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A Big Surprise... and Another is the twelfth episode of Survivor: Thailand.


Day 31

Day 32

Day 33


Challenge: Thai Menu
The loved ones will compete against each other in a bug-eating contest. If a loved one does not want to cooperate, they will be disqualified from the challenge, going home without any hugs from their survivor. The last loved one to finish their food is eliminated. Last one standing wins. The win will be counted as a victory for their survivor.
Reward: The winning loved one will stay at the Chuay Jai camp for 24 hours.
Winner: Helen Glover

Challenge: Cube Crisis
Tied with their loved one, the survivors had to gather their own misshapen pieces from a nearby pile and fit the assorted, oversized pieces in such a way that they construct a colored cube. The first person to have successfully constructed their colored cube wins Immunity.
Winner: Ted Rogers, Jr.

Tribal Council

Tribal Council 11:
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Jake (5 votes)
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Brian, Clay, Helen, Jan, Ted
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Jan (1 vote)
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Jake Billingsley

Voting Confessionals

Brian's vote was not revealed during his voting confessional.

(voting for Jake) Jake, let bygones be bygones. Look, we're too close of neighbors to be enemies.

Clay Jordan

(voting for Jake) Positivity goes a long, long way, my friend. You need a bit more positivity in your life.

Brian Heidik

Final Words

I'm almost 61. In fact, I'll be 61 here just real quick. So, I was kind of looking forward to a little retirement income, but you know what? When one door shuts, another always opens. And I had such a grand experience here. I'll go back home to Texas, and I'll be back with my Jenny, and I'll be the happiest little guy in the world.

Jake Billingsley

Still in the Running

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 Shii Ann
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Chuay Jai
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Chuay Jai
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Chuay Jai
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Chuay Jai
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  • This week's Reward Challenge is the first to have the loved ones compete in an exotic food challenge. This is also the first time the loved ones returned to aid the survivors at the Immunity Challenge.
  • With Jake Billingsley's elimination, all the members of the Sook Jai tribe have been eliminated.
  • Jake's vote for Jan Gentry was not revealed to the tribe.


Survivor: Thailand Episodes
"The Importance of Being Eldest" · "The Great Divide" · "Family Values" · "Gender Bender" · "The Ocean's Surprise" · "The Power of One" · "Assumptions" · "Sleeping with the Enemy" · "Desperate Measures" · "While the Cats Are Away" · "The First 30 Days" · "A Big Surprise... and Another" · "The Tides Are Turning" · "Slip Through Your Fingers" · "Reunion"