Survivor (2000–…): Season 15, Episode 11 - Ready to Bite the Apple - full transcript

One Castaway threatens to change things up by blindsiding their best friend in the game.

>> JEFF PROBST: Previously on


Courtney grew closer to


>> Frosti's my little munchkin,

and he's a doll face.

>> PROBST: ...which made Todd

question her loyalty to the Fei

Long alliance.

>> It's scary.

It really is, because you never

know if she's going to want to

twist or turn.

>> PROBST: At the reward


You will be divided into two

teams of four.

...Peih-Gee's team

dropped the ball.

James too hard, Peih-Gee can't

get it.

And Erik's team won an

unforgettable trip.

Frosti, Amanda, Erik and

Courtney, cruising down the Lee


>> All right, everyone, cheers

to us.

>> PROBST: During the cruise,

Courtney and Amanda vented about


>> She's too intense right now,

and I don't like that.

>> She's made a series of poor


>> PROBST: And back at camp,

Peih-Gee blamed James for losing

the challenge...

...making her first in line to

be voted out.

>> Peih-Gee, she's just stupid.

>> PROBST: But at the immunity


Peih-Gee wins immunity.

...Peih-Gee narrowly beat


With Peih-Gee immune, the former

Fei Long saw Frosti as the

biggest threat.

>> He has to go.

>> PROBST: And although James

had the only two hidden immunity

idols, he felt confident that he

wouldn't have to use them.

>> It makes no sense for us to

mess it up now, because it's

right there.

>> PROBST: And at tribal

council, his gamble paid off--

James received no votes.

Ninth person voted out and the

third member of our jury,


And Courtney lost a friend.

Frosti, the tribe has spoken.

All right.

Tonight, you will not be heading

directly back to camp.

We have more business to attend

to here.

Jury, it doesn't involve you.

You can head out.

Okay, we've just finished tribal


Frosti was just voted out,

became the third member of our


There are now only seven of you


Tonight, you're not going

directly back to camp...

because you're going to

participate in a reward

challenge right here at tribal


>> Oh, my gosh!

>> Thank you!

>> PROBST: But this is no

ordinary reward.

The winner of the challenge will

travel by private jet hundreds

of miles into the Sungshan

mountains to a place where few

outsiders have ever been invited

to stay, the Shaolin Temple.

This is an incredible rare


Built in the Fifth Century, the

Shaolin Temple is most famous

for being home to kung fu.

You'll enjoy a kung fu

demonstration, a vegetarian


You will then spend the night in

the temple before returning to

camp in the morning.

Big relief, James?

>> A little one.

>> PROBST: In the midst of a

crazy game, this truly is an

opportunity that very few people

in the world will ever


The winner of this challenge

will also choose two people to

go with them.

Let's get to it.

This reward challenge starts

right now.

Captioning sponsored by



( theme song playing )

>> PROBST: For the Shaolin

Temple reward, I'm going to ask

you a series of questions based

on Chinese culture.

Each time you get one right, you

score a point.

First person to five wins


Worth playing for?

>> Yes, please.

>> PROBST: All right, beneath

your stools, black pouch.

Pull it out, remove your answer

cards, we'll get started.

Okay, first question.

True or false-- China is

credited with the invention of

the abacus.


Correct answer is true.

Todd got it right.

James got it right.

Peih-Gee got it right.

Denise got it right.

Next question.

Which animal does not belong to

the Chinese zodiac?

A, rat, B, rabbit, C, cat, or D,


Everybody reveal.

Correct answer is C, cat.

Everybody got it right.

Nice job.

Next question.

True or false-- 99% of the giant

panda's diet is bamboo.

Everybody reveal.

Everybody except Denise said


Still think you're right,


>> No.

>> PROBST: Well, you're right

about that-- you're wrong.

The correct answer is true.

Everybody got it right except


Here's where we're at--

Peih-Gee, James, and Todd have


Everybody else has two.

Playing to five.

Next question.

The capital of China is:

A, Hong Kong, B, Beijing, C,

Shanghai, or D, Macao.

Everybody reveal.

Correct answer is Beijing, that

was B.

Everybody got it right except


Peih-Gee, James, Todd, you each

have four.

Everybody else has three.

Peih-Gee, James, or Todd could

win it on this question.

Here we go.

In Chinese culture, receiving a

red envelope means that inside

is A, a love letter, B, cash, C,

a death notice, or D, a military

draft notice.

Make a choice.

Everybody reveal.

Reveal, James.

Everybody's all over the board

with this one.

The correct answer is B, cash.

Peih-Gee wins reward.

>> Congratulations.

>> PROBST: All right, Peih-Gee,

take a spot over on the jury


>> Bye, baby.

>> PROBST: All right, Peih-Gee,

so you're going to the Shaolin

Temple, a rare experience.

Choose two people to come with


>> I can't even look at you


I've got to pick Erik.

I'm sorry, but, like, we've been

so starving since, like, the

beginning of the season.

>> PROBST: Erik, take a spot

next to Peih-Gee.

>> Thank you, Peih-Gee.

>> PROBST: All right, Peih-Gee,

select one more person to join


>> I'll take Denise.

>> PROBST: Denise, join Peih-Gee

and Erik.


So everybody's going to go back

to camp together.

Try and get a little sleep,

because you're leaving very

early in the morning, Peih-Gee,

Erik, and Denise.

Have a good time.

Grab your torches, head back to


Good night, guys.

>> Hey, guys, the boat.

>> Go eat a lot of food.

>> You guys don't have too much

fun here without us.

>> We'll do our best.

>> Peih-Gee picked me to see the

Shaolin Temple.

I got such love right now for


But here I am, I'm going off

with Peih-Gee and Erik.

I'm concerned because sometimes

when you leave camp you don't

know what's going on, and when

you come back, you don't know

what to expect.

That makes me very, very


>> Bye, guys.

>> Have fun.

Run, Erik, run!

>> Bye, guys.

>> Hey, I think we should eat a

lot today.

>> Oh, yeah.

>> It will be nice to have the

four of us chilling in a big

bed, eating good food.

This is what I want.

This is what, like, a nine-day

advance sneak preview?

We all know that, which I think

we're okay with.

When Denise, Peih-Gee, and Erik

left for their reward, we were

all kind of like, "Oh, this is

nice to have the four of us.

It could be this way.

We could keep it this way."

And there was no arguing.

>> Right now, the four of us are

in the proverbial Garden of


The Lord said, "Don't bite that


If Eve would have listened, they

would be frolicking naked in


I just want us to frolic naked

as long as we can.

So don't be tempted by Peih-Gee

and Erik.

Don't bite the apple.

Leave it alone.

>> We're in the top seven, soon

to be top four.

>> Yeah.

>> Right now, I'm just kind of

going along with everyone,

saying "Yeah, we're top four.


But in all reality, I don't feel

comfortable going to the final

three with any of them.

This is the time in the game

that a change needs to be made.

This is my chance to make

something else happen the way I

want it to happen.

>> Whoo-hoo!

>> Yeah!

>> You ever been on a private


>> I've never been on, like, a

charter jet before.

>> Oh, yeah.

>> It was a ridiculous contrast,

because we're still, like, in

crazy rags and we stink.

>> Here we are sitting in the

lap of luxury like millionaires


>> You and I didn't have to win.

>> Exactly.

>> Peih-Gee graced us.

>> Whoo-hoo!

>> Thank you for having us.

>> You're welcome.

>> Here's to us flying high in

the skies.

>> Living large.

>> You guys realize that after

last night, we could be final


Right now, the three of us,

that's three votes.

There's only seven people left.

We could get James to go with


That's four of us.

That would be the majority.

We could pick off... who would

it be, Todd?

What do you think about that?

>> You never know what's going

to happen, though.

That's what this game is all


>> Peih-Gee is working her


She needs to do whatever she can

to get further along in this


Peih-Gee and Erik are definitely

on the outsides, but you don't

want to make enemies, so, I

mean, we're just going to have

to wait and see what happens at

this point.

>> Welcome to Shaolin Temple.

>> Being Chinese, it was really

great to be able to experience

something that up until now had

kind of been, like, a separate

foreign world to me.

I mean, a 1,500-year-old Shaolin

temple, and it's huge.

You could see monks playing

music, some meditating.

You know, these are, like,

Shaolin monks and they're

renowned for their martial arts


>> Yeah, I've been actually

taking karate classes and I

opened my own school.

My black belt is coming up.

>> Cool.

>> Eight years.

So just... I started when I was

32, and I'm 40 now.

So still a student.

Some might say.

Not me yet.

Out of all the rewards that have

come up, this is the one I

wanted to go on the most.

The Shaolin Temple.

It's 1,500 years old.

I mean, just to look around and

see over 1,000 years of culture

and the beginnings of the actual

martial arts themselves is just

so incredible for me.

It's just an amazing thing.

The demonstration was fantastic.

I mean, it takes years of

practice just to get a single

form down, and these guys were

doing it with hardly any effort.

>> After the main kung fu

exhibition, the cutest kids came


Denise and Peih-Gee and I were

allowed to go down, and they

were teaching us some moves.

>> Going to burn off those


>> Are you getting this, Denise?

You're getting it for sure.

>> A little demonstration.

>> Sure, put me on the spot.

>> Yeah, that's right.

>> It was cool to see Denise do

that karate.

I was impressed.

I was, like, "No way.

Denise, who knew?"

>> At this point, I could not

thank Peih-Gee enough for

picking me for this reward.

To take that experience back

home for the rest of my life,

there's no words to really

describe that.

>> Wow!

Do we just dig in?

>> I guess so.

>> We've forgotten what to do

with food.

>> Oh, that's good.

>> That's sweet and sour, huh?

>> Mmm!

Oh, my god.

It's so good.

We've been squatting on logs

eating out of, like, dirty


So, like, suddenly we're ushered

into this, like, magical setting

in the middle of the temple


I mean, it was... it was really,

really cool.

What did you think of that

demonstration, huh?

In those guys are crazy out


>> That was cool, huh?

>> It was so awesome.

>> I've never seen anything like


>> It's an amazing reward.

Oh, my god, this is our room,

you guys.

>> Beautiful.

>> This is really cool.

>> Good night.

Thank you for such a good day.

>> Good night.

>> Good night.

>> We got to sleep in, like, a

little temple room, and they set

up mats.

And, I mean, it was just... it

was crazy.

Like, you couldn't... I don't

think you could, like, pay to do

something like that.

My neck is still on the line.

People still want me out.

But being at the temple, it

really gives me inspiration, you

know, for me to really to keep

on truckin'.

>> Yeah.

>> This rainstorm is hell.

When you're sitting in a muddy

hole in a swimming suit that

you've been wearing for a month,

crammed, hunched over like this,

looking out, praying for the

clouds to go away... I'm done

with the rain, done.

Oh, my gosh.

>> They're back.

>> When we came back to camp

this afternoon, there was nobody

around, and I didn't understand

where everybody was.

Amanda came out to greet


Nobody's going to come out to

greet Peih-Gee and Erik.

>> Hey.

How was your kung fu?

>> It was pretty sweet.

>> It was?

>> Yeah, it was really cool.

>> That's cool.

>> Where is everybody, in the


>> Yeah.

>> Hey, guys.

I won't lie.

It was, like, pretty cool.

The three of us, we had this

great experience.

We get back here, and it is,

like, a mess.

And, obviously, they're like

miserable rats here.

>> So what did you guys do?

>> You flew somewhere?

>> Yeah.

>> It was pretty cool.

It was, like, a little small jet

and we had pistachios and a

bottle of champagne.

We get there and we walked

around and they showed us a bit

of the stuff.

>> You're lying.


>> No, they were, like, pecan


>> I was about to push you back

in the mud.

>> The cave was the best thing I

have right now.

The cave is my happy place.

What I don't want, like, is

everyone and their damn mother

decides that they like the cave,


It's like, you know, Peih-Gee

comes sidling up in there.

And I'm like, "I'm going to kill


And then you want to start

talking about... no, get out of


Get out.

No talking in the cave.

>> We're all really happy that

you guys got to go, especially


>> Man.


Peih-Gee is not my idea of fun.

She is annoying as hell.

She goes to Denise and is like,

"We should vote out Todd, dah,

dah, dah."

And I'm thinking, "Bitch, do you

expect anybody to get up on your



Good job, because now I hate

your guts.

Thank you.

>> Oh, no!

>> That's true.

>> Yeah.

>> Yeah, I get it.

Erik's not that smart.

If I were to go from nice happy

five to the evil two... I'm not

going to eat that apple.

They can tempt me all they want,

but I'm just not having it.

He should know that.

He should know that I'm really

not going to flip on nobody.

It's pointless.

>> I'm over the bamboo.

>> Yeah.

>> Oh, gosh.

"Practice, practice, practice,

anyone can win this game.

Arrogance breeds complacency.

Remember that when you lose your


So we're just flinging stars at


Like, isn't this kind of


>> When we go back... I have

been up all night, thinking of

our situation.

I have a really good idea.

We get rid of James tonight.

I do.

Because the thing is, to get

James out, he can't expect it,

and he doesn't expect it right


I came up with a plan to get rid

of James, because he's in

control right now, because he

has the immunity idols.

So he definitely has to be

blindsided tonight.

We're pretty much, like, just

giving James a top three spot

right now.

And he deserves to win a million


I would give James a million


He's done the most around camp.

He's been, like, crazy good in


There's no other time to get rid

of James other than right now.

>> Okay, that sounds good.

>> Is that a good idea?

>> Yeah.

>> James keeps telling everyone,

"Stay away from the apple.

Don't eat the apple.

This is our final four, that's


I am not only ready to bite the

apple, I am ready to make the

whole frickin' pie.

All we have to do is make sure

he doesn't win immunity today.

>> PROBST: Come on in, guys!

Final seven.

You ready to get to today's

immunity challenge?

>> Yeah.

>> PROBST: First things first,

Peih-Gee, time to give it up.

>> Oh, come back soon.

>> PROBST: Once again, immunity

is back up for grabs.

For today's challenge, you will

each throw three stars at a

series of targets, each worth

different points.

Hit any part of the target, and

get one, two, or three points.

Hit the heart itself, you get

five points.

The three people with the

highest scores at the end of the

first round move on to a sudden

death round, where you only get

one throw.

The person with the highest

score wins immunity, is safe

tonight at tribal council,

guaranteed a one in-- what,


>> Six!

>> PROBST: ...shot at a million


We'll draw for spots, we'll get


Peih-Gee is up first.

>> All right.

>> PROBST: Three stars.

Looking to score as many points

as you can.

First toss, in the ground.

>> I suck.

>> PROBST: Peih-Gee hits the

board, no score.

One throw left.

You need to get some points


Oh, hits the black but bounces


Peih-Gee scores zero.

Next up, Todd.

The mark to beat is zero.

Todd with his first throw.

Oh, just misses.

Second shot.


One star left.

Todd scores three.

You move into the first spot.

Three is now the mark to beat.

>> Too high, too low, right in



>> PROBST: Erik, you're up.

Southpaw scores with three his

first throw.

Just misses another three.

>> Oh!

>> So close.

>> PROBST: Another three.

Erik scores six points, moves

into first place.

Todd slides down in second


>> Good job, Erik, that was


>> PROBST: ...with three points.

Courtney, you're up.

>> Come on, Court.

>> Thanks, Amanda.

>> PROBST: One point gets you

into the top three, Courtney.

>> Well, we'll see how this


>> PROBST: Courtney nails a

three, moving you into second

place already.

>> Oh, a score!

>> Good job, babe.

>> PROBST: Courtney just misses

the three.

You hit the two.

That is five points total.

And Courtney with another one.

That's six.

Courtney moves into the top

position with Erik.

Courtney now has six, Erik has

six, Todd has three.

Peih-Gee you're out of the


James, you're up.

Three is now the score to beat.

You've got to have three to get

into the top three.

James throws that flat.

James scores three.

James scores another three.

>> Whoa!

>> PROBST: James now has six.

>> Good job, James.

>> PROBST: James, move up here,

James, Courtney, Erik, each with


Todd is now out of the running.

Amanda, you're up.

Nice soft toss gets Amanda


Oh, hits the three but it

bounces off.

You need another three at least.

And she just gets it.

Amanda scores six.

It is now Amanda, James,

Courtney, and Erik, all tied at


Anything less than six, you are

out of this challenge.

Denise, you know what you have

to do.

Oh, first throw bounces off.

>> Come on, baby.

>> PROBST: Denise with a two.

Denise, one throw left.

You have only one thing you can

hit, and that is the heart for


Oh, just misses.

Bounces off, not enough for


We were looking for the top

three, but instead we have a top


Amanda, James, Courtney, and

Erik, all tied at six.

All four will move on to the

final round.

I'll go set it up.

For the final round you each get

one throw apiece.

The target is ten feet further


Courtney, you're up.

Courtney scores nothing.

Take a spot.

>> It's a little further this


>> PROBST: Amanda, you're up.

You know what you need to do.

>> Yep.

Amanda sitting on two.

You're currently in first place.

>> Good job, babe.

>> PROBST: Erik, you're up.

Erik scores three, moves into

first place.


Immunity and a guaranteed one in

six shot at winning this game if

you score more than three


You have one star to throw.

James can't do it.

Erik wins individual immunity.

Erik, come on over.

>> Good job, Erik.

>> Good job, man.

>> PROBST: Congratulations.

>> Thank you.

>> PROBST: You are safe tonight

at tribal council.

For the rest of you, after 30

days, this game will come to an

end for one of you.

See you guys at tribal.

Head on back.

>> Good job, Erik.

>> Yeah, good job.

>> Congratulations, man.

>> Thank you.

>> Well, the immunity challenge

was okay.

I mean, Erik got the immunity.

So we get rid of Peih-Gee

tonight, and then after that,

focus on getting rid of Erik,

and then it's all cake after


>> Okay.

>> We're pretty much giving

James a top three position right

now, because you know everyone

is going to vote for him.

I guarantee you.

Why don't we take control and

vote him out tonight?

>> I just worry, honestly, more

about getting Erik and Peih-Gee

anywhere near, because they are

the fighters.

>> She hasn't won anything.

>> She won two in a row!

>> Yeah, but, see, the next

challenge, if Peih-Gee has

immunity, then Erik goes.

If not, then Peih-Gee goes.

You see what I'm saying?

>> Yeah.

>> What do you want to do?

>> I will do what everybody

feels most comfortable


I don't care what that is.

>> There is a chance that James

could use the hidden immunity


I mean, why not, you know?

If he pulls out the idol, all of

our votes for James go away, so

we just have to continue to

convince him that we're voting

Peih-Gee out-- basically, lie to

his face, which hurts really

bad, especially since I like the


But I like a million dollars,


>> I hope we can keep

redeeming ourself.

Erik, look at this.

There's one last card I could

play, which is that I'm pretty

sure that James has the immunity


So I'm going to try.

I'm still going to talk to

them and see.

I don't want to go out without a

fight, you know?

>> Yes.

I'm not stupid, Peih-Gee.

>> No, no, no.


>> I'm debating, as far as

whether I would go along with


On one hand, if I voted for Todd

and then James gave the idol and

Todd was gone, that would be

kind of good, but then I'm

risking a lot by doing that.

>> That girl there, she's on her


>> I know.

>> Which I don't blame her.

That's how she's supposed to be.

>> Exactly.

She knows she's leaving tonight.

She knows.

No, she knows.

>> Then we go with the good


Why play around with it?

It's right there.

>> I know.

>> It's right there.

>> I've been the main guy trying

to hold this thing together, and

that's what I'm going to do.

Tonight is pivotal.

We get past tonight, I'm good.

If I get a sense that somebody

is going to do something they're

not supposed to do, I will play

the idol.

I'd have to.

>> PROBST: We'll now bring in

the members of your jury.

Jaime, Jean-Robert, and Frosti,

voted out at the last tribal


First thing I've got to ask--

Denise, you are beaming like I

have not seen you beam in 30


Tell me about the reward.

>> It was so much fun, Jeff.

The energy just from being in

the temple, I mean, it just gave

me such a lift.

I mean, I got plenty of energy

now to go the rest of the time.

>> PROBST: Peih-Gee, have you

tried to penetrate this former

Fei Long group?

>> Yeah.

I mean, it's still like butting

against a brick wall because

they're just absolutely

convinced it's numbers, it's


>> PROBST: James, for all the

talk of Fei Long sticking

together, Peih-Gee is still in

this game, just like you.

>> Yes, she is.

>> PROBST: So whatever she was

doing, it's working just like

your strategy.

>> It is working.

I mean, she's doing what she's

supposed to do.

She's working hard at it.

She's been working hard at it

all day.

But I'm like this-- it's so much

easier to fight from a definite

five than it is to guess and

take a chance.

But as far as right now, there's

still a Zhan Hu here, and you

get them off.

You know, why are we going to

allow them to keep on losing to

win, or just slide in?

>> That's not accurate because,

after all, who has been winning

individual immunity?

Oh, Erik, that's a lovely

necklace you've got on.

So calling us losers isn't going

to make us too happy.

You guys have to realize these

are going to be people that

eventually you're going to want

voting for you in the end,


>> PROBST: Todd, scale of one to

ten, how important is trust?

>> Trust is huge.

I'd say probably a ten.

If you don't have that necklace

around your neck, you know, what

else can you do?

>> PROBST: Well, the opposite

would be not trust.

>> Yeah, I mean, it's kind of

like keep your friends close,

keep your enemies closer, you


>> PROBST: Denise, what's your

take on trust?

>> I don't trust anybody at all.

You say, "Okay, I make a pact

with you," but then four other

people decide, "You know, that's

not a very good pact, so we're

going to take you out before we

take the other person out."

You know, you never know if it's

going to be you.

>> PROBST: James, is it possible

you could trust somebody at this


>> It's possible in a way if you

have the same strategy, if you

have the same goal with them.

That's the only time you could

really trust somebody.

If you know that they really

need you and you really need

them, you all bond together.

But if not, you really can't

trust anybody.

>> PROBST: Who here will admit

that they're not overly

concerned that it could be them


( laughter )

So after this entire tribal

council, five strong, two weak,

everybody here truly feels it

could be them.

Peih-Gee, what do you think your

odds are?

There's only two Zhan Hu left,

and Erik is wearing individual


>> Hey, man, I've never harbored

any illusions to the contrary.

So I've never been in doubt

about my place in this group.

I've been expecting it to be me

every single night.

Tonight's no different.

>> PROBST: All right, let's get

to the vote.

Erik, you have immunity.

If you wanted to give it to

somebody you could.

No chance.

Erik is the only person you

cannot vote for.

Everybody else is fair game.

It is time to vote.

Amanda, you're up.

>> Just a little insurance, I


>> If he'd lost you'd still be


Hope this works.

If not, I'm scared for my life.

>> PROBST: I'll go tally the


Once the votes are read, the

decision is final.

The person voted out will be

asked to leave the tribal

council area immediately.

If anyone has a hidden immunity

idol, now would be the time to

play it.

I'll read the votes.

First vote, Todd.


One vote Todd, one vote James.


One vote Todd, one vote James,

one vote Peih-Gee.


Two votes James, one vote Todd,

one vote Peih-Gee.


That's three votes James, one

vote Todd, one vote Peih-Gee.

Tenth person voted out and the

fourth member of our jury,


That's four.

That's enough.

You need to bring me your torch.

James, the tribe has spoken.

Time for you to go.

>> PROBST: Tonight's tribal

council said it all.

You have nine days left.

They're going to be interesting.

Grab your torches.

Head back to camp.

Good night.

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The tribe is overwhelmed with


Amanda turns on her closest


And everyone's fate is in the

hands of Denise.

>> I'm definitely the swing vote


For me, personally, I mean, this

is do or die.

>> I have the two idols, I guess

I should have played them.

I'm kind of disappointed in


I kind of caught a feeling, but

I still didn't do it.

Dealing with those people and

trying to hold those Froot Loops

together this whole damn time,

it was killing me.

You can't be angry with anybody.

It's a game.

I mean, they played their best


They did what they were supposed

to do.

I rolled the dice too many times

and I just got caught off.