only is Jasmine better in challenges than Patton is, but she isn't nearly as much of a strategic threat. Patton's the only threat we're really facing right now.

Landon: So he's next?

Kyle: He would be, except for the fact that Lawrence is mismanaging the tribe and isn't any good at challenges. We need to focus more on keeping the tribe strong, so he'll have to go next. No more voting out established challenge assets. At least, not in this stage of the game.

I'm beginning to really want Patton gone because he reminds me of Russell Hantz with a mustache, but he's more useful to us in challenges than Lawrence is. If Lawrence goes home next, the tribe should be a lot better off in challenges.


Day 7


Patrick and Emma, who have both mostly stayed out of the strategy game for the first six days, share observations they've made while swimming in the ocean.

Emma: Donna's got a women's alliance.

Patrick: Really?

Emma: Yeah, she's allied with all the women in the tribe except for me. She hasn't offered me a place yet. You know about any other alliances?

Patrick: I know Chuck and Dave are in an alliance, but they're also allied with Donna. Tyler and John aren't really involved in strategy at this point.

Emma: Donna's made alliance with Chuck and Dave, too? Well, if she has two votes, I guess that makes it a lot easier for her to play both sides.

Patrick: If Donna asks you to join her alliance, do you think you'll do it?

Emma: The guys don't get along well enough to all work together, so I may have no choice if I want to get far in this game. But I can probably vouch for you to go last.

Patrick: You'll do that?

Emma: With luck, I may even be able to convince Donna to get rid of one of the women before you.

Patrick: Thanks! You're probably my closest friend on this tribe.

Emma and Patrick hug.

I told Patrick that I'm leaning towards aligning with the women, but the truth is, I'd probably be the lowest on the totem pole in that alliance. If Donna asks me to join, I'll be the last one to join, and probably the first to go once the men are all out of the game, so aligning with the women will probably only be a short-term arrangement. Patrick's pretty non-threatening as a player, so I may be able to take him to the end.


Meanwhile, Donna goes looking for the hidden immunity idol. After spending about an hour searching through trees and under rocks, she fails to find it, walking right past the idol's hiding place on one occasion.

I've looked everywhere I thought I could find the hidden idol, but it's nowhere to be found! This is starting to get on my nerves. I wonder if somebody else beat me to it.


She soon hears voices nearby, and goes off to investigate. She spots Chuck and Dave discussing strategy, and decides to listen in.

Chuck: You're the brains of the operation. Who do you want gone first?

Dave: I think we need to start with whoever's doing the least amount of work. That means Tyler first, then Emma. I know they're helpful to us in challenges, but we can afford to lose some muscle. We'll be just fine without them. Especially Tyler. We didn't even need him to win immunity yesterday.

Chuck seems to be a man of his word, which makes him an ideal ally, but I get the feeling he hasn't seen much of the show. I don't think he really knows his way around the strategy game.


Good thing I've got a friend and ally on this tribe like Dave. Otherwise, I'd probably be running around like a chicken with its head cut off. I don't really know what I'm doing other than challenges and providing for the tribe.



Hannah and Landon go to collect tree mail.

Hannah: You're thinking about something.

Landon: How did you know?

Hannah: I've learned how to read people's facial expressions. I can normally tell what mood they're in. I get the feeling that you're not thinking about strategy right now, or even the game.

Landon: You're right; I'm not. If you must know, I'm thinking about why I left Seattle. Not a day goes by when I don't think about that.

Hannah: Why'd you leave Seattle?

Going into this game, I wanted to divulge as little information about the more...unpleasant aspects of my past as possible. But Hannah seems to genuinely care, and if my social game is any good, I'll need to form some relationships. Opening up about stuff like this is a good way to do that.


Landon: When I was fifteen, I got my girlfriend pregnant. We panicked because we knew our parents would kill us if they found out, so we did what any selfish, teenaged couple with a kid on the way would do; we cobbled together some money to pay for an abortion.

Hannah: My god, Landon...

Landon: I was a very different person back then. I would never do such a thing now. But anyway, my dad soon caught wind of it and kicked me out. Apparently her dad also found out; he threatened to kill me if I ever came close to her again. Soon enough, I found myself living with a junkie friend of mine and coped with my misery by experimenting with pretty much every illegal drug I could get my hands on; Xanax, meth, heroin, you name it. I'm extremely lucky I never went to reform school.

Hannah: How'd you get clean?

Landon: I heard some stories about people getting clean, so I went to rehab. Once I got out sober, I decided to become straight edge; meaning no drinking, smoking, drugs, or sleeping around, and realized that a big city like Seattle came with too many temptations, so I hitchhiked to my uncle's place and moved in with him.

I really wasn't expecting Landon to tell me all that. It sounded like a ton of dark secrets, so the fact that he's opened up about that is a good indication that he really trusts me.


Landon and Hannah arrive at the tree mail box and discover a note. After returning to camp and reading it, the tribe leaves for a more inland challenge area.

We've lost three straight challenges up to this point. They've had their fun. Now it's our turn.


Reward/Individual Immunity Challenge

Jeff Probst: Come on in, guys!

In single file, members of both tribes enter the inland challenge arena, which is a clearing in the middle of a forest.

Jeff Probst: Kamakura, get your first look at the new Ashikaga tribe. Jasmine was voted out at last night's tribal council.

John smirks upon hearing the news, believing that the challenges just got easier since one of Ashikaga's strongest women was eliminated.

Jeff Probst: Here's how today's reward challenge is going to work: three members of each tribe will hold a pole across their shoulders. The others will add buckets filled with twenty pounds of water to the pole of the opposing holder of their choice. When a holder drops the pole, he or she is out of the game. The last tribe still shouldering weight wins reward. In addition, the last person holding a pole for both tribes will win individual immunity at tonight's tribal council. If the winning tribe has more than one holder still standing at the end, whoever is holding more weight wins individual immunity.

Some of the castaways give Jeff confused looks. The longtime host of the show quickly explains the situation.

Jeff Probst: Tonight, both tribes are going to tribal council. Do you want to know what you're playing for?

The castaways somewhat nervously respond in the affirmative.

Jeff Probst: The winner of today's reward challenge will win hot dogs and soft drinks to be enjoyed at the other tribe's tribal council. In addition, the winner of today's reward challenge will attend tribal council first tonight. Worth playing for?

The castaways again respond in the affirmative.

Jeff Probst: Kamakura, you have two extra members. You must sit two people out. Who are they going to be?

Donna: Katie and Reyna will sit this one out, Jeff.

Jeff Probst: Katie, Reyna, take a spot on the bench. I'll give you all a minute to strategize.

Holding the Weight for Ashikaga: Hannah, Landon, and Patton.

Holding the Weight for Kamakura: Dave, Emma, and John.

Jeff Probst: For reward and individual immunity! Survivor's ready...go!

Ashikaga chooses to spread the weight around evenly, while Kamakura chooses to target one person at a time. After one round, Patton is already holding 100 pounds, while Landon and Hannah are only holding their pole. Dave and John are holding 40 pounds each for Kamakura, while Emma's holding 20. During the second round, Patton drops his load shortly after it reaches 180 pounds, eliminating him from the game. Landon is given 20 pounds. At the end of the round, Dave and John are holding 80 pounds each, while Emma is holding 40. John takes the opportunity to taunt Landon.

John: Looks like you're next. The hot dogs are ours.

Landon: Don't be so sure about that. You're already struggling.

John: I can hold up. Not so sure about you after a couple of rounds. That dumb blonde over there probably can't hold too much either.

Landon: Don't talk about her like that!

John: If you don't want me talking about your girlfriend, why don't you just drop your weight and come shut me up right now!

Landon: Go screw yourself.

John: Whoa there! You kiss your mom with that mouth?

Landon gives John a deadly look, as if considering dropping his weight and punching him in the face, but ultimately does nothing. Shortly after this exchange, another 100 pounds are added to his pole, increasing his total to 120. John and Dave receive another 40 pounds, bringing their totals to 120 each. Emma is given another 20 pounds, bringing her up to 60.

Landon receives four buckets given to Ashikaga by Kamakura in the fourth round, bringing him up to 200 pounds, which he soon drops.

John: I told you so.

Landon: (bleep) you.

Hannah receives her first 20 pounds for Ashikaga, as she is the only person on Ashikaga still standing, which effectively gives her individual immunity.

John receives another 20 pounds, but before another 20 can be added, he drops his pole, eliminating him from the competition. Landon laughs out loud at this. Dave receives 60 pounds, bringing his total up to 180, while Emma gets another 20, bringing her total up to 10. Dave struggles to hold onto his weight.

Shortly before the fifth round starts, Dave drops out at 180 pounds, ensuring that Emma wins individual immunity for Kamakura. Emma receives another 100 pounds, bringing her up to 180. Hannah receives all five buckets, bringing her up to 120, but soon drops her load.

Jeff Probst: Kamakura wins reward!

The Kamakura tribe celebrates their victory while Ashikaga looks on with expressions of annoyance, frustration, and dismay. Jeff Beckons for Hannah and Emma to come up to collect their individual immunity necklaces. After assigning the immunity necklaces and reminding Kamakura that they won hot dogs, but are going to tribal council first tonight, and telling Ashikaga that they've won nothing and are going to tribal council after Kamakura, he sends both tribes to camp.

We're finally going to tribal council tonight. And it's about time, because we've got some housecleaning to do. It's time we got rid of Tyler.



The tribe returns to their camp, as usual, in low spirits. Upon returning, they quickly disperse. Patton goes off looking for the idol, which unbeknownst to him has already been found. Kyle, Landon, and Hannah go to the beach to strategize. Bryce takes Lawrence aside, presumably to convince him to vote out Patton. Shannon and Phoebe stay by the shelter.

I had worked with Patton for a while, but I'm not so sure if I want to stick with him long term. I think it's time I started to actually play the game for myself.


Shannon: I have something to show you, but you've got to promise to forget about it.

Phoebe: Oh?

Shannon retrieves the hidden immunity idol from her pocket and holds it out for Phoebe to see for a few seconds.

Phoebe: When did you find it?

Shannon: Yesterday before tribal council. Look, unless we're seen as weak links later on, I don't think we'll be in any danger of being voted out for a while. I doubt anybody's seeing us as threats.

Phoebe: Where are you going with this?

Shannon: We can get to the final three by getting on the right side of the numbers game. And once we get into a situation where we're on the wrong side, we've got a hidden idol nobody else knows about. We're in a really good position.

Phoebe: You're right. We're not in any immediate danger of being voted out, and we've got an idol for future use, or just to keep away from more powerful players. Let's do this. Day 39. You, me, and one other person.

Shannon: We've got plenty of time to figure out who that third person's going to be. Let's not worry about that just yet.

Shannon's smarter than I thought. Initially, I figured she'd just end up riding Patton's coattails, but apparently not.


Meanwhile, Kyle, Landon, and Hannah seem to have agreed on their next target at tribal council.

Hannah: So it's Lawrence?

Kyle: Yeah, it's Lawrence. He's not only pathetic in challenges, but he's also inept as a leader. If we get rid of him, we might stand a chance against Kamakura.

Lawrence is pretty much the Brad Culpepper of this tribe. He's a leader who doesn't know how to lead, and he's the main reason we keep losing all these challenges. Hopefully, if we get rid of him, the momentum will shift in favor of Ashikaga.


Soon, Bryce comes up to them.

Landon: Yeah, Bryce?

Bryce: Kyle, Lawrence is tryin' to get you voted out. He thinks you're the weakest link.

Kyle: Well if I felt bad for planning to vote him out earlier, I certainly don't now.

I still want Patton gone, but if Lawrence goes home tonight, that'll be the next best thing.


Patton joins the group after yet another unsuccessful idol hunt.

Patton: Lawrence is going home tonight, and I'm going to be the new daimyo of this tribe.

Landon: What makes you so sure about that?

Patton: I'm the one who originally planned for it to happen. I also got Shannon and Phoebe on board.

Hannah: How do they determine who becomes the daimyo after the current one is voted out?

Patton: They'll determine it the old-fashioned way; whoever forced him out of power takes his place. You three will give me the credit for this, or my alliance is gonna switch our votes to you, Kyle. That'll be five votes going your way; enough to send you home. And you don't want that, do you?

Patton's a very manipulative SOB. I think we should have gotten rid of him last night rather than Shannon. But hey; we need new leadership, and he seems like he'll follow through with his threat, so I'm just going to give him what he wants.


Kyle: Alright then. You'll take Lawrence's place. You have my word on that.

Patton: That's all I need.

Patton leaves, and Bryce looks at Kyle like he's crazy.

Bryce: You do realize you may have doomed everybody on this island, right?

Kyle: Relax, we'll get rid of him next time. We'll just need to sway Shannon or Phoebe to our side. Trust me; he won't be the daimyo for long.

I really don't trust Kyle after he made that deal to make Patton the new daimyo. He better get rid of him soon, or we all goners.



The moment Kamakura returns to camp, Emma pulls Donna aside.

Emma: I know you have a women's alliance, and I want in.

Donna: I was just about to ask you if you were on board. You can start by telling the rest of the women that we're voting for Tyler tonight. He doesn't enough around camp, and even when he does work, it's with a reluctant attitude.

Emma: Sure thing.

Emma's definitely at the bottom of the women's alliance right now, since she basically demanded to join. However, she's got plenty of time to prove herself worthy of a spot in the final three.


Emma finds Katie, Reyna, and Lisa doing the tribe's laundry.

Emma: Donna told me to tell you that Tyler's going home tonight.

Katie: Tyler? But he's the strongest person on the tribe.

Emma: He's also the laziest. Even some of the men want him gone.

Lisa: Don't you think we're making a mistake by voting out the strongest person on the tribe, even though his worth ethic is underwhelming? Ashikaga's probably looking to vote out their weakest member, so if they do that and we get rid of our strongest person, that could tip the scales in their favor.

Emma: You'll have to take it up with Donna. This wasn't my idea.

There seems to be some disagreement among the women concerning whether or not we vote out Tyler. It makes me wonder just how long this alliance will last.


After Emma leaves, Tyler and Patrick arrive.

Tyler: So what's the plan?

Reyna: Donna wants you gone because she thinks you're lazy. But not all of us are certain we want to go along with the plan.

I think Donna is making a huge mistake by campaigning for me to go home. I'm the strongest and most athletic guy on the tribe. They won't be nearly as good at challenges without me.


Tyler: Why don't we vote out John? He's the weakest of the guys, and he's got a short fuse.

Patrick: Yeah, he's been a real jerk to me ever since he figured out I was gay.

It makes sense why Tyler and Patrick want John gone. But I don't want to go against Donna's plans. We're in an alliance, so we've got to vote together.


John has caused a fair amount of consternation at camp, and I'm not sure anybody likes him, but I have obligations to Donna. I am a woman of my word. We can get rid of John whenever we want, anyway, since he's such a non-threat.


Patrick: If you're not sure yet, just think about it, okay? Keep an open mind.

Reyna: Alright, we will.

Hopefully we were able to convince them to change their votes. I don't want to spend another day on this island if John's going to last.


Meanwhile, after a conversation with Donna, Dave and Chuck once again to searching for the idol. After a while of unsuccessful searching, they go to the tribe's well to fill their canteens. However, Dave accidentally breaks off a portion of the well's small roof.

Dave: Whoops! Let me try to fix this thing.

However, as he picks up the broken piece of the roof and is about to reattach it, he notices a small bundle wrapped in cloth, which was hidden inside the roof.

Dave:...Wait a minute...

Dave pulls it out and unwraps it, revealing a small figurine of a samurai warrior.

Dave: We found it, Chuck!

Chuck: Damn, they hid that thing pretty well. I'm assuming we shouldn't tell anybody about it?

Dave: No way. We might need the element of surprise.

Little do they know that John has seen them with the idol as he was also going to fill his canteen.

So I just so happened to walk in on Dave and Chuck discovering the hidden immunity idol. I'm the only other person on the tribe who knows about this, but I don't know what the hell I'm going to do with the information. I suppose I could rat them out to Donna to further my position in the game, but I'm not in any danger yet. I guess we'll just have to wait and see what happens.


At sunset, the Kamakura tribe leaves camp for their first ever tribal council.

Tribal Council

In a single file line, the Kamakura tribe enters the tribal council area.

Jeff Probst: Behind you, you will each find a torch. Take one and dip it in the fire. This is part of the ritual of Tribal Council because fire represents life. As long as you have fire, you are still in the game. When your fire's gone, so are you.

The castaways do as they are told and sit down.

Jeff Probst: Donna, after one week with your tribe, you have yet to lose a single immunity challenge. You must be feeling great about your choices.

Donna: I made some good choices and some questionable ones.

Jeff Probst: What would you say are some of those questionable choices?

Donna: I should have chosen Bryce and Landon instead of John and Tyler.

John: Why instead of me? What did I do?

Donna: You have a lot of negative energy, and we don't need that.

John: Hey, I'm just trying to help this tribe win challenges.

Donna: You're just trying to show up Landon.

A tense silence falls across the tribal council area as John decides not to argue with Donna anymore.

Jeff Probst: Tyler, what do you have to say about that?

Tyler: I think Donna hit the nail on the head with her comment about John trying to show up Landon. He's hated the guy since the first challenge.

Jeff Probst: John, if what Tyler's saying is true, why do you have such a rivalry with Landon?

John: It's simple; Landon's a classless little punk who thinks he can get away with any cheap shot he wants.

Jeff Probst: Dave, are you concerned that such a rivalry between members of opposite tribes might have a negative effect on the tribe's performance in challenges?

Dave: It's possible. I wouldn't say that John's a bad man, but he needs to focus on helping the tribe rather than escalating a personal rivalry.

John: Oh, you're one to talk! You and that (bleep)ing idol you found but decided not to tell anybody about.

Most of the tribe looks shocked at the news. Chuck merely curses to himself, dismayed that somebody had found out.

Jeff Probst: Donna, does this news surprise you?

Donna: I was starting to wonder if somebody else had already found the idol, so no, not really.

Tyler grins smugly, which Jeff quickly notices.

Jeff Probst: Tyler, you look pleased.

Tyler: I think these people are starting to get their priorities straight, Jeff. And that's a good thing.

Jeff Probst: Alright, it is time to vote. Emma has individual immunity. Cannot be voted out. Everybody else is fair game. Lisa, you're up.

One by one, the castaways cast their votes.

You have great potential to succeed in the world, but that won't mean anything until you improve your work ethic. Hopefully this will teach you a lesson.

–Dave (voting for Tyler)

You're a foul-tempered bigot. You have no business being on this island.

–Patrick (voting for John)

I still think John should go home, but it's better for me if I vote as Donna directed. Nothing personal!

–Katie (voting for Tyler)

Jeff Probst: I'll go tally the votes.

Jeff leaves to collect the votes, and returns with the urn a few minutes later.

Jeff Probst: If anyone has the immunity idol would like to play it, now would be the time to do so.

Chuck and Dave do not take up Jeff's offer.

Jeff Probst: Once the votes are read, the decision is final. The person voted out will be asked to leave the tribal council area immediately. I'll read the votes.

First vote...Tyler.

Second vote...Tyler. Two votes Tyler.

...Tyler. Three votes Tyler.

Tyler looks down, resigned to what he believes to be his fate.

Jeff Probst: ...John. Three votes Tyler, one vote John.

...Tyler. Four votes Tyler, one vote John.

...Tyler. Five votes Tyler, one vote John.

...Patrick. Five votes Tyler, one vote John, one vote Patrick.

...Third person voted out of Survivor: Japan - Civil War: Tyler. That's six. That's enough. Please bring me your torch.

Tyler: You guys are making a huge mistake.

Tyler grabs his torch and places it in front of Jeff.

Jeff Probst: Tyler, the tribe has spoken.

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

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

Tyler walks past Jeff and disappears into the forest.

Jeff Probst: Wow...After four straight challenge wins, you are taking a huge gamble by voting off one of your strongest members. Go to the jury side of the tribal council area.

The remaining Kamakura members do as they are told. Jeff beckons for the Ashikaga tribe to enter, and as soon as they take their seats, Jeff permits the Kamakura tribe to commence their feast. All of them happily oblige by devouring the hot dogs and condiments, except for Katie, who bypasses the food due to her vegan diet and instead indulges in soft drinks. John taunts Landon with his hot dog, to which Landon responds by flipping the bird with both hands.

Jeff Probst: Lawrence, after one vote based on keeping the tribe strong, and another based on maintaining a positive attitude around camp, which do you now think is more important?

Lawrence: I think we need to keep the tribe strong. Voting out Jasmine last night was a mistake.

Jeff Probst: Kyle, if you could redo last night's vote, would you have voted the same as you did last time, or for someone else?

Kyle: I would not have voted for Jasmine. It didn't take long for us to realize that was a poor choice.

Jeff Probst: Patton, how will you determine who gets your vote tonight?

Patton: My vote will be in the best interests of the tribe.

Bryce: You mean your vote will be in your best interests. You don't care about the tribe. You just want power.

Patton: That's not true. Everybody here is fed up with Lawrence because he's failed us as a leader. We're on the same side here.

Bryce: We ain't never gonna be on the same side.

Jeff allows the tension to linger a bit before proceeding with his questions.

Jeff Probst: Lawrence, what are your thoughts on this?

Lawrence: I don't plan on going home tonight, but if I do, at least I was warned in advance.

Jeff Probst: Hannah, do you see anybody on this tribe was a weak link?

Hannah: That would be Lawrence without a doubt.

Jeff tells the Kamakura tribe that their feast is over, and sends them back to their camp.

Jeff Probst: And with that, it is time to vote. Hannah has individual immunity. Cannot be voted out. Everybody else is fair game. Bryce, you're up.

One by one, the remaining members of Ashikaga cast their votes.

The king is dead. Long live the king.

–Patton (voting for Lawrence)

Aside from me, you're the weakest person on this tribe, and I can't go out without a fight. Regardless of what happens, we're going to have a drink when this game is over.

–Lawrence (voting for Kyle)

Do I even need to explain?

–Bryce (voting for Patton)

Jeff Probst: I'll go tally the votes.

Jeff returns a few minutes later with the voting urn.

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

Shannon does not take his offer, or even reveal that she has the idol.

Jeff Probst: Once the votes are read, the decision is final. The person voted out will be asked to leave the tribal council area immediately. I'll read the votes.

...First vote: Lawrence.

...Second vote: Lawrence. Two votes Lawrence.

...Lawrence. Three votes Lawrence.

...Kyle. Three votes Lawrence, one vote Kyle.

...Lawrence. Four votes Lawrence, one vote Kyle.

...Fourth person voted out of Survivor: Japan - Civil War: Lawrence. That's five votes. That's enough. Please bring me your torch.

Lawrence grabs his torch and places it in front of Jeff.

Jeff Probst: Lawrence, the tribe has spoken.

Jeff snuffs Lawrence's torch, officially eliminating the Ashikaga daimyo from the game.

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

Lawrence: I wish you all the best of luck.

Lawrence leaves the tribal council area and disappears into the forest. Patton grins smugly.

Jeff Probst: After seven days of frustration, you opted for a change in leadership. This just may have been what this tribe needed. Grab your stuff. Head back to camp. Good night.

The remaining members of Ashikaga grab their torches and head back to camp.

Tribal Council


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Tyler (8 votes)
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Chuck, Dave, Donna (2), Emma, Katie, Lisa, Reyna

John (2 votes)
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Patrick, Tyler
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Patrick (1 vote)
Tyler Voted Out

Voting Confessionals

You're not a bad kid. You're just rough around the edges. In time, I'm sure you'll be a good, hardworking man.

–Chuck (voting for Tyler)

You have great potential to succeed in the world, but that won't mean anything until you improve your work ethic. Hopefully this will teach you a lesson.

–Dave (voting for Tyler)

We don't need you for challenges as much as you think.

–Donna (voting for Tyler)

Look on the bright side; now you can go back to Florida and relax to your heart's content.

–Emma (voting for Tyler)

I hate you for reasons completely irrelevant to your lifestyle. Bye!

–John (voting for Patrick)

I still think John should go home, but it's better for me if I vote as Donna directed. Nothing personal!

–Katie (voting for Tyler)

Ever since I was a kid, I was taught to keep my word. I don't want to break any good habits now.

–Lisa (voting for Tyler)

You're a foul-tempered bigot. You have no business being on this island.

–Patrick (voting for John)

You're going to be a physical threat later, and you don't do enough around camp anyway.

–Reyna (voting for Tyler)

You insulted me for my job, which I take very seriously. I can never forgive that. If we ever have a chance meeting in a bar, expect things to get ugly. Just the way you like them.

–Tyler (voting for John)

Final Words

It really sucks being the first person voted out of your tribe. Especially when you're one of their best challenge performers. It feels a bit insulting, to be totally honest. I'm not sure who to root for now.



Tribal Council 4:
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Lawrence (6 votes)
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Hannah, Kyle, Landon, Patton, Phoebe, Shannon

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Kyle (2 votes)
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Patton (1 vote)
Lawrence Voted Out

Voting Confessionals

Do I even need to explain?

–Bryce (voting for Patton)

I don't really trust Patton, but we need a change in leadership.

–Hannah (voting for Lawrence)

You disappointed me greatly as a leader.

–Kyle (voting for Lawrence)

I don't think there's anything I can say about this that hasn't been said already.

–Landon (voting for Lawrence)

Aside from me, you're the weakest person on this tribe, and I can't go out without a fight. Regardless of what happens, we're going to have a drink when this game is over.

–Lawrence (voting for Kyle)

The king is dead. Long live the king.

–Patton (voting for Lawrence)

Time's up.

–Phoebe (voting for Lawrence)

You were never long for this game. Nothing personal; we just need new leadership.

–Shannon (voting for Lawrence)

Final Words

I wish this experience had lasted longer, but overall, it's been great. I learned that I'm better at running a restaurant than I am at running a group of strangers. I've got no hard feelings toward the people who voted me out, and I hope they manage to turn the tables on Kamakura.


Still in the Running

Beth voted out
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Jasmine Voted Out
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Lawrence Voted Out
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Tyler Voted Out

Next Time on Survivor...

Donna's women's alliance can't get along.

Emma: You're so (bleep)ing disrespectful!

Katie: You can't make me do anything I don't agree with!

And tempers continue to flare at challenges, pushing somebody to the brink.

Jeff Probst: Stop!

I thought he was going to-


Jeff Probst: Out of the challenge!


The title of this episode was spoken by Donna.

The challenge in this episode was used in Survivor: The Australian Outback, Survivor: Pearl Islands, Survivor: Tocantins, and Survivor: South Pacific.

If this was a real season, Emma's load of 180 pounds shouldered in the reward challenge would have broken the record for a woman, which is held by Christa Hastie, who shouldered 160 pounds in this challenge on Pearl Islands.