Crack in the Alliance is the tenth episode of Survivor: Borneo.
The day after Jenna Lewis' booting, the ex-Pagongs were upset with Sean Kenniff, whose alphabetical voting strategy put the nail in Jenna's coffin. Sean thinks that the other Tagis piggybacked off his vote, but he's still not convinced that an alliance exists.
|“||It's weird the day after anybody leaves there's just, there's just this void of, "Oh, wait," you know, "someone's... someone's not here."||”|
|“||Gervase was going to get voted off the last time but at the last minute they changed it to Jenna. And I think that that was the women's idea.||”|
|“||The sun is out, it's going to be a nice hot day. And it's quieter. Sorry, Jenna, but, man, you talk a lot.||”|
|“||It's like 11 days left. I'm totally shocked that I'm still here right now. If you look at it since the merger it's only been Pagong people being voted off. You know, so it's like... something's fishy going on. You know, they can deny an alliance all they want but there's got to be an alliance.||”|
|“||No, I'm not 100% sure. If there is an alliance, they are just voting "en bloc" but I don't know if there is one. I haven't been asked to partake in one or anything yet.||”|
|“||Dirk got four votes. Gretchen got four votes. Greg got four votes. Sean, come on, open your eyes. Sean is interesting because I'm debating right now if I want to vote him off at the next Council. Because he's so scared of hurting somebody's feelings by voting for them that he's voting alphabetical order. I mean, he led the way for Jenna to be kicked off yesterday.||”|
|“||And last night at the Council Sean realized that his vote impacted who gets voted off because we only needed to use three of our four allied people's votes to get Jenna ejected.||”|
|“||Whatever vote I was going to go they were going to copy. If I knew that I would certainly have abandoned this strategy earlier.||”|
|“||It's like Sean walked into this and somebody forgot to tell him it was a game. And he's very concerned about people's emotions and feelings, which is wonderful you know, if you're taking care of a pet. You know, not if you're playing a game called Survivor and the point of the game is to strategize and eliminate people.||”|
|“||It just felt a little scummy to me at the time but after last night where the remaining tribe members of both parties said we really don't care, it's just a game, every single one of them has tried to form a strategy with me personally.||”|
Meanwhile, Richard Hatch is delighted by the fact that he foiled Pagong's attempt to vote him out. He implies that he might stop catching fish until the remaining ex-Pagong members are gone.
|“||Now people are talking about planning and plotting and strategy. (chuckles) And it's just so funny. So utterly, utterly, utterly naive that there would be any room left to plot or strategize now.||”|
|“||Rich is very arrogant, very cocky and very, very overconfident. And I thought, you know what let's take Rich down a couple pegs.||”|
|“||Rich was this close to leaving last week. That was a good feeling. For me, it was just a great feeling. And you could see it's affected Rich. After those three votes, Rich was... he couldn't believe it. Rich even thinks I, uh... formed an alliance against him last night. Which I didn't.||”|
|“||When I fish is somewhat strategic. So I'm thinking to myself it would be a heck of a lot more valuable I guess to me, if I got fish after a couple more folks were gone. And I'll limit the fish that I'm getting so that I'm not out here working my ass off and people just expect that there will be lots of fish.||”|
|“||I don't blame him one bit for not worrying about fishing till there's five people. That's a lot of mouths to feed and they don't appreciate it.||”|
|“||There are analogies between my going out to the reef and hunting the fish and my picking off the tribe members one by one. I've been stalking them since before we got on the island. Bye-bye, baby. it's a slow, more methodical game here on the island with each of the tribe members than it is with the fish but there are similarities. That's probably the last fish I'll get until there are five. There are seven participants right now and I probably won't bother to get any more fish until there are five people.||”|
|“||Colleen and Gervase are just sitting over there and I'm like, "You backstabbers." First you want him out of here, and then you're all over the food.||”|
|“||My strategy all along has been to just play the role as a dumb redneck. People like think rednecks are so vulnerable and dumb they'll talk to them openly. Like Rich did. (laughs) you know, how he's going to burn everybody. Hopefully in the end the, the old redneck will burn the city slickers. So we'll see what happens. I've been knowing all along that I'm going to burn him but I didn't want to say anything to Kelly too early. I never trusted Rich. Of course I don't trust him. But am I doing a good job making him think I trust him? I hope it looks like I trust him now. Right now I don't trust anybody except for Kelly. I trust Kelly 100%. 100%, And she trusts me the same. We're like sisters.||”|
|“||I really like Sue a lot. We've bonded quite a bit in these 30 days.||”|
|“||And it'll be 20 years come this Easter that I lost my best friend. So, coming across Kelly, somebody I can hang with... that's a long... I ain't going to ... her. I'm not burning her.||”|
|“||The only person I trust is Sue, and sometimes I doubt that. It's getting to that point where you don't know who you can trust.||”|
|“||I'd rather just me and Kelly burn him. Just because it'll feel so good.||”|
|“||If the alliance were to break down and something else happened that I wasn't aware of I would shake those people's hands and say congratulations you, you know, brilliant good job, you got it because you've fooled me.||”|
|“||Me and Kelly are taking him down.||”|
A special announcement arrives in Tree Mail: Gervase Peterson's girlfriend has given birth to his fourth child. Gervase enjoys a cigar as his tribemates congratulate him.
|“||It's real simple. I have two kids from a previous relationship: Dawnelle's ten, Genelle is seven. I'm with Carmela now Kayla with her and now Gunner. You know, Kayla's two and Gunner's the new addition.||”|
|“||When I was brought up, if a girl was pregnant and wasn't married, you'd never even know it. I mean, they'd take her out of town or somewhere. It was that bad, you know. The girl could have had an abortion. I-I'll agree with an abortion. But not having kids out of wedlock.||”|
For the Reward Challenge, contestants must race across a series of tiles without falling in the water. Gervase beats out Richard to take the prize, earning himself a slice of pizza and a phone call home. Gervase offers everybody a small bite of the slice of pizza, with only Rudy declining to take a bite.
|“||Ten more days-- it'll all be over. I'll probably never see these people again. The way I want it.||”|
Gervase gets to talk to his girlfriend and hear his new baby for the first time.
|“||Going to make my phone call to my family. See how everybody's doing, make sure they're doing good.||”|
|“||I certainly don't judge him for being not married and having kids. I mean, he had one relationship, and then he had another relationship, and he seems to be in a relationship now with a woman where he's had two children, and is working toward a committed, long-term relationship to parent those children together.||”|
|“||I don't agree with babies out of wedlock that kind of garbage, you know? Half of the problem they got in this country today, there's no family life. And then they're blaming the schools. It starts way before them kids go to school. They need a family. They need somebody beating them in the head.||”|
Meanwhile, Kelly is feeling uneasy about being part of an alliance, feeling that it's too conniving. She feels as if she has "crossed to the dark side," so she thinks about jumping ship.
|“||This is not what I thought it was going to be like. It's not about surviving the elements. It's about surviving yourself. I didn't want to be a part of the alliance because I thought it was conniving and dirty and untrue to myself.||”|
|“||I don't think Kelly really wanted to make an alliance with anybody here in Tagi. I think they kind of strong-armed Kelly into making an alliance and joining their team, and it's really affected her personally, like, as a tug-of-war on the inside.||”|
|“||It's not worth it to feel like ... for the rest of your life, um, for a little bit of money, and your 15 minutes. You know, I kind of feel like Luke Skywalker, or something. I crossed over to the dark side for a moment. I don't like playing the game that way. Making a deal with Rich is kind of like making a deal with the devil. I decided a while ago not to be part of the big alliance. I've been pretty much letting Rich think that I'm still part of his little mind-game, follower thing the whole time, basically, because I figured if I did tell him that I grew a conscience and I didn't want to be his little follower anymore that he would turn around and shut me down, which I'm certain he would have, so, I'm glad I didn't... I didn't tell him.||”|
|“||Do I just kind of roll over and let Rich decide how it's all going to play out or do I try and beat him at his own damn game?||”|
|“||Kelly is really hard for me to talk with about voting and about alliances. I mean, because she could really be in for forming an alliance because you see her now being kind of pulled back and forth, you know? In one way, I think, she feels that she wants to, like, have fun and be young and, like, she said it. She was just like, "I can't believe I'm in this group with these people." She's like, "It's awful."||”|
The Immunity Challenge requires the contestants to start a fire on the beach using driftwood. Richard ultimately wins, then does a silly dance.
|“||Rich got lucky and won his challenge and now he's... oh, man! Wait till you see him now. If you watch Rich the rest of this day watch the arrogance and the swagger he's walking around with 'cause he won that Immunity and he knows he can't be touched tonight. I think Rich is the ringleader.. Or if he's not the ringleader, then he's second in command. If I have to say, "Do I know for a fact there's an alliance, and all this stuff is going on?" No, I don't know for a fact, but I'm a smart guy, you know. I can see things and see how things are happening.||”|
|“||I-I was talking to-to Colleen and we were just, like, "This sucks!" You know, especially for her and Gerv. It's like they know they're leaving next so they're just going to sit around and wait you know, with a red dot pointed to their head?||”|
|“||I think Rich-- being the cocky person that he is-- will think that they can get rid of me with three votes. Now, Sean approached me, saying he wouldn't, uh, mind making an alliance, but he said he would only do it if Kelly joined us so it'd be a sure thing. So they really only had their three core people: Rudy, Rich and Sue who probably definitely would be with the plan. That leaves four other votes, including mine that can go on somebody else. So somehow we have to work on Kelly and figure out who she's voting for and then maybe Colleen can also vote for that person. So, the best bet is Kelly.||”|
|“||I wish something exciting would happen-- something shocking, something that nobody expects.||”|
|“||Looks like we got some thunderheads building out there. Should provide for an exciting night.||”|
|“||Kelly cut her own throat tonight and it was a wonderful thing. She, uh, tried to align herself to the kids her age and was probably trying to look a little nicer to the other group, but I have a feeling she's got more going on with them than she's letting on.||”|
|“||It'll be interesting. She could have consequences. We haven't decided yet. (chuckles) "We." Hmm...||”|
At Tribal Council, the Tagi Alliance holds firm, and with Sean sticking up to his alphabet voting strategy, the five former Tagi members ganged up on Gervase who is deemed more threatening than Colleen, and is voted out 5-2. Gervase becomes the third member of the jury, joining Greg Buis and Jenna.
The contestants have to run across a bamboo balance beam until one person makes it on the other side first.
Reward: The person will get a slice of pizza and a phone call home.
Winner: Gervase Peterson
|Tribal Council 10:|
Gervase (5 votes)
Kelly, Richard, Rudy, Sean, Susan
Sean (2 votes)
|“||First off, I'd like to say that I don't have... hold any, like... ill feelings towards Rich and Sue and anybody in Tagi for making an alliance and picking us off one by one. It's just that my tribe didn't want to do that. They wanted to keep it as an open game-- fair is fair, and let the best person end up winning the million dollars.||”|
Still in the Running
Behind the Scenes
- With Gervase Peterson's elimination, Colleen becomes the first player to be the last remaining member of a tribe.
|Survivor: Borneo Episodes|
|"The Marooning" · "The Generation Gap" · "Quest for Food" · "Too Little, Too Late?" · "Pulling Your Own Weight" · "Udder Revenge" · "The Merger" · "Thy Name Is Duplicity" · "Old and New Bonds" · "Crack in the Alliance" · "Long Hard Days" · "Death of an Alliance" · "The Final Four" · "Survivor: The Reunion"|