Bamboozled is the thirteenth episode of Survivor: Panama.


Night 30

With the final five, Aras is explaining to Shane about the vote and why it wasn't Danielle. Shane makes a confessional about how he was shocked about the vote. Cirie talks to Shane about what happened at Tribal Council. In a confessional, Cirie describes returning to camp was uncomfortable due to Shane. Shane told Cirie that he should have been told of the situation and that he, her and Aras have the numbers. Shane declares that Danielle is next to go if Terry has Immunity. Shane asked Cirie to not pull any fast ones on him, with Cirie agreed. Shane said that Courtney would be the easiest to take to the final two, but is assured that he is going to the final four with his alliance. Shane openly states that he is glad that Courtney is gone. Terry asked what he was really feeling but Shane stayed to his statement.

Day 31

Aras makes a comment about how calm camp is. Shane just says it's calm and wonder why. Terry makes a confessional about his latest failed attempt to control the game. He says that he is fine with Danielle on the chopping block.

The castaways arrive at the Reward Challenge, which was Second Chance. In this case, the challenge involves carrying items from the third Immunity Challenge (a bag), the second Reward Challenge (a wooden snake) and the fifth Reward Challenge (a fish). The two who makes it to the final will go through the wooden tunnels from the end of second Immunity Challenge. The Winner would spend time with their loved one and determine how much time the others get with theirs. In the first round, Danielle and Terry were the first two to get bags. They were followed by Aras and Cirie, eliminating Shane from the challenge. In the second round, everyone was even. However, Danielle, Aras, and Terry all reach the finish line first, eliminating Cirie from the challenge. In the third round, Aras came in first, followed by Terry. In the final round, Aras initially had the lead because Terry dropped his fish. However, Aras loses his bag near the end. This allows Terry to win the challenge.

The Loved ones arrive. Terry's wife Trish arrives. She is followed by Aras' mom Teresa, Danielle's mom Denise, Cirie's Husband HB, and Shane's son Boston. Everyone is excited to see their loved ones, especially Shane. Jeff explains the reward. Two pairs will go to an overnight stay at a resort with plenty of food and separate rooms. One castaway will go back to with their loved one. One will hug their loved one, and the remaining person would be exiled without interacting with their loved one. Terry picked himself and Shane to go to the resort. Terry picks Cirie and H.B. to go back to camp. In the final call, Terry lets Aras hug his mom, disappointing Danielle. Aras asks his mom to prepare a meal for him. Danielle's Mom lets her know that she and the family love her so much. Everyone headed out to where they were designated.

At exile, Danielle expresses her disappointment of not being to be with her mom. She chops a coconut with the machete, pretending its Terry's head. In a confessional, Danielle says that Terry is gunning for her because she screwed his plan of taking Courtney to the final two. But she didn't care, Danielle was not going to sit and cry about it, even though she's upset.

At the Gitanos camp, Cirie describes what she ate during her stint on the show and shows HB around camp. She says in a confessional that he was not expecting how primitive life is. Cirie and Aras explain how things work at camp. Cirie describes her husband as a couch potato just like her. HB was surprised that the dirty water was for drinking instead of being used for foot cleaning. Cirie then states that she feels like she has been underestimating herself her whole life and can do anything.

At the resort, Shane and Terry are ecstatic by the everyday food in the fridge. Terry then describes along with the Pizza, what other foods they have, including Bacon. Terry's wife, Trish makes a confessional about how shocking it was to see Terry in that condition. Shane explains to Boston about his experience on Survivor so far. Shane said that if he could only win one reward and lose the rest of them, this was the one to win or least go on. Shane states that he is glad he didn't quit. Later, Terry talks about the game with Trish and shows her the Hidden Immunity Idol. Terry makes a confessional about the conversation and how she interjected herself into the game. Shane and Trish take about the game and how is it going to end. In a confessional, Shane said that Trish is more competitive than her husband is. Shane and Boston hang out with other. Boston talks about Shane's game and how he misses his father, who was like a brother to him. Terry and Trish turn in for the night. Terry makes a confessional about he doesn't care about the bed but being with his wife that makes him happy.

Day 32

No footage from Day 32 was shown or went unlabeled during the loved ones visit.

Day 33

At Gitanos, Cirie asks HB to do some camp chores. He makes a confessional about it, complaining about how he just woke up. Cirie says she is doing this to preserve her and Aras' energy and says that HB doesn't mind. In a confessional, HB says otherwise but does this as he is not going to be there so he is willing to help. The boat arrives to take HB back. Cirie and HB say their goodbyes. HB expresses how proud of he is of Cirie. As HB leaves, Cirie states that she is doing this not for herself, but for her family.

Another boat with Shane and Terry both return from the reward. Aras asks them about the reward. At the fire pit, Terry explains to Aras for delegation of the loved ones. Aras didn't like how Terry said it because Danielle was 24 and it was just her mom. Terry tries to justify this by saying once you marry, you have no choice but to pick your spouse. This did not go over well with Aras, who felt Terry was saying his rock (Trish) was more important that Aras' rock (his mom). The men continue to talk about the issue, with both of them making confessionals about the conversation.

Shane, Aras, Terry, and Cirie arrive for the challenge. Danielle returns from Exile Island. When asked about her experience, Danielle said it was more pleasant due to better weather. Jeff explains how the challenge works. Everyone was relatively even, except for Shane who didn't get water in his bucket. However, Terry had a slight lead and eventually won the challenge. Terry celebrates his victory, which prompts Shane to tell him to "shaddap". Everyone dove off the platform except Cirie. Shane mimics Probst's usual line and adds "dun dun dun".

Back a camp, Everyone makes a confessional about he is guaranteed a spot in the final three. Terry and Shane talk about Danielle, who is alone. Shane says she is going next. In a confessional, Shane talks about his safety due to his alliance. Terry offers Shane a final two pact. Terry did this because he believes he could win easily against Shane. Aras and Danielle talk about Shane. Aras states in a confessional that he has no loyalty to Shane anymore because the latter wanted to take Courtney to the final two. Aras then talks to Cirie about voting out Shane. Aras talks in a confessional. Danielle talks about how Shane and Terry are gunning for her and her bonds with Aras and especially Cirie. Shane talks to Cirie about voting out Danielle then followed by Aras. Cirie talks about how the vote is going to happen and states that she thinks that Danielle could be her. Shane makes another confessional about his comfortability in his alliance. Shane congratulates Aras for making to the final four.

At Tribal Council, Terry was asked about his allocating the loved ones. Cirie and Shane were asked about their experiences with their loved ones. Aras is asked about Terry's winning streak. He said that you can win as many challenges you want, you have to win people over. When the questioning was complete, it was time to vote. Aras votes against Shane. Shane votes against Danielle. When the votes came, the first vote was Danielle. The next votes were for Shane, who made various expressions when he saw votes with his name on them. Shane's jaw dropped when he was voted out. Before his torch was snuffed, Shane declared he was one minute from having an Ice Cream bar.


Challenge: Second Chance
This challenge is a seasonal 'learn from past mistakes' challenge. The five castaways must dig in a marked area for a buried bag. First four move on. Those four take it through a commando crawl, climb to a raised bar, untie a wooden snake, climb back down, take both through another commando crawl, and over a sandhill. First three move on. Those people take the bag and snake over a sandhill into a pool, untie a hanging fish, and take all three over another sandhill. First two move on. The final two take all three items with them through a cage-like network of ladders to the finish.
Reward: The winner gets a chance to decide who will get to see their loved one and how much time they will spend with them.
Winner: Terry Deitz (shared with Shane Powers, exiled Danielle DiLorenzo)

Challenge: Perch
Each tribe member will stand on top of a wooden pillar in the water. Lowering a bucket, castaways must lower a bucket into the water. Then they must dump the water into a bamboo shoot, raising a flag.
Winner: Terry Deitz

Tribal Council

Tribal Council 11:
S12 shane t
Shane (3 votes)
S12 aras tS12 cirie tS12 danielle t
Aras, Cirie, Danielle
S12 aras t
Aras (1 vote)
S12 terry t
S12 danielle t
Danielle (1 vote)
S12 shane t
S12 shane bw
Shane Powers

Voting Confessionals

Danielle did not say anything when she voted.

S12 aras t

(voting against Shane) Shane, sorry, brother. You backstabbed me, dude, and I found out. Maybe we'll get a coke afterwards.

S12 shane t

(voting against Danielle) Okay, now I meant this week. I'm sorry. This week. You don't have to fight over food anymore.

S12 terry t

(voting against Aras) How many times do I have to say this? You're still the number one threat.

S12 cirie t

(voting against Shane) Um, you said, at some point, you had to start protecting yourself, and this becomes an individual game. This is nothing personal; um, hopefully, you don't take it personally. My door is always open. I'm gonna leave the ball in your field - I mean, the ball in your court. Love you, sorry.

Final Words

S12 shane bw

Ah, I got duped. I was blindsided. I really thought me, Aras and Cirie were locked in. This will be the toughest thing I ever do in the history my life. I just want to tell you BoBo that I love you so much. I am sorry I didn't win. I tried my hardest. Daddy is proud of himself although I am disappointed. And I love you.

Still in the Running

S12 tina bw
S12 melinda bw
S12 misty bw
S12 ruthmarie bw
S12 bobby bw
S12 dan bw
S12 nick bw
S12 austin bw
S12 sally bw
S12 bruce bw
S12 courtney bw
S12 shane bw
S12 aras t
S12 cirie t
S12 danielle t
S12 terry t


  • After Shane's elimination, Terry was the only remaining member of the original La Mina tribe. In a rather interesting coincidence, after Shane was voted out, all four starting tribes were represented in the final four, with Aras, Cirie, Danielle, and Terry representing Viveros, Bayoneta, Casaya, and La Mina respectively.
    • The final four would all eventually compete again in future seasons.
  • This episode marks the first and so far only time that more than two people received votes at a final five Tribal Council.
  • Shane's son Boston Powers is the youngest person ever to appear on the series during the course of game play.


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