Survivor: Nicaragua Episodes

2010, TV Show

Survivor: Nicaragua Episode: "We Did It Guys"

Season 21, Episode 11
Episode Synopsis: Highlights from the season and previously unaired footage are presented.
Original Air Date: Nov 24, 2010

Survivor: Nicaragua Episode Recap: "You Started, You're Finishing" Season 21, Episode 11

It's quittin' time on this week's Survivor, with not one but two castaways threatening to walk early in the episode. We finally find out what Purple Kelly has been up to in the past 28 days — apparently hiding from the elements and complaining about the rain and cold. Upon the return from the last Tribal Council, she is also discouraged to find out her entire alliance turned and voted for Brenda, leaving her in the dark. She must be too busy crying in her confessionals to strategize with her alliance!

The rain comes down fast and furious, and as Purple Kelly huddles under the shelter, NaOnka decides it's time to leave the game. She even presents Chase with "the key to the game," her hidden immunity idol. When the rest of the tribe gets wind of NaOnka and Purple Kelly's plans to quit, everybody is thrilled — except Sash, who is counting on an alliance with them now that Brenda is out of the game.

The tribe heads to this week's reward challenge to compete for a night at the Survivor cinema watching the new Jack Black movie Gulliver's Travels. The challenge is appropriately inspired by the film, as two teams race through a series of obstacles carrying a giant — and heavy — stuffed "Gulliver." After the schoolyard pick, both teams understandably pass over Dan, who chooses to support the blue team. He makes the right choice, but after Jeff informs them of their reward, NaOnka raises her hand and has something to say. She explains that she's given "110 percent," but her body is tired and she cannot continue in the game. Jeff asks if there is anybody else who wants to quit, and Purple Kelly speaks up. Jeff tells them to take the afternoon and consider that decision before an impromptu Tribal Council that night. Jeff is rightfully angry, and makes good points that both women are only 11 days away from one million dollars, and they can either be known as players in the game or quitters nobody ever remembers.

Jeff then asks if there is any member from the winning team who will sit out the reward in order to provide the rest of the tribe with a new tarp and fresh supply of rice. Holly does not hesitate to stand up, but glares at NaOnka for deciding to enjoy the reward after announcing she will be quitting later that night. Holly says that inaction by NaOnka caused her to misjudge her personality, but Holly wasn't around 20 days earlier when NaOnka pushed Kelly B. to the ground!

Back at camp, Holly begs Purple Kelly to reconsider quitting. Holly's turnaround in this game has been nothing short of extraordinary. After stealing Dan's shoes, throwing hissy fits about snails, threatening to quit and then getting a pep talk from Jimmy Johnson, Holly has transformed into one of the most caring, selfless Survivors remaining in the game.

Meanwhile at the reward challenge, Chase, Benry, Dan and NaOnka snack on candy and hot dogs, even though NaOnka is still fully committed to leave the game that night. She admits she just wants to go out with a bang and does not feel she should forgo a reward she worked hard for.

After the film, the tribe reunites at a rainy Tribal Council. Jeff does everything he can to mask his disgust for quitters, but when he questions the rest of the tribe about the decision, they all agree that it's utterly ridiculous to quit the game, especially when you only have 11 days left. Jane even shares a little tough love with NaOnka and Kelly, telling them the real world is tough and does not tolerate any sort of player without the drive and determination necessary to succeed. She also adds that a lot of people around the world have it tougher than they do, and they're not playing the game of Survivor. Jeff asks NaOnka and Kelly for a final decision, and they both confirm they are quitting. When he asks what to do with their torches, NaOnka suggests "smuffing" them, which Jeff agrees to, but the torches will be kept at Tribal Council when they return as members of the jury.

What did you think about last night's episode? Were you surprised by NaOnka and Kelly's decision? And do you think they should be allowed to have a vote on the jury?

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It's quittin' time on this week's Survivor, with not one but two castaways threatening to walk early in the episode. We finally find out what Purple Kelly has been up to in the past 28 days — apparently hiding from the elements and complaining about the rain and cold. Upon the return from the last Tribal Council, she is also discouraged to find out her entire alliance turned and voted for Brenda, leaving her in the dark. She must be too busy crying in her confessionals to strategize with her alliance!

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Premiered: September 15, 2010, on CBS
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Premise: Twenty castaways, divided into two tribes of younger and older players, compete in Nicaragua for a $1 million top prize.

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