A Thoughtful Gesture or a Deceptive Plan is the twelfth episode of Survivor: All-Stars.


Day 28

As Chaboga Mogo returned from Tribal Council, they realized that heavy rainfall had reduced their fire significantly. When the castaways gathered for a challenge, they were shocked to hear that it would be for reward and immunity. The castaways were given a taste of the videos from home. The teams for the challenge were Alicia Calaway, Amber Brkich, Rob Mariano, and Shii Ann Huang versus Jenna Lewis, Kathy Vavrick-O'Brien, Rupert Boneham, and Tom Buchanan. Alicia's team took an early lead and won the reward. Rob quickly solved the puzzle to slide his knife out, and chopped the rope to raise his flag, winning immunity. Rob chose to forgo seeing his video so everybody could receive letters from home. After everyone finished reading their letters from home, Kathy attempted to break the Chapera Alliance by telling Rupert and Tom that Amber, Jenna L., and Boston Rob wouldn't allow anyone else to reach the final three. In the end, Kathy's efforts to break the Chapera alliance failed, and she was voted out 6-2, becoming the second member of the jury.


Reward/Immunity Challenge: Big Bad-O Course
For the first half of the challenge, the Chaboga Mogo tribe will be divided into two teams of four, which would compete in an obstacle course. The first team to finish the course wins reward and the right to compete at the immunity half of the challenge. The immunity portion requires the players to solve a slide puzzle where they must have the piece with the knife be removed from the central slot. The first player to use the knife to cut a rope to raise a flag wins immunity.
Reward: Rain parkas, letters from home and eligibility to compete in the Immunity Challenge.
Additional Stipulation: The winner of the Immunity Challenge also wins their full video from home.
Winner (team reward): Light Blue Team (Alicia Calaway, Amber Brkich, Rob Mariano, and Shii Ann Huang
Winner (individual immunity): Rob Mariano(gave up full video so that everyone received their letters)

Tribal Council

Tribal Council 10:
Chaboga Mogo
S8 kathy t
Kathy (6 votes)
S8 alicia tS8 amber tS8 jennal t
S8 robm tS8 rupert tS8 tom t
Alicia, Amber, Jenna L., Rob M., Rupert, Tom
S8 amber t
Amber (2 votes)
S8 kathy tS8 shiiann t
Kathy, Shii Ann
S8 kathy bw
Kathy Vavrick-O'Brien

Voting Confessionals

(voting against Amber) Amber, same old vote. You need to play a new game or else you're not going to make it. See you later.


(voting against Kathy) Kathy, I don't discredit you for trying, but you didn't honestly think I was gonna let you win?

Rob M.

Final Words

Damn! I can't believe I got voted off. Bugger! I can't believe. I thought Rob was going to be there for me. It was stupid, actually. It was a stupid play. Argh! But that's what happens when you put too much trust and loyalty into your thought process out here. I wish I got further. I wanted that million bucks so bad 'cause I got robbed last time.

Kathy Vavrick-O'Brien

Still in the Running

S8 tina bw
S8 rudy bw
 Jenna M.
S8 jennam bw
 Rob C.
S8 robc bw
S8 richard bw
S8 susan bw
S8 colby bw
S8 ethan bw
S8 jerri bw
S8 lex bw
S8 kathy bw
Chaboga Mogo
S8 alicia t
Chaboga Mogo
S8 amber t
 Jenna L.
Chaboga Mogo
S8 jennal t
 Rob M.
Chaboga Mogo
S8 robm t
Chaboga Mogo
S8 rupert t
 Shii Ann
Chaboga Mogo
S8 shiiann t
Chaboga Mogo
S8 tom t


  • Kathy is the first female returning player to be a jury member more than once.
  • With this episode, Shii Ann is the last original member of the original Mogo Mogo tribe.


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